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?
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 Pilafas joined the KinderCare team in the spring of 2004. She has experience as a center cook, teacher, Assistant Director in addition to leading the Pebble Road team for the past nine years. She 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. Loretta 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 in Irvine. Loretta has been working with children in a variety of settings over the past 17 years, as a center cook, teacher, Assistant Director as well as her current role of Center Director for the past 12 years, nine of those leading the KinderCare at Pebble team. She looks forward to work everyday 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.
I love building a love of learning, one child at a time.
Ms. Heather is our lead Toddler teacher and has been with KinderCare since March of 2012. She started working with children in her own in-home child care center for three years. Ms. Heather is a mother to three boys of her own. Her goal has been to make the center feel like a home away from home for the children. Her passion is to make families part of the center and to make sure that everyone feels involved and is comfortable. Ms. Heather wants the parents to be a partner in their child’s educational experience with us and is dedicated to building a good strong relationship with each family that is built on trust and support.
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.
I love making meaningful childhood experiences every day.
Ms. Ashley has worked with the Pebble team since May of 2013. She has received her Child Development Associate's Credential in Preschool. She loves the opportunities teaching provides both for the students and the teacher. Ms. Ashley feels there is nothing more rewarding than watching a student realize their own abilities and talents, while watching them blossom. Ms. Ashley's love for art is evident in her classroom as it is bright and rich, full of creations from her students imaginations as the Preschool curriculum comes to life.
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.
A quality Early Childhood Education is a gateway to a successful life!
Ms. Huda is our Private Kindergarten teacher and is in her second year of teaching our Kindergarten program. She holds a State of Nevada teaching license and is currently working on her Master's Degree in Curriculum Development. Ms. Huda has been on the KinderCare Pebble team since April of 2009 where she has taught the Discovery Preschool and Prekindergarten classes in addition to Kindergarten. Her passion is creating a love for learning early on in a child's educational journey. She meets all her students needs where they are and builds from there. Ms. Huda is married and the mother of two beautiful children of her own.
I love building relationships with the children and families. They become part of my extended family as I do theirs.
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.
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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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