Linda Brobst, Center Director
Meet Linda Brobst, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 1997
Education: Child Development Associate
Favorite Children's Book: Brown Bear, Brown Bear
Meet Linda Brobst! She is the Center Director at Londonderry KinderCare in New Hampshire. Linda attended Rasmussen College, where she earned a Child Development Associate credential. She has been with KinderCare since 1997. Every day, Linda enjoys helping children learn and discover their true potential. Her favorite quote is, “Free the child’s potential and you will transform him into the world.” Outside of work, Linda enjoys spending time with her family and having barbecues.
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.
Kindergarten Programs (5–6 Years)
Welcome to kindergarten: the gateway to grade school and everything that comes next! Offered in select centers, our kindergarten programs have small class sizes and curriculums that mix learning and fun. The basic building blocks of reading, writing, math, and science are key in kindergarten, so we make sure they get lots of practice in all of these areas.
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!
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!
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!
We have spent a great amount of time as a part of the Kindercare family, and our children have been enrolled in the Londonderry Kindercare Learning Center for years now. The center teachers and staff are absolutely amazing and have always made us feel like family, and also have become a part of our family. That says a lot, and isn't something I throw around too lightly.
The center director, Linda, has been putting in the hours and going out of her way to ensure the families of Kindercare are put first and always made to feel individually special. No matter what comes her way, Linda does her best to consider every angle and handle each situation with care and special consideration.
I appreciate the center's structure, but also the flexibility and ability to adapt to the needs of the children at any point. My children are never tasked with learning; they learn naturally in this environment through routines, and also playful activities that still encourage an extremely diverse learning plan.
Thank you for all you do for us! Our family and the growth of our children does actually depend on you, and we welcome that from you!”
Harry S. - KinderCare Parent
“When faced with the daunting task of choosing a day care for my 12-week-old daughter, I looked at countless options in the local area. I kept hoping I would find a place that just felt right for her and for our family. When I walked into Londonderry KinderCare for the first time I got the feeling I’d been searching for. I just knew it was the place for us.
Over two and a half years later, I am still so happy I chose this center for my daughter’s care. The center itself is clean and secure. The staff is warm, loving, accommodating, and extremely patient with the kids. I’ve gotten just as attached to my daughter’s teachers as she has. They really take an interest in each family.
KinderCare has helped my daughter develop a sense of daily structure while fostering many important skills and personality traits. She is encouraged to explore her creativity, hone her gross and fine motor skills, and exercise her mind as well as imagination.
At KinderCare I know the people caring for my child do this type of work because they love it. They bring a sense of joy and humor to every day. It gives me tremendous peace of mind to know that when I can’t be with my daughter she is in good hands at KinderCare.
Caitlin M. - KinderCare Parent
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for making KinderCare a special place for my daughter, Emma. Emma has been going to your center for two years; she started when she was 12 weeks old. Since then, her developmental growth has been outstanding. She has hit every milestone and exceeded in many areas due to the curriculum and teachers that work with her every day. Also, I want to thank you for your support, guidance and encouragement. I am a single working mother and at times have found the balance of work and raising a young child challenging. You and your staff have answered questions, calmed my anxieties and shown me how to take a step back and watch Emma in a different perspective so I could really enjoy the experiences she has at KinderCare with her. As I can never get time back, I can’t express how appreciative I am of these experiences. You and your staff care for Emma and I feel like we are connected as an extended family and not just a “daycare”. For me, this is invaluable. Thank you again for all that you do each day to make our lives exciting, happy and filled with growth!”
Susan - 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.