Nashira Mitchell, Center Director
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Scott Elementary, Martinez Elementary, King Elementary, Fremont Elementary, Grant Elementary, Keller Elementary, and Penrose Elementary
Our center is accredited by NAEYC.
Meet Nashira Mitchell, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2013
Favorite Children's Book: I Ain't Gonna Paint No More!
Meet Nashira Mitchell! She is the Center Director at Vickers KinderCare in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Nashira attended Pikes Peak Community College. She has been at KinderCare since 2013, and she has been in the childcare field for sixteen years. Outside of work, and Shira enjoys traveling, camping, hiking, watching movies, and baking.
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.)
Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language to develop vocabulary and conversation skills. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts, and pets, as well as how to engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo.
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!
All 3 of my children attend KinderCare. We have been with the same KinderCare on Vickers since 2009. I have been extremely pleased with this center. I am always informed of an incident no matter how large or how small. My children are all excelling and I believe KinderCare plays a big part in this. Brittany Eddins has been an amazing Director! She always finds the answers to my questions if she does not know them off the top of her head. Nashira is another one that is incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. i have moved several times throughout the years but continue to drive the distance to this center because they are trustworthy and genuinely care about the children and families. The ONLY complaint I could possibly make is the price. I am a single mom with three children BUT I will do what it takes to keep my children in such an amazing place with amazing staff. Thank you for all you do!!”
Lathena Campbell - KinderCare Parent
My two grandkids have attended the Vickers KinderCare since my youngest was in the toddler classroom. It has been so amazing to watch them grow so much and be so prepared for their elementary school experience and the staff there is always welcoming and kind to me when I pick up the boys. I love it there and so do my grandsons.”
Linda - KinderCare Parent
I can't explain enough how grateful I am for the teachers at KinderCare! My grandchildren have attended KinderCare for several years at the Vickers location and now they're in school and excelling. The teachers genuinely care for my grandchildren and treat me as part of the family when I come in and pick them up. They have always made sure I know about the monthly events going on and saved me art work too! My grandchildren love going there and I am a very happy grandmother. Thanks to everyone at the center for being so welcoming and wonderful.”
Linda - KinderCare Parent
My daughter goes to the KinderCare Center 301102, on Vickers. She started when she was 3 1/2, had just moved to the States, was having problems potty training, and didn't want to leave our side.
Long story short, the center not only did not reject her, but now she is fully potty trained (even at home), has very little problems now interacting socially, and has a wonderful attitude. She absolutely loves her teacher, and on the days she doesn't want to go to school, she still wants to see Ms. Griselda, and it changes her mind. Absolutely 5 stars, and I hope her next year teaching is just a good as this one.
Thank you for your time,
Sean - 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.