Autumn Brooks, Center Director
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Welcome to KinderCare at 4108 Lone Tree Way, in Antioch. Here we have a simple philosophy: “everybody matters”. Each child, each family member and our dedicated staff; everybody matters. We provide a warm, nurturing learning environment where each child has opportunities to make new friends, communicate with others, grow healthy bodies and be creative, all while building brain power! Please come by and meet our loving staff (with a combined 150 plus years of experience). You will see for yourself why your family should become a part of our family. Here, where math, reading, science and Spanish are happening in our Preschool and School Age programs. Where learning is fun and kindness is practiced.
Autumn Brooks, Center Director
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Light and Dark, plus the Sky and Weather
Through shadow play, experiments with flashlights, observing the Sun and more, infants and toddlers will enjoy learning about light and dark this month. Infants continue sensory development by looking at contrasting patterns and at objects that are clearly defined by sharp edges and bright colors, while toddlers will build on their understanding of the light and dark concepts with play around daytime and nighttime. The older Discovery Preschool children will turn their attention to the sky as they learn about weather, the Moon, the Sun, and stars.
Children 4–5 years old: Transportation, Healthy Bodies, and Winter
For children in the Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms, January is filled with variety! They’ll begin by learning about transportation and studying how things get from “here” to “there.” A few weeks later, the focus will shift to health and bodies, with an emphasis placed on how to make good choices for a growing body. Towards the end of the month, children will be introduced to the transformative nature of the winter season and learn how to dress and take care of themselves when it’s cold outside.
Welcome to our school. Our desire to educate children while providing a loving and secure environment shows in each and every classroom.
There is no better job than working with children. Even on your worst of days you are reminded of your purpose when you see their faces and hear their laughter.
Autumn Brooks has worked for KinderCare since 2007 as an Assistant Director, an Acting Center Director , and most recently the District’s Health and Safety Coordinator. She has been working in the field of Early Childhood Education since 1996. In 2002, she received her BA in English Education and thought she wanted to teach Middle School English. Luckily, her path quickly led her back to Early Childhood Education! She has 3 children, Kendall, Cole and Kyler and has been married since 2002 to her best friend, Jason. They love to ride dirtbikes, camp, boat and cheer on the San Francisco GIANTS!
I love having the satisfaction of knowing I've played a key role in the positive development of children, as well as playing a supporting role to an outstanding team of teachers and an extraordinary Director!
Lisa Haller has worked for Kindercare-Lonetree as an Assistant Director since its opening in 2001. She has been working in the field of Early Childhood Education since 1987. She is has 2 grown children, Stephanie and Jack, and has been married to Mike since 1983. Ms. Lisa is known as the center's "Macgyver" and can find a solution for any dilemma that might arise! In her spare time she loves spending time outdoors and crafting.
I love watching the children grow and learn, while having an impact on their lives.
What I love most about teaching is teaching the children to love and care for each other.
What I love most about teaching is watching children grow and helping to shape their future.
What I love most about teaching is seeing the children learn and making a difference in their lives.
What I love most about teaching is providing a nurturing environment for the children to learn and grow.
What I love most about teaching is seeing students learn and grow to their fullest potential.
I love making the connectionsand building the everyday relationships with children and families. It's very rewarding seeing the excitement on their faces when they learn something new!
Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Family, Friends, and Things that Go!
Infants and toddlers will be exploring family and friends, while three-year-olds will focus on things that go vroom! Social and emotional development is foundational to growth and development in babies, so this month, infants and toddlers will participate in activities that reinforce their connection to family while also exploring connections that exist outside their home, such as friends. Meanwhile, their older friends in Discovery Preschool will learn about and play around with things that move (like bicycles, cars, buses, trains, and airplanes), which are all very exciting for little ones as they continue to explore the world outside their homes.
Children 4–5 years old: My Country + Tools and Machines
The four- and five-year-olds continue exploring the world around them by learning about the state and country they live in! They’ll sings songs, play games based on travel, and learn about flags, state foods, and more. Children will also be introduced to cardinal directions (east, west, north, and south) and gain an appreciation for travel and meeting new friends from different places.
Children are naturally fascinated with machines and how things work and are put together. So to encourage that fascination, during the second half of this month children will learn about and play around with tools and machines. In addition to building literacy skills by using the names of machines and tools, children will develop math skills by graphing information, counting wheels, and more.
We are Nationally Accredited as of January 2015. Come see all we have to offer in our Infant/Toddler, Discovery Preschool, Preschool, PreKindergarten, and Before and After School Programs!
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At KinderCare your child's health and safety is our concern. Some of the ways we address that are: every teacher is current in CPR and First Aid, a keypad entry system, locked and alarmed playground gates and regular fire/disaster drills.
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 though the various training opportunities in the community.
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