Martha Rivas, 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 want to take a moment to acknowledge the wonderful work that is provided from the staff at Sharpstown KinderCare. Let me give you a little background on my situation: I'm a single mother of two young children, eight and six years old. KinderCare gave me a sense of security when I left my oldest as an infant in their care. KinderCare has allowed me to have a peace of mind while I'm at work knowing that my children are safe being transported from school buckled up and safe. I'm so happy with the services that are provided at KinderCare--they help with homework and provide different activities my children really enjoy in the time that is spent there--and when they are happy, that make me very happy. I encourage the staff to keep up the excellent work that they provide day in and day out. I truly blessed to have KinderCare in my life.”
Luz C. - KinderCare Parent
The care my son receives during the day at Sharpstown KinderCare is phenomenal. He has been there for over a year now and every day he blossoms. He enjoys his time spent there learning and playing with his friends. KinderCare offers an enriching environment for him and all of the other children. My son looks forward to seeing his friends and Teacher every morning. I am very glad that my husband and I decided to enroll him in this center facility. Seeing him smile and interact with other children fills my heart with joy. They have taught him so much more than how to count, the alphabet, and nursery rhymes: They are also aiding his father and I in proper discipline techniques that are effective for a cranky two-year-old. I look forward to seeing the places my son will go thanks to the care he has received here.”
Ruth C. - KinderCare Parent
I have two children attending the Sharpstown KinderCare Learning Center. They have been with KinderCare for three-and-a-half years, and the center staff has provided great care for both my children. I would recommend this center to anyone who needs child care.”
Loretta C. - KinderCare Parent
After doing research for child care centers, I settled on Sharpstown KinderCare. I wanted my daughter to attend KinderCare because the staff are very kind, warm, and nurturing. I continue to see how caring and attentive the Teachers are with my daughter, and I know she is safe, being taken care of, and having fun in the process. I love to get updates of the activities that my daughter has been doing that help with her cognitive and physical development. I see how happy she is to play with children her age and to try different foods. Kudos to the KinderCare team--they bring great care to the joy of my life. I'm very grateful.”
Shireen P. - KinderCare Parent
My daughter has never been in a daycare environment. When I brought her into Sharpstown KinderCare, she immediately wanted to stay and threw a fit when I tried to take her out of the Preschool Classroom. Ms. Enedelia was very nice and offered to let her stay and play while we looked at the rest of the center. I could not believe a child who had never stayed with anyone other than family wanted to stay so bad, but it was then that I realized this was the place for us.”
Mrs. M. - 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.