Ashley Mercer, 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.
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.
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!
To the KinderCare - Woburn Center: We can’t thank you enough for all you’ve done for our daughter, especially Ms. Janet, Ms. Ellen, Ms. Marta, and Ms. Antonella. Thank you for all the love we received here. Lots of blessings to all!”
Carmen and Clyde O. - KinderCare Parent
I have had the pleasure of having Ms. Janet for my son’s transition into Prekindergarten. Every time I see her and/or speak with her, she puts a smile on my face with her warm welcomes and positive outlooks. She provides a great balance of grace and authority with the children and is a wonderful communicator to the kids and to Brian and I. We have grown very fond of her! This goes without saying that the teachers at KinderCare are all wonderful, but I just wanted to reach out and share with you the lasting impact Ms. Janet has given us in the short time we had her as a teacher. Thank you!”
Heather and Brian B. - KinderCare Parent
Our family cannot begin to express our gratitude for all the hard work, effort, love, and dedication shown to our children. This was our first experience with preschool, and we could not have chosen a better place for our children to grown, learn, and develop their early learning and social skills. As a mom returning to the workplace, you gave me and my family the confidence and trust we were looking for in a school. It is a very difficult decision to leave your children with people whom you barely know, but your reassuring and understanding ways made the decision very easy. Although the time comes for every child to move on to the next chapter of their life, we are truly going to miss each and every person at KinderCare. We thank you so much for all of the love and support you have shown our family. It is truly appreciated. Please let us know if there is ever anything we can do to give back to you the way you have given to us. Thank you, and we love you!”
Maggie H. - KinderCare Parent
I wanted to write this letter to express my thanks to all of you for the incredible care you’ve given to my son over the last year. It seems like it was yesterday that I dropped him off to you - the day after his first birthday - for his first day of school. He couldn’t even walk! I was terrified and hysterical. But since that day, I have never worried once when I knew he was in your care. I am still surprised at how each and every teacher in your school knows him and has a personal relationship with him, whether they were teaching in his class or not. Each staff member is always helpful, respectful and pleasant. Your school is bright, happy and filled with total caring and love for children. I know as a nervous, first mother, I have called KinderCare to check in on my son constantly. I never once got a negative reaction from anyone. We have gone through some very hard times in our family, and KinderCare has always been there to support Ryder and myself through those difficult times. They say it takes a village to raise a child, and for me, a single mother without much family, I could not be more appreciative to all of you at KinderCare for being part of my village in caring for my son. Thank you so much for everything!”
Angie L. - KinderCare Parent
I want to thank Ms. Antonella for always being there for my child. She is a great teacher and also shows my child that school is not just for playing, but for learning and caring and sharing. She is a warm and tough yet loving teacher and I know with my child being in her room he will be well taken care of. There should be more teachers like her in this world.”
Parent - KinderCare Parent
After my daughter’s first daycare center closed its doors without any notice to the parents, the KinderCare Center in Woburn, Massachusetts stepped up to the plate for my whole family. The director of the Woburn, MA, center, Francine Foster, was and continues to be such a pleasure to work with; she was able to admit my daughter immediately and made my husband and I feel like we were making the right decision. Sure enough, here we are three years later and I have no regrets at all.
From the beginning, the teachers understood my daughter, to know when she needed a little extra attention; when she felt uncomfortable; if something was bothering her etc. As a mother, these little extra things are more important than anything else. From the toddler room with Ms. Maira, to the preschool room with Ms. Ashley, and finally into Pre-K with Ms. Maggie, all awesome teachers!!!
Administratively, I could not have asked for more. Francine kept the parents up-to-date with her weekly emails. She always responded to my questions/concerns immediately. She always worked with me in whatever the situation was. Not only that but Francine planned many fun events like ice cream socials, summer bbqs, parent’s night and day. All of which allowed my daughter to work on her social skills and build up her confidence.
It is sad that my daughter’s time at KinderCare is coming to end, as she is moving onto Kindergarten. She is going to miss everyone tremendously as will I. You know, when my husband and I were looking at daycares, people advised us to stay away from “chain” centers, as they didn’t provide as much personal service as the “independently owned” daycares did but they were COMPLETELY WRONG.
I have already recommended and will continue to recommend KinderCare in Woburn to future mothers.”
Apostolia M. - 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.