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Hidden Valley KinderCare

Kari Sanders, Center Director

1655 Hidden Valley Pkwy Corona CA 92879
(951) 898-5677 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
Hidden Valley and Norco Hills Road Drive

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
McKinley, Norco, Corona Ranch, Promenade Both Bus Runs 8:00AM-9:00AM and 2:00PM-3:30PM

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Welcome

Welcome to Hidden Valley KinderCare! We thank you for stopping by to check out our center's website. Our center and staff have been providing a safe, fun learning environment to  local families since March 2001. We believe that early childhood education is the key to every child’s way to a bright future. Please feel free to contact us to schedule a personal tour to meet our teachers. Everyone here looks forward to meeting you and your family!

Kari Sanders, 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?

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Tuesday October 18, 2016
    1. Join Our Community Social

      Your entire family is welcome to join us October 18th for our community social. Come see how family-style dining is done at our center, mingle with other families, and, best of all, enjoy a healthy snack with your child!  

      You’ll better understand how we turn our meals into learning experiences and encourage the children to try new foods, practice table manners, use utensils, and simply enjoy a great meal and good company! See you there!

  2. 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.

Teachers & Staff

Thank you for your interest in KinderCare at Hidden Valley. We are a dedicated team of profesional Early Childhood educators who are passionate about quality early childhood education and development. Our staff longevity speaks to our teachers' commitment to our students. All of our staff are fully-qualified teachers, who have passed rigorous background checks prior to starting in our center; are CPR and First Aid certified; and attending continuing education conferences twice-a-year. We look forward to meeting you and your family.

  • Kari Sanders

    Kari Sanders, Center Director

    I truly believe that it is an honor to educate and care for young children! I look forward to every opportunity to make a difference in the life of children and their family!

    Kari Sanders has been in the field of Early Childhood Education for the past 18 years. Prior to becoming a Center Director in 2014, Kari was an Assistant Director for KinderCare. Kari also dedicated 6 years of her life to being a foster mother to severely medically fragile children. Kari is very involved in the community and has volunteered for the Anthony Bates Foundation and worked to promote Autism Awareness. Kari enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and being in nature.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to becoming a Center Director at KinderCare, Kari was a foster mother for medically fragile children, an Assistant Director and a teacher.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where The Wild Things Are and I Will Always Love You.
    Year Started:
    2/1/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 Years
    Education:
    Working towards Masters in Psychology
  • Cassandra Lazalde

    Cassandra Lazalde, Assistant Director

    Children will not remember you for the material things you provide but for the feeling that you cherished with them.

    Cassandra is a wife and mother who enjoys spending her free time with her family.

    Previous Experience:
    Before Cassandra joined us at KinderCare she was an Assistant Director for another childcare center. Cassandra was also a teacher for ages infant thru school age.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    Year Started:
    9/9/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    11
    Education:
    Early Childhood and Admin Units
  • Emily Busarsky

    Emily Busarsky, Assistant Director

    Promise me you'll always remember: you're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

    Emily is a wife and mother who enjoys teaching and making a difference in the lives of children.

    Previous Experience:
    Before Emily became an Assistant Director she was a teacher for KinderCare.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    On The Night You Were Born
    Year Started:
    8/16/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20
    Education:
    Bachlors of Science and Child Development
  • Laura

    Laura, Infant Classroom

    Dont sweat the small stuff, life is to short".

    Laura is a happily married mother and grandmother. Laura enjoys spending time with her family including her English Bulldog (Jethro Gibbs). Laura is also very proud to be a surrogate mother to her daughter that resides in Japan.  

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Monsters in The Closet
    Years in ECE industry:
    30
    Education:
    Associates in Behavioral Science
  • Christine

    Christine, Infant Classroom

    A person is a person no matter how small".

    Christine belongs to a bowling league and enjoys bowling in her free time.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    Years in ECE industry:
    17
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education
  • Terri

    Terri, Toddler Classroom

    It always seems imposible until its done

    When Terri is not enjoying her toddlers she loves just relaxing at home.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    David Smells
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education
  • Angelina

    Angelina, Toddler Classroom

    Live Life Love

    In Angeina's free time she enjoys going to the gym and being active outdoors.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where the Wild Things Are
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
  • Aisha

    Aisha, Toddlers

    Every child is special and has great talents, we just need to helpt them reach their full potential with proper guidance and opportunities. 

    Aisha is a wife and a mother who enjoys spending time with her family. 

    Favorite Children's Book:
    I Love You Forever
    Years in ECE industry:
    16
    Education:
    Masters of Science in Math and Associates in ECE
  • Anai

    Anai, Discovery Preschool

    A Teacher takes a hand, opens a mind and touches a heart".

    My name is Anai I am young at heart, i hve a passion teaching young children on expanding their minds. I come from a big family that is why family is very important to me. On my free time i enjoy spending time with my nices and nephews.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    ECE Units
  • Lidia

    Lidia, Discovery Preschool

    We have a lifetime for reading and writing, but only a few years to play like a child".

    Lidia has lived in the Corona area for the past 20 years. She is a proud mother of two children. In her spare time lidia enjoys baking and crafts.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    James and the Giant Peach
    Years in ECE industry:
    6
    Education:
    Associates in Science

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

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

Our organized and well-maintained child care program keeps our children and staff comfortable, healthy and safe. This includes, but is not limited to: supervision of children, staff trainings, nutrition, hygiene and emergency procedures. Our center also contains a pin pad where parents enter a door code in order to get into our school. We also have an on-site Health and Safety Coordinator who is fully trained to all current KinderCare Health and Safety guidelines, which meet and exceed all Community Care (Licensing) guidelines and whose goal is to help prevent illness and injury for the children and staff. Our coordinator attends Health and Safety Trainings and coordinates on-site trainings for our staff. Our staff is certified in Pediatric First Aid, Pediatric CPR and Preventive Health Practices.

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