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Clayton KinderCare on Main St

Jeannie Kloberdanz, Center Director

6095 Main St. Clayton CA 94517
(925) 672-9370 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Mount Diablo Elementary

Welcome

Welcome to Clayton KinderCare on Main Street. We look forward to meeting with you and your child. We believe it is all designed for learning. All aspects of the classroom are there to assist in your child’s growth and development. We will ensure a happy and safe environment for child. Our staff is very excited about what they do and are excellent child care providers and teachers. Stop by our center and see what we have to offer!

Jeannie Kloberdanz, 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

June's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Wonderful Water and Insects and Spiders

Infants and toddlers will be exploring the wonderful world of water as the children in Discovery Preschool dig into the creepy-crawly world of insects and spiders! Infants will have the chance to practice splashing, scooping, pouring, and playing with bubbles, while toddlers will take a swim on the creative side as they paint with water and create habitats for sea animals. Children in Discovery Preschool will focus on science as they learn about the differences between insects and spiders, how caterpillars turn into butterflies, and how bees pollinate flowers and make honey. Children’s creativity will blossom as they use dried pasta to create butterfly artwork!

Children 4 to 5 years old: Staying Safe and Exploring the Arts

In this modern world, safety is never overrated—and that’s why we take the first half of June to teach children all about how to keep themselves safe in different situations and places. After that, children will delve into the arts as they learn about visual art, musical art, dancing, and acting, and discover the different types of art, music, and dance that exist around the world. Preschoolers will focus on number recognition in order to learn their phone numbers and how to call 911, the Pre-K class will examine how art concepts and techniques are used in famous works of art, and our kindergartners will collaborate on a group project together, such as making first aid kits or choreographing their own dance routine! 

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

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.

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.

Teachers & Staff

The teachers and staff at Clayton KinderCare, are passionate about being a part of your child’s life. They take pride in what they do and it is evident in their classrooms. We have raised the bar in Early Childhood Education because the children in the community deserve the very best! 

  • Jeannie Kloberdanz

    Jeannie Kloberdanz, Center Director

    I have always enjoyed working children! I love their eagerness to learn new things, no matter what the age. I've been around children for the majority of my life and they never stop to amaze me with their personalities, innocence, and love of life.

    Jeannie began working with children at Gerber Children's Center in Southern California at the age of 15. In 1987, her husband received a job promotion, which allowed them to move to Northern California, where she was a Preschool teacher and an Assistant Director at the Bailey Road location in Concord. She was also an Assistant Director for our Brentwood and East Antioch locations before her promotion to Center Director at Clayton.

    Previous Experience:
    Jeannie worked seven years for Gerber Children's Center in Tustin, California before coming to KinderCare in 1987.
    Year Started:
    9/3/1991
    Tenure:
    25 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    34
  • Gina Guerrero

    Gina Guerrero, Assistant Director

    I love seeing all the progress each child makes through out the year. I am honored to be working with all children in our center and their families.

    Ms. Gina has experience working with all age groups in our center. She was also in charge of our Learning Adventures program before becoming an Assistant Director.The children love her and ask for her every day. Ms. Gina is always happy to come to work and dedicated to each of her tasks during the day.

    Year Started:
    8/17/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
    Education:
    Associate of Arts
  • Ms. Jackie

    Ms. Jackie, Infant Classroom

    I love to see all the babies grow and learn. They discover the world each day.

    Ms. Jackie comes to work everyday with a big smile and likes to make the babies feel happy and welcome. She has many years of experience working with different ages. Babies and families in her class love talking to her as she always maintains a positive attitude.

    Year Started:
    9/1/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education certificate
  • Ms. Justine

    Ms. Justine, Infant Classroom

    I love to see children learn and discover new things everyday.

    Ms. Justine is a patient and caring teacher. All the babies in her class enjoy Ms. Justine's company. She loves reading books and helping them achieve milestones in their early years.

    Year Started:
    12/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
  • Ms. Janet

    Ms. Janet, Toddler Classroom

    I am inspired to come to work each day knowing I will see the smiling faces and helping them feel comfortable.

    Ms. Janet works with our youngest children and treats them as if they were her own. The infants and toddlers in our class become very attached to her. Ms. Janet is sweet and soothing to our little ones. She also likes to maintain ongoing communication with all the families in her class.

    Year Started:
    8/19/2002
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education certificate
  • Ms. Irena

    Ms. Irena, Toddler Classroom

    I love learning from all the children in my class.

    Ms. Irena is a caring teacher for all the children in the center. She likes to work with younger children and help them learn end grow every day.

    Year Started:
    12/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Master in Education
  • Ms. Rose

    Ms. Rose, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love teaching children new things and just seeing them smile makes my day.

    Ms. Rose joined our team in 2012 and quickly became a vital part of our center family. She is easy going and very fun. Ms. Rose truly loves the children that she cares for and they love her as well.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Shaunna

    Ms. Shaunna, Preschool Classroom

    I love watching the children learning and having fun.

    Ms. Shaunna is our "go get 'em" teacher. She is always up to new ideas and incorporates all the children's interests in the classroom curriculum. Ms. Shaunna is flexible and always has a smile on her face. Children love to see her coming into their classroom every morning.

    Year Started:
    5/2/2006
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11
    Education:
    Associate of Arts
  • Ms. Sarah, Preschool Classroom

    Year Started:
    10/30/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
  • Ms. Carolina

    Ms. Carolina, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I enjoy coming in each morning and watching the children's faces light up when they explore new things.

    Ms. Carolina is always willing to help and providing creative ideas for the children. She likes to talk to families and make them feel welcome to our center. Ms. Carolina is very dedicated in getting all the children ready for kindergarten. She is very proud of all of her student's accomplishments!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Carolina previously worked at Danville and Walnut Creek KinderCare locations.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2008
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9
    Education:
    Associate of Arts
  • Ms. Zahra

    Ms. Zahra, School Age Classroom

    I love to watch kids growing and learning. I am inspired to come to work each day knowing I make a difference in their lives.

    Ms. Zahra is a mother of four and her love for children inspired her to work at KinderCare where she has been for more than 10 years. When working with younger children, she loves to watch them grow and learn. It reminds her of all her own kids' childhoods. Ms. Zahra is always willing to help everyone.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2007
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education certificate
  • Ms. Jessica

    Ms. Jessica, School Age Classroom

    I enjoy learning from all the children in my class.

    Ms. Jessica is a very energetic teacher. She loves spending time with all the children in her class. She is always willing to help and listen to all of her students. Ms. Jessica became the Health and Safety Coordinator last year and she is also in charge of our Cooking Adventure classes.

    Year Started:
    6/1/2013
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education certificate

Upcoming Center Activities

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June's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Wonderful Water and Insects and Spiders

Infants and toddlers will be exploring the wonderful world of water as the children in Discovery Preschool dig into the creepy-crawly world of insects and spiders! Infants will have the chance to practice splashing, scooping, pouring, and playing with bubbles, while toddlers will take a swim on the creative side as they paint with water and create habitats for sea animals. Children in Discovery Preschool will focus on science as they learn about the differences between insects and spiders, how caterpillars turn into butterflies, and how bees pollinate flowers and make honey. Children’s creativity will blossom as they use dried pasta to create butterfly artwork!

Children 4 to 5 years old: Staying Safe and Exploring the Arts

In this modern world, safety is never overrated—and that’s why we take the first half of June to teach children all about how to keep themselves safe in different situations and places. After that, children will delve into the arts as they learn about visual art, musical art, dancing, and acting, and discover the different types of art, music, and dance that exist around the world. Preschoolers will focus on number recognition in order to learn their phone numbers and how to call 911, the Pre-K class will examine how art concepts and techniques are used in famous works of art, and our kindergartners will collaborate on a group project together, such as making first aid kits or choreographing their own dance routine! 

About Our Center


 

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish
  • Cantonese

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

Health and Safety is very important to us. We always put children first. Ms. Jessica, our School Age teacher and Health & Safety Coordinator, is given tasks from checking cleaning solutions to updating allergy lists and forms throughout the center. She also conducts monthly drills, which she and someone from Center Management log and initial. Ms. Jessica also participates in Health and Safety Conference calls with other Health and Safety Coordinators in the district and our District Manager. She provides ongoing training to other staff members on best practices and does frequent inspections inside and out of the facility. During our monthly staff meetings we discuss any new Health and Safety topics. We also update our Allergy and Food Restriction list once every three months. We ask parents to update us of any new food allergies so that we can ensure our food allergy lists are correct at all times. Our center requires a code in order to enter. We change our door code twice a year and we ask that parents keep the door code to themselves and to other authorized pick up and drop off persons.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

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If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

We couldn't be happier with the KinderCare in Clayton. The teachers and learning activities are great. The teachers and staff are so caring. As a first time mother, it was not easy letting go! The teachers and staff were so kind and caring it put my mind at ease. My children just adore their teachers. You can see they just enjoy working with children. Within the first days of attending I could hear my children communicating more clearly. We just love talking about what they learned at school. The calendar with the lesson plans is so helpful. I can connect with what they are learning that day. I am so pleased with the KinderCare in Clayton!

- Mother

Sending our kids to KinderCare has been one of the best decisions we've made for our kids!

- Parents

Dear Jeannie, Gina, Rose, Justine, Janet and Jackie (along with all the staff at KinderCare), 
We wanted to take the time and thank you for the kindness you have shown our family the past two weeks. Starting at a new day care can be stressful and you all were amazing at comforting us, and most importantly our children during this transition. We are so glad they are being taken care of in such a loving and understanding environment. Thank you for all that you do each day! 

- Mother
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