Maryam Massoudi, Center Director
Meet Maryam Massoudi, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2007
Education: Bachelor's in Business Administration
Favorite Children's Book: Ms. Nelson is Missing
Meet Maryam Massoudi! Maryam is the Center Director at City of Industry KinderCare. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and has been in the Early Childhood field for 20 years. Maryam has been with KinderCare since 2007. Her favorite quote is, "it is easier to build a child than to repair an adult. We are building the future." When she is not working, Maryam likes to go on nature walks.
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.
Kindergarten Programs (5–6 Years)
Welcome to kindergarten: the gateway to grade school and everything that comes next! Offered in select centers, our kindergarten programs have small class sizes and curriculums that mix learning and fun. The basic building blocks of reading, writing, math, and science are key in kindergarten, so we make sure they get lots of practice in all of these areas.
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.
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.)
STEM Innovators (3-8 Years)
You’ve probably heard a lot about how important STEM education is for your child, but what does that really mean? Our STEM Innovators program takes kids’ natural ability to make sense of the world and applies it to robotics, chemistry, coding, geology, and more. While your child experiments, they’ll discover how to use technology to do amazing things!
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!
After looking around at many schools for my 4 year daughter, I found myself at KinderCare in the City of Industry. It was my daughters first time going to a school and I was very nervous. The staff at KinderCare helped me feel so much more at ease. When I was worried about my daughter while I was working, I would get an email with pictures of her to help me feel comfortable. It meant a lot to me to have the staff not only care for my daughter, but for my feelings as well. It’s hard leaving your child at school for the first time. It did not take long for my daughter to start recognizing her letters and numbers after she had started school. This amazed me that she could learn so quickly. Mr. Gilbert, her teacher, spent so much quality time with her. I have never in my life met a teacher who was so passionate about the education of the children in his care. Every time I would walk into the classroom the children were so enriched in the activities that were going on. All of the staff was very friendly and helpful whenever I had a concern. I would highly recommend KinderCare to other families, especially Mr. Gilbert!”
Melissa - KinderCare Parent
I just wanted to take a few moments and say how grateful my husband and I are to the staff at KinderCare for helping our daughter transition to school as smoothly as possible, considering this was the first time she was being separated from us! I am the mother of a 2 year old girl. As I mentioned before my daughter has never been seprated from me until we started KinderCare. My husband and I decide that we would try sending her to school so she could socialize with other children. I had no idea what was going to happen and especially as a first time mom I was very nervous. When we entered the school, we were greeted by everyone that walked by us and everyone seemed very friendly. That made me feel a bit more at ease. My daughter however, was still hiding behind my leg and did not want to speak with anyone! The very first day we started her she immediately started crying and grabbing my leg. You can imagine how heartbreaking it was for me to see her like that. I was about to give up on the whole thought of taking her to school when I was approached by the center director. She was patiently explaining to me how this is a very normal behavior from children especially the ones that has never been separated from mom. She gave us the opportunity that week to go to the school for a few hours everyday and asked me to stay with her! I still was not convinced but I agreed to give it a try! It was a very interesting week for us because not only did my daughter get a chance to slowly trust the teachers and the other students in the class, it also gave me an amazing opportunity to see what they do everyday and how amazing their curriculum and interaction was with every child. Long story short, my daughter is going to school every single day now and everytime I go to pick her up she asks me to stay a little bit longer! She has came a long way and learned so much! It is amazing to see how fast she is developing and how much she is learning everyday! So thank you so much to all the wonderful staff who made such a difference in our lives!!!”
Rudi - 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.