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Westlake KinderCare

Keri Youngs, Center Director

30850 Viking Pkwy Westlake OH 44145
(440) 808-9949 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years

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We are directly off of Bradley Road, 1/2 mile north of Clemons Rd or 1 mile north of Detriot and Crocker Park.

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
We currently do not transport to schools.

Our center is accredited by NAEYC.

NAEYC Accreditation

Welcome to Westlake KinderCare

Welcome to Westlake KinderCare, situated in the West Dover area of this vibrant city in northeast Ohio! Our teachers, the heart and soul of this center, work hard to provide an early childhood education that creates a strong foundation for success in school while also helping children develop confidence for life. It’s our mission from the moment you walk into our center that you feel welcomed and a part of our KinderCare family!

Our classrooms are places to thrive! 
In our safe and healthy classrooms, your child will be engaged in learning experiences that meet them where they are, both socially and academically. With fun daily activities, passionate teachers, and great friends, a lifetime of confidence starts here. Contact the center director to learn more about our child care options and schedule a tour! 

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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.

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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.

Westlake 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.

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.)

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!

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!

Daycare teacher at KinderCare helping young children


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.

Family Stories

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

  • Picking a childcare center was a hard decision. I toured countless facilities with none of them feeling right. When I came to KinderCare in Westlake I found a very child friendly environment and outgoing staff. I chose KinderCare for their ratio, environment and accreditation status. I have found so much more here though. They care for my daughter as if she is one of their own. They even cuddle with her when she is having a rough day. They are very sensitive to her personal needs. I know I chose the right school because my daughter has become a happy, outgoing, independent little one who lights up when she sees her teachers and friends!

    Trish M. - KinderCare Parent
  • Our daughter really loves being Westlake KinderCare. She always gets a big grin when we pull up to the front door, and she's squirming to get out of her car seat when she sees the door to her room. Everyone is so great! We are thankful every day to have such a wonderful place to help take care of our daughter!

    Chris P. - KinderCare Parent
  • Our family has been a part of the Westlake KinderCare for almost eight years, starting with our first child, when she was three months old.  Both of our children have attended since they were infants, up until their graduation to start Kindergarten.  The amount of time our family has invested, and trusted, to the staff of KinderCare speaks for itself, in terms of caring for our children.  From infancy up through Pre-K the children are learning at their developmental levels; they are actively engaged and stimulated!  We always loved that about the center; that no matter the age of a child, there is a curriculum in place to engage them and help them grow.  It was apparent that our daughter was more prepared for Kindergarten than her peers, due to what she learned in her Pre-K class, and we are confident that our son will be just as prepared, when he begins Kindergarten this Fall.Our children formed close bonds with their teacher, and, as a working parent, this helped having to be away from them during the day.  The staff communicates well and are willing to work, as a team with parents, as new developmental stages bring new challenges!   We are happy with the way our children have grown and learned so much, as our last child now moves on to the next journey of elementary school!

    Mary S. - KinderCare Parent
  • We had the pleasure of sending our son here for 3.5 years. We moved recently away from Westlake and already miss it. Our son was treated like a king with loving teachers that really knew him and made sure he was taken care of emotionally and cognitively. Each day we were given a summary of what occurred during his day, what he learned, what and how he ate, how he slept, and also a personal note - for example something he really enjoyed doing that day, building a train, drawing a volcano, etc. I loved reading them! The teachers really focused on his strengths and what he did well, provided detailed examples of how he was progressing, and at the same time, were not afraid to tell us if he did something not in line with expectations on a certain day. The center directors really value security here, are friendly, and go out of their way to say hello and bye each day. They also had an occasional "parent's night out" option for daycare and did "playdates" where kids could meet outside the center at, for example a park, on a weekend. Thank you KinderCare Westlake!

    Brian K. - KinderCare Parent
  • KinderCare Westlake has been our children's home away from home since they were infants. The teacher's have nurtured our children, encouraged them to explore and fostered their love of learning. We love the variety that KinderCare offers from phonics and reading to cooking and music; each day is a new adventure for our kids. KinderCare has been a very special place for us over the last 6 years and always will be. Our children will continue to benefit from their KinderCare experience as the enter their life's next chapter.

    Kathy H. - 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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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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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 Westlake 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 Westlake 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.