Ms. Shilo Cox, Center Director
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Welcome to the Bremerton KinderCare, where your child's learning and growth comes first! We provide a superior educational experience along with the peace of mind that comes with knowing your child is in a nurturing, safe and loving environment. We are extremely fortunate and honored to be a part of your children's lives and take our responsibility seriously. Our door is always open to discuss any questions or concerns that may arise, please do not hesitate to drop by or schedule a tour, we would love to meet your family!
Ms. Shilo Cox, 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.
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.
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.
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.
KinderCare Bremerton takes great pride in providing each teacher continuing education above and beyond what's required by the State of Washington. Over half of the teaching staff holds a CDA (Child Development Associate's credential) and are passionate about the students they teach!
Watching children learn and grow always brightens my day.
Ms. Shilo started at Olympic college CDC in 2006 and a year later moved to California and became a mother. Later Ms. Shilo moved back to Washington and started working at our center as a multi age teacher. She then found her passion in working with the infants and was a lead teacher in that room for about a year. Ms. Shilo is always there to help in any way that she can. With doing so, led Ms. Shilo to work her way up to being the Assistant Director, and now School Director.
The most rewarding part of this job is being able to watch each child grow and develop.
Chelsy started her career at KinderCare in February of 2015. She started as a Toddler Teacher. One of her favorite parts of being around toddlers is singing and dancing with them. Chelsy has worked her way up from being a Teacher, to Health and Safety Coordinator, to now an Assistant Director. She is currently working on her Bachelors degree in Secondary Education. Chelsy finds inspriation being and working with children. When Chelsy is not at KinderCare, she enjoys spending time with her family.
I love my job because everyday I get to make a difference in my students lives. That means the world to me!
Ms. Athena started working for KinderCare in July of 2016. She has been in the childcare profession for 9 years. Ms. Athena has credit at Olympic College in Early Childhood Development as well as over 90 hours of continuing STARS hours. Ms Athena loves using music and songs to bring joy to her classroom, and to encourage safety and learning. Her goal is to make her classroom a safe and positive learning environment for all of her students. On her free time, Ms. Athena loves being a part of her community. She contributes a lot of her time to the horse community as a trainer and competitor. Ms. Athena owns All-Around training and is a member of her local saddle club. She has competed in 4-H, horse shows, and in the rodeo community for over seventeen years. Ms. Athena has been recognized locally and nationally for those accomplishments. Ms. Athena is excited to be a part of the KinderCare family and to continue to learn, grow, and seek out higher education.
I love watching children grow and learn new things daily. I enjoy all the smiles I get when I walk through the door and see my students.
Ms. Courtney started her career in childcare during high school doing the Early Childhood Education program at the South Kitsap High School. After completing her degree, she worked at a childcare center teaching toddler and preschool aged children. She is a very passionate, dedicated educator who loves watching every child grown and reach new milestones on a daily basis.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It's not.
Ms. Mandy began her culinary career at age 14, but her love of food preperation and passion for the culinary arts began at age 9 when she taught herself to cook. Mandy has been a Nanny, special needs caregiver, a cook, and a soup kitchen volunteer. She'll take her spatula anywhere someone will let her. Ms. Mandy specializes specializes in organic, gluten free, vegan and specialty diets. Her passion is for creating a healthy earth through healthy, eco-friendly food preperation. We are so happy to have Ms. Mandy as a part of our KinderCare family.
Every child has a story. They just want you to listen too and encourage.
Ms. Jeana has been with KinderCare since December of 2015. She has a passion for working with children since graduating Olympic College. Everyday, she attempts to make her time with her preschool students teachable moments. Jeana looks forward to seeing her students and sending them home to happy parents. She strives to always move forward and learn something new!
I love seeing kids "Lightbulbs" go off when they learn new things!
Ms. Karly has been working at Bremerton KinderCare since March of 2016 and she loves it. Working with Toddlers is so fun because every little new thing they learn, is such a big moment for them! Ms. Karly has worked with children for over a decade in different environments. She loves the new challenges that come with working with children. Children can teach us adults so much about being spontaneous, creative, and just fun! That's why spending time with kids is the best way to spend every day of the week!!
I love my job because I love kids. I like being able to teach them and watching them grow and learn.
Ms. Tiffanie is a wonderful teacher to have working here. She has a lot of experience working with children. She served as a nanny for 5 years. Tiffanie soon became a mom and after some time, she decided she wanted more experience in the childcare field. She became a Teacher Assistant in a preschool setting at a private Montessori program. After putting in some time there, an opportunity at KinderCare became available and now she is a dedicated Toddler Teacher.
The best teachers are those who show you where to look but don't tell you what to see.
Ms. Sarah grew up in a small Midwest town in Nebraska. After finishing high school, she moved to Indiana to attend Ball State University. From an early age, Sarah knew she wanted to work with children, but it wasn't until switching majors and starting classes in Early Childhood Education that she knew she wanted to teach. She fell in love with the work she was doing and in 2012 completed her Bachelor of Science in Child Development. Shortly after graduating, she moved to California and began working as an Infant Teacher for CCLC. In July of 2016, she set off on a new adventure that led her to Washington to be closer to family. She is excited to join the Infant classroom team and continue on her journey working with children. We are so happy to have her as a part of our Bremerton KinderCare family.
I enjoy the Toddler classroom because it is so active. My toddlers are growing and learning so fast. It is so exciting to watch them find their voice and express themselves.
Ms. Lauren started her career with KinderCare in January of 2015 after obtaining her degree in Linguistics. She furthered her education with the company by additionally earning her Child Development Asssociate Credential, specializing in Infant and Toddler care. She started working as an assistant teacher in the Toddler classroom before transitioning into a lead teacher. Her passion is for language, and she seeks to foster language acquisition through conversation with her students and by encouraging them to explore and describe their world.
I like when I ask children open-ended questions and they have a lot to tell or share. When children's topics change, so do their curiousity and when they learn something new, so do I.
Ms.Chris has been a dedicated teacher at KinderCare for over 33 years. Her passion for educating young children is reflected in everything she does with her students. With being a teacher in KinderCare for so long, Ms. Chris has so many new and exciting things she adds into the curriculum. Because Ms. Chris is so dedicated to the class and her children, we have families coming back who are enrolling their children now because of the wonderful experience they had in her classroom.
Those who dare to teach must never cease to learn.
Ms Aly joined us from our sister school age program Champions. She wanted to focus on Early Education working and guiding our new learners to have a strong foundation for Kindergarten.
We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.
Ms. Rachelle lives in Bremerton with her husband and two year old son. She enjoys spending her time rooting on the Seattle Seahawks and looking for creative and crafty ways to enhance each child's learning experience at KinderCare. She is in pursuit of becoming a licensed massage therapist and is earning her Child Development Associates certificate so she can provide children with the best early childhood education possible.
I love working with little ones because I'm setting them up for success throughout the rest of their education.
Ms. Katryce has worked for our center since September 2014. She graduated from South Kitsap High School and has recently completed our Child Development Associates program. Ms. Katryce is a strong believer in treating every child with respect and love while teaching them.
There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children one of these is roots; the other, wings.
Ms. Zinna has been married for 16 years and is a mother of three wonderful children. Originally from Fresno, California and has traveled around quite a bit due to husbands career.Ms. Zinna started her early childhood career in Honolulu Hawaii and then moved to Washington in 2008. She is always looking for new fun and exciting ways to help our babies love learning.
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.
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.
We observe the following holidays:
Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.
KinderCare Bremerton focuses on Health and Safety of all children in our program by meeting the regulation of Washington State Health Department. The center offer nutritional meals to all children. The staff are all trained in CPR/First Aid. To ensure children are in a safe environment the building has a code entrance and a fenced playground. The center provides monthly fire and earthquake drills.
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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