Mary Villarreal, 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!
As a single mother, it is very rewarding to know that my son is in good hands as I leave him every morning. We are greeted with love and open arms each day, and I always receive kind words in the evening about his day. The family activities that are offered each month are fun for both my son and I--it is a great way to see him in his element and gives me a chance to talk to the teachers. Ms. Mary and Ms. Claudia, along with their team, have high-quality care.”
Tina & Andrew - KinderCare Parent
We love Clear Lake KinderCare and are extremely grateful to all the teachers who have cared for our boys (who are now two and three), since they were eight weeks old. KinderCare has definitely been more of an extended family. Our boys love each and every teacher, and the teachers show the same feeling in return. Our boys love going there and sometimes, when we arrive to pick them up, it's hard to get them to leave. That speaks volumes. We know that when we drop our kids off, they are in excellent hands!”
Christine - KinderCare Parent
My child has been attending the after-school program at Clear Lake KinderCare and she loves it. She always raves about the fun after-school activities that are offered and the delicious snacks. I appreciate that the teacher (Ms. Franseca) takes the time to help my daughter with her homework every day. She is also looking forward to the fun summer activities and field trips. Safety is a big concern of mine, and Ms. Mary (Director) and Ms. Claudia (Assistant Director) go the extra mile to make sure they manage a safe place for children, even going as far as checking the buses every day after returning from drop-off in the morning and checking as well in the afternoon when the children arrive at the center. Ms. Mary and her staff go beyond customer service!”
Johns - KinderCare Parent
Clear Lake KinderCare has been a great place for my family. My two-year-old has been here since she was five months old. She loves her teachers and has grown up with the friends in her class. Her favorite time of the day is story time with her teacher. She is always sitting as close as she can get! She also enjoys dancing to music and creating art projects. My eight-year-old is in the before- and after-school program. He enjoys riding the bus to school and spending time with the friends he has made. We are welcomed each morning by the staff as the kids are settled into their breakfast routine. I think it's great that my two kids get to eat together in spite of their age difference. The KinderCare staff teach and love my children like their own!”
Stevenson Family - KinderCare Parent
I have been really impressed with the amount of care and individualized learning that I have seen in my toddler since being at Clear Lake KinderCare. Each week she tells me something new that she has learned while at school, like singing the months of the year. I haven't met another two-year-old who can sing all the months of the year and I cannot take credit for that!”
Ashley B. - KinderCare Parent
My child has attended the KinderCare on El Camino in Houston, Texas, since January of 2013. He was six months when he began and it was his first time in child care. My husband and I have been constantly impressed with the quality of care our son has received. What we love most is that even though our son is a baby, all of the instructors have really gotten to know and understand him as an individual, and given him the sort of care and attention that he needs. It is so clear that the instructors love all the kids and babies.”
Susanna L. - 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.