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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 (We may be able to accomodate others; please call your center to check availability)

Ask your Center Director about how to earn a free week of tuition when you enroll before October 2, 2015!!

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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.

Melissa Lozano, Center Director

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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.

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.

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Teachers & Staff

The KinderCare staff would like to welcome you and your child(ren) to our family. With over 233 years of service in the Early Childhood Education field, our staff is ready to meet your family. The staff members at the Woodward Park KinderCare are all very loving and nurturing people. You and child will love all of our teachers just as much as they will love you!

  • Melissa Lozano

    Melissa Lozano, Center Director

    “I have always enjoyed working with children. Coming to work each day and watching them grow is such a satisfying feeling and I would not change it for the world.”

    Denise has her Bachelor's of Science Degree in Child Development from California State University, Fresno. She has been working in the Early Childhood Education field for over seven years and has a passion for what she does. 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:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Science Degree in Child Development
  • Melissa Lozano

    Melissa Lozano, Assistant 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 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.

    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
  • 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.

    Years in ECE industry:
    17 Years
  • 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 eighteen years. She is inspired to come to work each day because of the love she has for each and every child. Weather 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:
    18 Years
  • 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.”

    Ms. Vicki has been working in the Early Childhood Education field for 33 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:
    33 Years
  • Ms. Deysi

    Ms. Deysi, Toddler 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 Toddler classroom is touching.

    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
  • 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.”

    Ms. Liz has been working in the Early Childhood Education field for nineteen 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.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    19 Years
  • Ms. Evelyn

    Ms. Evelyn, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Evelyn has been working in the Early Childhood Education field for eighteen 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.

    “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.”

    Years in ECE industry:
    18 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 eight years. Giving significant long-term benefit through high quality education to children is what Ms. Celeste loves the most about working with children.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
  • Ms. Vanna

    Ms. Vanna, Discovery 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.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies
  • Ms. Cindy

    Ms. Cindy, Preschool Classroom

    “Teaching children is very rewarding to me. I love watching them learn every day. I love seeing the children's smiles and knowing that I am learning from them as well.”

    Ms. Cindy has been working in the Early Childhood Education field for 30 years. She provides quality education to all children that are in her classroom. She goes above and beyond the weekly curriculum and the children and families truly appreciate it.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30 Years
  • Ms. Vanessa

    Ms. Vanessa, Preschool Classroom

    “These children inspire me. Being a part of their lives and families is unbeatable.”

    Ms. Vanessa has been working in the Early Childhood Education field for four years and has an Associate’s of Science Degree in Child Development. Knowing that she is making a difference in children’s lives is what drives her to come to work each day.

    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
  • Ms. Stephanie

    Ms. Stephanie, Prekindergarten 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 twelve 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:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies
  • Ms. Hannaliza

    Ms. Hannaliza, Private Kindergarten & School Age Classrooms

    I love watching the children grow as they learn new things. I love to see the kids each day and to teach them something new.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2007
    Tenure:
    8 Years
  • Ms. Michelle

    Ms. Michelle, Bus Driver, Break 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 22 years. The expressions the children have when they have learned something new is why she strives to come to work every day. The smiles and hugs they provide her simply melt her heart.

    Years in ECE industry:
    22 Years
  • Ms. Erika

    Ms. Erika, Bus Driver, 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.”

    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, Floating Teacher

    “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.

    Years in ECE industry:
    11 Years

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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.

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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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