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Aliso Viejo KinderCare

Ms. Poly Zweigle, Center Director

25507 Moulton Pkwy Aliso Viejo CA 92656
(949) 470-0099 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
at Moulton & Laguna Hills Dr

Neighborhood:
Alicia Parkway exit x street; Moulton parkway/Laguna Hills drive

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Oak Grove Elementary Don Juan Avila Elementary Valencia Elementary Wood Canyon Elementary Cordiera Elementary Lomerena Elementary

Our center offers a new Interactive Kindergarten program. This program allows the children to experience the curriculum with SmartBoard technology. Not only is our Kindergarten a full day program but the child to teacher ratio is 12 to 1. Our Interactive Kindergarten is also taught by a fully credentialed teacher and is the only KinderCare within a 30 mile radius that offers this program. We are very proud and excited to offer SmartBoard technology.

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Welcome

Welcome to Aliso Viejo KinderCare. Our experts designed our classrooms — and every activity and lesson — to help prepare your child for success in school and beyond. With designated learning centers such as dramatic play and blocks in every classroom, children have the opportunity for rich social play and child-initiated discovery. You’ll also find that our classrooms feature a print-rich environment full of carefully selected materials, written charts and labels, and children’s literature. By helping your child connect spoken words and print, we’re helping develop early literacy and writing skills. Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we’re excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning!

Ms. Poly Zweigle, 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.

Interactive Kindergarten (5 - 6 Years)

A full-day interactive Kindergarten program that utilizes new curriculum with an interactive smart board making first grade readiness a priority.

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?

Art Adventures

Teachers & Staff

"The mediocre teacher TELLS, The good teacher EXPLAINS, The superior teacher DEMONSTRATES. The great teacher INSPIRES." - William Arthur Word

  • Ms. Poly Zweigle

    Ms. Poly Zweigle, Center Director

    Tell me and I forget, Teach me and I remember, Involve me and I will learn. -Benjamin Franklin

    I started at KinderCare as a School-age teacher in 1996 at the Laguna Hills KinderCare, as a summer job. As time went on, I saw the importance for Early Childhood Education, and went to school to get my degree in Human Development at Pacific Oaks, with professors/mentors that were pioneers in Early Childhood Education. I continued on to receive my Masters in Education with a specialization in Early Childhood Leadership from Brandman University.

     Within KinderCare I have taught every age group from Infants to School-age. When I started my own family, I was so passionate about the educational experience and curriculum that we have here at KinderCare, that my own children have come here for their Preschool education.

    Out of all my years with KinderCare, I have to say, my favorite position is being a Director. The reason being is because I really enjoy building relationships with all of my families. My goal as a Director is to make sure every family is happy and  that every child is enjoying their Educational Experiences here at Aliso Viejo KinderCare.

    Previous Experience:
    I have worked at state funded preschools within the school districts.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    I Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
    Year Started:
    6/1/1996
    Tenure:
    19 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    23
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education Certificate
  • Tammy Smith, Assistant Director

    Every child is a different kind of flower and all together make this world a beautiful garden."- unknown

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
    Year Started:
    9/16/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    38
  • Ms. Kristy

    Ms. Kristy, Infant & Toddler Teacher

    Change the Changeable, Accept the Unchangeable, and Remove Yourself From the Unacceptable" - Denis Waitley

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein
    Year Started:
    2/1/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20
    Education:
    48 units of ECE
  • Ms. Cristina

    Ms. Cristina, Infant & Toddler Teacher

    Previous Experience:
    I was a Nanny for Ten Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17
    Education:
    35 units of ECE
  • Ms. Else

    Ms. Else, Infant & Toddler Teacher

  • Ms. Kayla

    Ms. Kayla, Preschool Teacher

    Children are not things to be molded, but people to be unfolded" -unknown

    My name is Kayla Mills and I am the Preschool teacher here at Aliso Viejo KinderCare!  I have been in the early childhood education field for ten years and working at KinderCare for the last five years. 
    I was born and raised in San Diego County where I attended Mira Costa College.  I relocated to Orange County in 2008 and continued my education  at the North Orange County Community College District.   
    I currently live in Tustin with my boyfriend and my two dogs.  In my spare time you will usually find me camping or hiking-anything outdoors! 
    I love being a part of children’s growth and development, and I live for the “AHA” moments.  I look forward to working with you and your child this coming year!
     

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Where The Wild Things Are" - Maurice Sendak
    Year Started:
    2/1/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    22 units in ECE from Mira Costa College
  • Ms. Sue, Infant & Toddler Teacher

  • Ms. Feleceia

    Ms. Feleceia, Learning Adventures/ School-age

  • Ms. Kimberly, Interactive Kindergarten Teacher

  • Ms. Nicole

    Ms. Nicole, Discovery Preschool

    You're Off to Great Places! Today is Your Day! Your Mountain is Waiting, So........Get On Your Way!"- Dr. Seuss

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Oh the Places You'll Go - Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    9/1/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    18
  • Ms. Yesenia, Discovery Preschool

  • Ms. Najiba

    Ms. Najiba, Infant & Toddler Teacher


     

    Years in ECE industry:
    12
    Education:
    ECE certificate from Fullerton College
  • Ms. Homa

    Ms. Homa, Preschool

    Play is the Highest Form of Research" - Albert Einstein

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Eric Carl
    Year Started:
    12/1/2002
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14
    Education:
    38 units of ECE

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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

  • Arabic
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Greek, Portuguese

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

New Year's Day
President's Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Thanksgiving Day, and the Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve (early closure)
Christmas Day

Health and Safety

Your child’s health and well-being is always our first concern. All of our classrooms contain an allergy and food preference list of our students and what individualized procedures are to be followed. We have an on-site Health and Safety Coordinator who conducts monthly disaster preparedness drills, and checks classrooms and playgrounds daily to be sure all safety standards are being followed. KinderCare also has a regional specialist who makes annual visits to keep us updated on all our policies and procedures. We have a fully locked facility with a coded entry way and alarms on all surrounding gates to our play yard. We have regular maintenance visits to make sure we are always running at tip top shape. We constantly strive to continually maintain a safe environment for children to learn and grow in.

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