Taylor Lucus, Center Director
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Oxbow, Champlin-Brooklyn Park Academy, Dayton. Please inquire within the center regarding adding another school to our transport list.
Our center is accredited by NAEYC.
AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED
Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited - nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.
Infant Programs (6 weeks - 1 year)
Babies grow and learn every day. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where babies can explore and make new discoveries. We know that learning through play is extremely valuable at this age and our Early Foundations® Infant program is designed to give babies the skills that will serve as the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.
Toddler Programs (1 – 2 Years)
As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our Early Foundations® Toddler program will help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through experiences. So each day is filled with fun activities that excite and develop toddlers, giving them the comfort and confidence to speak those first few important words, as well as make their first friends.
Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)
At this age, children are making new discoveries daily. And as two-year olds begin to exert their independence, our Early Foundations® Discovery Preschool program is prepared to open their eyes to a world of learning, sharing, and exploring. Our holistic approach in the classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they'll need as they continue on to preschool.
Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)
As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they may feel ready to take on the world. Our Early Foundations® Preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science, and social studies concepts. A healthy dose of running, jumping, and dancing keeps them active too.
Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)
Prekindergartners are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime – school. And our Early Foundations Prekindergarten® program is designed to get them ready by teaching letters and words, math concepts, and valuable social skills. With small group instruction, independent play in an organized atmosphere, and whole-group activities, children will have all the right skills to hop, skip, and jump right into kindergarten.
Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)
Even after school's out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating environment. That's where our Catch the Wave® program comes in. This innovative before – and after-school program allows school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help to fun physical activities, our program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.
Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)
Don’t miss out on KinderCare’s Summer of Wonder: Six themed programs that will make summer exciting, educational and tons of fun. Whether your child is in our preschool, Pre-K or school-age programs, all of it is designed to help children learn while soaking up the fun. We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours so we hope to see you there.
Participating Child Care Aware Center
KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.
Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program
Cooking Academy™ (3 – 12 Years)
In Cooking Academy, kids learn new recipes from cultures around the world and develop a healthy relationship with food. Kids in this delightful and delicious program whip up everything from Southwest rainbow lettuce wraps to pumpkin muffins, building their skills in STEM, communication, and more along the way. And yes—little chefs get to eat their culinary creations!
Music Explorers™ (2 – 4 Years)
KinderCare families are already giving a standing ovation to our newest Learning Adventures program: Music Explorers! Built entirely from scratch, our new program teaches kids to sing, move, listen, play instruments, and even create their own tunes. It blends math, science, social studies, literacy, and mindfulness (think yoga!) for a uniquely KinderCare way of learning the foundations of music.
Phonics Adventures® (2 – 4 Years)
Learning how to read is a whole lot of fun at KinderCare! We help kids grow to love books and words (and get ready for kindergarten) in our Phonics Adventures program. From discovering the basics of vowels to practicing poetry, kids learn all about letters and sounds in small-group lessons made just for their age group. (Bonus: Kids who attend our phonics program are more prepared than their peers for school—and we have the data to prove it.)
We're the only company in early childhood education to select teachers based on natural talent. Being a great educator isn't enough though. KinderCare teachers are also amazing listeners, nurturers, boo-boo fixers, and smile-makers. Put more simply, we love our teachers and your child will, too.
Meet just a few of our amazing KinderCare teachers!
A KINDERCARE TEACHER WITH
An Artist's Heart
"My classroom is full of art!” says Mary Annthipie-Bane, an award-winning early childhood educator at KinderCare. Art and creative expression, she says, help children discover who they really are.
We put our best-in-class teachers in a best-in-class workplace. We're so proud to have been named one of Gallup's 37 winners of the Great Workplace Award. When you put great teachers in an engaging center, your children will experience an amazing place to learn and grow.
Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!
We have been at KinderCare for over four years and we absolutely love it! I have three school-age kids and we have started a crafting circle. My kids have made canvas and wood paintings, and I'm looking forward to doing more. I have to say this is a pretty awesome way to end one year and begin another.”
Madeline W. - KinderCare Parent
Our children absolutely love their days at Champlin KinderCare! They come home happy and excited about what they’ve learned and the fun they’ve had with their friends, and each morning they look forward to another day to spend with their Champlin KinderCare family. They are thriving and learning more than we could’ve ever imagined and we are so grateful to Champlin KinderCare for all they do for our family. We know that our kids are in the best hands and we feel safe and secure knowing they are so well cared for with the thoughtful, loving, and knowledgeable staff at Champlin KinderCare. The staff there consistently go above and beyond to make sure our children have what they need to be happy and healthy. We recommend Champlin KinderCare very highly to anyone and everyone looking for child care.”
Chrissy S. - KinderCare Parent
Champlin KinderCare is a place my two kids enjoy going every day. They are flexible and reliable, and cater to my children's needs. My kids come home with fun crafts and know things that I didn't even realize they knew! I have recommended KinderCare to friends in the past and will continue to do so!”
Lisa L. - KinderCare Parent
The Champlin KinderCare has been wonderful for my family and son. I am a first-time parent and the teachers at KinderCare have really helped me with tips and suggestions that would make me a better parent. I have really appreciated the communication that they provide to me every day on the status of my son's day. We have tried the home daycares, but I have noticed that the programs and curriculum that KinderCare provides has allowed my son's educational development to grow, which will prepare him for kindergarten.”
Courtney P. - KinderCare Parent
We have been part of the Champlin KinderCare family since the fall of 2008, when our first son was born. I only visited two centers in the area and I knew after visiting the other center that I was going to choose KinderCare. The staff here is so great! I have made great connections with the teachers and the Center Director and Assistant Director. It is really comforting knowing that my children are being taken care of during the day while I’m at work and I don’t have to worry about them. We added to our family in the spring of 2011 and the same teacher who took care of my oldest son was still in the Infant Classroom at the center. This was great because I knew once again that my new son would be given great care during the day and I wouldn’t have to worry. I have recommended KinderCare to friends and would do so again in the future. This center is a warm and inviting place and all the staff, from the Director to teachers, truly care about the children and want what’s best for them.”
Amy - KinderCare Parent
Both of our kids have been a part of the Phonics program at KinderCare. They have both benefited greatly from this class. Our older son is now in school and excels in reading. We regularly get compliments from people, that hear or see him reading, saying that he is so good at it for such a young age! Our younger son has just recently started the Phonics program and is so excited to come home and tell us about what letters he is learning! He has quickly started identifying letters when he sees them and loves to ask about what words start with what letters. The Phonics program has been a wonderful experience for both of our children and we would strongly recommend others take advantage of this opportunity!”
Judith K. - KinderCare Parent
Who Are KinderCare Families?
They hail from hundreds of cities across the country from countless backgrounds, and proudly represent every walk in life. What our families have in common, though, is the want to give their children the best start in life. We are so proud to be their partner in parenting.
Hear from just a few of our amazing KinderCare families.
A Globe-Trotting Family Finds A
Home in Houston
Four young children, four different passports, two languages, two full-time jobs…oh, and a few triathlons thrown in for good measure. Meet the globe-trotting Colettas—a family on the go.