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Muncie KinderCare

Kaitlin Anderson, Center Director

4001 W Clara Ln Muncie IN 47304
(765) 286-1850 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Royerton, Pleasant View, Yorktown, Westview, SouthView, Muncie Career Center Coop, Wes-Del, Hartage Hall, and St. Mary's

Our center is accredited by NAEYC.

NAEYC Accreditation

Welcome to Muncie KinderCare

Welcome to Muncie KinderCare in Indiana. Conveniently located near Ball State University, we strive to have the best open communication with all of our families. 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!

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

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

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!

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!

  • The KinderCare Staff has done an amazing job for both myself and my son over the last three years. They have made it so easy for both of us when my son first started. Over the years, I have truly enjoyed hearing the stories my son has told me about his friends and activities at school. The staff is amazing, and you start to feel like part of a family. I know the teachers here have taught my son well and helped to mold him into the smart, happy child he is, and I thank them for that. As he leaves to begin public school, he will take all he has learned from KinderCare and be better for the experiences and love he has been given. Thank You KinderCare!

    Kelly S. - KinderCare Parent
  • I had been actively on the lookout for a good daycare for my 14-month-old daughter before and after I moved to Muncie for a new job, as my husband is working in California and my new job is quite overwhelming and demanding. I tried an in-home care environment where I had horrible experience and my daughter had to leave, before we finally settled down at KinderCare and love it as our home. Muncie KinderCare changed the world for me! We were so warmly welcomed when I brought my baby here on a Monday morning. She is so well treated and loved by every teacher that takes care of her. The director is extremely nice and kind and has such loving characteristics that I don’t usually see in such a role at other places. For the first time, I feel like home in a group care environment. If I were to pick one reason to stay here for as long as possible, it would be the fantastic teachers. All of them are so kind and caring, and I have no worries at all to leave my baby with them. They are also so cheerful that many times I even want to join as a kid and play with them! :-) It's really not easy to choose a good daycare for your baby. I was thankful for both the good and the bad things I have experienced elsewhere, without which I would not be as appreciative as I am now. Having been there myself, I think the most important factor is the people. With great teachers (and a great director) your life is much easier and no stress at all. I'm so grateful that we've found our new home here. Thank you so much Debi for what we have received.

    Lan L. - KinderCare Parent
  • I cannot begin to tell you enough how much I appreciate each of the ladies at KinderCare. I never worry when I drop my child off that he will be loved, learning and well cared for. I cannot tell you the peace of mind I feel and how much I value this KinderCare. I work to send my child here so he may have a head start in life. He will have the benefit of an excellent education. I know he has a wonderful day learning and growing as I peel him off of his teacher to leave each day. These ladies are gifts from God and bless our lives each day.

    T.B. - 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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