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Bremerton KinderCare

Ms. Shilo Cox, Center Director

7597 Concord Lane NE Bremerton WA 98311
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Ages: 6 Weeks to 5 YEARS
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Welcome

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

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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.

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.

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

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!

  • Ms. Shilo Cox

    Ms. Shilo Cox, Center Director

    Watching children learn and grow always brightens my day.

    Shilo has been in the Early Childhood Field for four years. In that time, she has been an Assistant Teacher, Lead Teacher, Assistant Director and now Center Director. Shilo received her associate degree in ECE June of 2015 from Olympic College and is enrolling into the ECE Bachelor's Program from the University of Washington. She enjoys providing an educational and loving environment for every family, child and teacher.

    Previous Experience:
    Shilo has previously worked as a Lead Teacher, Assistant Director, and now School Director for KinderCare.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss

    Year Started:
    4/9/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 years
    Education:
    Associate in Applied Science in Early Childhood Education
  • Chelsy O'Neill, Assistant 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.

    Previous Experience:
    Chelsy has previously worked as a restaurant manager as well as a family nanny.
    Year Started:
    2/1/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Associates Degree in Secondary Education, working on Bachelor's in Education
  • Ms. Jeana, Preschool Classroom

    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!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jeana has previously worked in the Preschool classroom for Headstart at Olympic College.
    Year Started:
    12/21/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
  • Ms. Tiffanie, Toddler B Classroom

    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.

    Previous Experience:
    Before coming to KinderCare, Tiffanie worked as a Teacher Assistant at a private Montessori school.
    Year Started:
    5/2/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Enrolled in Child Development Associate Credential program
  • Ms. Lauren

    Ms. Lauren, Toddler B/Health & Safety Coordinator

    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.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Lauren has previously worked as a Preschool tutor at Kumon Learning Centers.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential, Bachelors of Arts in Linguistics and Italian
  • Ms. Chris G.

    Ms. Chris G., Prekindergarten

    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.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Chris has worked for KinderCare since 1983. She has had experience working in all classrooms but now provides her focus and attention to the Prekindergarten classroom.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman
    Year Started:
    6/2/1983
    Tenure:
    34 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    33 Years
    Education:
    Associates Degree in Child Development, Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Rachelle

    Ms. Rachelle, Preschool Classroom

    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.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Rachelle has an excellent background in customer service.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Where the Wild Things Are

    Year Started:
    2/2/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1

Upcoming Center Activities

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August's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: All About Me and Dinosaurs
Infants and toddlers will learn all about themselves while kids in Discovery Preschool will take a look at our favorite extinct creatures: dinosaurs! Infants will look at their reflections in mirrors, listen to voices through cardboard tubes to encourage babbling, and practice self-expression as they move while listening to music. Toddlers will create body-related artwork (like paintings of their faces) and imagine the future as they pretend to be all grown up while playing dress-up. Meanwhile, children in Discovery Preschool are in for a “dinomite” time learning all about dinosaurs and their habitats, and they’ll build essential skills through fun, theme-related activities—like counting dinosaur eggs and going on pretend fossil hunts!  

Children 4 to 5 years old: Foods and Flavors, Shapes and Colors, and Alphabet Letters/Review
For the first two weeks of August, older children will be learning all about the basic food groups, where food comes from, and how to make healthful food choices. After that, preschoolers will be getting artsy as they explore shapes and colors using materials like blocks, paint, play dough, and colored water—and they’ll even take their knowledge outdoors with scavenger hunts for colors and shapes! Their older friends in Pre-K and Transitional Kindergarten will be getting up close and personal with the alphabet as they learn uppercase and lowercase letters, the sounds the letters make, and how those sounds can be combined to make words—all culminating with the creation of a classroom alphabet book. 

Monday August 14, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Tuesday August 15, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Wednesday August 16, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Thursday August 17, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Friday August 18, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

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
  • Spanish
  • Italian

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

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.

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