Karyn Hurlbert, Center Director
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.
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
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.)
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!
Sign Language for Infant and Toddler programs
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!
Last Friday, we made a huge mistake by taking Kenzie out of House Street KinderCare. My commute was 20 minutes longer because I had to drive out of my way to get there, so we found a place that was near our home, similar in price, and seemed great. We felt anxious in the weeks leading up to Kenzie transitioning, knowing how much she was loved by Miss Mary, Catherine, Trish and all the staff who come into contact with her and all the other children they care for. It took us two days to realize that our child, who can't speak, was saying loud and clear that she was not comfortable at the new facility, something we never saw from her at KinderCare. Last night at 5:00 PM, I called Catherine crying, ready to beg for our spot back. I think I was able to get out "the new place is horrible" before she said "come back to us". Kenzie loves KinderCare, and so does our family. It is safe, warm, loving and full of fun (and messy) activities that help my child to learn and grow. I can not begin to express how grateful I am to this center for everything they have provided for us and how well they care for Kenzie. I'll take the 20 extra minutes any day to keep my daughter at House Street.”
Kim B. - KinderCare Parent
I started my daughter at KinderCare when she was three and a half months old. She has learned so much from all the teachers. Donna, Denise Amy, Ashley, Ms. May, Lynne, Trish, Catherine, everyone, I cant remember all their names but they sure know my daughter. All the teachers have something special about them and my daughter loves being in the classroom with them. She has become a little artist, learned her animals, shapes, colors, ABC's and more. She's turning two soon and is my little wild child. All the teachers take a special interest in each child infant to school age and it helps them grow. I can't believe how smart and polite my daughter has become. We practice everything she learns daily at home, even dancing to the songs on the CD from music class. Although I wish I could spend every waking moment with my baby and not miss a thing I know everyday while I'm at work she is in good hands. The group at House Street is so understanding and nurturing, they make all my daughter's Boo Boo's feel better. I also love how they want the families to be apart of the center too from hosting dances, parties, movie night, holiday events, parent conferences, or just hanging out in your child's classroom. I made the right choice by enrolling my daughter in House Street KinderCare!”
Morgan L. - KinderCare Parent
Putting your child in a daycare is hard. And it's not any easier the second time around. When my husband and I found out we were pregnant with our daughter, we were excited. And where better to put her than in a facility where we placed our son when he was two. We already knew everyone and felt comfortable. Or so we thought. A couple of months after placing our four month old daughter in their care, issues starting happening. Right down to not following her outlined schedule or even communicating between each other. Which is very important. We made the decision to start looking for a new facility when there seemed to be an issue happening on a regular basis. Worrying about the welfare of your children while you are at work and wondering what issue is it going to be today is a very scary feeling. Needless to say, they were quickly pulled out before their time was up. I couldn't have been more happy that I found KinderCare. Within an instant of being at the center I was impressed. Not only was I greeted with smiles, but I had that gut instinct that this is where my daughter needs to be. The staff is always smiling. It's such an open and respectful atmosphere. They are so hands on and concerned about not only my daughter's well being, but ask about my family and chat with my son when he comes for drop offs and pick ups. It's such a warm and family loving environment. And I love all the projects and pictures I come home with. Best of all, it doesn't matter what teacher is in the room. My daughter goes to everyone there. Even if she's had little interaction with them, that's how comfortable she is which makes it even easier for me. I know she is in good hands. My daughter started there just before 10 months of age and is now 15 months. Seeing her smiling every day and not wanting to leave when I get her is a great feeling. My husband and I only wish we would have found them sooner. And by the way, the staff rocks!”
Brandy W. - 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.