Angie Butler, Center Director
Meet Angie Butler, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2007
Education: Associate's Degree in Early Care and Education
Favorite Children's Book: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Meet Angie Butler! She is the Center Director at South County KinderCare in St. Louis, MO. Angie holds an Associate's Degree in Early Care and Education. She has been with KinderCare since 2007, and before that she was a teacher and an assistant director. "Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or in the same way." - George Evans. Outside of work, Angie enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with her family. She loves to watch her children play sports, such as basketball and volleyball.
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.
South County 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.
Participating Child Care Aware Center
KinderCare partners with Child Care Aware® of America to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and flexible support to fit their 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. 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!
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
What accreditations does KinderCare have?
We are your trusted caregiver. Our centers are state-licensed and regularly inspected to make sure everything meets or exceeds standards, including child-to-teacher ratios and safe facilities. Our centers aren’t just licensed—most are accredited, too! Find out more.
Do you offer part-time schedules at South County KinderCare?
Everybody’s schedule is different. When the unexpected arises, KinderCare ensures you have access to reliable childcare in a pinch. We’re happy to offer quality, affordable part-time and drop-in childcare—you’re always covered with KinderCare.
How does naptime work at South County KinderCare?
Our teachers meet every child’s needs during naptime. Our teachers know how to get babies to nap. In fact, they are pros at getting children of any age to nap. Visit our article on "10 Ways We Help Kids Get a Great Daycare Nap" to learn more.
Do you support alternative diets?
We strive to be as inclusive as possible. To that point, we provide a vegetarian option at mealtime, take care to not serve common allergens and can adapt menus based on your child’s food sensitivities. If your child has additional needs, we’ll work with you to figure out a plan.
Are meals included in tuition? Can I choose to send my child with lunch?
We provide nutritious meals and snacks developed by a registered dietician to meet the needs of rapidly growing bodies and minds. If your child has special dietary requirements and you would prefer to bring in their lunch, please make arrangements with the center director.
Does my child need to be potty-trained?
Every child begins toilet learning at a different age. Until your child shows an interest in toilet learning, we’ll provide diaper changes on an as-needed basis. When your child shows an interest, we'll discuss how to work together to encourage toilet learning.