Maria Heer, Center Director
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.
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.)
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 unexpectedly found myself this past November looking for daycare for my grandchildren. It had been a long time since I had looked into Preschool and daycare settings and I was at a loss as where to start. I called my local KinderCare and spoke to the director who took a great deal of time answering my questions and relieving my anxiety about placing my very young grandchildren in daycare. The director stayed in contact with me while I investigated all my options and then welcomed us all warmly into her center. I continue to be amazed at the care and concern expressed by all the staff at this center, even those who do not directly work with my grandchildren. Each and every person I have encountered has shown such kindness to me and my grandchildren that I no longer worry about them while they are at KinderCare. My grandchildren are very happy and well cared for and I could not be happier. Thank you to all the KinderCare staff for providing a safe, loving and supportive learning environment for my grandchildren. You have been a blessing in my life and the lives of my grandchildren.”
Alicia C. - KinderCare Parent
The KinderCare teachers and staff have become part of our “family” whom we trust and rely on to help our daughter grow and develop. From the directors down to the wonderfully energetic and patient teachers, you have the sense that there are strong lines of communication between the entire team. That strong team structure translates to an incredibly nurturing environment. Our daughter has been enrolled since she was three months old and we have seen her grow and develop cognitively, physically and socially in ways we could have never achieved alone. She genuinely loves her teachers and friends, and we see her blossoming in countless ways. We have also been impressed with the way staff manages to treat each individual child to their needs. When our daughter was in the infant room, she had some special needs with both her diet and some daily activities to help stretch and strengthen certain muscles in her back and the staff happily worked with us to make sure her care from home to KinderCare and back was as seamless as possible. We are so grateful and appreciative of the love and care they have provided. When I was making the decision for my daughter’s care, I visited six centers in our area and the Lisle KinderCare was heads above the rest. Clean, innovative, backed by sound educational and safety principals and practices and very service-orientated. I have recommended this center to many friends and to anyone who is looking for a safe, clean, engaging environment for your child.”
Katie and JC L. - KinderCare Parent
We have had a wonderful experience with KinderCare in Lisle. I have a three year old daughter that had never been in a daycare or preschool situation, I was a stay at home mom. When my life changed and I needed daycare the staff at KinderCare made things easy for me. My daughter absolutely loves it, and if she is home a couple of days can't quit asking when she gets to go back. I really can't say enough good things about them.”
Tina K. - 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.