Rachel Diane Basham, Center Director
Meet Rachel Basham, Our Center Director
Rachel has been with KinderCare since 1993, earning a child development associate. Rachel has spent many years cultivating the inviting atmosphere that is evident in her center and works towards maintaining a standard of commitment and care which creates a lasting impact for those under her supervision. She takes great pride in the educational development of each child and believes that each day should be utilized by promoting respect through integrity, dedication and education.
At KinderCare Since:
Child Development Associate
Favorite Children's Book:
Oh, the Places You'll Go!
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.
Florida Voluntary Prekindergarten Programs
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!
We are parents of two children that go to KinderCare in Oviedo, Florida. Our oldest, who is now four, has been going there since he was ten weeks old and now our youngest who also attends is eleven months old. We cannot say enough about this KinderCare facility. Your director, Diane Basham, runs an incredible center. She is a caring, compassionate professional who encourages an open door policy for parents offering any feedback or chooses to come with comments, questions or concerns. Our oldest has learned so much while being there, from socialization, to assistance with our potty training efforts, culminating to his educational development. The teachers have such a caring nature and wonderful attitude so you can see why the kids learn so much, because they love what they do. It is so rewarding to see such tangible results in our children, who also thoroughly enjoy the learning experience there; and we never fail to miss an opportunity to spread the word on the exceptional work of the staff there. Our sons were attending KinderCare full-time until about two months ago when Natalie was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Unable to work at that point in time, our two-income household was dropped to one, and we had no choice but to change them to part-time. While she was hospitalized during her first episode, Diane approached Sean and offered to help our family in whatever way she could when Natalie’s resulting doctors’ and physical therapy appointments caused a conflict with our children’s schedules at the center. This has served to bring some measure of peace in a difficult time. Diane encourages open communication, and we have always taken advantage of that when it comes to their development; now we do so at her invitation in this regard as well. She and the wonderful teachers at KinderCare-Oviedo have gone above and beyond for our family and we love and appreciate them for that. We were truly blessed the day we walked through the doors of the ‘little red schoolhouse.’”
Natalie and Sean J. - KinderCare Parent
Our son, Johnathan has been attending KinderCare since he was six-weeks-old. He is now three years in age. Every teacher that Johnathan has had the pleasure to work with has been amazing, specifically Ms. Diane and Ms. Sheila. My brother-in-law attended KinderCare when he was an infant, which was over 20 years ago, and Ms. Diane and Ms. Sheila were there when he attended. Therefore, I knew this was an amazing opportunity to have our son attend the same school with the same teachers. They are both so dedicated to the children here!
Johnathan looks forward to going to school each and every day, including Saturday and Sunday! He has learned so much and continues to grow and learn each and every day, which is due to the amazing staff at the Oviedo KinderCare! We are forever grateful for the amazing team and look forward to the future years with KinderCare! Thank you for all you do!”
Rebecca - KinderCare Parent
We moved to Florida from Wisconsin when our son Jayden was 19 months old. Before we moved down, we called around to child care facilities to figure out where would be best to place him. We started talking with Ms. Sheila. She was extremely helpful. Once we arrived, we also talked with Ms. Diane about our son, asking more questions regarding their learning center. Hands down, we decided that this was the best place for Jayden. It was one of the best decisions we ever made. Ms. Diane, Ms. Sheila and Ms. Suzie, along with the other teachers, have a sincere caring for all the children. It is a wonderful, positive environment for them to learn, develop and grow. Jayden is now eight years old and in the third grade. This KinderCare doesn't pick up at his school, however, he has not missed a Summer Camp. The main reason is because he loves to meet up with his friends again. Some of them he has known pretty much since he started in the one year old room. It has been a great experience for us and for Jayden. We feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to be a part of this particular KinderCare family.”
Kelly P. - KinderCare Parent
My son was a student at KinderCare when he was just under one year of age. The staff at KinderCare took such great care for him that I felt no need to worry about how he would be treated. My son is 11 years old now and I attribute the care and development training provided by staff to who he is today. I would hands down recommend KinderCare as the first choice in providing daycare to any little one.”
Marvin 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.