Ashley Dustin, 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.
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.
Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program
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 know I am the first to complain when things don’t go right, but I also wanted to call out something that Mr. Kris had a significant part in helping to happen. I think in passing I may have mentioned Jamey’s two recent trophies for reading (one last week and one yesterday). To further explain them, the first was for participation in a district wide challenge called the Best Book Club. Kids sign up to “accept the challenge” of reading books off of a set list in a specified period of time and then take tests when they are done to verify they have read the books. At the end of the time period they take a collective test covering all the books on the reading list. Jamey as a 4th grader (the challenge is open to 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th graders), not only read all of the books on the list, but took top honors in his school on the final test. This allowed him to captain the team at district (where they got about joint 6th). Yesterday they had the internal “reading test” open to all students in 3rd – 6th grades (not just those who signed up for theBBC challenge), and once again Jamey beat all comers to take First Place in the School competition as a 4th Grader.
As you know, I have for the last few years had Jamey signed up for KLA with Mr. Kris who used the standard curricula at first and then when Jamey moved beyond that was able to tailor a curricula to meet Jamey’s personal needs and partner with my wishes and what Jamey was learning in his formal educational setting. It is in no small part, because of this commitment and dedication to my son and his learning shown by Mr. Kris that Jamey is reaping the success and rewards he has achieved this year. When you think about it, this extra instruction and attention provided by Mr. Kris has helped my 4th grader not only beat all of his peers in these competitions but also all of the children in the 2 school years ahead of him! I also see the benefit with Kieran who as a 2nd grader has just obtained the entry level 4th grade mark in his reading at school.
Once again, teachers like Mr. Kris make your center a wonderful place; and provides a parent like myself with confidence that they are gaining something being there versus just wasting time waiting for me to get off work. There are many other things I could add to this kudos for Mr. Kris (he has helped them with their jump shot, all the lovely art he has encouraged them to bring home to me by the carload, being a positive male role model, etc. etc.) but here was a tangible, measurable (always key in the business environment) item that shows all the good work pays off!
Lynda M. - 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.