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Bluegrass KinderCare

Terry Webb, Center Director

8908 Bluegrass Rd Knoxville TN 37922
(865) 693-3551 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years

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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Bluegrass Elementary and ALLotts Elementary

Our center is accredited by NAEYC.

NAEYC Accreditation

We’re proud of the industry-leading health and safety measures we’ve put in place to protect your family and our staff. And, if you need distance learning support for elementary school kids, grade K-6, we’re here for you. Contact our center director to learn more. 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.)


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!

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!

  • We are a two-child family, who has been enrolled at KinderCare for four years. Both of our girls started at the center as infants and are known by everyone in the center on a personal level. The teachers routinely stop and tell me funny things that one of them has said or done. They show compassion, joy, pride, and concern for my children, just like family. I know that regardless of the classroom my children are in, they are in the hands of someone who truly cares about them. I continue to be impressed with the quality of care, special programs, arts and nutrition my children receive on a daily basis. My children come home with crafts every single day. Even my youngest child is routinely given opportunities to be creative and explore with different mediums. As a parent, I am also thrilled to see fresh fruits and vegetables on their hot meal menu everyday. My oldest child enjoys participating in the center's Kindermusic program and has exceeded my expectations with her progress in the center's Phonics Learning Enrichment Program. She has been spelling her name before the age of three and printing it shortly after. It is reassuring to know that KinderCare is getting her ready for kindergarten success. My family enjoys being part of KinderCare and I know the staff enjoy watching my children grow. We couldn't be happier with the staff, service, ease of payment, availability of early drop off, and elementary school transportation. And we always enjoy the center wide family events, such as the fall festival and winter gala, that allow us to get to know other families and children that attend the center. We absolutely wouldn't take our children anywhere else and we know they have truly benefited from having been there these four years."

    Dr. Lauren B. - KinderCare Parent
  • My name is Vickie J. Over the course of 21 years, my children have been enrolled at Bluegrass KinderCare. Today my children are 21, 18, and 10 years old. I have heard, as a working mother, stories from other working mothers about their guilt for leaving their children at a childcare center where they were unhappy. I never had any guilt with Bluegrass KinderCare. I knew my children were given attention, being educated, cared for, and loved. My oldest child had attended a different childcare center for a few months before we discovered the Bluegrass KinderCare. Once enrolled at the Bluegrass KinderCare, there was no other place for our family. My older children to this day still love to come back to KinderCare and visit with teachers that had taught them many years ago and can recall many wonderful memories. KinderCare has impacted all my children's lives in the most positive ways. I will always be grateful for the person that referred me to KinderCare. To us the KinderCare staff will always be our family. Thank You!

    Vickie J. - KinderCare Parent
  • I wanted to take a moment to speak on our experience at KinderCare.  My son, now in Pre-K, started when he was 3 and in the preschoolers classroom. I can remember his first day, and it wasn't just an experience for him, but a worry for mom and dad. We worried that he would not like going to school. Anything we attempted, even for a few hours, our son just wasn't having it. His first day of school was here and it was hard. He cried and he didn't want to stay. It was new to him and he was clearly uncomfortable with this situation, until.....Ms. Nicole Banks! She had just returned and even though she was not my son's teacher she stepped in and LOVED my child as her own. She made it a point to send pictures through the day, and still does, to ensure I knew he was okay and that there are people who care for my son daily. He is now in her class and you can see his growth. He loves going to school and he loves Ms. Nicole. This makes my heart happy, knowing he is well taken care of. Ms. Nicole is a blessing and takes her job seriously. She takes the time to teach and lead those that surround her including not just the children, but parents and co-workers. We love her and appreciate all she does and want your Company to know that she is a true asset and great representation of KinderCare.

    Just a side note, the entire staff at KinderCare Bluegrass know my son by name and make it a point to speak and love on him. We are also grateful for Ms. Payton as well, who is also a teacher with Ms. Nicole in my son's class.

    Lakenya and Dewayne - 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.

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.

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