Amanda Lynch, Center Director
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Rowan school bus picks up & drops off in afternoon, KU vans does mid-morning (1/2 day Kindergarten) pick up. Mars - KU van does pick up and drop off, 3 or more children need servicing to go to another school (cannot drop off for afternoon Kindergarten kids)
Our center is accredited by NAEYC.
Meet Amanda Lynch, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2005
Education: Bachelor's Degree
Favorite Children's Book: Little Blue Truck
Meet Amanda Lynch! She is the Center Director at Seven Fields KinderCare in Pennsylvania. Amanda attended the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Child Development and Family Relations. She has been with KinderCare since 2005 and has previously taught as a preschool and pre-K teacher. Every day, Amanda looks forward to providing a nurturing learning environment. "Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching kids what counts is best." – Bob Talbert. Outside of work, Amanda enjoys doing creative home projects, spending time outdoors, and keeping up with her sons' sports activities.
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.
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 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!
Yoga, Tee-Ball, Book Club, Beginning Adventures, Garden Club
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!
The phonics program at KinderCare was some of the best money we have spent during our time there. I would highly recommend it to every parent. The difference the program and the one on one attention made in helping my daughter recognize and learn the sounds of letters was amazing. The program gave her such an edge when the class started learning to read in Kindergarten that she was able to read chapter books by the end of the year and sound out most of the words without much help. I would without hesitation make the same decision to enroll her again and have done so with my second child.”
Donna B. - KinderCare Parent
As a parent of an internationally adopted child, we required a facility that could offer more than basic daycare services. Our son, at 19 months, was not accustomed to eating solid foods, which meant he would need special attention at breakfast and lunch. He was still learning to understand English as he had only been with us for four months prior to attending KinderCare. After reviewing multiple child care favilities in our area, it was clear that KinderCare would offer him the best level of care.
The Center Director, Becky Stein, and the teachers and staff of KinderCare welcomed our son to their facility with patience, attention and most importantly, love. They took time to meet with us to discuss not only his needs, but his overall goals for education.
It is now more than a year since he enrolled at KinderCare. The efforts of the KinderCare team are clearly showing results. He is now speaking English very clear, asking many questions and singing his ABCs and many other songs. He has a strong knowledge of various types of cars/trucks, shapes, animals, insects, and many other items due to KinderCare curriculum. He is very polite, saying please, thank you, excuse me, etc. when appropriate. Each day we pick him up, it is clear he has learned something new and is excited to tell and/or show us, much to our delight.
The love and patience provided by the entire KinderCare team makes us realize how lucky we are to have found them. It is clear that KinderCare is preparing our son for the next level, both in academics and appropriate behavior.”
Tom B. - KinderCare Parent
When we began the search for a school for our daughter, Bailey, we truly wanted a school. Not a daycare that just watched children, but an actual school that had programming and was fully aware of developmental milestones. We interviewed at several schools and did a lot of research. Once we looked at everything, KinderCare Seven Fields rose to the top and we have not been disappointed.
The teachers and staff at KinderCare Seven Fields have gone above and beyond for our daughter. She was born premature and, due to our work situations, started there when she was only seven weeks old and weighing only five pounds. During her first year she has experienced some hospitalizations and set-backs, but the staff has worked with her extensively, and we credit them with her phenomenal progress. They maintain excellent contact with us and are very aware of our daughter’s strengths and needs. I, myself, am a principal and I cannot begin to give enough praise to the staff for their professionalism and the educational environment they have created. Bailey loves going to school and is always smiling when she is there. They have truly made a difference in our lives and we are looking to the next several years with KinderCare Seven Fields!”
Wendi - KinderCare Parent
When his older brother moved on to Kindergarten, our youngest son had to learn how to be dropped off at KinderCare on his own. It was new and different and he struggled with the change. But Ms. Becky found time every morning to check on him, most of the time being there in person at his drop-off to hug him, hold him or take him on an adventure. Even though she had a lot of responsibilities as center director, she went out of her way to help one of her youngest students with a tough part of his day. I know it meant a lot to him because he often asked to hug her goodbye when we were leaving the center in the late afternoon. Ms. Becky also took the time to email me or his dad and let us know that he was happily playing. She wasn't only taking care of him, she was taking care of us, too!”
Jane P. - KinderCare Parent
Dear Becky, I wanted to offer some feedback on the Learning Adventures courses my daughter has been taking through KinderCare. Because she is younger than the recommended ages for some of the courses, I had some concerns, but you assured me your teachers would monitor her progress and make sure she was not out of her depth and got the most from the classes. Has she ever! We started her with the KinderMusic, and the level you anticipated would be best for her was right on target. She walks around the house making up songs to classical music. I wasn't sure she needed the Phonics classes as she knew her alphabet, but I'm glad I followed your recommendation to start her there. At a little over three years old, she is miles ahead of her peers and is starting to read and sound out words. She uses the Patterns and Graphing learned in the Math courses almost daily, as part of her play. And we have just started Spanish classes. Any parent who is serious about helping his or her child get a head start needs to know about these exceptional options offered by KinderCare. My daughter is bright, and she needs a challenge--a fun challenge. And with your input, feedback, total care, and commitment, we were able to partner and design a program that is fun and challenging. It is allowing her to meet her full potential. I knew from the first day I met you, the teachers and the other administrators at your center, that you had created a space that was committed to the total development of a child. My family is most grateful for this. As my daughter has now learned to say, gracias.”
Mara A. - 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.