Latresse Hill, 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.
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. 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!
Our experience at the Preston Meadow KinderCare has been nothing but amazing. From the very beginning, my girls have been surrounded by teachers who truly love them. Ms. Gladys has been an incredible teacher to my four-year-old daughter. When she first started at KinderCare, she had no interest in learning to write or in doing any practice work. However, after Ms. Gladys and I had a conference and developed a plan, that soon changed. After a few days of one-on-one time, my daughter learned how to write her name, could fully recognize all her letters, and was begging to do “homework” at home. The progress she has made in the last seven months makes me a proud momma, and I cannot thank Ms. Gladys enough for all her hard work and dedication to my daughter’s education. As for my newborn's teachers in the Infant Classroom, I likewise don’t know how to put into words how much I love those ladies. Ms. Farrie, Ms. Mia, and Ms. Lorrie are simply the best caregivers I could have ever asked for. I know that my younger daughter gets all the love and attention she needs every day along with learning and meeting her milestones. The way her face lights up when she sees Ms. Lorrie is heartwarming and reassures me that we made the right choice in choosing this daycare facility. In fact, it takes us so long to leave every day because we like to stay and talk to our teachers and say good-bye to every single person.
Ms. Allison and her staff have really been wonderful, and we consider them an extension of our family. We are truly blessed for having them in our lives.”
Jessica P. - KinderCare Parent
Early childhood development was our main priority when we initially researched the local preschool programs around our area. Our son had been taken care of by his grandparents since he was a baby, and introducing him into a preschool environment around complete strangers was a concern for us. When he turned three, we decided to enroll our son into KinderCare and our experience could not have been better. His teachers were there to not only comfort him in a strange new environment, but also began teaching him the skills he needed in preparation for kindergarten. By the time my son started kindergarten, he was already reading, writing, and solving basic math problems. We feel KinderCare has played a big part in why our son has continued to excel in grade school and has remained ahead of his class. Our daughter now also attends KinderCare and is progressing the same exact way that her older brother did. She has learned so much and we could not imagine her being enrolled anywhere else. The entire staff knows our family by name and has actually become a part of our extended family. Staff members and teachers like Ms. Jill, Ms. Lori, Ms. Pat, and everyone else there at the center are amazing, and my family and I cannot say thank you enough for all of the time and effort you have given to our children.”
Chris V. - KinderCare Parent
My son has been attending KinderCare for over two years now, and I can't express enough how proud I am of the progress and growth he has made within this time frame. His teacher Ms. Gladys is not just a teacher, but has a love for kids in general: it's definitely just not a job to her. She is keeps boundaries with the children but is still so loving, all in the same breath. My son truly gets a lot from her class as far as education, sharing, cleaning, being self-sufficient. We drive 30 miles Monday through Friday to attend this KinderCare, and based on his experience, I couldn't see him going anywhere else. He also attends an additional class for one-on-one Phonics with another teacher, Ms. Farrie, who does an amazing job getting my son excited about reading and helping him feel accomplished. I would recommend this daycare to anyone: It's always clean, the staff are more than friendly, and features an inviting environment.”
Carin W. - KinderCare Parent
This will be my children's third year in a row spending their summer at Preston Meadow KinderCare. I have to tell all you parents looking for a safe, fun-filled center with equally motivated teachers like Ms. Pat and Ms. Lori (if I am forgetting any other teachers' names, pardon me) who really care for each and every kiddo who goes there. This is the place my kids want to come every summer and spend some time there when their grandma doesn't visit from India. My kids are happy and safe, and that makes me happy. So to all you moms out there, that's my message and experience I have to share about this particular KinderCare. Thanks again to all the dedicated teachers and management for keeping up the great job!”
Moushumi D. - KinderCare Parent
We're new to KinderCare and we're excited to be here. I followed the Director Latrrese Hill to KinderCare and Latrrese connects with kids on a level some parents can't even get too. She's involved with the kids everyday and genuinely cares about each kid. My son has excelled in numerous ways from her patience, love, and support. Its hard to find someone that genuinely cares and has your kids best interest at heart!”
Alex K. - 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.