(5-6 years old)
Their futures are looking bright! With us, they’ll be more than prepared for school.
Welcome to kindergarten: the gateway to grade school and everything that comes next! Offered in select centers, our kindergarten programs have small class sizes and curriculums that mix learning and fun.
We build warm, welcoming, and supportive classrooms for children of all abilities, backgrounds, and experiences.
About KinderCare kindergarten
In select centers, we offer transitional kindergarten for kids who missed the cutoff date and full-day kindergarten for kids who are ready for the next big step.
Your kindergartener’s classroom will follow a daily rhythm, including group activities, time to play outside, and more!
If your child finished pre-K but missed the kindergarten cutoff date, transitional kindergarten is a great stepping stone to big-kid school. Our project-based learning emphasizes critical thinking, communication, and creativity. Kids take lead roles on projects and complete them in small groups.
In some of our centers, we offer full-day kindergarten programs. Our kindergarten classrooms provide an academically rich curriculum, before- and after-school care, and family-teacher conferences that help make sure your child is super-duper ready for first grade and beyond.
Explore the kindergarten classroom
Take a look at how we set up our classroom for kindergartners. It’s organized for their age and stage of learning and development.
Both of our kindergarten programs offer small class sizes. This helps teachers adapt to each child’s learning style and keep track of their progress with regular assessments and family-teacher conferences.
The basic building blocks of reading, writing, math, and science are key in kindergarten, so we make sure they get lots of practice in all of these areas. Our curriculum is rich in science and math concepts that help inspire children’s natural curiosity!
We take our child-led approach one step further in kindergarten. Working as a team, kids think creatively and critically to solve problems. This approach helps them develop collaboration and communication skills they’ll need in grade school.
Kindergarten classroom activities
Every day, our creative teachers guide kindergartners through fun activities that are just right for their age. Here are just a few examples!
“Is that a square or a circle?” Kids pull a paper shape from a shoebox, identify the shape out loud, glue it to butcher paper, and pass the box to the next person. Each shape has to touch a shape already on the paper!
Kids learn to read by exploring some of the 100 most frequently used words in books. These are called popcorn words and they include “and,” “a,” and “the.” The best part? We’ll use real-life popcorn to learn!
Cloudy with a chance of STEM skills! Kids discover how clouds hold moisture using dry and wet cotton balls, conduct experiments to learn about evaporation and condensation, and make cloud and rain art.
How to enroll
We’ve gathered all the resources you need to help you make a confident decision to join the KinderCare family.
- Know what to look for in a child care center and tour ours!
- Learn about our classrooms, curriculum, and tuition.
- Find a KinderCare nearby and contact the center director.