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Ballenger Creek KinderCare

Crystal Bowens, Center Director

313 Ballenger Center Dr Frederick MD 21703
(301) 631-1174 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years

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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Orchard Grove, Ballenger Creek, Tuscarora, Carroll Manor; Also, Visitation, New Life and St. John's which are private schools

Our center is accredited by NAEYC.

Our nationally accredited KinderCare Learning Center is now accepting new enrollments. We are proud to serve families of the Frederick community and the surrounding areas. Please contact us today to reserve your space!


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.

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!

  • It was a very difficult decision for us to remove our three-year-old daughter from her prior learning center, but she was not getting the care and education we knew she deserved. Once we met with the folks at KinderCare, we felt extremely comfortable with the change and knew it was the right move. From the beginning, they have embraced our daughter, she has blossomed in terms of personality and intelligence, and we knew that we had something good going when she told us after the first day: “I want to go back to my new school.” KinderCare is more like a great big family than it is a daycare.

    Amy G. - KinderCare Parent
  • Our three-year-old daughter has been coming to KinderCare since she was six months old. The staff at KinderCare are very caring and easy to talk to. Our daughter loves her teacher and has learned a lot!

    Steve and Lauren A. - KinderCare Parent
  • My family and I have been at KinderCare for five years and we have watched our son become a well rounded child and the experiences that he has had at Kindercare-Ballanger Center will always be remembered( i.e. summer camp, fields trips and all the friends he has met over the years.) The teachers are very caring and promote a good learning environment to the children there.

    Michelle and Reginald R. - KinderCare Parent
  • We have been with KinderCare for seven years. The staff have watched our daughter since she was three months old. They have seen our family grow with the birth of our son. I've cried tears of joy when our children “graduate” from room to room at KinderCare. I love all the artwork and handprints the children bring home. Many pieces of the artwork are proudly hung in our house! KinderCare has been a part of our lives through many happy moments and have been a shoulder to cry on during some sad ones. Our children have grown to love the staff at the center, truly as part of our extended family! The care and concern of each and every staff member is wonderful. We are true believers that “you get what you pay for” when it comes to daycare. The Ballenger Creek KinderCare staff is the best! We love you!

    The Browning Family - 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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