(3-4 years old)
Welcome to preschool, where we get them ready for what comes next … “big kid school!”
We build warm, welcoming, and supportive classrooms for children of all abilities, backgrounds, and experiences.
Explore the preschool classroom
Take a look at how we set up our classroom for preschoolers. It’s organized for their age and stage of learning and development.
As your preschooler moves through their day, they’ll hear a lot of open-ended questions. For example, instead of saying, “Paint your flower petals with red and yellow,” we might ask, “What color would you paint your flower?” It’s a small change that makes a big difference in building your child’s confidence.
Preschoolers play their way
For much of the day, kids create, play, pretend, and express themselves their way! This kind of independent play builds critical thinking skills, self-reliance, and confidence for life.
Inside a preschooler’s day
Our caring teachers set a daily rhythm for preschoolers that consists of group time, story time, outdoor play, meals and snacks, and naps, and most especially, lots of unstructured playtime.
Group time happens every day in each of our classrooms. Preschoolers come together to do a group activity or listen to a read-aloud.
Meals and snacks
Every day, preschoolers sit down to a meal, where they eat healthy fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains—never juice or fried foods.
Most of our classes spend 20–30 minutes outside at least twice a day, weather permitting. They can really get going at this age! It’s a time to explore and play using their imaginations.
Our incredible teachers are here to offer the safest place and most inspiring learning environment for your preschooler. Your child will practice language, math, science, Spanish, and social skills through hands-on learning and playtime.
Building brain power and strong bodies
Preschoolers start to do science experiments and learn early math concepts. This helps them build their critical thinking skills, memory, and focus. They stay healthy by playing outdoors, hopping and dancing inside, and learning about nutritious foods!
Making friends and expressing feelings
Children in our classroom are constantly building on their new skills—and that includes the ones needed for making friends and communicating feelings. We help preschoolers talk about feelings, show them how to resolve conflicts, and support them as they make friends.
Reading books and learning to write
We get preschoolers ready for kindergarten by reading lots of books, identifying rhyming words, and writing. Singing songs and playing games help them notice similar sounding words.
Creating art and playing pretend
They’ll build lots of self-confidence by expressing themselves creatively through painting, drama, music, storytelling, and writing. We give them the tools they need to create and then watch them explore. And teachers are always nearby with words of encouragement!
Preschool classroom activities
La Casa y la Familia
Kids are introduced to Spanish words about home and family through songs, read-alouds, active games, and activities.
Write a Group Story
Kids create a story together using pieces of felt and a felt board.
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.