Amy Bowman, Center Director
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Miller, L R Green, and Bernardo (mid day pick up from LR Green for their AM/PM Kindergarten program; AM pick up for Miller half day prg)
Our center is accredited by NAEYC.
Meet Amy Bowman, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2012
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies with a specialization in Psychology
Favorite Children's Book: The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear
Meet Amy Bowman! She is the Center Director at Escondido KinderCare in California. Amy attended San Diego State University, where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies with a specialization in Psychology. She has been with KinderCare since 2010, and before that she was a teacher and an assistant director. Outside of work, Amy enjoys going on adventures and exploring new places with her family and dogs. Her favorite quote is, "If you can dream it, you can do it." - Walt Disney
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.
Escondido KinderCare Programs
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.
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.
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!
Frequently Asked Questions
What accreditations does KinderCare have?
We are your trusted caregiver. Our centers are state-licensed and regularly inspected to make sure everything meets or exceeds standards, including child-to-teacher ratios and safe facilities. Our centers aren’t just licensed—most are accredited, too! Find out more.
Do you offer part-time schedules at Escondido KinderCare?
Everybody’s schedule is different. We’re happy to offer quality, affordable part-time and full-time childcare. Drop-in care may also be available. Reach out to your Center Director to learn more.
Are meals included in tuition? Can I choose to send my child with lunch?
We provide nutritious meals and snacks developed by a registered dietician to meet the needs of rapidly growing bodies and minds. If your child has special dietary requirements and you would prefer to bring in their lunch, please make arrangements with the center director.
Do you support alternative diets?
We strive to be as inclusive as possible. To that point, we provide a vegetarian option at mealtime, take care to not serve common allergens and can adapt menus based on your child’s food sensitivities. If your child has additional needs, we’ll work with you to figure out a plan.
Does my child need to be potty-trained?
Every child begins toilet learning at a different age. Until your child shows an interest in toilet learning, we’ll provide diaper changes on an as-needed basis. When your child shows an interest, we'll discuss how to work together to encourage toilet learning.
How does naptime work at Escondido KinderCare?
Our teachers meet every child’s needs during naptime. Our teachers know how to get babies to nap. In fact, they are pros at getting children of any age to nap. Visit our article on "10 Ways We Help Kids Get a Great Daycare Nap" to learn more.
Is tuition support offered for California families at Escondido KinderCare?
Child care is one of the biggest priorities—and expenses—for hardworking families like yours. We partner with state and local agencies in California to provide tuition subsidies where we can, including the agency below:
There may be other available funding sources for families living in Escondido, California and we have subsidy coordinators standing by that can discuss potential solutions for your family. Even if you are not subsidy eligible there may be other options in San Diego County to help with tuition.
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 am so sad that we're moving and we have to say goodbye to this wonderful place! Our boys have been in the toddlers, Preschool, and Prekindergarten classrooms, and I can say that we've been extremely happy with our experience. Not only are the teachers are amazing and caring, but the entire staff is excellent. Thank you Jennifer for running a great daycare. We are going to miss everyone when we move!”
Samphy - KinderCare Parent
My daughter was 16 weeks starting at KinderCare, and their team helped me prepare to return to work. She started off one week part time to ease into it, then had two weeks full time before we had to move. While we were there, the girls at KinderCare were friendly, caring and attentive to my daughter. It was actually really hard to pull her out to move! I was highly impressed with the professionalism of this facility. Plus, if you are a military family working with NACRA, they make the process very easy. Highly recommend you check them out for your children.”
Alisa - KinderCare Parent
My daughter is just about to turn 4 and has been there since she was 6 months. They are the best. The school's director will go above and beyond to handle even the slightest concern. I've talked to friends who have their child elsewhere and I know this is not always the case!”
Kelly - KinderCare Parent
I cannot say enough good things about this school. My son started here when he was two and my daughter when she was around six months. The genuine care and consideration for my children is evident by their interactions with their teachers. I ask my daughter every morning if she wants to go see her teachers and friends and she gets overwhelmed with excitement listing off everyone's names. My son, who is now in elementary school, tells me all the time that he wishes he could go back to his old school. My daughters vocabulary is remarkable at two. I believe it is because of the dedication of the all her teachers since she has moved up within the school. There is a constant correlation between what she is learning and what is being said in the classroom. The morning interactions with stories and songs, or the time on the playground exploring all the different parts of nature and our world.She is always coming home with art and creations that she makes through out the day. I thought that we were both going to be devastated when she moved from the toddlers to the twos room. But we have both found the same care and concern for her well being in there as well. I know without a doubt that she will always get the hugs and cuddles she needs, along with the knowledge and tools for her to grow and succeed. I actually moved from Escondido to Rancho Bernardo and drive every morning a little extra just to keep her there.”
Bonnie - KinderCare Parent
My daughter did not hesitate one bit stepping into her classroom and joining in on the fun they were having. She feels right at home, and I feel very safe leaving her there everyday. My worries are gone when I drop her off knowing she is receiving exceptional care and love. It is so hard choosing a childcare with all of the horror stories out there. I checked this place out as well as a few others and prayed for my intuition to help me in making my decision. My gut told me KinderCare in Escondido was the right place for us to be. My daughter felt loved by Amy before she even began attending this care facility. We have been proven to have made the right choice!”
Devin - KinderCare Parent
We started our daughter in the Prekindergarten class. I can't say enough about the staff and classroom experience. They were so wonderful with helping her have a good first day and great experience overall. Everyone was so nice and made her feel welcome and as a parent that we made the right choice. We are also very impressed with the class and what she has been learning. From painting to creative learning, doing math and English learning notebooks, sight words and outdoor play to name just a few of the activities. We recommend this site to others looking for a good preschool or Prekindergarten program in the area.”
Andrea - KinderCare Parent
Ms. Shannon is very personable. She always has a smile on her face. You can tell she genuinely loves each child with all her heart.”
Anonymous - KinderCare Parent
Ms. Eunice has the perfect balance between keeping my son engaged, but also giving him a little freedom. She is very tolerant of him, even though he can be a handful at times. I enjoy talking to her when I pick up my son.”
Anonymous - 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.