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Aliso Viejo KinderCare

Caramia Millager, 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:
Poak Grove Elementary Don Juan Avila 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.

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!

Caramia Millager, Center Director

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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.

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.

Teachers & Staff

"You can't stop a teacher when they want to do something, they just do it." - J.D. Salinger

  • Caramia Millager

    Caramia Millager, Center Director

    Caramia began at KinderCare as a two-year-old teacher and continued her Early Childhood Education. She became Third in charge after six years in a classroom and then became the Assistant Director soon after. Caramia has been the Center Director since January of 2013. She has two children, both of whom attended KinderCare since they were four-months-old and continue to attend, one in the School Age classroom and one in the Kindergarten classroom. Caramia loves that she can be a huge part in helping all the KinderCare families grow while still being able to keep her family so close.

    Year Started:
    12/1/1998
    Tenure:
    16 Years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education Certificate
  • Mike Kadin

    Mike Kadin, Assistant Director

    Welcome to the family.

    Mike has worked in Early Childhood Education for twelve years. He started as a Preschool teacher and then began teaching Kindergarten at our location in Irvine. Since then Mike has had many rolls with KinderCare from Kindergarten Curriculum trainer, Subsidy Coordinator to Assistant Director.

    Year Started:
    8/1/2003
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Education:
    46-Hour Early Childhood Education Units
  • Ms. Kristy

    Ms. Kristy, Infant Classroom

    I love to nurture the babies and watch them grow and reach developmental milestones during their first year of life.

  • Ms. Cristina

    Ms. Cristina, Toddler Classroom

    ''My reward is in making a difference in a child's life.''

  • Ms. Stacy, Toddler Classroom

    I love watching children grow and develop.

  • Ms. Kayla

    Ms. Kayla, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love watching and being a part of my kids' growing every day.

  • Ms. Christina

    Ms. Christina, Prekindergarten Classroom

    ''I enjoy working with the children.''

  • Ms. Kaley

    Ms. Kaley, Prekindergarten Classroom

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

  • Ms. Crystal

    Ms. Crystal, Interactive Kindergarten Classroom

    I love the fact that what I teach my Kindergarteners lays a foundation of life long learning.

  • Ms. Loni

    Ms. Loni, School Age & Learning Adventures Classrooms

    I love watching the children grow into little people and being part of their lives.

  • Ms. Najiba

    Ms. Najiba, Floating Teacher


    "I love working with children each day.

  • Ms. Homa

    Ms. Homa, Multiage Classroom


    "I really enjoy watching children learn and grow.

  • Ms. Suzanne

    Ms. Suzanne, Multiage Classroom

    Walking in every morning to the children's smiling faces is the best part of my day.

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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
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

We observe the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.

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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