Lisa Couse, Center Director
Meet Lisa Couse, Our Center Director
Now center director for Imperial Rose KinderCare, Lisa has been with the company since 2008. With an educational background that includes studies in child development, Lisa brings the leadership this location needs to provide an excellent experience for all children and their families. Lisa has a daughter of her own, who has grown up in the KinderCare environment. "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” – W.B. Yeats
At KinderCare Since:
Background in Early Childhood Education
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.
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 would like to share with you how happy my wife and I are with KinderCare and your incredible staff. It might not be obvious to you, but I am known for being hard to please and overly critical. I am so glad our family found such a great home away from home for our children at KinderCare in Placentia.
How we ended up at KinderCare is actually ironic. After spending three weeks visiting every daycare facility in the Yorba Linda/Placentia area, my wife and I felt we had made up our mind on where to send our three year old boy and three month old boy. We had made up our minds, the decision was clear; however, we decided to visit one final place, your KinderCare location. Early on in the process, we opted to not consider KinderCare after visiting another KinderCare facility in a different city two years earlier. To widen our scale of reference, I decided we should visit your location. We called ahead and walked in 20 minutes later because it was convenient for my wife and I. Upon walking in the door, I was impressed. We were especially impressed with the layout of the facility, the attention to sanitation and the interaction with the staff and yourself. I knew before I left the building that I was going to vote for KinderCare. My wife, who works in a local hospital, is hypercritical on cleanliness and germs. She was enamored by your facility and sanitation program. Who knew our last impulse tour was going to be the preschool facility we would select.
Most importantly, as a parent you want to know your children are safe, being cared for with compassion and discipline while being provided with developmental curriculum. The quality of the food was by far superior than other local preschool's meal plans. We are also impressed by the fact that someone from KinderCare's corporate office will call every so often for feedback! You know your selection was the right one when your son wants to go to school on a Saturday or wants to drive by the school at night.”
Steve M. - KinderCare Parent
After researching and visiting every kind of preschool you can think of, I decided to bring my son to KinderCare on Imperial. My criteria for the best preschool was cleanliness, caring staff, safety and good structure for learning. This KinderCare met all my expectations. The teachers continuously show their care for my son. For example, a month ago my son was out because of a high fever. When he was cleared to go back to school, he came back with a very small appetite. He drank so little that he was potentially on the verge of dehydration. The doctor told me to tell the teachers to really encourage him to eat every five minutes and to monitor his wet diapers. I gave the teachers the instructions and they followed it, despite their hectic schedules with the other children. They kept me well informed and at ease all day. The next day he was back to his normal eating habits, but the teachers still kept a close eye on him. Ms. Becca, Ms. Stacy and the teachers feel like my extended family. When I drop off and pick up my son and he has a big smile on his face when he sees the staff, I know that I have chosen the right place for him.”
Brenda H. - KinderCare Parent
Both of my children attended KinderCare and I have to say the staff, and the school's director, Becca Woolstrum are excellent. My son Dylan attended two years ago and his teacher Mrs. Rita was terrific. He was born with a hearing impairment and our family had a lot of concerns regarding his academics and socialization, but with his teacher's help, he did wonderfully. He made friends, progressed in his studies and went from a shy introverted child in to an outgoing expressive child. We were amazed at how well he did and we had constant contact and updates from his teacher and the rest of the teachers. Our youngest son Drew is in Ms. Halsi's class and he's doing amazingly well. He's learning his colors, songs and doing art projects that are just helping him progress and build confidence. We always feel so reassured that he's in loving hands with Ms. Halsi. And Ms. Becca is a great leader. She runs the school efficiently, she truly cares about the children and she's so easy to talk to about any concerns we may have. Overall I would recommend this KinderCare to anyone who's interested in enrolling their children. This school is top-notch.”
Shirley N. - 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.