Lauren McAleer, Center Director
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
Russett Community in Laurel Maryland
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Montpelier Elementary, Bethel Christian Academy, Brock Bridge Elementary, Maryland City Elementary, Monarch Academy, Laurel Woods, Oaklands, First Baptist, Vansville, Forest Ridge, Deerfield, Gorman Crossing, Deep Run
Our center is accredited by NAEYC.
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!
Learning Adventure Workshops
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!
I rank Russet KinderCare as one of the best daycare providers. I have comfort knowing that the staff chosen to care for my child is carefully selected. My child was not mistreated. The daycare staff keeps me informed at all times about my child (open communication). I always feel like my child and I are respected and valued as priority. Russet KinderCare fosters firm educational growth, social enhancements, and a fun environment. Sending my child to Russett KinderCare is one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life. Trust me parents, as a critical and detail oriented parent, I am highly satisfied with the service, teachers, and management of Russett KinderCare.”
Tyesha B. - KinderCare Parent
My son has attended Russet KinderCare since he was twelve weeks old. The teachers in the Infant room work diligently every day to help him develop new motor skills, sleep habits and manners. I am confident that my son is learning and growing every day at Russet KinderCare. I would not have been able to give him all the positive experiences he receives at KinderCare on my own.”
Tracy M. - KinderCare Parent
The fabulous ladies at KinderCare are more than we could ask for when it comes to taking care of our daughter. I love the fact that the room is large and provides more than enough room for our little one to crawl (and eventually walk). Everyday we get a full report on what she did for the day, they always take the time to write detailed feedback on the daily form. The ladies are beyond sweet and provide amazing love and dedication to the children they take care of everyday. I never have worry or concern dropping my daughter off each day, I know that she has fun and learns amazing things. The director and front office staff are always available and always great you with a smile. I truly appreciate all that KinderCare provides to my daughter
Christina M. - KinderCare Parent
Kindercare has been family to us since the first day we started bringing our son in. Our initial interest in Kindercare came from Miss Tonya, as she politely and promptly escorted someone off the premises that was loitering in the lobby. We knew then, that our newborn baby was going to be in good hands.
Since our son first arrived, he has grown and actually wakes up excited to get the day started at Kindercare. All of the staff have been a big reason for his excitement and has had a tremendous impact in his growth and development. His bond with his teachers has been special, as he's grown with his educators from the infant and toddler classes. He was just 3 months when he started. He is now 17 months, and is now running around and getting into everything. He is also a fast learner thanks to the dedication and hard work his teachers have put in.
We would like to thank all the members of the Kindercare staff for a job well done. You've helped us during a special time in our life and we are truly appreciative. We will definitely miss it here and hope to find a place that will give our family the love and care that Kindercare has shown us during our time here.
The Taylor Family”
Taylor Family - KinderCare Parent
We have a 3 year old daughter and a 2 year old son. During the past three years we have been through 5 different daycare facilities with me leaving pretty upset with the way they were run, in terms of the treatment of children and numerous problems that revolved around safety, cleanliness, engagement and administrative practices. When I walked into KinderCare Russet it was on a whim. I thought I would hate it, but decided to check it out. I visited the toddler room and was very impressed with the way the teachers were engaged with the kids and how loving the environment was. The teachers were enthusiastically singing and dancing in one room, while another teacher had her group sitting down listening to stories in another group. My husband and I ended up choosing KinderCare Russet over a brand new, highly respected daycare because of how engaging the teachers were.
Fatima and Tonya have done such an excellent job running the center. They are always warm and friendly. The first time I met Fatima, I thought she was a teacher because she was in the classroom actively involved. Tonya knows every parent by first name and considers everyone to be family. They stay on top of what needs to be done from cleaning the facility, ensuring administrative processes are up to date and make a noticeable effort to only hire the best teachers who are dedicated to actually helping children learn and develop. This has been a refreshing change from my past experiences. Every other center I have been in doesn't compare. I have never worried about my son after drop off. The communication I get from the teachers is outstanding as well. When my son has been home sick, or when I hadn't been to the center in a while, one of my son's teachers, Ms. Vicki would even call to see how he was and give me updates on his progress.
While this isn't the prettiest place aesthetically, it’s a beautiful environment that I wish we had found earlier. I am very thankful to the administration and teachers of KinderCare Russet.”
Rhonda S. - KinderCare Parent
Our son started at KinderCare Russet Laurel when he was four months old. From the second we walked in to do a tour, we were welcomed with open arms. I knew we found the perfect daycare. Our eight-year-old twins also stayed there from time to time when school was out and they loved it! They always ask when they are going back! It is always scary to leave your baby with strangers but the staff was always comforting, informative and accommodating to my needs and concerns as well as our sons development and needs. Miss Razia, Juliet, Melissa and Rachel have been the staple teachers in his care since his first day. All of them have their unique way of caring for him and it warms our hearts how much they treat him like their own.
The exceptional staff didn’t end with them, every single staff member I have encountered either in passing or who cared for our children has always been so friendly. Fatima (Center Director) and Miss Tonya (Assistant Director) have done an EXCELLENT job in making Russet Laurel a center to be proud of, where families feel comfortable and safe leaving their children. Our baby, now toddler, goes to daycare everyday with a smile on his face, excited to be there and comes home with the same happy face! He is now 14 months and has grown and learned so much under their care. Unfortunately, we are moving out of the state and have to leave. We are saddened but forever grateful to have found this beautiful daycare center and the amazing staff in it!”
Daya W. - 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.