Diane Adams, Center Director
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Sunset, High Point, Solley, Jacobsville, and Bodkin Buses leave the center at 8:15 am and return to the center by 4:15pm!
Our center is accredited by NAEYC.
Meet Diane Adams, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2018
Education: Master's Degree
Favorite Children's Book: Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Meet Diane Adams! She is the Center Director at Postal Court KinderCare in Pasadena, Maryland. Diane attended Capella University, where she earned a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been with KinderCare since 2018 and has worked in education since 2009. Every day, Diane enjoys helping children learn and discover their true potential. Her favorite quote is, “In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun.” – Mary Poppins. Outside of work, Diane enjoys apple picking and banking with her family.
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)
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
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.)
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!
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!
I just wanted to recognize two particular teachers at Postal Court KinderCare that my daughter has grown to love- Ms. Lucille and Ms. Pam. They are both wise educators and excellent role models. My three-year-old daughter, Alana, was very apprehensive about starting daycare and the transition hasn't been easy. She said it was scary and the kids were mean (probably because they wanted to share, and she didn't!). After a month or two, she started saying things like "That's what Ms. Pam says...". She tells me that Ms. Lucille and Ms. Pam are her favorite teachers, and I share the same sentiment. Ms. Pam always keeps me involved and shares in our joy as Alana becomes more comfortable. Additionally, the only reason she stopped crying in the mornings is thanks to Ms. Lucille's extra attention. She holds her for a short time to allow for a smooth transition, and helps her wave goodbye to me. She says she will continue to give my daughter this attention as long as she needs it, and works to increase her independence a little every day. She always has a kind word and a bright smile to greet us. I can tell my daughter is very comfortable with your staff and we appreciate all that you do. Please recognize these two wonderful women.”
Jamie L. - KinderCare Parent
It is hard to believe that we have been with KinderCare for almost six years now. When we started here, we lived pretty close to the center. After a year or so, we moved to Severn. We looked at and interviewed different centers that were closer to our new house but, in the end, it made the most since for us to stay at KinderCare. Even though we would be adding at least an hour of commute time to our drive every day, we just could not pass up the opportunity to have our kids in the best place possible.<br /> <br /> The staff has been outstanding for us. With our children’s allergy and asthma problems, the staff always goes the extra mile to make sure our kids were taken care of. We have had involvement with every teacher and staff member in the center and cannot thank them enough for the teaching and guidance they have provided for our children. I would be happy to recommend KinderCare to anyone who is looking for daycare in the Pasadena area!”
Kyle - KinderCare Parent
I really appreciate Christy being so accommodating to where we can bring our son an extra day. It means a lot to us that you are able to be flexible during our family's loss. You all do a great job with Lucas!”
Monica - KinderCare Parent
Words cannot express how much Ms. Sandy has touched my children’s lives. It’s always hard for a parent to leave their child with someone else while they go to work every day. As a parent, we are full of concerns and questions like; Is my child happy? Are they being watched? Are they having fun? Are they getting hugs when they are happy and sad? And most importantly, does my child feel loved at school? With Ms. Sandy, I have never once second guessed any of those questions. Every day she met my child with a smile and everyday my child ran up to her to give her a hug. Ms. Sandy knew my child and would take the time to tell me about her day, the good and the bad. I have never seen a two-year-old classroom that was so organized and ran so smoothly. You can tell that Ms. Sandy loves what she does and loves each and every child that steps into her classroom.”
Kim D. - KinderCare Parent
I just wanted to take a moment to thank Christy for taking the time to talk to me the other night, for taking my concerns seriously and addressing my concerns them. I will be completely honest, during the time of Christy's transition into becoming the Director, I was not sure how I felt about the change and the influence that it would have on our family or the center as a whole. Much to my pleasant surprise, I am very pleased with the care that Grace is under on a daily basis and Christy has a lot to do with that. I know that often her hard work and dedication go unnoticed, so I hope that you can end another busy week with a smile on your face, proud of what you, and the rest of the staff, are doing for so many kids on a daily basis.”
Kim - KinderCare Parent
We have enjoyed having Ms. Sandy as Jaxon's teacher, because she has helped take the burden of potty training off of my shoulders. Jaxon has done so well and I know it's because she has an amazing teacher helping her. She talks about Ms. Sandy at home and all the fun things they do in class each day. I'm so thankful Jaxon has had an amazing teacher like Ms.Sandy it makes leaving her every day to go to work not as hard. Thank you!”
Kimberly T. - KinderCare Parent
Ms. Sandy so deserves to be recognized! I remember that before my daughter even transferred into her room she stopped me in the hallway to introduce herself and get to know me as well as my child. She is always so excited to see us in the morning and makes the day start a little easier by accepting Mia into the room and giving her a hug. I feel great being able to hand her over to Ms. Sandy. She is always available to answer questions and chat about how the day went and shows a vested interest in the well being of your child. Please share with her how much it means to have someone so wonderful touch not only the lives of the children, but also the parents.”
Rebecca A. - 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.