Angie Chavez, Center Director
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Welcome to the Elk Grove KinderCare. This is an amazing place where each day is spent playing, exploring and learning! We understand that choosing a place to educate and take care of your child is one of the most important decisions that you will ever make, and we are honored that you and your family have trusted us to be a part of your extended family. We have a team of dedicated teachers whose passion is to provide the very best care and education possible. By our learn-through-play approach, we focus on whole-child development through their emotional, social, cognitive and physical development. From literacy development through a print-rich environment to social skills built in dramatic play, at KinderCare everything we do is designed for learning.
Angie Chavez, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Our center is closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after.
Our staff of highly trained teachers have a passion for educating. They work each day to provide a joyful, warm and safe environment. Our teachers 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 it's a formal parent teacher conference or a simple note home, we believe communication is of the highest priority.
Be the change you wish to see in the world.
Angie Chavez began her career with children by volunteering at the Children and Family Institute and at the UC Davis Cancer Center. In January of 2004, Angie began her incredible adventure with KinderCare. Since then she has been a teacher for all ages, a Learning Adventure’s teacher, an assistant director and now has taken on the amazing role of being our center director! While working, Angie attended Sierra Community College and earned her Associates degree. After earning her associates degree, Angie then graduated in 2010 from California State University, Sacramento with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Development. She has an incredible fiancé, loving family, and friends she would not change for the world. Everyday she strives to bring joy, fun and excitement to each of the children, families and her staff. Her staff creates a warm, nurturing and safe environment for you and your children. She cannot wait to meet you all!
My favorite thing about working with children is that while you are teaching them, they are helping you learn so much in return.
Ms. Casey was born in California but raised in Missouri. She earned her bachelor's degree in Child and Family Development from Missouri State University. Before beginning her career with KinderCare, she was employed as a Residential Counselor at the Sacramento Children's Receiving Home. She is very passionate about working with children and has extensive crisis management training.
The moment when I see that I have a positive influence in a child's life is the best reward. It is a pleasure for me to be a part of KinderCare.
Ms. Ariana began working for KinderCare in January 2013. She attended Cosumnes River College where she graduated with her Associate of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education. In the classroom, Ms. Ariana loves to dance and sing with the children in Spanish. She enjoys working with the children and helping them reach their developmental milestones.
I like helping the children develop their personal abilities and I enjoy watching them grow.
Before joining the staff at KinderCare, Ms. Lupe attended San Jose City College where she studied Child Development. She later moved to the Sacramento area and has now been with KinderCare for the past six years. Ms. Lupe has a vast amount of experience working with infants and toddlers and she enjoys singing and reading to them in Spanish. Ms. Lupe takes pride in caring for the Infants as if they were her own.
I cherish every moment with the children.
Ms. Luisa joined KinderCare in February 2007. She began working as a lead two's teacher and later moved to the infants and toddlers classrooms. Ms. Luisa currently transports the school age children to and from school in addition to working in the infant room. She truly enjoys her job working with child of various ages throughout the day. In her spare time she enjoys going on vacation and spending time with her three children.
Ms Rache'l grew up in San Francisco and moved to the Sacramento area when she started high school. She attended Sacramento City College and recieved an AA in Early Childhood Education and transferred to Sacramento State where she recieved her BA in Child Development. She started working at the KinderCare in Vacaville in the Discovery Preschool room. She transferred to the Elk Grove KinderCare in November of 2014. This is her favorite age group to work with because they are so independent and love learning new things!
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift that's why we call it the present.
Ms. Brenda started in the child care field in 1981, right out of high school. She still very much enjoy the path she chose. She loves all the different faces she see everyday, they are all so unique in their own magical way! In all of her years of teaching, she has seen so many children grow into independent adults and parents who acheive their goals in life. It is so rewarding!
Don't cry becase it is over; smile beacuse it happened.
Ms. Linda is very grateful to work with children. They have taught her many things and how to be a better person. Ms. Linda's experience has taught her a lot in this field. Being able to change a child's life by teaching is the best reward she could ever receive.
A mind is a terrible place to waste.
Working with children at such a young age brings Ms. Stephanie patience, joy and excitment!
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputaion is merely what others think you are.
Mr. Talent Le is our Jr Schoolage teacher; he graduated from CSU Sacramento with a degree in Recreation Administration. Mr. Talent began working at KinderCare the summer of 2014 as a Summer Camp Counselor and joined the team late September of 2014. He currently have a second job working with Special Needs at City of Sacramento Access Leisure. He enjoys working with kids and people in general, because being around them puts a smile on his face.
Teachers who love teaching, teach children to love learning.
Ms. Sami was raised in Elk Grove, California and is currently a student at Consumes River College working towards her Bachelors Degree in Speech Pathology. She was previously a site teacher at Champions Extended Learning Center before beginning her career as our amazing School Age teacher.
Children are not a distraction from more important work, they are the most important work.
Ms. Caitlin has been working in the ECE field since she was 18 years old and could not imagine doing anything else! Each day is a new and exciting adventure when working with children. Ms. Caitlin's goal is to create a safe and fun environment with each child in her class. She looks forward to continuing to grow in this field.
“The purpose of life is not to be happy-but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.”
Ms. Meghann is our Learning Adventures teacher, and you can usually find her floating between the Infant and Toddler rooms singing and playing with the children. She recently relocated from Redondo Beach in Southern California to Sacramento. Ms. Meghann is currently attending school to continue her studies in Early Childhood Education as well as her intended major of HealthCare Administration. When she is not at school or working, she enjoys spending time at home relaxing and playing with her puppy!
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.
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!
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.
Health and safety are 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 to a very strict pick up policy. The health of every child in our care is top priority each and every day. Our center's Health & Safety Coordinator works each day to ensure we provide a clean and sanitized environment for children of all ages.
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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