Ages: 6 weeks to 5 years
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
North Forest Pines Elementary- ( Before and After School). Forest Pines Elementary- (Before and After school). Wakefield Elementary- (Before and After School). Heritage Elementary- (After School).
Our center is accredited by NAEYC.
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.
Raleigh Knowledge Beginnings 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!
Interactive Kindergarten (5–6 Years)
Kindergarten is a critical year for young learners. Experienced KinderCare teachers will tap into your child’s natural curiosity to help get them even more prepared for elementary school. Our engaging lessons make the most of current technology while offering plenty of hands-on play and exploration.
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.
Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program
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.)
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!
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!
My husband and I recently moved and left the Raleigh area, and the thing we miss most about that area is the Knowledge Beginnings preschool. My daughter had not transitioned very well in previous daycares, so I had decided to keep her home with me. Then my husband told me about Knowledge Beginnings and set up an appointment for us to tour it. We had no Cons on our list after meeting with Ms. Jaime and Ms. Cassandra. Both of them played with our daughter, and for the first time, our daughter felt at home. Both Jaime and Cassandra are genuinely caring and are naturals with children, which is surprisingly not found at some preschools. You can tell they enjoy both their jobs and aren't just passing the time to get a paycheck. When Ms. Cassandra was not there, our daughter loved being with Ms. Hope in the mornings and then Ms. Janna in the afternoons. And what a find with Ms. Anneke! We had met over a dozen Directors at different preschools, and Ms. Anneke is the only one who possesses the talent of balancing rules with a maternal personality. Most other Directors are either too harsh and impolite with how they remind parents and kids of daycare rules, or they tend to be lax about them when a parent is present. Anneke does a wonderful job of maintaining the safety of the children while gently educating parents and children alike on the importance of it. We admire her for being able to do this. The facility is kept clean, and every time we were there, the teachers looked hard at work to keep it that way. We wish there were more preschools like the Knowledge Beginnings in Raleigh! Please find a way to thank them for what they do and let them know that we think highly of them.”
Charlyn and Igor - KinderCare Parent
I am thrilled with the Knowledge Beginning school in Raleigh, headed by director, Anneke Dickerman. Several years ago, my husband and I were looking for a preschool/full-time daycare for my two young children. We toured many facilities in the area but Knowledge Beginnings was hands down a clear winner. Anneke took a great deal of time with us and we were sold on the professional teachers, water park, warm environment, discovery rooms, and strong emphasis on curriculum. My two children have attended Knowledge Beginnings for the last four years, and we could not be more impressed. Every day when we walk in, we are greeted in the most pleasant, positive way from the staff. Anneke and team know every child/parents’ names and we feel extremely welcomed each day both at the front desk and as we enter the classrooms. At the end of the day, both the director and assistant know exactly what has happened in all of the classrooms. Anneke often says “Tessa just got up from her nap and is in centers.” I don’t know how she has her finger on the pulse of every child but she does! We are also extremely impressed with the teaching staff at Knowledge Beginnings. I am an elementary school teacher in the neighborhood so I know the demands placed on children starting at a young age. My son was well advanced when he began kindergarten because of the curriculum he was exposed to in the Transitional Kindergarten class. In fact, he entered Kindergarten reading a 5-6 level, which is the end of Kindergarten! I credit this solely to the staff at Knowledge Beginnings and their intense emphasis on literacy/mathematical instruction. Knowledge Beginning is not a daycare; it’s equivalent to a high end, private preschool. They do not have paid staff, they employ true teachers. Both my children thrived under the care of warm, loving, and talented teachers. Anneke and her staff go above and beyond expectations including making special vegetarian meals and accommodating my flexible track out schedule. I do not know of any other school that would work with children constantly tracking in/out and adjust their rates accordingly. Additionally, Anneke and team are consistently doing “extras” such as lavish graduation ceremonies, cookies with Santa, open houses, winter productions, book fairs, and family events throughout the year. Knowledge Beginnings in Raleigh is truly have a one-of-a-kind preschool staffed with the best of the best. My children feel loved, safe, and are learning more than I could have ever imagined. My husband and I feel appreciated and that we matter to Knowledge Beginnings family. I tell others in the community that Knowledge Beginnings has truly changed our lives.”
Julie C. - KinderCare Parent
My daughter has been a student at Knowledge Beginnings in Raleigh for almost three years now and she loves it! Sometimes it is hard to get her to come home! :) They have great part time schedules which is hard to find but really the best part about Knowledge Beginnings is the staff. Everyone there KNOWS your child which is so important. This is one of the most important decisions you make as a parent and I can go to work each day without worrying about her care. Not only is she having fun but is learning so much and I feel her time at Knowledge Beginnings is really going to prepare her for elementary school. And as an only child, the socialization she is getting is key. They do an excellent job of educating while having fun!”
Susan M. - KinderCare Parent
Alex started school at Knowledge Beginnings when he was two years old. He didn't speak English at all. Initially he was very shy and didn't understand much, but wanted to learn. The teachers were caring and helped him a lot to be comfortable in an English speaking environment. He absorbed as much information as he could. Later on, he started saying a few words in English and a few months later he said simple sentences. I was very proud of him when he greeted his teachers, and Ms Anneke in English or when I heard him talk to his friends in English. We enrolled him to Phonics class, which gave him an additional boost to his language learning experience. We found Kindermusik useful too. Learning the language through music is an excellent way to speed up the learning process. We got to the point when Alex corrects me when I do not pronounce a word properly in English. I do not think I would have been able to teach Alex English without the help of the teachers at Knowledge Beginnings and I am grateful for the positive experience he received there forever.”
Orsolya - KinderCare Parent
My family has been a member of the Knowledge Beginning community since 2011. My son started there in the preschool classroom. Transferring from KinderCare we were familiar with the curriculum which made for an easy transition. Our experience at Knowledge Beginnings has been absolutely wonderful. The teachers and staff have nurtured and challenged my son academically and socially. He has been exposed to a variety of creative and engaging learning activities. Both he and I are greeted each day by the administrative staff. They know us by name. The teachers and the administrative staff have shown a genuine interest in my family’s well being. The facility is well-maintained and conducive to a learning atmosphere. The extra activities that they offer are well designed and beneficial. My son has participated in Active Adventures, Phonics and Music. He is leaving Knowledge Beginnings to enter Elementary school ready to meet to the academic, social and behavioral expectations. We will miss our Knowledge Beginnings’ family.”
Syreeta - 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.
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 Raleigh Knowledge Beginnings?
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 Raleigh Knowledge Beginnings?
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.