Megan Woo English, Center Director
Meet Megan Woo English, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2019
Favorite Children's Book: Suppertime for Frieda Fuzzypaws
Meet Megan Woo English! Megan is the Center Director at Hermitage KinderCare in Tennessee. Megan attended Tennessee State University, where she earned her Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance Administrator Orientation. She is also currently pursuing her Childhood Development Associate. Megan has been with KinderCare since 2019 and was in retail sales, talent acquisition and training, before that. Her favorite quote is, "Your vibe attracts your tribe." When she is not working, Megan likes to scrapbook, hang out with her senior puppy, and spend time outdoors with her family.
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)
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.
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
Cooking Academy™ (3 – 12 Years)
In Cooking Academy, kids learn new recipes from cultures around the world and develop a healthy relationship with food. They’ll 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! 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.)
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!
As a working mother, I struggled with the idea of leaving my kids with anyone and researched a lot of options before choosing our KinderCare. The first weeks, when I struggled (as so many of us do) with leaving my baby, the center directors were patient and understanding, even when I called four (eight?) times a day. (Actually, I still do that sometimes, and they are still patient and kind.) In the five years that our family has been with this center, I have found enormous peace of mind with the staff here. If I can’t be with my children and teach them things every day, watch over them and mold their little minds every minute ~ this is where I want them to be. They are learning new things, they enjoy the activities and projects, the phonics program is teaching my five year old things which will help him in school, and they genuinely like the center and the teachers here. I feel like the teachers and staff and my husband and I are all a team, looking for the best ways to work together to mold these precious (and precocious) little minds. The staff keep us informed of things which arise, and we discuss ways to provide consistency for my kids.
We have enjoyed some of the events outside the work/school day as a chance to get to know the parents and families of the children with whom ours have formed such good friendships; and appreciate the opportunities to come for special lunches and such events. I have recommended this center to my other friends with children, and will continue to do so.”
Sarah L. - KinderCare Parent
I just want to take the time to say thank you to the Infant and Toddler teachers at the Hermitage KinderCare, as well as, the Director and Assistant Director. There is nothing that can replace the feeling that your child is safe. I drop my daughter off every day and I do not have to worry if she is being taken care of. Also, they do not only take care of my daughter, but they teach her, and for that I am grateful. The staff at KinderCare is professional and knowledgeable, and I wouldn't take my daughter anywhere else.”
Casey B. - 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.