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East Antioch KinderCare

Hope Bartlow, Center Director

4308 Folsom Dr. Antioch CA 94531
(925) 754-3137 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Jack Lundon, Carmen Dragon, MNO Grant, Orchard Park, Gehringer

Welcome

We welcome the chance for you to visit and let us show off our Center to you! We understand your family is your greatest asset so we would like you to come see for yourself how our staff takes great pride in their classrooms as well as the individual care they give each child. Your child is treated as if they are one of our own each day.

Hope Bartlow, Center Director

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AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

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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SCHOOL-READY

Our kids are taking off!

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Dance

Teachers & Staff

We have a loving staff which together has over 87 years of experience! All our staff members are fully qualified Early Childhood Education teachers, with various early childhood experiences. We welcome you to come meet us at any time!

  • Hope Bartlow

    Hope Bartlow, Center Director

    Nothing more contagious than a child's laugh.

    Hope has been with KinderCare since March 2012 and has worked in the field for fourteen years. She has a bachelor's of science degree in Human Services and a Master's of Science Degree in Teacher Leadership from University of Phoenix. Hope has a passion for providing high quality education and care for your children and keeps up on the latest theories and trends, as well as advocating for children and staff. Hope likes to spend her free time with family and friends. She finds the best part of her job is watching children grow and meet their developmental milestones in their own individual ways.

    Year Started:
    3/1/2012
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    19 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Human Services, Master's Degree in Teacher Leadership
  • Ms. Cheryl

    Ms. Cheryl, Discovery Preschool Classroom and Health and Safety Coordinator

    I love being a part of our little people's lives each day!

    Ms. Cheryl has worked with all age groups and loves the variety of personalities in each age group. Since she is a part of the management team, she oversees health and safety of our center. She truly enjoys being both a Teacher for our Discovery Preschool classroom and our Health and Safety Coordinator.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Cheryl has worked for both small and large daycare centers.
    Year Started:
    11/1/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    31
    Education:
    Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Adriane

    Ms. Adriane, Preschool Classroom

    Everyday, I'm surprised by what the kids can say and do. They are amazing with how imaginative they can be.

    Ms. Adriane is the type of person and teacher who is known for randomly belting out a song throughout the day! Children will start to sing along and they really enjoy it when she changes the lyrics to well-known songs.

    Previous Experience:
    She worked for 10 years for other childcare centers.
    Year Started:
    9/1/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11
    Education:
    12 Early Childhood Education units
  • Ms. Bernice

    Ms. Bernice, School Age Classroom, Bus Driver

    Each day brings knowledge.

    Year Started:
    3/6/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    27 years
  • Ms. Quintasha

    Ms. Quintasha, Infant, Toddler Classrooms

    Shaping the young minds of tomorrow is a big responsibility but I wouldn't change it for the world. I love what I do!

    Year Started:
    7/28/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 years
  • Ms. Freda

    Ms. Freda, Preschool Classroom

    Every child is a different kind of flower I just help them grow.

    Year Started:
    10/31/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    21 years
  • Ms. Vanettra

    Ms. Vanettra, Support Teacher

    I love to make a difference in our up and coming generation. Being able to come to work everyday to play, educate and engage is what I know I was born to do.

    Year Started:
    4/24/2017
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
  • Ms. Sharquita

    Ms. Sharquita, School Age Classroom

    My passion is working with children of all ages. I feel if I can help children in their life I've done my part as a teacher.

    Year Started:
    9/11/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years

Upcoming Center Activities

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August's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: All About Me and Dinosaurs
Infants and toddlers will learn all about themselves while kids in Discovery Preschool will take a look at our favorite extinct creatures: dinosaurs! Infants will look at their reflections in mirrors, listen to voices through cardboard tubes to encourage babbling, and practice self-expression as they move while listening to music. Toddlers will create body-related artwork (like paintings of their faces) and imagine the future as they pretend to be all grown up while playing dress-up. Meanwhile, children in Discovery Preschool are in for a “dinomite” time learning all about dinosaurs and their habitats, and they’ll build essential skills through fun, theme-related activities—like counting dinosaur eggs and going on pretend fossil hunts!  

Children 4 to 5 years old: Foods and Flavors, Shapes and Colors, and Alphabet Letters/Review
For the first two weeks of August, older children will be learning all about the basic food groups, where food comes from, and how to make healthful food choices. After that, preschoolers will be getting artsy as they explore shapes and colors using materials like blocks, paint, play dough, and colored water—and they’ll even take their knowledge outdoors with scavenger hunts for colors and shapes! Their older friends in Pre-K and Transitional Kindergarten will be getting up close and personal with the alphabet as they learn uppercase and lowercase letters, the sounds the letters make, and how those sounds can be combined to make words—all culminating with the creation of a classroom alphabet book. 

Monday August 14, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Tuesday August 15, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Wednesday August 16, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Thursday August 17, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Friday August 18, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

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
  • 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

Our Center is equipped with both a keypad entry door plus alarmed gates around playground areas. Your children are precious bundles, we take their health and safety very seriously. We have a minimum of six staff members which are CPR & First Aid qualified, plus a fire department just around the corner, if there was ever an emergency.

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.

I would like to express my heartfelt thanks and appreciation to KinderCare for hiring the most AWESOME and AMAZING STAFF. Starting with Carol and Jeannie, when I think about how a childcare center should be, these two women along with Ms. Adriane, Rebecca, Cheryl, Alicia and Mr. Chase run that center with love, compassion and dedication for their jobs. They treat all the children like their own. I wouldn't have my daughter put my grandchildren anywhere else. Thank you KinderCare for these Angels! I wouldn't trade them for any other childcare in this world.

- Grandmother
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