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.
Private Kindergarten Programs (5 – 6 Years)
As children reach school age, our comprehensive full-day kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate, and create – all in a nurturing, small-class setting. Our team of expert educators has created a unique curriculum of reading, language, arts, math, science, and physical fitness that’s presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so children will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.
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.
Interactive Kindergarten (5 - 6 Years)
A full-day interactive Kindergarten program that utilizes new curriculum with an interactive smart board making first grade readiness a priority.
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.
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.)
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?
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!
My kids attend the KinderCare here in Federal Way, Washington. We have attended two different KinderCare centers over the last two years and have settled in nicely for the last year at the Redondo KinderCare. Over the last 12 months the center has seen quite a bit of turnover in staff, as well as children attending. These changes were quite chaotic, to say the least, both for my kids and for me. But I am happy to say that with Licia and Caitlyn as our Center Director staff, things have improved tremendously. I want to make sure that I emphasize how fantastic several of the KinderCare employees are at this center. Miss Jasmine, Miss Sherri, Miss Danielle, Miss Emily, Miss Tara, Miss Diana and Miss Griselda are some of the amazing women who I am close with at our center. They have done an amazing job of supporting me and my family during an extremely difficult transition in our lives, and they continue to do so. My kids love these women and I do not know what I would have done without them. That being said, I truly believe that with a strong leadership from Licia, the center is better than ever. Licia brings out the best in each one of her staff members and it is very apparent that the whole dynamic of the center has changed for the better.
Licia has done an amazing job of cutting down the amount of chaos in the center and has effectively utilized the talented and loving ladies she has so that no matter who is watching my kids, I know that they are receiving the best care possible. Licia and Caitlyn have worked diligently to restructure each aspect of the center's programs and Miss Danielle has been extremely effective in her efforts to streamline the curriculum in the Prekindergarten room so that the kids are calm, and focused on positive activities while learning the valuable lessons of how to develop social skills that will prepare them to be successful in school.
Licia has set firm and reasonable expectations for the families she admits into our center, which has improved the atmosphere here tremendously. She is always friendly and ready to help in any way she can. She is open to suggestions and feedback and will honestly and constructively offer feedback to parents when kids are struggling, or if there are new changes that we need to know about. Her door is always open, and I know that.
Words cannot express the amount of gratitude I have for these women. They are taking excellent care of the people I love the most, and are enabling me to go out and take care of the things I need to do to build a better life for me and my kids. Thank you EVERYONE! You rock!”
Michele D. - KinderCare Parent
My daughter, Vivian, 20 months old, has been going to the Redondo, Washington KinderCare for a few months now and has never been in a daycare before this. She was used to grandma and grandpa taking care of her whole life. Vivian is very, very shy and quiet, and is not used to being around a bunch of other kids. The first couple weeks were terrifying for me. But there was one teacher in particular from day one who I immediately knew Vivian would gravitate to and who immediately put me at ease knowing she would be okay the first day, and that is Ms. Griselda! She has a comforting personality with an inviting voice and always has a smile on her face when we walk in the door. For some childcare workers, babysitting children may be just a job, and they may even dread going in to work, but Ms. Griselda has such a positive attitude and seems to love her job. I just would like her to know that she is VERY MUCH appreciated as putting your precious baby in somebody else's hands is a SCARY thing to do! And just as I suspected, Vivian HAS gravitated to her and now even holds her arms out to her when we walk in the classroom. Thanks again Ms. Griselda for being so good to my baby girl!”
Kari C. - 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.