Deborah Thompson, Center Director
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Mary Woodward, Alberta Ryder, Deer Creek , Scholls Heights, Hiteon, Nancy Riles, Greenway, CFT, and Sexton Mountain.
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.
Interactive Kindergarten (5 - 6 Years)
A full-day interactive Kindergarten program that utilizes new curriculum with an interactive smart board making first grade readiness a priority.
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!
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.”
Jean P. - KinderCare Parent
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.”
Anna - KinderCare Parent
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!”
Nancy S. - 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.