Ms. Danielle Atwood, Center Director
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
Richfield KinderCare is located in the heart of Richfield on Kinross Lakes Parkway close to I-271, I77 and Route 21. We are part of the Revere School Distict but also serve families in North Royalton, Broadview Heights, Brecksville, Medina, Akron and Cleveland.
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Hillcrest, Old Trail, and St. Hillary's BUS RUNS - Start at Morning: 7:30 AM - 7:45 AM, Afternoon: 12:15 PM - 12:30 PM, Evening: 3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
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.
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.
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!
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 for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?
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. Your child will experiment with activities like learning how lemon juice and baking soda interact to uncover secret messages, watching fizzy reactions in action, and discovering 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!
March 6, 2012 Incoming Kindercare Kindergarten Parents: We are writing to highly recommend the full time Kindergarten Program at the Kindercare on Kinross Lake Road in Richfield. In this letter we will speak of our history with Kindercare, what is important to us, our praise of the staff, and what we would change for the future. Our history with Kindercare: Our family has been with Kindercare since February 2006 when our oldest son Freddie was 12 weeks old. Around his first birthday we experienced some challenges and made a short-sited decision to change to another daycare center. We returned nine months later and have never looked back. We are more than thrilled with Kindercare for both a day care center and pre-school for our 3 year old son and as a full-time Private Kindergarten for our 6 year old son. Two years ago our family experienced loss of employment for 14 months and maintained our children’s enrollment at Kindercare because of its importance to our family. We can truly say that we are more than satisfied with our decision to keep our children at Kindercare every day - even through financial challenges. We often count our blessings as Kindercare gives us the peace of mind knowing that our children are well cared for at a facility with national oversight using nationally developed and time-tested curriculum. This allows us to excel professionally as we know our sons are at a facility with people who love them and who will always do what is best for them. What is important to us. When looking for daycare and Kindergarten we looked for an established program, national companies, affordability, ease of use, and high standards. While we happen to be part of the first year of the full day private kindergarten class at the Richfield Kindercare we entered it knowing that Ms. Murray, Ms. Brandi, and Ms. Ford had the experience necessary to establish this program. A national company is important to us as the foundation of oversight come at a much higher level than just one or a few locations. In the past 6 years we have had very few occasions to communicate with Kindercare corporate and every time I was satisfied and glad I had another resource to rectify our challenge. As for affordability I am very pleased that the Kindergarten program priced in the middle of the pact of all of our Kindergarten options. It also happened to be not too much of an increase from the Pre-Kindergarten tuition we were already paying. For ease of use this speaks to the hours of operation and the meals being provided. With this full time Kindergarten program we also are permitted to use the center during the entire operational hours for no additional fee. Food is never a problem, does not cost additional, and does not need to be brought in or coordinated. It is simply taken care of. Our opinion of Ms. Murray Ms. Candace Murray is simply the best Kindergarten teacher I could ask for my son. She is compassionate, intelligent, patient, communicative, creative, and generous. She started this program from nothing last Spring and has far exceeded our expectations. She always has time for our questions and communicates more details that I could have ever imagined needing or wanting. She understands all of the children’s challenges and works with each of their specific abilities and shortcomings. Our opinion of Miss Brandi Miss Brandi is more than the ideal daycare center director. She is driven, passionate, kind, caring, and a friend. She will likely never tell you, but recently won a National Kindercare Award for being in the top 10 center Directors in The Knowledge Learning Corporation (Kindercare’s National Name) measured across many metrics. She gets the most out of her staff and has created a family atmosphere where learning and fun occur naturally. Our opinion of Ms. Heather Ford Ms. Heather Ford is Miss Brandi’s boss and is more than just a name on an organization chart. Both of my boys know who she is as she knows them. She has helped in numerous ways from new rubber mulch on a playground, parking lot repavement, and exterior lighting correction. She is extremely timely and thorough with communication. Having strong regional leadership is one of many reasons why we wanted a national chain and have been only pleased with Ms. Ford’s oversight. What we would change if we could. Nothing. Please feel free to contact us for anything else you need as you begin this journey with your student. Sincerely, Jill and Jeffrey M”
Jill and Jeffrey M. - KinderCare Parent
We could not be more thrilled with how far our twin boys have come in such a short period of time with the Learning Adventures phonics program, and would recommend it to anyone who wants their child to be ahead of the curve in learning. It has been an amazing experience for all of us!
The boys knew they were learning, but really saw their Learning Adventures experience as more of a fun time in a small group setting, where they got individualized attention for their specific needs and abilities. Both of our boys were reading on their own BEFORE they started Kindergarten!
As parents, we saw that the boys were having fun in Learning Adventures working with Ms. Carrie. It was a great head start to position themahead of the curve when they started school. They are now reading on their own above their age level, and are reading us stories at bedtime. An added benefit is that they are starting to teach their little sister about different sounds and letters, becuase they are just so excited about what they have learned.
We are starting our third child in Learning Adventures this fall so she can have the same great experience and head start that our boys had. We love watching her excitement about starting the program. A big thanks to Brandi and Danielle for introducing us to the Learning Adventures program, and a special thanks to Ms. Carrie for all that she has done in the program to make the kids excited about reading and learning! We could not recommend this program enought!
Ross and Kim Koutris”
Kim and Ross Koutris - 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.