Lisa Couse, Center Director
Meet Lisa Couse, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2008
Favorite Children's Book: Goodnight Gorilla
Meet Lisa Couse! Lisa is the Center Director at Imperial Rose KinderCare in California. Lisa majored in child development during college and has been working with children for fifteen years. She has been working with KinderCare since 2008. Lisa's favorite quote is, "Children are not people to be molded, but people to be unfolded." -Jess Lair. When she is not working, Lisa likes to travel to new places with her family. She also enjoys the outdoors with off-road vehicles.
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.
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!
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.