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Cascade Park KinderCare

Jennifer Palomino, Center Director

400 SE 120th Ave Vancouver WA 98683
(360) 254-2871 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years

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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Crestline, Burnt Bridge Creek, Ellsworth, Fircrest, Marrion, and Riverview.

Our center is accredited by NAEYC.

NAEYC Accreditation

Welcome to Cascade Park KinderCare

Welcome to Cascade Park KinderCare in Vancouver, Washington! Located near Mill Plain Boulevard, our small and intimate center has been designed to help prepare your child for success in school and beyond. Equipped with learning centers such as dramatic play and blocks in every classroom, children have the opportunity for rich social play. We believe that everyone belongs in our circle—we love our families and meeting new friends!

We’re proud of the industry-leading health and safety measures we’ve put in place to protect your family and our staff. And, if you need distance learning support for elementary school kids, grade K-6, we’re here for you. Contact our center director to learn more. 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.

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.

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!

  • I enrolled my children when they were six weeks and one-and-a-half years old and they are still students to this day, six years later. Entering, I was very nervous because of my son's age (six weeks). They understood completely and we formed a very close relationship that we still have. My children were always taken care well of and if there were any problems, I was either spoken to over the phone or alerted when I picked up the kids. My children also formed a close relationship with the staff built on respect and tenderness. Almost every week, the teachers sent home photos of them doing art or just playing which made my day since I had to miss a lot of time with them because of work. I recommend this facility to all of my friends and family in need.

    Aleasha A. - KinderCare Parent
  • I am so thankful for KinderCare at Cascade Park.  The before- and after-school hours from 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM work out perfectly for my schedule. Some days I can pick up before 4:00 PM, some days after,  and I have the flexibility to do that.  The center also offers bus transportation to and from the local elementary school, which works out amazingly well.  I have seen their little white bus pickup the kids at school on the days I do not use childcare, and the driver is friendly and engaging with the kids. 

    All my encounters with KinderCare have been very professional, from online payment options and invoicing to the discipline notes from care providers.   Occasionally my little one makes bad choices, and so far, they have gently but firmly steered my kid in the right direction. She has explained the clear communication in what she did wrong, and how she could have handled things better, and she seems to be retaining the information well on corrections, and feels that disciplinary measures, time outs, etc, have been very fair. 

    My kid loves KinderCare.  On a snow day, I was excused from work early.  I went to pick my child up, about two hours after I dropped her off.  She was having so much fun, she asked me to go away, and let her stay at KinderCare for two more hours.  It's interaction like this, that gives me confidence in their caring loving environment.  If it was not FUN, she wouldn't want to go. From optional cooking classes to art projects, they keep my little one entertained. 

    Finally, I mentioned to the care provider staff that my little one has limited hearing.  They have made every accommodation to make sure they communicate successfully with her, and she is getting the information okay.  She says they check with her and help her as needed when she has issues. 

    Lisa S. - KinderCare Parent
  • I had my daughter when I was 16. I needed to go back to high school but I hated the thought of leaving my daughter at a daycare. I toured a few different places and they all treated me like a kid and not a parent. From the moment I walked into the Cascade Park KinderCare eight years ago, I have always been treated with the utmost respect and my daughter has received the best care. I moved away for about a year or so, and when I came back, I was excited to learn there was an opening in the school-age class. My daughter's first day was emotional--she was crying, teachers were crying, I was crying! They have been there for my daughter's first everything! It is the best feeling knowing that my daughter is somewhere she is loved and truly cared for. I love all the staff there and I am so glad they are our family! When raising a child it takes a village and KinderCare is my village!

    Lady Michelle D. - KinderCare Parent
  • When we decided to put our daughter into child care, we were worried of the unknown. We asked ourselves the same questions as we bounced around looking for care. "We don't really know her caregivers. Will she get the attention and care she needs? Should one of us just stay home to take care of her? What if she cries all day?" But after taking a tour at KinderCare, we immediately felt welcomed and reassured. All of our concerns and questions were addressed. 

    Everyday at drop off and pick up we are greeted by an amazing group of people who take the time to connect with us and have us leaving with a smile. Our daughter's teachers give us detailed summaries of her day and keep us updated of her developmental progress and milestones. We enjoy the emails and frequent communication with KinderCare. We feel close and connected to our child while we are away at work. It makes the time a part less stressful and worrisome knowing that our child is in a caring environment. 

    Kimber-Lee B. - KinderCare Parent
  • My son and daughter are in the discovery toddler and toddler classes. Prior to starting at KinderCare, my daughter was almost two years old and did not have much of a vocabulary. Honestly, we were worried. Since starting here, in less than a year, my daughter has learned her alphabet can count to 20 in English AND Spanish and talks in full sentences! Cascade Park KinderCare has changed my kids’ lives! They come home everyday calling out their teachers by name, showing me projects they did, and things they learned. My daughter now won’t let anyone forget she gets to go to Pre-K some days because she is doing such a good job! I truly think the staff here are genuine people they will never forget! 

    Kashaka C. - KinderCare Parent
  • My son, Garrett, started going to Cascade Park KinderCare when he was just under three months old. I was very nervous about leaving him anywhere but the time had come for me to go back to work. Over the past two years the relationship Garrett and I have developed with each and every one of the staff members is priceless! He is learning every single day about colors, numbers, shapes, sharing and playing well with others. I would ABSOLUTELY recommend Cascade Park KinderCare to anyone that is looking for a GREAT place to take their child. I already have in fact.
    THANK YOU TO EVERYONE at KinderCare for teaching and loving Garrett.

    Amy B. - KinderCare Parent
  • I put my daughter Rachael, in Cascade Park Kindercare when she was one years old. This daycare is the only daycare she has every been to, and I wouldn't change that for anything in the world. She was a baby when she went in and now is a five-years-old who is about to start Kindergarten this upcoming school year.

    I have felt the love that the teachers and directors have for my child. Rachael literally was raise by most of the people in that daycare, which is a great feeling to know that there are people who care for your child's wellbeing. They helped mold her into the big girl she is today. They taught her what it means to share with other children, how to be kind to her friends, and to have compassion for the people around her. Also, they have helped show her what it means to just have fun and be a kid! Rachael went through every stage while being at Kindercare, like from not listening or taking naps to being the teacher's helper and being friends to the little toddler kids. No matter what phase she has had, the teachers were always right there communicating with me about how she was doing. Everyone would calm me down by explaining that her behavior was not my fault, but a normal stage for kids her age.

    Furthermore, it is always amazing when your child comes home talking about what they have learned that day. She has learned about the moon and planets, how to plant grass, and which animals are endangered. She has learned to sing the rainbow song, that has taught her to know the colors of the rainbow in Spanish.

    Kindercare has always been a part of my daughter's life for so many years, so it is such a bittersweet feeling knowing that she has grown up so much that she is will be saying good-bye to that part of her life this fall. I would recommend Cascade Park Kindercare to anyone who is looking for a home away from home for their children. These teachers will love them, teach them, laugh with them and grow with them, and that is a wonderful feeling to know your kids are safe when you are not with them. I just want to say thank you again for loving Rachael and helping her grow!

    Nicole S. - KinderCare Parent
  • My son Griffin started going to the Cascade Park Kindercare when he was 3 months old. The teachers made his transition so easy. They truly care about each individual and their development. I'm blessed to have found a great place for my son to learn and grow. We LOVE each and every one of the teachers there.

    Thank for all your support with Griffins development!

    Jamie M. - KinderCare Parent
  • Having to send my children to be with someone other than family was unsettling at first. I knew KinderCare was the place for us because from the moment you walk in the environment is very welcoming and they've made us feel like family. My kids have learned so many things and the teachers help me reach goals with them such as counting and potty training. Communication is important and the measures to extend how my child's day was, every teacher I've encountered has met that criteria for me and I couldn't ask for a better group of people to help me care for my kids.

    Britteny A. - 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.

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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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