Amanda Dow, 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.
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.
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.
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.)
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!
Whenever you leave your child with someone else while at work, there are a number of worries/concerns: •Is my child safe? •Is my child happy? •Is my child learning? KinderCare covers these concerns and more. The combination of a structure that the center offers with one-on-one attention from the teachers works very well. The curriculum keeps challenging him and he is definitely progressing with his letters and numbers. Although it is a larger center, the teachers know all the children by name, and our son is treated like an individual. His teachers know what works for him and are very flexible to meet his needs. Overall, I can’t say enough good things about KinderCare.”
Tom B. - KinderCare Parent
My husband and I are so happy with our choice of daycare. It is a great feeling watching our son run to his teacher every morning to give her a big hug, and to see all the things he learned while "playing" with his friends. Thank you.”
Katherine T. - KinderCare Parent
As a grandmother with years of child care experience, I can attest to the high standards of excellence at Premier Lane KinderCare in Menomonee Falls. Ms. Gina Marx leads a wonderful, caring staff that has nurtured our granddaughter for over two years. She has been every fortunate to participate in many unique and special learning experiences with the loving guidance of many wonderful teachers. Our granddaughter especially enjoyed taking Cooking and Phonics classes in addition to the regular curriculum. The fantastic summer program consists of many enriching, themed activities, with special guests adding to the fun of learning by doing. This approach allows each and every child to establish a strong foundation to grow into a confident and caring person. Thank you so much, KinderCare staff.”
Monica E. - KinderCare Parent
My three-year-old has had some speech and behavioral issues in the past, which makes moving to different daycare centers difficult. Ms. Julie has been the best teacher our daughter and family could ever have. She immediately bonded with our daughter, encouraged her potty training, and encouraged her learning on a daily basis. Our daughter loves Ms. Julie, as do we.”
Jennifer V. - KinderCare Parent
Our daughter enjoys all her friends at Premier Lane KinderCare most of all. Teachers and classmates bring a smile to her face every day. She has learned so much and has become a social butterfly. The staff and other families have been great to us. The teaching and sensory projects are great; we try to reinforce what she learns in school at home. As long as our daughter is happy, we are too!”
Kareeda C. - KinderCare Parent
KinderCare has been a wonderful, life-opening experience. I feel my child is in a safe, secure, and clean environment. He is learning academically to get him ready for school. The teachers and staff have been professional, pleasant, helpful, easy to talk to, and are very willing to work with me on changing developments as my child grows. I am very pleased and would recommend KinderCare to anyone seeking child care.”
Kelly S. - 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.