Selina Ayers, Center Director
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
Conveniently located at the intersection of Hazel Dell and 99th. In the Grocery Outlet mini mall. Walking distance to the Hazel Dell transit center.
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Eisenhower, Felida, Lake Shore, Sara J. Anderson, Sacajawea
Our center is accredited by NAEYC.
Meet Selina Ayers, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2013
Education: Child Development Associate Certification
Favorite Children's Book: Love You Forever
Meet Selina Ayers! She is the Center Director at Hazel Dell KinderCare North in Vancouver, WA. Sabrina attended Rasmussen College, where she earned a Child Development Associate certification. She has been with KinderCare since 2013 and has worked in early childhood education since 2008. Every day, Selina looks forward to providing children with a nurturing learning environment. “Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning.” – Mr. Rogers. Outside of work, Selina enjoys going on road trips with her family and playing with their horses at the barn.
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)
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.
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.
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.)
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!
My daughter has been going to KinderCare North for the past nine years. She started going when she was just six months old. Our experience here has been amazing! The director and staff make you and your child feel at home. All of the teachers are loving, caring and patient. I am not sure we would have made it through potty training without their support. The one thing that really stands out for me was our experience with the Prekindergarten class. The transition to Kindergarten can be a big change for parents and children. As exciting as this change may be, it can also bring anxiety. How do you know they are ready? Francis really prepared my daughter for Kindergarten. Her curriculum was completely geared towards getting the children academically ready to start Kindergarten. This was huge for me. The care my daughter has received over the past nine years has been outstanding. I highly recommend this center.”
Heather S. - KinderCare Parent
Love it here! You guys make it so easy on me to leave him in such great hands!!! Thanks!”
Tessa - KinderCare Parent
We have nothing but wonderful, loving things to say about your Kindercare location. From the first day I passed over a 7 week-old Vincent to Elizabeth, to his exciting and busy toddler days currently, we have felt so grateful to have a safe and happy place for our son. You have provided exceptional care and have kept high standards. We have told many people about your location, and have felt extremely confident in your care.
Becki - KinderCare Parent
My boys are at Hazel Dell North KinderCare. They each started at age 6 months. The women at this center are outstanding. They are all so happy and genuinely love what they do. It shows everyday. They have made me so comfortable to go to work and trust my boys are in good hands.
And they make learning fun for my boys. So much, sometimes they don't want to leave.
Often times we get caught up in our everyday life that we don't take the time to say thank you.
I wanted to share how wonderful this team is, and how thankful I am that they are in my family's life.
Rachael - 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.