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Woodward Park KinderCare

Melissa Lozano, Center Director

993 East Champlain Dr. Fresno CA 93720
(559) 433-6630 Contact this center

Ages: 6 WEEKS to 12 YEARS

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Special Instructions:
Corner of Champlain and Perrin Across from Save Mart shopping center

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Fugman, Valley Oak, Liberty, Copper Hills, Maple Creek, Lincoln, Fort Washington, (We may be able to accomodate others; please call your center to check availability)

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Welcome to Woodward Park KinderCare! Please take a look at all we have to offer and call us to schedule a tour today. Here at KinderCare, we offer high-quality classrooms along with a balanced curriculum and individual attention by caring teachers. Our purpose is to create a nurturing and meaningful environment where your child can grow and learn.

Melissa Lozano, 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

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.

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.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program


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.

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.

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Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Tuesday October 18, 2016
    1. Join Our Community Social

      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!

  2. Monday October 10, 2016
    1. Professional Development Day - Center Closed


      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.

Teachers & Staff

The KinderCare staff would like to welcome you and your child(ren) to our family! With many dedicated years of service in the Early Childhood Education field, our staff is ready to meet your family. We offer a safe and nurturing environment and give the best care and education possible. Our teachers are very engaged and truly care about each and every child. You and your child will love all of our teachers just as much as they will love you!

  • Melissa Lozano

    Melissa Lozano, Center Director

    “I come to work each day because it is what I love to do. I have a passion for watching children grow, develop, and reaching their educational milestones. The center staff is amazing and dedicated to making each day the best day for our children.”

    Melissa has been working in the Early Childhood Education field for over fifteen years. Her hard work and dedication to the center is undeniable. The spirit and passion she shows for everyone around her is out of this world. She is inspired to come to work each day because of the difference she is making in the lives of the children and their families.

    Years in ECE industry:
    15 years
    Bachelor's of Science Degree in Child Development
  • Aimee Green

    Aimee Green, Assistant Director

    I enjoy my job because it allows me to work with children each day and make a positive impact on their lives. I am inspired by helping children discover a love for learning! Knowing that we have such a great staff at our center makes me proud to say that we can offer our families the very best in early childhood education.

    Aimee has worked with children for over ten years. She has experience working for Clovis Unified as well as a teacher at KinderCare in both Discovery Preschool and Infant classrooms. She is dedicated to making this center the best it can be to offer all families the best quality care.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giving Tree
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Working on Bachelors in Educational Studies
  • Ms. Vicki

    Ms. Vicki, Infant 1 Classroom

    “I am inspired to come to work each day because of the children in my care, the trust from their parents, and the support my co-workers provide me.”

    Ms. Vicki has been working in the Early Childhood Education field for 34 years. She is one of the sweetest people you will ever meet and her passion for caring after infants is evident in the way she treats and loves each child.

    Years in ECE industry:
    34 Years
    Working on AA Degree
  • Ms. Deysi

    Ms. Deysi, Infant 1 Classroom

    “The hugs and knowledge we can give the children and being part of their daily lives makes my profession well worth getting up and coming to work each day.”

    Ms. Deysi has been working in the Early Childhood Education field for six years. She loves all of the things she teaches the children, and also all of the things they teach her every day. Her passion and devotion to the babies in her classroom is touching.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    I Love You Forever
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Child Development and Infant/Toddler units
  • Ms. Nancie

    Ms. Nancie, Infant Classroom

    “I enjoy seeing the smiles on the children’s faces each day. I also enjoy seeing the center staff and knowing they are here to support me.”

    Ms. Nancie has been working in the Early Childhood Education field for over seven years. Interacting with the children, talking to them and learning new things as they get older are just a few things she loves most about working with children.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Are You My Mother?
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 Years
    A.S. Degree in Child Development
  • Ms. Serena

    Ms. Serena, Infant Classroom

    “Working with infants is not something everyone can do. I believe myself and my fellow teachers have something special because we love the children more than words can describe and they love us just as much.”

    Ms. Serena has been working Early Childhood Education field for 20 years. She is inspired to come to work each day because of the love she has for each and every child. Whether she is singing up and down the hallway or making someone laugh, Ms. Serena always has a smile on her face.

    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
  • Ms. Elizabeth

    Ms. Elizabeth, Toddler 1 Classroom

    “I love knowing that I am a part of the children's education. The children in my class are my biggest inspiration.”

    Ms. Liz has been working in the Early Childhood Education field for 15 years. She is one of the most amazing teachers you will come across. Her energy and passion for all of her children is truly touching.

    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Fresno City College
  • Ms. Evelyn

    Ms. Evelyn, Toddler 1 Classroom

    “Knowing that each individual child can express themselves in creative art lets me know that children learn in so many different ways. As educators it is our job to provide the children with different opportunities to do so.”

    Ms. Evelyn has been working in the Early Childhood Education field for 24 years. Being able to see the children’s precious smiles and being able to bond with them is what motivates her to continue her career in this field.

    Years in ECE industry:
    24 Years
    Fresno State Early Education Program
  • Ms. Tiani

    Ms. Tiani, Toddler 2 Classroom

    I love to see the children smile and give hugs. The way they light up when they learn something new is incredible.

    Tiani has been working with children for 15 years. She likes to provide her class with a fun and exciting curriculum. She likes to incorporate muisc and silliness into learning.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    I Love You Forever
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
  • Ms. Celeste

    Ms. Celeste, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    “I love my job because of each child’s eagerness to learn and the confidence they feel at the end of the day after they have accomplished a new milestone.”

    Ms. Celeste has been working in the Early Childhood Education field for 9 years. Giving significant long-term benefit through high quality education to children is what Ms. Celeste loves the most about working with children.

    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
  • Ms. Regina

    Ms. Regina, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    By making education fun, I can lead children to have a love for learning.

    Regina is a hard working and dedicated teacher who does her best to give her students the best quality education each day. She takes the time to make each child feel special.

    Years in ECE industry:
    11 Years
  • Ms. Vanna

    Ms. Vanna, Preschool Classroom

    “Just being around the children, having fun, laughing, and smiling with them is priceless. The wonderful staff here at the center is unbeatable.”

    Ms. Vanna has been working in the Early Childhood Education field for eight years and has her Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies. Being able to watch the children master different milestones in their developmental growth is what Ms. Vanna loves most about her job.

    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
    Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies
  • Ms. Maly

    Ms. Maly, Pre-Kindergarten Classroom

    I love knowing that I am making a difference in the children's lives, just as they are in mine.

    Maly has worked with children for about 11 years and really loves to teach them new and exciting things each day. She is an excellent team player and really takes the time to bond with each child in her class.

    Years in ECE industry:
    Pursuing Child Development Degree
  • Ms. Stephanie

    Ms. Stephanie, Transitional Kindergarten Classroom

    “I love knowing that I take part in the children's education. They inspire me. The love and joy they bring is worth everything.”

    Ms. Stephanie has her Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies and has been working in the Early Childhood Education field for almost 20 years. The way Ms. Stephanie teaches the children is simply touching. It is evident that the children are loved and cared for in her classroom.

    Year Started:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
    Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies
  • Ms. Michelle

    Ms. Michelle, School Age Teacher

    “I love all the learning and discoveries each child does on a daily biases.”

    Ms. Michelle helps out with breaks and lunches throughout the school and is also our bus driver. She has been working in Early Childhood Education field for 25 years. The expressions the children have when they have learned something new is why she strives to come to work every day.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Harry Potter books
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 Years
  • Ms. Kendra

    Ms. Kendra, School Age Room

    I like to help kids have fun as they learn new things.

    Kendra does her best to make each child have the best day at KinderCare. She is always ready to have fun whether it is working on a project or playing a board game.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Minions book
  • Ms. Erika

    Ms. Erika, Teacher's Assistant

    “ I love being in a classroom and watching the children develop.”

    Ms. Erika has been working in the Early Childhood Education field for six years. No matter the time of day Ms. Erika always has a smile on her face. The love and passion she shows towards each child is simply inspiring.

    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
  • Ms. Kisha

    Ms. Kisha, Teacher's Assistant

    “There are teachable moments each and every moment in a child’s life. Knowing that I have such a large impact in a child’s education and development lets me know I am in the right place.”

    Ms. Kisha helps with breaks and lunches in all of the classrooms. She has been working in the Early Childhood Education field for eleven years. Ms. Kisha is very kind and warmhearted towards all of the children in her care. Her devotion to her career and the children is out of this world.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    If You Give A Mouse A Cookie
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
  • Ms. Wee

    Ms. Wee, Teacher's Assistant

    When just one child's life has been positively affected by me, I can feel proud knowing that I have made a difference.

    Wee has many years of experience working in the Early Childhood field and really puts her whole heart into her work. She makes sure to help each child have the best day possible.

    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    bachelor of Science in Child Development
  • Ms. Anita

    Ms. Anita, Cook

    Cooking delicious and healthy food for the children is very important to me. I also love being in a classroom and watching the children develop.

    Anita is the cook at Woodward Park KinderCare. She makes delicious and nutritious meals for the children each day.

    Favorite Children's Book:

September 2016 Events

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  1. Tuesday September 13, 2016
    1. “All About Me” Community Social

      Your whole family is welcome to join us September 13th for our community social.  Summer is winding down, Fall is approaching and that means it’s Back to School season!  Now is the perfect time to get a glimpse of the KinderCare curriculum and experience in our centers.  Our director and teachers can’t wait to point out their favorite aspects of the classrooms.  This is also a great chance to spend time with current families who stay and have fun at the social!  See you there!

About Our Center

You can have confidence that your child will receive the best care and education possible at Woodward Park KinderCare . Our center is aligned with a national accreditation organization that requires us to meet rigorous early childhood education standards and guidelines for high quality care. Our commitment to accreditation gives you assurance that every day is a positive, educational, and meaningful experience for your child.

Special Features

  • 10% Off Participating Companies
  • Accept Subsidy Programs
  • Online Payment Options
  • Exciting Curriculum In Each Classroom

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

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 has a secure entry from the lobby into the classroom area of the center. The front desk always has a teacher or director stationed to check IDs and assist with any parent questions. The center has an EPI pen certified director and all of our teachers are 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.

My twins have been at this facility since they were six months old. The love and care that they got from the teachers was wonderful. The everyday educational and creative activities they provide are quite impressive. The overall facility is clean, bright and welcoming. The Director, Denise, and Assistant Director, Mel, were always available to answer questions. Without any reservations, I would recommend this center to others.

- Mother

As a parent of a two-year-old I am excited that he is attending KinderCare Learning Center. Once I walked in I suddenly felt the warmth and welcoming spirits from the Director, Denise Cooper. and all of the KinderCare staff. I love the fact that they are committed to not only watching over the children, but also instill creativity and personal skills. The joy is great when I am able to pick up my child and he cries to stay longer. That speaks wonders of the teachers there and I will definitely stay committed to the KinderCare Learning Center of Fresno, California.

- Mother

CLEAN, SAFE, and FRIENDLY is what best describe Woodward Park KinderCare! As a working mother I wish I could stay home and educate my girls at a personal level, but I can't. I feel the caretakers do just that and I am so blessed to have my girls enrolled here. Oh and I have traveled to nearly all day cares in Fresno and none have pleased me like this one.

- Mother

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