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Factoria KinderCare

Agnes Deron, Center Director

12415 Southeast 41st Place Bellevue WA 98006
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Ages: 6 Weeks to 6 YEAR-OLDS
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Welcome

Welcome to the Factoria KinderCare. Our center has been caring for our community for over 45 years. We are excited that you are interested in our program and can’t wait to meet with you and your family. By offering a wide range of learning opportunities and experiences we will promote your child’s emotional, personal, and social development, as well as provide a warm, friendly and safe environment. We understand that entrusting someone else with the care of your child can be difficult, as partners we will work closely with you to ensure you have chosen the right place where we will inspire your child’s love of learning.

Agnes Deron, 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.

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.

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.

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.

Spanish

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

  • Agnes Deron

    Agnes Deron, Center Director

    To be in your children's memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today. Children learn more from what you are than what you teach. So live your life such that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you. After all, it's not important what you leave to your children, it's what you leave in your children.

    My career with KinderCare began in 1999 after moving from Canada with my 18 month old son and husband. I started as a toddler teacher and after six months I was promoted to a program specialist. After a year in a half I moved up to being a director and worked on receiving my degree in Early Childhood Education. I have been at Factoria KinderCare since July of 2008. I like to be active in the center and know what is going on at the times. I love seeing the children participating in the learning experiences being offered to them everyday and the special relationships I have with them. Seeing the children smile throughout the day and their parents being proud of their accomplishments at school is why I feel I have the best job ever!

    Year Started:
    8/30/1999
    Tenure:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14
    Education:
    Associate of Art in Early Childhood Education
  • Lauren Micklos

    Lauren Micklos, Assistant Director

    Seeing a child learn something new each day and grow is the constant motivation I have to come to work.

    Ms. Lauren was born in Pennsylvania and has been lucky to also call New York, Illinois, Indiana, and Washington home. After graduating high school in Upstate New York she began college at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania and transferred to Indiana University where she graduated in 2012 with a Bachelors in General Studies with a focus in Social and Behavioral Sciences. While finishing college she started working at KinderCare in Indianapolis, Indiana and realized that her job wasn't just a job and that working with children was what she wanted to do with her life. She decided she wanted to move to the West Coast after she fell in love with Seattle and transferred centers to Factoria KinderCare, September 2012, where she was a floater, Pre-Kindergarten teacher, Preschool Teacher, Infant Teacher, Program Specialist, and was eventually promoted to Assistant Director.

    Previous Experience:
    Nanny
    Favorite Children's Book:

    A Fish Out of Water

    Year Started:
    2/6/2012
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    Bachelor's in General Studies concentrating in Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Ruth

    Ruth, Infant Classroom

    I love that I have a job where I get to see children smile and grow everyday.

    Ms. Ruth is originally from Eritrea. After moving to Norway in 1994 she decided to move to the United States in 2006 to teach Norweign in Minnesota. In 2009 she joined KinderCare and in 2014 she transferred to our center here in Factoria. Watching children learn and grow is a passion of her's shes seen develop over the years. One of Ms. Ruth's favorite things to do with her class is to have them learn through art.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Brown Bear

    Year Started:
    9/15/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    19
  • My

    My, Infant Classroom

    Ms. My is our Infant I teacher and she has had 17 years of experience working with children. During three of those years she worked at Factoria KinderCare previously between 1998 and 2001. She is extremely attentive to the children and loves giving them extra love and care. If she isn't feeding a child, or changing them, she is doing activities with the infants to enhance their motor skills and development.

    Previous Experience:
    Three years at KinderCare previously 14 years at another child care center
    Year Started:
    5/20/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 years
  • Tabbasum

    Tabbasum, Preschool Classroom

    New situation, new people, new things make you learn many new lessons

    Ms. Tabi has always loved her profession of teaching because she loves to work with kids. After she got married she continued her studies and also joined a High School as a teacher in Pakistan and got her bachelor's in education and master's degree while working. She worked there almost ten years and then she moved to the the United States and got a teaching job here at KinderCare.

    Previous Experience:
    High School teacher with 10 years
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Matilda

    Year Started:
    8/10/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
    Education:
    Bachelor in Education, Bachelor in Arts, Master's in Urdu
  • Pamela, Toddler Classroom

    While born in California, Ms. Pam has lived in Washington most of her life. She enjoys reading to the the children in Toddler II and teaching them sign language.

    Year Started:
    10/15/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    33 years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Certificate
  • Kim-Chau

    Kim-Chau, Preschool Classroom

    The good teacher is not from the book but from the heart.

    Ms. Kim-Chau moved from Vietnam, where she was a French teacher to Seattle in 1990. Since living here she obtained her Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education from University of Washington and her Bachelors in Social Work. She worked as a Case Manager and as a Early Head Start teacher before coming to KinderCare in 2014. Ms. Kim-Chau believes that we need to base learning on a child's interests, curiosity, and emerging skills and learn from friends and family as well.

    Previous Experience:
    French Teacher Early Head Start Case Manager
    Year Started:
    11/7/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education and Bachelor's in Social Work
  • Ms. Rachel

    Ms. Rachel, Prekindergarten Classroom

    A child has a special way of adding joy to every day!

    Ms. Rachel came to the United States with her family from Korea while she was in middle school. She went to the University of Washington and earned her bachelor's in Sociology. Ms. Rachel has always wanted to be a teacher and is currently taking a break from school before going back to get her Masters.  

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Oh, The Places You'll Go!

    Year Started:
    7/5/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Bachelor's in Sociology
  • Lindsay

    Lindsay, Learning Adventures

    Miss. Lindsay was born and raised in Southern California. Upon completing her bachelor's degree and a multiple subject credential program, she moved to Washington in the summer of 2014. She started working at KinderCare in October 2014. Miss Lindsay strives to bring the love of reading into the classroom by having many read aloud. She also incorporates art and other hands-on projects into the curriculum in order to help students have a memorable experience in the classroom.

    Previous Experience:
    One year of student teaching for a first grade and third grade class.
    Year Started:
    10/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Bachelor's in Psychology, Minor in Public Health

Upcoming Center Activities

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April's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Growing Gardens

What better time to explore the beauty and science of flowers and gardens than the spring? Infants’ learning will focus on sensory experiences with different plants and flowers, while toddlers and three-year-olds have the opportunity to learn how to care for plants. We’ll plant seeds in soil, water the plants, observe bugs and discover how they help plants grow, and even plant a butterfly garden outside! We’ll build math skills by counting seeds, learn new vocabulary words related to flowers and plants, and as always, sing songs and read books involving gardens. 

Children 4–5 years old: In the Spring + Wild Animals

For children in the Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten Classrooms, April is about exploring all things spring and discovering wild animals! Preschoolers will look for signs of spring outdoors, make mud cakes and count the twigs placed in them, and paint still-life paintings of things related to spring. When our learning turns to wild animals, we’ll learn about the habitats and habits of creatures big and small while maintaining a focus on learning lowercase letters. 

The older children in Transitional Kindergarten will focus on project-related work and pick something to work on together. In years past, children have painted a mural, made spring parade floats, painted wild animal masks, and created a model of a wild animal’s habitat. Both of these units focus on expanding the children’s understanding of the natural world around them.

Monday April 10, 2017
Come get a sneak peek of summer at KinderCare during our Open House event, from April 10th – 14th.

At KinderCare, our summer adventures are designed for learning and fun. We love taking our experiments outside, having special guests visit our centers, and even exploring our senses on walks outside or by rolling around in the cool grass. We can’t wait to meet you and show you what makes our centers special and why we would love to spend our summer with you!

About Our Center

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Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian

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

Safety is our top priority. We pride ourselves on providing a safe environment for all the children in our care. We are a secure facility which requires a keypad code to enter our building and fenced in and age appropriate playgrounds. Additionally, we have a health and safety coordinator at our school that ensures and checks the safety of our school daily.

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.

Thank you so much for all the wonderful memories you have given to our family. We really can tell our son enjoyed being at your center.  We are so lucky to have wonderful teachers who would guide and direct our son and other kids to the path that would lead them to thrive.

- Parents

Thank you for all that you do to make my Son's day with you fun and enriching! He is learning so much each day.

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