Genna Gatell, Center Director
Ages: 6 weeks to 5 years
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Our center is accredited by NAEYC.
Meet Genna Gatell, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2013
Education: Child Development Associate, Director's Credential
Favorite Children's Book: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Meet Genna Gatell! She is the Center Director at Coconut Creek KinderCare in Florida. Genna has earned a Child Development Associate and her Director's Credential. She has been with KinderCare for nine years. Outside of work, Genna enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends. Her favorite quote is, "It takes a big heart to help shape little minds."
AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED
We’re so proud!
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.
What Learning Looks Like
Our talented early-childhood teachers set kids down the path toward becoming lifelong learners in a positive, safe, and nurturing environment.
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.
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.
Florida Voluntary Prekindergarten Programs
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 enrolled my daughter Nila Krishnan in KinderCare center, Coconut creek when she was 10 months old and as a parent, I entrust my greatest blessing to the staff at KinderCare every day, and I am grateful for the loving care and guidance Nila has received.
Miss. Cynthia, Maria and all of the teachers that my daughter grew up with are amazing from both care taking and learning perspective. My child has learned so much and continues to share with me the great conversations and activities that go on each day at "school!"
My daughter loves to go to "school." as Miss Cynthia and Maria has made learning so much fun and She talks fondly of them and all other teachers at school.
Words cannot express the thanks that my family has for Miss. Cynthia, Miss. Maria, Miss. Dora,Miss. Jeniffer, Miss. Monica Miss. America and each and every KinderCare early childhood teacher and staff person that has been a part of our family for almost 6 years.
Thank you very much for being a big part of Nila's amazing childhood experience.”
Leena J. - KinderCare Parent
Today is our daughter Lilian's last day at KinderCare and we would like to formally thank you and your wonderful staff for everything that has been done for Lilian and for our family since our first day at the center.
When Lilian first came to KinderCare, she was 19 months—there was a lot to learn (for both Lilian and us, the parents!) Still, your caring and loving teachers, especially Ms. Maria, made it all fine and fun. We then had to travel and when Lilian came back to KinderCare, she was in the Discovery Preschool class. It was at that thime that Lilian became potty trained—I can't stress enough how Ms. America and Ms. Monika were always willing to work with us towards Lili's success! Next was the Preschool class; that's when Lilian had to deal with the big change in her life of becoming a big sister. She went through a period of being oversensitive and she needed patience and time to adjust to the new reality. Well, I just do not know how we all would have done it without Ms. Dora's support and understanding. Then, finally, it was time for the Prekindergarten—Lilian was becoming more mature and inquisitive little girl and how lucky were we to have have dear Ms. Cynthia and Ms. Maria as her instructors; they were always there to guide, to motivate and to be great role models.
Now that Lilian is starting Kindergarten soon, we feel secure that she is completely ready for the new school challenges, thanks to KinderCare. She has developed academically, socially, and emotionally, and KinderCare has made all these changes as positive and enriching as possible. We will never forget you. Thank you!!!”
Renata K. - KinderCare Parent
My experience with KinderCare has been great. I feel our relationship with this center and the staff is like a big family. I have had my daughter enrolled since she was 10 months old and now have my son also in the same class where my daughter started, and best of all, with the same teachers. Both of my kids have had great milestones from social skills to education. What I love the most is how we all communicate on our kids improvement and the low attrition in their staff. The teachers have been there for so long it makes it easier to feel at home. We moved to another city over a month ago, and we love this center so much we still take our kids there. It is definitely worth the extra drive. I would recommend this KinderCare facility to everyone!!!!”
Jessica S. - KinderCare Parent
KinderCare has been a wonderful school. My daughter has attended here since she was two and we love it. The school has friendly staff and the teachers are great with the children. My daughter goes part-time and on the days she is off, she is asking to go to school. I have noticed she has learned a lot, from vocabulary to making friends and being social wherever we go. I would definitely recommend KinderCare to all my friends. It has been a great teaching facility.”
Stefanie - KinderCare Parent
Our daughter, Sneha, attended KinderCare Coconut Creek starting with 2's in Jan 2012 through up to VPK/Summer Camp in Aug 2015.
As Sneha moves onto 'K' grade, we would like to take this opportunity to thank her teachers, staff and everyone in the management team.
Our deepest gratitude to her teachers Ms. Cynthia, Ms. Dora, Ms. Tasha, Ms. Alini, Ms. Maria, Ms. America, Ms. Monica, Ms. Josie, Ms. Jennifer & Ms. Pearl. Thanks to Mr. Kevin and Ms. Zaidan from the management team.
Excellent teachers, staff & the management team. Teachers always gave their 110%, yes 110%, for Sneha's academic preparation & development. Parent-Teacher conferences from time to time helped us out a lot.
We are very happy with KinderCare Coconut Creek, 5 stars.”
Sachin K. & Sreedevi G. - KinderCare Parent
I absolutely love Coconut Creek KinderCare. I trusted the staff and infant teachers with my daughter at 3 months. After a horrible experience with a different location, Ms. Jenna and her wonderful teachers went above and beyond to welcome my daughter with opens arms. I'm very grateful for them. You feel the love and security you need as a parent.
There's also an open door policy as well. Some days I walk in to sit and watch the interactions with my daughter. If she is sleeping I watch the interactions with other children before I let my presence be known. Not only is my child happy and safe all of the infants are here.
Thank you so much Coconut Creek KinderCare. No words can express the joy I feel knowing my daughter is safe in your arms.”
Janessa O. - 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.