For A Child...

Connection

is Everything!

For A Child...

Connection

Is Everything!

For a Child...

connection

Is Everything!

Daycare, Preschool and child care Center in Orem, UT

Building Relationships With Families For Over 30 Years

Building Relationships

With Families For

OVER 30 YEARS

We Will Quickly Become Your Child's New Happy Place!

A True Sense Of Security

When you walk through the doors you’ll notice we monitor all spaces with a state-of-the-art video monitoring system, check ID’s for child pick-up, and have secure access doors. These extra step help you rest easy knowing that your child is not only in the hands of loving, vigilant teachers, but also monitored closely by highly trained support staff at all times.

Community Is At The Heart Of What We Do

Your child builds bonds with their teachers, who communicate with you daily to create a supportive school and family community. With food bank drives and spaghetti dinners, our school is a positive force in our neighborhood communities too!

Your Child Will Just Love Their Teachers & It’s Easy To See Why

Teachers forge meaningful relationships with your child. Our first goal, always, is to connect with your little one to meet their needs, both as nurturing caregivers, and as educators who guide their learning.

Did You Know?

Human brains don’t fully develop until age 25, so for children under 12, there’s still a long way to go. At their age, your child spends a lot of time in the limbic system; the emotional center of the brain. When children feel those BIG FEELINGS, they’re unable to access the prefrontal cortex; the part of the brain where logic lives. That’s not a time to try to teach or reason. Being trained on child brain development, your child’s teachers understand how to connect with their feelings, empathize and guide them to a calmer state, and teach them how to self-regulate BEFORE seeking solutions.

Bill Gates said, “The first 5 years have so much to do with how the next 80 turn out.” Before they’re 2, a child’s brain can form up to a million neural connections per second. Between 3 and 5, their language, social, emotional, and cognitive skills are rapidly expanding. During this period, the stimulation they get is crucial and play-based learning allows children to explore, make sense of the world, use and develop their imagination and creativity. We use playful, activity-based learning to engage your child’s growing mind in ways they find inspiring. It may look like they’re just “playing” with colorful blocks, but your child is learning foundational math skills, like patterning and sequencing, as well as spatial awareness and fine motor skills.

Teacher-led instruction is important for introducing new activities and ideas, but well-trained teachers know when to step back and allow your child to immerse themself in the activity, to use their natural curiosity to seek and apply solutions. A teacher may step in when children are ready for the next new idea, but when a child can concentrate, explore, and use their imagination, the learning is organic and progressive.

"We Are Big Believers In The Education Of Our Educators!"

- Tamara Thomas, Owner

6 Ways Your Child Benefits From Our Level Of Knowledge & Expertise

"We Are Big Believers In The Education Of Our Educators!"

- Tamara Thomas, Owner

6 Ways

Your Child Benefits From Our Level Of Knowledge & Expertise

6 Ways

Your Child Benefits From Our Level Of Knowledge & Expertise

All Preschool Teachers Have CDAs

The Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) is the most valued credential in early childhood education.

Professional Internal Coaching
for all staff

Regular consultations with an expert coach in the field help our teachers refine their skills & seek solutions.

All Lead Teachers & Caregivers Get DOUBLE The Training

Since they assist the rest of our team, our leaders will get double the state requirement in annual training hours.

Our Staff Values
Higher Education

In addition to CDAs, our teachers hold or are working towards higher degrees in early education or related fields.

All Staff Are CPR & First Aid Certified

Essential training in first aid is received by all staff because it’s critical to children’s safety.

The Focus Is On The Bond With Your Child

Your child will love their teacher, and that passion goes both ways! Relationship building is what we do.

All Preschool Teachers Have CDAs

The Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) is the most valued credential in early childhood education.

Professional Internal Coaching For All Staff

Regular consultations with an expert coach in the field help our teachers refine their skills & seek solutions.

All Lead Teachers & Caregivers Get DOUBLE The Training

Since they assist the rest of our team, our leaders will get double the state requirement in annual training hours.

Our Staff Values Higher Education

In addition to CDAs, our teachers hold or are working towards higher degrees in early education or related fields.
They are attending local universities for degrees in elementary education and early childhood education.

Our Staff Values
Higher Education

Essential training in first aid is received by all staff because it’s critical to children’s safety.

The Focus Is On The Bond With Your Child

Your child will love their teacher, and that passion goes both ways! Relationship building is what we do.

Activity-Based Learning Engages Curious Minds

Your little learner has a natural love of discovery, and we nurture it. Not through rote learning and worksheets, but through hands-on, interactive, exciting activities that inspire their growing minds. Your child explores new ideas in a variety of ways:

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We Support You With The Tools To Raise Emotionally Intelligent Humans

We Support You With The Tools
To Raise Emotionally Intelligent Humans

We Support You With The Tools
To Raise Emotionally
Intelligent Humans

Being S.E.E.D. Certified® Supports Your Whole Family

Being a S.E.E.D. Certified® school means teachers have the tools they need to support your little one’s crucial social-emotional development. Certification also gives you access to the “Tiny Humans, Big Emotions” course and other valuable parenting resources.

Watch Them Climb, Run, & Grow Outdoors Every Day

A beautiful, safely fenced yard awaits your kiddo for joyful fun in the fresh air. As they swing, slide, climb, and explore, they build crucial social and gross motor skills, coordination, and confidence.

Daily Photos & Updates With Your Procare® App

Get all the news, plus adorable pictures of your child at play direct to your device with your easy-to-use parent app. Stay in the loop with all their progress and message the center directly whenever you need to. 

Sargent Steam™ Keeps Spaces Super Sanitized

CURIS DUO™ Keeps Spaces Super Sanitized

Staff members sanitize your child’s spaces diligently throughout the day using a state-of-the-art hydrogen peroxide fogger/sprayer, and a team of on-site cleaners makes sure every surface, toy, and game is spotless and sparkling for your little one.

Yes, We Offer Tuition Support Options

Yes, We Offer Tuition Support Options

Yes, We Offer Tuition

Support Options

Yes, We Offer Tuition Support Options

Hear What Parents Have To Say...

We have been with the kids connection for 3 years now, we absolutely love it. I know that I am able to leave my child there and have peace knowing he is safe and thriving. They have amazing teachers that love the kids, my little boy has learned so much and is so advanced for his age due to their academics they teach.

Veronica Glaude

My children have gone here for years! They have been awesome to work with! It's always hard to leave your kids with someone else but I would have a hard time trusting anyone else to watch and educate my children when I am unable to during work hours. Everyone here is amazing and you can tell they really care for the children!

Jared Pela

We have been at Kids Connection for about a year and have been very happy with the care our kids have received! The owner and director are well versed and knowledgable in child development and continually training staff on best practices in working with children. The staff sincerely cares for the children.

Sarah Lemonte

My daughter has been going here since she was 5 months old. This is such a nice daycare. They do crafts with the children and play lots of games. My daughter loves going here and seeing all of her friends. The teachers are so nice, my daughter usually gives them hugs when she first arrives because she is happy to see them.

Melissa John

Kids Connection has been a wonderful place for my family! We had to look into different childcare options during the pandemic and found Kids Connection. I am so grateful we did! The administration and staff have always been great to work with!!! My children came home with the best stories of friends and teachers every day.

Brooke Christley

The kid's connection is nothing but amazing!! My daughter has been going there for a couple of years and loves it! It is such a beautiful thing to know that your child is being taken care of by the best of the best! They truly love these kids and it is so awesome to see and feel their love for them. I highly recommend it!

Alex Jespersen

We have been to 4 different daycares with no success. We decided to try these guys out and it has been an amazing experience. They genuinely care about the parents and the kids and do whatever they can to work with you. We love it here and can’t thank you all enough for all you do for me and my kids. I highly recommend it.

Lelia Tucker

This is the most honest and loving daycare you will find in Utah County. I know my kids are loved and cared for by some of the best people I could ever ask for. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend The Kids Connection to ANYONE and in fact, I have. Five separate friends take their kids there and they love it just as much as I do.

Shannon McQuarrie

Kid's Connection has been the best decision for daycare. Our child has flourished and done so well here. At home, we talk all about about the teachers, activities, and friends and it's been such a relief to know we have loving, attentive, competent care. It's been the best experience for our little family and we are so grateful.

Michelia Whitaker

It's hard to write about this place without getting emotional. All six of my kids have attended Kids Connection. These ladies are the best!!! My kids have always felt so loved at Kids Connection and I have appreciated knowing that they are safe and in good hands. You can't put a price on that kind of peace of mind.

Wendy Simmerman

How Old Is Your Child?

How Old
Is Your Child?

Infants

4 weeks - 12 months

Toddlers

13 months - 2 years

Preschool​

3 - 5 years​

Before & After School Program

5 - 12 years

Summer Program​

5 - 12 years

All children develop at their own pace. Program placement is based on individual developmental milestones.

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*Exclusive to new clients. Must commit to attending 10 weeks of camp. Additional terms & conditions may apply. Offer cannot be combined with any other promotions.*