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Calaveras KinderCare

Christina Rodriguez, Center Director

4727 Calaveras Ave. Fremont CA 94538
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On Calaveras Blvd.Cross Street is Blacow

At Calaveras KinderCare, we are excited to announce that we are working towards NAEYC accreditation! Our center is excited to make our services, programs, classrooms and teachers even better than before!

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Welcome to KinderCare Calaveras in Fremont. We are very happy to meet with you and your child. You are going to love our unique classrooms. They are bright, open, and welcoming to children. We provide a safe, secure, and stimulating environment. Our child centered, play based approach assists children's development, socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually. We look forward to meeting you and your child. Thank you for visiting our site.

Christina Rodriguez, Center Director

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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

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.

Private Kindergarten Programs (5 – 6 Years)

As children reach school age, our comprehensive full-day kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate, and create – all in a nurturing, small-class setting. Our team of expert educators has created a unique curriculum of reading, language, arts, math, science, and physical fitness that’s presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so children will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.

Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)

Even after school's out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating environment. That's where our Catch the Wave® program comes in. This innovative before – and after-school program allows school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help to fun physical activities, our program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.

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.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program


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. 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

Every one of our teachers goes through the same rigorous hiring process to ensure their dedication and passion and their ability to meet the developmental and emotional needs of your child. We confirm professional references and conduct national criminal background screenings. Each member of our staff meets or exceeds the qualification requirements set by state law. Staff also complete a full orientation and complete a comprehensive training program.

  • Christina Rodriguez

    Christina Rodriguez, Center Director

    I absolutely love working with children and there is no other job that I can picture myself doing besides this. Being able to teach the children and make a difference in their lives and to help shape who they will become is invaluable.

    Anabel started working with children as an aide in a Child Care Home. It was there that she fell in love with working with children, and decided then to make it her profession. During her time in college, while pursuing her Bachelor's Degree, Anabel worked in various Early Childhood Education settings. She worked as an aide in the State Preschool Programs with Fremont Unified School District, and also worked in their Junior High School ESL Programs. From there she also worked as a private nanny and a substitute teacher in a before and after school care program. In the Fall of 2007 Anabel completed her studies and received her Bachelor's Degree in Child and Adolescent Development, along with a minor in Sociology from San Jose State University. After college, she went on to be a Toddler Teacher at the NASA Child Development Center, then went on to be a Master Teacher with a Non-Profit Child Development Agency. Finally, in 2012 Anabel joined the KinderCare family as a Center Director.

    Previous Experience:
    Anabel has previous experience in Early Childhood Education settings, including State Preschool Programs, Non-Profit Preschool Programs, Child Care Homes and Child Development Centers.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, no good, very bad day
    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 Years
  • Anna Ottavis, Assistant Director

    Previous Experience:
    Assistant Nursery Cordinator for Harbor Light Church for five years, Teacher at King Kids Preschool for three years, worked summer camps for grade K-6th, Coach volleyball for ages 7-14 for eight years, and worked as a teacher at Harbor Light since 2005.
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
    BA in Child and Adolescent Development, AA in Human Development, AA in Social Science
  • Ms. Diana

    Ms. Diana, Discovery Preschool

    Being a part of a child's life knowing that you made a difference. Being part of the 'Awww' moments.

    Ms. Diana joined the Kindercare team in October of 2013.  She grew up and went to school right around the corner.  She attended Chabot College and has gotten her Associate's Permit.  She likes to be silly with kids; the part she holds dear to her heart is when a child surpasses a milestone.  In the meantime, she is also trying to cross off more things from her bucket list.

    Previous Experience:
    Work for four years in a preschool setting, as well as a nanny for two years.
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Associates Permit
  • Ms. Gurdeep

    Ms. Gurdeep, Pre-K

    I love to work with young children, to teach and play with them. They are so much fun with their smiles and questions on their young faces. We explore and learn together everyday.

    Previous Experience:
    Kidango - 2 years Children Galaxy - 1 year Watch Me Grow - 6 years AdventureTime - 9 years Childs Hideaway - 7 months
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 years
    Master's Degree in Physical Education from India and a Bachelor's Degree in the U.S.A.
  • Ms. Renee

    Ms. Renee, Preschool

    I come to work everyday to see the smiles on the childrens faces and can't wait to hear what they're going to say.

    Renee has worked at this center for just over a year now.  She currently has completed 17 units in Early Childhood Education.  Renee loves sensory and to create new experiences for the children.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Renee has previously worked in a childcare and preschools.
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 units completed
  • Ms. Brittney, Support Teacher

    I love my job because it brings joy to my eyes and heart to see how the children master the many milestones they've been working so hard at to accomplish.

    Ms. Brittney has been working with our Kindercare Center since April 2014.  She has an Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Human Development with a concentration in Early Childhood Dvelopment, which she obtained at CSU East Bay.  Ms. Brittney has a very creative mind, which she displays in the classroom very well.

    Previous Experience:
    Worked with special needs children, and children preschool through the 5th grade.
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 years
    Bachelor's of Arts in Human Development (Early Childhood) and an Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts
  • Ms. Savita, Transitional Kindergarten and Private Kindergarten

    Hi!  My name is Savita Kahli.  I was born in India.  I have been married for 11 years and I am blessed with a wonderful 9 year old daughter.  My educational background includes a Master's in Education.  I enjoy listening to music, traveling, gardening and spending time with my family.  I try to make the class more interesting as well as easier so that each child enjoys it more.  I do not just want to stick to academics.  Additionally, I plan activities to develop the students creative skills and interests.  The most wonderful part of my job is that I get to help children build a strong foundation that not only prepares them for school, but also prepares them for life.

    Previous Experience:
    Various roles in the ECE field
    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
    Master's in Education
  • Ms. Nelly

    Ms. Nelly, Toddler Classroom

    I love my job and working with the toddlers. I enjoy making them laugh and helping them discover the world around them.

    Ms. Nelly joined KinderCare in 2008 as a cook. Because of her passion for education and children, Ms. Nelly pursued her own education and advanced from cook to a Teacher. She enjoys getting down to each child's level and exploring the world around them.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Nelly worked at an In-home provider.
    Year Started:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
    15 Units in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Lucia

    Ms. Lucia, PreK / Health and Safety Coordinator

    Teachers who love teaching, teach children to love learning." - Unknown Author

    Ms. Lucia has been a part of the Kindercare family since February 2013.  It all started when she took a ROP class in High School in Early Childhood studies.  She knew than that her future was teaching young children.  She started in the Discovery Preschool classroom and now is teaching phonics and music program.  Ms. Lucia makes phonics fun through games and teaching skills and tools to begin reading.  She also loves seeing the children express themselves through music and movement.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Lucia worked as a teacher at a HeadStart program.
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Early Childhood Education Credits
  • Ms. Ruby

    Ms. Ruby, Preschool Classroom

    I find myself really enjoying the kids and being at school. Just seeing the children smiling puts a smile on my face.

    Ms. Ruby has a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and has ECE units from Ohlone College.  Ruby worked Kindercare for 7 years.  She is looking forward to many happy and wonderful years at KLC.  Ruby loved seeing how the children grow from year to year.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Ruby has previous experience working as a Prekindergarten teacher. She worked for five years in a New Horizon school.
    Year Started:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education

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
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian

Holidays Observed

New Year's Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Day

Health and Safety

Keeping your child safe and secure is our first priority.Our school has a keypad entry for parents to enter into the classrooms. All children must be signed in and out on our paper based roster on a daily basis. We have fenced in playground with alarms. Our entire staff is CPR and First Aid certified.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

Share Your Story
If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

We became parents to a 21 month boy from Russia in Dec 2011 that did not know any English and, as expected, had separation anxiety. We were blessed to be able to bond with him for 6 weeks but, as full time working parents, we had to find a preschool that can nurture him in care, education and social skills.
We visited a handful of preschools but never felt comfortable until we visited Calaveras Kindercare in Fremont. The staff was very welcoming, and our son actually felt comfortable to explore the toddler room.
The teachers were very understanding when he cried at drop off and had the skills to calm him down and make him comfortable. This trait still holds true today when I see other children being dropped off.

Our son started in the Toddler class, at age 2 moved to the Discovery Preschool class, at 3 to the Preschool class, at 4 to the Pre-K class and at 5 to the Transition-K/Kinder class where he just graduated. In his time at Kindercare he has learned so many things and has been equipped with the tools needed for Kindergarten, both academically and socially.

The staff is excellent. They have an open door policy and any concern I had was always taken care of.

Lastly, the lunch menu/snacks are healthy. Our son loves to eat and never came home hungry! In fact, he taught us how to eat healthier!

If you're looking for a preschool, I recommend you visit more than one but definitely visit Kindercare Calaveras and bring your child during the visit. You'll know if/when its feels right.

Arriola Family
- Parents

Moving to Fremont a year ago we were looking for a nice and warm place for our children to stay. After visiting several childcare facilities we finally got to see KinderCare Calaveras. Anabel, the Director, welcomed us with a warm smile, showed us the different classrooms our kids would stay in, explained the program and curriculum to us and we finally knew that we found the place we were looking for!
It has been a year now, and all the teachers we have worked with are great. The staff is kind, helpful and care about the children. Our kids love to go there.  And it is good to know that this facility provides the love and care we were looking for.  They are learning to interact with other children of the same age group. They not only have so much fun playing with their friends but also learning a lot in a very child-friendly way.
We feel very comfortable knowing our kids in trustful hands and enjoying their day.

- Mother

Our four year old twins have been coming to KinderCare since the age of two - we transitioned from having a nanny at home to daycare five days a week.  This was a huge change and shift for our family. During this time, we also noticed that our son, in particular, was having some significant developmental delays. While we struggled to get answers, the KinderCare family was right there with us - always supportive and caring and committed to helping our son as much as we were. When he was finally diagnosed just prior to the age of three with Autism Spectrum Disorder, we began the process of getting him as much help as possible. Interventions include speech therapy, occupation therapy and behavioral therapy. Again, the KinderCare family has accommodated our special needs by allowing these therapists to work with our son on-site and they have been instrumental in modifying practices in order to tailor his care according to his specific needs. KinderCare has even expanded their curriculum in order to educate the fellow kiddos about children who are different yet the same. We have noticed so many improvements in our son and he is thriving. We still have a long journey but our goal remains the same – we want to maximize the potential for both of our children in a safe, loving and nurturing environment where there are no judgements. And we are so blessed to have found that at KinderCare.  We are grateful to the wonderful KinderCare family!
-Lakshmi & Perry, parents of KinderCare kiddos

- Mother
Having to leave a child at daycare will make any parent feel nervous and uncertain.  With my 3 year old son in Kindercare, I am confident that he is being taught by the most loving and caring staff. Nothing makes me feel more secure than seeing my son hug his teachers and greeting them hello, or asking if he could stay longer when I come to pick him up.  I am infinitely grateful to the staff at Kindercare for providing a place for my son to laugh, learn, and feel loved.  Thank you!

- Mother

My son goes here 5 days a week.  He's 2.5 and has been going a little over 6 months here.  The teachers and management are top notch here.

Anabel & Yolanda run this place, and both are very good at their jobs.  All the teachers are friendly and very good with the kids.  My son has been in 2 classrooms now and loves all 4 teachers he's had.  

Leaving your kid somewhere daily is a big decision and I'm happy my son goes here everyday.

- Father

I've been sending my daughter here part-time since she was about 20 months old. She is 24 months old now and I am very happy with her experience at Kindercare since the last 4 months. It is a safe, fun environment for children. I feel secure knowing that my daughter is well-looked after. Miss Nelly who is the primary care-giver for that age-group is very good, so are the other teachers who help her . You have a range of options from a minimum of two half-days a week to a maximum of five full days a week. Overall, I am very happy with the experience and can't imagine entrusting my daughter to anybody else's care!

- Mother

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