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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.

Monthly Activities

April's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Growing Gardens

What better time to explore the beauty and science of flowers and gardens than the spring? Infants’ learning will focus on sensory experiences with different plants and flowers, while toddlers and three-year-olds have the opportunity to learn how to care for plants. We’ll plant seeds in soil, water the plants, observe bugs and discover how they help plants grow, and even plant a butterfly garden outside! We’ll build math skills by counting seeds, learn new vocabulary words related to flowers and plants, and as always, sing songs and read books involving gardens. 

Children 4–5 years old: In the Spring + Wild Animals

For children in the Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten Classrooms, April is about exploring all things spring and discovering wild animals! Preschoolers will look for signs of spring outdoors, make mud cakes and count the twigs placed in them, and paint still-life paintings of things related to spring. When our learning turns to wild animals, we’ll learn about the habitats and habits of creatures big and small while maintaining a focus on learning lowercase letters. 

The older children in Transitional Kindergarten will focus on project-related work and pick something to work on together. In years past, children have painted a mural, made spring parade floats, painted wild animal masks, and created a model of a wild animal’s habitat. Both of these units focus on expanding the children’s understanding of the natural world around them.

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:
    12 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:
    14 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:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
  • 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:
    8 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:
    20 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25
  • 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:
    20 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20
  • Ms. Brenda

    Ms. Brenda, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love seeing the smiling faces of children and seeing them excited about each and every day!

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

    Ms. Vanessa, Floater

    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. 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:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8

Upcoming Center Activities

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April's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Growing Gardens

What better time to explore the beauty and science of flowers and gardens than the spring? Infants’ learning will focus on sensory experiences with different plants and flowers, while toddlers and three-year-olds have the opportunity to learn how to care for plants. We’ll plant seeds in soil, water the plants, observe bugs and discover how they help plants grow, and even plant a butterfly garden outside! We’ll build math skills by counting seeds, learn new vocabulary words related to flowers and plants, and as always, sing songs and read books involving gardens. 

Children 4–5 years old: In the Spring + Wild Animals

For children in the Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten Classrooms, April is about exploring all things spring and discovering wild animals! Preschoolers will look for signs of spring outdoors, make mud cakes and count the twigs placed in them, and paint still-life paintings of things related to spring. When our learning turns to wild animals, we’ll learn about the habitats and habits of creatures big and small while maintaining a focus on learning lowercase letters. 

The older children in Transitional Kindergarten will focus on project-related work and pick something to work on together. In years past, children have painted a mural, made spring parade floats, painted wild animal masks, and created a model of a wild animal’s habitat. Both of these units focus on expanding the children’s understanding of the natural world around them.

Monday April 10, 2017
Come get a sneak peek of summer at KinderCare during our Open House event, from April 10th – 14th.

At KinderCare, our summer adventures are designed for learning and fun. We love taking our experiments outside, having special guests visit our centers, and even exploring our senses on walks outside or by rolling around in the cool grass. We can’t wait to meet you and show you what makes our centers special and why we would love to spend our summer with you!

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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