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Higgins Ranch KinderCare

Jennifer Diehl, Center Director

15928 Los Serranos Country Club Dr. Chino Hills CA 91709
(909) 606-7744 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
N of Albertson's at Los Serranos Country Club Dr & Torrey Pines Dr

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Wickman, Chapperal, Cal Aero, Butterfield

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Welcome

Welcome to Higgins Ranch KinderCare, a proud member of the Chino Hills and Eastvale community for over 10 years. 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 and blocks in every classroom, children have the opportunity for rich social play and child-initiated discovery. 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! We also offer before and after-school programs, with bus transportation to Wickman, Chapperal, Cal Aero, and Butterfield Elementary Schools.

Jennifer Diehl, 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.

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.

Interactive Kindergarten (5 - 6 Years)

A full-day interactive Kindergarten program that utilizes new curriculum with an interactive smart board making first grade readiness a priority.

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Friday August 14, 2015
    1. End of Summer Carnival

      -

      COME ONE
      COME ALL
       
      Step right up to the main event of the year!
       
      End of Summer Carnival
       
      Is  coming to KinderCare!
      Games, Prizes, Dunk tank & a special surprise…..
      Slushies, popcorn and Smiles galore!
      The festivities can’t start
      until you arrive
       
      So we will see you Friday, August 14th
      From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm


       
       

Teachers & Staff

Here at the Higgins Ranch KinderCare, our staff has an exceptional mix of experience, knowledge and background. Each and every day we are united in our focus to deliver high quality education through whole child development. We specialize in low student to teacher ratios when instituting daily curriculum and child directed activities. The care, love and well-being of our children is our first priority with every family, every day, and we look forward to having your family join our KinderCare family.

  • Jennifer Diehl

    Jennifer Diehl, Center Director

    Ms. Jennifer first started as a teacher in the childcare industry. She loved being able to make a difference in life of a child. She has been the Center Director since 2008. Her favorite part about being a Director is being able to build relationships with parents and students. In her personal time, she loves to spend time with her family. She has three daughters, who loved attending KinderCare when they were little.

    Year Started:
    1/1/1998
    Tenure:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
  • Emily Behrendt

    Emily Behrendt, Assistant Director

    I started working in the childcare field seven years ago. I have served various roles within the childcare community. I first started out as an aide in the classroom and continued to develop my skills to become an assistant director. In my experience and eagerness to learn and grow I recieved my A.A. in Educational Paraprofessionalism and my B.A. in Deaf Studies. I love working with such an amazing staff and assisting them to teach all of our students. I am excited to be a part of this KinderCare team and am honored to be given the responsibility to provide the upmost care for our students.

    Year Started:
    6/25/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
    Education:
    Child Development Administration
  • Ms. Jessica Rivera

    Ms. Jessica Rivera, Program Specialist

    I have been in the child development field for 10 years now, starting at KinderCare in 2005 when I had the opportunity to work as a school-age teacher. During my tenture, I enjoyed my time as the "two's" teacher and the music & science program teacher. After 5 years I decided to expand my experience and responsiblities at another day care provider where I was an infant and toddler teacher, and two's teacher. I also got the opportunity to be office support and apply my adminstration education. I soon came back to KinderCare were I was the "three's" teacher.  My role now focuses on Program Development and Health and Safety.  I love my job everyday!

    Year Started:
    3/17/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Early Childhooh Development and Administration

August 2015 Events

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  1. Friday August 14, 2015
    1. End of Summer Carnival

      -

      COME ONE
      COME ALL
       
      Step right up to the main event of the year!
       
      End of Summer Carnival
       
      Is  coming to KinderCare!
      Games, Prizes, Dunk tank & a special surprise…..
      Slushies, popcorn and Smiles galore!
      The festivities can’t start
      until you arrive
       
      So we will see you Friday, August 14th
      From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm


       
       

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
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

Center Menu

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 of our Children and Staff is first priority. All current Staff members are CPR and First Aid Certified, with continual renewal meeting California State standards. We have a Health and Safety Coordinator on site that is fully trained to all current KinderCare Health and Safety guidelines, which meet and exceed all Community Care (Licensing) guidelines.

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