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Normandy Park KinderCare

Janine Meyers, Center Director

18020 Des Moines Memorial Dr. Burien WA 98148
(206) 244-3069 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
off Hwy 99 on 188th St

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Madrona, Marvista, Gregory Heights, North Hill and Bow Lake Elementary

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Welcome to Normandy Park KinderCare. Our experts designed our classrooms — and every activity and lesson — to help prepare your child for success in school and beyond. With designated learning centers such as dramatic play, Library and Literacy, math and manipulative and blocks in every classroom, children have the opportunity for rich social play and child-initiated discovery. You’ll also find that our classrooms feature a print-rich environment full of carefully selected materials, written charts and labels, and children’s literature. By helping your child connect spoken words and print, we’re helping develop early literacy and writing skills. Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we’re excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning!

Janine Meyers, Center Director

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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.

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


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.

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.

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 average tenure of the Normandy Park KinderCare teachers is five years or more! Most of our teaching staff have their Child Development Associate's credential or Bachelor of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education. They are passionate about working with families to discover each child's unique talents and teaching to the whole child. Our teachers ensure daily communication about your child's day and we email a newsletter each week to ensure families know of changes in our school, upcoming events and what exciting activities happened in your child's class. Our teachers constantly assess where their program is and how they can make improvements to ensure our students have the best possible start for school success!

  • Janine Meyers

    Janine Meyers, Center Director

    I am passionate about education! Children love to learn and they deserve the very best we have to offer from the moment they are born. I love to see that "Aha!" moment in all learners whether the student is 3 or 30!

    Janine has spent her lifetime learning. She always loved to play "teacher" and when she grew up and had her own child, she discovered the world of early education. After working in the field for several years, she had the opportunity to go to college. It was amazing to her because she learned the names and theories behind all that she had been doing in her classrooms in the previous years, in addition to many new and exciting things. After graduating, Janine taught in several states and even had an amazing time teaching a class in Hong Kong. She taught first and second grade for several years. After moving back to Washington state, she had the opportunity to return to her first love, Early Childhood Education! KinderCare has been a place that has allowed her to positively impact the lives of children and their families on a daily basis.

    Previous Experience:
    I have served children for many years first as a preschoool teacher in Germany, then Indiana, a school teacher in Oklahoma, a School Administrator in Arkansas and Washington State.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Skippy John Jones is my favorite character in recent years! His imagination runs wild taking him on amazing adventures!
    Year Started:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25+ years
    Child Development Associate, Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Viktoriya, Infant Classroom

    I love to see the babies devolving and growing up. I love to give them a part of my heart and all the love I can!

    Ms. Viktoryia has been at Normandy Park KinderCare for nearly 13 years. She brought her many years of experience with her along with her love of babies and learning! She pours her heart into the care and learning of each child.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Viktoriya was a classroom teacher in Russia and owned her own center.
    Year Started:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    36 years
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education, Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Wi

    Ms. Wi, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I believe that every child is unique and special. It is truly important to get to know them and their character. I believe that children should be heard, loved and respected and they will learn to show others the same!

    Ms. Wi is a vibrant and dedicated member of our team here at Normandy Park. She brings skills that she has gained through her experience at a variety of KinderCare centers over the past 10 years. Additionally, Ms. Wi is very detail oriented and knowledgeable of our curriculum and programs. We are so glad that Ms. Wi is helping lead our team to excellence in Early Childhood Education!

    Previous Experience:
    Wi has served as a Discovery Preschool Teacher, Health and Safety Coordinator and Assistant Director. Prior to working at various centers with KinderCare, Wi volunteered at her sons' elementary school.
    Year Started:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Early Childhood Education Certificate
  • Ms. Neelam

    Ms. Neelam, Preschool Classroom

    I love teaching!

    Ms. Neelam began working with students in Highline School District as support staff. She wanted a more "hands on" roll in children's education and came to work with Normandy Park KinderCare. She has been a preschool teacher for the past three years and absolutely loves introducing the children to new ideas and experiences!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Neelam has worked in the Highline school district.
    Year Started:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
    Child Development Associate credential, Master of Arts Degree
  • Ms. Sandi

    Ms. Sandi, Support Staff

    I love knowing that I'm impacting the children's lives with my teaching ability. I love seeing the children enter the room smiling and when leaving they give me hugs goodbye. It's a feeling that they trust.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Sandi's previous experience includes an internship at Midway Elementary with special needs kids and an internship at this KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 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

  • Arabic
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish
  • Russian

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

The health and safety of our children is a top priority here at Normandy Park KinderCare. From the moment you enter through our keypad secured front door to playing outside in our fully fenced playgrounds you will know we truly value a safe and secure facility. Our staff is certified in infant, child and adult CPR and First Aid to ensure safety in all our classrooms. We practice a rigorous hand-washing policy to keep our children healthy throughout the seasons. Plus our daily cleanliness and maintenance schedules leave nothing at all to chance.

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.

I am very impressed with the director and staff. They are attentive and loving with the children. My child's teachers, Ms. Allison and Ms. Crystal are awesome and my child loves to go to daycare due to them.

- Parent

I am overjoyed with our experience at Normandy Park Kinder Care. The staff are so welcoming. They take their time with my daughter and all of the other kids as well. When we come through the door, we are greeted enthusiastically. I believe this is more than a job to them. 
I'm especially appreciative of my daughter's teacher Miss Jessica. She is always alive, alert, awake, and enthusiastic.  My daughter can stop talking about how great Miss Jessica is.  When I arrived yesterday, a few of the kids were having a hard time. Miss Jessica was gentle about separating the two. One of those children was having a noticably challenging moment. Miss Jessica squatted down, as to position herself eye to eye with the child; on their level. She spoke to the child and diffused the situation quickly and effectively. I've experienced other places in town and they pale in comparison to the structure and staff at Normandy Park Kinder Care. This is the place for our family. 

- Father

Both Center Director and Assistant Director are very hands on. They seem to know each child and their needs. The classroom teachers do as well. I am confident that my son's needs are met and exceeded daily. Furthermore, I am always surprised at the things he has learned each day and the activities he has participated in.

- Mother

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