Top 10 Best Daycare Centers in the USA

Top 10 Best Daycare Centers in the USA

For parents who are both working, getting a quality day care centre for their child that can understand and feel its pulse is of extreme importance and judiciousness.

This is true for  all parents everywhere and USA is no exception. According to an estimate of IBIS World there are 23 million children in the US below 6 and another 25 million between the ages of 6+ to 11 which makes the market size of day care and child care a gigantic figure.

Since the 1980s day care business has grown manifold and today the parents have a whole lot of options to choose from. 

Best Daycare Centers in the USA

10. Genius Kids

Formed in 2001 at California, Genius kids now has 37 franchisee under its fold. The motto of the centre is very apt which says – never 2 little 2 learn.

The owners have developed a model called accelerated learning, where public speaking and speech is the core in every thinking and learning process.

Through this way, the confidence level of the child will always tend to go up which will be beneficial in his later life. A fearless mind is always beneficial for a child to become a self confident adult.

9. Lightbridge Academy

Established in 1997, Lightbridge has also gone into franchisee operations and currently has around 40 under its banner. The academy vouches that theirs is much more than a typical day care centre.

The ultimate objective is to ease the mental stress of the working parents about their child. The academy has optional meal plans for the child, regular extracurricular activities, parents’ orientation workshops etc.

Apart from studies, the academy also lays great stress in developing the creativity and the cultural values in the minds of its students. 

As a very gracious gesture, the academy also organises babysitting for the child in case the parents want to have an enjoyable night out. 

8. Discovery Point

Formed in 1988 at Georgia, the center tries to imbibe in the child the love of learning through attractive language-specific, fun loving and child centered activities. The ambiance thus created is very spirited and de-stressed.

The center’s Creative Curriculum and Discovery Points which is another module are nationally recognized in the USA. The center has specialized classrooms, playgrounds, and hobby center and regularly organizes summer camp and Spring Break programs. 

As a part of its specialised activities, the centre has both before and after school day care with very experienced teachers to handle them.  

7. Children’s Lighthouse learning centre

Incorporated in 1996 at Texas, the centre has 49 franchisee under its fold at the moment. The Lighthouse has a strong tie up with St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital.

The main objective of the centre is to inculcate amongst its wards the value based early childhood education in toddlers, infants preschool and school children.

The centre highlights itself as not just a day care centre but as an educational institute based on family values, which will help the child in excelling both academically and emotionally. For this, the school has a unique Lighthouse C.A.R.E module which is a runaway success. 

6. Kids R Kids Learning academy

Established in 1961, the academy is popularly called KRK in general. It also has its own franchisee where the owners themselves are actively involved in the day to day operations thus lending a personalised touch.

With a host of highly trained teachers the academy believes in a child’s total brain development. The Steam Ahead curriculum that is a trademark of the academy percolates art, maths, science, technology and engineering in day to day activities.

To inculcate digitalisation and internet, the academy uses smart class boards with which our planet opens up before the child at his finger touch.  

5. College Nannies, Sitters, and Tutors –

This Minnesota based school opened in 2001 and today it has 188 franchisee. Currently Bright Horizons the largest group in child care owns the organisation.

The USP of the centre is totally different from the others in the fraternity. CNST as it is popularly called emphasises mostly on babysitting, nanny services or home tutoring and  based at the child’s residence.

The centre is very apt for those parents who want in – home day and child care for their children. 

A valid proposition of the academy is that the child receives one to one focussed childcare which eventually is good for its mental health and personality growth. 

4. Learning Experience Academy of early Education –

Started at Florida in 1979, the academy is family owned and today has 312 franchisee operating under it.

It provides a complete holistic child day care by combining formal education with the basics of cognitive, physical and social development.

The academy runs an integrated module called L E A P which encompasses sign languages, phonics, foreign languages, manners and etiquette along with a socially empowered programme.

LEAP has a mascot called Bubbles, a baby elephant which is adored by its students.  

3. Kiddie Academy

The primary objective of the formation of Kiddie in 1982 is education based childcare in accordance with STEM education {Science Technology Engineering and Maths} that it envisages.

Today it has 232 franchisee working along with it. The two main features that Kiddie stresses are age appropriate activities for thorough learning and not to force anything on the children regarding education.

Instead, according to Kiddie, the children should learn and grasp through their own mental capabilities and the day to day learning process. 

The innovative programme involving children called “  Story time live “ based on storytelling and involving the local community has been a runaway success.  

2. Primrose –

Established in 1982 at Georgia, today Primrose has 282 franchisees working. Primrose gives complete childcare starting from toddlers, infants, KG and after school children along with orientation to the parents also.

Community involvement and social responsibility form the crux of their focus in imparting education.

The school has successfully evolved what they call a” Balanced Learning Curriculum” approach.

It emphasises by teaching the students at the moment when their curiosity level and grasping power is at its peak. The child will at that point of time be able to fully understand  the intricacies of the subjects.

Apart from social and emotional empowerment, focus is laid on development of creativity, social studies, maths and science subjects. 

1. The Goddard School

Established at Pennsylvania in 1988, Goddard school today has around 500 franchises along with it and is also operating from Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston and Philadelphia.

The main objective of the school has been to provide a more educational approach to day care for the child’s betterment.

The teachers strive hard to provide play based first class education.  Latest tools and techniques are followed by the school both for reaching top level academic excellence as well as to ensure that learning and education for the children is fun.  

 For Goddard school an individual child’s brain development is as essential as his studies and for that they strongly encourage parental involvement also.   

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