Marsha Snead-Williams, Center Director
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
Poco Shock Blvd & Hull Street
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Chalkley, Jacob, Providence, Davis, Francis, , Reid, Falling Creek, Hening,
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.
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!
I wanted to share how much I appreciate the staff at this center. Their willingness to help, their sincere concern, and their warm inviting smiles really mean alot to me. I could not image my son being at any other learning center.”
Marquita M. - KinderCare Parent
I would like to thank you and your staff for the support you have given us. From day one when we brought our children to KinderCare, you welcomed them with open arms. They love their teachers and their friends and they enjoy coming in every day. They always talk about what they have learned and what they did that day. Thank you for all your support and hugs that you all have given us in the past year.”
Cassandra W. - KinderCare Parent
From my initial inquiry with KinderCare to my daughter's first experiences at the center, I have been thoroughly pleased and thankful for the professionalism, genuinely caring staff, and the flexible learning opportunities and programs.”
Melinda D. - KinderCare Parent
I am very pleased with the care my children receive, the understanding, the time and effort they take with my children, and my self understanding and the struggle in everyday of a mother. They love children with full hearts and warm arms. The smallest out of our four children is now almost two and has been here since he was nine weeks old. He has grown up here and now he looks at his teachers like his family. With their compassion for learning and teaching the children, it makes this place feel special not just a school but a home away from home. I would never take my children anywhere else and will always recommend this school to everyone I know.”
The Cordova Family - KinderCare Parent
My son started in September of 2011 when he was 21 months old. Within a matter of months I watched as his vocabulary and social skills blossomed. The staff has been amazing to me and my family. They have shown me that that they are truly interested in what's best for my son. Even though I was apprehensive about sending my son to daycare, it has turned out to be one of the best decisions we have made thus far!”
Sherri W. - KinderCare Parent
Thank you for taking such good care of our son. I was worried about him attending daycare but with the daily report sheet and when I call you guys are always cheerful and easy my worries. I don't think I could do your job. Thanks a million and please continue to voice your concerns so I can keep him on track.”
Anonymous - KinderCare Parent
I just want to say that I'm so blessed and grateful that I'm able to take my children to the Pocoshock KinderCare location in Richmond, Va. As a mother of three small children I was very nervous to allow my children to stay in a daycare center because of all the things I have heard but now I feel so comfortable and calm when I drop off my children every morning and pick them up every evening. Every time I walk in the door I am greeted with so much warmth. This staff is so nice and they really care about the children and treat them as individuals. I just love the Director, Tanya and the Assistant Director, Jennifer because they are kind and have very good hearts. I feel like they are a part of my family and that's how I feel about the whole staff. I would recommend this KinderCare location to all my friends and family with children.
Ashley L. - 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.