TeAnna Gainous, 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.
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.)
Dance Tree and Giggle Bytes
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!
I just wanted to take this time to write this letter to you and your staff regarding my feelings about the La Branch Child Development Center. I have been so well pleased with the warm, loving experiences my daughter, Caylie, have received had since beginning at La Branch nearly 3 years ago. Not only is the academic curriculum amazing, the emotional support my daughter receives from you and your staff makes leaving her within your care every day that much easier.
Each and every staff member at La Branch CDC knows my daughter by name which means so much to Caylie but more importantly to her parents. It is not easy for a mother to leave her child in the care of others, but at La Branch, I know that Caylie is well-taken cared for. She gets hugs for reassurance, praises for her accomplishments both big and small, encouragement to overcome difficult tasks and appropriate consequences for misbehaviors. Caylie is happy to go to school every day and talk to ‘mommy’ about the exciting things her class is exploring. And, of course, we cannot leave in the afternoons without Caylie hugging her friends as well as her teachers.
Thank you so much for providing a center of excellence for our daughter and I, without a doubt, would recommend La Branch to any parents looking for quality of care. I am confident that every day we leave Caylie - she is in a happy and healthy learning environment that is helping to shape Caylie to grow and be the best she can be.
I congratulate you and your staff on a job well-done! Your hard work is evident in the accomplishments of my daughter and for that we, the Jones’s “THANK YOU”.
Crystal Jones - KinderCare Parent
I've seen Kendall grow so much since he's been attending LaBranch Child Development Center.
Before coming to LaBranch, Kendall had been held back in a 2 year old class due to the fact that he had not been potty trained although he was 3 at the time. I was concerned that he wasn't getting the independence he needed and being challenged at his level. That was no obstacle at LaBranch. Kendall was placed in his correct class upon arrival and his teacher Ms. Tiffany worked with him to instilll a very structured potty training process to coincide with what I was trying to do at home.
Kendall was quickly promoted to the PreK class with Ms. Pat. I was very happy to see this because Kendall is very bright. Once there, Ms. Pat was very patient with Kendall with his potty training and we've worked together to get Kendall where he needs to be. Now he's potty trained and I couldn't be happier. I've watched Kendall's vocabulary expand greatly. He starting to recognize words, improved his pencil skills, and is generally excited about school and learning. Most of all he loves to read.
I've had a pleasant experience at LaBranch and have and would continue to recommend LaBranch to family and friends.
Stephanie Spann - 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.