Billie Porter, Center Director
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
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.)
Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?
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!
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 the great grandparents of a very bright and active four year old little boy, we were at our wits end trying to find a good preschool fit for him. Hayden was at another well-known facility for over two years, but it was clear that was no longer working for him or us. My husband found KinderCare close to where we both work. It has turned out to be the best decision for our family. The first two weeks were admittedly rough, but the staff worked with us and made us feel we had made the right decision to bring our toddler here. He affectionately became known as the traveling baby boy to the staff. He would start off in Miss Keana’s room first thing each morning , where she would patiently work with him and then he would progress down the hallway as the day went on. KinderCare did everything to accommodate him and us, right down to his food allergies. He gets Phonics lessons from Miss Fannie, and music class from Miss Neida. A lot of love and attention comes from Miss Tyaisha. He finally has landed in Miss Crystal’s room. He is learning Spanish. He no longer ” travels” as much. He has also been able to start Crouching Tigers again. Hayden has learned so much in just a few short weeks. He truly enjoys going to school again! This is a collaboration, between family and KinderCare. We are so very grateful that, KinderCare staff, have our best interests at heart. We don’t have to worry about him at school. We know they will call if anything major comes up. The center is full of activity and life. We love it! It is truly a great value at a fair price.”
Karl and Donna S. - KinderCare Parent
Since I transferred my three-year-old and my 11-month-old children to KinderCare, I have noticed a transformation in them both. My three-year-old had a bad experience at his previous daycare. Ms. Casey and Ms. Judeia helped him to break out of his shell. He comes home everyday excited to tell me what he has learned. They were both very helpful with potty trainging, and after a couple of weeks he was completely potty trained and I am so grateful. My daughter's teachers , Ms. Amber and Ms. LaToya are absolutetly wonderful. My daughter is well taken care of . The way both teachers handle the babies, it's like their taking care of their own children. The office staff is what drew me in. Ms. Tyaisha the center director, Ms. Cynthia the assistand and Ms. Fannie the Program Specialist made this particular Center feel like home. They stay on top of thing and don’t miss a beat when it comes to the kids.
I love kindercare, I recently moved further out but refuse to change daycares because my I definitely give them an A+.
Paige H. - KinderCare Parent
I have been the proud mother of KinderCare pupils since July 2011. At that time, my three children ranged in age from six months to five years. I have been with this center since then, and would never consider taking my children anywhere else. Moreover, I have expanded my family, and my new infant son attends as well. I was first drawn to the center for its convenient location. I intended for my children to go to the Intech Blvd location; however, I was drawn to this facility for its friendlier staff (especially its director Ms. Powell). I felt right at home from the beginning. I LOVE all staff members, but Ms. Gloria, Mona, Paula, Neda, Fannie, and Cherrie are like members of my extended family. Everyone goes above and beyond the company standard of care, and my children love their teachers even more than I do.
I want to say THANK YOU to all those involved in my children's care. I know it takes a village to raise a child, and I am assured by the fact that the Woodland Drive KinderCare is apart of my family's village.”
Tiffany S. - KinderCare Parent
The KinderCare on 71st and Woodland has been such a blessing to us. I honestly wish my son started to go here yeas ago. The staff and his Prekindergarten B teacher have treated him with so much love. They really pay attention to the kids and I can call at any time and see how my child is doing. I feel safe and comfortable with him there. It's been a blessing!”
Cequila G. - KinderCare Parent
KinderCare has been such a blessing to me and my family. They allow the children to express themselves in a positive way, and allow the teachers to be teachers and parents to be parents. Whatever concerns I have are always taken into consideration, and we put our heads together to make the best decisions for my child. Not too many places are willing to take the time to know each individual child. They do this because they realize that no two children are the same and promote individualism as well as leadership skills at an early age.”
Destinee' F - KinderCare Parent
My son Parrish has been a student for your 5 year class for about a month and he has learned so much already. He loves it here and he never wants to go home. I feel extremely comfortable with him in your care. Thank you so much.”
Chael B - KinderCare Parent
I just wanted to thank you so much for everything you’ve done to help not only Isabella, but also my family as a whole! I’ve noticed so much in the last few weeks from Izzy attending your KinderCare. She’s opened up, she’s potty training better, she is learning so many new things, I can’t believe it! Even her use of the English language has grown drastically. She’s speaking in complete sentences (as much as a 2 ½ year old can at least!). She’s verbalizing more than she ever has before!
As someone who suffers from an anxiety disorder, I feel 100% at ease with leaving Izzy in your loving care. You’ve been so helpful in reassuring me that she’s doing okay (including giving me hugs when I dropped her off and she begged me not to go!). I cannot imagine ever finding a more compassionate, loving, and devoted daycare for my daughter.
Thank you so much, for all that you do!”
Nikki 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.