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Lincoln Knowledge Beginnings

Ms. Christine Haen, Center Director

6700 S 32Nd St Lincoln NE 68516
(402) 423-1188 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years

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We are located behind South Pointe Pavilions Shopping Mall

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Cavett, Adams, Ruth Hill, St. Peter's, Humann, and Wysong Elementary schools

Our center is accredited by NAEYC.

We’re proud to offer distance learning for elementary school kids, grade K-6! We’ll ensure your child is logged on, help them with their school schedule, make sure they have plenty of mental and physical breaks throughout the day, and our highly-trained teachers are here to help your child stay on track! As always, we also offer care for all children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. Check out the industry-leading health and safety measures we’ve put in place to protect your family and our staff. 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.)

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!

  • Lincoln Knowledge Beginnings, we want to thank you for all that you do! Words cannot express how much each and every one of you has meant to us and our children over the years. You need to know that you live a life of significance for all of the young children whose lives you touch each and every day! Over six years ago when we decided to start our child at Knowledge Beginnings, I had no idea the impact it would have on our family. The knowledge, care, and love you show the children on a daily basis cannot be matched. I admire all of you for what you do for the children each and every day! This center and each of you have become like a second family and a place where we feel most comfortable when we drop off the kids. The things you teach the children day in and day out amazes me! There is not a day that goes by when my kids do not mention an experience they had at the center that day…and that is all because of you! Thank you again for all that you do…you truly are amazing!

    Genny N. - KinderCare Parent
  • We have been very fortunate to have Lincoln Knowledge Beginnings as part of our lives for the past eight and a half years. The care and compassion that Knowledge Beginnings has provided for our two children is invaluable. The educational activities and opportunities that the center provides are top-notch as well. Being an educator myself, I appreciate the true commitment and dedication of the KB staff--many current teachers have been at the center longer than we have. The families, children, teachers, and Directors of Knowledge Beginnings create a community which we feel very blessed to have our children be a part of!

    Susie K. - KinderCare Parent
  • We have had at least one child at Lincoln Knowledge Beginnings consistently since January 2003. Our oldest child started in the Infant Classroom four times per week when he was ten weeks old. He was there until he went to kindergarten. Our daughter came along two years later and also started as an infant, continuing on until kindergarten. Shortly before our third child was born, I decided to become a stay-at-home mom. I still started him part time when he was two because we truly believed that it was worth the cost, even minus one income, to have him attend KB at least a couple of times a week. We'd seen the positive impact it had on our older children. Our fourth came along in 2010. When she was one, I decided to go back to work part time. She started in January 2011 and, like all the others, is loving it. There are so many things that have kept us at Knowledge Beginnings for over a decade. First and foremost...the teachers. There are several there today who were there when our first child started in 2002. Jenny, Lindsay, Sarah, Alison...their longevity speaks volumes to the quality of care my children have received and continue to receive. Also very important--the flexibility has been key for us. Over our ten years there, I have worked full time, part time, and not at all. It has been nice to be able to have the part-time option (we have done two, three, and four times per week over the years), but also the ability to switch a day or add a day here and there with enough notice. I know from friends that this is not an option at many other facilities in town. We have always felt a real family connection to KB...they really care for our kids and go above and beyond every day. We've attended ten Christmas programs, ten Halloween parties, and countless Thanksgivings, Mother's Day, and Father's Day gatherings. We have really seen the extra effort and love that the teachers put forth for our kids. We love KB and are glad for all they have given, and are giving, to our four children!"

    Mike and Ashley U. - KinderCare Parent
  • We have been so happy at Lincoln Knowledge Beginnings for the past six years! Our son started there when he was six weeks old. Now he’s thriving in kindergarten because of the knowledge, love, confidence, and discipline that he experienced at Knowledge Beginnings. Our two-year-old, who currently attends, is excited every day to see her friends and teachers. We did research on other centers and we’re so happy that we sent our kids to Knowledge Beginning. It’s a great facility, but the wonderful teachers and staff truly make the difference!

    Kristin W. - KinderCare Parent
  • We have been very happy with Lincoln Knowledge Beginnings since enrolling our two-year-old daughter. We feel the curriculum is strong, they encourage creative play, and have great teachers. Our daughter loves to go to school, which is a wonderful thing. She enjoys her friends, cooking, and music class. We as parents are happy with the experience we are having at Knowledge Beginnings.

    Theresa D. - KinderCare Parent
  • From the minute I first walked into the Lincoln Knowledge Beginnings, I felt like it was a safe place for my children to thrive. And after touring other facilities, I was even more sure that KB was the right place for my kids! The teachers and the Director do everything possible to make sure that the kids are their number one focus and that each child gets the individual attention that he or she needs. My children amaze me every day with what they are learning at KB. They will be more than ready for kindergarten! I cannot believe how lucky we are to have found KB! My children are happy there, I feel like the curriculum is challenging for my kids, and I know that I can always talk to the teachers or Director about any concerns I have. The teachers are the best at KB! They truly care about your kids and work with you on every step of their development. We are lucky to have such wonderful people in our children's lives!

    Michelle S. - KinderCare Parent
  • During our search for child care, we sought the counsel of a college professor specializing in early childhood development. She advised us to look for centers that have the NAEYC Accreditation. This led us directly to Knowledge Beginnings in Lincoln, NE. This accreditation gives us the confidence that the activities in which our son is participating are evidence-based and promote positive child outcomes.

    Bronson R. - KinderCare Parent
  • Lincoln Knowledge Beginnings is a great place for kids. The staff really helped my son through difficulties he was having. They are knowledgeable, helpful, kind, supportive, and provide many learning opportunities for the kids. They are always willing to help and support children as they grow and develop. The center itself provides a good learning setting with a variety of activities. I couldn't have chosen a better place!

    Amy - 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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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Lincoln Knowledge Beginnings open?

Yes! Lincoln Knowledge Beginnings is open to serve hardworking families in your community! We have new health and safety measures in place to protect families and staff.

What are your health and safety measures at your child care centers?

Check out the industry-leading health and safety measures we’ve put in place to protect your family and our staff. We can’t wait to see you soon!

What programs are offered at Lincoln Knowledge Beginnings?

At Lincoln Knowledge Beginnings, we offer a wide range of programs, including:

  • Infant Programs (6 weeks - 1 year)
  • Toddler Programs (1 – 2 Years)
  • Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)
  • Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)
  • Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)
  • Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)
  • Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)
  • Participating Child Care Aware Center
  • Elementary School Distance Learning
  • Cooking Academy™ (3 – 12 Years)
  • Music Explorers™ (2 – 4 Years)
  • Phonics Adventures® (2 – 4 Years)
  • STEM Innovators (3-8 Years)
  • Dance

What are the operating hours of Lincoln Knowledge Beginnings?

Lincoln Knowledge Beginnings is open from 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday

What accreditations does Lincoln Knowledge Beginnings hold?

Lincoln Knowledge Beginnings is accredited by NAEYC.