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Taney Avenue KinderCare

Diane Thomas, Center Director

1420 Taney Ave Frederick MD 21702
(301) 694-7544 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years

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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Monocacy, Whittier, North Frederick, Yellow Springs

Our center is accredited by NAEYC.

NAEYC Accreditation

Welcome to Taney Avenue KinderCare

Welcome to Taney Avenue KinderCare in Frederick, Maryland! Located off Route 15, our center is seven minutes from Monocacy Village Park. We have served families since 1979. Since, we’ve fostered overall development by providing enrichment and activities that ensures that every child excels socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually. We also make safety a top priority. Our venerable, hardworking staff equips all children with increased confidence for life. We love our circle of families, where everyone belongs!

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

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.)

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. Your child will experiment with activities like learning how lemon juice and baking soda interact to uncover secret messages, watching fizzy reactions in action, and discovering how to use technology to do amazing things!

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!

  • I had my two children at the KinderCare on Taney Avenue for almost two years. I can not thank the team enough for all the care and support they gave not only to my children but to my husband and I as parents as well. My son started at KinderCare at about four years old and only had limited speech abilities. By the time he enrolled in kindergarten his speech was greatly improved and he is doing very well. Thanks for all that you do! You have excellent teamwork and dedication to the children.

    Judy K. - KinderCare Parent
  • Our children absolutely love going to KinderCare. Max has learned so much already! Who knew he would be singing the whole alphabet and counting to 13 before he was 2 and a half! He loves the ABC Music and me Program as well as his teachers. Max's older sister Millie really enjoys the summer camp program, it kept her learning even when school was not in session.

    Stacey C. - KinderCare Parent
  • Both Garrett and Avery have benefited from Ms. Megan's bright, cheerful and outgoing attitude. She taught Avery phonics for a while, which Avery always enjoyed. Ms. Megan is also very detail oriented and gives detailed updates on what Garrett does during the day, and all of the progress he makes as he is beginning to move into the toddler stages.

    Jennifer and Bryan M. - KinderCare Parent
  • I’m writing to offer the highest possible praise for KinderCare, (Taney Ave) Daycare facility. My child has only been at this center for a week, and it feels like she has been there for years.  This center excels at meeting the children's developmental needs, with their great curriculum base program.  My daughter comes home daily talking about the great things she has done, and how much she LOVES her teachers.
    The staff is always caring and enthusiastic. On a daily bases, I'm made aware of my child's day.  The management of this facility is very professional, and organized. This facility is one of the cleanest daycares I have ever been in. I feel BLESSED knowing my child is in a safe, clean, educational environment.

    Yvette M. - KinderCare Parent
  • My son started Kinder Care in January this is his first actual daycare center so I'm sure like every parent you can understand my concern and fear. When I spoke to Megan (Office) on the phone she was very helpful she made me feel comfortable and kept in contact with me until I had made my decision. When i went for my visit to the center I was greeted at the door and welcomed by all the staff.  I liked that they have a seating area where you can put car seats etc. They showed me all the rooms and explained everything to me about how he will grow into each class.  I really liked the fact that there are two sections for the babies and infants. They aren't all just crammed together. I was very happy with everything that they showed me and what I saw. All the staff were very nice and made me feel better about bringing him. Grayson's first week was hard on me and him but we got through it. Every day it got better and better Meagan (teacher) and the other girls always did extra little things to make me feel better about how he was doing throughout the day. I'm very happy that I chose this center instead of the other one that I went to. KinderCare is very clean, organized, they have a variety of toys, they do activities with the infants which is so great especially the art work and sensory skills that they go over. Grayson loves all the girls he hugs them and cuddles with them which makes me feel food that he is comfortable with them. They have been understanding about everything and work with you if there are any issues. I'm very please and happy. I would recommend them to my family and friends. That is how I found out about them my children's godmother recommended them to me. Her kids also went here years ago so that told me something good!!

    Stacy - KinderCare Parent
  • My son attended Taney Avenue KinderCare from 8 weeks old through the start of kindergarten. His 4-year-old sister also started at KinderCare as an infant and is still there today. We have had a very good experience with this learning center/daycare. The teachers have been wonderful and our kids love them dearly.  This center seems to have a relatively low level of turnover. Many of the teachers have been at the center the entire time my kids have attended. Ms Megan cared for our 8-week old son, and saw him leave the center as a 5 year old kindergartner. Ms Resmi is extremely enthusiastic and had done a wonderful job teaching both kids how to read and write. My son was extremely well-prepared for Kindergarten, thanks to Ms. Resmi, and many other teachers at the center. Communication with the parents is very good and the staff will work with you on any special requests or needs for your child. We would recommend this center to any interested parents.  

    Kevin - KinderCare Parent
  • My granddaughter lives with me and has been going to KinderCare on Taney Avenue for 7 years. Diane, Megan, and all of the staff are wonderful and very caring people. My granddaughter loves going there and I can go to work every day with peace of mind knowing that she is safe and being very well taken care of. There are always many activities and events planned to keep the children busy and interested and the summer program is great. I have always been very happy that i chose KinderCare as my granddaughter's second home. 

    Minda - KinderCare Parent
  • Diane and her team at the Taney Avenue KinderCare were instrumental in my six year old's development. Ever since my son has moved on to Kindergarten, my wife and I really began to appreciate how prepared he was. KinderCare was a huge part of that preparation. Not only will your child learn the early childhood development skills they will need for school, but the entire staff is friendly, nurturing and responsive to parents. Incredible program staffed by incredible people.

    Patrick - 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.

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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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