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West A Street KinderCare

Ms. Janice Anderson, Center Director

1460 W A St Lincoln NE 68522
(402) 477-2700 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years

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Our center is accredited by NAEYC.

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Welcome to West A Street KinderCare

Welcome to West A Street KinderCare, located in the heart of Lincoln, NE! Our philosophy rests firmly on developing the whole child, so every activity is planned to let children play, learn and explore. We build a warm, welcoming, and supportive classroom for children of all abilities, backgrounds, and experiences. Every day, our staff works hard to help children develop confidence for life.

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.)

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 love West A Street KinderCare! Prior to having our daughter, KinderCare was our first choice but being first time parents, we rationalized that she should receive the same level of care and cleanliness everywhere (said with a smile). So we made our decisions based upon financial reasons. We opted for a non-profit church center and by ten months, she had been exposed to RSV, whooping cough, and hand, foot & mouth in her Infant Classroom. While I was on a business trip, the center had a case of E.Coli and our daughter was only eating 1 oz of milk per day for them. We chose to remove her from that center immediately and toured KinderCare again. This time our requirements had changed and we were looking for a center with sensory learning activities, a curriculum, routine/structure (but not rigid), and impeccable cleaning procedures. KinderCare fulfilled all of our needs. At the time, they were actively looking for an additional teacher in the Infant Classroom, and we were placed on a waiting list. They kept us informed of their progress and notified us when an opening was available. It was worth the wait! It is so fun to hear our daughter sing new songs, identify animals that we didn't know she knew, or to say new words that we don't use (i.e., tennis shoes). At two, she's now participating in elective music and cooking classes. We cannot rave enough about the KinderCare team! It really surprised us that teachers from the School Age Classroom know our daughter. We really feel like she is truly loved by everyone there, from the teachers to the management team!

    Stephanie K. - KinderCare Parent
  • West A Street KinderCare is the best thing that has happened to my husband, myself, and our three kids! We had taken them to an in-home daycare prior to coming to KinderCare and I always worried about them. My baby would be in a swing all by himself in the kitchen. He had no interaction from anyone. It made me so sad. Then KinderCare came into our lives! My kids are so happy now. They even ask on the weekends if they could go to KinderCare. They are always doing activities to keep them busy. The staff is amazing! They are so gentle and kind. Thank you, KinderCare! We love you!

    Robin P. - KinderCare Parent
  • We have been KinderCare customers for years and we wouldn’t dream of going anywhere else! We enjoy being greeted by friendly staff each morning and we haven’t had a teacher we didn’t love. It’s nice to be able to feel confident that your child is in good hands when you leave them for the day. Our youngest has food allergies, which was a major concern for us leaving her in someone else’s care. But Janice, Michaela, and the rest of the KinderCare staff have been wonderful about making sure she isn’t given things she shouldn’t have, never hesitating to call and check with us if they have any questions. Our child is even able to enjoy the cooking classes they offer as the class teacher is kind enough to modify the recipes for her to accommodate her food allergy. We love seeing the big smile on her face when she brings home her creations from cooking class!

    Julie M. - KinderCare Parent
  • I couldn't be more blessed to have such a wonderful team of caregivers with my children, who enjoy the time they spend at the West A KinderCare. I hear about new activities, topics, and projects that the kids have done on a weekly, sometimes daily, basis. I know they enjoy their teachers when my little guy shows them his smile in the mornings and is ready to give them hugs. My daughter is usually deep into a project when I come to pick her up at the end of the day, and then wants to stay and finish it.  Thanks to everyone at the West A KinderCare for keeping me well informed of my children's learning, health, and well-being. You make it easier for me, knowing that my kids are at a place I trust and can feel comfortable.

    Charlene F. - KinderCare Parent
  • I enrolled my children at the KinderCare on West A Street in May of 2012. I chose KinderCare because of the classroom setting (what a fantastic way to get children ready for school!) and the secured entry system. After meeting with the Center Director and the teachers, I knew I had made a good choice. My daughters were two and four at the time they started attending. They are now four and five and they look forward to going to, as they call it, "school" every day. We love the center. It's a warm and welcoming feel when you walk in. The kitchen is always cooking up something yummy that smells delicious. My five-year-old started kindergarten this year and thanks to the hard work her teachers put in with her, she is ahead of where she needs to be for reading! My four-year-old knows all her colors and numbers (one through ten) in Spanish! I'm so very pleased with all of the teachers at this center. They go above and beyond. They know all the children by first name and take the time to stop and say "hi" to every child who walks through the door. They have great lines of communication with the parents and work hard to keep the classrooms calm, clean, fun, and safe. They prepare fun projects and have great ways to involve all the children in everything.

    Tina S. - KinderCare Parent
  • My child has been enrolled in KinderCare on West A since August of 2012. We absolutely love KinderCare, all of the teachers are very friendly and so welcoming. She has learned her letters, how to spell her name, her colors, counting, and much more. Every morning she loves to get up and get ready to go to "school"--she can't wait to see her teachers and her friends. I love all the fun activities that they have at their center, like the Color Run, Family Fun Night, Book Fair, and Winter Gala, to name a few. I feel like this center is doing a great job with my daughter and I am so happy with the care she is receiving here.

    Kalli R. - 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.

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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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