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.
Our center is accredited by NAEYC.
Meet Amber Kinder, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2004
Education: Degree in Elementary Education
Favorite Children's Book: I'll Love You Forever
Meet Amber Kinder! Amber is the Center Director at Fishers Landing KinderCare in Indiana. She attended Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, where she earned her degree in Elementary Education. Amber has been with KinderCare since 2004. She started her journey with KinderCare as a preschool teacher. Her favorite quote is, "The best thing you can do for a child is believe in them." Outside of work, Amber likes to spend time with her two kids, shop, and relax in the sun.
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.
Fishers Landing 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!
Interactive Kindergarten (5–6 Years)
Kindergarten is a critical year for young learners. Experienced KinderCare teachers will tap into your child’s natural curiosity to help get them even more prepared for elementary school. Our engaging lessons make the most of current technology while offering plenty of hands-on play and exploration.
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
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.
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.
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 Fishers Landing 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.
How does naptime work at Fishers Landing 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.
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.
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.
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.