Holly Kerwin, Center Director
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Welcome to Foster City KinderCare! Our center has been serving children and their families for over 20 years. We are excited to continue that tradition of quality! We believe in fostering whole child development. Every classroom has a special curriculum tailored specifically for that age group. Thank you for visiting our site.
Holly Kerwin, Center Director
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We are offering a special arts and crafts Learning Adventures program in the month of December called Memories from the Heart. Your child will have the opportunity to make heart felt crafts with our Learning Adventures teacher Ms. Sandra.
The staff at Foster City KinderCare is here to support your family and your child's growth and development. Our team is comosed of experienced and well trained staff.
Helping children learn and thrive is my passion! I enjoy going into classrooms and reading and singing with children or just having a conversation with them. I also enjoy supporting families and offering support and resources.
Holly has been in the Early Childhood Education field for over ten years. She has held a number of different positions including, teacher, Lead Teacher, Program Coordinator and Director.
Do the best you can until you know better. Then, when you know better, do better." - Maya Angelou
Sara has been working with young children for seven years. She began as an infant and toddler teacher while completing her Associates Degree. She then went on to be a preschool teacher and administrative assistant before joining the KinderCare team.
Ms. Elia is a great Infant teacher. She enjoys reading, singing and talking to the children in Spanish. She is a mother of five children, and enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren when she is not at work.
Ms. Laura loves working with the babies. She especially enjoys reading and singing with Infants. Ms. Laura is a mother and loves to read in her spare time.
Betty is a warm and caring infant teacher. She enjoys reading and interacting with the babies and sharing those special moments with families. Ms. Betty is also a mother of a little girl.
Ms. Helen is one of our wonderful Toddler teachers and she loves working with children and watching them learn and grow. She is very warm, caring and patient with children and we are glad to have her on our team.
Ms. Sandra has the longest tenure here at Foster City KinderCare. She loves working with young children and especially likes to sing and blow bubbles with the Toddlers. Ms. Sandra is also a mother and grandmother and in her spare time she enjoys gardening.
Ms. Stephanie loves working with the toddlers and is a natural at working with young children. She enjoys doing music and movement activities with her class.
Yvette loves working with infants and toddlers and helping children meet their early milestones. Her favorite activities to do with the children are singing, dancing, bubbles, and being silly.
Ms. Myra is a warm and friendly Discovery Preschool teacher. She enjoys doing fun, hands on, early learning activities.
Ms. Kamal loves helping children reach new milestones such as writing their name for the first time. Her favorite part of her job is knowing that she is helping to prepare children for kindergarten and beyond.
Ms. Prudence always has a warm smile on her face and tries to get to know every child in the center, not just the students in her class. Ms. Prudence is also a mother to three of her own children.
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.
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Health and safety is our number one priority. Our center has a keypad entry and fenced playgrounds to help ensure the safety of the children. We also conduct regular safety drills and we have an on site Health and Safety Coordinator.
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 though the various training opportunities in the community.
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