Christina Fort, Center Director
Meet Christina Fort, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2012
Favorite Children's Book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Meet Christina Fort! She is the Center Director at Lansdale KinderCare in Pennsylvania. Christina attended Temple University. She has been with KinderCare since 2012, and before that she worked one-on-one with children with special needs, helping them reach their goals. "Every child is a different kind of flower, and all together make this world a beautiful garden." Outside of work, Christina loves spending time outdoors with her family, especially at the beach.
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)
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.
Before- and After-School Programs (5–12 Years)
You can count on us to provide reliable care for your school-ager while you’re at work, with safe transportation from our center to your child’s school and back! Whether your child wants to start a drama club, build a volcano, or create a comic book, they will have a place to follow their dreams. Your child will start and end the day with a whole lot of fun!
Interactive Kindergarten (5–6 Years)
Kindergarten is a critical year for young learners. Experienced KinderCare teachers will tap into your child’s natural curiosity to help get them even more prepared for elementary school. Our engaging lessons make the most of current technology while offering plenty of hands-on play and exploration.
School Break Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)
Winter break, spring break, summer break—when school’s out (but you still need to work), you can count on KinderCare to provide a safe and supportive learning environment that’s focused on fun. We welcome children ages 5–12 during school break times and make sure they have a sensational, screen-free experience they won’t forget.
Participating Child Care Aware Center
KinderCare partners with Child Care Aware® of America to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and flexible support to fit their 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. They’ll 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! 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.)
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. While your child experiments, they’ll discover 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!
To our family, KinderCare means a piece of mind. We know that while we are working, our children are in capable, and caring hands. They are in a safe environment to learn and grow. Thank you!”
Amanda - KinderCare Parent
This school has been the best for our family. My son has learned so much here and he does well sharing with others. I have a piece of mind while my child is at school.”
Sandra - KinderCare Parent
Before KinderCare, my daughter was attending an average daycare where she learned some songs and made some friends; but I knew she needed more. I knew that my daughter, being a three-year-old information sponge, was ready for more of a “classroom” feel. When she started at KinderCare, I could tell by the first week that I made the right choice just by her behavior, her new questions, and her not wanting to leave. As a parent, I love the pictures and art projects and how everyday is something new. I can just look at the calender and prepare her for her next adventure. I’m glad we came here, and my daughter doesn’t miss her old daycare, either! So, we're both happy.”
Christine - KinderCare Parent
KinderCare is an overall amazing place. The staff are so helpful and my kids love coming here! Ms. Leah and Ms. Diana are great teachers, as is everyone else. Thank you for helping to teach my children and watch them grow.”
Sam - KinderCare Parent
It's sounds strange to say, but KinderCare of Lansdale was originally not our first choice of daycares for our daughter, Paige. I had originally enrolled her at a daycare at a local church near our home beginning in September of 2014. But because Paige was born almost a month early, we had to scramble to find a temporary daycare for her for the month of August. We didn't have much time to search for one and KinderCare of Lansdale was near my husband's work location, which was convenient because he would be dropping her off every day. The staff at KinderCare was so friendly, and the facility is very clean, bright and welcoming. These were things that really helped to calm my fears and really aided with my transition back to work after being home with her every day for almost 3 months.
When it came time for her to begin daycare at the local church, I started to have doubts about it. The month that we spent at KinderCare was more than enough time to realize that the staff at the facility is absolutely wonderful and they are some of most patient teachers I've ever encountered. Plus, all of the children, from infants to school age children, are always so happy while they're there. I never spoke of my doubts until my husband came to me the week before she was to leave KinderCare and he said "I don't want her to go to the church". I was relieved that it wasn't just Mommy having the anxiety, it was Daddy, too! Even though the cost of tuition was about $80 more than the local church, it was totally worth it to us. There are some things in life that you just have to pay a little more for, and peace of mind is one of them! One thing that helped offset some of the additional cost for tuition is the Gerber formula that was provided to make her bottles for her day at daycare, as well as the breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks that were provided once she was able to eat solid foods. They also allow for flexible drop off and pick up times, whereas the church only allowed for a maximum of 50 hours per week. One of the things that helped make my transition back to work so easy is the daily "reports" that come home with Paige every day. The report lists when she took a nap and for how long; how many wet/dirty diapers she had; when, what and how much she ate; as well as a short summary of something that she really enjoyed that day.
Fundamentally, there was nothing wrong with our original choice for daycare provider, but it became very obvious very quickly that you get what you pay for when it comes to daycares. KinderCare is a facility that I highly recommend and now I plan on sending all of my children to Kinder Care of Lansdale.
Karey J. - KinderCare Parent
Nikhil loves the phonics class. He always reads out letters and spells them out. He also pretends to be the teacher and teaches me how to say the letters. He has learned so much in a short while that anything I teach is supplemental at best. Thank you teachers for making reading so much fun for my child. I couldn't do it so successfully without you.”
Aparna - KinderCare Parent
What more is there to say besides, "I LOVE my KinderCare!" My son is going on his third year and making the greatest memories along the way. I am very pleased and comforted at the care provided to my daughter too. The communication and level of involvement is excellent .”
Heather - KinderCare Parent
We have been with the Lansdale KinderCare for five years. We started with our son at twelve weeks of age and brought our daughter along two years later. We have seen great changes to the building and surrounding parking and sidewalks.
The thing that brings us back is the staff. KinderCare has wonderful programs from Music to Cooking and even Phonics. The staff brings wonderful projects to life. Right now in the Discovery Preschool, our daughter has a fantastic time learning colors, English, Spanish, manners, how to play with friends, the alphabet and the calendar. They even squeeze in time for naps, meals and potty training.
I never in the five years attending had any horror stories. Our children are happy and my son is head of his class in reading, writing and math right now.
Thank you Lansdale KinderCare for your wonderful, nurturing and educational staff.”
Jodie S. - KinderCare Parent
As a working mother, it’s hard to find the right place that can provide a comfortable and secure environment; however, we found that place with KinderCare in Lansdale.<br /> My children attend KinderCare Learning Center in Lansdale from January 2013 through the present day. We have twin boys in the Prekindergarten room and an older daughter that attends the School Age program before and after school. While at KinderCare, the boys have learned everything from their ABC’s, numbers, letter and number recognition to opposites, shapes and other fundamentals that will help them succeed in Kindergarten. They also learn life enhancement skills such as sharing, patience, understanding and love. KinderCare creates an environment where children have fun as well as develop wonderful relationships with learning and with each other.<br /> The love and patience provided by the boys' teacher Ms. Patel, as well as all the teachers and staff, makes us realize how lucky we are to have found a place that is loving and nurturing for our children. I can’t say enough good things about these teachers. This was the boys' first experience with school and we saw a noticeable difference in them. Within the first two weeks of attending, both boys were able to recognize and write the letters of their names.<br /> On a regular basis Ms. Patel, and the other teachers, show that communication is paramount via daily logs and by my personal favorite, in picture evidence. I love seeing how much fun my boys are having at school while in their care. I haven’t even mentioned the extra-curricular activities! Our son Thomas takes Phonics with Ms. Diana, and I can’t believe the progress he has made! Thomas is able to recognize and write his letters. Our son Ugo is in cooking adventures with Ms. Diana and comes home every week with a new recipe that he can’t wait to make for us at home. I love that the boys get so excited to tell me about their special activities and how much fun they are having.<br /> And we can’t forget about the School Age program our daughter Josie attends. I love knowing that she is being picked up and brought back to the safety of the center to do her homework and play with her friends. There is care on days off from school and the School Age staff always have something fun planned for the kids. Our daughter Josie also had the opportunity to explore other subjects that she is interested in. The School Age staff always has different centers set up throughout the room for the children to move through and again. I love getting photos of Josie trying different experiments and activities.<br /> I have a teaching background and I know how essential it is to not only have fun with children, but also to make sure they are getting a healthy balance of independent play and one on one time to nurture their discoveries. I attribute so much of my children's growth and excelled development to KinderCare in Lansdale. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for the very best care for their children.<br /> You will not find care like this anywhere else. I’d highly recommend KinderCare Learning Center; you’re guaranteed to receive the type of care you would give your child.”
Teresa and Thomas G. - 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.