Tami Dunlap, 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.
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!
I really think KinderCare at Pinebrook is a hidden gem in our neighborhood. I started enrolling my son when he was about 18 months old. As we do not speak English at home, I was really concerned about how he could adapt to a totally new environment surrounded by people he could not understand. Much to my relief, Ms. Juanita and Ms. Lori are very comfortable with interacting with non-English-speaking toddlers and have always made my son feel welcomed when we step into the classroom. Ms. Juanita also makes my son feel special by preparing personal and thoughtful holiday and birthday gifts. I also like that Ms. Juanita and other Teachers are open in communicating with me about how my son is doing at KinderCare and often give me positive feedback when he is doing well. Every now and then, I would be happily surprised by my son's humming a little tune or uttering a few English words, something that I know for sure he picks up at the school. Every Teacher there is super friendly and greets you when they see you.The kids there seem to be happy and super friendly, too, which I think can also be attributed to Ms. Juanita, Ms. Lori, and other Teachers at KinderCare. Finally, I think Ms. Shawna, the Director, obviously has done something right to keep happy Teachers and kids there. I personally found her very helpful, understanding, and reassuring, qualities that make me confident that my son is in good hands. Perhaps nothing speaks more about our positive experience there than the fact that just a few months after my son started in the program, he is looking forward to going to KinderCare every day.”
S. P. - KinderCare Parent
I am very pleased with KinderCare Pinebrook. I have been a stay-at-home mom since my daughter was born 18 months ago. This year is the first time I have needed daycare, and it's only for half a day per week. I, of course, was extremely anxious about daycare, but the Center Director was wonderful about working with me on the schedule and my own anxiety. The Teachers in my daughter's classroom are wonderful at calming her when I drop her off. I have always felt welcomed there, and my daughter even wanted a kiss from the Center Director after meeting her that first day! Now, she cries when I leave the room, but stops when I'm out of sight and has fun. I trust this center and am happy I chose it, but more importantly, my daughter is happy when she's there.”
Ryan P. - KinderCare Parent
We have nothing but positive things to say about Pinebrook KinderCare. Our kids love their "school" and ask each day if they get to go see their teachers. I have a Ph.D in nutrition and I am very impressed with the meals and snacks provided at the center.”
Anonymous - KinderCare Parent
I have enjoyed watching my child grow up at KinderCare--she has been there since she was six weeks old and she will be five years old in a couple of weeks. She has learned so much though the early childhood curriculum and the Teachers actually take the time to meet every child’s needs! It really feels great to know my child is in good hands and she is learning and thinks it’s fun! All of the teachers there are very warm and loving and feel like a part of our family. We thank everyone at KinderCare for the memories that we have and for taking care of our child.
D. G. - KinderCare Parent
My little one really seems to enjoy school and playing with her friends. She always seems happy to get to school. I really like the staff, they're friendly and seem to know everything about every child, and they communicate very well.”
Anonymous - KinderCare Parent
The entire staff is very friendly and shows a general concern for my children. Both of my children (20 months & three-and-a-half years) are very relaxed and are thriving in the center. The teachers create an extremely caring and loving environment. My children appear to be excited about learning, and love to read, sing, and share their day with me.”
Leslie J. - KinderCare Parent
This center is awesome. They make my daughter and I feel welcome every day. They are very sweet and my child loves them.”
Katherine G. - 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.