Chouteau and Parvin KinderCare
Meet Jenifer Dalberg, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2014
Favorite Children's Book: The Monster at the End of This Book
Meet Jenifer Dalberg! She is the Center Director at Chouteau and Parvin KinderCare in Kansas City, Missouri. Jenifer is currently working toward her certificate in Early Childhood Education. She has been with KinderCare since 2014 and was an assistant director previously. Outside of work, Jenifer enjoys reading, being outdoors, and having game nights with her family. "Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning but for children, play is serious learning." - Fred Rogers
Chouteau and Parvin KinderCare Programs
Infant Programs (6 weeks–1 year)
Leaving your baby in someone else’s care is a big step. Everyone at our centers—most importantly, our naturally gifted infant teachers—will work with you to make sure the transition goes smoothly. When you step into our infant classroom, you’ll see how much we want your infant to feel safe, loved, and ready to explore their world.
Toddler Programs (1–2 Years)
Everything in our toddler classroom is designed for little explorers. That’s because a lot is going on at this age. When your child is wandering all over the place, that means they’re learning and discovering new things every day. We’ll help them explore their interests (and find new ones!) as they play and learn.
Discovery Preschool Programs (2–3 Years)
This age is filled with so much wonder and curiosity. That’s why we offer a ton of books and toys and bring artwork down to kids eye level. Children in discovery preschool also begin to learn how we all work together in a classroom. Simple math and science, pretend play, and group play help them get used to a more structured school setting.
Preschool Programs (3–4 Years)
This age is all about expression, when kids really start to form their own ideas about what they want to play and how they want to create. Every day in our preschool classroom, your child will explore science experiments, create artwork, and play pretend—all the skills needed for their big next step: kindergarten!
Prekindergarten Programs (4–5 Years)
When you walk into one of our pre-K classrooms, you’ll see artwork and writing displayed around the room. Labels are everywhere to help kids connect letters with words. You’ll also see pictures on the walls that reflect the families in our community. Your child will also deepen their knowledge in language, math, science, Spanish, and social skills.
Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program
Music Explorers™ (2 – 4 Years)
KinderCare families are already giving a standing ovation to our newest Learning Adventures program: Music Explorers! Kids will learn to sing, move, listen, play instruments, and even create their own tunes. Our original curriculum 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.)
“ Our child has attended since 2014 and she loves attending. The teachers are wonderful with her she loves everyone of the teachers who have been there. We have been so happy with KinderCare!Show more
“ As new parents, we had no experience with daycares, but being loving parents, we knew what we expected. It was difficult for us to determine what location, what programs, and what overall experience we would want to have with our child care provider. We wanted a place that would be safe, educational, and an overall great place. We were looking for more than just a daycare--an extended family. It was at the Chouteau KinderCare that we found all of this and more. Our son and daughter are being cared for by people who truly care about them and want to see them succeed in life. We love to hear daily about the things that they are experiencing and learning. We appreciate that the teachers are actually teaching and not just "watching" them. We would not know what to do without our KinderCare family.Show more
“ As a foster-to-adopt parent, there were a lot of ups and downs to the processes and challenges that come with such a responsibility. When we first started to think about taking the journey to foster to adopt, there was no question in our mind that we would send our children to our local KinderCare. Before we were placed with a child, we took the time to visit many unique child care facilities throughout our city, and hands down we never felt as welcomed as we were at our Chouteau and Parvin KinderCare. Our KinderCare family has been there for us from the beginning--from the first day we brought in our little 18-month-old son to the day we adopted him and his sister. Four years later, we can still count on our KinderCare family to be there for us. Next to bringing two little ones into our family, the choice of KinderCare has been an enriching decision. I am truly grateful for our center's love and support. I can trust them with our precious little ones as if I was leaving them with family, because they truly our members of ours.Show more
“ My daughter was enrolled at KinderCare at six weeks old. I think this is one of the best decisions I have made. When it was time for her to go on to school, she was more than ready. KinderCare has a wonderful curriculum and passionate teachers to implement it. The fun "family feel" makes it easy to leave my daughter at KinderCare every day, as she is still enrolled in the school-age before- and after-school program. I couldn't imagine my daughter attending any other center.Show more
“ My children have been attending KinderCare for three years. If you knew my children back then, you would know that they have come a long way. I believe part of it has to do with the staff and family at KinderCare. They worked with me and help my children feel safe and happy, even when they are hard to love. The staff is very caring and kind. I appreciate all of them and believe they are a part of my village. I couldn't do this without them.Show more
Frequently Asked Questions
What accreditations does KinderCare have?
We are your trusted caregiver. Our centers are state-licensed and regularly inspected to make sure everything meets or exceeds standards, including child-to-teacher ratios and safe facilities. Our centers aren’t just licensed—most are accredited, too! Find out more.
Do you offer part-time schedules at Chouteau and Parvin KinderCare?
Everybody’s schedule is different. We’re happy to offer quality, affordable part-time and full-time childcare. Drop-in care may also be available. Reach out to your Center Director to learn more.
How does naptime work at Chouteau and Parvin KinderCare?
Our teachers meet every child’s needs during naptime. Our teachers know how to get babies to nap. In fact, they are pros at getting children of any age to nap. Visit our article on "10 Ways We Help Kids Get a Great Daycare Nap" to learn more.
Do you support alternative diets?
We strive to be as inclusive as possible. To that point, we provide a vegetarian option at mealtime, take care to not serve common allergens and can adapt menus based on your child’s food sensitivities. If your child has additional needs, we’ll work with you to figure out a plan.
Are meals included in tuition? Can I choose to send my child with lunch?
We provide nutritious meals and snacks developed by a registered dietician to meet the needs of rapidly growing bodies and minds. If your child has special dietary requirements and you would prefer to bring in their lunch, please make arrangements with the center director.
Does my child need to be potty-trained?
Every child begins toilet learning at a different age. Until your child shows an interest in toilet learning, we’ll provide diaper changes on an as-needed basis. When your child shows an interest, we'll discuss how to work together to encourage toilet learning.
We're so proud!
AMERICA'S MOST ACCREDITED
What Learning Looks Like
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.
An Educator Dedicated to Making Readers
Soft-spoken, creative, and laser-focused on literacy, Alisha Jackson is a real role model for early childhood educators. “I am being the change I wish to see in the lives of children,” she says. Watch and find out how she helps children find a love of books and reading.
This Top Educator Teaches With Her Whole Heart
Music is learning. It lights up everything” says this award-winning early childhood educator. Attiya Mirza is particularly adept at using music to teach: She recorded a pop album in her native Pakistan and was also the captain of the Pakistani national cricket team (leadership skills are extremely helpful in a class full of three-year-olds)!
Gallup - Great Workplace Award
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.
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.
This Inspirational Family Puts Love First
Music to our ears. Meet the Bachmans, an all-American, multi-racial family from Chicago who show us all what love is really about.
A Family That is Busy with a Capital "B"
When both parents are professionals, carving out some family "together" time can be a serious challenge. See how the Dorazios do it—from Taco Tuesday to trips to the shore.