Fiona Moylan, Center Director
Meet Fiona Moylan, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2006
Education: Associate Degree in Liberal Arts Bachelor’s Degree in Child Studies
Favorite Children's Book: The Giving Tree
Meet Fiona Moylan! She is the Center Director at Manchester KinderCare in Connecticut. Fiona attended Harford College for Women, where she earned an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts. She also attended Saint Joseph College and acquired her Bachelor's Degree in Child Studies. She has been with KinderCare since 2006. Outside of work, Fiona enjoys reading, gardening, and spending time with her family. "You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think." - Christopher Robin
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.
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!
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!
Swim Classes During Summer Camp
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 love that my son is learning how to behave around other children and adults, learning his numbers and letters, practicing his love of cooking in Cooking Adventures, and is practicing his manners each and every day!!!”
Inez M. - KinderCare Parent
KinderCare has been a blessing to my family. From the moment we walked in the doors of this facility, we knew we'd found a special place. The teachers and staff love, care for and nurture our children each and every day. We continue to be impressed by the attention and support given to each child. Learning and developmental growth are evident on a regular basis. Our minds are at ease each time we walk out their doors to start our work days. We know our kids are in the best care.”
Jacinda and Nate B. - KinderCare Parent
The teachers in my school have helped my child be the best little guy he can be!!! They have helped him make and keep friends, use his words, take risks (no more binky), and explore new things (potty time!!!!) He loves school because his teachers truly love him. Thank you for helping him grow with such confidence.”
Kelly S. - KinderCare Parent
We came to Manchester KinderCare after shopping around for a more comprehensive daycare and preschool learning environment for our three-year-old boy. We ended up there earlier than expected when an issue arose with a prior provider. Jeanne accepted us into KinderCare early with welcoming arms and a compassionate understanding of our stressful situation. From then on, the teachers there -- Shayra, Millie, David, Sean, everyone I'm forgetting off the top of my head -- have been phenomenal. Our little guy turned four, then five, while in their care and they have collectively helped so much in preparing him for kindergarten and life beyond. It's been heartwarming and comforting to see how much they care about all "their" children, and how much they do to help them grow and learn.
Beyond the love and support the individuals have shown, the logistics of a center have been hugely beneficial. Having people to cover in a teacher's absence due to illness or vacation are things we never had at prior home-based day cares. The longer open hours, additional educational programs, and extracurricular visitors and activities have enriched our boy's experience and made our lives easier.
In the end, I think it was harder for us to say goodbye to KinderCare than it was for our boy. They had him so psyched to continue his school journey! We're proud to see him move forward, but at the same time, miss the whole gang at KinderCare. They've been a big, important, and appreciated part of our parenting lives.”
Chris R. - 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.