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Francisco Drive KinderCare

Anna Look, Center Director

2220 Francisco Dr. El Dorado Hills CA 95762
(916) 941-0358 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 6 YEAR-OLDS

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Special Instructions:
"Corner of Francisco and Green Valley" next door to the Fire Department

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Kindergarten Only, Lake Forest, Lake View, Jackson, Silva Valley, Oak Meadow

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Welcome to El Dorado Hills KinderCare. Our center is an amazing place for children and their families. Every day is spent playing, exploring and learning. We are proud of our structured curriculum that promotes whole child development. From the early stages of infancy to the beginning readers in Transitional Kindergarten, every day is filled with learning, making new friends and having fun. Our goal is to provide your child with a love for learning and your family with a piece of mind that they are in a safe and nurturing environment. Please take a moment to give me a call or stop by, I would love to show you all our center has to offer.

Anna Look, Center Director

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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.

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


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.


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.


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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Thursday November 24, 2016
    1. Thanksgiving Break - Center Closed

      Our center is closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after.

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

Teachers & Staff

Our staff of highly trained teachers have a passion for educating. They work each day to provide a joyful, warm and safe environment, and are eager to understand your needs and to provide the best service possible to your unique family. It is our promise that you will share in all of the joy of your child's experiences each day through regular communication with their teachers. Whether a formal parent teacher conference or a simple note home, we believe communication is of the highest priority.

  • Anna Look

    Anna Look, Center Director

    Each day I strive to make my center the most nurturing and educational place for your child.

    Anna has been with the company for thirteen years. She has years of experience in the early childhood development field – it is truly her passion. She is dedicated to ensuring the best possible care for your child. Her experiences during her career have furthered her goal in enriching the lives of children through rich and developmentally appropriate curriculum, positive guidance and support, and allowing children to learn, grow, and discover the world around them.

    Year Started:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 years
    BS Social Work, Early Childhood Education
  • Michelle McKinzie

    Michelle McKinzie, Assistant Director

    Teaching is fun and enriching. Each day the children teach me something new.

    Ms. Michelle went to school at American River College in Sacramento and Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, CA. She helped open a preschool in Sonora, CA and worked with the elementary schools in Martinez. Ms. Michelle loves working in the Preschool Class and hearing all the children's stories. She loves implementing art projects that incorporate motor skills and writing letters and numbers. She is passionate about watching the children grow and learn so they are ready to move on to the Prekindergarten Classroom.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Michelle worked at the Rancho Cordova KinderCare before joining us here at the El Dorado Hills center.
    Year Started:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Early Childhood Education Certificate
  • Ms. Tommie

    Ms. Tommie, Transitional Kindergarten/Program Specialist

    I Believe that each child deserves a champion adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.

    After working as a kindergarten and first grade teacher in the public school system, Ms. Tommie decided to start a career as a preschool teacher. Running the Transitional Kindergarten program is a real passion for Ms. Tommie. She constantly strives to teach towards the state standards and to each child's learning style and ability. She has designed her program to ensure that each child that leaves her care is fully prepared to perform to their fullest potential in the future.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Tommie has worked as a Kindergarten teacher before coming to us here at KinderCare. She has held various positions with us however she is happiest working in Jr Kindergarten.
    Year Started:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 years
    Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with a Multicultural Emphasis, Sacramento State
  • Ms. Jamie

    Ms. Jamie, Infants

    Every day I spend my time nurturing and developing young minds. I am so lucky to get to do what I love and what I am truly passionate about!

    Ms. Jamie has been a lead teacher for our Discovery Preschool, Preschool, and Prekindergarten classrooms, and is currently working as a lead teacher in our Infant Classroom. She enjoys working with children and helping them reach their developmental milestones.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jamie has worked in several different teaching positions during her tenure with our center.
    Year Started:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Frishta

    Ms. Frishta, Toddlers

    A teacher takes a hand open a mind and touches a heart.

    Ms. Frishta loves being in the toddler room. The children rely on her to care for them. She really enjoys working with toddlers. They are always so happy to see her in the morning, which makes her so happy. Ms. Frishta loves reading stories, and doing art with the kids.

    Previous Experience:
    Frishta previously worked as a child care provider at Kids Camp.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Brown Bear, Brown Bear
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Certificate in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Shanae

    Ms. Shanae, Discovery Preschool

    It takes a big heart to help shape little hands.

    Shanae has been working with children for several years. She worked with children in a private care home for the last 8 years. Before joining the KinderCare team, Shanae worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant, where she realized that working with children is her true calling.

    Previous Experience:
    Worked in a private care home
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    AA in Early Childhood Education
  • Miss Kelsey

    Miss Kelsey, Preschool

    The great end to education is not knowledge, but action.

    Kelsey has been working with children for over 10 years. She completed her certificate in Early Childhood Education from Cerro Coso Community College. Kelsey loves reading stories, singing songs, and listening to all the kids' stories. She finds it very rewarding to see the children learning what she's teaching them! In her free time, Kelsey likes to do outdoor activities with her son.

    Previous Experience:
    Before coming to KinderCare, Kelsey worked as a nanny.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The book with no pictures
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Certificate in early childhood education
  • Ms. Veronica

    Ms. Veronica, Pre-Kindergarten

    Veronica is very passionate about children. She previously worked in the Discovery Preschool class, and is currently our Pre-kindergarten teacher. She loves teaching the children how to write their names, and loves seeing them progess with their reading and writing. She has lived in Folsom for over 20 years. Veronica enjoys running marathons in her spare time.

    Previous Experience:
    Veronica has worked for the Folsom/Cordova School District, as well as Brighton Preschools before joining us at KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    AA degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Julie

    Ms. Julie, Learning Adventures

    If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn." -Ignacio Estrada

    Ms. Julie thoroughly enjoys working with children by teaching them new things and learning from them as well. Ms. Julie is our Learning Adventures teacher, and absolutely loves what she does.  

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Julie has previously worked as a teacher with various age groups. She has also worked as an Assistant Director and Director.
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:

October 2016 Events

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  1. Monday October 10, 2016
    1. Professional Development Day - Center Closed

      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.

  2. 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!

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
  • Tagalog, Farsi, Urdu

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 among our top priorities. We keep a secure environment through a coded front entry, alarms on every gate exiting the property as well as adhering t a very strict pick up policy. The health of every child in our care is top of mind each and every day. Our Health and Safety Coordinator works each day to ensure we provide a clean and sanitized environment for children of all ages.

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.

I wanted to take a minute to show some thanks to the wonderful ladies at Kinder Care. Ms. Cindy, Ms. Tommy, Ms. Courtney!… They are Most of all: Ms. Veronica has truly helped me through more than a few rough mornings! She manages to help redirect Cody’s attention away from mommy’s departure. She usually pops right up if she sees any kind of resistance and always willing to cuddle Cody and help me get on to work, even if he is crying and having a hard time. I think Cody has a special bond with his first teacher from Kinder Care. Ms. Veronica is a sweet heart, please let her know how much she is appreciated!!!! *And just the other morning Ms. Ramie, with her oatmeal in one hand and coffee in the other, stopped to help me with a very tired, sad little Cody! They say it is ‘their job’, but They really make a difference! Thanks for you!

- parent

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