Amber Kinder, Center Director
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
We provide transportation to the following local elementary schools within Hamilton Southeastern School District: New Britton Elementary, Lantern Road Elementary Fishers Elementary, Cumberland Road Elementary, Riverside Intermediate, & St. Louis DeMonfort.
Meet Amber Kinder, Our Center Director
Amber began her career with KinderCare in 2004, starting as a preschool teacher. Since then, she has completed her bachelor's degree in elementary education and moved on to the role of center director. She finds inspiration in the little moments such as the sight of one of the children eagerly walking through the door to learn. Amber welcomes you to come and explore the center!
At KinderCare Since:
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
Favorite Children's Book:
Oh, the Places You'll Go!
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.
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
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!
I love the service that KinderCare provides for my child. I feel safe and at ease knowing my child is in great care. She loves the staff, center and room she is in. When I drop my daughter off I know she is happy and getting the best care.”
Keisha - KinderCare Parent
Our daughter has been in the program since she was 6 weeks old. As new parents we were so worried about leaving our baby that young. The love our baby received while at KinderCare was second to none. The teachers truly care about our daughter and our family. We were able to work with the teachers as our daughter grew and moved through bottles, cereal, baby food and eventually table food. The teachers were so great about getting our daughter moving. They gave her plenty of time to move her muscles, so her development was on track. They even did some painting and activities with our little princess and took pictures for us to see. We was so impressed that they were more than just a daycare even in the infant room and did activities with the baby. We often picked up while they read a book with her or simply playing on the floor with the kids. It has been clear from the beginning that every infant teacher loved the babies.
She has recently moved to the toddler room. Again, we were nervous about the transition, because there are so many changes from infant to toddlerhood. But again our expectations were far exceeded. The routine of the toddler room helped get our daughter into wonderful sleeping habits. She has become such an independent girl. She learns something new everyday from her new teachers, Ms Kate and Ms Nickie. Every day she is learning new words and trying her best to say them. She is always so excited to continue the learning she has started at school. We had no idea how much a toddler could soak up, but Ms Kate is always striving and teaching her new things. She has been an absolutely amazing teacher and genuinely cares about our daughter. This is the place our daughter started at 6 weeks old and it will be the care she is still receiving as she moves to the public school system and beyond.”
John & Kati - KinderCare Parent
We started coming to KinderCare 2 years ago when our son had just turned 3 years old, and we recently moved to the area from the southside of Indianapolis. We visited other centers, but we knew right away that KinderCare was right for our family. Everyone was so friendly and helpful and our son joined right in with the the classroom activities during our inital visit. He is always excited to get to come and play with his friends and he absolutely loves all of his teachers! During the summer, there is always something fun going on for the kids and the curriculum is year round. KinderCare has been a life saver for us in preparing our son for Kindergarten. We know without a doubt that he is ready. We cannot imagine going anywhere else.”
Jessica and Jamie - KinderCare Parent
My family began our journey with KinderCare in 2006 and almost 10 years later we are still here and loving every minute of it. From the moment our son entered the infant room we felt a strong bond building with the teachers who cared for him everyday. They have so much love to offer and the way they eased our nerves with the first time drops off was beyond amazing. There were no feelings of regret about my wife returning to the workforce because we knew that the love and care he would be receiving was top notch. We have a watched him grow from a little 3 month old into a 9 year old boy with so much enthusiasm to learn. As we transitioned from room to room we made lasting relationships with new teachers and new parents. The Director and Assistant Director are like a second family to us and we can count on them almost night and day!! What's even more impressive about this center is bringing our infant daughter into the same room almost 5 years later and being greeted by the SAME teachers our son had...you cannot find that in every center. While new teachers have come on board we have been lucky to see a lot of the same faces and remain exceptionally close to those who have moved on.
There really are not enough positive things I can say about the center at Fishers Landing Dr...they have far exceeded my families expectations for early childhood education!!!”
Jim - KinderCare Parent
We are regularly surprised and impressed with the new things our preschooler learns at KinderCare.”
Ed & Nancy - 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.