Ashley Strong, Center Director
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.
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.)
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 for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?
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 wanted to express our gratitude to the Director as well as all of the staff of Silverlake KinderCare. You have given our son exceptional care and countless opportunities for learning and fun. He has positively changed over the last year and grown so much and matured. My family will forever be grateful for the amount of care and attention you show him on a daily basis. We definitely recommend Silverlake KinderCare to all of our friends and neighbors.”
Nia P. - KinderCare Parent
I am so happy that my family found Silverlake KinderCare. Ms. Shanna is an organized, courteous, and enthusiastic Center Director who always strives to promote the best in her staff and children of the center. After a bad experience at another preschool, we were hesitant about putting our two boys in another facility, but when we walked into Silverlake KinderCare and were greeted with smiling faces, we knew this was it. We had found a safe place for our children. At that time, my oldest son stayed for a few hours to "explore" and when he came home he exclaimed, "Mommy, I have a new school and it is awesome!" He had participated in an art project and made a picture of himself with his new friends. The Center Director obviously is careful in her hiring process, and it shows in all of the Teachers. They are nurturing, caring, and have huge hearts and a passion for teaching. It has been over a year since our decision and we could not be happier. We have even added our new addition to the family, who will also be added to the Silverlake KinderCare family along with her two big brothers. Silverlake KinderCare is great overall. From the leadership, the staff, and the cleanliness to the curriculum, we love it all. I appreciate the long hours the management put into the center to make it run so smoothly. No matter what day of the week or how early, I know I will get a smile and a warm greeting when we walk in the door. It truly feels like home.”
Elizabeth E. - KinderCare Parent
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Silverlake KinderCare, Ms. Shanna, and all of the amazing staff. Due to scheduling conflicts, we must move our son closer to our home. We cannot thank you enough for taking such good care of him for the past three years. I still recall dropping him off on his first day and being greeted by every staff member in the building. I highly recommend Silverlake KinderCare to anyone who wants highly professional, consistent, and stable care for their child, regardless of their age. I cannot recall a single instance in the past three years that gave me or his mother cause for concern. As a father of a rambunctious little boy, I am grateful that you allowed him to be a little boy: learning, running around, getting dirty while he played, and most of all showing him love and making him feel safe and secure. I could not have asked for better care than what your center provided.”
Jeff H. - KinderCare Parent
In January of 2007, my husband and I became the proud parents of a beautiful baby girl. As new parents, we were best described as cautious and overprotective. So when researching child care, I was initially very hesitant on the idea of someone else helping raise my baby. I worried I would never be able to return to work; however, after touring Silverlake KinderCare, I enrolled my child and to this day it was the best decision we made! I was welcomed in with a warm and friendly smile, and to this day, I still receive the same greeting when I come to get my daughter. For months, I went to Silverlake KinderCare to feed her on my lunch break. The staff made me feel welcome each and every time and never made me feel like a burden. With each transition, my daughter loves her new teachers and misses the old ones, but she still goes and "visits" them on occasion. I appreciate that I can always come and talk to Ms. Shanna or Ms. Jessie regarding my child and how she is doing, or just to get their opinion on designs for her birthday décor! My husband and I enjoy participating in all of the family functions Silverlake KinderCare offers, and our favorite is the classroom parties. Our daughter is our number one priority and for that reason it is important that she is safe, she learns, and is in an environment that is comfortable and friendly. Silverlake KinderCare is all of the above and more! I can't think of a decision more important than finding a place for your child to be taken care of while you are working; with that being said, I would highly recommend Silverlake KinderCare to anyone who asks.”
Maria B. - 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.