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South Street KinderCare

Summer Leigh, Center Director

2515 East South St. Anaheim CA 92806
(714) 774-5141 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Rio Vista, James Guinn, Benito Juarez, Sunkist, Commonwealth,Lincoln, Orange-Olive, Orangegrove, Fletcher.

There are so many new and exciting things for the children this year including a curriculum refresh for Preschool and Prekindergarten. Spanish vocabulary will be taking place throughout the school as well as supplementing with our NEW Spanish Learning Adventures class for conversational Spanish. As always we offer a learning environment that your children will definitely want to be a part of every day.


Welcome to Anaheim KinderCare. 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 with their social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. Our experts designed our classrooms, and every activity and lesson, to help prepare your child for success in school and beyond. We strive to be an extension of your home and offer daily discussion of how your child's day was and specifics of what they enjoyed that day. Our staff will provide a safe, secure and loving environment in which your child can begin a life long love of learning. The Teachers here at Anaheim KinderCare are handpicked for their enthusiasm, energy, creativity, patience and a true love for children. You will see when you come to visit us that this is the right place for your child and your family. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Summer Leigh, Center Director

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We’re so proud!

Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited–nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.

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Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.


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.

Private Kindergarten Programs (5 – 6 Years)

As children reach school age, our comprehensive full-day kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate, and create – all in a nurturing, small-class setting. Our team of expert educators has created a unique curriculum of reading, language, arts, math, science, and physical fitness that’s presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so children will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.

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.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program


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.


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 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

I truly feel I have the BEST teachers anywhere. They are caring, professional, loving, nurturing, extremely energetic and funny. Because they are so alike, we have become a little family and each of us really enjoy coming to work everyday. The children are the reason we are all here and the teachers do all they can to implement our curriculum and everyday learning into a really fun and inviting atmosphere where any child will thrive and want to be. Whether a tour, a newly enrolled family or families who have been here for years, you will immediately and always feel welcome as a part of the family. Come by and meet the staff, and I know you will agree.

  • Summer Leigh

    Summer Leigh, Center Director

    I am back doing what I love, which I knew I had wanted to do since the age 16.

    Summer has been the Director of this KinderCare center since 2007. She has worked with the company for a total of about nine years in other centers prior to coming to Direct the Anaheim center. The center has continued to grow and become one of the most successful centers in the district. With growth comes hiring of new teachers, and Summer knows how to hire. She is very particular as to who she will allow to become part of her team. "The best" is what she strives for and the best is what she has. The dedication, professionalism and enthusiasm is what sets her center apart from any other school. She loves her job and it shows. Summer has been awarded various awards for goals exceeded and Director of the Year in 2009. It is obvious she is here for the children and families and loves what she does.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Summer began as a teachers' aid. Within a few years, she moved into an Assistant Director position. She also was an owner of large preschool.
    Year Started:
    21 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    29 Year
  • Veronica Gonzalez

    Veronica Gonzalez, Assistant Director

    I enjoy teaching becuase i love watching children learn new things. They are excited to learn and this is my motivation to teach.

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Early Childhood Education and Administration Certified
  • Ms. Veronica

    Ms. Veronica, Cook/Toddler

    This position offers me the opportunity to do what I love in cooking for the children and also allows me to be in the classrooms as needed. I love being around the children and watching them learn and grow everyday.

    Year Started:
    5 Years
  • Ms. Marissa

    Ms. Marissa, Learning Adventures, Health & Safety, Preschool Teacher

    I enjoy teaching because I love watching the children learn new things. I really feel like I can become one of the children sometimes and have fun along with them! I love the hugs and the smiles that are on their faces every morning when I come in.

    Year Started:
    4 Years
  • Ms. Kim

    Ms. Kim, Infants

    I enjoy teaching because i love to see their faces smile and to see their big accomplishments and how they grow each day.

    Year Started:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Cindy

    Ms. Cindy, Infants

    I enjoy teaching because I love seeing the babies reach their milestones. It makes me happy to be a part of the experience.

    Year Started:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Grace

    Ms. Grace, Infants

    I enjoy working at KinderCare becuase I get to see the children's development as they grow, and to know that i am helping that child, it makes me feel proud. I love making KinderCare their home away from home.

    Year Started:
    9 Years
  • Ms. Christina

    Ms. Christina, Discovery Preschool

    I enjoy teaching because I get to watch them grow and learn their first words. I love the whole experience of working with children.

    Year Started:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Victoria, Discovery Preschool

    I enjoy teaching because I love watching the children grow. I love watching how their minds grow and develop.

    Year Started:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Daisy

    Ms. Daisy, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I enjoy teaching because I love coming into my classroom and being greeted by the children's smiles and hugs. I love being a part of their learning experience.

    Ms. Daisy has brought such enthusiasm and fun to her Prekindergarten class. The children really get involved with her and what she brings to the class topic every day. They are excited to learn and excited to be with Ms. Daisy. Her upbeat personality and constant professionalism is what make her stand out. She is very approachable and always will greet you with a smile. We are so very glad she chose to work with us at Anaheim KinderCare and plan on being a part of her growth and long employment with our company.

    Year Started:
    4 Years
  • Mr. Alex

    Mr. Alex, Private Kindergarten

    I enjoy teaching because I enjoy seeing the faces of the children light up when they learn something for the first time and then hearing that they pass on their new found knowledge to family members and other friends. It makes me feel like I am making a difference in the world.

    Previous Experience:
    Mr. Alex has been teaching in various age groups for many years. He has taught Spanish, art, music, literature, science, all extensively in classrooms and in extracurricular classes in schools.
    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
  • Ms. Connie

    Ms. Connie, Private Kindergarten

    Teaching is a rewarding job everyday. I get the opportunity to make a significant difference in the world each and everyday just by touching the lives of my students and relating with them. I shape the future of my students and therefore contribute towards making their future bright and colorful.

    Year Started:
    9 Years
  • Ms. Maria

    Ms. Maria, Toddler Teacher

    I enjoy teaching because I am very passionate working with young children and also nurturing with all age groups. I am truly committed to be a qualified teacher in the near future.

    Year Started:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Veronica

    Ms. Veronica, Toddler Teacher

    I enjoy teaching because children make me happy when I see them growing and developing everyday.

Upcoming Center Activities

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September's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Spaces and Places and All About Me
As infants and toddlers explore the spaces and places around them, children in Discovery Preschool will learn all about what makes people the same as well as what makes them different. Infants will experiment with moving toy cars around, build block towers and then knock them down, and even take a tour of the center to see what things are like outside of their classroom! Toddlers will get all revved up as they take a closer look at different vehicles and learn more about neighborhoods, communities, and the jobs that grownups have. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about themselves as they play games that strengthen their five senses, discuss feelings and emotions, practice self-help skills, and work on learning the names of body parts.

Children 4 to 5 years old: All About Me and My Home and Family
It’s the beginning of the school year—the perfect time to get to know each other better! Older children will be spending time sharing about themselves, their homes, and their families as they learn what makes people the same and what makes them different. Children will bring their own experiences to the drawing board as they create group stories and 3-D collages about families and homes, pantomime different home- and family-related activities, and draw self-portraits. With our curriculum’s project-related learning component, children in Transitional Kindergarten work together to decide on an individual or whole-group project related to the theme. Past projects have included creating a class book about emotions or working together to build a small-scale home, but who knows—the children may come up with a unique idea that’s entirely their own!

Monday September 04, 2017
Center Closed for Labor Day

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

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

We will also be closed for Professional Development Training for our teachers and staff on:
-Fall Professional Development Day: One day in October
-Spring Professional Development Day: One day in February

Health and Safety

It's all about safety here at Anaheim KinderCare. We take pride in our center and make your child's safety the focus of our days. Not only is the school clean and inviting but we are constantly removing and replacing anything that could be a hazard to your children or our teachers. Our teachers are constantly sanitizing all areas of the class throughout the day thus keeping illness to a minimum. The flu will be creeping up on us soon, so we want to make sure we do everything in our power to keep everyone healthy. From crawling on the floor in the infant room, looking for safety hazards and anything needing cleaning to checking play equipment and furniture - we want your child to be safe!

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

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

March, 15th, 2010 To Whom It May Concern: I just want to say thank you to the KinderCare on South Street in Anaheim. We have been attending this daycare for about 2 years now. I love it and so does my foster son. He is 3 years old and has special needs, and this center has provided the best care for him.I feel really comfortable leaving him there. The teachers are great with him. They really work with him and his developmental needs. Even though he is not in the other classrooms, the other teachers are always greeting you with a smile. That makes me feel good about where my son is and who he is with. I fully trust this center with my son and am fully comfortable leaving him there. I know he is getting the best care ever and he is safe, Always! I want to thank Ms. Summer and Ms. Alina, and of course all the teachers, for all of the support they have shown me and my family since day one. Thanks Again KinderCare.

- Parent

March 1st, 2010 Dear Summer, I want to send a quick note to tell you how happy we are with [our girls’] development. As you know, we started attending KinderCare back when the girls were only 5 months old. My Husband and I were so apprehensive because: 1. There are two of them and we could barely handle them ourselves. 2. They were breastfed and hated the bottle, so we were so worried about their mild intake. 3. We were the typical first time parents full of anxiety at the thought of leaving our girls out of our care. Now that they are over a year old, we’re so happy with how they have adjusted and know that they have so much fun there. Both girls are walking, babbling, saying a few words, eating well and making friends. All of the credit goes to every single one of the teachers in the infant room. The staff does such a good job of making sure that my husband and I are fully aware of everything that the girls have done throughout the day. The girls are so comfortable with the teachers, which makes us feel less anxious about leaving them for the whole day. We want to thank you for all that you and your staff does for our family, I am available if another potential parent would like to speak to someone that has gone through it…twice. Thanks again.

- Parents

Welcome new comer! My name is Vanessa and I’m a proud mother of 5 kids, which all attend KinderCare. My two younger kids started in the Infant Room, (room 1,) and let me tell you, the teachers are excellent! They change your baby’s diaper when needed, (I never had a child of mine sent home with a diaper rash.) They feed the babies when needed. They change the baby’s clothes when needed. You would know everything your baby did for the day, because they write down everything from feedings, naps, diaper changes, and any activities. The Toddler Room, (room 2,) is fabulous also. My child was starting to learn colors and shapes through songs, so they can remember them better. They also write daily reports, so you can know what your child does for the day. The Preschool Room, (room 3,) is another good class. In this room, not only are they learning colors and shapes, but they get potty trained as well. They also start tracing letters from the alphabet and their name. They get to go outside and burn some energy. Then they come inside and take naps. Room 4 is Prekindergarten. Here they start preparing for Kindergarten. They get homework packets. They do fun activities, have story time, get a snack, and have free time. Room 5 is Kindergarten. The kids do all the above, plus they get to work on the computer! At the end of the year, they have a graduation! During the summer, KinderCare has a day camp with a bunch of fun activities for all ages, (my kids look forward to the summer camp every year.) I tell everybody I can about KinderCare because you’ll be happy with the results of you kids. You’ll find that they are more advances and ready for First Grade. I hope to see you there.

- Parent

My name is Ruben and I’m a single father of two little girls: a seven year old and a four year old. Both girls started KinderCare when they were infants. There was a period of time when I had took them out because of a job change. At that time I needed to find a local day care within my area. “Name of which I will not mention,” was a dirty, disorganized child care center, and its staff didn’t seem to really know what was going on. For the fee and service my kids were getting, I felt there had to be something better. I called around checking prices and the best priced place I found was Kinder Care in Anaheim. As a single father of two girls I need to know that I can go to work and that my kids will be safe - learning and improving while I’m at work. So I decided to move back towards KinderCare. I pay about the same as I did at my last day care but get a lot more for my kids and myself. Peace of mind is something hard to find these days. They are willing to work with you as much as they can and are always willing to help. My youngest was attending a different daycare for approximately eight months before I took them elsewhere. She was at the point of needing to learn how to spell her name, which the daycare never taught them. Within her first month at KinderCare she was already spelling out her full name. My oldest was given an option to go to her after school daycare where all her friends are or KinderCare…she chose KinderCare. I’m very happy with their service, help and peace of mind I get every day I drop off my kids.

- Parent

My name is Yazil, I am the mother of a four-year-old, and we have been having an amazing experience with KinderCare. We started our journey about a year ago, when I was forced to switch my hours at work and location. I had to search for a new daycare center for my son. I went to visit many centers and KinderCare definitely stood out from the other centers. Nothing matters more to me than my son's health and safety. I want my son to develop social skills and stay physically healthy but have fun while doing it. I expect the facility where I decide to leave my son for a full day to be neat, organized, and well managed. Cleanliness and care are also priorities. KinderCare has really demonstrated that they are not the same as any other childcare center. They keep their facility well maintained, the staff and management are very polite and professional, and best of all, they are very involved with the parents. KinderCare has shown they care for each child individually. My son gets welcomed every morning when he arrives, and they say bye to him when he leaves. This has helped my son feel more comfortable when I leave him there. The teachers are always involved with the parents. They provide us with a daily sheet that summarizes what our children do all day. They summarize what topics the classroom went over and what activities they did. They let us know what our kids ate and if they napped. This report is my favorite because it's a great topic-starter at the dinner table, but it also lets me be involved with my son when I'm not around. I go over their daily activities with him, and it's fun to talk to him about the new things he has learned. KinderCare has really developed my son into a social bug. He was very shy when he first came in. He would hide behind me when someone would talk to him but now he's opened up and even offers to help others.He tells me he has fun everyday and never comes home grumpy or in a bad mood. He loves to be around other kids too. He loves it when I come to his school and hang out with him for a couple of hours when they have activities going on where parents can join as well. My journey with KinderCare has been amazing. I have nothing bad to say about this facility. They have really exceeded my expectations. I hope your journey is as great as mine.

- Mother

I just wanted to thank you all for the wonderful job you have done at KinderCare learning center. My children all enjoy the care and the dedication each and every day the staff members provide. I especially love how the ladies at KinderCare show genuine love towards my kids. It makes me feel much more comfortable that they are in good, hands and the staff treat them as if they were their own children. Everyday my kids come home with the coolest and most creative artistic work that we enjoy as a family, posting it on their toy-room wall. It's amazing seeing how much they have learned this year in KinderCare. My four-year-old can perfectly spell and write her name. She also recognizes every letter in the alphabet and can perfectly count to some pretty high numbers for her age. My two-year-old speaks much better than most of my friends' kids, and he can carry on a conversation as opposed to my friends' toddlers, who are only able to say certain words or just point out what it is they want. Before coming to KinderCare my now six-year-old son was extremely shy and sensitive; he's become a very outgoing and social boy, making new friends. My 10-year-old has become much more helpful at home and also enjoys being able to go to the learning center where she can read books, spend time with friends, and express her artistic creativity. I would definitely recommend your KinderCare in Anaheim to anyone that is looking for a trust worthy and reliable daycare. All you ladies are top-notch professionals: caring, loving, and very polite. KinderCare always greets me with a warm "good morning" and a happy "have a good day." This establishment has everything any parent is looking and hopes for. I'm so happy to have my kids attending your KinderCare in Anaheim.

- Mother

My name is Melinda and I am the mother of three. Two of my children attend Kinder Care, my daughter is in the toddler program and my son is in the school age program . I have nothing but great things to say about Summer and her staff. When you walk in you are always greeted with a warm hello and smile. I know when I drop off my children they are in good hands. On any given morning Ms Laurie is there to make drop off quick and easy. The children love her. My little girl runs up to her and gives her big hugs which tells me Ms Laurie takes good care of my little girl. Ms Laurie is not the only one there who make our experience great. Ms Suzanne makes sure the children get to school safe and on time another one my kids will run up to and give hugs to. All the staff there are hands on and work as a teams to care for the children. Ms Natasha, Ms Summer make sure the busses leave on time to pick up the children from school on time. No matter what time of the day you walk in the children and staff are interacting in new and exciting games or learning adventures. I would recommend kinder care to any body needing a good safe learning environment for their child or children. It's not a daycare it a learning center with a lot to offer. If you are ever in the area stop by and see for yourself be sure to knock because the door is controls by a code lock that only the parents and staff have the code to another great safety feature in place at kinder care. So to Ms Summer, Ms Natasha, Ms Suzanne , Ms Laurie, Ms Daisy, Ms Lupe, and the rest of the South Street kinder care staff thank you for a piece of mind and the great job you do.

- Mother

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