Kelly Bernicky, Center Director
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.
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.
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 daughter has attended the Waukesha Pine St. KinderCare for a year now and we all love it. The staff are thoughtful and generous. The hours offered are flexible and conducive to a busy modern-day family, and the rates are reasonable. They have family-building events such as Fall Festivals and Cookie Exchanges. The food is healthy and nutritious--not just fast food junk! Things like cottage cheese and peaches, strawberries, wheat crackers, etc. The curriculum for our three-year-old is age-appropriate and fun. She comes home excited about school, which is fantastic! The rules followed by the staff and their ability to handle the naturally occurring problems that arise with children are wonderful, and they use plenty of patience--a necessary component with little hearts and minds that have busy hands. I recommend this facility wholeheartedly!
Nicole - KinderCare Parent
Since my daughter was at KinderCare, she has learned so much--counting, table manners, and interaction--which is great, because at home she is an only child. She sings songs like "Itsy Bitsy Spider," and she is only one year old! She can do all the hand movements to go with the song as well. She talks more and while reading, she points to the words. The staff makes it a point to know the parent and build a bond with the children. It was hard for my daughter in the beginning to adjust to her new surroundings, but the staff was patient and went on her comfort level. When I was looking for daycare, I was most interested in the education and not just having a "babysitter." KinderCare has pleased my expectations, and the caring atmosphere has been phenomenal. I would recommend this KinderCare to all parents! My income is limited, but my child's education is more important than most things and I will keep my baby in school at KinderCare.
Belit B. - KinderCare Parent
My daughter has attended Waukesha Pine St. KinderCare since she was eight weeks old. I have been 110% satisfied with all of the staff members, as well as the facility. They go above and beyond to make sure that the children are cared for and their communication is outstanding. For the last five years, I have been extremely pleased with this program, so I would recommend KinderCare to everyone!
Kari - KinderCare Parent
It is nice to see the socialization my son is getting. He plays with the other babies and enjoys himself. We're seeing him grow out of the infant phase and into the toddler phase by the activities he does, things he eats, and the way he communicates. We like how concerned the teachers are about making sure they're doing the right thing for him. For example, he is sensitive with dairy, so they always ask before giving him anything different. They do so many fun art projects with him (we've saved every one!) and even made special projects when it's Mommy and Daddy's birthdays! Some things I took into consideration when deciding to go to this center: good location, fair price, cleanliness, safety, NAEYC accreditation, and the overall comfortable feeling while on the tour. People have asked me about KinderCare and my husband and I both say, "We love it and our boy seems to love it as well!" They are very flexible with our schedule and fill us in on any "accidents" our son has. All the teachers truly seem to love their jobs and love our son--even when he is a stinker! We would definitely refer our friends to KinderCare!
Tasha G. - 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.