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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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Special Instructions:
1/2 mile east of Sharp Hospital

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
We provide transportation to and from: -Chula Vista Hills Elementary School -Hedenkamp Elementary School -Valley Vista Elementary School -Joseph Casillas Elementary School

You’ll 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.  Our experts designed our classrooms, 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. 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!

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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 back-yard 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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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?

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  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

We are so happy that you are looking for the best care possible for your child. Here at 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

    Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.

       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! I have experienced every aspect of the child development field over the past 20 years. I truly enjoy leading the wonderful team here at Chula Vista KinderCare!
     

    Year Started:
    3/1/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Associate's of Arts Degree in Child Development
  • Celia Carrizosa

    Celia Carrizosa, Assistant Director

    I am so excited to be your Assistant Director. I worked at the Rancho San Diego KinderCare as a lead two year old teacher for the past eight years. I have been in the ECE field for a total of 10 years; I’ve worked mostly with children under the age of two. Along with my experience, I have a Bachelor degree in Child Development. I am here to answer any questions, discuss any concerns and help with your child's educational and developmental needs-any time!

    Previous Experience:
    I have worked for the Child Development Center for the El Cajon School District before starting with KinderCare. I also have student experience working in the Child Development Center at SDSU. When I first joined KinderCare I was the lead Toddler Teacher. After a few years I became the Two Year old Teacher for the past five years.
    Year Started:
    6/7/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Child Development
  • Ms. Liz

    Ms. Liz, Infant 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 and is a mother.
    Year Started:
    3/14/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    23 years
    Education:
    CPR and First Aid 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 years
  • Ms. Irene

    Ms. Irene, Infant Classroom and Toddler Classroom

    I love to make healthy and delicious meals for our students. It helps them learn and grow every day.

    Ms. Irene is a valuable asset to the team at the Chula Vista KinderCare! She plans and creates delicious and healthy meals for the entire school. She also supports the infant classroom and provides individualized care to each student.

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

    Ms. Ileana, Toddler Classroom

    I enjoy being a part of the baby's first steps and see them grow!

    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 years
    Education:
    Child Development Certificate, Home Daycare License
  • Ms. Aracely

    Ms. Aracely, Toddler Classroom

    I enjoy being around children and to support their growth and development.

    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:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education Certificate
  • Ms. Vivi

    Ms. Vivi, Discovery Preschool

    I enjoy working with children. It is a great feeling to know as a preschool teacher, I can inspire little ones and create a fun-filled learning experience. i feel it is a special gift to make a difference in a child's life.

    Ms. Vivi brings a variety of experience as an educator to the team. She supports multiple age groups throughout each day. As a dedicated and passionate educator, she works to inspire every student.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Vivi has previous experience with YMCA, Southwestern College Child Development Center and other preschool.
    Year Started:
    9/1/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education Certificate
  • Bianca

    Bianca, Discovery Preschool

    Throughout the years I’ve had the opportunity to work with children from 2 years old all the way to Pre-K. I really enjoy working with the two year olds, 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.
    Previous Experience:
    Since obtaining her Associate Degree Ms.Blanca began working for KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    4/1/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
    Education:
    Associate Degree in Child Development
  • Ms. Maria

    Ms. Maria, Preschool 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:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 years
    Education:
    Associate of Arts Degree
  • 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 needs. I plan on doing so by implementing play, communication and respect.
     

    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 years
    Education:
    Associate Degree in Child Development
  • Ms. Cindy

    Ms. Cindy, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love working with children, watching them grow and learn. I am dedicated to preparing the children for a successful and smooth transition into Kindergarten and their journey in elementary school.

    Ms. Cindy has many years of experience in educating young children. She strives to provide a supportive education that assists students for success as they begin Kindergarten.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Cindy has extensive experience as a Pre-K teacher.
    Year Started:
    10/1/2002
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education certified
  • Ms. Del

    Ms. Del, Pre-K 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!

    Previous Experience:
    My life has been involved with helping children develop to their fullest potential for the last 30 years. Previous to working with KinderCare I was a Kindergarten Teacher, a before and after school Teacher as well as a School Site Supervisor.
    Year Started:
    8/1/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30+ years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Kindergarten Education
  • Ms. Bertha

    Ms. Bertha, Prekindergarten Classroom and Transitional Kindergarten

    It is my passion to teach young children and to support their education 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 the prekindergarten students. Her passion for teaching and her support for the success of her students is evident every day.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Bertha assistated 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 years
    Education:
    Associate of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Carol

    Ms. Carol, School Age & Infant Classroom

    Ms. Carol is an important part of the team at Chula Vista.  She brings years of exerience 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 are at KinderCare Centers over the span on my career.
    Year Started:
    3/1/1997
    Tenure:
    19 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    35+ years
    Education:
    Associate in Arts Degree
  • Ms. Raquel

    Ms. Raquel, School Age Classroom & Bus Driver

    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 years
    Education:
    Associate of Science Degree in Child Development
  • Ms. Janie

    Ms. Janie, Learning Adventures and Infant Classrooms

    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:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education Certified
  • Ms. Blanca

    Ms. Blanca, Cook

    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:
    10

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

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

New Year's Day
President's Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Thanksgiving Day and the day after
Christmas Day

Health and Safety

Our center offers outstanding health and safety features that start at the front door and go throughout the entire school to ensure the best environment for your child available.  We have many safety features.  Among these features we are proud to have a keypad entry at the front door, fenced playgrounds with gates, an ID process for visitors and many policies and procedures that will help ensure that your child is healthy, safe and well cared for.

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