Shawna Blount, Center Director
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Boston Elementary, Bascomb Elementary, and Woodstock Elementary. The Carmel Elementary school bus picks up and drops off at our center.
Our center is accredited by NAEYC.
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.)
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!
I can't imagine a world without KinderCare because they treat my child like their own! My daughter is always so happy to go to her school and she just adores her teachers! I love that they teach them things and do activities with them like crafts and reading books. We tried private babysitters before and we never have received better care than at KinderCare! We love y'all and thank you for taking care of my sweet baby! I can never thank you enough!”
Erica H. - KinderCare Parent
Coming from a military family, I was happy to see that KinderCare facilities were approved since I was a KinderCare kid myself. I toured the facility and was happy with what I saw. Being a first time mom, I was nervous to have someone else care for my baby. Me’Chelle, the director, recommended that I have a day that I could spend time at the day care before returning back to work. It was THE BEST advice. I got to know Ms. Pam and Ms. Briana and the other little ones in the infant room. I was a crying mess that morning as I kept trying to leave. They were gentle and patient with me. They made me feel so much better when I dropped off my son the next morning and headed off to work. I called for the first three days to check in. After that, I felt no need to due to my confidence in them. One morning, I was almost in tears from my son spitting up and it coming out of both mouth and nose. Ms. Pam was so supportive of me and calmed any fears that I had. The teachers took care of me as much as they took care of my son. The Towne Lake KinderCare is not just a community, but a family. It’s where I want my son to be.”
Katherine K. - KinderCare Parent
KinderCare became apart of our family when our old day care closed in June. The teachers are great with my three children. At KinderCare, my children get the attention and care they deserve. I searched a lot of daycares in the area and KinderCare stood out. Prekindergarten teachers provide loving, safe environments, and knowledge to prepare them for kindergarten. I'm really satisfied with the team that they have. I don't think I will find a better place for my children.”
Walesi B. - KinderCare Parent
I was very nervous about leaving my son for the first time and I was met with nothing less than kindness and compassion. My son not only did well at school, he flourished and loved it. He sings new songs, counts by 5, 10, 20 and knows a lot about nocturnal animals. Ms son and I are both going to greatly miss Ms. Kelly and Ms. Danielle. They are the most wonderful teachers... My son's next school will be hard pressed to meet with my now high standards, because of what we have experienced at KinderCare.”
Kasey F. - KinderCare Parent
It has been the best place my son has attended. Before joining KinderCare, we had taken him to three different places but were not comfortable. The teachers have been very kind, helpful, attentive and love the children. Since my son joined the school, he has never lost any item nor has he ever had any bathroom accidents. He loves KinderCare and talks highly of them. Since day one, he never shed any tear for being left alone when we drop him. That shows how loving and caring the staff are. Keep up the good work and continue to shine!! The premises are kept clean and I have never smelt "bleach" when I come in. Other facilities have bad smell of bleach but KinderCare is amazing and organized.”
Faith K. - KinderCare Parent
Our family has been with KinderCare for two years. I couldn't imagine going anywhere else. The staff at KinderCare greets my daughter and I every morning with a smile on their faces. My daughter loves her teachers, she is so excited to tell me about her day at school when I pick her up.”
Christina W. - KinderCare Parent
My daughter has been in this center for over a year now and we have had nothing but good experiences. Ms. Monica Edgar is just fantastic and all the teachers there take care of my child as if she was their own. I have nothing but good things to say about this center and the staff there. It has been a wonderful experience and I recommend this center to anyone looking for a fun and loving learning environment.”
Rimabeli 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.