Kids Educational Centers


Knightdale – Forestville

Kids Educational Center 4
7106 Forestville Rd.
Knightdale, NC 27545


KEC is open Monday through Friday, 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Our open-door policy encourages parents to visit with their children any time during the school day.

Transportation provided to and from:

  • Lockhart Elementary
  • Forestville Elementary
  • Knightdale Elementary
  • Lake Myra Elementary

Owner & Director: Dare Woodruff

Mrs. Dare is a proud wife and mother of four. Mrs. Dare is the granddaughter of Joann and Jerry Gower who started KEC in 1987. Her goal is to continue to grow the centers and keep the vision of the Gower’s. She has an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and will be attending ECU in the fall to work towards a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education. Family is very important to Mrs. Dare and she treats the staff and children at KEC as family. Mrs. Dare believes that children need a nurturing environment and need to feel safe in order to succeed.