Meet Amy Davey, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2010
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education
Favorite Children's Book: Oh Were They Ever Happy!
Meet Amy Davey! She is the Center Director at Monroe KinderCare in Connecticut. Amy attended Southern Connecticut State University, where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Special Education. She has been with KinderCare since 2010. Outside of work, Amy enjoys hiking and spending time with her family and dogs. "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou
Monroe KinderCare 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.
Kindergarten Programs (5–6 Years)
Welcome to kindergarten: the gateway to grade school and everything that comes next! Offered in select centers, our kindergarten programs have small class sizes and curriculums that mix learning and fun. The basic building blocks of reading, writing, math, and science are key in kindergarten, so we make sure they get lots of practice in all of these areas.
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.
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.)
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 to develop vocabulary and conversation skills. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts, and pets, as well as how to engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo.
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!
“ When it comes to school my daughter Sophia has been so excited and loves to see her friends and be in Mr. Peter's class. Sophia reminds me that she needs to be at school by 930 so that she is on time for Circle time. Sophia loves to tell me the days of the week, the month and what year it is! She has such a wonderful connection with Mr. Peter that is evident when he greets us at drop off time in the morning. As her mom, to see my daughter coming into her own, and so happy, it makes me feel great and most of all comfortable. I can't speak highly enough about KinderCare. I have to say thank you to Amy for accommodating Sophia and myself and for being so kind. It is refreshing to see smiling faces in the morning or when your picking up your child. I was also given flash cards by Mr. Peter. He made it clear that it is not suppose to be an assignment that puts pressure on the child but it is good to learn and go through the words. Well, my daughter took it and ran with it!! There were 5 words, 1 word on each card. She is able to say the word and put them into sentences. I love seeing her learn and I thought it was a great idea. Every day Sophia lets me know when it's "homework" time! I just wanted to let you know how your facility is a great fit for my daughter. Thank you again!Show more
“ My husband and I couldn't be happier with the experience we have had with our son over the past year at KinderCare. As working parents, this center made the transition for me back to work after just a few weeks very smooth and comforting, knowing he was in good hands. Every day since, we drop off our son and he is super excited to see his friends in their classroom and recently the activity room! The daily feedback and constant communication between the teachers and parents have given us the ease and comfort to never have to worry about him while we are working and know he is in a place that is educating him both socially and mentally. The center is constantly changing things up and doing special events and programs that make each day unique and special. They always remember milestones and birthdays and send home keepsake artwork pieces that we will treasure forever. We feel truly lucky to have found such an amazing place to bring our child and feel 100% comfortable each day we drop him off and when we see his smiling face when we pick him up. Thank you so much to the fantastic & talented infant teachers for all your hard work & everything you do for our families.Show more
“ Any time I have come to Ms. Amy Ms. Candace with a concern, they immediately take action. It's comforting knowing that they really listen and react to feedback.Show more
“ It's never easy to drop your baby off at daycare for the first time, but leaving our daughter with the caring and devoted staff at KinderCare made this transition so much easier. Now looking back we can't believe it's been almost two years since we dropped her off for the first time and how much she has grown since then because of the love, caring and support of all her teachers.Show more
“ Our three-year-old was sad at her former preschool. We switched to Monroe KinderCare and worried that the transition would be tough, but we needn’t have worried. Our girl has loved KinderCare from the first day. They treat her with respect, and give her autonomy, guidance, and both creative and energy outlets suitable for her age. Our whole family is happier now.Show more
“ KinderCare is an amazing place for kids. The team here is very friendly and they always make sure that the kids are happy and comfortable. At the same time, the kids excel academically. My 18-month-old has been going here for the past three months and he can sing nursery rhymes, sing his ABC song, identify all the animals and their sounds, all parts of the body and many more. I have noticed a tremendous change in his vocabulary. He is always looking forward to go to the daycare, which is the best part. I used to call to check on him three times a day in his previous daycare but here, I don't even bother checking on him because I know he is in the best hands. Ms. Amy, the center director, and Ms. Candace, the assistant center director, are two wonderful ladies. They have always accommodated our needs. A special thanks goes to my son's teacher Ms. Veronica for taking such a good care of him. If I can give more than five stars to this place, I'd gladly do it!Show more
“ I wanted to thank you and the staff at Kinder Care for being so wonderful to Ronald. Even though he was there only one day a week, I truly feel he benefited from his experience. He was always excited to go to school his one day and I feel he enjoyed being around everyone at KinderCare.Show more
“ I love that my son Ben goes to KinderCare. It is a place where you feel safe dropping your child off. The staff is great with the kids and extremely professional. I would recommend KinderCare to anyone.Show more
“ From the first moment, the receptivity that has been granted to us, with emphasis on the human and wonderful figure of its director Amy, who welcomed us with a safe, human, caring professionalism and aroused all the security we sought to deliver our little boy in his first experience beyond home. And protected by the attention, affection of the people who welcomed him, he adapted without any disorder or mismatch. Thanks for everything Kindercare Monroe. Thanks for introduced and inserted us in this wonderful and colorful children's universe. They say that the first love we do not forget, but neither the first school experience. Then the feeling is of continuity of our home. Thank you for everything! Amy, for you especially, and for everyone, our affectionate embrace and gratitude.Show more
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What Learning Looks Like
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.
An Educator Dedicated to Making Readers
Soft-spoken, creative, and laser-focused on literacy, Alisha Jackson is a real role model for early childhood educators. “I am being the change I wish to see in the lives of children,” she says. Watch and find out how she helps children find a love of books and reading.
This Top Educator Teaches With Her Whole Heart
Music is learning. It lights up everything” says this award-winning early childhood educator. Attiya Mirza is particularly adept at using music to teach: She recorded a pop album in her native Pakistan and was also the captain of the Pakistani national cricket team (leadership skills are extremely helpful in a class full of three-year-olds)!
Gallup - Great Workplace Award
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.
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.
This Inspirational Family Puts Love First
Music to our ears. Meet the Bachmans, an all-American, multi-racial family from Chicago who show us all what love is really about.
A Family That is Busy with a Capital "B"
When both parents are professionals, carving out some family "together" time can be a serious challenge. See how the Dorazios do it—from Taco Tuesday to trips to the shore.