Megan Cash, Center Director
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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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our center is closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after.
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.
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
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.
Childhood is the most beautiful of all life's seasons.
Araceli Cortez has been working with young children for the past 7 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 Masters in Educational Leadership.
Two times each year we dedicate a day for our staff's professional development to further their training and better equip them for the care of your child. The center will be closed on this day for training to occur. If you have questions or would like to request further details, please contact your local Center Director.
Your entire family is welcome to join us October 18th for our community social. Come see how family-style dining is done at our center, mingle with other families, and, best of all, enjoy a healthy snack with your child!
You’ll better understand how we turn our meals into learning experiences and encourage the children to try new foods, practice table manners, use utensils, and simply enjoy a great meal and good company! See you there!
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.
We observe the following holidays:
Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.
Our center provides your child with a clean, safe and healthy learning environment where they will be able to excel.
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 though the various training opportunities in the community.
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