Kimberly Tillmon, Center Director
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Edgewood, Fairmount, Goodrich, Indian Trail, Jonas-Salk, Kingsley, Meadowview, Murphy, Sipley, Elizabeth Ide, Willow Creek
Our center is accredited by NAC.
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.
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.)
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 for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?
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!
“The day I dropped my 2 year old daughter off for the first time I think we were both going through withdrawals. The teacher held my daughter as she cried just as I would have. In the middle of the day, I received an email from the teacher giving me an update on how Neena's first day was going and sent me a picture of her in class. That really eased my mind and helped me realize I had made the best decision for my daughter.Neena was very shy when she started and hardly spoke to anyone. She had a limited vocabulary but 7 months later, she is an extrovert and now she can't stop talking! Every day she comes home with something new that she's learned. She's always talking about her friends from class and what fun activities she did with Ms. Lindsay.The entire staff is extremely supportive, professional and sincerely have your child's best interest at heart. I love getting daily reports that tells me what she ate, how she slept and what she learned for the day. It also includes Neena's most fun part of the day. It's always so nice to see all the pictures hanging up in the classroom of the kids taken during their learning adventures.I know that when I leave my daughter with the KC staff she's in good hands. They treat all the kids as though they were their own. We are so thankful for each and every Kinder Care Teacher. They say it takes a village to raise a child and they make me feel like we're all one big happy family!Thank you Kinder Care,The Holland Family”
Letha - KinderCare Parent
For a month, as we welcomed a new grandchild into our family, I had the pleasure of taking and picking up my granddaughter from the Woodridge KinderCare Learning Center. I wanted to share some observations. I was impressed with the staff who greeted us daily as we entered the facility. There was a hello, a wave from across the lobby and/ or a brief conversation. On numerous occasions we were witness to the director greeting children and parents by name. On one such occasion she inquired how a child was feeling since he had recently sustained stitches from a recent home accident. Her enthusiasm for his return was apparent. As well, other parents we encountered at arrivals and departures were friendly and were not without a hello. The lobby is welcoming not only by the staff presence but also by numerous books on display. These books appeared to augment classroom curriculum themes such as gardening and insects. With our relaxed arrival and departures times we often took the time to look and/or read a book. Upon entering my granddaughter’s brightly lit classroom, we were welcomed by her teacher. The children who had arrived prior enthusiastically greeted my granddaughter by name and on numerous occasions invited her to play in one of the activity areas. It was obvious the children enjoyed being in this classroom as evidenced by their smiles, greetings, conversations and body language. They made me feel welcome! The prevailing atmosphere throughout the classroom was learning through play. There were numerous activity centers in which children had choices---reading center, block area, science area, dress up and a manipulative area. A toileting area and handwashing sink with easy accessibility for young children plus a changing table for those in need of diapering was also present. Each child had his or her own cubbie for coats and extra clothing. An enclosed outdoor play space was also available for extended gross motor activities. I enjoyed reading the daily report received at the end of the day. This was also a way my son and daughter in law could keep abreast of days at school. This report gave me an overview of what had transpired during the day. Sometimes I received an extended account of a particular activity highlighting something great my granddaughter had done that day. An accompanying picture rounded out the story. One thing that impressed me was my granddaughter’s enthusiasm for singing. I had the feeling a lot singing took place in the classroom throughout the day and this was confirmed when I asked one of the two teachers. What a great way to learn language, learn concepts and experience social interactions with others. The carry over to home--invaluable! Any concerns or questions I had were addressed by the administration and/or the teachers. Staff listened and my thoughts respected. The facility is secure and designated outside spaces enclosed. While not part of our routine, some children are also picked up and dropped off for intervention services as well as attendance at local elementary schools. The atmosphere in this facility made me feel comfortable and I feel my son and daughter in law have made a good choice for their child. My granddaughter is enthusiastic about being in this learning center and soon her new baby brother will be in attendance as well.”
Sally O'Connell - KinderCare Parent
Since our daughter Helena enrolled in the phonics program, we have seen great progress on recognizing letters, sounds and words as well as a much improved handwriting. Her vocabulary and full sentences speaking has greatly improved too.
Ms. Lindsay keeps us informed on the topics and themes that they work on, and she gives us feedback on how Helena is doing, and what we can work on while at home.
Setting time aside every week definitely helps, especially for us that speak two languages and need some more focused practicing. I definitely recommend Kindercare's Phonics Program!”
Sebastian - KinderCare Parent
My children and I have had nothing but great experiences with this center. The directors and teachers have been always extremely welcoming and helpful throughout the time we've been here. My children never fail to come home happy and excited to tell me about their day and what they've learned. I know I have made the right decision when enrolling my children here and I am very pleased with the amount of dedication from the teachers.”
Abigail - KinderCare Parent
When we brought Valkyrie to KinderCare when she was about 2 years old. At that time she barely speak anything except mama, papa, and no more than 5 words in Chinese. We were so worried that the communication problem would upset her. In the first 3 weeks every time in dropping off and picking up my daughter cried in tears, it’s like we were being cruel to her. Frankly speaking, we worried almost everything at the beginning. But the supportive staff there really relief us a lot. Miss Kim sent me email with pics that show my kid is happy there. Miss Krissy held my daughter and comfort her when she cried just as we would have. Now my daughter would happily run and give a big hug to Miss Krissy every morning as other kids do. I love getting daily reports that tells me what she ate, how she slept and what she learned for the day. When we knew that she had a big sounding nap and ate everything since her first day there we knew that she is so well taken care of. And it surprise me that my daughter eat everything there in every meals all by herself. Since we thought she has been used to Chinese food only and need to be feed sometimes. Now it’s been months since she’s in KinderCare, we enjoy to hear the new words that come out from her, the new nursery rhymes she sings and new movement she shows us. We know these all contains dedication and devotion from teachers there with their loving heart to kids. We are thankful for each and every teacher at North Woodridge KinderCare.”
Lili L. - 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.