Julie Farlow, Center Director
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Here at Bruceville KinderCare every day is full of meaningful learning and exciting activities. Children delight in purposeful projects while developing social skills and learning through play. Our children, parents, and teachers agree that this is a wonderful place to be! Our teachers and staff work hard to ensure a positive and interactive learning environment everyday. We have extensive health and safety procedures and policies to ensure the well being of the children at all times. This truly is a family environment with everyone invested in our children's future. We have an open-door policy and encourage open communication daily through informal meetings, personal notes to families, and parent-teacher conferences through out the year. Our number-one priority is the safety and education of the children that our parents trust us with everyday.
Julie Farlow, Center Director
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It takes a big heart to shape little minds.
Ms. Stephanie has worked for KinderCare as the Toddler teacher since August 2015. She loves watching the children grow and learn. She has had an interest in working with children since she was little. This was sparked when she became a big sister at the age of 12. Before starting at KinderCare, Ms Stephanie spent her time as a nanny on the weekends, as well as babysitting during her free time. She loves to sing and read to the children, as well as watching them discover and learn new things every day. The hugs, smiles, and love the children give only makes her love for her job grow stronger.
I am passionate about letting children express themselves creatively, emotionally, and physically through various modalities that we offer. I love seeing their self esteem and self confidence rise from this ability!
Julie came to us from our Laguna West KinderCare where she was the Assistant Director for over five years. She possesses a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies and a Minor in Sports Management. In her post graduate years, Julie had the opportunity to coach a competitive girl's volleyball team, as well as manage several sports facilities. Julie quickly learned that she has a genuine love and gift to work and mentor young people which brought her to our KinderCare family. She has been with the company since 2006, when she began as our Learning Adventures and Prekindergarten teacher in the Folsom center. As of today, we can all say that her dedication to children and education has paid off, because now Julie is a great mother to her daughter and a great asset to our center!
I love what I do and I do what I love every day!
Sue joined KinderCare in 1989 and is an important part of our KinderCare family! Sue is constantly making sure all the children in the building are well cared for and loved while nurturing their creativity. As a tenured employee with KinderCare, Sue is committed to providing an outstanding experience to all the children she gets to educate and nurture everyday.
When you work with children, every day is a new day, filled with new experiences.
Ms. Amber loves to work with the babies because of how fast they learn and grow emotionally and physically in their first year of life. It is such a joy to see the changes. Watching them develop into little people with their own little personalities makes this such a rewarding job for her.
Make a difference in a child's life today - they are our future!
Ms. Wendy started at KinderCare in January of 2006 in the Infant room. She enjoys the many milestones of the infants' development and partnering with their parents to create an individualized care plan for every child. In 2012 she won the highly coveted Educator of the Year Award. We are very proud of Ms. Wendy and her accomplishments. We are very lucky to have her on our team!
It takes a big heart to help shape little minds.
Ms. Mary has worked for KinderCare since August 2015. She started in the Preschool classroom before moving on to the Toddlers classroom. In the past, she has worked with two-year-olds and four-year-olds. Ms. Mary loves working with children while watching them learn and grow.
Ms. Alexis was born and raised in Lodi, CA. She loves working with children and is passionate about what she does. She has attended various training on types of special needs, including a specialized program in autism. Ms. Alexis feels every child deserves the best quality of care and she enjoys furthering her education and training to make sure she can accomplish that to the best of her ability.
Ms. Rachel has been with KinderCare since October of 2012. She has been working in the education field for nine years now. Ms. Rachel started off at UC Davis taking medical classes, but decided it was not for her since children were her passion. She then went on to pursue her passion by taking classes allowing her to work with children. Ms. Rachel now works in the Preschool classroom and loves every minute of it!
Teach each child as a unique individual.
Ms. Phyllis is a dynamic teacher with over eighteen years experience. She has taught in the Prekindergarten program here at Bruceville for three years. Ms. Phyllis has a talent for relationship-building both with her children and their parents. Her classroom reflects her knowledge and dedication to her students. Ms. Phyllis excels at engaging the children in discussion at morning circle and strives to support every child as an individual.
Working with children has been an aspiration of Ms. Liz's since she was very young. At five years old, after having a wonderful kindergarten experience, she decided she wanted to be a teacher. Since then, Ms. Liz has aspired to be a teacher. During college, she was given the opportunity to work with Head Start, and that only affirmed that she wanted to work with children. Ms. Liz worked with them for four years as she worked on her Bachlor of Arts degree in Child Development. In 2014, she started working at KinderCare and it has been an amazing experience being able to watch children grow and learn knowing that she is able to be a part of that process.
Ms. Melissa became an aunt at 10 years old. Ever since then, she has loved taking care of her niece and knew she wanted to be a mom. She has three children of her own and loves every minute of it. Becoming a mom was the best thing in Ms. Melissa's life.
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.
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.
We observe the following holidays:
Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.
The health and safety of all the children is our top priority that we take extremely serious. We know that families trust us with their children everyday and we feel privileged to have been given that trust. A member of management is always present in the building and all staff and management are CPR and First aid certified. All of the staff responsible for transporting children in our KinderCare vans are also CPR and First Aid certified. Our health and safety coordinator does monthly fire and disaster drills as well as other health and safety training with children and staff. Our front door is protected by a key pad and all gates as well as fences are locked and protected by alarm. We follow strict cleaning standards to proactively limit illnesses throughout the building.
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 though the various training opportunities in the community.
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