Meet Phoebe Harris, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2023
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, Master's Degree in Educational Leadership, Director's Credential
Favorite Children's Book: Space2Launch
Meet Phoebe Harris! Phoebe is the Center Director at Plantation KinderCare in Florida. Phoebe has earned a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership, and a Director's Credential. Phoebe joined KinderCare this year, and before that was a center director. Phoebe's favorite quote is, "Power isn't control at all - power is strength, and giving that strength to others. A leader isn't someone who forces others to make him stronger; a leader is someone willing to give his strength to others that they may have the strength to stand on their own." - Beth Revis. Outside of work, Phoebe enjoys going to church and spending time with family.
Plantation KinderCare Programs
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.
Florida Voluntary Prekindergarten Programs
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.)
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 to develop vocabulary and conversation skills. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts, and pets, as well as how to engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo.
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!
“ First, allow me to say that I am a single father who was extremely picky when it came to finding a VPK program for my 4 year old son, there were so many options and all of them say they were better than the next. So, I did a great deal of research before enrolling my child. And these people met every standard and qualification I had. They helped me through a confusing enrollment process, patiently guiding me through the paperwork and red tape that had me literally on the verge of panic. The director of the school was kind and answered questions every time they came up, no, "Let me get back to you on that." She took me step by step through the process, even when I had forgotten to dot an "i" or cross a "t". As for the staff, they are EXEMPLARY!!! Ms. D demands respect, because she GIVES respect and my son considers her an extension of our whacky family. And Ms. Diaz, my son's teacher, has brought out the best his brain has. He can count to one hundred, has a solid grasp on letters and sight words and this simply improves every single day he is there. This is being posted, 2 days prior to Thanksgiving and I can say with total confidence; I am grateful I found Kindercare and not only WOULD I recommend them to other parents... I DO, often.Show more
“ This center is everything a parent could ask for! After a lengthy search and many visits where I was left unimpressed by many of the other schools/daycares in the area I accidentally stumbled upon this location. The cleanliness is immaculate here! I mention that first because it's the first thing you notice in the door. The staff is amazing, extremely caring and loving to the children. All of the teachers are very welcoming and do a great job at keeping parents informed. Ms. Nicolan and the rest of the staff were very supportive during a recent death in our family (child's father) and I couldn't have asked for a better out of home support system for my little girl. They go above and beyond and I love that about them because you can tell they do their jobs from the heart. Again, what more could you ask for? My daughter has been here since she was 18 months old and is on her way to kindergarten after this summer. I know she'll be sad the day she outgrows daycare and aftercare here (I will probably cry lol). It's exactly the kind of place you would want your child to be cared for outside of your own home and I can't thank them enough for their services.Show more
“ "I see how much my child learns everyday. Her teacher has displays on the walls with their pictures and she writes what my child says in her own words. It's great to see everything they're learning!"Show more
“ "I love getting the daily form from my child's teacher. I can ask her about her day from what her teacher wrote and it makes for great conversation on our way home. I also love to see when Ms. Jen displays all the kids pictures around the class."Show more
“ I love the teachers, staff and the director. I'm very pleased with the way they take care of my daughter.Show more
“ My daughters have been attending the KinderCare in Plantation since they are 6 and 8 weeks old. Now they are 4.5 and 3 years old. All the teachers are so loving, caring and attentive. My little one always gives a kiss & hug to her teachers; She really loves you: Ms. Erica, Ms. Dwandra and Ms. Jennifer. My older one is learning so much, she counts in English, French and the other day tried in Spanish; thank you Ms. Mia, Ms. Lucy and Ms. Marcela. But today I wanted to take the time to say a special thank you to Ms. Nicolan Kerr, Center Director and, Ms. Catalina Paz, Assistant Director. While all the Broward schools were closed after the “Hurricane Matthew” you re-opened your doors right away, as the storm was already gone and areas safe. And you took the time to call every parent. What amazing service! Not so many schools would have done the same. I am glad I chose this center 4.5 year ago. Thank you all for everything you do, everyday!Show more
“ Hannah, along with the entire team at the Plantation center are caring, quick to respond, loving and give outstanding service. A main factor of choosing this center was that each instructor has been at THAT center for over ten years. That level of commitment and loyalty speaks to the effectiveness of the current center leadership. As a first time mother, I greatly value the experience and child knowledge of my child's teachers. Rorie is happy and excited to go to school each day. We consider everyone at the Plantation center family.Show more
“ The facility is clean and organized. But the staff is what makes me keep my child at KinderCare. Ms. Hannah and Ms. Maria have managed to make it a fun, loving & professional place. So much, that when I am there I feel like part of their family. You can genuinely feel their passion for what they do in the way they treat me and my child. Over the past six years, every morning and afternoon I have been acknowledged and greeted with a smile! KinderCare is not just a facility, it's an extended family, thanks to Ms. Hannah and Ms. Maria. I trust them with the most important thing in the world to me, my child. I rather pay a little extra, knowing that I get quality care. They are both the reason I am still there and will keep referring family and friends. Thank you.Show more
“ Mrs. Hannah and Ms. Maria continually keep out doing themselves year after year! They have big hearts, great personalities and big smiles. They are a pleasure to interact with daily. They have accepted me and my family with open arms and are just so comforting towards not only my child, but others as well. They are both very professional and I reward them for continuing to carry on the great reputation that they've made this KinderCare location to be! Thank you.Show more
“ Since day one, we felt at home. After staying home for my son for the first year, I was worried about finding a safe, fun, and educational place for him to learn and grow, while I went back to work. We were looking for a place, like KinderCare, that because of it's structure, have standards, policies, and procedures to follow. You know there is quality and accountability. After reading the great reviews, we checked it out and were impressed. Nicholan and Catalina are so welcoming and great at their job, from my perspective. Anticipate my questions and flexible with changes to our needs. Mrs. Maria and her the other teacher (sorry i forget her name), were great with the kids and worked with me with my sons dietary needs. Or stay a few minutes after closing because there was an accident causing delays. If he tripped or fell running, they called me. Even though it was just a small scratch, I appreciated them keeping me informed and informing me of the care they provided. Or if I forgot to tell them a family friend is picking him up, they call me right away, before allowing them inside - I appreciate that. They have family events throughout the year where you can meet fellow parents in your kids classroom. We ended up only being there for 6 months, as work relocation brought us out of state. No one can replace your role as a parent, measure up, or provide the same intense love or care, but they're pretty close. Great experience and recommend it.Show more
“ As my daughter, Rorie Culley, finishes up her VPK year I wanted to take a moment to express my sincere gratitude for this institution and its caring staff and teachers. Having no family in Florida, our family has relied heavily on the caring staff at KinderCare Plantation. Every single staff member has treated both me and my child like family. From listening and lending helpful parenting advice, to sharing my grief as I was laid off from my job earlier this year, our KinderCare Plantation family was there for us. Rorie has experienced all of her “firsts” within its doors. Everything from rolling over, sitting up, walking, talking, and reading have occurred under their watchful eyes. She began as a bald-headed, screaming-at-the-top-of-her-lungs 10-week old infant and has grown into a feisty, confident, young lady who is 100% ready to enter Kindergarten in the fall. While we love each and every teacher Rorie has encountered over the years, there has been one teacher throughout our time at KinderCare that has been a standout influencer in Rorie’s life and learning. Eufemia “Mia” Diaz has seen Rorie through from the Infant room all the way through VPK. She is caring, loving, and an extremely passionate educator of young children. It is not often that a child is blessed with an early educator as special as “Miss Mia”. Without hesitation I enrolled my daughter in the phonics enrichment course as soon as I heard Miss Mia would be teaching it. The first time I heard my 3 year old actually read a book at the annual Christmas show, I cried tears of pride and knew that I had made a wise choice. As I watch the interaction between Miss Mia and Rorie, I know I’m witnessing something truly special. She has a way of reaching my child that is simply unmatched. The school year is ending so Rorie is now spending her last few days with Miss Mia. We’re also relocating to a new state where education standards are certain to differ from those in Florida. It will be a bittersweet ending to our time at KinderCare. However, I have no doubt that my child is ready to conquer the years of schooling and life ahead of her; she’s had a foundation of love and learning under the outstanding care of her Miss Mia and the educators KinderCare Learning Center. We will truly miss them all.Show more
“ My son is currently attending the KinderCare. For a long time, we were looking for serious and reliable daycare for our son until we found KinderCare; a trustworthy institution. The teacher Eusemia Diaz is an exceptional instructor with great ethical manners. She is an exceptional pedagogue. She is very well trained for identifying children’s necessities and can treat them according to their characteristics. Also, Mia, as my son likes to call her, has become another member of the family. My boy loves her; he goes to school every day with a smile on his face and has never complained about her. Mrs. Diaz has become in his paradigm. Whatever she says or does is a law for him. Under her supervision, my son has dramatically increased his academic level. Although he did not know how to speak English at the beginning of the course, today he can communicate; recognize letters, sounds, and numbers. In other words, he is ready for the next level. Personally, I wish every parent could be as lucky as us. There is not a better feeling than to know that you’re most precious treasure is in good hands and is receiving the attention it deserves. We will highly recommend Mrs. Diaz to everyone we know and encourage your company to make her comfortable within your organization so that she can continue teaching. This society needs more teachers like her. Thank you, Mrs. Diaz.Show more
“ This is the best day care for children. My grandson has been there for over a year the director and staff are helpful, sweet, and have patience for kids of all ages. I thank them for the loving care that they provide to my grandson.Show more
“ KinderCare in Plantation, FL has truly made our daughter, Arya, so happy! She knows where we are once I pull into the parking lot of our center. She starts to kick her feet and laugh with pure joy. Despite our current reality of everyone wearing a mask, she recognizes her teacher and all of the other teachers by their voices. Ms. Daniela, Ms. Julissa, along with the entire team, are full of love and a genuine desire to see the children develop successfully. No matter what may be happening in the world I am confident that my baby girl can just be a kid and be happy. I can't express how thankful I am. The look of joy on my daughter's face every morning at drop off gets my day started on the happiest note.Show more
Frequently Asked Questions
What accreditations does KinderCare have?
We are your trusted caregiver. Our centers are state-licensed and regularly inspected to make sure everything meets or exceeds standards, including child-to-teacher ratios and safe facilities. Our centers aren’t just licensed—most are accredited, too! Find out more.
Do you offer part-time schedules at Plantation KinderCare?
Everybody’s schedule is different. We’re happy to offer quality, affordable part-time and full-time childcare. Drop-in care may also be available. Reach out to your Center Director to learn more.
How does naptime work at Plantation KinderCare?
Our teachers meet every child’s needs during naptime. Our teachers know how to get babies to nap. In fact, they are pros at getting children of any age to nap. Visit our article on "10 Ways We Help Kids Get a Great Daycare Nap" to learn more.
Do you support alternative diets?
We strive to be as inclusive as possible. To that point, we provide a vegetarian option at mealtime, take care to not serve common allergens and can adapt menus based on your child’s food sensitivities. If your child has additional needs, we’ll work with you to figure out a plan.
Are meals included in tuition? Can I choose to send my child with lunch?
We provide nutritious meals and snacks developed by a registered dietician to meet the needs of rapidly growing bodies and minds. If your child has special dietary requirements and you would prefer to bring in their lunch, please make arrangements with the center director.
Does my child need to be potty-trained?
Every child begins toilet learning at a different age. Until your child shows an interest in toilet learning, we’ll provide diaper changes on an as-needed basis. When your child shows an interest, we'll discuss how to work together to encourage toilet learning.
Child Care You Can Trust
It’s More Than Daycare, It’s KinderCare!
Whether your child is just starting to explore the world or on their way to big-kid school, we have exactly what they need to foster their love of learning and build confidence. See proof that our Early Foundations® curriculum prepares kids for kindergarten, elementary school, and beyond!
Leading the way as America’s most accredited child care provider.
Meet Our Classroom Heroes
From ABCs and 123s to social-emotional skills and problem-solving, our amazing teachers build kindergarten readiness and Confidence for Life™.
See how they bring learning to life at every age and stage!
Babies Are Reaching New Milestones
Babies are giggling, wiggling, and exploring the world one tiny step at a time! In our infant classrooms, little ones are discovering language, experimenting with problem solving, and practicing social and emotional skills.
Toddlers Learn Through Creating, Playing, and Exploring
Toddlers are on the move! At this age, that’s totally normal as they learn and discover the world around them. In our toddler classrooms, they’re building confidence through creating art, learning their ABCs, imaginative play, and so much more.
Discovery Preschoolers Practice Independence
Discovery Preschoolers are channeling their creativity, learning how to express themselves, practicing motor skills, and experimenting with language and literacy in new, exciting ways.
Preschoolers Are Building So Many New Skills
Preschoolers are exploring science experiments, creating artwork, and playing pretend with friends. We’re also boosting literacy and social skills through letter-building and group art projects!
Teachers You Can Trust
When we say we’ve got the best teachers around, we really mean it. You can rest assured that every team member clears rigorous national and state background checks. Plus, our hiring process includes the Gallup® Talent Assessment to make sure we hire educators who have that special something it takes to work with kids.
7-time Gallup® Exceptional Workplace Award Winner
Every year we check in with our amazing team to survey how engaged they are, and for 7 years running we’ve earned the Gallup® Exceptional Workplace Award! We’re the first and only early childhood education provider recognized, and one of just four companies worldwide to receive the honor seven years in a row.
Peace of mind from pick-up to drop-off.
Child care isn’t just about caring for children—it’s about families and communities too! We’re committed to valuing the experiences and traditions you bring with you and honoring them within our community. Whenever you step through our front door, you’ll know that you’re in a place where your family is safe, happy, and celebrated for who they are.
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Our teachers join forces with families to help kids become lifelong learners while building confidence to live happy and healthy lives.
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Hear from families like yours.
When it comes to deciding on a child care center, we know there’s nothing quite like hearing from other families! Hear what Becky has to say about being a part of the KinderCare community:
“As a parent, I entrust my greatest blessing to the staff at KinderCare every day, and I am grateful for the loving care and guidance he receives. The teachers and director look at each child as an individual, with their own strengths and needs. My son has been blessed with awesome teachers who understand his challenges, and handle him with grace. My child has learned so much and continues to share with me the great activities that go on each day at "school!" Thank you to the KinderCare child care organization for an incredible early childhood curriculum that engages and teaches at all steps of the day, and a special thanks to Karen and her staff; they continue to do amazing works of ‘heart’ with all children.”
- Becky T.