Normandy Park KinderCare
Meet Candace Reid, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2018
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communication
Favorite Children's Book: Choose Your Own Adventure Books
| Meet Candace Reid! She is the Center Director at Normandy Park KinderCare in SeaTac, WA. Candace attended Virginia State University where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communication. She has been with KinderCare for five years, and before that she was a center director and a teacher. Her favorite quote is, "Everything we do is practice for something greater than where we currently are. Practice only makes for improvement!" Outside of work, Candace enjoys traveling, gardening, reading, watching movies, and being in nature with her family.
Normandy Park KinderCare 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.
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.
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.)
“ I am very impressed with the director and staff. They are attentive and loving with the children. My child's teachers, Ms. Allison and Ms. Crystal are awesome and my child loves to go to daycare due to them.Show more
“ I am overjoyed with our experience at Normandy Park Kinder Care. The staff are so welcoming. They take their time with my daughter and all of the other kids as well. When we come through the door, we are greeted enthusiastically. I believe this is more than a job to them. I'm especially appreciative of my daughter's teacher Miss Jessica. She is always alive, alert, awake, and enthusiastic. My daughter can stop talking about how great Miss Jessica is. When I arrived yesterday, a few of the kids were having a hard time. Miss Jessica was gentle about separating the two. One of those children was having a noticably challenging moment. Miss Jessica squatted down, as to position herself eye to eye with the child; on their level. She spoke to the child and diffused the situation quickly and effectively. I've experienced other places in town and they pale in comparison to the structure and staff at Normandy Park Kinder Care. This is the place for our family.Show more
“ Both Center Director and Assistant Director are very hands on. They seem to know each child and their needs. The classroom teachers do as well. I am confident that my son's needs are met and exceeded daily. Furthermore, I am always surprised at the things he has learned each day and the activities he has participated in.Show more
“ First, Thank you Ms. Candace and Ms. Crystal. I truly fell in love with this daycare. I was in need of immediate short term care and I got so much more. My granddaughter and I gained a family. The staff was both caring and professional. From the moment I dropped her off in the morning I was comfortable to leave my granddaughter with them. She made so many friends and when it was her last day I felt so sad because she truly made friends. In less than a month she knew her class by name and sight. Pretty profound for a 2 year old. She was always engaged. The center provided loads of fun things like Baby Shark and robot visits to parents coming in to sing with the kids. I raised 3 kids in daycare and this KinderCare takes the cake!!!I truly loved and looked forward to the daily pictures. I thought they would do it once to hook me in but they never stopped. I was so glad I even shared them with my crew. This is a great daycare. If I need them next year Normandy Park KinderCare will be my choice.Show more
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We're so proud!
AMERICA'S MOST ACCREDITED
What Learning Looks Like
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.
An Educator Dedicated to Making Readers
Soft-spoken, creative, and laser-focused on literacy, Alisha Jackson is a real role model for early childhood educators. “I am being the change I wish to see in the lives of children,” she says. Watch and find out how she helps children find a love of books and reading.
This Top Educator Teaches With Her Whole Heart
Music is learning. It lights up everything” says this award-winning early childhood educator. Attiya Mirza is particularly adept at using music to teach: She recorded a pop album in her native Pakistan and was also the captain of the Pakistani national cricket team (leadership skills are extremely helpful in a class full of three-year-olds)!
Gallup - Great Workplace Award
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.
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.
This Inspirational Family Puts Love First
Music to our ears. Meet the Bachmans, an all-American, multi-racial family from Chicago who show us all what love is really about.
A Family That is Busy with a Capital "B"
When both parents are professionals, carving out some family "together" time can be a serious challenge. See how the Dorazios do it—from Taco Tuesday to trips to the shore.