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Fontana KinderCare

Jacleen Rucker, Center Director

16149 Foothill Blvd. Fontana CA 92335
(909) 823-2323 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS

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Special Instructions:
On the corner of Foothill Blvd. and Citrus Ave. across the street from McDonalds

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Citrus, Date, Dorthy Grant, Juniper, Kathy Binks, Mango, Oleander, Palmetto, Sierra Lakes, and Tokay Elementary

We are so excited to share our journey to our NAC Accreditation. Since early 2012 we began our journey to accreditation. In September we submitted for our candidacy for our accreditation. We are so proud of our achievements in providing a quality program.
We also are currently in full swing with our Fall Curriculum. Stop by and see the new Early Foundations Preschool and Prekindergaten curriculum. Phonics, sight words, Spanish are just some of the changes you will see going on in the classrooms.

  • Accreditation Seal Every Day · Every Child · Excellence · Accreditated · Knowledge Universe
  • NAC Accreditation NAC


It is our belief here at the Fontana KinderCare "To lead with our Heart". We believe that providing an environment that is safe, nurturing and full of fun engaging educational opportunities. We look forward to meeting you and your family.

Jacleen Rucker, Center Director

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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


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.


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 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

It our great pleasure to introduce the staff here at the Fontana KinderCare. Each and every one of the teachers understands how difficult of a decision it is to make in choosing a provider for your child. So it is our mission from the moment you walk into our center you feel welcomed and a part of our KinderCare family. We would like to thank you for allowing us to to be a part of your family.

  • Jacleen Rucker, Center Director


    Jacleen has been with Knowledge Universe since 2014. Since becoming the Center Director the center as increased to above 95% occupancy; while continuing to sustain the center's high expectations of quality. She believes that each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially. It is her mission to help each student reach his or her fullest potential in these areas by providing an environment that is physically safe, emotionally supportive and visually and academically stimulating.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to becoming our Center Director, Jacleen worked as a Supervisor for Think Together for six years in their afterschool program.
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and a concentration in Education from Cal State Fullerton
  • Aida Baca, Assistant Director

    Before accepting the position as Assistant Director, she has been a teacher at this center for over six years. Three of those years she was the Lead Infant teacher, and the years prior she had the opportunity to experience each of the classrooms throughout the center. For the past Four years I have also served as the centers Health and Safety Coordinator. Over the years, she has made it her passion to ensure a high quality level of Safety is maintained on a daily basis. 
    Her promise to you and your family is to continue to uphold the high quality of education and safety for all current and future families at the KinderCare center, 303010.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Aida completed her Highschool ROP ChildCare program and volunteered at her Church's childrens' program.
    Year Started:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 Early Childhood Education units and am currently working towards completing an Associates Degree at RCC in Early Childhood Education and Administration.
  • Ms. Zuly

    Ms. Zuly, Toddler Classroom

    What I love most about being a teacher is seeing the expressions on the children's faces when they learn something new. My inspiration are the children I care for everyday. Being a child's first teacher gives me great satisfaction.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Zuly's interest in child care began with her Regional Occupational Program classes at AB Miller High School. She interned at our center as well as the Heritage KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Lupe

    Ms. Lupe,

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Lupe worked as a Banquet Manager at Ayres Suites. She made special dishes, like Mickey Mouse pancakes, for child guest at the hotel.
  • Ms. Maria

    Ms. Maria,

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Maria worked for the Los Angeles School District in VanNuys with infants and two-year-old children.
  • Ms. Teri

    Ms. Teri,

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to working at KinderCare, Ms. Teri was the Kindergarten teacher at Family Services of America; a preschool in Fontana for ten years.
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
  • Ms. Bertha

    Ms. Bertha, Catch the Wave Classroom

    Working with the older School Age children, I see how important it is to lead by example. To me it is the so rewarding to be able to facilitate positive life skills. I know the challenges that children face and I love being able to teach them how to overcome these challenges in a positive way.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Bertha worked at No. Tamarind as a noon-aide. She also worked at Family Services of America with Ms. Teri as a Kindergarten teacher.
    Year Started:
    11 Years
  • Mr. Jory

    Mr. Jory, Catch the Wave Classroom

    Children learn by example and through positive guidance.

    Previous Experience:
    Mr. Jory started his career in child care at Chaffey College. While there, he did his observations at KinderCare and enjoyed the children so much he became a teacher at our center.
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year

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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

  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

All Major Holidays


Health and Safety

Our site has an on site Health and Safety Coordinator. Ms. Aida is our Health and Safety Coordinator. She is in charge of overseeing any health and safety concerns.

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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I am so happy and thankful to have my daughter Esmeralda Solorio at KinderCare in Fontana. I love all the Staff members there. The managers, Ms. Sandra and Ms. Shauna are real helpful. They always help resolve any questions or concerns that I may have. They always have a positive attitude and take care of my needs right away without any hesitation. I am proud to have my daughter in a school that feels safe and where staff members are trustworthy. I have nothing but positive feedback about KinderCare.

- Mother

KinderCare is a wonderful fun place for any child to come and be apart of. My first tour was great! I fell in love with the school and staff members immediately. My daughter has bad allergies. The teacher of the class at that time Ms.Valerie showed me how they keep track of every child’s special needs, which made me feel safe. She also told me that I could call and speak to my daughter at any time! I was sold and felt wonderful! I could not imagine my daughter anywhere else. Kymber has learned so much from KinderCare. KinderCare is definitely the best childcare I’ve found especially being in Fontana it’s fun, safe and friendly. They have wonderful learning activities to keep your child busy, happy and actively learning.

- Mother

There are no words to explain how happy I am with the KinderCare in Fontana! The center director Ms. Sandra and Ms. Shauna have been a wonderful help for me and my daughter Esmeralda. I feel real comfortable addressing any questions or concerns without hesitation. I feel very blessed to have found KinderCare and I am very thankful for all their help. Also, my daughter has learned so much!

- Mother

My son has been going to the KinderCare in Fontana since he was around five weeks old. He is now five years old, and my second son is 15 months old. He has been attending KinderCare since he was around five weeks as well. Taking my son there was the best decision I have made as they are really good. All the staff is great, and they are always there to help you and give you all the information that you need. I am so happy to be in that facility, and I strongly recommended it to anybody that needs child care.

- Mother

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