Summer Leigh, Center Director
2515 East South St., Anaheim, CA 92806
- Ph: (714) 774-5141
- Open: 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM, M-F
- Fax: (714) 774-5147
- Ages: 6 weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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, Center Director
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.
Prior to taking the job of Center Director, Summer was a teacher in the field.
I happen to think I have the best job in the world. I love to come to work every day and see the children, families and amazing teachers we have here. What other job offers hugs and smiles all day long? It is such a thrill to see the children grow and learn right before your eyes and to be able to share all of this with the families.
Natasha Pinela, Assistant Director
Always with a cheery voice and a smile, Natasha has a unique way at looking at things. Natasha had worked in this school prior to January 2013. She was here as our Assistant Director for one-and-a-half years prior to moving to South Carolina for about six months before she decided to come home and back to her KinderCare family. We couldn't be happier to have her working with us. Natasha has worked in the field with children for many years so has the experience needed to take on this very busy position. Her upbeat, fun, loving personality is contagious and makes work so much fun. She has such a love for children and takes pride in assuring families that their children are doing well with a quick phone call or a little note. She is a strong leader and very professional and will be here to help in any way she can.
I absolutely love my job because everyday is different. I love being a part of the children's lives and building relationships with families. I would say I am very passionate about working with children, and I strive to do the very best I can every day. I always seem to have a smile on my face and cannot help but laugh at all the funny moments I get to be a part of with the children; it is so priceless. I don't think there is another job out there or any other team of co-workers that would make me as happy.