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Woodward Park KinderCare

Ms. 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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Neighborhood:
North Fresno area

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

Welcome

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. We fill each day with fun and exciting learning opportunities and make it our personal goal to make every day the very best day at KinderCare.

Ms. Melissa Lozano, 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

February's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Feelings + The Farm

This month, infants and toddlers will explore a very important aspect of human development: feelings. Babies are just beginning to develop a sense of who they are in relation to others, while toddlers are learning how to interact with those around them. Feelings are integral to human interaction, so activities will focus on identifying emotions (like happy, sad, and mad). We’ll read books, paint a mural, sing songs, and play games related to emotions and how we express them. 

The children in Discovery Preschool will take their learning to the farm! Farms are filled with so many science- and social science-based learning opportunities that children love. They’ll learn all about barns and farming equipment, which animals are raised on a farm, and which crops are grown there, too.

Children 4–5 years old: Occupations and Dinosaurs

The older children in Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten will spend time on two very popular themes: occupations and (roar!) dinosaurs. We’ll focus on learning about jobs that help people, like doctors, and those that inspire, like artists and musicians. As children learn about these occupations, they’ll play dress up, invent things, create charts and graphs, and learn the Spanish words for different jobs. The dinosaur unit gives them a chance to learn more about these fascinating giant creatures, learn about fossils, explore volcanoes, and do math puzzles with pretend dino eggs!

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

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.

Soccer and Dance classes with TumbleAmerica

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!

  • Ms. Melissa Lozano

    Ms. 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 15 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
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Child Development
  • Aimee Devereaux

    Aimee Devereaux, 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 13 years. She has experience working for Clovis Unified Campus Club and has also been a teacher at KinderCare in both the 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 by Shel Silverstein

    Years in ECE industry:
    13
    Education:
    Bachelor of Art in Educational Studies
  • Ms. Vicki

    Ms. Vicki, Infant 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.

    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
    Education:
    Working on Associate of Arts in Child Development
  • Miss Kisha

    Miss Kisha, Infant Classroom

    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.

    Kisha helps with breaks and lunches in all of the classrooms. She has been working in the Early Childhood Education field for eleven years. 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 by Laura Numeroff

    Years in ECE industry:
    12
  • Ms. Courtney, Infant Classroom

    I love creating an environment in my classroom to make the children feel welcome and safe.

    Courtney is a very warm and welcoming person. She works hard to meet the individual needs of every child in her care and enjoys helping them reach developmental milestones.

    Years in ECE industry:
    8
    Education:
    College courses in Child Development
  • Ms. Shelly, Infant Classroom

    I love working with kids because they teach me to be a better person every day.

    Shelly is very kind, warm, and genuinely cares for each child in her classroom. She enjoys reading books and singing songs in her classroom to create a fun learning environment.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    No, David! by David Shannon

    Years in ECE industry:
    5
  • Ms. Elizabeth

    Ms. Elizabeth, Toddler Classroom

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

    Elizabeth 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
    Education:
    Fresno City College
  • Miss Suzana, Toddler Classroom

    Every day is a new opportunity to learn new things together.

    Suzana is a very hands-on teacher and like to provide opportunites for children to learn through play. She loves science and plans many fun experimental activities for the children in her class.

    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies
  • Ms. Regina

    Ms. Regina, Toddler 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
  • Ms. Nancie

    Ms. Nancie, Toddler 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.

    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? by P. D. Eastman

    Years in ECE industry:
    17
    Education:
    Associate of Science in Child Development
  • 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.

    Celeste has been working in the Early Childhood Education field for nine 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
  • Ms. Stephanie, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I enjoy helping the kids learn a new language as well as helping to sharpen their English language skills.

    Stephanie is a very friendly and inviting teacher who believes in partnering with the families to bridge the learning gap between home and school. She enjoys getting down the children's levels and playing alongside them.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    College courses in Child Development
  • Miss Vanna

    Miss 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.

    Vanna has been working in the Early Childhood Education field for eight years and has her Bachelor of Arts 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
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies
  • Miss Kendra

    Miss Kendra, Preschool Classroom

    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.

    Years in ECE industry:
    6
  • Ms. Maly

    Ms. Maly, Prekindergarten 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:
    11
    Education:
    Pursuing Child Development degree
  • Miss Sandy, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love working with kids because they inspire me and they are our future.

    Sandy is currently attending school working towards a major in Social Work with a minor in Psychology. She also has an Associate of Science in both Social Science and Elementary Teaching Prep. Sandy enjoys organizing fun activities for her class to participate in and the children always have a blast!

    Favorite Children's Book:

    If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff

    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Attending Fresno State
  • Ms. Stephanie

    Ms. Stephanie, Transitional Kindergarten

    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 of Arts 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:
    1/1/2003
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies
  • Ms. Serena

    Ms. Serena, Kindergarten Classroom

    Working with children 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.

    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
  • Ms. Michelle

    Ms. Michelle, School Age Classroom

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

    Michelle 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
  • Miss Erika

    Miss Erika, Bus Driver

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

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

    Years in ECE industry:
    6
  • 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:

    Cinderella by Jacob Grimm

    Years in ECE industry:
    2

Upcoming Center Activities

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February's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Feelings + The Farm

This month, infants and toddlers will explore a very important aspect of human development: feelings. Babies are just beginning to develop a sense of who they are in relation to others, while toddlers are learning how to interact with those around them. Feelings are integral to human interaction, so activities will focus on identifying emotions (like happy, sad, and mad). We’ll read books, paint a mural, sing songs, and play games related to emotions and how we express them. 

The children in Discovery Preschool will take their learning to the farm! Farms are filled with so many science- and social science-based learning opportunities that children love. They’ll learn all about barns and farming equipment, which animals are raised on a farm, and which crops are grown there, too.

Children 4–5 years old: Occupations and Dinosaurs

The older children in Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten will spend time on two very popular themes: occupations and (roar!) dinosaurs. We’ll focus on learning about jobs that help people, like doctors, and those that inspire, like artists and musicians. As children learn about these occupations, they’ll play dress up, invent things, create charts and graphs, and learn the Spanish words for different jobs. The dinosaur unit gives them a chance to learn more about these fascinating giant creatures, learn about fossils, explore volcanoes, and do math puzzles with pretend dino eggs!

Monday February 20, 2017
Closed for Professional Development Day

Our center is closed today to provide additional training to our teachers.

About Our Center

You can have the 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. Our teachers are educated in child development and receive additional trainings every year to enhance their knowledge. They offer quality and loving care to each child who attends our center. When you join us at Woodward Park KinderCare, you become part of our family.

Special Features

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

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

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

Health and safety is a top priority at Woodward Park KinderCare. Our center has a secure entry between the front lobby and the classrooms with access only allowed using a keycode given to enrolled families. Any outside visitors will be asked to show identification and must be on the approved pick-up list before gaining entrance. The director and assistant director have received medication distribution training and can dispense medication with the approval of a doctor's note. The center also 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.

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

Parents stop looking! You've found the best! I am so thankful to the amazing staff at KinderCare. I enrolled my daughter when she was 18 months and it was worth it. I am a full-time working mom and let me tell you, it gets tough during the day when I miss my baby who is now four years old. What I love about KinderCare is their open-door policy. I can pop in at any time to visit, even to pick my daughter up to have a lunch date, and take her back to the center after. Now that she is in preschool, I am confident that choosing KinderCare was the right choice. Her preschool teacher is constantly expressing to me how smart my daughter is and well mannered. I appreciate a school who teaches the same values I teach at home. Thank you KinderCare!

- 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

I absolutely love it here. As a new single and working mom (previously stay-at-home mom) the ladies have made me feel so comfortable with leaving my two-year-old in their care. Putting him in daycare was a scary thought for me, but my little one loves it and so do I! His teachers are wonderful and show him so much love. Thank you so much to all the teachers at KinderCare!! You guys are awesome!!

- Mother

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 and Assistant Director 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 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
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