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Chula Vista KinderCare

Ms. Ana King, Center Director

1101 Paseo Ladera Chula Vista CA 91910
(619) 482-1800 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Chula Vista Hills, Hedenkamp, Valley Vista, and Joseph Casillas

Welcome

We are so glad you have chosen to look into Chula Vista KinderCare.  We would love to meet you and show you our wonderful center. We have a beautiful backyard playground where your child can explore and grow to their full potential. We also have wonderful classrooms full of adventure and education. We offer amazing nutritious meals guided by the state and food program. Our staff is professionally trained, experienced, and highly qualified. Come in today for a tour and see the amazing quality of our program, facility and staff.

Ms. Ana King, Center Director

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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

May's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Colors and Shapes

Spring fills nature with vibrant colors and interesting shapes, making this the perfect month for the infants, toddlers, and children in Discovery Preschool to explore these concepts. Infants will have a blast as they smash paint in plastic bags and explore blocks with different shapes, while toddlers will practice identifying and sorting different shapes and colors before making their own color-and-shape books! Meanwhile, the children in Discovery Preschool will create rainbow artwork and continue to practice sorting, counting, and matching shapes and colors.

Children 4–5 years old: Insects and Spiders + Water

Some children might find insects and spiders a bit frightening, but this month they’ll discover how cool these tiny critters really are. Children will find out how insects create food for plants, how bees makes honey, why spiders spin webs, and more. After that, children will dive into the world of water! Preschoolers will learn about how water can take three forms (solid, liquid, and gas), children in Pre-K will learn about the importance of keeping water clean and explore the different ways people use water, and our kindergarteners will learn about different water sources and why water conservation is so important. 

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?

Teachers & Staff

We are so happy that you are looking for the best care possible for your child. Here at Chula Vista KinderCare we truly strive to provide exceptional care. When it comes to keeping you up-to-date with your child's engaging learning experiences, we strive to make our communication and our service exceptional. We are passionate about creating a balance approach to learning.We hope this give you, the parent, the confidence that your child will have fun as she or he develops socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually.

  • Ms. Ana King

    Ms. Ana King, Center Director

    I have dedicated my life to serving children and their families. I take great pride in what I do. I strive every day to provide the best experience possible for my families and children.

    Ana has experienced every aspect of the child development field over the past 20 years. She truly enjoys leading the wonderful team at Chula Vista Kindercare.

    Year Started:
    6/27/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20
    Education:
    Associate of Arts in Child Development
  • Celia Carrizosa

    Celia Carrizosa, Assistant Director

    I am here to answer any questions, discuss any concerns, and help with your child's educational and developmental needs at any time!

    Celia worked at the Rancho San Diego KinderCare as a lead two-year-old teacher for the past eight years and has been in the Early Childhood Education field for a total of ten years. She has mostly worked with children under the age of two. When she first joined KinderCare, she was the lead Toddler Teacher before becoming the two-year-old teacher for the past five years.

    Previous Experience:
    Celia worked for the Child Development Center for the El Cajon School District before starting with KinderCare. She also previously had student experience working in the Child Development Center at San Diego State University.
    Year Started:
    6/7/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Bachelor in Child Development
  • Ms. Jessica

    Ms. Jessica, Program Specialist

    I truly enjoy watching children thrive. I take pride in assisting children in accomplishing new goals or master a new skill.

    Through Ms. Jessica's Early Childhood Education career she has had many opportunities to work with young children of many different ages from infants to school-age children. She shows true appreciation for opportunities with children and she makes the most of any interaction with the children around our center. She is a great asset to our management team. Please feel free to ask Ms. Jessica any question you might have. 

    Previous Experience:
    Worked with all ages in the Early Childhood Education field
    Year Started:
    3/12/2006
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11
  • Ms. Laura

    Ms. Laura, Infant Classroom

    I really enjoy working with young children. They bring me so much joy. I find my work very rewarding as our infants grow and develop new skills.

    Ms. Laura has worked in the Early Childhood Education field for the past 15 years. With her extensive experience, she has seen it all and is prepared to take great care of the little ones. Ms. Laura believes that young infants need a constant and dependable caregiver. She hopes to be a great part of your family and your baby's everyday life. She believes it takes a village to raise children and she wants to be part of your village.

    Previous Experience:
    Worked with infants and toddlers
    Year Started:
    7/4/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education Certified
  • Ms. Myrna

    Ms. Myrna, Infant Classroom

    I love the babies in my classroom! Every day is a joy to help them learn, grow, and accomplish new milestones.

    Ms. Myrna is an experienced and dedicated teacher. Her smile and attention to every detail in the classroom makes it a happy and fun atmosphere for the little ones. Her excellence in the infant classroom ensures that KinderCare has the best infant room in San Diego.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Myrna was a childcare provider at an in-home daycare.
    Year Started:
    9/1/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20
  • Ms. Irene

    Ms. Irene, Infant Classroom

    I love to care for the infants! I provide individualized care for each and every one of our babies. This allows for optimal development for each of our little minds.

    Ms. Irene is a valuable asset to the team at the Chula Vista KinderCare. She plans, creates, and implements individual activities for each child in her class. With her extensive experience, Ms. Irene understands the importance of a dependable routine for our little ones. She creates a plan of care with each family in order to provide care for our infants as their parents would.

    Previous Experience:
    Began working for KinderCare as a cook, and after obtaining her Child Development units, Ms. Irene began working in our Infant and Toddler Classrooms.
    Year Started:
    6/12/2000
    Tenure:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17
    Education:
    CPR and First Aid Certified
  • Ms. Del

    Ms. Del, Infant Classroom

    I enjoy getting to know all the families at my centers and giving everyone a family environment. I love to talk to my families and kids!

    Ms. Del has worked with many different age groups. She was previously our prekindergarten teacher, and after 10 years she was ready to make a change. She then joined our infant program and absolutely loves it! She truly enjoys watching our infants each day and making sure that they receive the best care possible. 

    Previous Experience:
    Kindergarten teacher, a before- and after-school teacher, and school site supervisor
    Year Started:
    8/1/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30+
    Education:
    Bachelor in Kindergarten Education
  • Ms. Liz

    Ms. Liz, Toddler Classroom

    I love to teach the infants and toddlers! Every day I come to work and I am overjoyed when I see the children happy and learning.

    Ms. Liz is a dedicated teacher who is passionate about enriching the lives of her students. She works diligently to provide a warm and caring environment for her students that supports their growth and development every day.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Liz was a volunteer and preschool teacher.
    Year Started:
    3/14/2005
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    23
    Education:
    CPR and First Aid Certified
  • Ms. Ruby

    Ms. Ruby, Toddler Classroom

    Since a young age, I have known that I was meant to teach!

    Ms. Ruby has attended child development courses for the past two years and is excited to finally put her learning into practice every day. She looks forward to teaching our little toddlers new skills each day.

    Year Started:
    8/1/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Pursuing a degree
  • Ms. Annette

    Ms. Annette, Toddler Classroom

    I love to work, play, and teach children. I enjoy helping children explore their world.

    Ms. Annette received her Associate degree from San Diego City College in 2013. She has been working with young children since 2014. She truly dedicates herself to her classroom and she is a great asset to the toddler classroom. She is very organized and dedicated. Through her teaching she truly is committed to providing a loving environment that will leave a lifetime of love for learning for the children in her care. 

    Year Started:
    4/28/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Associate in Child Development
  • Ms. Ileana

    Ms. Ileana, Toddler Classroom

    I enjoy being a part of children's first words! I believe this center is the best place for your child to begin their educational journey.

    Ms.Ileana has years of experience teaching a variety of ages and is also a mother. In her classroom, she brings her professional experiences, personal experiences, and education to create a vivid and supportive learning environment for every student.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Ileana has experience as a preschool, infant, and toddler teacher.
    Year Started:
    6/1/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
    Education:
    Child Development certificate and home daycare license
  • Ms. Maria

    Ms. Maria, Toddler Classroom

    I love being a teacher because I get to inspire bright minds and help shape our future leaders.

    Ms. Maria brings her years of experience and education to the classroom each day. She loves to inspire her students to learn through curiosity and hands-on experience in the classroom.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Maria has held various preschool teaching positions.
    Year Started:
    3/1/2005
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
    Education:
    Associate of Arts
  • Ms. Aracely

    Ms. Aracely, Toddler Classroom

    I enjoy being around children and to support their growth and development. I take great pride in the impact we make on young children.

    Ms. Aracely is both a dedicated educator and a mother. She encourages the children each day by providing a clean and organized environment that exists to support meaningful experiences for every student as they learn and grow.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Aracely was an assistant manager at a retail store.
    Year Started:
    4/1/2005
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education certificate
  • Ms. Bianca

    Ms. Bianca, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I really enjoy working with the two-year-old children. Even though they keep me really busy, they also always make me smile with the little funny things they say and how they explore and learn from their surroundings.

    Ms. Bianca has had the opportunity to work with children from two-years-old through prekindergarten.

    Year Started:
    4/1/2011
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Associate in Child Development
  • Ms. Cecilia

    Ms. Cecilia, Preschool Classroom

    During my teaching career I have really enjoyed making a change in each child's life that is in my class. I am dedicated to implementing a fun and safe learning environment. I truly can't wait to interact with all my families and fulfill all the children's needs. I plan on doing so by implementing play, communication, and respect.

    Ms. Ceci has extensive experience in the Early Childhood Education field and she also holds a Bachelor degree. Ms. Ceci is a mentor teacher in our center for any new teacher coming on-board to our team. She has so many great techniques and so many experiences, she is a great resource to our new teachers. We are grateful to have her be part of this amazing and dedicated group of educators. 

    Previous Experience:
    Previously worked as a preschool teacher in the Downtown San Diego location.
    Year Started:
    9/1/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    22
    Education:
    Bachelor degree
  • Ms. Ericka

    Ms. Ericka, Preschool Classroom

    I decided to major in Child Development because I want to make an impact in children's lives.

    Ms. Ericka previously worked with special education high school students. This is Ms. Ericka's first experience with working with young children. We feel confident that with all the knowledge Ms. Ericka has acquired attending college and the guidance of the mentor teachers here at Chula Vista KinderCare she will grow and mature into a incredible teacher. She has been a great addition to our team. 

    Year Started:
    8/8/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Attending Early Childhood Education courses
  • Ms. Bertha

    Ms. Bertha, Preschool Classroom

    It is my passion to teach young children and to support their educational success. I love coming to work and seeing their bright minds learn and grow.

    Ms. Bertha utilizes her years of experience and training in her classroom. She creates and maintains a fun and engaging environment for our preschool students. Her passion for teaching and her support for the success of her students is evident every day.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Bertha assisted the director at a military preschool and taught various age groups in early childhood education.
    Year Started:
    11/1/2004
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    28
    Education:
    Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Cindy

    Ms. Cindy, Multi-Age Classroom

    I love working with children, watching them grow and learn. I am dedicated to preparing the children for a successful and smooth educational journey.

    Ms. Cindy has many years of experience in educating young children. She is an amazing support system for our center. Ms. Cindy takes great initiative throughout the day to insure that all the teachers have anything the need in order to provide the best care possible while in our care. 

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Cindy has extensive experience in the Early Childhood Education field.
    Year Started:
    10/1/2002
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education certified
  • Ms. Carol

    Ms. Carol, School Age and Infant Classrooms

    I strive to give my students an excellent and educational experience each day.

    Ms. Carol is an important part of the team at Chula Vista. She brings years of experience and training to the team and classroom. She strives for excellence in education every day.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Carol worked for two previous preschools before starting her long standing career with KinderCare. Ms. Carol has worked all over the San Diego area at other KinderCare centers.
    Year Started:
    3/1/1997
    Tenure:
    20 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    35+
    Education:
    Associate of Arts degree
  • Ms. Raquel

    Ms. Raquel, School Age Classroom

    I enjoy working with kids. I feel being a teacher is the most rewarding job in the world. I am very proud of all of my students.

    Ms. Raquel combines her experience as an educator and a mother to create and maintain highly interactive and engaging educational environments. She is dedicated to providing excellence every day in the early education field.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Raquel has experience as an infant and toddler teacher and as an Assistant Director at a preschool in Imperial Beach.
    Year Started:
    10/25/2004
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
    Education:
    Associate of Science in Child Development
  • Ms. Kassandra

    Ms. Kassandra, School Age Classroom

    I have dreamed of working with young children since I was very young and I am so happy that my dream finally came true!

    We feel very excited that Ms. Kassandra has joined our team. She brings great energy to our center, she is very relatable and has truly gotten to know all our families in a short amount of time. We are excited for her to begin her Early Childhood Education career with us and hope to guide her to become the best teacher she can be so our children can be in the best care possible. She cares for each and every child in her care. She brings a fun and youthful energy to a classroom full of energetic school-age children.

    Year Started:
    8/1/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Attending Early Childhood Education classes
  • Ms. Janie

    Ms. Janie, Learning Adventures

    I love my job because it gives me the opportunity to instill a love for learning at an early age.

    Ms. Janie is passionate about instilling a love for learning in young children. She spends the majority of her time working in small groups with students who are enrolled in Learning Adventures. She helps them to advance in phonics, reading, writing, math, music, cooking and Spanish.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Janie has experience as a volunteer and is a mother and grandmother.
    Year Started:
    4/1/2003
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education certified
  • Ms. Blanca

    Ms. Blanca, Cook

    Creating well balanced, nutritious meals each days in my number one priority.

    Blanca is dedicated to providing healthy and delicious meals to all children at the school every day.

    Previous Experience:
    Cook
    Year Started:
    6/1/2004
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13

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May's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Colors and Shapes

Spring fills nature with vibrant colors and interesting shapes, making this the perfect month for the infants, toddlers, and children in Discovery Preschool to explore these concepts. Infants will have a blast as they smash paint in plastic bags and explore blocks with different shapes, while toddlers will practice identifying and sorting different shapes and colors before making their own color-and-shape books! Meanwhile, the children in Discovery Preschool will create rainbow artwork and continue to practice sorting, counting, and matching shapes and colors.

Children 4–5 years old: Insects and Spiders + Water

Some children might find insects and spiders a bit frightening, but this month they’ll discover how cool these tiny critters really are. Children will find out how insects create food for plants, how bees makes honey, why spiders spin webs, and more. After that, children will dive into the world of water! Preschoolers will learn about how water can take three forms (solid, liquid, and gas), children in Pre-K will learn about the importance of keeping water clean and explore the different ways people use water, and our kindergarteners will learn about different water sources and why water conservation is so important. 

Monday May 29, 2017
Center Closed for Memorial 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

  • Spanish

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

At KinderCare, the safety of our children and the confidence of our parents are points of pride. From daily sign-in to strict parent / guardian identification and single keypad access, we maintain a rigorous standard for safety. Plus our daily cleanliness and maintenance schedules leave nothing at all to chance.

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