Victoria Siron, Center Director
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)
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.
Participating Child Care Aware Center
KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.
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.)
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!
We have two girls at Edwardsville KinderCare and we can't say enough great things about them! The teachers here are the most loving, educated, and fun teachers I've seen. They are always coming up with creative new ways of teaching that make learning fun. They also provide a warm, comfortable environment for the children to grow and interact. We've seen our quieter child come out of her shell and thrive. We've also seen our more strong-willed child learn better skills for coping with daily obstacles. Most importantly, I feel very comfortable with my children at KinderCare and I have peace of mind when I'm away at work knowing my girls are with their second family.
Jenny B. - KinderCare Parent
I just wanted to write you and inform you how incredibly pleased and impressed I am with my Edwardsville Kindercare experience. I am incredibly particular with my child care--I have looked all over and KinderCare exceeds my expectations in all aspects. As a parent, we are skeptical at putting our child in a new environment, because some places are not always what they seem. I know that from experience, at KinderCare, they are more than what they seem. When I first toured the Edwardsville facility, I thought it was a little smaller from the previous place that I was at it. Now that I have been there I have found that is what I love about this facility is, in fact, its smallness because it's like family. All of the teachers, children, and parents know one another, whether they are the children's teacher or not. I toured the facility multiple times before I enrolled and I noticed the children's art projects are really creative and unique--like art, not just scribbles on a piece of paper with one crayon. My children are so happy to go there that when I pick them up, they make me wait until they are done with their project before we can leave. The teachers go above and beyond, and it's incredible. They truly love their job and love the children and it shows. They do so many activities with the children and the children learn so many important qualities that are essential to life. I really can't say enough about how great it is and how thrilled I am with the choice I made to enroll my children in Edwardsville Kindercare. I would not hesitate to recommend that any parent do the same.
Tiffany M. - KinderCare Parent
KinderCare in Edwardsville is a great child care facility. We love KinderCare for many reasons--one of the most important reasons is that we can drop of our son daily knowing he is in a safe environment and being taken care of while we are away. Not only do we know that he is being cared for, but he is also enjoying the day, playing with friends, and learning new things. One of the reasons we switched to KinderCare was that we felt our concerns and requests were not being addressed with our initial facility. We have a much better comfort level now knowing that if we request certain things, the teachers listen and help accommodate them. Additionally, we were looking for a stimulating environment where our son would grow and learn. We love that there are daily activities, art projects, sensory and discovery activities, reading time, etc. to help our son develop and grow. Furthermore, we really like the additional field trip activities and water/outdoor play that makes the days even more fun for the kids! We are also pleased with how the teachers keep us informed with his daily sheets and fill us in on any concerns or even interests that our son has. I have kept all of his projects, artwork, and photos that have been sent home with us. It is nice to see what our son is up to during the day and what things he is enjoying. It is nice to know that our son is being taken care of and enjoying his day at daycare. He is learning new things and loves playing with the other kids in his room. Thanks for everything, KinderCare!
Ashley & Matt C. - KinderCare Parent
When we found out we were pregnant, we took a day off of work and went to seven different centers. We knew right away we wanted a center because we didn't know anyone in the area enough to trust with our baby. We walked in and out of centers. KinderCare was our last visit of the day. We didn't call ahead, of course. We just showed up, because I wanted the real experience. We toured the center and spent time talking with Laura H. We left the center and as we walked to the car, we turned to each other and said "That's it. That's where we're going." I cried my eyes out the first day we left our baby and called probably every day for a week. I would show up randomly just to say "Hi" or "accidentally forgot something." I was never looked at funny and never felt unwelcome. We have had two more babies, and this time each of them went to KinderCare the day they turned six weeks old. Each time we left them in the same teacher's arms, and I had no hesitation. We knew they would be nurtured and cared for and loved just as our first was. And they are. We left our six-week-old baby hooked up to a holter monitor, requiring heart medication and packed away a stethoscope in her cubby, and knew that she would be okay. This center is where our daughter has learned to read, where our son learned to sit still...well, we're still working on that...and where our youngest is loved and given cuddles. We have friends who say they would never leave their kids at a center; only with an in-home center. We are blessed that we can say we leave our children with family.
Lucas 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.