Ms. Clara Rodriguez Linares, 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.)
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!
It is important to all parents to know that their child's care is entrusted to the best you can find and afford. Our family believes we have found that with Katy Knowledge Beginnings. The staff is very caring and engaging and tries to acclimate new children to the center. The Director, Ms. Sarah, is very flexible and works with every family to ensure that the experience at Knowledge Beginnings is the best possible. Both our children enjoy their time here and we continue to send them here year after year. We are looking forward to another great summer of fun activities.”
Thuan N. - KinderCare Parent
I have been a Knowledge Beginnings parent since 2008 when my firstborn was only three months old. At that time, I was a first-time parent looking for the perfect place for my child. When I met the Director, Ms. Sarah, she put my anxious feelings to rest. She was open to answer any questions I had and willing to do what it took to make the adjustment easier for me. I was a first-time parent facing the hard task of going back to work and leaving my child in other people's care. It somehow made it easier knowing that I was welcome to call anytime to check on my little one and always be able to chat with her caregivers about her day when picking her up. Katy Knowledge Beginnings helped my child through many transitions, such as bottle to cup, no pacifier, and no diapers! The staff has helped me as a parent with welcomed suggestions and help along the way to grow as a parent. This is why, when I was pregnant again with my second child, there was no question where he would spend his day - at Katy Knowledge Beginnings. My first child still enjoys coming here for after-school care as well. Knowledge Beginnings is a part of our family now. Thank you!”
Kari R. - KinderCare Parent
Katy Knowledge Beginnings was highly recommended to us for after-school care and summer care. We realized that they also have tutoring, which has helped strengthen my child’s reading skills. My child looks forward to attending--he often says that he wants me to pick him up last because he has so much fun. We don’t have family in the area, but Knowledge Beginnings is small and feels like family. I always say, “You can’t have too many people loving your kid.” There is lots of love for children at Knowledge Beginnings!”
Lori S. - KinderCare Parent
I came here to Houston with my daughter almost one year ago from Europe--my daughter couldn't even say "hello" in English. We enrolled her at Katy Knowledge Beginnings to try how it will be. Of course, the first couple weeks there were some tears, but then, because of her daily morning routine with Ms. Sarah, and sometimes Ms. Wanda at the office, she was getting better and better. She spent three months there and after that time, they all taught her so much! I was so proud of her and I think the Teachers were, too. They did such a good job with her. I can't be thankful enough for what they all did together. She is now at her elementary school in kindergarten and she can speak English better than me sometimes. She is very excited to spend the summer at Katy Knowledge Beginnings. Thank you to Ms. Sara and your staff! You guys are perfect!”
Tamara B. - KinderCare Parent
As a first-time parent, I was very concerned about sending my son to the right daycare. We were transferred to Texas from Florida, and I visited many schools in the area with no good results. Then I called the KinderCare in my area asking for availability and Ms. Sarah said, "Yes, of course." I literally screamed "Yay!" As a parent, you know how stressful it is to find the perfect place for your kids in a new area, but after speaking with the Center Director (Ms. Sarah) and the Assistant Director (Ms. Holly), my husband and I were completely sold. The first initial weeks were very rough--our son was about two-and-a-half years old when he started and was very attached to me, because with us moving he was also sad to leave his grandparents. He cried every day at drop-off, but I would eat breakfast with him in his classroom, which helped me to get to know all the Teachers better. I could tell they loved the kids and we connected with them. We eventually moved out of the area to Katy, and with very, very hearts we had to take the kids out. After a really bad experience in another school, we called our KinderCare for help, and found out that Knowledge Beginnings is the same company as KinderCare and that, Ms. Sarah was transferred to be the new principal there! We did a tour on a Friday and the following Monday, we moved the kids to the center, including my sister’s son. The KinderCare was the best, and the Teachers communicated very well with what was going on in the classroom. There was absolutely no other place I’d feel comfortable taking my kids. And now, the Katy Knowledge Beginnings experience is the same. We love this center! The Teachers are wonderful. The Teachers in the Infant Classroom are outstanding and the Prekindergarten Teachers rock! Both my kids and my sister’s son love to go to school and our family really appreciates the patience and dedication we see every day.”
Christina P. - 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.