KinderCare Learning Center at Dr. Phillips
7:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Sat
7:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Su
Meet Ruth Reinstein, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 1992
Education: Associate's Degree, Director's Credential
Favorite Children's Book: Where the Wild Things Are
Meet Ruth Reinstein! She is the Center Director at KinderCare Learning Center at Dr. Phillips in Orlando, FL. Ruth attended Seminole State College, where she earned an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education Management. She started her career as a toddler teacher and has been with KinderCare since 1992. Every day, Ruth looks forward to helping children discover their true potential. "Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero." – Mr. Rogers. Outside of work, Ruth enjoys walking and biking nature trails and spending time with her grandchildren.
KinderCare Learning Center at Dr. Phillips 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.
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.
Florida Voluntary Prekindergarten Programs
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.)
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!
“ In January of 2007, I did a test run in the Infant Classroom with my firstborn. I was nervous and scared. Fast forward eight years, and I have another baby and immeasurable amounts of patience, love, advice, and teachings from everyone at this center. My children wouldn’t be the amazing, smart, and confident kids they are without all the teachers and center staff. Words cannot express my gratitude and admiration for a team that always puts the children first. This team has mastered the perfect combination of nurturing, education, and model behavior. Including this center in our family’s journey has been incredible!Show more
“ Anyone can provide daycare services, but we chose this center specifically for its commitment to learning and curriculum-based approach to teaching. Our daughter's development is key, and the incredible impact on her from KinderCare is obvious when we spend time with similarly-aged children who don't attend. Our daughter is engaged, outgoing, curious about the world, and excited to expand her knowledge. The questions she asks are remarkable, insightful, and full of genuine intrigue. I feel this is because she has built a foundation of trust with the teachers in an environment that supports and nurtures her, and that is full of compassion, honesty, and respect. We wish we could be with our daughter every second of her day, but since we can't, we're thrilled to have KinderCare there to ensure our daughter has the best start in life possible.Show more
“ I would like to share with you today my personal experience with Ms. Jenelle and her team. Eleven years ago, my eldest son, who was just six months old, had his first day at KinderCare. I was so scared to leave him that first day since six months old was so young. I left him crying and was so torn until I called at lunchtime and was reassured he had stopped shortly after my departure. He came home happy and I knew in my heart I had found the best people to care for him while I was at work. He attended KinderCare through the age of five and continued to do the summer program as well. One of the most reassuring constants was that the teachers always remained the same. They became so much more than teachers to us. They became our family. My son is now going into the seventh grade this coming fall and is reading at a twelfth grade level. He is in all advanced classes. When people ask me what I did or why I think he is so advanced, I always tell them it was the curriculum he had in those first important years of development. He learned there and he was excited to learn because of what Ms. Jenelle and the team was teaching him. Upon the birth of our second son in 2013, I immediately started stressing about child care. As does any parent. We decided we would try an in-home nanny. After an exhaustive search, we finally decided upon one who due to unfortunate circumstances had to move out of town suddenly. Therefore we found ourselves in quite a pickle. No way would we find solid child care in two weeks notice. I was beside myself and coincidentally drove past KinderCare the same day this all occurred. I turned into the parking lot on a whim and walked inside. When I entered the building, Ms. Dawn Mariononi, who remembered me by name even though we had not spoken in years, greeted me. I breathed a huge sigh of relief and knew in my heart this was the place for my new baby, just as it had been for his big brother. My youngest turned two in April and has been at KinderCare since he was six months old. I see the same progression and advancement in him as his older brother had at that age. He loves going to his school and is beyond content there. As a working mom, knowing that my child is okay, having fun, and in good hands is the biggest relief ever. I love all the teachers here. I love that it is the same teachers and management as when I first enrolled by eldest 12 years ago. Consistency is key in a young child and Ms. Jenelle keeps her team consistent. They go above and beyond for your children. It is so much more than a job to them they are truly shaping our children for the future.Show more
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Child Care You Can Trust
It’s More Than Daycare, It’s KinderCare!
Whether your child is just starting to explore the world or on their way to big-kid school, we have exactly what they need to foster their love of learning and build confidence. See proof that our Early Foundations® curriculum prepares kids for kindergarten, elementary school, and beyond!
Leading the way as America’s most accredited child care provider.
Meet Our Classroom Heroes
From ABCs and 123s to social-emotional skills and problem-solving, our amazing teachers build kindergarten readiness and Confidence for Life™.
See how they bring learning to life at every age and stage!
Babies Are Reaching New Milestones
Babies are giggling, wiggling, and exploring the world one tiny step at a time! In our infant classrooms, little ones are discovering language, experimenting with problem solving, and practicing social and emotional skills.
Toddlers Learn Through Creating, Playing, and Exploring
Toddlers are on the move! At this age, that’s totally normal as they learn and discover the world around them. In our toddler classrooms, they’re building confidence through creating art, learning their ABCs, imaginative play, and so much more.
Discovery Preschoolers Practice Independence
Discovery Preschoolers are channeling their creativity, learning how to express themselves, practicing motor skills, and experimenting with language and literacy in new, exciting ways.
Preschoolers Are Building So Many New Skills
Preschoolers are exploring science experiments, creating artwork, and playing pretend with friends. We’re also boosting literacy and social skills through letter-building and group art projects!
Teachers You Can Trust
When we say we’ve got the best teachers around, we really mean it. You can rest assured that every team member clears rigorous national and state background checks. Plus, our hiring process includes the Gallup® Talent Assessment to make sure we hire educators who have that special something it takes to work with kids.
7-time Gallup® Exceptional Workplace Award Winner
Every year we check in with our amazing team to survey how engaged they are, and for 7 years running we’ve earned the Gallup® Exceptional Workplace Award! We’re the first and only early childhood education provider recognized, and one of just four companies worldwide to receive the honor seven years in a row.
Peace of mind from pick-up to drop-off.
Child care isn’t just about caring for children—it’s about families and communities too! We’re committed to valuing the experiences and traditions you bring with you and honoring them within our community. Whenever you step through our front door, you’ll know that you’re in a place where your family is safe, happy, and celebrated for who they are.
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Find your partner in parenting.
Our teachers join forces with families to help kids become lifelong learners while building confidence to live happy and healthy lives.
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Hear from families like yours.
When it comes to deciding on a child care center, we know there’s nothing quite like hearing from other families! Hear what Becky has to say about being a part of the KinderCare community:
“As a parent, I entrust my greatest blessing to the staff at KinderCare every day, and I am grateful for the loving care and guidance he receives. The teachers and director look at each child as an individual, with their own strengths and needs. My son has been blessed with awesome teachers who understand his challenges, and handle him with grace. My child has learned so much and continues to share with me the great activities that go on each day at "school!" Thank you to the KinderCare child care organization for an incredible early childhood curriculum that engages and teaches at all steps of the day, and a special thanks to Karen and her staff; they continue to do amazing works of ‘heart’ with all children.”
- Becky T.