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Foster City KinderCare

1006 Metro Center Blvd. Foster City CA 94404
(650) 573-6023 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 5 YEARS
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Special Instructions:
Next to Orchard Supply Hardware

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Welcome to Foster City KinderCare where we have been providing high quality care and education for over 20 years. We are a nationally accredited program through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). We serve infants through prekindergarten and offer both full time and part time options.  Please contact us to schedule your visit, we would love to show you our programs!

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Welcome

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.

— 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.

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.

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  1. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. January's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Light and Dark, plus the Sky and Weather

      Through shadow play, experiments with flashlights, observing the Sun and more, infants and toddlers will enjoy learning about light and dark this month. Infants continue sensory development by looking at contrasting patterns and at objects that are clearly defined by sharp edges and bright colors, while toddlers will build on their understanding of the light and dark concepts with play around daytime and nighttime. The older Discovery Preschool children will turn their attention to the sky as they learn about weather, the Moon, the Sun, and stars.

      Children 4–5 years old: Transportation, Healthy Bodies, and Winter

      For children in the Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms, January is filled with variety! They’ll begin by learning about transportation and studying how things get from “here” to “there.” A few weeks later, the focus will shift to health and bodies, with an emphasis placed on how to make good choices for a growing body. Towards the end of the month, children will be introduced to the transformative nature of the winter season and learn how to dress and take care of themselves when it’s cold outside. 

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

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.

  • 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:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Child and Adolescent Development
  • Sara Dixon, Assistant 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.

    Year Started:
    7/20/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
    Education:
    AS degree in Early Childhood Education and BA degree in Child and Adolescent Development
  • 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:
    9 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:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
    Education:
    Associate's of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education, Master Teacher's Permit
  • Ms. Beatriz (Betty), Infants

    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.

    Previous Experience:
    Betty worked at a vet clinic while she was getting her education in early childhood.
    Year Started:
    11/10/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Holds 21 Early Childhood Education units and is working toward a degree in ECE
  • 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:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 Years
    Education:
    Degree in Biological Science and holds an Early Childhood Education Master Teacher's Permit
  • 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:
    21 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30 Years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education Certificate
  • Ms. Stephanie, Toddler Classroom

    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.

    Previous Experience:
    Stephanie worked as a substitute teacher at another center prior to joing us.
    Year Started:
    4/29/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
    Education:
    In progress of completing her CDA in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Yvette, Toddler Classroom

    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.

    Previous Experience:
    Yvette previously worked as an Infant/Toddler teacher at another center for 14 years prior to joining our team.
    Year Started:
    9/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 years
    Education:
    21 Early Childhood Education units
  • Ms. Myra, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Myra is a warm and friendly Discovery Preschool teacher.  She enjoys doing fun, hands on, early learning activities.

    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:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree, 12 Early Childhood Education Units
  • Ms. Kamal, Preschool

    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.

    Previous Experience:
    Kamal worked in a kindergarten classroom before joining our team.
    Year Started:
    8/3/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Masters of Arts in Education
  • Ms. Prudence, Prekindergarten Teacher

    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.

    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:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Education:
    12 Early Childhood Education Units, College Credits in Literature and Child Psychology

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. December's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Family, Friends, and Things that Go!

      Infants and toddlers will be exploring family and friends, while three-year-olds will focus on things that go vroom! Social and emotional development is foundational to growth and development in babies, so this month, infants and toddlers will participate in activities that reinforce their connection to family while also exploring connections that exist outside their home, such as friends. Meanwhile, their older friends in Discovery Preschool will learn about and play around with things that move (like bicycles, cars, buses, trains, and airplanes), which are all very exciting for little ones as they continue to explore the world outside their homes. 

      Children 4–5 years old: My Country + Tools and Machines

      The four- and five-year-olds continue exploring the world around them by learning about the state and country they live in! They’ll sings songs, play games based on travel, and learn about flags, state foods, and more. Children will also be introduced to cardinal directions (east, west, north, and south) and gain an appreciation for travel and meeting new friends from different places. 

      Children are naturally fascinated with machines and how things work and are put together. So to encourage that fascination, during the second half of this month children will learn about and play around with tools and machines. In addition to building literacy skills by using the names of machines and tools, children will develop math skills by graphing information, counting wheels, and more.

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

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

  • Hindi
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian

Holidays Observed

New Year’s Day
Memorial Day
4th of July
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
The day after Thanksgiving
Christmas
 

Health and Safety

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. 

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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The Foster City KinderCare staff members have taken such good care of my sweet boy. Their daily dedication, patience, teaching and warmth is truly appreciated by my family.

- Mother
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