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Everything you need to know to enroll with confidence.

If you’re curious about the daycare enrollment process, you’re in the right place! We’ve gathered all the resources you need to help you make a confident decision to join us.

We’re real people in your community who care about offering safe, high-quality care and education for your child. And if you ever need more information, or want to talk with someone in person, we’re just a phone call away at 800-709-8774.

How to Enroll at KinderCare

Make the best choice for your family.

Make a confident choice

Know what to look for in a child care center.

While we (obviously) think you should look no further for the best child care in the nation, we understand that every family’s needs are unique. Whether you choose us or not, we’re here to help you select the right center for your family.

Feel good about choosing a caregiver when it can’t be you.

Making the decision to find a child care provider can stir up many questions and emotions. We’ll help you make a list of things you might ask yourself or your care provider as you explore your options.

Choose a provider that’ll be a true partner in parenting.

Child care isn’t just about caring for children—it’s about families and communities too! When you choose us, you’ll get way more than daycare. From expert resources and staff to custom curriculum and enrichment programs, we’re here for your whole family through all of your child’s early learning stages.
Make a confident choice

Take a tour.

Our centers are pretty special—come see for yourself! Take a virtual tour or ask if your center director can arrange a tour of the center you’re interested in, so you can see our spaces with your own eyes. 

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Take a tour
Take a tour

Enrolling is as easy as 1-2-3!

There are over 1,500 KinderCare Learning Centers nationwide, and each one is run by the real experts: center directors! They run the show at each location and can give you the inside scoop on our programs, tuition, and enrollment options.

Here’s how to start the enrollment process:

Enrolling is easy
Enrolling is easy
Step One

Find your center.

Visit our location finder and enter your Zip Code to see which locations are nearest you. No matter which location you choose, our professional staff and robust curriculum provide your child with a learning foundation they’ll build on long after they’ve outgrown us.

Step Two

Contact the center director.

Reach out directly to the center director at your chosen location. You’ll find their contact information on the center location page. They'd love to hear from you. Your first conversation is just the beginning of a relationship that’ll grow for years to come.

Step Three

Call us with questions.

Still have questions or need more help? Don’t be shy—call us at 800-709-8774.

Start the enrollment process!

Have a great first day!

Once you’re enrolled with us, we’ll help you get prepared for a fabulous first day. Your center director will share a complete list of what to expect, who you’ll meet, and what to bring. You can put your confidence in us to make the transition a piece of cake for everyone.

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Be prepared for class.

Some things your center director will remind you to bring each day include:

  • Comfortable and weather-appropriate clothing and shoes.
  • A change of clothes.
  • Milk and/or water bottle
  • Comfort items like a blanket, stuffed animal, or pacifier
  • Any medications

Snacks and lunch are on us! We’ll share our seasonal, low-sugar menu when you enroll. If your child has special dietary restrictions or allergies, let's talk.

Understand safety protocols.

Every day, we do lots of things to keep everyone in our community safe. You can help us by reviewing our industry-leading health and safety practices.  

Stay connected to your child.

We keep you connected all day through the KinderCare App so drop-off is less “bitter” and more “sweet”! When you enroll with us, the app gives you access to daily pictures of special moments in the classroom and updates on what your child is learning about. You can also use the mobile app to message your center from home, at work, or on the go. Ask your center director to help you get set up! 

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Explore our classrooms.

Every day is a little different here, and each age group marches to their own beat! Explore an overview of our programs, and find your child’s classroom by age:

Find a Center

If you have questions we haven’t answered, or you’d like to talk with someone in person, we're just a phone call away. Find the center nearest you to contact a center director or connect with our Family Support staff at 800-709-8774.

Find your center