Amberly Pettigrew, Center Director
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
Our center is conveniently located away from busy highways and is located in a large parking lot area close to other businesses.
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
John Adams Academy and Maidu Elementary
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)
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!
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.
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
Cooking Academy™ (3 – 12 Years)
In Cooking Academy, kids learn new recipes from cultures around the world and develop a healthy relationship with food. They’ll 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!
A limited number of our centers offer a bilingual immersion preschool program featuring Mandarin and English, created in collaboration with leading foreign language educators. Children will have the opportunity to learn Mandarin through stimulating, age-appropriate, hands-on activities. Using this creative approach, children enhance their skills in a second language in the same natural way they learned their first language.
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!
Our son attended Knowledge Beginnings from Preschool through Kindergarten. He was so prepared for first grade solely due to the wonderful education he received at Knowledge Beginnings. We are so very pleased with both the staff and teachers. They offer a loving and nurturing environment where kids learn and grow. We recommend Knowledge Beginnings to everyone we know.”
Jennifer H. - KinderCare Parent
I am very happy with care my child receives at Knowledge Beginnings. I couldn't be happier with the staff. They are loving, caring, friendly people who seem to thoroughly love what they do.”
Megan - KinderCare Parent
The staff and facilities are fabulous. My daughter exceeds in both writing, reading, and math. We have been very pleased with the school and programs.”
Lynn - KinderCare Parent
In February of 2012, we welcomed our first son into the world. For months prior to his birth, we labored over the issue of child care. We explored many different options, including in-home daycare, facilities, and, private home care. Nothing seemed to be the right fit for what we wanted in care, until we toured Knowledge Beginnings. We had been referred by very close friends, as well as multiple co-workers, and had only heard great things about the school. We were skeptical at first, because we wanted to make sure the facility could give the same level of attention and care as in-home options. We wanted our son to be comfortable and loved and happy in his daytime surroundings.
When we showed up for our tour, the Center Director (Ms. Shelly), gave us a thorough tour of the whole center, not just the infant area where our son would be. Upon showing us each room, the one thing we noticed was how vibrant the center was with its many different art projects and decorations. The children's artwork included their pictures as they were doing the project. Each room, as you went up in age, had its own curriculum and activities planned around the lesson of the week. The focus on the children's development was very important to us as some of the options we had visited seemed to be more "babysitters" than teachers. Also, when we poked our head into each room, the teacher in each room, no matter what they were doing, made sure to acknowledge us with a smile and "Hello". After the tour, Ms. Shelly was open to every question we asked, and trust us, we had a lot of them. We knew by the time we walked to our car that Knowledge Beginnings was the only option for our son.
As an infant, our son was loved, encouraged, and assisted in his basic development. One of the first things he learned was basic sign language. Even in the infant room, Miss Theresa, Ms. Bev, and Ms. Staci had a monthly developmental plan for each individual child based on their personal needs and growth. We have every piece of artwork he did in his infant class: from painting to sponge art to sensory collages, we kept it all. In the summer, he participated in water activities and outdoor sing-a-longs. This last year, he joined Miss Tiffany's music class and has been in musical heaven! He knows all of his letters, can count to 20, knows every color, and can name more animals than probably either of us. Our son is now two-and-a-half, and has grown within KB, and is now in his fourth class. Every day he is expanding his vocabulary, singing new songs, telling us about his lessons, and telling us new books he has been introduced to that we need to add to his growing library. He is learning to be independent, to interact and share with others, to be creative, and most importantly, he is happy.
We enrolled our second son in October of 2013, and he is beyond happy with his teachers and the friends in his class. He, too, is loved and nurtured and educated on a daily basis. He, too, knows sign language and at 13 months he can imitate many animal sounds and identify the animals. His artwork is proudly displayed around our house and offices, right next to big brother's.
As a parent, you want your child to be happy and feel safe in their environment, and every day our sons cannot wait to get to school. The most important thing that stands out to us as to why Knowledge Beginnings is the RIGHT and BEST choice for our family, is that when we drop off our sons, they cannot wait to hug their teachers and play with their friends. They are so HAPPY and they LOVE their school. When we pick up our sons at the end of the day, we go by each classroom so the boys can say goodbye to each teacher. Knowing that they have made such a strong connection with the staff of Knowledge Beginnings brings a smile to our faces and reinforces that we made the best decision for our sons with regard to their care and nurturing. It really is something to witness as our sons stand at each door waving and saying goodbye, and EACH and EVERY teacher acknowledges both of them by name. That includes the Center Director, Assistant Director and the Operations Manager. We fully recommend Knowledge Beginnings to any parent looking for excellent care, nurturing and early education for their child. They are fully invested in your child's development and the family unit. They truly are an extension of you.”
Allen & Ginny C. - KinderCare Parent
It is with mixed emotions that our family bids farewell to our second family at Knowledge Beginnings after being a part of it for nearly eight years. Today is really bittersweet because I will personally miss each of you and seeing you every day. Okay, I will NOT miss writing the weekly checks but I will miss all of you and the wonderful care you have provided to my children over all of the years.
When I had my first child (Paige) I was really freaking out as to who I was going to leave her with once I had to return to work. Although I work in Roseville, I began checking around in Auburn, where we live, for daycare. I was horrified. I seriously was in tears over my options and I just did not know what I was going to do. Then I was talking with a friend at work and found out that some of the other “Enterprise Kids” attended Knowledge Beginnings, right around the corner from my office! I went to see Melissa and got the tour and I was sold. I didn’t even care how much it cost! Oh, how naïve I was!
Everything at Knowledge Beginnings is special. From the directors, to the teachers, to the facilities, it is top notch. I started Paige there at the age of five months and cried like a baby the first day I dropped her off. I tried to hide it but I am sure Ms. Theresa thought I was I was crazy. Thank you Ms. Theresa for being there for me in those first, very tough weeks! I was back to normal within a week and the tears finally stopped. As Paige grew she went through all of the classes and some of her teachers are still there today. Another thing I love about Knowledge Beginnings--lots of loyalty! In December of 2008 I was lucky enough to have my son Crosby. I am not so sure those of you at Knowledge Beginnings felt as lucky as I did once he joined his sister there! Oh boy, Crosby was, and still is, a handful! He was lucky to get to be with Ms. Theresa in infants and of course, Ms. Bev. You are still #1! Ms. Irene had the joy of both of my kids. Ms. Barbara had both of my kids too. I just love Ms. Barbara! She was just what the doctor ordered for both of my crazy kids. She always got them right in line and I loved it! Ms. Denise had them both as well, although Crosby tends to forget her name, which is funny to me because he was all about Ms. Denise when he was in her class. Now Ms. April and Ms. Leslie have had the joys of him at his finest; testing the limits and being his normal, crazy, out-of-control self. Thank you for always finding new ways to give him outlets and never making me feel like a mom without control. (When I really did always feel that way!)
As we take the next step to public school, I hope that my children will be as lucky to have such great people teaching them, encouraging them and helping them become their own individuals as we have had there at Knowledge Beginnings. I have personally been positively affected having been a parent of children there and am always telling everyone how wonderful you all are. I have made so many long-lasting friendships with other parents and our children will remain friends long after we leave Knowledge Beginnings. It is funny because when Paige and I talk about who her “best friends” are, the first three people she says are people from Knowledge Beginnings. We still see them when we can but she does not see them very often. It just proves how strong her memories of Knowledge Beginnings are. I also feel like I have made so many friends with staff there and truly will miss seeing you all each day. Thanks to Ms. Shelly for being a REALLY awesome director! You know I love you girls! Although Ms. Annie has not been there long in terms of how long we have been there, I cannot say enough good things about her. What an amazing addition she was! Annie, you are a breath of fresh air and I can only imagine how far you will go in your career. Thanks for being so much fun for us parents and the kids.
Just like the day I first brought Paige there in 2006, I think I will shed some tears as I say goodbye to all of you. I promise to come by and say hi from time to time. Yes Annie, I will!I wish you all nothing but the best! Keep on loving our kids and teaching them as they all get ready to enter the world of education.”
Cathy P. - 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.