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Lower Terrace KinderCare

Rachel Briggs, Center Director

4515 Lower Terrace Circle NE Albuquerque NM 87111
(505) 293-8426 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
NW corner of Eubank & Montgomery behind Wendys

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Mitchell, Hubert Humphrey, Osuna, John Baker, O'Keefe, SY Jackson, Apache, Chelwood, Collett Park, Manzano Mesa, Tomasita Elementary

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Welcome

Welcome to KinderCare Learning Center. We are very excited to meet with you and your family. We believe in developing the whole child with an emphasis on assisting your child’s growth in the areas of social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Here at KinderCare, we believe it takes a village to raise a child, and our parents consider us to be an extension of their families.  In addition to a safe, secure, and stimulating environment for your child to grow up in, you will have support from a team of child development experts who have a true passion for educating and nurturing children.

Rachel Briggs, Center Director

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Accreditation

Many of our child care centers are accredited by national organizations that require us to meet rigorous early childhood education standards and guidelines for high-quality care and education. Programs that are accredited have demonstrated their commitment to go beyond the state’s minimum licensing requirements to meet and maintain these high standards of quality.

Our Programs

Infant Programs (6 weeks - 1 year)

Babies grow and learn every day. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where babies can explore and make new discoveries. We know that learning through play is extremely valuable at this age and our Early Foundations® Infant program is designed to give babies the skills that will serve as the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.

Toddler Programs (1 – 2 Years)

As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our Early Foundations® Toddler program will help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through experiences. So each day is filled with fun activities that excite and develop toddlers, giving them the comfort and confidence to speak those first few important words, as well as make their first friends.

Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)

At this age, children are making new discoveries daily. And as two-year olds begin to exert their independence, our Early Foundations® Discovery Preschool program is prepared to open their eyes to a world of learning, sharing, and exploring. Our holistic approach in the classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they'll need as they continue on to preschool.

Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)

As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they may feel ready to take on the world. Our Early Foundations® Preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science, and social studies concepts. A healthy dose of running, jumping, and dancing keeps them active too.

Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)

Prekindergartners are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime – school. And our Early Foundations Prekindergarten® program is designed to get them ready by teaching letters and words, math concepts, and valuable social skills. With small group instruction, independent play in an organized atmosphere, and whole-group activities, children will have all the right skills to hop, skip, and jump right into kindergarten.

Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)

Even after school's out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating environment. That's where our Catch the Wave® program comes in. This innovative before – and after-school program allows school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help to fun physical activities, our program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.

Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)

Don’t miss out on KinderCare’s Summer of Wonder: Six themed programs that will make summer exciting, educational and tons of fun. Whether your child is in our preschool, Pre-K or school-age programs, all of it is designed to help children learn while soaking up the fun. We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours so we hope to see you there.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program

Cooking

The Cooking Adventures program gives children opportunities to participate in fun, developmentally appropriate cooking experiences. They will learn about recipes, ingredients, cooking vocabulary, and the importance of a healthy diet. The curriculum includes lessons on picnics, pizza, and heart-healthy meals.

Math

The Math Adventures enrichment program is designed to teach important mathematics concepts such as geometry, numbers, measurement, and probability. Your child will learn about length, height, and weight. He will learn about shapes and solids. He will learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and count money. Math is everywhere and giving your child every advantage now will add up to success later in life.

Music

Ongoing research proves that early exposure to music helps children think, reason, create, and express themselves. Children will laugh and learn about rhythm, vocal melodies, and a variety of musical genres and instruments, which can lower stress and advance memory. Learning never sounded so good.

Phonics & Reading Adventures

Set your child up for advanced success with literacy through phonics, the study of letters and sounds. Reader books, games, and activity cards help your child understand the basics of vowels and blending syllables, giving him confidence and command of language.

Spanish

Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

Teachers & Staff

Our loving and devoted professionals at KinderCare are passionate about teaching and caring for young children. As a high quality child development program, our teachers exceed state minimum standards for education level and ongoing professional development. Their lifelong love of learning is evident in their desire to stay abreast of new research and teaching techniques. Families meet with teachers three times per year to review their child’s progress, which is documented in our developmentally appropriate assessments, portfolios, and anecdotal notes about daily achievements. We feel privileged to work alongside families to form supportive and cooperative partnerships.

  • Rachel Briggs, Center Director

    I love coming in each day helping the children to learn and grow, building confidence in themselves. I am inspired to come to work each day hoping to make a difference in every child's life by creating a lifetime love of learning."

    Rachel started as a teacher with KinderCare in 2008. She has had an oppurtunity to teach each age group. She was promoted to Center Director in 2012. She enjoys taking her experience in the classroom and her many years experience in management, to combine to be a compassionate and inspiring leader.
    Previous Experience:
    Rachel has previously worked at Menual School and other early learning centers
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "The places you will go" By Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    9/22/2008
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 years
    Education:
    National Administrator's Credential, pursuing Bachelor's in Early Education
  • Ms. Britt Norman, Assistant Director

    I have been working with children since I was in high school.  I have always loved being around children since I was little.  I started as a 2 year old teacher and worked my way up to a Center Director.
    In 2015 I demoted myself so that I was able to spend more time with my daughter who is 14 years old. She is the one who puts the smile on my face every day!!  She is my world!!
    I enjoy working with your children everyday!!  They are also the reason I have a smile on my face. ☺
    I am very thankful that I have a job that allows me to maybe change a childs life.

    Previous Experience:
    Work at a few other child care centers before KinderCare and Medical Assisting
    Favorite Children's Book:
    I Love You This Much
    Year Started:
    4/10/1998
    Tenure:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20
    Education:
    45-hour Entry level Certificate, CDA
  • Miss Irma

    Miss Irma, Bus Driver/ Support Staff

    Children are the future, I love teaching the children.

    Miss Irma has 11 years experience working with children. She is currently attending school and majoring in Early Childhood Education. Miss Irma is a great teacher who loves coming to work with children each day. She loves building the lasting relationships with the children.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Brown Bear, Brown Bear What do you See?
    Year Started:
    1/30/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    11
    Education:
    45 Hour Certificate
  • Miss Kyrie

    Miss Kyrie, Discovery Preschool

    We are here to help and inspire, and the best place to start is with our children, for the future belongs to our children and their future.

    Miss Kyrie has over four years experience working with children. She loves working with children and enjoys teaching children while also playing games with them.

    Previous Experience:
    Personal Nanny, and Childcare Experience
    Year Started:
    7/7/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 years
    Education:
    CPR First Aid, 45 Hour Course
  • Ms. Delena

    Ms. Delena, Infants

    Life is not about the number of breaths you take, it is about the moments that take your breath away.

    Ms. Delena is a fantastic infant teacher, She is very patient and caring with each child. It is amazing how each parent feels absolutly comfortable leaving their little ones in her care knowing they are well cared for.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    If you give a Mouse a Cookie
    Year Started:
    9/15/2014
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    Education:
    45 Hour Certificate
  • Ms. Mari

    Ms. Mari, Infants

    The children put a smile on my face every morning. I love teaching the children new things everyday.

    Ms. Mari is a great teacher who loves the children and goes above and beyond in the classroom to ensure the children are learning while having fun at the same time.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish- Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    11/14/2011
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    45 hour certificate
  • Miss DaShara

    Miss DaShara, Preschool

    I love that I get to expand each child's imagination to places that they never thought.

    Miss DaShara is an amazing teacher who has a passion for teaching the children. It is amazing to see how much learning goes on in her classroom.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish- Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    2/8/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
    Education:
    45 Hour Certificate, Degree in progress
  • Miss Kayla

    Miss Kayla, Preschool

    While we try to teach our children all about life,our children teach us what life is all about." - Richard L. Evans

    Miss Kayla is such a kind and caring teacher, children are just drawn to her. She is currently in school pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education. She hope to one day become a Kindergarten teacher. Miss Kayla loves seeing the smiles on the children's faces each day.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Three Little Monkeys
    Year Started:
    2/11/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    45 Hour Certificate
  • Miss Danilynn

    Miss Danilynn, School Age

    Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.

    Miss Danilynn has been with the company for almost two years. She loves working with the school age class, she enjoys interacting with the children at that age. She finds it important to help teach children about morals and values such as kindness and respect.

    Previous Experience:
    Head Start Teacher for 3 years
    Year Started:
    2/6/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
    Education:
    CDA
  • Miss Christine

    Miss Christine, Support Staff

    I love coming to work knowing that I make a difference in a child's life.

    Miss Christine is a great teacher who walks into the center every morning with a smile on her face. She loves her job and at the opportunity she has to teach young children.

    Year Started:
    7/7/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Working on her CDA
  • Miss Briana

    Miss Briana, Toddlers

    I love coming in every morning knowing that I'm about to teach my toddlers something new.

    Miss Briana loves coming to work each day to see the children's smiling faces. She is an amazing teacher and the children and parents love her and feel at ease knowing their children are being cared for by Miss Briana.

    Year Started:
    8/28/2010
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Working on associates in Early Childhood Education
  • Gabrielle

    Gabrielle, Toddlers

    Today you are you that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you!- Dr. Seuss

    Miss Gabby is a fun, energetic teacher who loves the teaching the children. It is amazing how the children arrive each day with excitment to see Miss Gabby.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Ten Silly Monkeys
    Year Started:
    12/15/2014
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    45-hour Entry level Certificate
  • Tania

    Tania, Toddlers

    I love working with children because i enjoy teaching and interacting with the children.

    Miss Tania is a great teacher who loves teaching the children in her classroom. It is wonderful to see the children's faces lighten up every morning when Miss Tania walks into the classroom.

    Year Started:
    8/14/2013
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
    Education:
    45 hour Certificate
  • Miss Shavonne

    Miss Shavonne, Pre-Kindergarten

    Children learn and grow every day and I love to be a part of that.

    Miss Shavonne has been working with KinderCare since April 2013. Shavonne has worked with all ages. She really enjoys working with the discovery preschool as well. Shavonne loves teaching the children new things every day and also loves singing and playing with the children.

    Previous Experience:
    Miss Shavonne previously worked at Martinez Town Community Center
    Year Started:
    4/1/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    Education:
    First Aid and CPR
  • Ms. Andrea

    Ms. Andrea, School Age

    I enjoy being able to work with children and the expectations of new adventures every day.

    Ms. Andrea is not only our School-Age teacher, but she teaches our Learning Adventure classes here as well. Ms. Andrea loves to watch the children show interest in what she is teaching. She loves to watch them learn and grow. Ms. Andrea is inspired each day by the children.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2009
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
  • Mr. Trenton

    Mr. Trenton, Chef/ Healthy and Safety Coordinator

    "My favorite part of the day is watching the children's reactions to the food."

    Mr. Trenton loves to make delicious food for the children here. He makes nutritious meals each day for the children and staff to enjoy in their family style dining. Mr. Trenton loves to teach the children about nutrition. He loves to be a part of their early learning.
    Year Started:
    1/3/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
    Education:
    Pursuing CDA

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About Our Center

Our staff would like to welcome you to visit our center. The staff takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Ongoing training is offered to the staff during the year at the center and through the various training opportunities in the community.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

New Years Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor day Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day

Health and Safety

Our top priority at KinderCare is to provide a safe and healthy environment for our children, families, and staff.  We do this through rigorous training and constant assessment and evaluation of proper policies and procedures. You child’s security begins at the front door, literally.  All guests and alternative pick up people are checked for identification and escorted through the building. Of course, our teachers have all cleared local, state, and federal background checks, including fingerprinting.  We are trained in infant and child CPR and First Aid. We do routine fire, storm, and lock-down drills to prepare for the unexpected. Throughout the day, your child will be supervised at all times. No child is ever left unattended, not even for a minute. Teachers have all been trained in supervision, discipline and guidance, and developmentally appropriate practices to ensure they understand the risks associated with the children in their care.  If your child has food allergies or specific medical conditions, we will work with you to ensure your child’s wellbeing while in our care.  We also take the responsibility of your child’s emotional security very seriously. We want every child to feel safe, loved, and respected while at KinderCare.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

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If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

My family owes so much to our KinderCare.  They always go above and beyond to make our special needs child safe, comfortable, and engaged.  We have been at this center for over 4 years and I couldn’t imagine finding a better childcare center in the entire city.  The teachers are extremely friendly and the management team is always willing to help in any way they can.  We love our school and are extremely grateful for them!

- Father

My children have been in Pre-School and Pre-Kindergarten at this center and they have developed great social skills along with mental skills that are now helping them through elementary.  When each of my daughters were in Kindergarten their teacher was amazed at how much they knew and would consistently tell me how impressed she was with how ready they were for her class.  I accredit our KinderCare for great curriculum implementation and also for their genuine interest in my children’s education.  We loved our center so much that even through our girls didn’t necessarily need after school care we still enrolled them in KinderCare’s School-Age Program to keep them in such an awesome setting.

- Mother

I began my daughter at this KinderCare when she was only 7 weeks old.  I was so worried to leave my infant while I worked but thanks to the wonderful Infant Teacher the transition became easier and easier everyday.  She had such good communication with me and would relay all pivotal information to me as it was happening.  My daughter is now 2 and reaching developmental milestones daily in her current classroom.  I love our KinderCare and would recommend them to anybody who is in need of quality care!

- Mother
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