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Alvarado KinderCare

Megan Cash, Center Director

32710 Falcon Dr. Fremont CA 94555
(510) 324-3569 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 5 years old
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Welcome

Welcome to Alvarado KinderCare 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 the children's development, socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually. We look forward to meeting you and your child. Thank you for visiting our site.

Megan Cash, Center Director

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AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

We’re so proud!

Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited–nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.

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SCHOOL-READY

Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.

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.

Monthly Activities

May's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Colors and Shapes

Spring fills nature with vibrant colors and interesting shapes, making this the perfect month for the infants, toddlers, and children in Discovery Preschool to explore these concepts. Infants will have a blast as they smash paint in plastic bags and explore blocks with different shapes, while toddlers will practice identifying and sorting different shapes and colors before making their own color-and-shape books! Meanwhile, the children in Discovery Preschool will create rainbow artwork and continue to practice sorting, counting, and matching shapes and colors.

Children 4–5 years old: Insects and Spiders + Water

Some children might find insects and spiders a bit frightening, but this month they’ll discover how cool these tiny critters really are. Children will find out how insects create food for plants, how bees makes honey, why spiders spin webs, and more. After that, children will dive into the world of water! Preschoolers will learn about how water can take three forms (solid, liquid, and gas), children in Pre-K will learn about the importance of keeping water clean and explore the different ways people use water, and our kindergarteners will learn about different water sources and why water conservation is so important. 

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.

Teachers & Staff

The teachers at our center will welcome your child into their class with open arms and a smile. They are long-term staff and have really transformed their individual classrooms into a child's learning paradise.

  • Megan Cash, Center Director

    I want to ensure that each family, as well as their children, feel completely comfortable being a part of our center's family, as well as providing the teachers and staff with the right tools to educate and nurture the children effectively.

    Megan Cash is very excited to join the Alvarado KinderCare family as the Center Director. She previously worked at the Evergreen KinderCare as the Assistant Director and at the Foxworthy KinderCare in San Jose as a teacher for over five years. She is also a proud mother of her three-year-old daughter, Madison, and fifteen-year-old son, Gavin. Megan feels that the most important part of working with children is building trust and making a strong connection with each child and their family. Once that bond has been created, learning and developmental growth comes naturally.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to KinderCare, Megan was a prekindergarten teacher at a school in Los Gatos.
    Year Started:
    5/1/2008
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9
  • Araceli Cortez, Assistant Director

    Childhood is the most beautiful of all life's seasons.

    Araceli Cortez has been working with young children for the past seven years. She started with KinderCare at the Foster City center and joined the Alvarado team in 2013 as a preschool teacher and now the Assistant Director. Araceli loves coming to school each day and seeing the smiles of all the children that walk through our doors. Being able to build meaningful relationships with the children and families of the center is what she loves most about working here. Araceli is also a proud mother of her four-year-old son, Giovanni, and has recently gone back to school to earn her Master in Educational Leadership.

    Year Started:
    5/14/2012
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Human Development from University of California Davis
  • Ms. Julie, Infant Classroom

    Year Started:
    9/2/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4

Upcoming Center Activities

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May's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Colors and Shapes

Spring fills nature with vibrant colors and interesting shapes, making this the perfect month for the infants, toddlers, and children in Discovery Preschool to explore these concepts. Infants will have a blast as they smash paint in plastic bags and explore blocks with different shapes, while toddlers will practice identifying and sorting different shapes and colors before making their own color-and-shape books! Meanwhile, the children in Discovery Preschool will create rainbow artwork and continue to practice sorting, counting, and matching shapes and colors.

Children 4–5 years old: Insects and Spiders + Water

Some children might find insects and spiders a bit frightening, but this month they’ll discover how cool these tiny critters really are. Children will find out how insects create food for plants, how bees makes honey, why spiders spin webs, and more. After that, children will dive into the world of water! Preschoolers will learn about how water can take three forms (solid, liquid, and gas), children in Pre-K will learn about the importance of keeping water clean and explore the different ways people use water, and our kindergarteners will learn about different water sources and why water conservation is so important. 

Monday May 29, 2017
Center Closed for Memorial 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

  • Arabic
  • Hindi
  • Mandarin
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese, Tagalog

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

We observe the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

Our center provides your child with a clean, safe, and healthy learning environment where they will be able to excel.

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

I have been taking my son to KinderCare since he was four-months-old. I have seen tremendous development for the past two years. The staff is very friendly and they provide my son the same nurturing environment that I want for him since I cannot be a stay-at-home mom. They care for the kids that go there and if any situation may arise they are very prompt on calling the parents. Keep up the great job! You may have another one of my kids soon there.

- Mother

We have used this daycare since our son was six-months-old. The infant and toddler care providers are very caring and capable. I like that they have structured times with different activities and they keep my son on a consistent nap schedule.

- Mother

My son started going to this center when he was almost two-years-old. He had some developmental delays and was not eating well. The staff really helped him catch up and now he is doing very well. My son just loves his "school" and all his teachers, and so do we.

- Mother
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