Ms. Ann Lang, Center Director
Meet Ann Lang, Our Center Director
Ann has been with KinderCare since 1999. Over the pastyears, she has enjoyed teaching in all classrooms, being assistant director, and now serving as center director. Ann has an associate degree in early childhood development. She loves being a part of each family's journey with KinderCare, from their very first time stepping into the center to becoming a member of the KinderCare family!
At KinderCare Since:
Associate in Early Childhood Education
Favorite Children's Book:
The Giving Tree
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.
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.
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 started bringing my daughter to the Infant Classroom at the end of July 2013 when she was 11 weeks old. I was very nervous about leaving her in the care of others who I did not know well. Chelsey, her teacher, was so nice and understanding about me leaving my baby for the first time. She told me that I could call as much as I wanted or needed. This was very reassuring because I work 40 minutes away from the center. We have been taking our daughter to the Robbinsdale KinderCare for a little over four months now. I know that we made the right choice for child care, as our daughter is always happy when I drop her off and pick her up. Her teachers are wonderful and I know they enjoy her company as much as she enjoys their company. The Infant Classroom is spacious with many different learning toys and activities. I was happily surprised to see how many art projects they do as little ones. It brings a smile to my face when I see a picture she painted, like a footprint that was turned into a ghost!”
Heidi - KinderCare Parent
My daughter has been at KinderCare since she was ten weeks old. She is now 22 months. My husband and I couldn’t be more pleased with everything about Robbinsdale KinderCare, from the staff to the curriculum. Every morning our daughter is so excited to go to school and is learning new things every day.”
Dana A. - KinderCare Parent
We are so happy we chose KinderCare in Robbinsdale as our daughter's daycare provider! As first-time parents, we were extremely nervous about leaving our daughter at a daycare. However, the staff has made this transition so easy! For example, I email several times a day to see how she is doing. Without fail, every email is returned with updates and pictures of her day! I really feel like I am right there with her. As each day has passed, we have witnessed how much each teacher genuinely cares for our daughter. Each staff person goes out of their way to make sure she is loved, well cared for, and engaged! She has made many new friends and experienced some amazing things! And, it turns out she is quite an artist! We are building a beautiful gallery of her artwork. They also have us, the parents, in mind. For example, we socialize with other infant parents at pre-arranged events and the staff sends us pictures of big milestone (like her six month-aversary!) KinderCare in Robbinsdale is simply outstanding. We are so impressed and recommend it to anyone considering daycare for their child.”
Gabriella - KinderCare Parent
My son has been in the hands of KinderCare since he was 11 weeks old and I can't imagine anyone else caring for him as well and introducing him to as many experiences as they have. I was very worried at first but found that they have so many experienced teachers in each classroom that he probably gets so much more out of each day at daycare than he would if I were able to be home with him. I would recommend the Robbinsdale KinderCare to anyone interested in child care without hesitation.”
Rebecca F. - 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.