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Lexington Hills KinderCare

Jody Braun, Center Director

295 S. Lexington Dr. Folsom CA 95630
(916) 983-6169 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
off Oak Ave Pkwy

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Oak Chan, Folsom Hills, Empire Oaks, Russell Ranch, Gold Ridge, Sandra J Gallardo, Bus Runs: 7:45am - 8:30am / 9:00am - 9:55am / 11:00am - 12:15pm / 1:45pm - 3:00pm

Come see the KinderCare difference and what learning looks like! Please contact us if you would like to set up a tour and meet with your child's teacher. We are excited to hear from you! We are currently offering some special promotions... don't miss out!

We are now NAEYC accredited!

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Welcome

At the S. Lexington KinderCare, we consider ourselves extended family. Our teachers and staff work hard to ensure your child has the best education possible, as well as the safest environment to learn in. All of our classroom curriculum is designed to stimulate your child's mind in the most creative and fun way possible. Our teachers are constantly working to find new ways to challenge each child and set them up for success. Our NAEYC accredited team takes pride on watching our children grow from infants to school agers. We happily welcome you into our family.

Jody Braun, 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.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

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.

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.

Dance

Teachers & Staff

Our staff is the glue that holds our center together. Everyone works hand in hand to make each child's experience in education the best! We want every child to live each day to its fullest and we treat each child to their personality and uniqueness. We look at each day with them as a way to make a positive influence on their lives. Once your child has come to KinderCare, they are forever in our hearts.

  • Jody Braun

    Jody Braun, Center Director

    Every day I encourage children and staff to do their best and set high standards for themselves. When I hire new staff members, I look for the future. When I enroll new families, I am teaching the future. Our children are the future.

    Jody Braun is the Center Director and is the piece that completes our KinderCare puzzle. For 16 years she has been touching the lives of many. At our center, we all consider ourselves family. Jody is there for parents, children, and staff no matter what the situation. Being Center Director is more than a job, it is an honor. Jody has taught in every classroom and held every position possible with KinderCare. She knows the center like the back of her hand and because she has done the job, she respects every staff member at the center. Jody is one of the many reasons so many of the families come to the center. With her teaching experience combined with her management skills, helps make Lexington Hills KinderCare an amazing center.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to becoming the Center Director, Jody spent many years teaching all the different age groups as well as different management roles. Furthermore, she was and still is on the Early Childhood Education Board.
    Year Started:
    6/2/1997
    Tenure:
    18 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 years
  • Tara Rozak

    Tara Rozak, Assistant Director

    Tara Rozak has been with KinderCare for six years and is the Assistant Director. Tara started as an aid in the toddler room and decided to take more early childhood education units to become a teacher. She then moved into the preschool classroom and became a lead teacher. After a year in the Preschool classroom, she moved next door into the prekindergarten room. She remained in this classroom for more than two years. Tara took on more responsibility as Health and Safety Coordinator for the center, and then the whole district. After being third in management for a few years, she was later moved into her current position as Assistant Director. Tara loves coming to work every day to experience something new, and to make a difference in the lives of our children.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to becoming the Assistant Director, Tara taught in the Toddler, Preschool, and Prekindergarten classrooms. She also held the Health and Safety Coordinator role for not only her center, but the entire district.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "The Giving Tree"
    Year Started:
    2/2/2006
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
  • Ms. Tasha

    Ms. Tasha, Discovery Preschool

    I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.

    Ms. Tasha was born in Canada and moved to California when she was eight years old. Ms. Tasha is 21 and lives in Orangevale, CA. During her free time she loves to read, watch movies, spend time with friends and be outdoors! Tasha has one older brother and no sisters. She is a huge animal lover and has a dog and two cats. One day Ms. Tasha hopes to travel to an exotic place!

    Previous Experience:
    Other Preschool
    Year Started:
    4/6/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Ms. Sabrina

    Ms. Sabrina, Preschool

    Don't tell me the sky is the limit, when there are footprints on the moon.

    Ms. Sabrina was born in Castro Valley, CA. Her family later then moved to Brentwood and that is where she finished her childhood. She was in to all kinds of sports which included soccer, baseball, dance, cheer, and tumbling. Sabrina currently lives in Elk Grove with her boyfriend Daniel and daughter Kori. She has a dog named Huxley and a cat named Salem as well as a goldfish that is three years old named Chomper. Ms. Sabrina has been working with children since 2012 and has loved every minute of it! Ms. Sabrina believes that children are our future and how we raise them will be their set ways for life!

  • Ms. Sandy

    Ms. Sandy, SchoolAge

    Treat people the way you want to be treated.

    Ms. Sandy has two grown children. Her son is in the air force and her daughter just graduated highschool. She has been working for 15 years in the Folsom Cordova school disctrict. Ms. Sandy has been a personal trainer and a group fitness instructor. She has also attended the Sacramento Sherriffs academy.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Sandy has over 14 years experience working with elementary school aged children. From classroom to coaching track, drama, student council, summer fitness camp and teaching camp invention.
    Year Started:
    6/2/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Lexy

    Ms. Lexy, SchoolAge/ HW Club/ Learning Adventures

    Live everyday to the fullest!

    Ms. Lexy has been working with adolescents for about 10 years. She has traveled acorss the world to Hungary and Japan to teach English. She enjoys watching the development of children and loves being here at KinderCare.

    Previous Experience:
    Teaching English abroad, Boys and Girls club, Head Start, nanny
    Year Started:
    4/2/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Alyssa

    Ms. Alyssa, Toddler Classroom

    Keep moving Forward.

    Alyssa has worked in childcare for 7 years and is beyond excited to work for KinderCare. She graduated from the University of Nevada with a BS in Human Development and Family Studies with a minor in Substance Abuse and Addiction treatment services. She has gained experience and her skills by focusing on Early Childhood Education during her college career, and working at the UNR Child and Family Research Center.

    Previous Experience:
    teacher assistant at CFRC, planned parenthood, Early Headstart Program
    Year Started:
    2/16/2015
  • Ms. Dorothy

    Ms. Dorothy, Toddler Classroom

    Nothings Perfect.

    Ms. Dorothy grew up west of NYC in New Jersey. She married her husband Bob and they later adopted their son Rick and daughter Jeannie. Ms. Dorothy has traveled many places including Bermuda, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Milan, Florence, Venice and even Hawaii. Ms. Dorothy spent about 15 years as a leader and facilitator for groups, and helped motivate, encourage and support families. In her spare time, Ms. Dorothy took Taekwando, opened a floral shop, became a massage practitioner and then decided to work in childcare. Ms. Dorothy got her credentials and started her career childcare.

    Year Started:
    12/1/2014
  • Ms. Azadeh

    Ms. Azadeh, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Azadeh joined KinderCare in 2011 and teaches in the infant classroom. She is originally from Iran and came to the US in 2005. She started her study of early childhood education in 2007 and is currently working on obtaining her Associate's of Arts Degree. Ms Azadeh started her career with children at a home daycare and then joined the preschool field. Ms. Azadeh is fluent in Farsi and can understand some Hindi. Ms. Azadeh treats each child as an individual and strives to give them the best education possible.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Azadeh worked at other preschools.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
    Education:
    Three Certificates in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Natasia

    Ms. Natasia, Substitute Teacher

    Ms. Natasia joined KinderCare in 2011 and teaches in the toddler classroom. She has been working with children for almost four years. She graduated from Sacramento State University with a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Child Development and worked for a Head Start Program for over two years. Ms. Natasia speaks Tagalog as a second language and love to travel, as well as spend time with her family.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Natasia worked at a Head Start Program.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Child Development
  • Ms. Ivanna

    Ms. Ivanna, Discovery Preschool classroom

    It is vital that when educating our childrens brains that we do not neglect to educate their hearts." -Dalai Lama

    Ivanna Richmond has worked in childcare for 6 years and is overjoyed to be working at KinderCare. She graduated from San Francisco state university with a BA in journalism and minor in English and American literature. Ivanna gained most of her preschool knowledge while working for three years at ASI Early childhood education center in San Francisco.

    Previous Experience:
    Teacher assistant at St. Mary school Teacher assistant as ASI EArly childhood education center
    Year Started:
    3/13/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Year
    Education:
    Bachelor of arts in Journalism from SFSU
  • Ms. Veronica

    Ms. Veronica, Preschool Classroom

    They say it's healthy to indulge your inner child. I'm lucky I get to do so on a daily basis.

    Ms. Veronica joined KinderCare in January of 2013 and teaches the Preschool Classroom. She enjoys working with children because she loves the reward of watching the children develop and grow into the little people they are. Ms. Veronica plans on returning to school eventually to complete her degree in Early Childhood Education. She has a deep passion for creativity and knowledge.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to KinderCare, Ms. Veronica worked at Noah's Ark Preschool.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 years
  • Ms. Cheryl S.

    Ms. Cheryl S., Prekindergarten Classroom

    Every child is unique and has a different learning style.

    Ms. Cheryl has been with KinderCare since 2006 and teaches in the prekindergarten classroom. She was born and raised in Southern California where she attended college to become a teacher. Ms. Cheryl has four children and loves being a teacher. She volunteered at many schools and as a girl scout leader. Ms. Cheryl has worked at a few preschools but found her home here at KinderCare. Ms. Cheryl was elected "Teacher of the Year 2012".

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Cheryl spent time working at other preschools.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2006
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 years
  • Ms. Kim

    Ms. Kim, Jr. Kindergarten Classroom/ Engagement lead

    Ms. Kim teaches in the preschool classroom and has been with KinderCare since 2008. She has been working with children in one capacity or another for 24 years. Starting out in school age care at Livermore Park and Recreation before and after school, Ms. Kim then decided to become fully qualified to be an early childhood educator. Ms. Kim worked there until she decided to stay home with her own two children and volunteer at their schools. After many years, Ms. Kim came back into the preschool worked in 2008 taking the job here at KinderCare. Ms. Kim has been here for the past three and a half years and has enjoyed every minute of it.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2008
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
  • Ms. Cheryl O.

    Ms. Cheryl O., Support staff

    Ms. Cheryl teaches in the school age classroom and has been with KinderCare since 2008. She grew up in Portland, Oregon where she attended college. When she graduated in 2000, she began working for Champions as a director and mentor. In 2008, Ms. Cheryl got married and transferred to KinderCare here in Folsom. Ms. Cheryl loves working with children and spending time with her family. She is very dedicated to KinderCare and helps everyone around her.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Cheryl spent time working at other preschools.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2008
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Science Degree in Intercultural Studies - Bible and Theology
  • Ms. Julianna

    Ms. Julianna, Cook

    I love America and am so thankful to be working with such wonderful students, parents, and staff at KinderCare.

    Ms Julianna joined KinderCare in 2011 and is the cook here at Lexington Hills KinderCare. She was born and raised in Hungary. As a licensed cosmetologist, she owned her own hair salon for 16 years before coming to the United States. Ms. Julianna has worked in early childhood education and the food service for the past 10 years. She is fluent in Hungarian and has been working very hard to perfect her English. Ms. Julianna is extremely proud to have become an American citizen in 2007. Now here at KinderCare, and living in Folsom with her family, Ms. Julianna hopes to grow and thrive with the KinderCare family.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Julianna spent time working at other preschools.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 years
    Education:
    Licensed Cosmetologist, CDA
  • Ms. Eryn

    Ms. Eryn, Learning Adventures Dance and Music Teacher

    Ms. Eryn has been working with children for the past seven years and has taught gymnastics, dance, and swimming to all ages. Her choreography has showcased on Folsom’s Three Stages, and she herself has performed there as well. She has had a variety of experience teaching children fundamental language skills including teaching English to children in Naples, Italy. She loves teaching children to dance, move, sing, and explore the world around them by guiding them through exciting lessons. She is currently continuing her education in the Early Childhood Education field as well as studying non-profit business.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Eryn has has a wealth of experience having working in so many roles as a nanny and personal assistant, a gymnastics and swim instructor, a choreographer at Folsom Lake College, and an English as a Second Language teacher in both Sacramento and Italy.
    Year Started:
    7/13/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
  • Ms. April

    Ms. April, Van Driver

    I love being with the kids because not only do I get to teach but they remind me of the person I should be.

    This is Ms. April's 3rd time back at the center. She just can't stay away. Ms. April left to be a stay at home mom with her children. She now is our bus driver. She loves her job and the children. She loves entertaining the kids and making sure they arrive to school safe and ready for a day of learning.

    Year Started:
    9/1/2012
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years

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About Our Center

Our center is located in the heart of Folsom. We are part of a very extended family! Everyone who walks in our center is treated like we have known them for years. We strive to reach out to the community and involve ourselves with as many events as possible. Being a NAEYC accredited center means that we strive for a higher standard, the standard of being the best and doing the best for the children. Come meet our amazing family, and join while you are here!

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Farsi, Hungarian, Japanese

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Special diets

Holidays Observed

New Years
Memorial Day
Labor Day
Independence Day
Thanksgiving Day
The Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Day
Two Professional Development Days a year for staff (TBA)

 

Health and Safety

The safety of our children in the center is our number one priority. Our on-site Health and Safety Coordinator  performs daily checks around the center to ensure everything is safe and up to standards. Gates, doors and windows are kept secure with alarms and charms, while our entry to our school is code entry only. Monthly, we perform fire and disaster drills to make sure we are ready for anything! All of our staff are CPR and first aid certified.. We are proud to say we are incident-free and we plan to stay that way!

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.

KinderCare has been a partner in raising our child for over a year and we couldn't be happier with our decision to bring our baby here when he was 6 months old. The teachers and staff made us feel at ease with plenty of information about the local center, the corporate company standards and detailed communications about our baby's daily activities. Finding a daycare that feels like an extension of the nurturing home environment while maintaining the highest quality standards in cleanliness and child development is not easy. Finding a place where you get all of that plus you feel your child is happy, learning, growing, and loved is what we've found with KinderCare.
- mother

I would not take my child anywhere else. My son is only 11 months old but has been doing curriculum in his infant classroom since he was 7 months old when he started. Not only is my child well cared for and loved, he comes home happy and full of new experiences. He gets so excited in the morning when I bring him into class. The environment is warm and welcoming and if I ever have questions or concerned they are answered immediately. He is challenged appropriately physically and intellectually. There is no better center than this one, it is home away from home!

- mother
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