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North Fullerton KinderCare

Rebecca Nehez, Center Director

3223 North Associated Rd. Fullerton CA 92835
(714) 990-6924 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Rolling Hills, Topaz, Sierra Vista, Country Hills, Hermosa and Beechwood

We offer programs for ages 6wks to 12 years old. Call or stop by today for a tour.

Welcome

At Fullerton KinderCare we believe in developing the whole child. Each day, we provide a balanced approach to learning, giving you the peace of mind that your child will have fun as they develop socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually. Our goal is to meet the needs of each of our families. We strive to be an extension of your home. Our staff will provide a safe, secure and loving environment in which your child can begin a life long love of learning. The team at North Fullerton is truly passionate about educating and nurturing young children. Whether your child has their first words or Kindergarten on the horizon, see how we prepare your child for success in school and beyond. Come visit us today!

Rebecca Nehez, 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

June's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Wonderful Water and Insects and Spiders

Infants and toddlers will be exploring the wonderful world of water as the children in Discovery Preschool dig into the creepy-crawly world of insects and spiders! Infants will have the chance to practice splashing, scooping, pouring, and playing with bubbles, while toddlers will take a swim on the creative side as they paint with water and create habitats for sea animals. Children in Discovery Preschool will focus on science as they learn about the differences between insects and spiders, how caterpillars turn into butterflies, and how bees pollinate flowers and make honey. Children’s creativity will blossom as they use dried pasta to create butterfly artwork!

Children 4 to 5 years old: Staying Safe and Exploring the Arts

In this modern world, safety is never overrated—and that’s why we take the first half of June to teach children all about how to keep themselves safe in different situations and places. After that, children will delve into the arts as they learn about visual art, musical art, dancing, and acting, and discover the different types of art, music, and dance that exist around the world. Preschoolers will focus on number recognition in order to learn their phone numbers and how to call 911, the Pre-K class will examine how art concepts and techniques are used in famous works of art, and our kindergartners will collaborate on a group project together, such as making first aid kits or choreographing their own dance routine! 

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.

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.

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 and staff at North Fullerton KinderCare welcome you to our school. We are all very passionate about providing the best care and education for your child while you are away at work or school. Our teachers have an average tenure of seven years at our center. Each day brings new fun activities and learning at our school and we enjoy the opportunity to be a part of your family's day. We love to watch the children grow and learn and so appreciate sharing that with all of our families. We strive for excellence in all that we do here at the Fullerton KinderCare and look forward to having your child in one of our classrooms.

  • Rebecca Nehez

    Rebecca Nehez, Center Director

    Rebecca started her career in child care in the summer of 1996, as a camp counselor for a summer school-age program. She quickly realized her love of working with children and moved on in the fall to the center's year-round preschool as a teacher's assistant. Over the past 20 years, Rebecca has worked as an infant, toddler, preschool and school-age teacher. She has also been the manager of an early childhood program and the director of a school-age program. Rebecca has worked in both urban and suburban settings and has experience across diverse populations. Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Cleveland State University. Rebecca has been with Fullerton KinderCare since October 2016.

    Year Started:
    10/10/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    20
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education graduate cum laude from Cleveland State University in 2009
  • Vanessa Stahl

    Vanessa Stahl, Assistant Director

    Previous Experience:
    Vanessa has been working in the field of Early Childhood Education since 1996
    Education:
    Associates in Child Development
  • Ms. Rena

    Ms. Rena, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Rena teaches in the Infant classroom and has been with KinderCare since 2003. She is certified in early childhood education as well as infant and toddler qualified.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2003
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education Certified, Infant and Toddler Qualified
  • Ms. Sarah

    Ms. Sarah, Preschool Classroom

    Year Started:
    6/1/2004
    Tenure:
    13 Years
  • Ms. Nancy

    Ms. Nancy, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Year Started:
    6/1/2007
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education Certified
  • Ms. Sherry

    Ms. Sherry, Schoolage Classroom

    Ms. Sherry teaches in the toddler classroom and has been with KinderCare for 11 years. She is Early Childhood Education Certified and infant and toddler qualified.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2001
    Tenure:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education Certified, Infant and Toddler Qualified
  • Ms. Peggy

    Ms. Peggy, Support Staff

    Ms. Peggy recently joined our KinderCare family and has been with KinderCare since May 2012. She teaches in our discovery preschool classroom and is Early Childhood Education Certified.

    Year Started:
    5/11/2012
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education Certified
  • Ms. Brenda

    Ms. Brenda, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Brenda has been with KinderCare for seven years. She currently teaches in the preschool classroom and is Early Childhood Education Certified.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2005
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education Certified
  • Ms. Lorena

    Ms. Lorena, Toddler classroom

    Ms. Lorena teaches in the kindergarten and Learning Adventures classrooms. She has been with KinderCare for two years. She is Early Childhood Education Certified as well as infant and toddler qualified.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2010
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education Certified, Infant and Toddler Qualified
  • Ms. Vanessa

    Ms. Vanessa, School Age Classroom

    Ms. Vanessa currently teaches in the School Age classroom and is early childhood education certified.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2009
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education Certified

Upcoming Center Activities

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June's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Wonderful Water and Insects and Spiders

Infants and toddlers will be exploring the wonderful world of water as the children in Discovery Preschool dig into the creepy-crawly world of insects and spiders! Infants will have the chance to practice splashing, scooping, pouring, and playing with bubbles, while toddlers will take a swim on the creative side as they paint with water and create habitats for sea animals. Children in Discovery Preschool will focus on science as they learn about the differences between insects and spiders, how caterpillars turn into butterflies, and how bees pollinate flowers and make honey. Children’s creativity will blossom as they use dried pasta to create butterfly artwork!

Children 4 to 5 years old: Staying Safe and Exploring the Arts

In this modern world, safety is never overrated—and that’s why we take the first half of June to teach children all about how to keep themselves safe in different situations and places. After that, children will delve into the arts as they learn about visual art, musical art, dancing, and acting, and discover the different types of art, music, and dance that exist around the world. Preschoolers will focus on number recognition in order to learn their phone numbers and how to call 911, the Pre-K class will examine how art concepts and techniques are used in famous works of art, and our kindergartners will collaborate on a group project together, such as making first aid kits or choreographing their own dance routine! 

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
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • 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

We have a secure key pad entry, and we check identification for all children that are being picked up. Our center staff are all CPR and Heartsaver 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.

This center is awesome! We have only been at this center a little over a week it is like night and day from the previous center we were enrolled in. The Center Director Kristen always takes my child from me in the morning and he always smiles. My son started crawling within the first week of starting at KinderCare. Ms. Renee, Ms. Vanessa, Ms. Melissa and Ms. Kristen are amazing. It is evident that the staff cares for the children and wants them to learn and grow while in their care. I could not ask for better care for my son.

- Mother

When my sons were babies, they want to KC in Buena Park and they loved it. Now they're parents and my grandson needed to be in daycare when he was 11 months old...so I naturally thought of KC. He was there until he was 2-1/2, and then I transferred him to the Lab School since I work at Fuller College. When he turned five I took him back to KC and it was like he never left. He was welcomed back with opened arms...Kristen Funk, the Director, was there when Shawn first started, as well as Ms. Sherry and Ms. Rene. They have always been there for me, and it's been a place they Shawn always feels happy to go back to.These next two weeks will be his last ones there before kindergarten. Thank you KC for playing such an important role in the lives of my sons and grandson!

- Grandmother / Guardian
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