General Booth KinderCare
General Booth KinderCare 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!
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.)
Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language to develop vocabulary and conversation skills. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts, and pets, as well as how to engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo.
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!
“ I was nervous about sending my children to a child development center; I always felt they would be so impersonal. But General Booth KinderCare proved me wrong. From the first day my children Alana, 5 and Alyssa, 2 started attending about a year and a half ago the staff members have always made my children feel as if the center is a home away from home, always going above and beyond to make sure my children and all the children there are well taken care of and happy. My family and I view the staff members as extension of our family and I am excited for our newest addition to meet them, and I know she will be well cared for!Show more
“ My experience with KinderCare on General Booth Blvd. has been refreshingly pleasant compared to other preschool and day care centers in this area, and I have experienced several of them. The center is always clean and organized. The teachers and center director communicate effectively and promptly to the families as a whole and individually about my son. My child comes home excited about his day at school and is able to tell us all that he has learned. I am very pleased with his education, structure, and the care that they have provided my child with. I have watched him grow tremendously at this center!Show more
“ We started taking our first child to Kindercare on General Booth in 2009. Since then, we have had the pleasure of watching her grow from a baby into a smart and wonderful young girl. When she started elementary school this year, she was further along on the learning curve than a lot of the other children. That was due hugely in part to the great teachers at Kindercare. We were blessed in having a second child in 2013. He started attending Kindercare the same year and we can say that he is receiving the same care and attention that our first child received. Seeing his day to day development has been nothing but astonishing. Kindercare always provides a safe and loving environment that kids can learn and flourish in. Tiffany, the center director, has always been willing to answer any questions and address any concerns that may come up. Back in 2009, all we were looking for was a daycare facility that was close to work and reasonably priced. What we found was so much more. They are not just a daycare, but a school with a great learning environment. We have built a great rapport with everyone at the center and consider them part of our extended family. It is so wonderful to see just how much the staff truly loves and cares for our children. The decision to go with Kindercare was one of the best decisions we have ever made.Show more
“ When you walk into the classroom and hear laughter, nothing is more comforting. Leah started KinderCare at 4 months old. She is now 4 years old. From the exceptional educational curriculum to the caring teachers, I wouldn't have her anywhere else. It's a great feeling to know that when I drop my child off at school, she is excited about her day. I look forward to hearing about all the new things that she learned. KinderCare is a part of our family!Show more
“ I have been taking my son to Kindercare for over two years now and we love everything about it! First and foremost, the director, Tiffany, is absolutely wonderful! She deeply cares about all of the students and the families and goes above and beyond to help in any way she can. Secondly, the teachers are amazing! Most of the teachers have been there since my son first enrolled and have been able to see him develop and grow through the years. My son is currently in the three year old classroom and his teacher takes her job very seriously. She really takes time and effort to make sure all of her students are learning and having fun at the same time. It's very reassuring and comforting knowing I am leaving my child in great hands each day. We feel privileged to be a part of the Kindercare family!Show more
“ Our family's relationship with Kindercare has been nothing short of excellent in the last 3 years. The decision in choosing a daycare was made easy by our visit to Kindercare. It was out third site and as soon as we met with the staff we knew it was the right one for our son. Chase started attending when he was 3 months old. the staff and the the facilities were geared toward his comfort and development since day one. The environment and curriculum have helped our son advance socially and academically. The quality of personal attention, safety, and professionalism exhibited by the staff is second to none. In each class he has transitioned to, the communication of the teachers with us on his adjustment has made it easier on us and Chase. The skills learned by our son and the relationships he forged at your facility will remain with our son for the rest of his life. We trust Kindercare and we recommend Kindercare to everyone!Show more
“ Kindercare is like my second family! Having no relatives in the area, Kindercare is there for me. The teachers genuinely care about my girls as if they were their own. I never have to worry about them while I'm at work. The school age teachers help with homework. The preschool teachers nurture and love them. My girls are happy when I pick them up. I feel fortunate to have had Kindercare be a part of my family for the past six years.Show more
“ I wanted to take a minute to say thank you to all the wonderful teachers and staff at kinderCare for doing such an amazing job. I am extremely grateful for all the help, support, compassion and patience you all have towards my kids.. It makes me very happy to hear my kids say the thing they love most about KinderCare is there teachers . I am very pleased to be part of the kinderCare family and look forward to the journey ahead ."Show more
“ We have had kids at the General Booth KinderCare for nin years now and I feel that the service we get now is better than it has ever been. We have a 12 year old that spent 5 years there and a now 4 year old that has been there since he was 6 weeks old. He looks forward to going everyday. They know and care for our son just like he was a child of their own. He has been from the infant room to pre-k class and all of the teachers have always known what was the best way for him or any other child to learn if they were having troubles with the daily lessons. The teachers always have the children's best interest in mind through out the day. If we have ever had an issue with anything in the center, the director or assitant director is ready to hear what you have to say and very quick to fix the problems. You are always greeted when you walk into your child's classroom. If I had to choose a daycare for my kids over again, I would not make another choice.Show more
“ My granddaughter has been attending General Booth KinderCare since she was about a year old. I don't think my words will do justice to the gratitude that I am trying to convey but I will try. People say it takes a village to raise a child and I feel that KinderCare is a big part of my village. She as with most other children attend school or daycare for the better part of their waking hours so you really have to trust and believe in the people you leave your child with. Ms. Marcy, Ms. Alicia, and Ms. DJ - I want you to know that I appreciate you. I believe it takes special people to look after and care for children, especially rambunctious 2 year old toddlers. All three of you are special people to me because I feel the love that you have for Kali, even though she isn't yours. I see it in the pictures and videos you share, I hear it in your voices, and I see it in Kali's eyes every time I get the opportunity to drop her off or pick her up. I hope you each know the impact you have made on Kali's life. She is learning so much everyday, not only colors, numbers, shapes, about plants and weather and everything else you take the time to teach but she is is also learning about love. How to be kind to others, how to share with her friends, how to interact with other children and how to respect others and for all of this I am grateful beyond words.Show more
Frequently Asked Questions
What accreditations does KinderCare have?
We are your trusted caregiver. Our centers are state-licensed and regularly inspected to make sure everything meets or exceeds standards, including child-to-teacher ratios and safe facilities. Our centers aren’t just licensed—most are accredited, too! Find out more.
Do you offer part-time schedules at General Booth KinderCare?
Everybody’s schedule is different. We’re happy to offer quality, affordable part-time and full-time childcare. Drop-in care may also be available. Reach out to your Center Director to learn more.
How does naptime work at General Booth KinderCare?
Our teachers meet every child’s needs during naptime. Our teachers know how to get babies to nap. In fact, they are pros at getting children of any age to nap. Visit our article on "10 Ways We Help Kids Get a Great Daycare Nap" to learn more.
Do you support alternative diets?
We strive to be as inclusive as possible. To that point, we provide a vegetarian option at mealtime, take care to not serve common allergens and can adapt menus based on your child’s food sensitivities. If your child has additional needs, we’ll work with you to figure out a plan.
Are meals included in tuition? Can I choose to send my child with lunch?
We provide nutritious meals and snacks developed by a registered dietician to meet the needs of rapidly growing bodies and minds. If your child has special dietary requirements and you would prefer to bring in their lunch, please make arrangements with the center director.
Does my child need to be potty-trained?
Every child begins toilet learning at a different age. Until your child shows an interest in toilet learning, we’ll provide diaper changes on an as-needed basis. When your child shows an interest, we'll discuss how to work together to encourage toilet learning.
We're so proud!
AMERICA'S MOST ACCREDITED
What Learning Looks Like
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.
An Educator Dedicated to Making Readers
Soft-spoken, creative, and laser-focused on literacy, Alisha Jackson is a real role model for early childhood educators. “I am being the change I wish to see in the lives of children,” she says. Watch and find out how she helps children find a love of books and reading.
This Top Educator Teaches With Her Whole Heart
Music is learning. It lights up everything” says this award-winning early childhood educator. Attiya Mirza is particularly adept at using music to teach: She recorded a pop album in her native Pakistan and was also the captain of the Pakistani national cricket team (leadership skills are extremely helpful in a class full of three-year-olds)!
Gallup - Great Workplace Award
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.
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.
This Inspirational Family Puts Love First
Music to our ears. Meet the Bachmans, an all-American, multi-racial family from Chicago who show us all what love is really about.
A Family That is Busy with a Capital "B"
When both parents are professionals, carving out some family "together" time can be a serious challenge. See how the Dorazios do it—from Taco Tuesday to trips to the shore.