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Medina Road KinderCare

Mary Kay Travis, Center Director

3330 Medina Rd Medina OH 44256
(330) 725-1738 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years

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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Heritage, Sydney Fenn, Northrop, Waite, St. Francis Xavier

Our center is accredited by NAEYC.

NAEYC Accreditation

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!


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.

Private Kindergarten Programs (5 – 6 Years)

As children reach school age, our comprehensive full-day kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate, and create – all in a nurturing, small-class setting. Our team of expert educators has created a unique curriculum of reading, language, arts, math, science, and physical fitness that’s presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so children will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.

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.

Interactive Kindergarten (5 - 6 Years)

A full-day interactive Kindergarten program that utilizes new curriculum with an interactive smart board making first grade readiness a priority.

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.

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!

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.)


Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

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. Your child will experiment with activities like learning how lemon juice and baking soda interact to uncover secret messages, watching fizzy reactions in action, and discovering 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!


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!

  • Being a new mom, it was very emotional having to bring my 8 week old daughter to a center for childcare. The teachers and staff were very warm and welcoming and made me feel comfortable right away. They made sure to answer all of my questions and put my mind at ease before I left. They even called me a couple hours after I dropped off to let me know how my daughter was doing!

    We have been there for 8 months now my daughter is doing sign language! She has great social skills and I know being around the other children and teachers contributed to that.
    The teachers are always working on art projects and sensory activities with the babies. It's so cute to see your baby's artwork up on the boards when you walk in!
    The teachers are so sweet and I can tell that they genuinely care about my daughter. I never thought I would be comfortable being away from my daughter but I know she is in good hands and is getting the best care out there!
    Amy S. - KinderCare Parent
  • I have been very impressed by the field trips scheduled for the school age students. Hannah has enjoyed them very much and several times she has come home quoting what she learned, like at Stan Hewitt Hall and Gardens as well as Castle Noel. I appreciate you selecting interesting trips that appeal to boys and girls of all ages. She also enjoyed the cooking days and the hip hop classes in addition to the great teachers. I would highly recommend your facility to anyone seeking a summer program for school age children. We plan for Hannah to attend again next summer.

    Thank you again for making this a fun and interesting summer!
    Becky Weaver - KinderCare Parent
  • As a family with two children enrolled in Kindercare Route 18 Medina, we have had such an amazing experience. Growing up, neither of us were aware of daycare and had reservations on enrolling our children. Since starting our daughter at 12 weeks of age, the “family” at Kindercare has provided our children and us as parents with exceptional comfort and reassurance when our children are there. The attention each child receives is individualized to their specific needs. The teachers recognize when they may need a little extra attention on any certain day and ensures they have more one on one attention that day. The entire staff has been awesome in communicating with us on a daily basis regarding our children through notes and phone calls. We love the scheduled parent teacher conferences to ensure our children are developing along the guidelines for their age group and seeing their portfolios to see how they have progressed. We really appreciate the staff and feel as if they have become part of our family. Both of our children’s skills in regards to development, socially, emotionally and physically have excelled with the extra time the staff spends with each of them. Hands down, there is no other option to consider when selecting an exceptional place for your child to be comfortable, loved and gain a well-rounded education and learning experience.

    Jaclyn Reznik - KinderCare Parent
  • A letter written by a family that had to leave the center:

    Dear Kindercare Family,

    As many of you know, today will be the last day Claire and Matthew will be attending KinderCare Medina. It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to all of the teachers, directors, assistant directors, bus drivers, cooks – all of the role models we have encountered over the last five years. Words cannot express the gratitude we have for the countless ways in which you have supported us, brought fun and learning, and peace and enlightenment to Matt and Claire. The impact that you have had on our lives is substantial.
    I am sure that you are not told often enough, but know without a doubt that the work you do every day makes a difference in the lives of these children and their families. It is important and meaningful and it does not go unnoticed.
    Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,
    Mike, Kris & Rick
    Claire and Matthew

    Kristina Pilarski - KinderCare Parent
  • The Medina Road KinderCare kindergarten program was a wonderful first step

    into school. Our daughter excelled in the KinderCare kindergarten program
    and now excels in the public schools so we feel a good foundation was built
    from day one. Ms. Gaspar is engaging, articulate, fun, creative and also
    keeps the class under control without harshness. I highly recommend Ms.
    Gaspar and the kindergarten program at the Medina Road KinderCare. The
    small class size coupled with the teacher's ability to hold the children's
    interest level created a winning combination. The flexibility of before
    and after care means parents don't have to worry about a secondary option
    of care as the child stays put all day with no extra shuffling required.
    We have experienced great staff and good management throughout our entire
    time with the Medina Road KinderCare location.

    Deb Talley
    Deb Talley - KinderCare Parent
  • Our daughter, Samantha, completed Kindergarten at KinderCare during the 2013-14 school year and had Ms. Gaspar as her teacher. We loved that the class size was so small (6 children total) and that they had great technology resources to keep the kids engaged. It seems like every week Ms. Gaspar was doing a fun experiment in science or the kids were doing yoga and learning about managing stress. I also loved the sight word wall where as the kids learned a new word, it got added to the wall. By the end of the year, the wall was full and Samantha was a great reader! Samantha also loved Ms. Gaspar! She is a very caring, creative, fun teacher who just created the most peaceful environment for all the kids to learn and grow. Now Samantha is in 1st Grade at Granger and I feel has a head start over many of the kids in her class. She’s reading Chapter books for fun (and has to read to herself each night to fall asleep!) and enjoys math and science. During our first parent teacher conference, her teacher told us how well prepared Samantha was for 1st grade and she continues to do great! Thank you KinderCare and Ms. Gaspar!

    Jennifer Budd - 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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