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Hudson Darrow Road KinderCare

Sara Michael, Center Director

5812 Darrow Rd Hudson OH 44236
(330) 656-2737 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years

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Historical Hudson

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Hudson School District (School District Provides Transportation to and from Center for Hudson School District School listed): Evamere, Eastwoods, Ellsworth, McDowell Middle School, Stow School District (center provides transportation to and from Stow School listed): Woodland, Fishcreek, Highland, Lakeview, Echo Hills, Indian Trails and Holy Family.

Our center is accredited by NAEYC.

We’re proud to offer distance learning for elementary school kids, grade K-6! We’ll ensure your child is logged on, help them with their school schedule, make sure they have plenty of mental and physical breaks throughout the day, and our highly-trained teachers are here to help your child stay on track! As always, we also offer care for all children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. Check out the industry-leading health and safety measures we’ve put in place to protect your family and our staff. We can’t wait to see you soon!


We’re so proud!

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.


What Learning Looks Like

Our talented early-childhood teachers set kids down the path toward becoming lifelong learners in a positive, safe, and nurturing environment.

Our Programs

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.

Elementary School Distance Learning

Healthy bodies, happy hearts, growing minds. We make distance learning easy on your whole family! Our teachers are trained to facilitate safe and dynamic learning experiences online and in-person. Since every school has their own learning plan, we’ve added flexible enrollment options to meet your family’s needs. Whether you choose to enroll full-time, part-time, or before and after school, we’re here for you!

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.)

STEM Innovators (3-8 Years)

You’ve probably heard a lot about how important STEM education is for your child, but what does that really mean? Our STEM Innovators program takes kids’ natural ability to make sense of the world and applies it to robotics, chemistry, coding, geology, and more. Your child will experiment with activities like learning how lemon juice and baking soda interact to uncover secret messages, watching fizzy reactions in action, and discovering how to use technology to do amazing things!

Our Teachers

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!


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.

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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.

Our Families

Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!

  • My daughter loves going to school every day because of Ms. Linda, her preschool teacher. Through endless activities, songs, silly poems, crafts, dramatic play, etc., Ms. Linda fills the day. My daughter loves to imitate Ms. Linda at home playing "circle time" with her dolls and stuffed animals. She wants Ms. Linda to be proud of her, which means she loves and values her teacher. Having Ms. Linda for a preschool teacher has been invaluable. She is helping to build a strong foundation in my daughter's life and the lives of her other students. Ms. Michelle, one of the Infant Room teachers, still greets us every morning with a smile and hug even though my daughter is now in Preschool. Ms. Michelle always asks her about her previous day and what she hopes to learn. She promises to keep an eye on my daughter throughout the day. Ms. Michelle has not only been a wonderful teacher for my daughter, but a dear friend of our family as well.

    Hallie E. - KinderCare Parent
  • Ms. Jessie is the teacher in my son's Toddler classroom. His teacher showed amazing care after he broke his leg and was transitioning back to walking after the cast came off. She was attentive to both his physical as well as his emotional needs. My husband and I were relieved to leave him in such good care. I think when he started walking again she was just as excited as we were!!

    Tamara C. - KinderCare Parent
  • Thank you not only for taking care of my son when I couldn't, but also for all the extra things too. Thank you for potty training him; teaching him not to bite; for inspiring him to love reading and math; for endless field trips and special holiday fun; for trying to introduce him to new foods even though he is stubborn as all get-out! Thank you for teaching him manners and for helping me turn him into the wonderfully well-rounded eight-year-old that he is. It has been an exciting ride on the KinderCare coaster for the past seven years!

    Ashley H. - KinderCare Parent
  • When we had to make the decision of what type of childcare we wanted for our son I'll be honest, daycare scared us to death. Mainly because you hear all the horror stories and not the experiences like we had in the year and a half our son was enrolled in KinderCare. We loved everyone in the center that we met on our initial tour but the primary reason we chose KinderCare Hudson was because of Ms. Michelle and Ms. Cathy. We can't even begin to explain the love that they put into each and every one of their Infants. When our son moved onto the Toddler and Discovery Preschool rooms we saw a tremendous improvement in his manners, counting, speech and interaction with other children. The teachers don't stop taking an interest in your children when they move onto the next classroom they always take the time to stop when they saw us in the hallway and called my son by name. Unfortunately we had to take him out of the center due to a job relocation but I would give anything to have him back in this center. Thank you to each and every KinderCare family member, you do an amazing job! I emphasize '"family" because that is truly what it felt like. They made us feel like we mattered just as much as any of their family members would.

    Chelsea H. - KinderCare Parent

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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.

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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.

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