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Highgrove KinderCare

Staci Cook-Hebert, Center Director

1080 Highgrove St. Corona CA 92882
(951) 371-9346 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS
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Special Instructions:
At the corner of Highgrove & Lincoln, just past Ontario

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Foot hill, Ben Franklin, Eisenhower (Vicentia and Garretson if enough interest)

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Welcome

Welcome to Highgrove KinderCare. Our experts designed our classrooms — and 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.

You’ll also 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.

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!

Staci Cook-Hebert, 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.

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.

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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

  • Staci Cook-Hebert

    Staci Cook-Hebert, Center Director

    You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.

    Staci has worked for KinderCare for over 11 years. She loves working with the teachers, children and parents. Together with her staff they have created a very welcoming & warm environment for everyone. Staci loves watching the children learn and grow each day and being part of it. She knows that she is in the right place.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to becoming the Center Director Staci worked as a Prekindergarten teacher, School Age teacher, Kindergarten teacher and Assistant Director.
    Year Started:
    8/1/2002
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
    Education:
    Associate's of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development Associate Credential
  • Sara Espinosa-Arroyo

    Sara Espinosa-Arroyo, Assistant Director

    Treat others the way you would like to be treated.

    Sara has worked for KinderCare for over 14 happy years. She started off as a floating teacher, then had a chance to teach in every other class. Sara enjoys every single moment as the Assistant Director. She has always known that Early Childhood Education is her passion and she loves working with people directly. Sara's position is a perfect mix of her love for children and the ability to help out parents. She gets to enjoy a little bit of everything. Together with her team, the parents and the children are one big happy family!

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to becoming the Assistant Director, Sara worked as a Discovery Preschool, Preschool, Prekindergarten and School Age teacher.
    Year Started:
    12/18/2000
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 Years
  • Amy Potts

    Amy Potts, 3rd Level

    A person's a person, no matter how small." -Dr. Seuss

    Ms. Amy joined KinderCare as an Assistant Director in 2004.  She is currently a great support to Ms.Staci and Ms. Sara in helping to manage the front office.

    Year Started:
    9/8/2003
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 Years
  • Ms. Elvia

    Ms. Elvia, Infant Classroom

    Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them." - Lady Bird Johnson

    Ms. Elvia has worked in the child care field since 2002.  She joined KinderCare as an Infant teacher in December 2003.  Elvia has worked with many age groups but loves the innocence of the Infants. She looks forward to seeing the children each day and likes knowing that she makes a difference in their lives.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to working at KinderCare, Ms. Elvia worked at an in-home day care.
    Year Started:
    12/1/2003
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
    Education:
    18 Early Childhood Education Units
  • Ms. Ryan

    Ms. Ryan, Infant Room

    Children are like wet cement, whatever falls on them makes an impression." -Haim Ginott, child psychologist

    Ms. Ryan has worked with children most of her life.  She joined KinderCare in July 2015.  She has a passion for working with young children and looks forward to making a difference in young childrens lives. She loves to be a part of their learning process.

    Year Started:
    7/13/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    18 Early Childhood Education Units
  • Ms. Lupita

    Ms. Lupita, Infant & Toddler Classrooms

    Children are great imitators. So give them something great to imitate." -Anonymous

    Ms. Lupita earned her Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Child Development and Family Studies from California State University Long Beach. All it took was one class in child development to discover her passion for working with children. She did her internship/field work at KinderCare and fell in love with it. Two years later Ms. Lupita joined our team! She loves working with both Infants and Toddlers.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining our team Ms. Lupita did her internship at KinderCare and her field work at Cal State University Long Beach with Preschool children.
    Year Started:
    5/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Child Development and Family Studies
  • Ms. Carolyn

    Ms. Carolyn, Toddler Classroom

    Children make your life important." -Erma Bombeck, American Humorist

    Ms. Carolyn has been working in the child care field since 1995.  She joined KinderCare as a Toddler teacher in December 2011.  She loves watching the children grow through learning and fun. Watching them  achieve milestones is the best part of teaching.

    Year Started:
    12/12/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 years
    Education:
    23 Early Childhood Education Units
  • Ms. Micah

    Ms. Micah, Toddler Classroom

    I love getting to know all the children and their individual personalities.

    Ms. Micah has been working in the child care field since 2006.  She has worked with all age groups but is currently a teacher in our Toddler room, which is where her true passion is.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
  • Ms. Ruby

    Ms. Ruby, Discovery Prechool

    A person is a person no matter how small." - Dr. Seuss

    Ms. Ruby has been in the child care field since 2006.  She joined KinderCare in August 2008.  Ruby has worked with many age groups but her passion in teaching is with the two year olds. She enjoys watching them learn and develop.

    Year Started:
    8/11/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 years
    Education:
    24 Early Child Care Units
  • Ms. Melissa

    Ms. Melissa, Preschool Classroom

    It's always been my passion to work with children and watch them grow.

    Ms. Melissa is a graduate from California State University Fullerton.  She has studied to become an elementary school teacher but fell in love with teaching early education. She enjoys watching their little faces when they've learned something new.

    Year Started:
    7/13/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
    Education:
    Bachelors Degree
  • Ms. Marina

    Ms. Marina, Transtional Kindergarten

    Today is a great day to learn something new." -unknown

    Ms. Marina joined KinderCare in September 2008.  She has always had a passion for working with young children. She has worked with all age groups, from infants to school agers. She has recently taken on the challenge of our Kindergarten/Transitional kindergarten program and loves it!

    Year Started:
    9/8/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
    Education:
    12 Early Childhood Education Units
  • Ms. Shannon, Learning Adventures

    Children are our most valuable resource." -Herbert Hoover, 31st president of the United Sates

    Ms. Shannon has worked in the child care field for 12 years.  She joined KinderCare as an Infant Teacher and is currently our Learning Adventures Teacher.  She loves coming to work each day to teach her music and phonics classes.

    Year Started:
    4/6/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 years
    Education:
    Associates Degree
  • Ms. Susie

    Ms. Susie, Support Staff

    You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance." -Franklin P. Jones, American humorist

    Ms. Susie joined KinderCare May of 2015. She does not have a class of her own but she has been great support in all our classrooms.

    Year Started:
    5/13/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year

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.

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

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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