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Manchester KinderCare

Christy Lienemann, Center Director

1290 Holgate Dr Manchester MO 63021
(636) 225-6844 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Valley Park, Hanna Woods, Sorrento Springs, Barretts, Wren Hollow

Our center is accredited by NAEYC.

NAEYC Accreditation

Welcome to Manchester KinderCare

Welcome to Manchester KinderCare! We are conveniently located near the intersection of 141 and Big Bend Road in Missouri. We are committed to educating children here in our little corner of St. Louis County. We build a warm, welcoming, and supportive classroom for children of all abilities, backgrounds, and experiences. It’s our mission from the moment you walk into our center that you feel welcomed and a part of our KinderCare family!

We’re proud of the industry-leading health and safety measures we’ve put in place to protect your family and our staff. And, if you need distance learning support for elementary school kids, grade K-6, we’re here for you. Contact our center director to learn more. We can’t wait to see you soon!

Christy Lienemann, Our Center Director

Meet Christy Lienemann, Our Center Director

At KinderCare Since: 2010

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Favorite Children's Book: The Rainbow Fish

Meet Christy Lienemann! She is the Center Director at Manchester KinderCare in Missouri. Christy attended Kendall College and National Louis University, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education with an emphasis on Special Education. She has been with KinderCare since 2010, and before that she was a teacher and an assistant director. Outside of work, Christie enjoys spending time with her family. Together they love being outside, swimming, and staying active. "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou

AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

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.

SCHOOL-READY

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)

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!

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!

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.

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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!

  • My son loves all the activities he can do in the Learning Adventure program. It is great to see him show me what he is learning and he points out new letters when he sees them. Over time, he has been participating in Phonics Adventures. I have seen him learn so much and enjoy his one-on-one time with his teacher. It has strengthened his confidence in himself.

    Julie K. - KinderCare Parent
  • My two children attend Manchester KinderCare and I could not be happier. The staff is always pleasant and great with my children. My older son has moved through the Two-, Three-, and now Four-Year-Old rooms and I have been pleased with all of his teachers. My younger son is now in the Toddler Classroom and again, his care has been great. I would recommend this center to anyone. I always feel confident that my kids are receiving great care during the day and they both learn so much. Having peace of mind that my children are being well cared for makes being a working parent much easier.

    Jaclyn Z. - KinderCare Parent
  • "Every day, I am greeted by warm, smiling faces ready to spend the day with my two children. The staff are knowledgeable, caring, and have a true interest in my children's success, both academically and socially. I am always telling other parents and friends about the wonderful service Manchester KinderCare provides, and my husband and I appreciate their hard work every day."

    Christine A. - KinderCare Parent
  • My husband and I both highly recommend the Manchester KinderCare. The staff is friendly and caring, and they really get to know and love your child. I have peace of mind that my child is being cared for in a way that shows him love and nurturing as well as education. He is provided with opportunities to learn and grow that are specific to him. Not only do they take great care of my son during the day, but also, the KinderCare staff has helped my husband and me with many difficult parenting issues, such as sleep problems, bottle weaning, pacifier weaning, and now potty training. It makes the time we have together as a family more enjoyable.

    Crystal B. - KinderCare Parent
  • My child loves learning about letter sounds in the Phonics Adventure, and knows how to recognize all the letters and sounds many words out!

    Krista R. - 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.

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.

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