Tigard Knowledge Beginnings
Meet Elizabeth Mcmasters, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2020
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Consumer Affairs
Favorite Children's Book: The Little Golden Series
Meet Beth McMasters! She is the Center Director at Tigard Knowledge Beginnings in Oregon. Beth attended Long Beach State University where she earned a Bachelor's of Arts in Consumer Affairs. She has been with Knowledge Beginnings for three years, and before that she was an assistant director and a teacher. Beth's favorite quote is, "Play is our brain's favorite way of learning." Outside of work, Beth enjoys paddle boarding, going to the beach, going to Disneyland, crafting, watching movies, and spending time with her family.
Tigard Knowledge Beginnings 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!
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.
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.
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!
“ Our three-and-a-half-year-old grandson lives in San Diego and came to spend two months with us. We work full time and needed and wanted to find the best possible environment to spend his days. We didn't have to look far. From the moment we stepped through the front door, Larisa (the Director) welcomed us and took the time needed to show us the classrooms and explain the offerings. We did not hesitate to enroll Jameson. He also experienced the time and commitment to his feeling welcomed, included and safe. We also enrolled him in the Phonics Class which was 100% worth it. Jameson loves his classmates and his teachers Ms. Juana and Ms. Romy. Their warmth, caring and gentle strength were key to his thriving and enjoyment of his time there. He absolutely loves and looks forward to going to "school" each and every day and he is a very happy child when we pick him up. We would give anything to have him living closer for many reasons and not the least of them being to see him continue at Knowledge Beginnings - Tigard! Outstanding in every way.Show more
“ I am a busy working Mom,who went back to work when I had a six week-old. Can you say, tear-your-heart-out difficult? I enrolled my daughter at Knowledge Beginnings simply because they have AMAZING infant room teachers. Ms. Kirsten, Ms. Yara, and Ms. Jordan are sweet, loving, and patient, and you can clearly see they form loving bonds with each child in the room. At six months, my daughter knows her teachers, going to them all happy and excited. She comes home happy, clean, and well-loved each day. Thank you to Ms. Kirsten, Ms. Yara and Ms. Jordan...my family does not know what we would do without you.Show more
“ As an older mother, I'm just wiped out keeping a toddler entertained. Thank God for Knowledge Beginnings as it truly saved this "Helicopter Mom's" sanity! All my worries about whether my son would be well taken care of disappeared within hours of his arrival. The staff is EXTREMELY experienced and loving. Many have worked in daycare centers for years. Teachers like "Mama Roz" (a nick-name my son gave a loving long-term daycare employee), and caring Jennifer (who grew up and helped with her mom, Kirsten's daycare), are exceptional employees who look after the infants. My son has now moved on to Ms. Sonia's room and wow, am I ever amazed at how much she's able to teach a two-and-a-half year old. Just yesterday, he was clearly saying the days of the week and the months of the year. She greets him with a tremendous loving hug, and leaves him the same way too...and somehow also manages to make sure that he is properly fed, diapered, and rested! The staff is super well managed and it shows. The facility is large, no small tiny shared rooms with broken, run-down toys here, or poorly spoken English. This is the best you'll get and I'm grateful to have been allowed to bring my son to this establishment, because frankly, peace of mind from knowing that he is well, happy and well tended to is truly priceless!Show more
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Child Care You Can Trust
It’s More Than Daycare, It’s KinderCare!
Whether your child is just starting to explore the world or on their way to big-kid school, we have exactly what they need to foster their love of learning and build confidence. See proof that our Early Foundations® curriculum prepares kids for kindergarten, elementary school, and beyond!
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Meet Our Classroom Heroes
From ABCs and 123s to social-emotional skills and problem-solving, our amazing teachers build kindergarten readiness and Confidence for Life™.
See how they bring learning to life at every age and stage!
Babies Are Reaching New Milestones
Babies are giggling, wiggling, and exploring the world one tiny step at a time! In our infant classrooms, little ones are discovering language, experimenting with problem solving, and practicing social and emotional skills.
Toddlers Learn Through Creating, Playing, and Exploring
Toddlers are on the move! At this age, that’s totally normal as they learn and discover the world around them. In our toddler classrooms, they’re building confidence through creating art, learning their ABCs, imaginative play, and so much more.
Discovery Preschoolers Practice Independence
Discovery Preschoolers are channeling their creativity, learning how to express themselves, practicing motor skills, and experimenting with language and literacy in new, exciting ways.
Preschoolers Are Building So Many New Skills
Preschoolers are exploring science experiments, creating artwork, and playing pretend with friends. We’re also boosting literacy and social skills through letter-building and group art projects!
Teachers You Can Trust
When we say we’ve got the best teachers around, we really mean it. You can rest assured that every team member clears rigorous national and state background checks. Plus, our hiring process includes the Gallup® Talent Assessment to make sure we hire educators who have that special something it takes to work with kids.
7-time Gallup® Exceptional Workplace Award Winner
Every year we check in with our amazing team to survey how engaged they are, and for 7 years running we’ve earned the Gallup® Exceptional Workplace Award! We’re the first and only early childhood education provider recognized, and one of just four companies worldwide to receive the honor seven years in a row.
Peace of mind from pick-up to drop-off.
Child care isn’t just about caring for children—it’s about families and communities too! We’re committed to valuing the experiences and traditions you bring with you and honoring them within our community. Whenever you step through our front door, you’ll know that you’re in a place where your family is safe, happy, and celebrated for who they are.
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Hear from families like yours.
When it comes to deciding on a child care center, we know there’s nothing quite like hearing from other families! Hear what Becky has to say about being a part of the KinderCare community:
“As a parent, I entrust my greatest blessing to the staff at KinderCare every day, and I am grateful for the loving care and guidance he receives. The teachers and director look at each child as an individual, with their own strengths and needs. My son has been blessed with awesome teachers who understand his challenges, and handle him with grace. My child has learned so much and continues to share with me the great activities that go on each day at "school!" Thank you to the KinderCare child care organization for an incredible early childhood curriculum that engages and teaches at all steps of the day, and a special thanks to Karen and her staff; they continue to do amazing works of ‘heart’ with all children.”
- Becky T.