Ebony Sanders, Center Director
Meet Ebony Sanders, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2019
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Child and Adolescent Development
Favorite Children's Book: The Story of Ferdinand
Meet Ebony Sanders! Ebony is the Center Director at Foxworthy KinderCare in San Jose, California. She attended San Jose State University, where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Child and Adolescent Development. Ebony has been working with KinderCare since 2019 and was an assistant director before that. Her favorite quote is, "No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." -AESOP. During her free time, Ebony likes to spend time with her children. They enjoy doing hands on Do-it-yourself projects.
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.
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.)
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!
LOVE LOVE LOVE this school. My daughter started coming here last year for preschool. I was hesitant to leave her in the hands of strangers but it was seriously the best choice I made for her. Her teachers Ms.Nicki and Ms. Coco were amazing. She learned so much. I was informed daily on her progress as far as what she ate, how she napped and what they learned. I also opted for the Phonics program. They pull your child out of class for more of a one-on-one study time. Ms Angelica was her phonics teacher, and she was always so pleased to let me know about my daughters progress in her phonics class. The center director Ms. Sarah is just as amazing. Any questions I had or concerns she was always there. I seriously love this center. This year my daughter is in Prekindergarten and was blessed to have Ms. Nicki as a teacher again along with Ms. Diana who is just as amazing. I'm a little sad she won't be coming here next year when she starts Kindergarten. I can honestly say I'm happy with the staff here, and I highly recommend it.”
Alma M. - KinderCare Parent
The best review I can give is that my son loves this school. He's happy to go to school every day. In the evening when I pick up, he's always excited to tell me about what he did, who he played with, and what's happening in his class. His teacher Ms. Alicia is great as well. Our family was having a hard transition before we started here, and his behavior and potty training suffered as a result. Ms. Alicia handled him with kindness and caring. She was able to RE-potty train him, and bring back the sweet little boy we knew.
The director is great as well. She's always available, and a great presence at the center. I couldn't ask for a better person to be running my son's school. I definitely recommend any KinderCare, but this one is my favorite!”
Anne M. - KinderCare Parent
I am truly sad that this will be my son's last year at KinderCare. He is off to elementary school in the fall, and I literally have anxiety over it. The entire staff has been simply amazing, and I wanted to write this review to ease any parents concerns who are actively searching for a school. I did a lot of research before coming to KinderCare. I even had my son enrolled at a different school, but at the last minute I changed my mind and came to KinderCare. I am so happy I made that decision !!
The school is a gated and secure center. You have to enter a code at each gate and door. Amazing. The little kiddos are safely tucked inside. Windows are wall to wall, and I always see Sara and Angelica, the center directors, checking in on all the classes. You can truly see the care they have for these children. My son has loved all of his teachers, and always tells me how much he likes Miss Chrissy, Miss Diana, and Miss Nicki. All of the teachers are simply amazing and I feel secure when I'm at work because I know he is in safe and loving hands. The approach they have with the kids is very patient and truly kind. My son is a handful and I'm always so impressed with how they handle him.
Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are healthy and cooked in their kitchen on site. A weekly menu is always posted, and you can view everything your child is eating. My son is so picky at home, but everyday I check his daily log , an am always so pleased to see he ate everything. I don't know they do it. If you are working with an agency where your payments would be subsidized they still work with you and the rates are so affordable ! So don't be discouraged or think you can't get in.Trust me - you can ! Give this center a shot ! They're awesome !!!!!”
Kimiko R. - 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.