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BHC Child Development Center

Evelyn Contreras, Center Director

2300 N Ontario Street Burbank CA 91504
(818) 565-3572 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 5 years
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Located just east of the Bob Hope Airport, on Ontario between Empire and Thornton

Welcome

At BHC Child Development Center, we believe in the importance of early childhood education. We have found that appropriate academic encouragement positively affects a child’s social and cognitive abilities and sets the stage for long lasting and far reaching achievement. We are committed to children and families. We strive to promote respect for children through our dedication, integrity, educational focus, and high standards for safety and cleanliness.

Evelyn Contreras, Center Director

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Business Partner Message

Our waiting list is prioritized in the following order: Low income residents of the city of Burbank; Employees based out of the Media Studios North Campus; Residents or Employees working in the city of Burbank; All other families. Priority #1 families will be pulled from the waiting list first and all other priorities will follow in rank. Families within the same priority level will be pulled off the waiting list on a first come first serve basis. Our center is excluded from the employer-sponsored tuition savings program.

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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

June's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Wonderful Water and Insects and Spiders

Infants and toddlers will be exploring the wonderful world of water as the children in Discovery Preschool dig into the creepy-crawly world of insects and spiders! Infants will have the chance to practice splashing, scooping, pouring, and playing with bubbles, while toddlers will take a swim on the creative side as they paint with water and create habitats for sea animals. Children in Discovery Preschool will focus on science as they learn about the differences between insects and spiders, how caterpillars turn into butterflies, and how bees pollinate flowers and make honey. Children’s creativity will blossom as they use dried pasta to create butterfly artwork!

Children 4 to 5 years old: Staying Safe and Exploring the Arts

In this modern world, safety is never overrated—and that’s why we take the first half of June to teach children all about how to keep themselves safe in different situations and places. After that, children will delve into the arts as they learn about visual art, musical art, dancing, and acting, and discover the different types of art, music, and dance that exist around the world. Preschoolers will focus on number recognition in order to learn their phone numbers and how to call 911, the Pre-K class will examine how art concepts and techniques are used in famous works of art, and our kindergartners will collaborate on a group project together, such as making first aid kits or choreographing their own dance routine! 

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

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.

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?

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Teachers & Staff

  • Evelyn Contreras

    Evelyn Contreras, Center Director

    I believe that the love of learning begins at a very early age. I am proud to work in a field where I can foster children's' self-discovery and enable them to acquire a love of learning that will last a lifetime. I am privileged to work for a high-quality program where I can contribute to every child's learning experience.

    Evelyn began working in the field of child development in 1998. As a child, Evelyn loved to pretend she was a teacher and her dolls were her students. She always knew her career would involve working with children and families. As a teacher, Evelyn made it a priority to work closely with every child and family to ensure they would receive the best care possible. Her favorite part of being a teacher was to witness children discover new things and see the smiles on their faces as they reached developmental goals. As the Center Director, Evelyn is honored to support teachers, children and families in order to create a nurturing environment and make their learning experience the best possible.

    Previous Experience:
    10 years of experience as a teacher
    Year Started:
    4/12/2004
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Child Development
  • Becky Sierra

    Becky Sierra, Program Specialist

    Becky began working in the field of child development in 1996. She joined in 2007 at BHC Child Development Center as a teacher in the Early Preschool (2’s) and Preschool classrooms. In 2014, she began working as a Program Specialist, a role that she is excited to fulfill with her unique determination, passion, and leadership. As BHC’s program specialist, Becky is responsible for ensuring the quality and safety of the program in the Program Director’s absence while also ensuring and maintaining the utmost quality service for the parents, children, and teachers of the center. Becky enjoys her daily interactions with all of the classrooms and maintaining quality communication with teachers and parents to create a constructive and successful learning environment.

    Previous Experience:
    15 years of experience as a teacher
    Year Started:
    1/25/2007
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Child Development

Upcoming Center Activities

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June's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Wonderful Water and Insects and Spiders

Infants and toddlers will be exploring the wonderful world of water as the children in Discovery Preschool dig into the creepy-crawly world of insects and spiders! Infants will have the chance to practice splashing, scooping, pouring, and playing with bubbles, while toddlers will take a swim on the creative side as they paint with water and create habitats for sea animals. Children in Discovery Preschool will focus on science as they learn about the differences between insects and spiders, how caterpillars turn into butterflies, and how bees pollinate flowers and make honey. Children’s creativity will blossom as they use dried pasta to create butterfly artwork!

Children 4 to 5 years old: Staying Safe and Exploring the Arts

In this modern world, safety is never overrated—and that’s why we take the first half of June to teach children all about how to keep themselves safe in different situations and places. After that, children will delve into the arts as they learn about visual art, musical art, dancing, and acting, and discover the different types of art, music, and dance that exist around the world. Preschoolers will focus on number recognition in order to learn their phone numbers and how to call 911, the Pre-K class will examine how art concepts and techniques are used in famous works of art, and our kindergartners will collaborate on a group project together, such as making first aid kits or choreographing their own dance routine! 

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.

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

We are closed on New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The center is closed for Professional Development Days on President's Day and Veteran's Day.

Health and Safety

All staff are first aid and CPR certififed. We have secure keypad entry and computerized attendance system.

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