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.
As children reach school age, our comprehensive full-day kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate, and create – all in a nurturing, small-class setting. Our team of expert educators has created a unique curriculum of reading, language, arts, math, science, and physical fitness that’s presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so children will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.
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.
A full-day interactive Kindergarten program that utilizes new curriculum with an interactive smart board making first grade readiness a priority.
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?
Your whole family is welcome to join us September 13th for our community social. Summer is winding down, Fall is approaching and that means it’s Back to School season! Now is the perfect time to get a glimpse of the KinderCare curriculum and experience in our centers. Our director and teachers can’t wait to point out their favorite aspects of the classrooms. This is also a great chance to spend time with current families who stay and have fun at the social! See you there!
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.
I believe my work with children contributes positively to the future and that the reward of working with children is a lifelong benefit.
Loretta enjoys having the opportunity to work with and support all the amazing children, teachers and staff at the school, allowing them to provide the best early learning experience possible. She was born into a military family and has traveled and lived throughout the United States and England. When her father retired, her family settled in Southern California where she graduated high school and received her Bachelor's Degree from the University of California. Loretta has been working with children in a variety of settings over the past 17 years. She looks forward to work every day as she gets the opportunity to make a difference in each child's life that she touches, helping them to develop a love of learning and inspiring their sense of curiosity allowing them to become confident, caring and contributing members of our community.
Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire." -William Butler Yeats
Jeanne Niida has just celebrated her seven year anniversary being a part of the KinderCare Pebble family on 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 best of both worlds working closely with Ms. Loretta and the teachers in the classroom.
A great teacher is like a candle. It consumes itself, to light the way for others.
Ms. Summer has been in early education for over 12 years, and has loved every moment of it. She has 2 beautiful children, and when they attended Kindercare, her whole life changed. She fell in love with the children and the teachers. She decided to leave her job as a Heart Technician and become a teacher/ Assistant Director at Kindercare. She then aquired her CDA for infants and toddlers. She has now decided to pursue her degree in early childhood education. She loves coming to work everyday, even after 9 years! She enjoys seeing the look on every child's face when they learn something new. It's priceless and holds a special place in her heart!
The best way to predict the future is to create it." -Abraham Lincoln
Annie Turner, born in a small town in the south moved to Las Vegas in May of 1971. She has two sisters, one brother, two sons and a 7 year old grandson. Annie started her career in Early Childhood Education in August of 1995, and has worked in the field for about 21 years! Annie has worked with children ranging from 3 months to 6 years old.
Our Dreams Will Break the Boundaries of our Fears
Ms. Megan was born and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland where she 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 company culture and adores the children here!
Ms. Sarah has been with Kindercare for 10 years. She loves watching the children grow. She used to work in the infant room and has now moved up with those same kids and absolutely loves spending time with the children
Sharing is Caring!
Ms. Sharrell enjoys movies and cooking. She is the ultimate basketball Mom!
To make a living itself an art, that is the goal." -H.M.
Ms. Ty moved to Las Vegas from Cleveland, OH in 2015, 10 days after graduating from college. She realized her passion for education her junior year of college when she was almost done with her major. Thus she is now pursuing a masters in education at UNLV.
I'm not crazy, my reality is just different from yours."
Amanda is from Placentia, California, and moved to Nevada from Lake Forest, California in April 2016. She has worked with ages6 weeks to 6 years. She has worked in the industry for 7 years and has been babysitting since she was 14 years old! She is currently attending Saddleback Community College working on her master teacher certificate. She one day hopes to open a en school for special needs children. In her free time she enjoys listening to music, spending time with family and selling candles and mason jars she designs.
Ms. Shirley was born in San Antonio, Texas. She has traveled to Germany, and lived in Virginia, Texas, Oklahoma, California, and now Nevada. Ms. Shirley likes to travel, shop and eat! She enjoys working with children and loves the funny things they have to say! Ms. Shirley has been working with children for over 25 years. She has raised 5 children and helped with some of her grandchildren. She has learned over the years to adapt to changing situations!
Don't bite the hand that feeds you.
Ms. Chantel is from LA, California and grew up in Moreno Valley with her grandmother, after losing her mother. She found her passion for teaching at an early age, while playing school with her siblings and cousins. Playing the role of teacher came very natural, as she would even assign homework and grade papers! Her passion has always been to give back to the world, being fortunate enough to have her grandmother who raised her like her own. After high school, she decided to give back by planting seeds into young children. She believes if she can reach one that "one" can reach one- thousands plus! She loves teaching and watching the growth and development of her students. Her goal is to aid each child in reaching their greatest potential so that they can take a seed and plant it back into the world!
Thanks for playing, we'll do it again tomorrow!
When you wish upon a star... Your dreams come true.
Ms. Jess has been married for almost nine years. No children yet but hoping very soon! She loves anything Disney!
Live, Laugh, Love
Estefanie was born in California, but was raised here in Las Vegas. She graduated high school and originally wanted to follow nursing but when she took a work-study job at the UNLV Preschool, she realized that teaching was her real passion. She is now studing Early Childhood Education. Estefanie works in the toddler room. Their innocence and the daily love she receives is what keeps her going. She loves her babies!
I love being able to make a difference in another person's life and I am inspired by the laughter of the children in my classroom.
Ms. Adlette has been working in Early Childhood Education field for fifteen years. She has been working for KinderCare for the past six years and has worked with the Discovery Preschool, Preschool and Prekindergarten children. She has recently relocated to the Las Vegas area from Valencia, California with her husband and two beautiful daughters. Ms. Adlette's passion is art in the classroom and she loves stimulating her students' creativity through artistic expression. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and traveling.
Teaching is a partnership!
Ms. Renee is our Prekindergarten teacher. She has been part of the Pebble team since January of 2013. Ms. Renee loves to joke and make learning come to life through songs and games. She believes that education is a life-long process and there is something new to learn and experience every day. Ms. Renee has four grown children of her own.
August 1 - 5
We will be cooking edible spiders!
We will be creating our own stellalunas!
We will be making our own sock puppet!
We will be having our very own Fairytale Theater.
Water Day !!
We will play outside in the water!
We will be cooking Jello-Jigglers!
Find out how we can work together to give your children a brighter future!
On August 9th, you’ll see firsthand how we nurture your child’s curiosity. Come meet our wonderful teachers and find out what a day at our center is like. Participate in some of our engaging curriculum activities, like creating modern renditions of pop art or discovering gross and gooey physiology! Curriculum Night gives you the opportunity to see how your child will grow and develop at our center, all while having fun. You’ll also get to talk with other parents who are already a part of our family.
Determine between sweet and sour.
We will be tasting apples!
We will be making our own pizzas!
Water Day !!
We will play outside in the water!
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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