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Davenport KinderCare Preschool

Emma Anderson, Center Director

2108 E Locust St Davenport IA 52803
(563) 326-1660 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years

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Two blocks east of Washington Elementary School

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Madison, Garfield, Eisenhower

Our center is accredited by NAEYC.

We’re proud to offer distance learning for elementary school kids, grade K-6! We’ll ensure your child is logged on, help them with their school schedule, make sure they have plenty of mental and physical breaks throughout the day, and our highly-trained teachers are here to help your child stay on track! As always, we also offer care for all children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. Check out the industry-leading health and safety measures we’ve put in place to protect your family and our staff. We can’t wait to see you soon!


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.

Our Programs

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.

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. 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.)

Our Teachers

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!


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.

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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.

Our Families

Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!

  • I just wanted to take a few minutes today, as I reflect back on the last two years, to tell you how much I have appreciated the whole staff of Davenport KinderCare taking care of my son. There was not a single day that I worried when I dropped him off, and every day was a good day! He has learned so much and grown so much during his time in the center. Ms. Angie has done an amazing job teaching my son and working with him! She is a wonderful teacher! He has made so many friends and loves each and every one of the teachers. I especially want to let you know how much we have appreciated the male staff members. Mr. Marshall and Mr. Ryan have been wonderful and we are going to miss them! The level of love, support, and involvement from Mr. Marshall and Mr. Ryan was amazing. Mr. Ryan always had a hug or a high five for my son and always made us feel that he was so happy to get to teach him. I feel so blessed to have been able to be part of the Davenport KinderCare family. I cannot tell you how much I have appreciated their kindness and understanding, especially when we came to them desperate. They made room for us, which no else did, and I am so thankful for that. They have been a blessing in our lives and for that, we humbly thank them!

    Annulka S. - KinderCare Parent
  • I would like to take a moment to show my appreciation for the service provided by Ms. Stephanie and her staff at the Davenport, Iowa KinderCare location. Being able to drop off a three-year-old into a safe place where he learns each day how to prepare for his journey in life is a decision of trust that the staff does not take lightly. They listen and they care.

    Jack K. - KinderCare Parent
  • I love bringing my daughter to KinderCare. I know while I am away at work she will be well cared for. Her teachers are very attentive to her needs and keep me posted about her day.  When she had her four month shots, she was a little fussy. Her teacher rocked her until she was calm. My daughter and I are always greeted by the wonderful teachers when we come in. When my little girl misses a day, the teachers miss her... they genuinely miss her! That shows me how much all of the teachers care for and about my daughter. Thank you for everything, Davenport KinderCare!

    Nicole M. - KinderCare Parent
  • Our story starts in July of 2013. My husband's youngest sister passed away unexpectedly and left behind her two-year-old son. For many reasons, it was not in his best interest to be returned to his father, so my husband and I became his temporary guardians until we could figure out what was going to be our next step. We have two of our own children, 22 and 25 years old at the time, and both my husband and I work full time outside of the home. In addition to many other things, we needed to find a place for him to go during the day while we worked - as soon as humanly possible! That's where KinderCare comes into the picture. I had asked for suggestions from my peers at work and one of them brought up our Davenport KinderCare location. She had taken her daughter there when she was younger (she's 23 years old now), and couldn't say enough good things about the care her daughter received. I called the center and arranged a meeting and tour of the facility for the following week. From my first phone call, I felt this may be the right spot for our nephew - neither Stephanie nor Andrea could have been any more pleasant to speak with right from the start.
     My husband and I went for our first meeting with Stephanie and were immediately met with kindness and compassion for our situation, and reassurance that they would do whatever they could to help us with our unique circumstances. We left the center that day (me in tears) knowing that this was going to be the best place for all of us. It was an immediate sense of relief knowing that he would be so well cared for, especially given what he had endured for the first two years of his life. Prior to his first day, Stephanie and Andrea made sure we were familiar with what to expect - from his daily schedule to what emotions he would most likely experience for the first several days and/or weeks. They answered all of our questions without hesitation and continued to reassure us that they were there to help us. His first days were difficult - at least the "dropping off" part - but just as everyone told us, as time went on there were less and less tears and more and more smiles than we could have imagined. He has been there for about eight months now, and has made more progress than my husband and I ever expected him to. Everyone we have come in contact with over the past several months has been pleasant, patient, and has showed a genuine interest in his well-being. Again, everyone has been great, but I can't end this message without specifically addressing his teacher, Ms. Cathy. She has been a life-saver for him as well as for my husband and I. She has served as his educator, but also as a symbol of routine, structure, security, and affection - all of which he was in desperate need of. My husband and I often speak of how Ms. Cathy has made such an impact on all of our lives, not just our nephew's, and how grateful we are for her. What would we do without her? She has gone above and beyond to give him a foundation to build on - a foundation that will serve him well for years to come. In closing, I would like to say thank you. Thank you for providing an educational program that has given our nephew the opportunity to flourish, and thank you for having a center full of dedicated, compassionate people who have helped my husband and I to navigate through what has been an exceptionally challenging and emotional chapter in our lives. We are beyond grateful for KinderCare.

    Jaynee S. - KinderCare Parent

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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.

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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.

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