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.)
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!
We wanted to let you all know what an important part of the Apeaer Family you have all been to us. From the first day with Amanda in 2000 to now, 10 years later, you have been such an important part of our children's lives. We know that Amanda and Jack were always being taken care of with love, care, special attention and a lot of patience. You have helped us stop using the "binky", potty trained with us and helped them navigate their first steps. You were there to help them learn their colors, letters, shapes, and do their first art work. You were there when Amanda tried to take over the class and when Jack had a "little extra" energy. You have helped raise our children and for that we are so grateful! There are not enough words to say how much we appreciate all of you. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You are all very special people with very important jobs that mean so much to so many families! Thank you.”
The Apeaer Family - KinderCare Parent
This is a bitter sweet transition for our family. We have been with Kindercare for over eight years between our two boys. While we are so excited to enter this new chapter of having two school age children, it also means that we must say goodbye to all of the wonderful teachers at KLC.
The words " thank you" don't begin to capture the appreciation we feel for all you've done for our family. Yes, you've taught them their letters, numbers,colors and shapes, but it's also so much more then that. You've comforted my children when they were distraught, bandaged their boo-boos when they got hurt, mediated their conflicts with peers, encouraged them to try new things, stimulated their curiosity and fostered their imaginations.
You've helped to raise my children during the hours when I couldn't be with them. I was able to to go to work every day with the peace of mind that my children were safe and well cared for. There has never been a time when I questioned if Kindercare was the best placement for my children. NEVER.
You listened to any concerns I've had over the years and always treated my husband and me with dignity and respect. We've been encouraged to partcipate and volunteer in classroom events and to share in our children's learning on a regular basis.
We also very much value the curriculum offered by Kindercare. Both Logan and Aiden habe been so well prepared for the demands and expectations of Kindergarten, that the trantion to elementary school has been a smooth one.
So, for lack of a better way to say this; THANK YOU!! Thank you for all that you do to set young children on a path to success.... in school and in life.
McCullough - KinderCare Parent
To The Entire KinderCare Staff, A small token of our thanks for all that you done in taking care of Landon in all ways molding him into the wonderful little boy he is!! Not one daycare center can compare to yours in teaching children how to learn, how to be compassionate, and love life in its most simplistic forms. We will miss each and everyone of you. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything you have done in helping us raise him. Take Care”
The Comad Family - 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.