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Coburg Road KinderCare

Ms. Jill Johnson, Center Director

2506 Oakmont Way Eugene OR 97401
(541) 687-2484 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years

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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
No busing offered. Bertha Holt does transport to bus stop nearby for early morning/PM Kindergarten/School Age children


Welcome to the Coburg Road KinderCare! We are passionate about providing the best place for children each day by both offering nurturing care and a fun, educational day filled with exploration, and discovery. We offer a variety of flexible schedules to accommodate your needs. All of our highly-qualified, state-certified teachers strive to provide a warm, caring atmosphere for your child each and every day that is filled with educational, developmentally- appropriate activities, time with friends, home-cooked meals, and lots of fun, of course! We always enjoy visitors so please feel free to stop by for a visit anytime during our business hours. We look forward to meeting you!

Ms. Jill Johnson, Center Director

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We’re so proud!

Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited–nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.

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Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.


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.

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.

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.

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.


Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

Teachers & Staff

The teachers and staff at Coburg Road KinderCare welcome you to our school. We are all very passionate about providing the best care and education for your child while you are away at work or school. Our teachers have an average tenure of three years at our center and everyone has studies or degrees in the field of early childhood education. Each day brings new fun activities and learning at our school and we enjoy the opportunity to be a part of your family's day. We love to watch the children grow and learn and so appreciate sharing that with all of our families. We strive for excellence in all the we do here at the Coburg Road KinderCare and look forward to having your child in one of our classrooms.

  • Ms. Jill Johnson

    Ms. Jill Johnson, Center Director

    Jill Johnson has a life-long passion for and commitment to children and a dedication to providing an environment that is nurturing, fun, educational, and has only the highest standard for excellence and quality. Jill has a Bachelor's Degree in Management, as well as a Teaching Degree from San Jose State University, in the city where she was born and raised (San Jose, California). She moved to Oregon in 1994 after traveling the South Pacific for a year and has raised her two sons here in Oregon in the McKenzie River Valley. Jill and all the teachers appreciate having the opportunity to provide a wonderful atmosphere and caring school for each and every family and we all truly love being able to share all the fun experiences each day with all the children.

    Previous Experience:
    Jill has a wide variety of experience working with children as a classroom teacher, a coach, an outdoor activity leader, a summer camp instructor, a swim instructor, as well as managing before and after school programs, and directing childcare centers.
    Year Started:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 years
    Bachelor's Degree in Management, Teaching Credential
  • Valerie Burch

    Valerie Burch, Assistant Director

    Valerie has been at KinderCare for almost ten years and has been the Assistant Director for five years. She was the Infant teacher before that and has worked in every room in the center. She worked in other home day cares before she came to KinderCare and also ran her own home daycare until her daughter entered public school. She was born and raised in Eugene, OR and loves this area. Valerie's hobbies include knitting and reading. Watching all of the kids grow and change is one of her favorite parts of her job.

    Year Started:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
  • Gifty

    Gifty, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Gifty is our very joyful and positively passionate discovery preschool teacher. Her enthusiasm for teaching is evident through the excitement and smiles in her classroom. She loves to watch the children learn new concepts and instill fun in every activity.

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Associate of Art in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Amanda

    Ms. Amanda, Program Specialist

    The smiles, hugs, and love the babies give to me are my favorite part of my job!

    Ms. Amanda started her career at KinderCare in 2010 as a Teacher's Assistant on the Infant/Toddler team. She continued working while she was attending college to obtain her Early Childhood Education degree. She obtained credits from her coursework and her year experience and became a lead teacher in our Infant program. She excels at Customer Service and making each family feel extra special. Her previous experience was also in an Infant/Toddler room while still in high school. Ms. Amanda is a native Oregonian, originally from Cottage Grove. In her spare time, she loves to read and loves learning to cook.

    Year Started:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 years
    Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Liz

    Ms. Liz, Infant Classroom

    Liz loves the suprise and amazement that every day brings.

    Ms. Liz has worked with children of all ages for many years. She obtained her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education and came to KinderCare to work in our Infant room two years ago, and this is her favorite age group to work with. She is always so delighted to see what new surprises each day brings with the babies. She loves when they learn a new skill, and they are so proud of themselves! Ms. Liz is originally from Los Angeles, California but moved here nearly 20 years ago. She enjoys the wide open spaces and all the trees in the Pacific Northwest. She has two children of her own and in her spare time, she likes knitting and reading.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

    Year Started:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 years
    Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Robyn

    Ms. Robyn, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Robyn is passionate about the babies she cares for. She takes pride in being able to meet an individual child's and family's needs.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Where the Wild Things Are

    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    College credits in Business
  • Ms. Amber

    Ms. Amber, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Amber is an enthusiastic Discovery Preschool teacher. Her high energy and creativity bring the children such a fun-filled day. She also delights in helping the children learn new concepts, from their colors and shapes to learning to share. She has spent many summers teaching science camps so she brings all that fun experience to the classroom as well.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Day the Crayons Quit

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Sheryl

    Ms. Sheryl, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Sheryl's warmth, love, and compassion for what KinderCare provides to children is evident in her love for teaching the Discovery Preschool classroom. She prides herself in being able to nurture each child and respond to each child's unique needs.

    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Associate in early childhood education
  • Ms. Launie

    Ms. Launie, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Launie comes to KinderCare with a wealth of experience working with children of all ages. She began her career at KinderCare in the Discovery Preschool room and after a year moved with many of her two's who turned three into the Preschool age group when a position opened for a teacher. Ms. Launie is passionate with her families and loves making the connection with each child and family and providing the most rewarding experience for each child. She also just enjoys playing with the children, and guiding them to discoveries and seeing them learn so many new things, especially in the preschool age group. Ms. Launie is originally from Lynnwood, Washington and moved here in 2004. In her family time, she is very active in Girl Scouts with her daughter and husband, and also enjoys playing Bingo and going to the movies.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to KinderCare, she worked at a licensed childcare center in Washington with all ages from one year to the Prekindergarten age group and also worked as an Educational Assistant in a school district in Oregon.
    Year Started:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 years
    Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Heather

    Ms. Heather, Prekindergarten and Health and Safety Coordinator

    Ms. Heather brings a creative, exciting approach to our Prekindergarten classroom.  She loves to think of new and exciting ways to develop the skills, both academic and social, the children will need to be successful Kindergarten students after their year in her class. She love to incorporate nature into her classroom and the children's learning.  Her calm, peaceful manner instills a sense of peacefulness into her classroom adding to a very effective way to encourage learning with the children.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor of Art in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Hickory

    Ms. Hickory, Kindergarten Classroom

    A teacher affects eternity: she can never know where her influence stops.

    Ms. Hickory has worked with all ages of kids through high school age and in many different settings. When she started at KinderCare she was the Prekindergarten teacher and then became the Health & Safety manager as well. She just recently took over as the Kindergarten teacher and loves the challenge and the opportunity to watch the children reach new potential. Ms. Hickory was born in Tenmile, OR and has lived in both California and Oregon. She came to Eugene in 2004 and really likes it here. Outside of work she enjoys hiking, biking, soccer, and her dogs. Hickory loves watching each child learn and grow in their own special way. She also loves seeing their warm, smiling faces every morning.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Silly Sally
    Year Started:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 years
  • Haley

    Haley, Toddler

    Haley comes to us from Minnesota and is excited to share her passion for developing young minds. She shares her passion for children in the toddler age group providing a daily dose of fun and learning. In her spare time, she loves going hiking and doing yoga.

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelors in Child & Adult Care and Education

Upcoming Center Activities

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September's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Spaces and Places and All About Me
As infants and toddlers explore the spaces and places around them, children in Discovery Preschool will learn all about what makes people the same as well as what makes them different. Infants will experiment with moving toy cars around, build block towers and then knock them down, and even take a tour of the center to see what things are like outside of their classroom! Toddlers will get all revved up as they take a closer look at different vehicles and learn more about neighborhoods, communities, and the jobs that grownups have. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about themselves as they play games that strengthen their five senses, discuss feelings and emotions, practice self-help skills, and work on learning the names of body parts.

Children 4 to 5 years old: All About Me and My Home and Family
It’s the beginning of the school year—the perfect time to get to know each other better! Older children will be spending time sharing about themselves, their homes, and their families as they learn what makes people the same and what makes them different. Children will bring their own experiences to the drawing board as they create group stories and 3-D collages about families and homes, pantomime different home- and family-related activities, and draw self-portraits. With our curriculum’s project-related learning component, children in Transitional Kindergarten work together to decide on an individual or whole-group project related to the theme. Past projects have included creating a class book about emotions or working together to build a small-scale home, but who knows—the children may come up with a unique idea that’s entirely their own!

Monday September 04, 2017
Center Closed for Labor 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.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Center Menu

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

Education and development are important, but we know that nothing matters more than the safety, security and health of your child. That’s why protection and preparedness are critical considerations in everything we do at KinderCare child day care centers. From First Aid training for emergency situations to sanitation and ensuring a clean and healthy environment for children, we have more than 40 years of experience ensuring that every child is happy and healthy. And, our 1,700 KinderCare child care centers nationwide and vans and buses used for transportation all are designed with the safety and security of children in mind. Although scraped knees are a part of growing up, you can have confidence that your child is cared for in a secure, nurturing environment every day.

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We moved to Eugene in August of 2012 after being a stay home mom for two years with my now two year old. I was extremely nervous to put her in a daycare for fear that she would not adjust and hate every second of it. I was and have been so pleased with KinderCare on Coburg road. They made her transition easy, fun, and best of all comforting to me. My daughter has loved her experience so far and is learning so much at such a young age. She comes home everyday with something new she has learned or experienced. She loves to play with the babies and even the older kids she loves to go from room to room and is a huge helper. I could not be happier with my choice to send her to this daycare. The staff is amazing and always there to take my concern calls or just to check in to see that she is doing well. I can go to work and never worry that she is not safe or happy. I love KinderCare and look forward to many more years with them.

- Mother

I wanted to take a moment to thank Ms. Hickory, my daughter's Prekindergarten teacher. Her personal warmth, fun attitude, patience and creativity made Prekindergarten such a great experience for my child. Ms. Hickory's encouragement and personal attention were really appreciated by my daughter and myself, and her class projects were not just educational, but really fun, and fostered a love of science and exploration too.

- Mother

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