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West Granite Bay KinderCare

Melissa Brandeberry, Center Director

8765 Sierra College Blvd. Granite Bay CA 95661
(916) 789-9898 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Neighborhood:
Johnson Ranch

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Maidu, Stoneridge, Oakhills, Sierra, Sargeant and Greenhills

Our center is accredited by NAEYC.

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.

SCHOOL-READY

What Learning Looks Like

Our talented early-childhood teachers set kids down the path toward becoming lifelong learners in a positive, safe, and nurturing environment.

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

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.

Our Teachers

We're the only company in early childhood education to select teachers based on natural talent. Being a great educator isn't enough though. KinderCare teachers are also amazing listeners, nurturers, boo-boo fixers, and smile-makers. Put more simply, we love our teachers and your child will, too.

Meet just a few of our amazing KinderCare teachers!

A KINDERCARE TEACHER WITH

An Artist's Heart

"My classroom is full of art!” says Mary Annthipie-Bane, an award-winning early childhood educator at KinderCare. Art and creative expression, she says, help children discover who they really are.

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We put our best-in-class teachers in a best-in-class workplace. We're so proud to have been named one of Gallup's 37 winners of the Great Workplace Award. When you put great teachers in an engaging center, your children will experience an amazing place to learn and grow.

Our Families

Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!

  • I have only nice things to say about this KinderCare. I set out about eight months ago to find a preschool for my 3-year-old. I had visited other schools in the area but after visiting KinderCare, I knew I wanted my child there. On my tour, I met with the center director and was greeted with a smile, handshake, and she knew my name as we had previously scheduled the tour. She was friendly, full of information, and answered my questions honestly. You could tell she was happy to be working there. After being at KinderCare for eight months, I see the same consistency as I did in the initial visit. The staff and directors are friendly and seem genuinely happy to be there. Their summer program has tons of fun activities for my child. I love my child's teacher and I get a ton of art that they do in class and a daily report that describes her day including what she ate for lunch and if she napped. I am so happy I found this center. Thank you Melissa and staff for making us a part of your family.

    Karin B. - KinderCare Parent
  • As we are nearing the end of our school year and soon the end of our stay (since 2005) with KinderCare Granite Bay, I wanted to let you know how pleased we are with Miss Carrie.  I know this is no surprise to you. I first noticed Miss Carrie back in 2008 and asked how long I had to wait for my child to be in her class. Miss Carrie provides the comfort, security, discipline, and learning environment that every child this age needs.  This is a challenging year for the kids as they get ready for kindergarten.  They need the tools and confidence to move onto this next big stage in their life.  Miss Carrie provides this in many ways.  Here are a few that I love: I have always felt like I was going into my mom's house when I entered Miss Carrie's room.  She has a way of making things feel very welcoming and homey.  From the smell of breakfast which is always ready and waiting to clean blankets for nap time, she provides the home-like feeling in her class. Her room always has a new activity, usually created by her, for the kids to play with.  Whether she has made a new batch of homemade play dough or created a rocket out of cardboard and foil, it is always something the kids absolutely love.  She also is creative in putting things together in different nooks in her class for kids to sit and learn independently.   With the amount of boys in her class, I'm constantly amazed by her calm way of disciplining but when needed she is quick and tough. I believe Miss Carrie goes above and beyond the call of duty in her role.  Every child is lucky to have her.  The quality and retention of teachers the Granite Bay center has is awesome.  I'm lucky to have you as my extended "family" for my children.  I will continue my referrals even after I am gone.  We will be back for summer programs :)

    Tammy O. - KinderCare Parent

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Who Are KinderCare Families?

They hail from hundreds of cities across the country from countless backgrounds, and proudly represent every walk in life. What our families have in common, though, is the want to give their children the best start in life. We are so proud to be their partner in parenting.

Hear from just a few of our amazing KinderCare families.

A Globe-Trotting Family Finds A

Home in Houston

Four young children, four different passports, two languages, two full-time jobs…oh, and a few triathlons thrown in for good measure. Meet the globe-trotting Colettas—a family on the go.

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