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Eastlake KinderCare

Summer Medina, Center Director

2354 Fenton St. Chula Vista CA 91914
(619) 656-9853 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS
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Special Instructions:
N. of Otay Lakes Rd, off Eastlake Dr on Fenton St.

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Center does transporting to and from Arroy Vista Elementary, Thurgood Marshall Elementary, and Salt Creek Elementary Center has 2 Buses

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Welcome

Welcome to Eastlake KinderCare center in Chula Vista. We are excited to meet with you and your family. We believe in developing the whole child with an emphasis on assisting your child's growth with their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Here at Eastlake KinderCare, we believe it takes a village to raise a child, and our parents consider us to be an extension of their families (and a part of their village). Your child will not only have a safe, secure and stimulating environment to learn in, but will also have support from a team of Child Development experts who have a true passion for educating and nurturing children.

Summer Medina, 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.

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.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.

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.

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?

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Monday October 10, 2016
    1. Professional Development Day - Center Closed

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      Two times each year we dedicate a day for our staff's professional development to further their training and better equip them for the care of your child. The center will be closed on this day for training to occur. If you have questions or would like to request further details, please contact your local Center Director.

  2. Thursday November 24, 2016
    1. Thanksgiving Break - Center Closed

      Our center is closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after.

Teachers & Staff

The teachers and staff at Eastlake KinderCare are passionate about educating and nurturing children. Our teachers have an average tenure of five years at our center and an average of fifteen years in the Early Childhood Education field. The majority of our teachers have their Child Development Associate's credential or Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. The Eastlake KinderCare team strives for excellence through continuing education from bi-annual company professional development trainings to seeking additional college courses or seminars in the Education field. At the end of the day, the true key to our teacher's success is their passion for teaching and their love of learning.

  • Summer Medina

    Summer Medina, Center Director

    Summer's role is to lead and manage all aspects of the EastLake KinderCare center. Her focus is on providing quality programming and exceptional service to you and your children, leading a staff of great people and ensuring that EastLake KinderCare provides the highest quality care and education.

    Year Started:
    5/1/1995
    Tenure:
    21 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
  • Raquel Chavez

    Raquel Chavez, Assistant Director

    I enjoy making families welcome and comfortable dropping off and picking up their children and as the years go by I love seeing the children grow from our Infant classrooms to our PreK classrooms.

    Raquel works closely with Summer and the teachers of EastLake KinderCare to ensure the best educational experiences for every child who attends the center. She is available to answer questions about any aspect of your child's experience.

    Previous Experience:
    Raquel was a Prekindergarten teacher for five years before joining EastLake KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    8/3/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
  • Ms. Martha

    Ms. Martha, Infant Classroom

    I love seeing how the children develop from day to day and knowing that i get to be apart of their growth makes me feel good

    Year Started:
    1/8/1990
    Tenure:
    26 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    23
  • Ms. Alma

    Ms. Alma, Toddler Classroom

    Working with kids has always been my passion.

    Ms. Alma provides the same attention, care, love and patience her teachers showed her when she was a student.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Child Development
  • Ms. Karla

    Ms. Karla, Toddler Classroom

    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
  • Ms. Laura

    Ms. Laura, Toddler Classroom

    Favorite Children's Book:
    10 Little Monkeys
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Nina

    Ms. Nina, Toddler Classroom

  • Ms. Evelin

    Ms. Evelin, Discovery Preschool Classroom

  • Ms. Anabel

    Ms. Anabel, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I enjoy teaching in an enviroment that encompasses all that a qulity preschool program can offer to young children. KinderCare offers children a place to grow young learners, and that is what I enjoy the most.

    Anabel has worked for KinderCare since 2008. She has worked with ages ranging from infants to school ages. Anabel has attended many KinderCare in service trainings.

    Year Started:
    5/12/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20
  • Ms. Emma

    Ms. Emma, Prekindergarten Classroom

  • Ms. Isabel

    Ms. Isabel, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I believe teaching children should be fun and educational learning experience. Children learn through play as well as interacting with other children.

    Year Started:
    6/2/2003
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12
  • Ms. Julia

    Ms. Julia, School Age Classroom

    I have enjoyed many years of teaching and have seen child development in many stages and areas of learning successfully.

    Ms. Julia is a van certified driver who has many years of experience working with children. She has worked in both Catholic and state-funded schools. Ms. Julia is fluent in Spanish and enjoys watching her children learn new things everyday.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    22 Years
  • Ms. Kathy

    Ms. Kathy, School Age Classroom

  • Ms. Maritza

    Ms. Maritza, Learning Adventure Classroom

    Year Started:
    9/23/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies
  • Ms. Sandra

    Ms. Sandra, Cook

    Year Started:
    4/9/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years

September 2016 Events

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  1. Tuesday September 13, 2016
    1. “All About Me” Community Social

      Your whole family is welcome to join us September 13th for our community social.  Summer is winding down, Fall is approaching and that means it’s Back to School season!  Now is the perfect time to get a glimpse of the KinderCare curriculum and experience in our centers.  Our director and teachers can’t wait to point out their favorite aspects of the classrooms.  This is also a great chance to spend time with current families who stay and have fun at the social!  See you there!

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
  • Tagolog

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian

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

At KinderCare Learning Centers, your child's safety is one of our top priorities. Not only are all of our outside perimeter doors locked to ensure security, but all of our playgrounds are fenced with locked gates as well. In addition, the main door to the classrooms has a code to enter. A door bell is available to visitors who will be greeted by a center staff member. At Eastlake KinderCare, we also have a Health and Safety Coordinator on site. Ms. Kathy's role includes conducting monthly earthquakes and fire drills, ensuring that all staff's first aid and CPR certifications are up to date and maintaining high cleanliness standards.

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 have enrolled my baby to Eastlake KinderCare infant class and Mila just loves all the stimulation and the teachers. They are very caring and make sure that they are meeting the needs of my baby and at the same time meeting the other children's needs. Not only do the teachers tell me about my child's day, but they show me as well with pictures of my daughter throughout the day and all the activities that they do. I love the care that they provide for my daughter Mila.

- Father

My son Ethan has been enrolled in Phonics & Reading Adventures at KinderCare since he was three years old. Now he is five years old and he is reading and writing well above the "standard" for Kindergarten! I believe Learning Adventures has helped Ethan reach this high level of reading and writing.

- Mother
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