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Dublin KinderCare

Kristin Dee, Center Director

11925 Amador Valley Court Dublin CA 94568
(925) 875-0400 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
At the corner of San Ramon Rd. & Amador Valley Rd. Behind the new Armstrong Garden Centers

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Frederickson, Dublin and Lydickson Elementary Schools.

Our curriculum is based on the belief that children learn best by doing and playing. it’s a hands on approach that has set us apart from other early childhood learning providers. Here the curriculum grows with your child.

Welcome

Welcome to Dublin KinderCare. Its our business and our passion to know your child's needs at all stages, from infant to school age. We believe each child has unique talents and interests. We are here to answer any questions, discuss concerns, and help you with your child's educational and developmental needs at any time.

Kristin Dee, Center Director

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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.

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.

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.

Dance

Teachers & Staff

Every one of our teachers goes through the same rigorous hiring process to ensure their dedication and passion and their ability to meet the developmental and emotional needs of your child. We confirm professional references and conduct national criminal background screenings. Each member of our staff meets or exceeds the qualification requirements set by state law. Staff also complete a full orientation and complete a comprehensive training program.

  • Kristin Dee

    Kristin Dee, Center Director

    Each day is an opportunity to make a difference in a child's life. To see them grow, learn and use their imagination. To know that each day I help make a difference in their lives and future.

    Kristin Dee has been in the field since 2006, she has two children and a wonderful husband whom she has been married to for eight years this June. She started with KinderCare in 2008. She has experience as a Teacher, Program Specialist, Office Manager, and Assistant Director.  She is very passionate about the well being and education of the children and enjoys the opportunity to support all the wonderful parents, children, and teachers.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Kristin worked as a Teacher, Office Manager, Program Specialist, and Assistant Director.
    Year Started:
    3/17/2008
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Education:
    A.A. in Psychology & B. A. Child Development
  • Ms. Amanda

    Ms. Amanda, Infant and Toddler Classrooms

    Being with the children brings out the inner child and brings me joy, when I see their laughter each and every day. I also love teaching them life skills while watching them grow.

    Ms. Amanda has been working at KinderCare for a year. She first found her passion working with children when she taught ice skating lessons to toddlers at the near by ice rink. She enjoys doing art and crafts with the kids and making them laugh and play.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Amanda has experience in the ROP program, and after-school care.
    Year Started:
    3/1/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
    Education:
    Associate of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts, Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology.
  • Ms. Adelina

    Ms. Adelina, Infant Classroom

    I enjoy watching children grow and become individual people with unique personalities.

    Ms. Adelina has worked with Infants and Toddlers for most of her career. Prior to joining the KinderCare family, she also ran her own family operated child care business for three years. Ms. Adeline worked as a nanny for one year. She is now working with as teacher in our Infant Classroom.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Adelina brings four years of experience as an Infant teacher to the KinderCare family.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
    Education:
    21 Units in Early Childhood Education Coursework
  • Ms. Catalina

    Ms. Catalina, Infant Classroom

    I am passionate about helping the babies through each milestone. It pleases me when they accomplish each milestone.

    Over her many years of working with children Ms. Catalina had the pleasure of watching many families come through her classroom. One of her favorite parts is seeing all of the generations of children come through KinderCare, from being an infant in her care to graduating from the center.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Catalina ran her own in-home child care center.
    Year Started:
    3/1/2007
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
  • Ms. Kim

    Ms. Kim, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Kim worked with children in Germany at a military child care center for three years before joining our KinderCare team. She is a lead Infant teacher at our Dublin KinderCare. Ms. Kim obtained her Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential from Ashford University. Her experience and knowledge is welcomed and appreciated by all her peers.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Kim has taught in Germany, North Carolina and Arizona.
    Year Started:
    5/1/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Development
  • Ms. Sara S.

    Ms. Sara S., Infant Classroom

    I believe you can not spoil children, you can only spoil food.

    Ms. Sara feels that she has been part of the Early Childhood Education field all of her life and she shows it in her work. As a child she was always in child care while her parents were at work. This is one of the reasons she feels so passionate about the best care possible to all children while their parents are working.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Sara has previous experience working with Infants, School Age and Two-year-old children.
    Year Started:
    9/23/2009
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Associate's of Arts and Bachelor's of Arts Degrees in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Ethal

    Ms. Ethal, Office Manager and Toddler Teacher

    I love working with the children and watching their progress and enjoy helping our parents.

    Ms. Ethel has been with us at Dublin KinderCare for six years. As the Office Manager, she has many responsibilities, from working with the parents and helping with other administrative functions of the center. She is currently still going to school. Ms. Ethel enjoys her time spent with our toddlers they are always learning new things and make her happy.

    Year Started:
    6/1/2006
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 years
    Education:
    Currently pursuing degree
  • Ms. Heather

    Ms. Heather, Toddler Classroom

    I enjoy coming to school everyday and seeing the children smiles. It's very rewarding watching the children grow and learn.

    Ms. Heather has been working in our toddler room for seven years, which is her favorite age group. She is very creative working with the children's hands and feet to create an art project.

    Year Started:
    5/1/2006
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Development Credits
  • Ms. Iris

    Ms. Iris, Toddler Classroom

    I love helping kids learn new things every day and seeing them smile and having fun.

    Ms. Iris has been working at KinderCare for a almost a year, and she is doing what she enjoys doing the most. She is great with the children; singing, dancing, and bringing creativity to the classroom.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Iris has experience with other preschools.
    Year Started:
    8/1/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education Credits
  • Ms. Brittney

    Ms. Brittney, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love working with the Two year olds and seeing all the growth and development that takes place during their time in her care. Seeing their smiles every day warms my heart.

    Ms. Brittney has been at the Dublin KinderCare for three years, this July will be four years. She is very enthusiastic about her program. Her classroom has won best classroom two years in a row. Ms. Brittney presents the curriculum to the children in a way that enriches all aspects of their development through art projects, music and movements.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Brittney had Montessori training and worked as a dance instructor.
    Year Started:
    7/12/2009
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 years
    Education:
    Associate of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Development
  • Ms. Ingrid

    Ms. Ingrid, Preschool Classroom

    I love working with children because they spread happiness everywhere they go.

    Ms. Ingrid has worked for KinderCare for seven years. She continues to take classes to learn more about Early Childhood Education, and is currently working toward her Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. 

    Year Started:
    1/1/2007
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Coursework toward her Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential
  • Ms. Marynel

    Ms. Marynel, Preschool Classroom

    I love to teach and watch children learn and grow and see them smile.

    Ms. Marynel enjoys watching the children accomplish new tasks and learn new things. She feels children are amazing when learning something new. She knows all children are different and is able to teach them at different levels in their development.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Marynel worked as a medical assistant.
    Year Started:
    4/1/2010
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Namita

    Ms. Namita, Preschool Classroom

    Children's smiles and hugs inspire me to come to work everyday and I love to watch them grow and experience new discoveries.

    Ms. Namita is fluent in Hindi, Oriya, as well as English. Before moving to California and working for KinderCare, Ms. Namita taught Kindergarten in India for four years.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Namita worked as a Kindergarten teacher in India prior to joining the KinderCare family.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2007
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology
  • Ms. Sirah

    Ms. Sirah, Preschool Classroom

    I love watching children experience new things and the excitement it brings them.

    Ms. Sirah joined Dublin KinderCare in 2013. She has been in the field of Early Childhood Education for eight years, working with the two to four year old children, but her passion is working with Preschool age children.  

    Year Started:
    1/1/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Development Certificate
  • Ms. Stephanie

    Ms. Stephanie, Preschool Classroom

    I enjoy inter acting with the children and watching them learn and grow everyday.

    Ms. Stephanie has been working at KinderCare for two years. She loves what she does and believes each child has unique talents and interest. She encourges children to become happy, confident, and self-aware of themselves.

    Previous Experience:
    Babysitting
    Year Started:
    1/1/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education Credits
  • Ms. Tiffany

    Ms. Tiffany, Preschool Classroom

    I am passionate about teaching children and giving them knowledge. I enjoy working with the children.

    Ms. Tiffany has been working with children for 10 years and is very passionate about teaching. She has been with KinderCare for five years and loves working here.

    Year Started:
    4/1/2008
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Education:
    Associate of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education, Teacher Certificate
  • Ms. Celeste

    Ms. Celeste, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love being a positive influence in a child's life and what the children teacher. The children bring such joy into my life.

    Ms. Celeste has been working at KinderCare since since 2006. She has worked with all age groups but has found her passion to be with the Prekindergarten children. She really enjoys watching the children learn and grow everyday and being apart of that development. Ms. Celeste takes pride in making a difference in each child's day and looks forward to each and everyday with he students.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2006
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 years
  • Ms. Charlotte

    Ms. Charlotte, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love how children grow and their passion to learn.

    Ms. Charlotte has worked at KinderCare since 2006. She started working at our Pleasanton location and transferred here to Dublin. She is our Health and Safety Coordinator. She works on our Prekindergarten curriculum to make sure our children are ready for Kindergarten.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Charlotte worked as an office assistant.
    Year Started:
    3/1/2006
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 Years
    Education:
    Degree in Early Childhood Development
  • Ms. Josephine

    Ms. Josephine, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love to nurture each child's life and see how I influence their development.

    Ms. Josephine has worked with KinderCare for the last ten years. She works with the Prekindergarten children to get them ready for Kindergarten. Ms. Josephine enjoys watching the children learn new skills every day.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare ms. Josephine worked as an English as a Second Language Coordinator and owned a family day care.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2003
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Master's of Arts Degree in Teaching TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages)
  • Ms. Ramla

    Ms. Ramla, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love making a difference in a child's life everyday and being a great role model for them.

    Ramla is passionate about working with the children and enjoys teaching and watching them learn. She has been working with children since 2001.

    Year Started:
    10/21/2008
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
  • Ms. Surinder

    Ms. Surinder, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love to inspire, teach and watch children grow everyday!

    Since Ms. Surinder has been with KinderCare she has worked in all of our classrooms. She graduated from Punjab University and Kurukshetra University of India where she received her two degrees.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Surinder has experience working with children as young as six weeks to twelve-years-old.
    Year Started:
    10/16/2013
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Arts and Bachelor's of Education Degrees, 12 units in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Lauren

    Ms. Lauren, School Age Classroom

    I love working with children and sharing my creative side and watching them grow.

    Ms. Lauren has worked as a special needs aide for two years at Granada High School. She loves seeing the excitement on the children's faces every time a new discovery is made. Ms. Lauren loves guiding them along the path of early literacy, science, and math. 

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Lauren brings six years of experience working with children and two years of special needs experience to the KinderCare family.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Coursework toward Visual Communications/Graphics Design Degree
  • Ms. Sara W.

    Ms. Sara W., Learning Adventures Classroom

    Working with the students, helping the students learn and seeing the students find success is what brings me to work each day.

    Ms. Sara has attended college at California State Hayward for four years. She taught for four years in the public schools. She also tutored students in the beginning reading, elementary math and writing skills at Sylvan Learning Center. She also worked with special needs students. She has worked at KinderCare as a Prekindergarten teacher and Phonics teacher. Ms. Sara currently teaches Phonics in our Learning Adventures Program.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Sara has four years experience as an elementary school teacher.
    Year Started:
    9/21/2009
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies - Early Childhood Education
  • Mr. Rogelio

    Mr. Rogelio, Cook

    Cooking plus children equals a recipe I love!

    Mr. Rogelio has been a member of the Dublin Kindercare staff for almost 6 years. He has an Associate of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts. He loves what he does everyday, cooking for the children in the center. He takes joy in seeing the kid's faces when they get ready to eat their favorite lunches and snacks.

    Previous Experience:
    Mr. Rogelio spent six years in the restaurant field.
    Year Started:
    3/5/2007
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
    Education:
    Associate of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts

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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

  • American Sign Language
  • Arabic
  • Mandarin
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese, Farsi, Korean, Portugese, Chinese

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

 
New Year's Day
Memorial Day
4th of July
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Day After Thanksgiving
Christmas Day
Presidents Day - Professional Development Day
Columbus Day - Professional Development Day

Health and Safety

Keeping your child safe and secure is our first priority.Our school has a keypad entry for parents to enter into the classrooms. All children must be signed in and out on our paper based roster on a daily basis. We have fenced in playground with alarms. Our entire staff is CPR and First Aid certified.

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.

Thank you so much for your hospitality and care of by two boys. They thoroughly enjoy your school and are making lasting memories and experiences.

- Mother

Thank you are two words that don't describe just how grateful we are that Emiliano was a part of your center, love, and family. You've done so much for him and our family and we are so grateful! Your  team is amazing and that is because of the great leader they have. Thank you for all of it!

- Mother

We just wanted to give our most heartfelt gratitude for the important lessons and special memories that our son, Tristan has gained in the four years he has been at your center. Tristan wouldn't be evolving into the bright, kind-hearted gentleman he is without your loving assistance. Our most sincere thanks to each one of your teachers for making a lasting imprint on Tristan's heart forever!

- Mother

Thank you so very much for your wonderful care of Josey.  She really enjoys her teachers and all her friends she has made at KinderCare.

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