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Brentwood KinderCare

Carrie Murphy, Center Director

2321 Eagle Rock Ave. Brentwood CA 94513
(925) 513-4118 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 5 YEAR-OLDS
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Welcome

Welcome to Brentwood KinderCare. We want to welcome you to visit our center. We believe that our students here at Brentwood KinderCare are the most important package anybody can deliver and leave in our hands. Our teachers are loving and caring with every student to help make their learning and their day one of the best days they could have.

Carrie Murphy, 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.

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?

Teachers & Staff

The teachers here at Brentwood KinderCare are here to teach and watch every child grow and reach a milestone in their lives. We believe that what we teach our students today will have an impact on their tomorrow. All our teachers have an education in early child development and many of them have been in this field for over 10 years.

  • Carrie Murphy

    Carrie Murphy, Center Director

    It has always been a dream of mine to positively impact the lives of young children. I take pride in the ability to shape young children's educational experience and create a lifetime love of learning.

    Ms. Carrie has been an integral part of the Brentwood center. She has been with the KinderCare family for 10 years and helped build the Brentwood KinderCare from the ground up. Ms. Carrie has her Bachelor of Arts from California State University, Sacramento in Child Development and is very enthusiastic about Early Childhood Education. Ms. Carrie is a local resident and mother of two daughters. She has had the privilege of watching both of her children flourish in KinderCare classrooms!

    Previous Experience:
    Carrie has worked with children for over 15 years. She has been with the KinderCare family for 10 years in a variety of roles including teacher, Assistant Director and Director. Prior to joining KinderCare, she worked in the social work field in Sacramento County.
    Year Started:
    7/6/2004
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts in Child Development
  • Kendra Ebinger

    Kendra Ebinger, Assistant Director

    Working with children has been a passion of mine! I strive to provide personalized care for each and every family.

    Ms. Kendra has been with the KinderCare family for over 10 years but is new to the Brentwood Center. Ms. Kendra is very passionate about her work with children and enjoys spending time in each and every classroom. Ms. Kendra has a Bachelor of Arts from Cal State East Bay and is a Bay Area native. Not only is Ms. Kendra the Assistant Director but she is also a KinderCare parent. Ms. Kendra enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, and reading.

    Previous Experience:
    Kendra has experience in many teaching fields, specifically in Preschool and Prekindergarten classes. Additionally Kendra has worked as a Health and Safety Coordinator, Assistant Director, Acting Center Director and peer trainer during her time with KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    8/26/2002
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts
  • Ms. Kristen

    Ms. Kristen, Infant Classroom

    I love partnering with parents to aid in their child's growth. I come to work every day in order to see the smile's on the kids' faces.

    Year Started:
    9/1/2009
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
  • Ms. Brenda

    Ms. Brenda, Infant Classroom

    I love watching each child grow and reaching and celebrating each milestone while they are in my care.

    Year Started:
    9/29/2016
  • Ms. Taylor

    Ms. Taylor, Infant Classroom

    Creating lasting relationships with my students and watching them grow.

    Year Started:
    11/21/2016
  • Ms. Dara

    Ms. Dara, Infant Classroom

    I love seeing how kids learn!

    Year Started:
    9/27/2016
  • Ms. Jill

    Ms. Jill, Infant Classroom

    I love to see the reaction on the children's faces when they have learned something new. I come to work everyday to see the smiling faces on the children.

    Year Started:
    10/1/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
  • Ms. Veronica

    Ms. Veronica, Toddler Classroom

    I'm here because I love my toddlers. I come every day to see the kids.

    Year Started:
    5/1/2008
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9
  • Ms. Daya

    Ms. Daya, Toddler Classroom

    I love the smiling, happy children, and knowing that I make a difference each and everyday!

    Year Started:
    8/1/1996
    Tenure:
    21 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25
  • Ms. Rona

    Ms. Rona, Toddler Classroom

    I love to make the children and families happy!

    Year Started:
    2/22/2017
  • Ms. Vanessa

    Ms. Vanessa, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love that I get to be the one to help and watch children explore new things and see their smiling faces.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
  • Ms. Savonne

    Ms. Savonne, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love watching the children reach and surpass challenging milestones!

    Year Started:
    9/28/2016
  • Ms. Katelyn

    Ms. Katelyn, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love being able to create close bonds with each of the students:)

    Year Started:
    2/22/2017
  • Ms. Araceli

    Ms. Araceli, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love seeing the smiles on the children's faces!

    Year Started:
    9/19/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Chrissy

    Ms. Chrissy, Preschool Classroom

    I love seeing the children get excited when they learn something new!

    Year Started:
    3/24/2017
  • Ms. Charlotte

    Ms. Charlotte, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love seeing that look in a child's eye when they finally understand an idea or concept they've worked toward over time. I'm here to see the smiles of the children, their families, as well as to see a love of learning.

    Year Started:
    8/1/1996
    Tenure:
    21 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20
  • Ms. Jamie

    Ms. Jamie, Prekindergarten Classroom

    My favorite thing about teaching is hearing the stories that children tell!

    Year Started:
    12/1/2016
  • Ms. Amy

    Ms. Amy, Prekindergarten Classroom

    My favorite thing about teaching is the innocence and wonder of the children!

    Year Started:
    4/3/2017
  • Ms. Maggie

    Ms. Maggie, Learning Adventures

    I love knowing that I'm helping children grow, learn, and accomplish new things. I love to see their faces when they reach a new accomplishment.

    Year Started:
    9/1/2008
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8

Upcoming Center Activities

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September's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Spaces and Places and All About Me
As infants and toddlers explore the spaces and places around them, children in Discovery Preschool will learn all about what makes people the same as well as what makes them different. Infants will experiment with moving toy cars around, build block towers and then knock them down, and even take a tour of the center to see what things are like outside of their classroom! Toddlers will get all revved up as they take a closer look at different vehicles and learn more about neighborhoods, communities, and the jobs that grownups have. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about themselves as they play games that strengthen their five senses, discuss feelings and emotions, practice self-help skills, and work on learning the names of body parts.

Children 4 to 5 years old: All About Me and My Home and Family
It’s the beginning of the school year—the perfect time to get to know each other better! Older children will be spending time sharing about themselves, their homes, and their families as they learn what makes people the same and what makes them different. Children will bring their own experiences to the drawing board as they create group stories and 3-D collages about families and homes, pantomime different home- and family-related activities, and draw self-portraits. With our curriculum’s project-related learning component, children in Transitional Kindergarten work together to decide on an individual or whole-group project related to the theme. Past projects have included creating a class book about emotions or working together to build a small-scale home, but who knows—the children may come up with a unique idea that’s entirely their own!

Monday September 04, 2017
Center Closed for Labor Day

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

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • 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

Health and safety is one of our main priorities here at Brentwood KinderCare. All our playgrounds are gated all around and there are alarms on every door on the gates. Our front door leading to the classrooms is a key pad lock that we ask only parents have the code. There is a door bell at the door for visitors to ring and one of our staff members will be available to assist them. We also have a health and safety coordinator on site that conducts monthly fire drills and disaster drills. All our teachers are CPR and first aid certified.

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.

The other day one of the mothers in our playgroup was telling me how frustrated she was with her daughter's local daycare center. The lack of flexibility the center was demonstrating was shocking. Neither of us have family nearby so our daycare center becomes an extension of our family. Over the past year I have relied on KinderCare and its staff's flexibility countless times. My husband and I could not be as successful at what we do without KinderCare. I was astonished and amazed by the policy of this other center. On the other hand, I was also thankful and relieved that I selected KinderCare for my daycare needs.

- Mother

I would like to pass along my since gratitude to the care shown to my daughter, Addison, while she attended your center from July 2012 to June 2013. With three children and doing multiple military moves, I have experienced many day care centers, and none of them compare to the KinderCare of Brentwood.

While all your staff was wonderful, I would like to single out her primary teacher, Ms. Andrea. Ms. Andrea's teaching skills, nurturing and guidance have more than prepared Addison for Kindergarten, and I am thrilled with the progress she made during her past year. Nearly two months later Addison still talks about Ms. Andrea and remembers things she learned in class. For example, yesterday she was talking about the Praying Mantis and it's hiding capabilities; when I asked her where she learned that she said "Ms. Andrea taught me that". There are too many examples to list.

My observations and conversations with Ms. Andrea showed me she genuinely cared for the children in her care and appeared to treat them firmly, but respectfully. Her parent-teacher conferences were great indicators of her organizational skills and that she took her job seriously. I appreciated the dedication to getting my child ready for "big school" and I know that based on her past year she is MORE than ready

Please pass on my thanks to the staff and to Ms. Andrea for welcoming us to the school and for a GREAT year!

- Mother
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