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West Boca Raton KinderCare

Ms. Dina Altschuler, Center Director

20650 95th Ave. South Boca Raton FL 33434
(561) 488-3481 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS
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Special Instructions:
Across from Palm Beach Community Library North of Glades just West of Lyons Road

Exclusive to KinderCare ~ New Transitional Kindergarten program to enhance your child’s VPK experience ~
Transitional Kindergarten is an enhanced learning program that offers more challenging activities than our traditional VPK “Wrap” program.  Children will experience project-related learning and extended whole group activities. This is in addition to the language, social, physical and cognitive learning we provide to get them ready for Kindergarten!
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Welcome

Welcome to our West Boca KinderCare. We are committed to providing an excellent learning experience for you and your child. Our teachers are dedicated to providing a strong foundation for learning where the children will develop the skills that will encourage them to grow and acquire confidence and independence. Our goal is to make your family a part of our West Boca KinderCare family. Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we're excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning.

Ms. Dina Altschuler, Center Director

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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.

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.

Florida Voluntary Prekindergarten Programs

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?

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Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. January's Learning Focus

      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. 

  2. Friday December 16, 2016
    1. Winter Gala

      Winter Gala starting at 4 pm 

Teachers & Staff

Here at KC of West Boca Raton, we are an extension from home. We are all inclusive, offering meals, top notch education, and superb quality childcare with hours that meet all families needs. Our teaching staff is highly trained and educated to implement our research based curriculum that works in conjunction with NAC and NAEYC that speaks to children's growth and development.- Dina Altschuler, Center Director
 

  • Ms. Dina Altschuler

    Ms. Dina Altschuler, Center Director

    We are passionate about educating, encouraging, and fostering meaningful child relationships. We know that your child is your prize possession. Here at the West Boca KinderCare we want you to feel like we are an extension from your home, to our home."

    Dina has been a Center Director since 2002. She has worked for the company since 1991.  Dina has worked as a teacher and Assistant Director prior to becoming the Center Director. The dedication, professionalism, and enthusiasm are what sets her Center apart from any other schools. Dina says she is blessed to have a career where she loves to come to every day. She says children love you for you, they are innocent and the love they have for you is unconditional. How can you not want to touch a child’s life everyday?

    Previous Experience:
    Dina worked as a teacher and Assistant Director for KinderCare prior to becoming the Center Director.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Rainbow Fish
    Year Started:
    4/29/1991
    Tenure:
    25 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    24 + years
    Education:
    BA Psycholoy and Education, Advanced Director Credentials, VPK Director Credential
  • Victoria Silva

    Victoria Silva, Assistant Director

    I have been in the education field for several years and children never cease to amaze me everyday. They teach me unconditional love, patience and most of all what is to be free!

    Victoria was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and moved to United States in 1982. She earned her Bachelor's at Rivier College (currently Rivier University), in New Hampshire. Victoria moved to Florida in 2001 when she started her career in Early Childhood Education.

    Previous Experience:
    10 + years in Public Education and Child Social Work.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Chica Chica Boom Boom
    Year Started:
    2/16/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 years
    Education:
    Bachelor in Education
  • Ms. Giuliana

    Ms. Giuliana, Discovery Preschool Teacher

    I love hearing the children talk and express themselves as they expand their vocabulary.

    ~Ms. Guiliana loves working with the children and always has a smile on her face. She is very flexible and enthusiastic teacher.  Ms. Guiliana is so proud of the children when she sees them reach a new milestone.

    Previous Experience:
    In home provider.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Rainbow Fish"
    Year Started:
    9/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    AA
  • Ms. Maria

    Ms. Maria, Discovery Preschool Teacher

    Treat others with love and respect and never be judgemental.

    Ms. Maria's passion is working with children.  She loves to see the children happy and all thier needs are met.  She loves to capture the children learning and seeing the children achieve the different milestones.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Maria owned her private in-house childcare.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The very hungry caterpillar
    Year Started:
    4/22/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    22 years
    Education:
    AS, CDA, Director Credentials
  • Ms. Tiffany

    Ms. Tiffany, Discovery Preschool Teacher

    There is always one moment in childhood when the door open and lets the future in

    Previous Experience:
    In home care and Volunteer for Boy Scouts.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Big Trip
    Year Started:
    8/3/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Pursing BA in Education/Math
  • Ms. Aline

    Ms. Aline, Infant Teacher

    Children are our prized possession. We love to share our lives with them.

    Ms. Aline is a very loving and caring teacher and truly puts her heart into her classroom. She love nurturing and singing to them and watching them grow. She continues her education by attending Proffesional Development days and continues to receive Early Childhood Education credits.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Aline owned and operator her an in-house daycare.
    Year Started:
    3/14/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    20
  • Ms. Susan

    Ms. Susan, Infant Teacher

    And now there's three remain; Faith, Hope and Love. But the greatest of these is love.

    Ms. Susan has many years experience in Early Childhood education and she brings that to her classroom every day with the wonderful program she presents to the babies.  She enjoys watching the infants grow and learn.  She continues her education by attending Proffesional Development days and continues to receive Early Childhood Education credits.

    Previous Experience:
    Worked as an aide at Elementary Middle school
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Harry Potter Books
    Year Started:
    10/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Over 20 years
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Francesca

    Ms. Francesca, Learning Adventures Instuctor

    you are braver than you think, stronger than you seem and smarter then you think

    ~~Ms. Tiffany is very passionate about children of all ages. She loves to sing, read and write. Ms. Tiffany  loves to see the children accomplish milestones and reach thier potential.

    Previous Experience:
    Child care provider at Spanish River High School for 4 years
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Lion King
    Year Started:
    3/3/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
    Education:
    Pursing AA
  • Ms. Elizabeth

    Ms. Elizabeth, PreKindergarten Teacher

    Never say I can not, because everything can be done you just have to try.

    ~~Ms. Francesca is our Learning Adventures Program teacher in Reading and Phonics. She loves nurturing and singing to them and watching them grow and learn.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Elizabeth has worked as a prekindergarten teacher at Cambridge in Coral Springs before coming to KinderCare.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Green Eggs and Ham
    Year Started:
    8/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Cassie

    Ms. Cassie, PreKindergarten/VPK Teacher

    This too shall pass, Please grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change and the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.

    Ms. Cassie is a very flexible and enthusiastic teacher.  She conitnues to love what she is doing with the children in her classroom everyday.  You can find Ms.Cassie engaging the children in many different learning acitvities.  Ms. Cassie continues to her education by attending Professional Development Days and earning Early Childhood Education credits.

    Previous Experience:
    Cassie has volunteered with the Urban League of Broward County for 2 years
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Oh the places you'll go"
    Year Started:
    8/31/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 years
    Education:
    Pursuing Associates in Education, VPK Teacher credentials
  • Ms. Christy

    Ms. Christy, PreKindergarten/VPK Teacher

    Just keep swimming

    Ms. Christy loves teaching the prekindergaten class. Through her planning and implementing of our program Ms. Christy hopes to give children in her care developmentally appropriate practice skills to start them on the journey of  education~

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Christy has worked as a Home Visitor for Child Abuse Prevention and Development Specialist
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Stellaluna
    Year Started:
    2/5/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
    Education:
    AS in Human Services BA in Health and Public Affairs Art Education.
  • Ms. Jennifer

    Ms. Jennifer, Preschool Teacher

    Never judge a book by its cover

    ~~Ms. Jennifer enjoys watching the children accomplish new tasks and learn new things. She feels children are amazing when learning something new. She knows all children are different and is able to teach them at different levels in their development. 

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jennifer has worked at KinderCare of Coconut Creek as a teacher.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Chica Chica Boom Boom
    Year Started:
    10/20/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    22 years
    Education:
    AA Early Childhood Eduction
  • Ms. Katrin

    Ms. Katrin, Infant Teacher

    It is very rewarding to see the infants develop from an early stage to walking out on their own to the next age level.

    Ms. Katrin has worked in our Infant room for almost eight years. When she came to the U.S. from Germany in 2000, she had to overcome the language barrier to continue with her career. Early Childhood Education was her field of choice because it came naturally to her. Ms Katrin is fascinated by the amount of skills and knowledge Infants acquire, within their first year of life. She loves working with the babies and values the connection with the parents as a very important part of her job.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Katrin has previous experience working in private preschools and as a nanny.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "if you give a mouse a cookie"
    Year Started:
    10/1/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
    Education:
    Master's Degree in Philosophy
  • Ms. Maarni

    Ms. Maarni, Toddler Teacher

    I love to watch the children learn everyday, they are like sponges- they absorb everything!

    Ms. Maarni has been working at KinderCare for over 10 years! She is loved by all the children, staff and parents at our school.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Maarni worked as a teacher in an Elementary school as well as a preschool teacher a privately owned preschool.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Goodnight Moon
    Year Started:
    4/5/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12
    Education:
    BA in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Sandra

    Ms. Sandra, Preschool Teacher

    I love knowing that the children retain their daily lessons and share their knowledge with their parents.

    Ms. Sandra is originally from Colombia and moved to the U.S. in 1999. She is married and has a son that attends elementary school. She joined our KinderCare family since March 2006. She has worked in the early childcare field for over nine years. Ms. Sandra is very creative and enjoys doing many different activities with the children in her class. She loves working with young children because watching them as they discover and experience new things for the first time is incredibly rewarding!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Sandra worked at a privately owned preschool before coming to KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    3/1/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 years
  • Ms. Lisa

    Ms. Lisa, PreKindergarten/VPK Teacher

    I love to teach the children new ideas and I love to see the learning come to life.

    Lisa enjoys teaching the children new things and preparing them for Kindergarten so they can be the best they can be!

     

    Previous Experience:
    Lisa has previous experience working as a VPK teacher, and as a Director of a preschool.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Rainbow Fish
    Year Started:
    4/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    21 years
    Education:
    CDA, VPK and Director's Credential

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. December's Learning Focus

      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.

  2. Friday December 16, 2016
    1. Winter Gala

      Winter Gala starting at 4 pm 

  3. Wednesday December 21, 2016
    1. Holiday Celebrations

  4. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

  5. Tuesday December 27, 2016
    1. Winter Camp

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  6. Wednesday December 28, 2016
    1. Winter Camp

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  7. Thursday December 29, 2016
    1. Winter Camp

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  8. Friday December 30, 2016
    1. Winter Camp

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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.

Awards and Recognition

  • The National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education

    The National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education

  • Gold Seal Quality Program

    Gold Seal Quality Program

Special Features

  • Child Care Aware
  • Participates with ELC of Palm Beach County

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • German
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese, Haitian Creole

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Special diets

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

New Years Day, Presidents Day (Teacher Work Day), Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Columbus Day (Teacher Work Day), Thanksgiving Day, and the  Day after Thanksgiving

Health and Safety

Our center requires a keypad entry code in order to access the classrooms. All of our playgrounds are fenced and locked. All our staff members are certified in CPR and First Aid.

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.

We are so thankful to you and everyone at KinderCare for who you are in Olivia's life. She love's it here, she even gets sad on weekends to not go! More than that, we trust you so much. Thank you for being our partners in this quest to keep her safe and happy. We are grateful! 

- Mom and Dad

Dear KinderCare West,

Before choosing KinderCare West I did extensive research and visited numerous daycare facilities. Form the moment I walked into the KinderCare West, I loved the warmth, care, safety and attention the staff provided.  The children looked happy in the classrooms and the staff knowledgeable and attentive.

My son Jordan started attending the KinderCare at six month's old.  Sending my child off to daycare for the first time was difficult for me especially in the first week but thanks to KinderCare West, all that apprehension quickly evaporated as I realized how happy not only he was but I too due to all the love and care and attention the teachers and staff provided.

Our morning greetings from Ms. Dina and staff are always friendly and they always greet us with a smile. Jordan's first teacher Ms. Katrin was a complete joy and made each day dropping him off feel safe. They helped me with everything.  In Jordan's second classroom we were blessed again to have amazing teachers, Ms. Susan and Ms. Francesca. Teaching him words, songs, art and taking care of him. Jordan is now in the toddler room and once again we are overjoyed and blessed with his teachers Ms.Maarni, Ms. Maria and Ms. Mellany. Jordan is now walking and talking and each day he walks into his classroom gets a loving greeting from Ms. Maarni along with the all the staff. He is learning more words; he has a classroom schedule filled with storytime, songs, dance, art and more.

I am so very thankful for KinderCare West and I can't express enough of my gratitude to Jordan's teachers, assistant teacher's and the loving friendly staff. Your facility , teacher's and staff are making a priceless impact on all the children and I thank you for all that you do.


Sincerely,

Jennifer, Jordan's Mom.

- Mother

Thank you for making a differences in our lives.  Thank you for turning learning into an adventure.  We love you so much C & C

- Mother

The teachers, staff and leadership at this school are amazing and are always willing to help and go beyond. My child has always had  great teachers who communicate constantly and keep me in the loop.  When I’m teaching my child something new or facing a challenge in a certain area, I’m always able to approach the school and partner with them to help my child or assess with them what might be the best solution. There’s a good mix of enrichment activities which keeps the kids learning and makes for a fun environment. 

-Vi, Coconut Creek

- Mother

KinderCare Staff,
It is with such heartfelt emotions that we bid our farewells to the staff at KinderCare. We want to Thank each and everyone of you from the bottom of our heart. You are one special team and we are one lucky family! Caring and loving for our daughter for the past 5 years. Words can not describe how eternally grateful we are. Thank you for making each year memorable for us. We will never forget anyone of you. We wish you each the best in all your future endeavors.
"A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind and touches a heart"
Thanks for touching our hearts!
Love always,
Tatiana and Ozzie H

- Mother
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