Brandee Felling, Center Director
Meet Brandee Felling, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2003
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Business Management with an emphasis on Human Resources, Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Development
Favorite Children's Book: The Poky Little Puppy
Meet Brandee Felling! She is the Center Director at Rogers KinderCare in Minnesota. Brandee attended Rasmussen University, where she earned an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Development and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management with an emphasis on Human Resources. She has been with KinderCare since 2003, and before that she was a teacher and a volunteer for various programs that support early education and development. "If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn." - Ignacio Estrada. Outside of work, Brandee enjoys reading and spending time with her family.
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)
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.
Kindergarten Programs (5–6 Years)
Welcome to kindergarten: the gateway to grade school and everything that comes next! Offered in select centers, our kindergarten programs have small class sizes and curriculums that mix learning and fun. The basic building blocks of reading, writing, math, and science are key in kindergarten, so we make sure they get lots of practice in all of these areas.
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!
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.
Elementary School Distance Learning
Healthy bodies, happy hearts, growing minds. We make distance learning easy on your whole family! Our teachers are trained to facilitate safe and dynamic learning experiences online and in-person. Since every school has their own learning plan, we’ve added flexible enrollment options to meet your family’s needs. Whether you choose to enroll full-time, part-time, or before and after school, we’re here for you!
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!
Multiple Summer Sports Programs
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!
Our experience with the Rogers KinderCare has been very positive. I am continually impressed by how well the center is managed. I appreciate that all of the staff, not just his classroom teacher, knows my son by name and greet him with smiles every day. You can tell that the teachers enjoy their jobs and truly care about helping kids reach their full potential. It is comforting to know that my son spends his days in a fun, nurturing, and creative environment. Thank you, KinderCare!”
Megan - KinderCare Parent
We have had a wonderful experience with Rogers KinderCare. Our son started in the Infant Classroom when he was 11 months old. We had to find care quickly for him and after visiting several other centers, we stopped in to tour with Ms. Tracy. We knew immediately that this was the place for our son! The Directors, teachers, curriculum, and facilities won us over. It was a warm, safe, and fun learning environment, and we were drawn to the energy there on that first visit! We also loved that none of the babies were just sitting in swings or bouncy seats! Our son has learned and grown so much with the help of KinderCare. He thrived right from the beginning and we are blown away on a daily basis by how much he has learned in his short time there. Our whole family loves and trusts the staff with our son and he has so much fun with his friends while learning and playing. We know they truly care about us as well! We feel very connected with how his days are spent and how he's doing. We would recommend KinderCare to everyone! In fact, we've already recommended KinderCare to three of our friends!”
Ryan and Nikki B. - KinderCare Parent
The staff at Rogers KinderCare is what makes this place great. They are amazing with the kids and provide them with unforgettable experiences. We are continuously amazed by the advances our kids make on a weekly basis. Working with the staff, from a parent's perspective, has been nothing but a good experience for us. They are flexible, quick, and willing to help out in any way they can. For us, the staff has gone above and beyond when we welcomed our twins to the world, often coming out to the parking lot to help haul our clan into the center. I can't say enough good about them. Wonderful place!”
Ralf - 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.