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Foster City KinderCare

Holly Kerwin, Center Director

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

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

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
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Foster City KinderCare is proudly pursuing NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accreditation. 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!

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.

Holly Kerwin, Center Director

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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.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program

Cooking

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.

Math

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.

Music

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Wednesday August 05, 2015
    1. Foster City Library Visit

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      Foster City Librarians will be here to do story telling.

  2. Friday August 07, 2015
    1. Jump for Joy Music

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      Singing and dancing fun with Jump for Joy music.

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

    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

    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. Alexa

    Ms. Alexa, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Alexa 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. Alexa worked at another childcare center and as a nanny prior to joining Knowledge Universe.
    Year Started:
    9/18/2012
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Certificate
  • Ms. Elia

    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:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Education:
    29 Early Childhood Education Units
  • Ms. Laura

    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:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
    Education:
    Associate's of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education, Master Teacher's Permit
  • Ms. Beatriz (Betty)

    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
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Holds 21 Early Childhood Education units and is working toward a degree in ECE
  • Ms. Helen

    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

    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

    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:
    20 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30 Years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education Certificate
  • Ms. Jaime

    Ms. Jaime, Discovery Preschool

    Jaime loves building bonds with the children in her class.  She also loves watching them grow and learn each and every day, and sharing those meaningful moments with families.

    Previous Experience:
    Jaime worked at another preschool prior to joining our team.
    Year Started:
    7/11/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
    Education:
    12 Early Childhood Education units and continuing
  • Ms. Angelica

    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
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
    Education:
    AA degree in Social and Behavioral Science and she holds an Infant/Toddler Certificate from CCSF
  • Ms. Michelle

    Ms. Michelle, Floater Teacher

    Ms. Michelle is one of our wonderful Floater 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
  • Ms. Amber

    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:
    2 Years
    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. Prudence

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

July 2015 Events

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  1. Thursday July 16, 2015
    1. Bubble Mania Show

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      Bubble Mania will be here performing bubble tricks for the children and of course giving them time to explore the bubbles.

  2. Wednesday July 29, 2015
    1. Story Teller - John Weaver

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      Professional story teller John Weaver will be hear to share, read and act out stories with our children.

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
  • Tagalog

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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