Sheila Nelson, Center Director
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
West Springfield, Daventry, Saratoga
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Saratoga, West Springfield & Rolling Valley (Possibly others - Call to find out)
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)
Babies grow and learn every day. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where babies can explore and make new discoveries. We know that learning through play is extremely valuable at this age and our Early Foundations® Infant program is designed to give babies the skills that will serve as the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.
Toddler Programs (1 – 2 Years)
As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our Early Foundations® Toddler program will help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through experiences. So each day is filled with fun activities that excite and develop toddlers, giving them the comfort and confidence to speak those first few important words, as well as make their first friends.
Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)
At this age, children are making new discoveries daily. And as two-year olds begin to exert their independence, our Early Foundations® Discovery Preschool program is prepared to open their eyes to a world of learning, sharing, and exploring. Our holistic approach in the classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they'll need as they continue on to preschool.
Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)
As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they may feel ready to take on the world. Our Early Foundations® Preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science, and social studies concepts. A healthy dose of running, jumping, and dancing keeps them active too.
Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)
Prekindergartners are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime – school. And our Early Foundations Prekindergarten® program is designed to get them ready by teaching letters and words, math concepts, and valuable social skills. With small group instruction, independent play in an organized atmosphere, and whole-group activities, children will have all the right skills to hop, skip, and jump right into kindergarten.
Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)
Even after school's out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating environment. That's where our Catch the Wave® program comes in. This innovative before – and after-school program allows school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help to fun physical activities, our program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.
Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)
Don’t miss out on KinderCare’s Summer of Wonder: Six themed programs that will make summer exciting, educational and tons of fun. Whether your child is in our preschool, Pre-K or school-age programs, all of it is designed to help children learn while soaking up the fun. We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours so we hope to see you there.
Participating Child Care Aware Center
KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care 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. Kids in this delightful and delicious program 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! Built entirely from scratch, our new program teaches kids to sing, move, listen, play instruments, and even create their own tunes. It 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 for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?
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. Your child will experiment with activities like learning how lemon juice and baking soda interact to uncover secret messages, watching fizzy reactions in action, and discovering 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!
As a parent searching for a daycare center is huge.. My daughter started in the toddler room and is almost in the discovery preschool room. I have watched her grow so much and learn new things every day. The staff here are great. As a child I attended the same Kindercare so it's great to see such a wonderful staff team and all the smiling faces you see as you walk in. I would recommend this center to anyone who was looking for one near by!”
Kim M. - KinderCare Parent
My two sons, now in the discovery preschool classroom and prekindergarten classroom, have attended this KinderCare since they were each infants. The teachers quickly became like family to our children. Many of the students in my son's infant class are in his current class, which speaks volumes for this center.<br /> <br /> More specifically, the care they show is great. My two-year-old who is very active and daring has many food allergies and skin conditions, so the care and trust I have with them caring for his allergies and conditions are unmatched. As an elementary school teacher, I want to ensure that my four- year-old is as ready as he can be for kindergarten next year. He is loving the preschool program and learning how to write his letters and numbers while becoming more curious and engaged than ever!<br /> <br /> We are lucky to have been blessed with such amazing teachers and staff at this center!”
Hoda - KinderCare Parent
We are so pleased with the patience, warmth and experience of the teachers. My children love coming each day and have learned so much both in the classroom and in the enrichment program. Management is always available and receptive to concerns and questions. We highly recommend this center.”
Michael J. - KinderCare Parent
After relocating to this area from the south, we looked at several day care centers for our then two-year-old son. We were welcomed with smiles and open arms and our son felt very safe in a very new environment. From age two until now at age five, our son has grown into a very kind, smart, respectful boy and much of his personality and character is due to the teachers and directors at this center.<br /> Communication is key in our family and we are very fortunate that this center has strong communication. Whether your child has special dietary needs or any other "special needs", all of the teachers we have come across at this center truly care about the development of not only our son, but all children, and take the time to learn about each child.<br /> We are thankful to have found this center as we know our son is being enriched by all staff members.”
Dori L. - KinderCare Parent
Finding a good child care situation is one of the biggest challenges for parents, and we feel so lucky to have found this KinderCare. Our daughter started at three months, and is still here now as a three-year-old. When we had our son a year ago, we didn't hesitate to bring him here as well. The teachers in every room are fantastic, and the managers are top-notch as well. Our kids are very well taken care of, and the staff members always take the time to speak with us, tell us how the kids are doing, and answer our questions. The best part of my day is when I pick up the kids, because they are always so happy with smiles on their faces. I’d recommend this KinderCare to anyone!”
Kate C. - KinderCare Parent
Leaving one’s baby with a stranger is no small emotional feat. To me, it is really the largest greatest amount of trust one can place in another person. But from the day I have met the ladies of KinderCare, I have nothing but the utmost respect for the professionalism and compassion that they bring to their positions. They are a credit to the field of baby care and I am lucky to have found such an amazing group of loving, knowledgeable, capable women to care for my most precious babies.”
Carolyn L. - 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.