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Silver Lake KinderCare

Kimberly Forrest, Center Director

1810 100th Place Southeast Everett WA 98208
(425) 745-1810 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
between Costco & Wendy's at 100th Pl SE & 19th Ave

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
James Monore, Jefferson and Silver Lake Elementary

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Welcome

Welcome to Silverlake KinderCare! We welcome all children from six weeks to 12 years of age. We are currently accepting subsidy as well as private pay families in all of our classrooms. Come check out the learning that happens in our center everyday. We have an open-door policy so all interested families are welcome to just stop by and take a tour.

Kimberly Forrest, 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.

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.

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.

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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


The Silverlake KinderCare staff is comprised of many talented and dedicated staff members.  Many of the staff have been in the childcare field for years and have devoted their careers to caring for and educating children.  The staff here love implementing KinderCare's unique curriculum as well as enhancing it with their own creativity and knowledge.
  • Kimberly Forrest

    Kimberly Forrest, Center Director

    I truly enjoy going to work everyday because each day brings new challenges and meaningful moments to my life. I am passionate about teaching and learning. I enjoy coaching my staff to be better educators and role models for the children and families we serve.

    Katrina has worked with the company for three years. She started as an infant teacher and soon became and Assistant Director. She then took a promotion as the Center Director at the Silverlake KinderCare in Everett. Katrina is very proud to be a Center Director. She has seen her center grow and thrive and can't wait to continue the progress. Katrina enjoys to sing and whistle throughout the center, and she loves to laugh. Katrina is pleased to be working with children and the staff that she coaches.

    Previous Experience:
    Katrina has 11 years of experience in the culinary field. She also spent some time working with at risk youth in a residential home.
    Year Started:
    3/1/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Psychology
  • Nathaniel Chapman

    Nathaniel Chapman, Assistant Director

    The ability to interact and take part in the developmental growth of this generations children is a gift in and of itself. That moment when a child is learning new things, whether its math or spelling, arts or music, there is nothing like being able to work with them on their level.

    Nathaniel has been actively working with children for the last three and a half years. Although he started in the field of construction through his family's business, working with children was his passion. Home schooled by his parents, as the oldest of ten, he is used to helping in the academics and responsibilities for the children around him. He is both gifted and trained in music, and enjoys involving these abilities in the classroom.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to starting at KinderCare Nathaniel worked in the AWANA program with preschool children.
    Year Started:
    9/1/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
  • Ms. Michelle

    Ms. Michelle, Program Supervisor, Health and Safety Coordinator

    "I love what I do because I know what the children will learn will stick with them for the rest of their lives.

    Michelle attended Bellevue Community College where she studied Human Resource Management. She has worked for KinderCare for two years. Michelle has been working with special needs children for about six years and is very passionate about making a difference in children's lives. Michelle was recently promoted to a Program Supervisor at the Silverlake KinderCare. Since then, she has been allowed to show her strengths as a manager and a leader by taking on new opportunities and coaching the staff. She is excellent with all the families and takes the extra step with both children and parents to make sure their needs are consistently met.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Michelle has spent time working with special needs children.
    Year Started:
    4/15/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 years

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.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Arabic
  • French
  • Spanish

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

All of our teachers are certified in First Aid and CPR. We have an OSHA Committee that meets once a month to discuss safety issues, fire drills, and health hazards. We have secured entrance as well as a fully fenced play area.

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