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Longwood KinderCare

Nariah Umphrey, Center Director

2654 W State Road 434 Longwood FL 32779
(407) 774-2742 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years

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Wekiva Springs / Sabal Point / Sweetwater Oaks

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Sabal Point, Wekiva , Forest City, Spring Lake, Altamonte Springs, Woodlands

Our center is accredited by NAC.

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.

Florida Voluntary Prekindergarten Programs

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!

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 initially chose KinderCare because of its school-based curriculum. It was important to us that our children were in a learning environment. We now have two sons in their care and that is a testament to our utmost confidence in the care provided. All of the teachers are just as interactive with the parents as they are the children. The Center Directors and teachers have always been very open about our children's progress as well as addressing any concerns we may have in a timely & satisfactory manner. We especially enjoy the school calendars that show special events during the month and the annual celebrations such as "Practice Thanksgiving" and Field Days with other centers in the area. Our kids are very happy there, always smiling and even asking about their teachers and classmates on the weekends, which further cements our happiness with choosing KinderCare.

    Kristal - KinderCare Parent
  • My daughter is two years old and has been attending KinderCare for about eight months now. Initially I was nervous and worried because she had never been in a formal daycare setting prior to this experience. She was shy and introverted when she first started as this was a big adjustment for a toddler. Within a few months I noticed a positive change in her personality. She became extremely outgoing and started showing fun sides to her personality we had not seen at home. She is learning so much there and is so advanced for her age. She can recognize her ABC's in a random order and wants to read every chance she gets. Her favorite activity is circle time at the center. She also started sleeping better at night. I feel the consistent routine has brought a sense of normalcy and peace to our lives. My daughter has a special connection with her teacher, Mrs. Sarah, and I commend her for helping my daughter to come out of her shell. Mrs. Sarah genuinely cares for each of the kids in her classroom. Rachel, the Center Director, is amazing! She has an upbeat, positive personality and is a joy to be around. She always makes me feel comfortable whether it's answering random questions or concerns, taking special requests or just emailing me pictures throughout the day if my daughter did something funny or really cute. The overall staff there makes me feel very comfortable leaving my child 8 hours or more a day and I appreciate all they do.

    Tamika - KinderCare Parent
  • I love KinderCare because the staff is always helpful and friendly.  Seeing my son run into his teacher's arms when I drop him off in the morning reassures me that he is provided with loving care every day. I cannot imagine my son attending daycare anywhere else. KinderCare has truly become a part of our family.

    Leslie - KinderCare Parent
  • Our daughter has been going to KinderCare Learning Center since she was three months old.  I was nervous to send her to day care at this age, but the staff has always made me feel at ease.  Throughout the clingy stage that babies/toddlers go through, KinderCare was the one place we could leave our daughter without her getting upset.  Our daughter is now nearly 4 years old and absolutely loves coming to "school" every day.  She will soon be transitioning into the Voluntary Prekindergarten classroom, so she has had several of the staff as either her teachers or teaching assistants.  The staff has always been very caring about watching over each child at the center.  All of the staff members treat her like she is their own.

    Laurie - 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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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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