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Buena Park KinderCare

Beatrice Torres, Center Director

4601 Beach Blvd. Buena Park CA 90621
(714) 994-5610 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
1 blck S of Rosecrans

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Eastwood, Beatty, Sunset Lane, and Gilbert

Welcome

We having been serving the community for over 30 years. Our Center is located near the intersection of Rosecrans & Beach Blvd with nearby cities of La Mirada, La Habra and Fullerton. We provide nutritional, well balance meals which are breakfast, two snacks and lunch all prepared on site for our children. We offer drop off and pick up to the following schools Beatty, Eastwood, and Sunset Lane. Buena Park KinderCare is a family oriented center with longevity of staff and security pad entrance for enrolled parents. We welcome every family to come and be part of our KinderCare family.

Beatrice Torres, Center Director

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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.

Private Kindergarten Programs (5 – 6 Years)

As children reach school age, our comprehensive full-day kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate, and create – all in a nurturing, small-class setting. Our team of expert educators has created a unique curriculum of reading, language, arts, math, science, and physical fitness that’s presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so children will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.

Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)

Even after school's out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating environment. That's where our Catch the Wave® program comes in. This innovative before – and after-school program allows school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help to fun physical activities, our program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.

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.

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

Our staff here at Buena Park are fully qualified Early Childhood Educators. Staff tenure ranges from six years to 27 years of dedication to KinderCare Learning Center. Staff previous child development experiences ranges from 10 years or more in the field of educating young children. We are a very diverse team whose daily goal is to provide the best Preschool experience to every child that attends our center. We are the foundation of their future education.

  • Beatrice Torres, Center Director

  • Deanna Morlang, Assistant Director

    This is where children begin their future education!

    I have been working here at this center for the past seven years but have been teaching children since 1993.  I am certified in Child Development and Infant Development.  In college I majored in Child Development and Psychology. 

    Year Started:
    1/1/2006
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 years
  • Ms. Sung

    Ms. Sung, Early Foundations Toddler Classroom

    I love working with the little ones and I am following my calling of being a Teacher. I am one of many in a long line of Teachers in the family.

    Ms Sung loves teaching the toddlers new songs and encouraging self help skills.

    Previous Experience:
    Family Child Care
    Year Started:
    1/1/2004
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Education:
    Master's Degree in Education from Korea; Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Basema, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Basema teaches in our discovery preschool classroom. She has been with KinderCare for seven years and has received her Early Childhood Development Certificate.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2005
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Development Certificate
  • Ms. Serena, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Serena joined KinderCare in 2007. She teaches in the discovery preschool classroom and has received her Early Childhood Development Certificate.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2007
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Development Certificate
  • Ms. Mita

    Ms. Mita, Junior Kindergarten Classroom

    I love how the children learn and grow everyday.

    Ms Mita works well with our Jr Kindergarten children and is also our Phonic Teachers. She is very easy going and ensures that her children are learning not only the more then basics for their next step to Kindergarten and future education experience.

    Previous Experience:
    Was a middle school teacher in India and volunteered in public schools
    Year Started:
    1/1/2002
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Math; Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Stella

    Ms. Stella, PreKindergarten Classroom

    It brings great joy for me to see that I am making sure they are getting ready for PreK/Kindergarten. I am always keeping the children busy and I find the time to make it fun for them.

    Ms Stella has been working for KinderCare for 28 yrs, she has been a teacher, mentor, and also worked with the management team. She is dedicated, energetic and fun-loving. She is one that will come to center dressed up for any themed activity we have planned in the center just to make children happy.

    Previous Experience:
    Working with Cypress School District and also another child care program
    Year Started:
    1/1/1985
    Tenure:
    30 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30 years
    Education:
    Infant and Child Development Certified

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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

  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Korean

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • 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

Buena Park KinderCare places your child’s safety and well-being as one of our utmost priorities. To ensure the safety of all our students, we use a keypad entry system. Furthermore, we have an on-site Health & Safety Coordinator, Ms. Mita. She completes center cleanliness and safety checks along with training of staff members on health & safety certifications.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

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If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

I currently have a School Age child in the Buena Park KinderCare. I have nothing but great, awesome, positive things to say about this center. Being an educator and a mother I am very overprotective and picky in the individuals who I can trust to take care of my eight-year-old son. I'm also a former Assistant Director from the South Street KinderCare. So I know the company well and have been working with children from the age of 0-14. So I am a very hard person to please. I know exactly what I'm looking for in a daycare provider. The Buena Park staff has been awesome to my son and I. From the teaching staff to the Assistant Director, Deanna, to the Director, Beatrice, they have been there for my son and I. I can honestly say that this place is my son's second home. All of the employees care and want the best for all the children. Being a single mom and having a full time job I feel the support and confidence in the staff taking care of my child. I could go on and on. I just wanted to take some time out of my busy schedule to let you know what a great job all these individuals are doing.

- Mother

How do I love Kindercare? Let me count the ways… At KinderCare Buena Park, both children and parents have a sense of community. Children different ages have meals together so they can learn from each other, “chat,” make friends, and share experiences. This way they are aware of the big events in their little friends’ lives. My toddler daughter has friends both in and out of her age group! Several times a year, children have parties to celebrate different themes together (Christmas, Valentine’s Day, St Patrick’s Day, etc.). For such celebrations, parents contribute, on a voluntary basis, goodies and/or desserts for children to share. Everybody has fun during the celebrations! Every person who works at the Buena Park center cares about my daughter’s well-being and development. Most teachers have been with KinderCare for several years. This means that your child sees familiar faces throughout the year(s) she’s here. Even when she transitions to a new age group, chances are your child is already familiar with the “new” teacher. Our center director, Mrs. Cindy Silva, has a “hands-on” approach to work, which makes her effective both with kids and parents. She is committed to keeping the daycare service second to none all throughout the year, and so is her staff. How do I know how my kid is doing? On a daily basis, I get a report with information on meals, diaper changes and activities during her day. If your child is not behaving properly, you’ll also hear about it! The learning topics your child is working on are communicated on the bulletin boards and updated regularly. This way, parents can reinforce such topics at home (if desired) so that the child’s learning process is expanded and accelerated. Three times a year, there is a 15-minute parent-teacher conference during which the primary caregiver discusses with parents the developmental milestones of each child, as well as her behavioral process. Most teachers know my toddler well and have provided to us useful feedback as to how can we support her social development! Indeed, “every day is a learning adventure” at KinderCare. Babies, toddlers and young kids learn by exploring and doing. Most experiences they go through are useful both at the cognitive and emotional level. During the summer, there are “out of the ordinary” activities that children enjoy. I remember my toddler having fun last summer when splashing other children on a Friday Splash Day! And if your child has an artistic mind, this is definitely the place for your little one to paint like a Picasso! Her work will be exhibited on the walls of classrooms and aisles. In a nutshell, I know that my child enjoys her learning experience at KinderCare!

- Mother

KinderCare is #1!! My family and I love KinderCare! The staff is very loving and dedicated. They treat each child as if they were their own. Catering to the individual needs of each student. My children are nine and two. I like that KinderCare keeps my children in age appropriate classrooms. So that the learning experience is unique to each one. The staff also takes input as to the activities my older one is interested in. They really listen, which makes the learning more enjoyable for my daughter. We Love KinderCare!!

- Mother

Hello Prospective Parents! My daughter and I moved to Cerritos, California from Tampa, Florida in November 2012. KinderCare made moving to California a smooth adjustment for us by helping us transferring all the necessary paperwork. When I first came to KinderCare, the staff was friendly, accommodating, and supportive of my daughter’s transition. At first, she asked for her old teachers, but she’s well-adjusted now. In December, the students have an annual Winter Gala. Watching my daughter sing and dance brought back childhood memories of when I used to dance and sing songs on stage They also create special projects for holidays such as Thanksgiving, New Years, and much more. She loves arts and crafts, using scissors, and kneading play-dough. She’s developed her fine motor skills, and it puts smiles on my face when I see art projects and improvements weekly. Every day, my daughter surprises me with something new she learned in school. In the car, she sings songs that naturally help her learn the days of the week, counting, seasons, etc. It shocks me when I see that she’s already tracing letters in school! The school teaches her geometric shapes, telling time, and much more. One of the most important factors to me as a parent was making sure my child gets proper nutrition at school so it is one less thing I need to worry about. I’ve observed that their overall menu is healthy and balances the four food groups. I also see the children playing outside and getting a lot of physical exercise. When the parents and teacher work together, it’s much easier for the child to grow and develop. KinderCare has helped define the important values in learning, thriving academically, and socially. (KinderCare also has 6:30-6:30 extended hours for parents that need it.)

- Parent
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