Rachel Rice, Center Director
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
Just off of Parham & Broad
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Jackson Davis, Dumbarton, Skipwith, Longan, Holladay, Johnson, Three Chopt
Our center is accredited by NAEYC.
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.
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.)
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!
Our son has been attending KinderCare-Skipwith since he was 7 weeks old and he is now almost 4 years old. We have seen him grow so much emotionally and mentally and we are so grateful for all of his teachers who have helped him along the way and enabled this growth to happen and to continue to happen. All of the teachers and management staff at KinderCare are always so approachable and supportive. It gives us the peace of mind we need when leaving our child in someone else's care for the day.
Claire - KinderCare Parent
“My child recently started attending KinderCare-Skipwith this past fall. I am more than pleased with the level of care, dependability, and professionalism provided by the teachers and administration here. Not only is KinderCare-Skipwith nationally accredited, the teachers also engage in professional development to enhance the service they provide to their students. KinderCare-Skipwith provides my child the structured atmosphere that has been hard to find at previous childcare facilities. During transport to and from school, I feel confident that my child is safe. During the after-school program, my child receives a nutritious snack, homework assistance, and time for structured play through a variety of learning stations that help her grow both academically and socially. The teachers possess an enthusiasm for their job that is evident in their interactions with, not just my child, but all of the children in their care. I have no reservations about recommending KinderCare-Skipwith to any parent(s) who wants their child(ren) to be provided with care that is incomparable to any other childcare provider in the area!”
Renee - KinderCare Parent
Our daughter has been with KinderCare since she was 14 months old. She is now almost 4 and every day when I pick her up, she asks if she’s going back to school tomorrow. That’s how happy she is there! This makes us so glad that we chose KinderCare as our childcare provider. My daughter is learning and developing so much. KinderCare is more than just day care they have been teaching her and preparing her for school since her first day. I know when it is time for her to go to school, she will be more than ready, thanks to all the hard work and preparation that KinderCare-Skipwith has done.
Christi - KinderCare Parent
“I enrolled my daughter at KinderCare-Skipwith in August of 2012. She transitioned wonderfully from in-home care where I did not feel she was receiving the attention that an infant needs at such a delicate age. She has thrived in the infant room with the other children – exploring her environment, trying different foods once she was age-appropriate and engaging in activities such as art and group play time. I feel confident when I leave that I am leaving my daughter in very capable hands. I truly feel that the infant teachers, director and assistant director truly care about my daughter and family. This gives me such peace of mind knowing, while I’m at work during the day, that my daughter is being taken care of just the way I would take care of her at home.”
Dawn-Marie - KinderCare Parent
KinderCare has helped prepare my son for kindergarten. From the time he was 12 weeks old until he went to kindergarten, our son was cared for by the wonderful teachers and staff at KinderCare-Skipwith. In that time, we came to see KinderCare not just as a great daycare but as a great preschool. The KinderCare curriculum provides for plenty of creativity, play and learning. We also took advantage of the Learning Adventure programs which offer one-on-one instruction in reading and math. In a recent parent conference, my son’s teacher applauded his school preparedness and was shocked to hear that he hadn’t gone to an expensive, exclusive preschool. We really appreciate the quality and affordable early education provided at KinderCare and we are so proud of our five year old who is now approaching a second grade reading level! We look forward to seeing our daughter learn and grow at KinderCare-Skipwith as well. She just moved up to Discovery Preschool (2 year olds) and the teachers have already just about potty-trained her. For this we are so excited and grateful!
Megan and Doug - 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.