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.
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.)
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!
When I first looked into daycare for my two youngest, I was very nervous. You hear all these terrible stories about things that happen to children in daycare settings. Fortunately for me, I'm friends with former KinderCare teachers and started asking around. All of them told me that South County KinderCare was the best. I called and spoke with Daleena. I explained my concerns and my children's situation and from that moment on, I was completely comfortable with sending my children to their center. My youngest started out in the Toddler Classroom and immediately built a bond with Carolyn and Stacy. They love my children like they are their own. When my baby had a hard time transitioning into the Two's room, they would text or call me daily to let me know how he was doing. My four-year-old is accelerated for her age and as soon as they noticed, they moved her to an older age group where she could be challenged. I trust these people so much that on numerous occasions, I have allowed Stacy to take my children on outings on the weekends. I absolutely love the fact that all of these women love my kids the way I do. They even make it a point to include my seven-year-old child, who doesn't go to the center, in activities at the school. I completely, 100% recommend this center to anyone who is looking for a daycare that will care for and love your children the way you love and care for your children.”
Shandi B. - KinderCare Parent
As a parent with a child who attends part time, I had common concerns like: will she make friends? Will the daily transition be tough? Will she have strong relationships with her peers and teachers as she only attends two days a week? South County KinderCare has not only calmed my fears, but has made my child feel like she belongs and makes every day she is there special. KinderCare allows me to follow through with my day knowing my child is loved and taken care of.”
Alisha B. - KinderCare Parent
The teachers and staff at South County KinderCare did a great job helping prepare my son for kindergarten. Learning to recognize letters, numbers, and writing his name are just some of the benefits he gained attending the Prekindergarten program.”
Whitney M. - KinderCare Parent
My daughter attended South County KinderCare from the time she was a toddler through the elementary years. She now loves attending KinderCare in the summer and participating in the summer camps as well as going on lots of fun field trips!”
James M. - KinderCare Parent
Thank you is not enough. When Dave and I decided that our son needed more, we were thinking stimulation, education, a learning environment. Sure, we sent our daughter to KinderCare when she was young and I knew that he would receive a good education and have caring people take care of him. I am overwhelmed at the love that this child receives. Our son is three and he is having a hard time adapting. Daleena, Alisha, and Amy are out of this world. I can tell it pains them when he is sad, as it does me as his mom. I feel as though he is truly loved. At first, I wondered--was it just my kid? But, I see the way they interact with all of them and I can say it is the same with all of the children. Daleena, Alisha, and Amy have called me, texted me, stay in contact, and give me feedback, and I feel as though we work together as a team in my son's best interests. When he is happy and playing, I will get a photo texted to me, which always brings a smile to my face. If they are concerned, they let me know and I appreciate that, too. Please know that it is not just these three phenomenal women that are extra extraordinary at this center. Angie, Whitney, Rosie, all the women whose names I have not yet learned. There is one woman, I believe her name is Penny, who is in my son's room a lot in the afternoon. She will tell me a funny story every day that happened. She smiles so bright when she talks about the kids. This is truly an exceptional place.”
Kate M. - 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.