Aubrey Babar, Center Director
Meet Aubrey Babar, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2006
Education: Bachelor's Degree
Favorite Children's Book: The Giving Tree
Meet Aubrey Babar! She is the Center Director at Silverbrook KinderCare in Lorton, VA. Aubrey attended Northern Virginia Community College, where she earned her Childhood Development Associate credential. She also attended University of Phoenix, where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Human Services Management. She has been with KinderCare since 2006. "It takes a big heart to shape little minds." Outside of work, Aubrey enjoys watching movies, eating great food, and playing outside with her husband and three kids.
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.
Silverbrook KinderCare Programs
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.
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.
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!
Music Explorers™ (2 – 4 Years)
KinderCare families are already giving a standing ovation to our newest Learning Adventures program: Music Explorers! Kids will learn to sing, move, listen, play instruments, and even create their own tunes. Our original curriculum 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. 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!
My daughter is in the Pre-K class and I wanted to express how happy my husband and I are with the staff, curriculum and overall friendly/loving environment which our daughter has benefited from. In particular, I wanted to thank Sidney the director, Tiffany the phonics tutor and our daughter’s teacher Mrs.Deedee. Thank you so much for making our daughters preschool experience so memorable!!”
Parent - KinderCare Parent
My child is in the Toddler room at this location and his teachers are very good at communicating when it comes to his day and if he needs any supplies, etc. I also love the art that they make in his class and the pictures that his teachers post of him creating the art.”
Parent - KinderCare Parent
I loved how caring, welcoming and loving the Infant teachers were with my son. They always asked me if I had any special instructions for the day and they always greeted him with a hug in the morning and smile on their faces. I love Ms. Jenepher and Ms. Shabina and I would recommend the Infant room at this center to new parents.”
Parent - KinderCare Parent
The Silverbrook KinderCare is always clean and smells nice. The managers are always available for you to speak with and the teachers are super friendly and caring. Both of my grandchildren have attended since they were infants and we have had wonderful experiences at this location. I would recommend this center to new families!”
Vizzinni - KinderCare Parent
I have had my children in this center for over two years now. I love how the teachers communicate to me on a daily basis and how loving that they all are. I have not had any issues or concerns while attending at this center. I love the management staff, they are always there during both drop off and pick up to greet my children. I would recommend this center to new families in need of care.”
Parent - KinderCare Parent
My three year old begs me to come to school on the weekends so he can see his friends and teachers. The welcoming environment is so apparent as this school. I have seen a considerable difference in my son's knowledge and behaviors over the past year. I love how the teachers care and treat my child like he is their own! Thank you Silverbrook KinderCare for being so amazing!”
Parent - KinderCare Parent
I interviewed about 15 daycare providers in the Lorton, VA, area and I am so happy and reassured daily that I chose KinderCare! I absolutely love how they take care of my two little ones! The teachers and managing staff are always at the daycare with smiles and positive attitudes! I love that I can call anytime and know the status of my kiddos and what they are up to. KinderCare has fun teaching themes in the classrooms monthly, special pajama days, and breakfast/dinner for families. The best part is the take-home artwork, pictures, and my smiling kiddos at the end of every day. We love KinderCare!”
Jennifer S. - KinderCare Parent
I wanted to send a huge thank you to the staff of KinderCare off south run rd. My 3 year old son has been going to KinderCare since 18 most old and he is now potty trained and thriving. He has a second home there with many loving hands, smiling faces and warm hugs. I am so happy with my decision to bring him there and going back to work full-time was easier with the peace of mind I got with him being there. Thank you!!”
Linda Baringer - 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
What accreditations does KinderCare have?
We are your trusted caregiver. Our centers are state-licensed and regularly inspected to make sure everything meets or exceeds standards, including child-to-teacher ratios and safe facilities. Our centers aren’t just licensed—most are accredited, too! Find out more.
Do you offer part-time schedules at Silverbrook KinderCare?
Everybody’s schedule is different. We’re happy to offer quality, affordable part-time and full-time childcare. Drop-in care may also be available. Reach out to your Center Director to learn more.
How does naptime work at Silverbrook KinderCare?
Our teachers meet every child’s needs during naptime. Our teachers know how to get babies to nap. In fact, they are pros at getting children of any age to nap. Visit our article on "10 Ways We Help Kids Get a Great Daycare Nap" to learn more.
Do you support alternative diets?
We strive to be as inclusive as possible. To that point, we provide a vegetarian option at mealtime, take care to not serve common allergens and can adapt menus based on your child’s food sensitivities. If your child has additional needs, we’ll work with you to figure out a plan.
Are meals included in tuition? Can I choose to send my child with lunch?
We provide nutritious meals and snacks developed by a registered dietician to meet the needs of rapidly growing bodies and minds. If your child has special dietary requirements and you would prefer to bring in their lunch, please make arrangements with the center director.
Does my child need to be potty-trained?
Every child begins toilet learning at a different age. Until your child shows an interest in toilet learning, we’ll provide diaper changes on an as-needed basis. When your child shows an interest, we'll discuss how to work together to encourage toilet learning.