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Chambers KinderCare

Katie Francisco, Center Director

1410 Chambers St. Eugene OR 97402
(541) 343-5766 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS
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Special Instructions:
Chambers St Between Albertsons @ 18th & Stop Light

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
None. Head start 3+, EC Cares and Relief Nursery programs will bus to the Center for extended care

At Chambers KinderCare our teachers are dedicated professionals who are passionate about providing excellent care and learning opportunities for the children in our care. Give us a call today to schedule a tour for the opportunity to experience our curriculum and to meet our teachers and center support staff. We look forward to meeting you!

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Welcome

Thank you for choosing Chambers KinderCare! We know that the early years of life are the most important to build a strong, healthy foundation and we are committed to meet your child’s early childhood educational, social and developmental needs in our nurturing environment! At KinderCare your son or daughter will find a rich, nurturing environment where learning is fun; the curriculum grows as skills increase, and teachers turn every learning moment into a positive experience. In short, our teachers here at Chambers KinderCare have a passion for what they do and consider it a privilege to partner with you during this special time in your child's life. Together, we can do amazing things to prepare your child for what lies ahead! Come in today for a tour to see the amazing quality of our program and staff.

Katie Francisco, Center Director

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Accreditation

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

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.

Music

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.

Spanish

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?

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  1. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. January's Learning Focus

      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. 

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

Teachers & Staff

When it comes to keeping you up to date with your child's engaging learning experiences, the teachers here strive to make our service and communication exceptional. Our teachers are eager to understand your needs and to serve your child as a unique member of our KinderCare family.

  • Katie Francisco

    Katie Francisco, Center Director

    There is no other career where I can see the impact I make on the lives of children in such a small amount of time. Children learn in leaps and bounds and it makes each day worth it!

    Katheryn's career with KinderCare began in October 2012. Previously she was a director at EWEB Child Development Center in Eugene for five years and a director at the Eugene YMCA for 10 years. She loves this field of work because there is not another career where she can have as great an impact on the growth and development of young children. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with her two teenage children, traveling to Europe every Spring, going to Duck games, and reading books.

    Previous Experience:
    Katheryn has been a teacher in all different age groups and has worked with children at the Relief Nursery, Womenspace Shelter, and the Pearl Buck Center. She also coached a youth soccer team for Kidsports for 10 years.
    Year Started:
    10/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Sociology
  • Ms. Naz

    Ms. Naz, Infant Classroom and H&S Coordinator

    Live life, laugh often, love forever.

    Ms. Naz's passion for working with children is huge. She enjoys teaching day-in and day-out, and each day learns something new from teaching children. What inspires her to teach is the learning moments when children are inspired and encouraged when learning something new. She enjoys being a huge influence in the lives of children and her goal is to be a role model that has positively impacts their education.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Melissa

    Ms. Melissa, Acting Center Director

    Make the best of each day and live without regret.

    Ms. Melissa loves watching the children progress and seeing her students enthusiastic about learning. She is inspired to come to work every day because she knows that it's another opportunity to teach the children something today that will build upon what they will learn tomorrow.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Melissa worked in three local elementary schools as a Kindergarten teacher.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Victoria

    Ms. Victoria, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I want to inspire kids, love them, and laugh with them!

    Ms. Victoria loves working with the "Terrific Twos." She feels like she has an opportunity to have a great impact on their development. She loves the privilege of being a part of and having an influence on their social, emotional, and physical growth. She wants them to take away the experience of love, laughter, and learning/discovery every day. In her free time she loves being a part of her grandchildren's lives. She also enjoys reading, surfing the internet, gardening, exploring Oregon, and going to the movies.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Victoria worked at another preschool in town for two years prior to KinderCare. Previously she spent 25 years in the medical field in various modalities.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
    Education:
    Associate of Arts Degree
  • Mr. Jerick

    Mr. Jerick, Prekindergarten Classroom

    The secret of good teaching is to regard the child's intelligence as a fertile field in which seeds may be sown, to grow under the heat of flaming imagination." - Maria Montessori

    Mr. Jerick was born in Oakland and raised in Thurston. He studied phychology, philosophy, physics, computer science, and math at Lane Community College and the University of Oregon. He loves the four-year-old age group because new ideas tend to emerge and take form then.

    Previous Experience:
    Mr. Jerick did a practicum at the Relief Nursery while attending the University of Oregon and fell in love with the children. He has also worked at Head Start and the University of Oregon Preschool.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
  • Jeanice

    Jeanice, Toddler

    Ms. Jeanice is a talented teacher who creates a fun and exciting learning environment for the toddlers in her class. As you walk by her classroom you can hear singing, see learning experiences happening, and a nurturing learning environment is in place. Ms. Jeanice loves watching children learn and grow. She especially loves coming to work because of the hugs she receives from the children in her care.

    Previous Experience:
    9 years of ECE experience
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giving Tree
    Year Started:
    1/9/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9
    Education:
    Pursuing Child Development Associate
  • Sarah

    Sarah, Preschool

    Ms. Sarah appreciates the bonding moments that she shares with all of the children. She loves being a part of the "ah-ha" moments that children have throughout their day. "Ah-ha" moments could include: sharing a toy, helping a friend, writing their name or solving a problem. Ms. Sarah loves coming to work every day knowing that she will be making a positive impression on the children by guiding, teaching, and comforting them.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Oh, The Places You'll Go!
    Year Started:
    1/13/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology
  • Tiffany

    Tiffany, Kindergarten

    Ms. Tiffany is a hands on learner. She teaches the best and the students learn the best when they can learn by “doing.” She finds opportunities for her students to move their bodies or create with their hands while learning – then she knows she has fostered an experience they will remember.
     

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Good Night Moon
    Year Started:
    2/2/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. December's Learning Focus

      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.

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

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

At Chambers KinderCare, your child's safety is one of our top priorities. We keep all of the outside perimeter doors locked to ensure security and our playgrounds are fenced with locked gates. The front door of our center has a coded entry where only authorized family members and staff will have the code to enter. We have a doorbell located outside of our front door for all visitors who will be greeted by one of our center staff members. We also have a Health and Safety Coordinator on site. Laura is responsible for conducting monthly earthquake and fire drills, ensuring that all staff members are practicing safety policies and procedures, and that CPR and First Aid certificates are up to date.

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.

Prior to enrolling our infant son in daycare, we toured a number of locations. KinderCare stood out above the rest. The day we arrived for a tour with our three month old, we were welcomed with open arms and introduced to the infant room that would be his classroom. KinderCare employees gave us a rundown on the schedule, policies and procedures they operate by and for someone with an infant, I was happy to have the cleaning procedures explained in the first five minutes! The infant room was warm and inviting and we were happy to learn that a couple of other babies would be starting at the same time. As our now 20 month old son grows, the leaps and bounds he has made on a daily basis impress us. From the singing of a song, to the sign language he has learned and remembered, to the friends he has made and whose names he repeats daily, we appreciate that KinderCare is providing him with a nurturing, socializing and educational experience. The staff is friendly and answers any questions or concerns we have in a timely manner. We’re also appreciative of the hours they operate as life doesn’t always have you out of work at 5:00pm on the dot. Thank you to Katheryn, Gina, Laura and the staff at KinderCare for giving us peace of mind by knowing our child is safe, learning, growing and most importantly, having fun every day at school.

- Parent
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