Dina Altschuler, Center Director
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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.
Dina Altschuler, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
"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?
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. - Albert Einstein
Although Holly has only been with our KinderCare family since September 18th 2014, she has been in the childcare industry for over 15 years. After completion of high school Holly attended the Florida Culinary Institute of America. Her dream was to become a chef but she quickly realized her true calling was to be a teacher. Holly started off as a preschool teacher at a local preschool in Boca Raton and due to her intense drive and work ethic Holly quickly moved up to a director position of a childcare facility also located in Boca Raton. Holly knew early on that shaping and molding young minds was not only her passion but her gift. Working with challenged and underprivileged children volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club on her weekends solidified how important our roll as teachers really is.
Holly was born in New York and moved all over the world when she was younger. Her parents and four siblings finally settled in Boca Raton in 1985 where she has loved and stayed ever since. She met her husband in 2006 and now lives happily in Delray Beach.
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.
I love to watch the children learn everyday, they are like sponges- they absorb everything!
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!
I truly enjoy watching the children learn and grow. Watching them progress each and everyday is awesome, and knowing I prepare them for VPK is even more rewarding
I enjoy teaching the children new things and preparing them for Kindergarten so they can be the best they can be!!
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.
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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.
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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