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Hope Mills KinderCare

Ms. Carol Thompson, Center Director

1521 Hope Mills Rd Fayetteville NC 28304
(910) 424-3684 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years

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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
C.Wayne Collier, Rockfish, Honeycut, JW Coon, Cumberland Mills, Sherwood Park, Stoney Point, Berntwood, William H. Owen, Mary McArthur, Montclair

Our center is accredited by NAEYC.

NAEYC Accreditation

Welcome to Hope Mills KinderCare

Welcome to Hope Mills KinderCare, surrounded by neighborhoods on the westside of Fayetteville, North Carolina! We have over 100 years of combined experience in early childhood education. Our passionate teachers provide an engaging and enriching learning experience designed to prepare children for school while helping them develop confidence for life. It’s our mission from the moment you walk into our center that you feel welcomed and a part of our KinderCare family!

We’re proud of the industry-leading health and safety measures we’ve put in place to protect your family and our staff. And, if you need distance learning support for elementary school kids, grade K-6, we’re here for you. Contact our center director to learn more. 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.

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.

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

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 for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

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!

  • KinderCare means a lot to me and my family. Dasan started at KinderCare when she was four an d along came Jaimie shortly after. Jaimie started KinderCare as a baby and the experience with both girls was truly amazing. I don't think I could have asked for a better daycare. Dasan at that time started calling daycare school because it felt like she was going to school. The teachers were and are very helpful and that certainly helped with having a newborn. When we went to Utah and returned to KinderCare (22 months later) witha nother daughter (Josslyn) it was like we never left! Everyone welcomed all my girls with open arms. The ladies of KinderCare almost feel like they are a part of my family and that is really and truly amazing. We have had some hiccups here and there but I love the ladies that take care of my daughters and I know that my daughters love being there. Especially Josslyn who calls herself "Miss Meka". Please continue doing everything that you do, it is truly appreciated. Thank you so very much!

    Kimberly H. - KinderCare Parent
  • There are so many reasons for a military family to love KinderCare. My daughter is my only biological child and the most precious thing in my life. Knowing that I am leaving her with people who feel like family, who make daycare affordable, and who have taught her so much makes leaving her everyday so easy.

    I guess I always looked at being the mom of a military child as being the mom of any other type of child. But as I sit and think about the reasons I feel that way I realize that we are so lucky to have awesome childcare that makes Fort Bragg feel like home. Leaving my daughter at KinderCare is more like leaving her with a grandmother, a favorite aunt, or a best friend than it is dropping her off at daycare. They’re a family away from family.

    As an enlisted solider, and a teacher, my husband and I aren’t exactly rolling in the riches. Not only does KinderCare provide excellent care for my daughter at a very reasonable price, they helped us get assistance. The military fee assistance program is long, complicated, and intimidating. However, the staff made the process so easy and is always on top of letting us know when we need to update a file or send something in.       

    Being a teacher I value a great education. But being a working mom, and with my husband being at Uncle Sam’s disposal, we don’t always have as much time as we’d like to work with her development. But at just two years old, my daughter is already learning how to recognize shapes, numbers, and colors. She can always count to fifteen. That is a direct result of her hard working teachers.

    We are so thankful to have KinderCare as our partners in raising our daughter. The military may have sent us away from our family but we have definitely found a new home with KinderCare. There is no where else I’d want my daughter spending her days.

    Kelly 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.

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.

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