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Bothell KinderCare

Erin Kautz, Center Director

15816 116th Ave. N.E. Bothell WA 98011
(425) 488-7383 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
at 160th & 116th Ave NE

Neighborhood:
Off of 405 exit 22, cross street 160th, tucked behind the Chevron Station

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Woodmoor, Robert Frost. Can only take kindergarteners who are in a full day program! Transportation not available for half day kindergarteners.

At the Bothell KinderCare our teachers are dedicated professionals who are passionate about providing excellent care and learning opportunities for the children in our care. Give us a call today to schedule a tour for the opportunity to experience our curriculum and to meet our teachers and center support staff. We look forward to meeting you!

Welcome

Welcome to Bothell KinderCare. We look forward to getting to know you and your family. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing environment where children can explore and learn both individually and as a group. Our teachers specialize in encouraging all aspects of development, including but not limited to, social, emotional, cognitive, fine and gross motor skill and allowing children to discover what makes them excited and happy. We would love to have you schedule a tour to come in and meet the teachers, tour the center, and get a feeling for what makes Bothell KinderCare a great place for not only the children who attend, but also the families that they go home to. Please do not hesitate to call, email or stop by the center. We are located on the corner of 160th and 116th ave NE tucked away behind Cheveron and Top Market & Deli. We love making new friends!

Erin Kautz, Center Director

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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.

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.

Teachers & Staff

Here at Bothell Kindercare, we have a mix of veteran teachers who have served the company for over 15 years and newer, excited teachers who have joined the field in the last year or two and bring fun and exciting ideas to the center. All staff members have a background in early childhood education ranging from their Associate's or Bachelor's degree to their Child Development Associate's credential. We like to think of ourselves as a family that will help your family learn and grow

  • Erin Kautz

    Erin Kautz, Center Director

    As an adult, it is easy to forget to have fun, but working with children everyday, they make you remember how to play and laugh and be young!

    Danielle's years with KinderCare have allowed her the opportunity to explore different avenues and centers. She has been a teacher, a cook, a programmer, an Assistant Director, and now a Director. In each position, she was excited to learn and grow with others that she worked with. It is not only the amazing children that she gets the pleasure of working with everyday, but the fantastic staff and the dedicated and loving parents and families that she sees each day. Danielle is very grateful to come to work every morning excited for what the day will bring.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to starting at KinderCare Danielle was a special needs and after school volunteer as well as a restaurant manager for six years.
    Year Started:
    5/29/2009
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with a minor in Education
  • Amy Nehme

    Amy Nehme, Assistant Director

    You will never stand as tall as when you stoop to help a child.

    Amy has been our Assistant Center Director for three years and is a passionate and professional caregiver for all ages here at Bothell KinderCare.

    Previous Experience:
    Amy was a lead teacher for several priors before taking the position of Assistant Center Director.
    Year Started:
    1/7/2009
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Minor in Psychology
  • Ms. Rachel

    Ms. Rachel, Center Programmer

    Sing like no one is listening!

    Ms. Rachel has been with KinderCare for 15 years. She has been a co-toddler teacher, preschool teacher, and school age teacher for Bothell before taking the programmer role a little over a year ago.

    Year Started:
    11/13/1997
    Tenure:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential

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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.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language
  • French
  • Mandarin
  • Japanese

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • AM Snack
  • 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

At Bothell KinderCare 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.

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If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

We were very picky when deciding a new daycare for our son as we'd had mixed results in the past with both daycare and nannies. From the moment he met Danielle, we knew this was a great school for him. Our son not only has a great big crush on Danielle, but loves his classroom, his teachers and his schoolmates. He is excited to be there and is always in a great mood when we come to pick him up after work. We moved a bit further away from Bothell Kindercare, but choose to drive the extra distance to keep him here -- he's happy and engaged and learns so much! And he's always so happy to see Danielle!

- Mother

I cannot say enough wonderful things about the Bothell KinderCare. When my oldest was a few months old, we visited a number of daycare centers and in-home daycares. I didn’t feel comfortable with a single one until we found your team. Now with two boys at Bothell KinderCare, I’m so happy we made this decision. It’s a hard choice to go back to work and leave your babies in the care of someone else. I think what makes your center so special, is that it’s so obvious how much the teacher’s truly care. Both of my boys light up when they see their teacher’s in the morning and oftentimes when I arrive at night, they don’t want to leave! It’s also the little things that make this center so special. I love the “my day” forms that tell me everything about my child’s day. The projects that the classes do are incredible – and give me a little bit of a peak into their daily routine. They both love the structure that the center provides them with set snack times, naptimes, play, etc. I’m sure most daycare centers provide a lot of these things as well. But it’s the people that make all of the difference. Bothell KinderCare has some of my favorite people in this entire world. They care about our entire family. When I’m having a rough day and just missing my boys, I’m free to call and talk to them, stop by and see them, or anything that will help get me through my day. The staff wants to make sure all of us are happy and taken care of. It really feels like an extension of my family. As long as my boys are in need of a daycare, this is where we’ll stay! If any families are ever looking for a parent to talk with, please send them my way. I’m happy to share my experiences with them!

- Mother

My son LOVES the music class. He only tells me a little about what they do, but the first time I played one of the CD's he got this huge, happy, and surprised look and said it was like the music at his school. And then he started dancing like CRAZY to the songs. Well actually he was dancing quite well, kind of slow and gracefully to slower songs and faster and crazier with up tempo music. It was really fun to watch!

- Mother

I have never been so comfortable with another childcare center (and we've been to three others in the past). Danielle, the director, and truly all the staff, are so completely competent and loving toward my kiddo. We all experience ups and downs, but this center has been very successful in providing stability. It is so heart warming to hear my son talk about how much fun he has at school, and even get excited about going in the morning. The level of communication with staff and parent is AMAZING. I am so grateful for the Bothell team. Thank you.

- Mother
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