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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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Special Instructions:
Off of Balfour Rd., Near the John Muir Medical Center

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
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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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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?

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. January's Learning Focus

      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. 

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

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 Center from the ground up! Ms. Carrie has her BA degree from CSU 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 privliege 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. Previous to her work at KinderCare she also has experience in Social Work in Sacramento County.
    Year Started:
    7/6/2004
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts Degree 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 B.A. from Cal State East Bay and is a Bay Area native. Not only is Ms. Kendra the Assistant Director but is also a KinderCare parent. Ms. Kendra enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, and reading.&nbsp;&nbsp;

    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:
    11 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree
  • 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
  • Ms. Jill

    Ms. Jill, Infants

    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
  • Ms. Sara

    Ms. Sara, Toddler Classroom

    I love knowing that I can impact the children in a big or small way everyday!

    Year Started:
    5/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
  • 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
  • Ms. Daya

    Ms. Daya, Toddlers

    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 Marie

    Ms Marie, Toddlers

    I am inspired by the impact I have on children in their lifetime!

    Year Started:
    10/13/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Tasha

    Ms. Tasha, Discovery Preschool

    I love watching the children discover something for the first time! The chance to 'pour' into the children all that life has to offer inspires me to come to work each day.

    Year Started:
    9/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Michelle

    Ms. Michelle, DIscovery Preschool

    I love seeing a child's reaction when they learn something new for the first time. I am inspired each and everyday knowing that I'm making a difference in the children's lives.

    Year Started:
    4/13/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Kamina

    Ms. Kamina, Preschool Classroom

    I love being able to witness and contribute to the development and growth of the children.

    Year Started:
    7/9/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree
  • 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
  • Ms. Yolanda

    Ms. Yolanda, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I really like to show the children how to write and count. I also love doing different art activities with them. I'm all about the kids.

    Year Started:
    5/1/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
  • Ms. Brenda

    Ms. Brenda, Prekindergarten Classroom

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

    Year Started:
    1/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Vanessa

    Ms. Vanessa, Support Staff

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

    Year Started:
    1/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Maggie

    Ms. Maggie, Discovery Preschool

    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
  • Ms. Andrea

    Ms. Andrea, Learning Adventures Classroom

    Everything is so interesting to the children; it is such a blessing to be able to see their faces light up with excitement. I'm inspired knowing that what I teach today will have an impact on their tomorrow.

    Year Started:
    3/1/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
  • Ms. Nicole

    Ms. Nicole, Substitute

    Having the children learn from me is a great feeling. I am inspired to come to work each day knowing that the children look up to me and are excited to learn.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. December's Learning Focus

      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.

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas 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 is 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 code to. 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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