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Foster City KinderCare

Holly Kerwin, Center Director
1006 Metro Center Blvd., Foster City, CA 94404

  • Ph: (650) 573-6023
  • Open: 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM, M-F
  • Fax: (650) 573-6127
  • Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

Teachers & Staff

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.

Holly Kerwin, Center Director

Bio:

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.  

Quote:

"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."

  • Year Started: 12/17/2012
  • Tenure: 1 Year
  • Years in ECE Industry: 10 years
  • Education:

    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Child and Adolescent Development

Jessica Nagayo, Assistant Director

Previous Experience:

Jessica has been working with young children for over thirteen years and has held both teaching and management positions.

Quote:

"It is a joy to work with children and be a part of their learning experiences. Seeing wonder and excitement in a child's eyes is a rewarding and fulfilling experience."

  • Year Started: 8/1/2013
  • Years in ECE Industry: 13 Years
  • Education:

    Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education

  • Other Languages Spoken:

    Tagalog

Ms. Claire, Infant Classroom

Bio:

Ms. Claire is one of our warm and caring Infant teachers. She enjoys implementing activities and displaying them for families and she also likes to take the babies outdoors.

Previous Experience:

Ms. Claire worked at other childcare centers prior to joining Knowledge Universe.

  • Year Started: 6/1/2012
  • Tenure: 1 Year
  • Years in ECE Industry: 6 Years
  • Education:

    Associate's of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education

Ms. Elia, Infant Classroom

Bio:

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.

Previous Experience:

Ms. Elia worked in the food industry prior to joining KinderCare.

  • Year Started: 3/1/2007
  • Tenure: 7 Years
  • Years in ECE Industry: 7 Years
  • Education:

    29 Early Childhood Education Units

  • Other Languages Spoken:

    Spanish

Ms. Laura, Infant Classroom

Bio:

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.

Previous Experience:

Ms. Laura worked as an Infant/Toddler teacher and before and after school teacher for many years.

  • Year Started: 7/1/2012
  • Tenure: 1 Year
  • Years in ECE Industry: 9 Years
  • Education:

    Associate's of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education, Master Teacher's Permit

Ms. Sheriann, Infant Classroom

Bio:

Ms. Sheriann has a true passion for working with young children, which is why she recently returned to teaching after being a Center Director for a number of years. Ms. Sheriann loves being with the Infants and enjoys doing sensory projects with them. When she is away from work she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.

Previous Experience:

Ms. Sheriann has held many positions prior to joining Knowledge Universe. She has been both a teacher and a Center Director, but recently returned to teaching which is her first passion.

  • Year Started: 4/1/2011
  • Tenure: 3 Years
  • Years in ECE Industry: 27 Years
  • Education:

    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Psychology, California Teaching Commission Site Supervisor Permit

Ms. Helen, Toddler Classroom

Bio:

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.

Previous Experience:

Ms. Helen worked in other childcare centers prior to joining KinderCare.

  • Year Started: 11/1/2007
  • Tenure: 6 Years
  • Years in ECE Industry: 17 Years
  • Education:

    Degree in Biological Science, Pursuing Early Childhood Education Master Teacher's Permit

  • Other Languages Spoken:

    Amharic, Tigrina

Ms. Myra, Toddler Classroom

Bio:

Ms. Myra is a warm and friendly Toddler Teacher. She enjoys singing and doing art activities with the Toddlers.

Previous Experience:

Ms. Myra worked at other Preschools on the East coast prior to moving to California and joining KinderCare.

  • Year Started: 10/1/2013
  • Years in ECE Industry: 5 Years
  • Education:

    Bachelor's of Arts Degree, 12 Early Childhood Education Units

  • Other Languages Spoken:

    Tagalog

Ms. Sandra, Toddler Classroom

Bio:

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.

  • Year Started: 1/1/1995
  • Tenure: 19 Years
  • Years in ECE Industry: 30 Years
  • Education:

    Early Childhood Education Certificate

Ms. Sheryl, Toddler Classroom

Bio:

Ms. Sheryl is one of our wonderful Toddler teachers. She is fun and enthusiastic and is great at sharing information with families.

Previous Experience:

Ms. Sheryl worked as a substitute teacher and nanny prior to joining the KinderCare team.

  • Year Started: 5/1/2013
  • Years in ECE Industry: 5 Years
  • Education:

    6 Early Childhood Education Units, Pursuing Degree in Early Childhood Education

Ms. Eva, Discovery Preschool Classroom

Bio:

Ms. Eva is one of our dynamic Discovery Preschool (Two-year-old) teachers. Every day she comes to work with a lot of energy and isn't afraid to be silly and dance with the children.

  • Year Started: 9/1/2007
  • Tenure: 6 Years
  • Years in ECE Industry: 8 Years
  • Education:

    12 Early Childhood Education Units

  • Other Languages Spoken:

    Spanish

Ms. Amber, Preschool Classroom

Bio:

Ms. Amber is very creative and always implementing fun, hands on activities. She makes our curriculum come alive in her Preschool class. She especially enjoys reading to children and collecting rare and old children's books. Ms. Amber is also a mother and enjoys archery in her spare time.

Previous Experience:

Ms. Amber worked as Preschool teacher in another center and also worked as a framing specialist.

  • Year Started: 6/1/2013
  • Years in ECE Industry: 10 Years
  • Education:

    Associate's of Arts Degree in Literature, Pursuing Associate's of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education

Ms. Michelle, Floating Teacher

Bio:

Ms. Michelle is one of our wonderful Floating Teachers. She has the opportunity to interact with all of the children and families here at Foster City KinderCare. Ms. Michelle is great at making outdoor time a learning time by organizing activities and games on the yard.

Previous Experience:

Ms. Michelle worked as a teacher at other childcare centers before joining KinderCare.

  • Year Started: 8/1/2008
  • Tenure: 5 Years
  • Years in ECE Industry: 14 Years
  • Education:

    Early Childhood Education Certificate

Ms. Prudence, Floating Teacher

Bio:

Ms. Prudence is a Floating Teacher, which means she has the opportunity to support and interact with all of the classrooms and all of the families. She always has a warm smile on her face and loves that she gets to know every child and family in our center. Ms. Prudence is also a mother to three of her own children.

Previous Experience:

Ms. Prudence worked as a Prekindergarten teacher at another center and also managed her husband's chiropratic office prior to that.

  • Year Started: 5/1/2012
  • Tenure: 1 Year
  • Years in ECE Industry: 5 Years
  • Education:

    12 Early Childhood Education Units, College Credits in Literature and Child Psychology

Mr. Stephen, Floating Teacher

Bio:

Mr. Stephen is always helping to make KinderCare a fun place to be. He enjoys helping in all of the rooms and getting to know the children and their families.

Previous Experience:

Mr. Stephen worked at other Preschools and as a soccer coach and enrichment teacher prior to joining Knowledge Universe.

  • Year Started: 11/1/2010
  • Tenure: 3 Years
  • Years in ECE Industry: 10 Years
  • Education:

    Degree in Child Development

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