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Colton KinderCare

Kristen Garnatz, Center Director

1730 East Washington St. Colton CA 92324
(909) 824-1004 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
next to Western Hills Center

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Reche Canyon, Terrace View, Grand Terrace, Cooley Ranch, Wilson, Can priovide to High Grove

Join us now for our summer camp program. We have lots of fun activities and field trips in store for your child. There are four camps that we have prepared for your child. They will learn about gardening, traveling, architecture, science and much more. We also have weekly field trips for our school age children and weekly shows for our preschoolers. Give us a call for more information about what we have in store.

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Welcome

Welcome to KinderCare in Colton. We are conveniently located by the 215 and 10 freeway. We are excited that you have inquired about our center and can't wait for you to visit so that you can see what we can offer. Here at KinderCare your child will not only be safe but will also be in a productive learning environment. We will assist your child in their growth, social skills, emotional, cognitive and physical development. Our teachers are very dedicated and very passionate in educating and nurturing children. We can't wait to meet you.

Kristen Garnatz, 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.

Private Kindergarten Programs (5 – 6 Years)

As children reach school age, our comprehensive full-day kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate, and create – all in a nurturing, small-class setting. Our team of expert educators has created a unique curriculum of reading, language, arts, math, science, and physical fitness that’s presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so children will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.

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.

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

Our staff members are very excited to meet you and your family. We would love for you to join our KinderCare family and watch your child grow. Every teacher has a minimum of 12 Child Development units, CPR and First Aid Certified and has TB Clearance and Background Clearance.

  • Kristen Garnatz

    Kristen Garnatz, Center Director

    I am happy to know that we are teaching children to help them succeed in life, whether they become a teacher, a doctor, a police officer or a fire fighter.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Kristen volunteered at various preschools.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2005
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies, General Education Units, CPR and First Aid Certified
  • Sonia Martinez

    Sonia Martinez, Assistant Director

    I love knowing that I'm providing a safe learning environment for children.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Sonia worked for Inland Regional Center on I.E.P's for two years. She also worked with R.U.S.D for two years in the Preschool Department as well as the Child Development Center for one year.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2006
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 Years
    Education:
    Gereral Education Units, Early Childhood Education Units, Crisis Intervention Prevention Certificate, First Aid & CPR Certified
  • Ms. Maria J.

    Ms. Maria J., Infant Classroom

    I enjoy assisting the children in their growth and development.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Maria volunteered at various preschools.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2001
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Education:
    General Education Units, Early Childhood Education Units, CPR and First Aid Certified
  • Ms. Norma

    Ms. Norma, Infant Classroom

    I love that the children never want me to leave the classroom. They always smile and run to me when they see me.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Norma worked at another preschool for seven years and a site supervisor for five years.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Chilhood Education, Site Supervisor Permit, Teaching Credentials, Speech Pathology Certificate, CPR and First Aid Certified
  • Ms. Katie

    Ms. Katie, Toddler Classroom

    I love working with the children and watching them meet their milestones. It's a joy to watch how they interact with each other and talk to each other in their own language.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Katie worked at a previous childcare facility for three years.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2010
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Units, CPR and First Aid Certified
  • Ms. Olga

    Ms. Olga, Toddler Classroom

    I enjoy teaching the children and watching how their personalities change and they evolve to become their own person.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Olga worked for five years as a preschool teacher in a Head Start program.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2010
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Units, CPR and First Aid Certifield, Associate's Degree in Liberal Studies
  • Ms. Maria C.

    Ms. Maria C., Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love to see how much the children learn while in my care and to watch them grow.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Maria worked for one year as a personal in-home care taker.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2000
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Units, CPR and First Aid Certifield, Pursuing Associate's Degree
  • Ms. Ivonne

    Ms. Ivonne, Preschool Classroom

    I love working with children because I know that I'm making a difference in their life.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Ivonne worked at a Child Development center for R.O.P students for one year and as an recreational aide with School Age students for two years.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2009
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education Units, CPR and First Aid Certified
  • Ms. Emma

    Ms. Emma, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love seeing the smile on the children's faces when they master a new letter or task.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Emma has two years experience in a preschool setting at Valley College prior to joining KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2007
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree, CPR and First Aid Certified
  • Ms. Lisa, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I enjoy being with my class, and having the honor to teach them to the best of my ability.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Lisa assisted at a another preschool center.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Associate Teaching Certificate, CPR and First Aid Certified
  • Ms. Suzie

    Ms. Suzie, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I'm very passionate about teaching because I go home everyday knowing that I taught a child something new.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Suzie worked for one year as an administrator and bookkeeper in a preschool setting.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2004
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Units, Teacher Assistant Certificate, CPR and First Aid Certified
  • Ms. Juanita

    Ms. Juanita, Kindergarten Classroom

    I love knowing that i giving the children the tools they need going into first grade and taking what they have learned to use for the rest of their education.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Juanita worked for two years as a preschool teacher.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2004
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Early Child Education Units, CPR and First Aid Certifield
  • Ms. Sally, Kindergarten Classroom

    I love that the children mention me to their parents and tell their parents just how nice i am. I also love when the parents thank me for being patient with their child.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Sally worked in a child care setting for five years.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education units, CPR and First Aid Certified
  • Ms. Sharon, Learning Adventures Classroom

    I love the opportunity that I have to assist the children in further learning how to read, write and build their social skills.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Sharon worked for two years as a Kindergarten teacher.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2009
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Education:
    General Education Units, Early Child Education Units, First Aid and CPR Certified
  • Ms. Rosie, 2nd Assistant Director

    I love knowing that I'm making a difference in a family's life each day.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Rosie worked in developing Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) with the Inland Regional Service Department since 2005 to present.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2007
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education Units, General Education units, CPR and First Aid Certified
  • Ms. Brittany

    Ms. Brittany, Catch the Wave Program

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Brittany volunteered for two years at a children's ministry.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Units, CPR and First Aid Certified, Pursuing Associate's Degree
  • Ms. Renee

    Ms. Renee, Catch the Wave Program

    I love to watch the children grow and see how much they have learned daily.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Renee tutored elementary students for two years.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2007
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Units, CPR and First Aid Certified, Pursuing Bachelor's Degree
  • Ms. Sarah

    Ms. Sarah, Catch the Wave Program

    I love seeing the consistent happy faces on the children while they are learning.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Sarah volunteered in the after school program at an elementary school for one year.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Classes, CPR and First Aid Certified
  • Ms. Sandra

    Ms. Sandra, Cook

    I love it when I open the classroom door the children run up to me and give me hugs.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Sandra volunteered for two years at another preschool.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
    Education:
    CPR and First Aid Certified

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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
  • Vietnamese

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

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

Our KinderCare has a key pad on the front door restricting anyone from just walking in. Once your child is enrolled you will be given a door code that would allow you to come in. Our playgrounds are fenced with a gated alarm. A health and safety coordinator is on site and does several inspections weekly.

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.

My daughter has been attending KinderCare for over a year now. She started out in the Infant classroom at just 12 weeks old. I was very hesitant in having her attend a daycare but my wife had to return to work. I have to say that I no longer hesitate to drop her off in the mornings. I know that she is safe and it doesn’t cross mind to think otherwise. I'm very happy with her stay at the KinderCare in Colton. She has learned so much from siting up, crawling, walking to now running, jumping, singing songs and painting. I have built a relationship with her teachers and directors. The directors are great and never once told me to stop calling every 10 minutes to check on my daughter. She loves her teachers and now that she in the Toddler program she walks in class every morning and waves goodbye to me. Thank you KinderCare for teaching my daughter everything she knows and keeping her safe.

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