Loretta Pilafas, Center Director
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Welcome to the nationally accredited Pebble Road KinderCare in Henderson Nevada! We are very excited to meet with you and your family. Our teachers and staff are pleased that you have shown interest in our school and we are confident that you will recognize our high expectations and standards when it comes to caring and educating young children. We believe in developing the whole child with an emphasis on assisting your child’s growth with their social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. Here at the Pebble Road KinderCare, your child will not only have a safe, secure, and stimulating environment to learn in, but will have the support from a team of child development experts who have a true passion for educating and nurturing children. Thank you for your interest as we look forward to partnering with your family in the future!
Loretta Pilafas, Center Director
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?
Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Light and Dark, plus the Sky and Weather
Through shadow play, experiments with flashlights, observing the Sun and more, infants and toddlers will enjoy learning about light and dark this month. Infants continue sensory development by looking at contrasting patterns and at objects that are clearly defined by sharp edges and bright colors, while toddlers will build on their understanding of the light and dark concepts with play around daytime and nighttime. The older Discovery Preschool children will turn their attention to the sky as they learn about weather, the Moon, the Sun, and stars.
Children 4–5 years old: Transportation, Healthy Bodies, and Winter
For children in the Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms, January is filled with variety! They’ll begin by learning about transportation and studying how things get from “here” to “there.” A few weeks later, the focus will shift to health and bodies, with an emphasis placed on how to make good choices for a growing body. Towards the end of the month, children will be introduced to the transformative nature of the winter season and learn how to dress and take care of themselves when it’s cold outside.
The teachers and staff at Pebble Road KinderCare are passionate about educating and nurturing children. Our teachers have an average tenure of five years at our center and an average of fifteen years in the early childhood education field. The majority of our teachers have their Child Development Associates Credential, Bachelor’s Degree, or Master’s Degree in education. The Pebble Road KinderCare team strives for excellence through continuing education from biannual professional development trainings sponsored by our company to seeking additional college courses or seminars in the education field. At the end of the day, the true key to our teachers' success is their passion for teaching and their love of learning.
Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire." -William Butler Yeats
Jeanne Niida has been a part of the KinderCare Pebble family since February 2013. Her dedication to this family started because of her passion and love for children, and sharing their experiences of growth and development. She attended California State University Northridge and majored in Business Administration in hopes of starting her own business and minored in Childcare Administration. Jeanne's combination of her major and minor is what led her to KinderCare in Ventura County after graduating in 2005 where she pursued more knowledge and experience in her field. Jeanne worked there as an assistant teacher for three months before moving to Las Vegas, Nevada with her husband. Here at KinderCare Pebble, she has had the pleasure of being the Preschool, Discovery Preschool, Prekindergarten and Learning Adventures teacher. Jeanne was promoted to School Administrator in 2012 and is enjoying the best of both worlds working closely with Ms. Loretta and the teachers in the classroom.
Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.
Our Dreams Will Break the Boundaries of our Fears -Brandon Flowers
Ms. Megan was born and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland where she was working in a private school for 3 years. She graduated from the Art Institute of Washington in 2012 with a BFA in Photography. Ms. Megan moved to Las Vegas in 2015 and started working for KinderCare. She loves the kids she works with.
Ms. Sarah loves watching the KinderCare children grow. She previously worked in the infant room and has now moved up with those same kids and absolutely loves spending time with them.
Team work makes the dream work!
Taylor has been working with children since August of 2007. She is currently enrolled in the CDA program to expand her knowledge and career in early childhood education. She also has her Associates degree and plans to obtain her bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education. Taylor lives with her husband, son, two daughters, and her wheaten terrier, Delilah.
Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Family, Friends, and Things that Go!
Infants and toddlers will be exploring family and friends, while three-year-olds will focus on things that go vroom! Social and emotional development is foundational to growth and development in babies, so this month, infants and toddlers will participate in activities that reinforce their connection to family while also exploring connections that exist outside their home, such as friends. Meanwhile, their older friends in Discovery Preschool will learn about and play around with things that move (like bicycles, cars, buses, trains, and airplanes), which are all very exciting for little ones as they continue to explore the world outside their homes.
Children 4–5 years old: My Country + Tools and Machines
The four- and five-year-olds continue exploring the world around them by learning about the state and country they live in! They’ll sings songs, play games based on travel, and learn about flags, state foods, and more. Children will also be introduced to cardinal directions (east, west, north, and south) and gain an appreciation for travel and meeting new friends from different places.
Children are naturally fascinated with machines and how things work and are put together. So to encourage that fascination, during the second half of this month children will learn about and play around with tools and machines. In addition to building literacy skills by using the names of machines and tools, children will develop math skills by graphing information, counting wheels, and more.
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.
We observe the following holidays:
Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.
At KinderCare-Pebble your child’s health and safety are of the utmost importance. All of our staff is FBI Background checked prior to employment and is trained in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome; Recognizing Signs and Symptoms of Illness; Recognizing and Reporting Abuse and Neglect; Childhood Nutrition; and First Aid and CPR certification that is updated every two years. Due to the rise in Pertusis (Whooping Cough) in the State of Nevada all of our Infant and Toddler teachers as well as the management team have been immunized against this disease in order to protect our youngest students. We conduct monthly evacuation drills in case of an emergency as well as a disaster plan on file with State of Nevada Childcare Licensing. Our entrance has a security system and each family has their own unique pin for clocking their children in and out for the day. We also have a Health and Safety Coordinator on staff to ensure all safety policies are monitored daily and are held to the highest standards.
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 though the various training opportunities in the community.
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