Carrie Murphy, Center Director
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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
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.
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.
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.
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 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?
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
I love knowing that I can impact the children in a big or small way everyday!
I'm here because I love my toddlers, I come every day to see the kids.
I love the smiling, happy children, and knowing that I make a difference each and everyday!
I am inspired by the impact I have on children in their lifetime!
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.
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.
I love being able to witness and contribute to the development and growth of the children.
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.
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.
I love seeingthe smiling faces of children and seeing them excited about each and every day!
I love that I get ti be the one to help and watch children explore new things and see their smiling faces.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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