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Creve Coeur KinderCare

Jessica Myers, Center Director

12821 Portulaca Dr Saint Louis MO 63146
(314) 542-4030 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
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Our center is accredited by NAEYC.

NAEYC Accreditation

Welcome to Creve Coeur KinderCare

Welcome to Creve Coeur KinderCare, conveniently located near Olive Boulevard in this suburban city west of St. Louis, Missouri! Our dedicated staff strives to encourage children through fun and meaningful learning activities. Our teachers love to learn as well—we use professional development days to stay abreast of the latest techniques in early childhood education. It’s our mission from the moment you walk into our center that you feel welcomed and a part of our KinderCare family!

We’re proud of the industry-leading health and safety measures we’ve put in place to protect your family and our staff. And, if you need distance learning support for elementary school kids, grade K-6, we’re here for you. Contact our center director to learn more. We can’t wait to see you soon!

AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

We’re so proud!

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.

SCHOOL-READY

What Learning Looks Like

Our talented early-childhood teachers set kids down the path toward becoming lifelong learners in a positive, safe, and nurturing environment.

Our Programs

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.

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!

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.)

Spanish

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 to develop vocabulary and conversation skills. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts, and pets, as well as how to engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo.

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!

Our Teachers

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.

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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.

Our Families

Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!

  • KinderCare has been not only a safe place for my daughter to learn and grow, but a stable point in her young life filled with people who love and nurture her. It’s more than just a place she goes each day while we are working, but a place where she is shown that she is special and appreciated by all of the teachers, not just her own.

    Mike - KinderCare Parent
  • My son has been with the KinderCare Creve Coeur since he was 12 weeks old. He has flourished in such a safe and positive environment. In every level/classroom, he has had only the best teachers. I've always been able to communicate my concerns without problem, and even formed some friendships along the way. This KinderCare has really helped my son become a kind, sharing, and positive little boy. I'm eternally grateful.

    Jenn - KinderCare Parent
  • We have been with this KinderCare for over a year and my child has made tremendous strides in learning. In fact, she has tested above where she should be at her age and will be ahead of most kids in her kindergarten class! This facility is very clean and safe. My child had the same teacher for the entire preschool class and knows all the teachers. Every day when she comes home, she is able to tell us exactly what she has learned and is excited to go back. There are often times where she tells us things that she learned that I did not know. (Did you know the difference between frogs and toads is that frogs need to live near water? I learned that from my daughter on the way home from preschool!) Also, I get a report every day on what my child studied, what she had for lunch, and how she napped. The teachers are always very interested in each and every kid's development, and regularly hold parent-teacher conferences. We recently enrolled our newest addition to the family, who is about to turn six months old. The Infant Classroom is always clean, and they are always working with early developmental skills. It is very obvious to us that our infant is getting lots of attention and stimulation (she is always soooo tired when she gets home). When we pick her up, her belly is full and diaper is clean! We could not be any happier with this place. The Director, Nichole, has gone out of her way on several occasions to make sure we are happy, and could not be any nicer of a person. Yes, this is not the cheapest daycare in the area, but the rates are very reasonable. We look at it as an investment in our children's future. So far it's been a good investment.

    Ryan - KinderCare Parent
  • Thank you for the great care that you’ve provided for our son! I admit that it was very hard for me to leave my baby and go back to work. There were many tears that first day when I dropped him off for the first time. But when he looked at Ms. Joanne and smiled, I knew everything would be okay. It was like he was choosing KinderCare as his home away from home. And to further calm our concerns, the first time he ever laughed was after he came home from his first day at daycare. This was a sign to us that he was in good hands! We also appreciate how everyone went above and beyond to try to prevent our son from needing the helmet. That really meant a lot to us! And even though he had to get the helmet, you have all been great about taking the extra steps necessary to care for him. Thank you! When we look at our son, we see a happy, healthy, well-adjusted baby. And we credit a lot of those positive traits to the love and care that he receives from all of you. Thank you for taking such good care of our baby, Creve Couer KinderCare! He means the world to us and it’s nice to know that he’s in such great hands!

    Jenny - KinderCare Parent
  • We are so grateful for your kindness, love of teaching, and patience with your children, in particular with our daughter--she loves you all! Thanks for inspiring, challenging, and guiding her, and for encouraging and caring for her every single day! You really make a difference in our girl! (.... you teach her English! For sure that's not our merit... Hahaha!) Thanks for being such wonderful teachers!

    Carolina - KinderCare Parent
  • Our family is new to Creve Coeur KinderCare. Our foster son is in the Toddler Classroom and I have been very impressed. The teachers are very kind and patient, and he is learning so much--they even let him paint! I have no worries when he is at KinderCare. Thank you so much, Toddler Teachers, you rock!

    Acadia - KinderCare Parent

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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the waitlist & registration process at Creve Coeur KinderCare?

If you’re curious about the enrollment process at Creve Coeur KinderCare, we are here to help! Start the enrollment process in 3 easy steps:

  1. Find a Center
  2. Contact the Center
  3. Call Us with Questions: Don’t be shy—call us at 800-709-8774.
Visit our enrollment page to learn more.

What is the classroom schedule like?

Daily schedules are developed according to classroom and ages. You can expect morning and afternoon group time, small-group activities, outdoor time, snack and meals, and rest time. See links for example infant, toddler and preschool daily rhythm examples.

How much is tuition in Saint Louis, MO?

We understand that cost is one of the biggest factors in choosing care for your most-important-person-in-the-world. We work closely with you to set a tuition rate to match. We determine your rate based on three factors. Visit our child care costs page to learn more.

Can I tour Creve Coeur KinderCare?

Our centers are pretty special—come see for yourself! In order to tour Creve Coeur KinderCare, you will want to visit Kindercare.com to find a center, contact that center and take a virtual tour (or you might be able to arrange a COVID-compliant after-hours or weekend visit).

What holidays are the schools closed for?

Barring extreme weather or other unforeseen circumstances, our centers are open during normal operating hours on regularly scheduled days. Our centers are typically closed on the 7 major holidays and for two Professional Development Days each year.

How can I pay tuition?

Pay your tuition online at KinderCare Family Connection. You can make recurring or one-time payments online using a checking or savings account, debit card, or Discover card. If online payment is not possible for you, talk to your Center Director about alternate payment methods.