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Golf Links KinderCare

Josephine Vega, Center Director

8277 E Golf Links Rd Tucson AZ 85730
(520) 296-9087 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years

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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Marshall, Ford, Deitz, and La Paloma

Our center is accredited by NAC.

We’re proud to offer distance learning for elementary school kids, grade K-6! We’ll ensure your child is logged on, help them with their school schedule, make sure they have plenty of mental and physical breaks throughout the day, and our highly-trained teachers are here to help your child stay on track! As always, we also offer care for all children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. Check out the industry-leading health and safety measures we’ve put in place to protect your family and our staff. We can’t wait to see you soon!


We’re so proud!

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.


What Learning Looks Like

Our talented early-childhood teachers set kids down the path toward becoming lifelong learners in a positive, safe, and nurturing environment.

Our Programs

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.

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.)

Our Teachers

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!


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.

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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.

Our Families

Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!

  •  If you get nothing out of this story but this, please know that I love this KinderCare. I have had the pleasure of having four of my kiddos here starting in June 2012. Three of them started in the Infant Classroom. Don't get me started about Ms. Karen! I was so comfortable having my seven-month-old here that when my second little guy turned six weeks old, it was a no brainer to bring him here also. Then a few months later, a toddler joined our family and again, we brought her to KinderCare. Our latest little one started at six weeks and is still here. In fact, all but one of the kiddos, even though transitioned to new forever families, are still here. Everyone on staff here, from the moment I open the front door to when I walked out and shut the front door, was friendly, welcoming, and helpful. Most of the time between the front door openings and closings were conversations with teachers who were listening to me about some of my trials in my life as a foster mom, the kiddos' lives, or "what can we do for you and your kiddos?" They probably thought about charging me for my time here (it would have been well worth it). It was always very comfortable. Yes, Ms. Karen was awesome, but that is not to say that Ms. Christy, Eloise, Amanda, Denise, Andrea, Jordan, Dalia, Amanda, Mr. Steven, and the others were not equally as great. I just spent more time with Ms. Karen due to having infants. These are just some of the teachers who have touched my kiddos' lives and my life. For those unnamed, please know you also meant more to me than you will know. Friendly greetings never went unnoticed. It was a very busy and trying time the last 15+ months, but coming into this center where I was always loved on, treated with respect, and supported helped to make it all worthwhile. While I can't mention their names, Mr. D, Ms. I, and Ms. C all are/were blessed to be here. I also would be remiss if I didn't mention Ms. Chrissy and Ms. Nicole. My many phone calls, quirky requests, and demands were always met with a friendly voice or face. So many kind words and advice when I needed it the most! I feel as if I have friends for life and when the occasion rises, I will be back. Thank you for all you have done and are yet to do. May many bountiful blessings come your way.   

    Jennifer M. - KinderCare Parent
  • The words to best describe this facility's environment would be clean, friendly, caring, dedicated, positive, and loving. I adopted my three youngest grandchildren in 2009 and since I am a single grandmother, I needed a daycare for all three. I did shop around, visited other facilities, and talked to other parents, but when I walked into Golf Links KinderCare, I knew this was the place for my children. I am beyond satisfied with my decision to enroll them here. Ms. Chrissy and her staff do wonders for and with all three of them. Along with Ms. Chrissy and Ms. Charm, other individuals who have done wonders with my three are Ms. Alison, Ms. Linda, Ms. Jordan, Ms. Megan, and Mr. Steven, just to name a few. Ms. Alison is the School Age Teacher and she makes sure that their homework is completed prior to having their "fun" time  and she even helps with school projects. This is a huge help for me! My children have learned so much from attending KinderCare. I attribute their high educational test scores to the programs, curriculum, structure, and willingness of the KinderCare staff for always being there to help and assist my children in any way possible. Since the second grade, two of them have been in GATE (Gifted And Talented Education) pull-out programs at their schools, and my third child in second grade right now is in the GATE self-contained classes at a GATE school. Ms. Chrissy and Ms. Charm will do whatever it takes to make things less stressful for myself and my children. For example, since my second grader attends a GATE school, the school district provides her transportation to and from the daycare. Well, since school started in July 2014, I have been having pick-up issues with the transportation department: At least once a week, she does not get picked up for whatever reason. I work clear across town and would take me at least 20 minutes to go get her, another 10 minutes to drop her off, and then it's 15 more minutes before I get back to work. Well, like I stated, they would do whatever it takes to make things less stressful. Ms. Chrissy to the rescue! She says they can take her to school in the mornings! What a relief! At least I can depend on KinderCare to make sure my daughter gets to school on time on a daily basis.This is above and beyond, and another reason as to why we love our KinderCare--because they care! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! We greatly appreciate all of you! 

    Fredlyn - KinderCare Parent

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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.

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