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Foster City KinderCare

Holly Kerwin,
Center Director

1006 Metro Center Blvd. Foster City CA 94404
Ph: (650) 573-6023
Ages:
6 Weeks to 6 YEARS
Open:
6:30 AM to 6:00 PM, M-F

SPECIAL DIRECTIONS: Next to Orchard Hardware Supply

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS BUSED TO: N/A

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

""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.  

Year Started:
12/17/2012
Tenure:
2 Years
Years in ECE industry:
10 years
Education:
Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Child and Adolescent Development

Jessica Nagayo, Assistant Director

""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.""

Jessica has been working with young children for over thirteen years and has held both teaching and management positions.  She enjoys spending time supporting the classrooms and helping to manage the center.

Year Started:
8/1/2013
Tenure:
1 Year
Years in ECE industry:
13 Years
Education:
Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education

Ms. Claire, Infant Classroom

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:
2 Years
Years in ECE industry:
6 Years
Education:
Associate's of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education

Ms. Elia, Infant Classroom

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

Ms. Laura, Infant Classroom

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:
2 Years
Years in ECE industry:
9 Years
Education:
Associate's of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education, Master Teacher's Permit

Ms. Sheriann, Infant Classroom

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

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:
7 Years
Years in ECE industry:
17 Years
Education:
Degree in Biological Science, Pursuing Early Childhood Education Master Teacher's Permit

Ms. Myra, Toddler Classroom

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
Tenure:
1 Year
Years in ECE industry:
5 Years
Education:
Bachelor's of Arts Degree, 12 Early Childhood Education Units

Ms. Sandra, Toddler Classroom

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. Angelica, Discovery Preschool Teacher

Ms. Angelica loves working with children and watching them learn and grow.  She enjoys reading, singing, and circle time.  She also enjoys documenting and displaying children's work.

Previous Experience:

Angelica worked in other childcare centers prior to joining KinderCare.

Year Started:
2/3/2014
Years in ECE industry:
5 years
Education:
AA degree in Social and Behavioral Science and she holds an Infant/Toddler Certificate from CCSF

Ms. Amber, Preschool Classroom

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
Tenure:
1 Year
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, Toddler Teacher

Ms. Michelle is one of our wonderful Toddler Teachers. She 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:
6 Years
Years in ECE industry:
14 Years
Education:
Early Childhood Education Certificate

Mr. Stephen, Floating Teacher

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:
4 Years
Years in ECE industry:
10 Years
Education:
Degree in Child Development

Ms. Prudence, Prekindergarten Teacher

Ms. Prudence is . 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:
2 Years
Years in ECE industry:
5 Years
Education:
12 Early Childhood Education Units, College Credits in Literature and Child Psychology

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