Kelly Mulder, Center Director
Meet Kelly Mulder, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2016
Education: Child Development Associates
Favorite Children's Book: Dr. Seuss Books
Meet Kelly Mulder! She is the Center Director at Anderson Township KinderCare in Cincinnati, Ohio. Kelly attended Rasmussen University, where she earned a Child Development Associate credential. She has been with KinderCare since 2016, and before that she was an administrator, a teacher, and an assistant director. Outside of work, Kelly enjoyed spending time with her family. Together they love spending time outdoors.
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)
Leaving your baby in someone else’s care is a big step. Everyone at our centers—most importantly, our naturally gifted infant teachers—will work with you to make sure the transition goes smoothly. When you step into our infant classroom, you’ll see how much we want your infant to feel safe, loved, and ready to explore their world.
Toddler Programs (1–2 Years)
Everything in our toddler classroom is designed for little explorers. That’s because a lot is going on at this age. When your child is wandering all over the place, that means they’re learning and discovering new things every day. We’ll help them explore their interests (and find new ones!) as they play and learn.
Discovery Preschool Programs (2–3 Years)
This age is filled with so much wonder and curiosity. That’s why we offer a ton of books and toys and bring artwork down to kids eye level. Children in discovery preschool also begin to learn how we all work together in a classroom. Simple math and science, pretend play, and group play help them get used to a more structured school setting.
Preschool Programs (3–4 Years)
This age is all about expression, when kids really start to form their own ideas about what they want to play and how they want to create. Every day in our preschool classroom, your child will explore science experiments, create artwork, and play pretend—all the skills needed for their big next step: kindergarten!
Prekindergarten Programs (4–5 Years)
When you walk into one of our pre-K classrooms, you’ll see artwork and writing displayed around the room. Labels are everywhere to help kids connect letters with words. You’ll also see pictures on the walls that reflect the families in our community. Your child will also deepen their knowledge in language, math, science, Spanish, and social skills.
Before- and After-School Programs (5–12 Years)
You can count on us to provide reliable care for your school-ager while you’re at work, with safe transportation from our center to your child’s school and back! Whether your child wants to start a drama club, build a volcano, or create a comic book, they will have a place to follow their dreams. Your child will start and end the day with a whole lot of fun!
School Break Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)
Winter break, spring break, summer break—when school’s out (but you still need to work), you can count on KinderCare to provide a safe and supportive learning environment that’s focused on fun. We welcome children ages 5–12 during school break times and make sure they have a sensational, screen-free experience they won’t forget.
Participating Child Care Aware Center
KinderCare partners with Child Care Aware® of America to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and flexible support to fit their needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.
Elementary School Distance Learning
Healthy bodies, happy hearts, growing minds. We make distance learning easy on your whole family! Our teachers are trained to facilitate safe and dynamic learning experiences online and in-person. Since every school has their own learning plan, we’ve added flexible enrollment options to meet your family’s needs. Whether you choose to enroll full-time, part-time, or before and after school, we’re here for you!
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. They’ll 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! Kids will learn to sing, move, listen, play instruments, and even create their own tunes. Our original curriculum 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!
“I have shared with our teachers and director how pleased we are with the Anderson Witt Rd Kinder care center in Cincinnati, Ohio in the past, but I also wanted to share this with you too. Prior to choosing Kindercare I could not Imagine sending my boys to a daycare center. I originally sent my children to a home sitter because I felt they would get more love and attention. We had to begin using a daycare center after our second son was born and I remember visiting every facility in town including the one at the hospital where I work. Everywhere I went did not feel like home and I left each place sad about the prospect of leaving my then 2 year old and 5 month old boys. When I went to Kndercare they were warm and welcoming. They were and continue to be genuinely interested in my children and I can tell they love my boys.
Some of the most significant things to me regarding their care and education include the following:
The sign language helped my youngest son when he was having repeated ear infections and difficulty hearing. He was able to communicate without any frustrations due to learning sign language. It helped prevent him from delays until he was able to have tubes placed. So I will always be thankful to the teachers for being diligent with the sign language.
I really appreciated the music classes when my boys were younger. It gave them the opportunity to have an outlet for their creativity and they were always excited to tell us about the new songs and instruments.
Ms. Debbie has been wonderful teaching the boys Spanish. They use Spanish words interchangeably at times. It is amazing to me how quickly they if I up a second language.
Ms. Cassidy has been a dream between cooking and phonics. The boys love cooking class and they are willing to try new foods as a result.
They are also learning great skills related to measuring and remembering a list of ingredients as well as following instructions in a specific order. My 3 year old can even tell us what he made, all the ingredients and how to make the recipe at home. So for a year now we also have "mommy cooking class" on weekends at home and it is so much fun.
As for phonics my boys have an excellent start to reading and the love of reading. Although it starts in phonics it is evident throughout the center how much reading occurs. They look for opportunities for my 5 year old to grow in his reading including going to the younger kids classes to read to the toddlers or babies. He LOVES that and it is a great way for him to value reading and take on "big kid"
Finally, I cannot say enough about the management- they work with us on anything we feel is important for growth in our boys. When we struggled with some attention and mild behavior issues they were quick to help us reinforce our rules from home at school and even problem solved positive rewards. They clearly care a great deal about their staff, kids and families. I am so glad to have found this kindercare. It doesn't look like much from the outside compared to the newer, fancier daycare centers but they sure do make up for it and then some in the care and education they provide.
Christine V. - KinderCare Parent
Being a working mother, the most important aspect of finding the right daycare/education center is knowing that you can trust the teachers with your child(ren) every day. It is important to know that a daycare has your child’s best interest at the core of everything they do. I am continually impressed at my level of comfort bringing my son to the center. Everyone is so kind and it is obvious they not only love what they do but they love the children they take care of. There was a period of time when my son was really struggling in the morning, crying, not wanting me to leave, etc.. I received a call from his teacher Ms. Cassidy one morning, just to let me know that once I leave he does fine- participates, plays with his friends. She did not have to take time out of her busy schedule to do this but knew how important it was for me to know. That level of empathy and compassion is beyond comforting for a parent. Since my son has started in the learning adventures, I am amazed at the level of enthusiasm he has around writing, sounding out letters and even wanting to help me cook. All the teachers at KinderCare contribute to such an amazing experience. I feel comfortable discussing anything about my child with them which allows me to be a vital part of my child’s education.”
Heather B. - KinderCare Parent
We are so happy with our KinderCare family. The level of care and compassion exceeds expectation. Our children enjoy their time at the center and are developing into bright, curious, and independent children thanks to the excellent teachers they encounter each day.”
Anna S. - 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.