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Michelson KinderCare

Pinky Seth, Center Director

3661 Michelson Dr. Irvine CA 92612
(949) 786-7330 Contact this center

Ages: 6 WEEKS to 6 YEARS
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Neighborhood:
Freeway 405 and Cross Streets are Culver and Michelson

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
N/A

Our center adheres to highest safety and maintenance standards.There is an on-site Health and Safety Coordinator. All the staff is CPR and First Aid certified.This center has a secured entry door with a key pad and the playground has alarmed security gates.The center conducts fire and earthquake drills.

Welcome

Welcome to Michelson KinderCare. We offer care for children ages six weeks to six years old. Our preschool program is a research based curriculum to enhance whole child development. As you walk through the classrooms you’ll notice engaged teachers and a stimulating learning environment. Our teachers are committed and dedicated to inculcate life-time learning skills and to make a difference in each child’s life. Thank you for including us in your child’s growing years.

Pinky Seth, 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

March's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Amazing Animals

Animals really are amazing, and this month the children in the Infant and Toddler Classrooms are learning all about them. We’ll read about both domestic and wild animals and base our activities and play around them as well. Besides singing songs, crafting, and talking about different animals, we’ll also bring in pictures of our pets, make our own animal sounds and movements, and incorporate animals into cognitive, literacy, and mathematic learning appropriate for each age group. For example, the older children in Discovery Preschool will count goldfish crackers or spots on a dog, while the littlest ones will keep developing their senses by sorting and playing with stuffed animals that have different kinds of pretend fur. This is a very sweet and fun unit for children in each class! 

Children 4–5 years old: The Sky and Weather + My Imagination

The four- and five-year-olds will turn their attention to the sky and explore the bounds of their own imaginations this month. Children will learn how clouds and different kinds of weather are created, and do fun theme-related activities like create whipped-topping storm clouds or pretend to be a weather reporter. Our Transitional Kindergarten class will take their learning even farther by doing basic research into how rainbows are formed. The second half of the month will give children a big chance to express themselves through art, music, and drama. We’ll use classic stories like The Three Little Pigs to spark children’s creativity and see where their imaginations lead. As always, we weave our themes into literacy and math activities, and place a focus on building both English and Spanish vocabulary. 

Come get a sneak peek of summer at KinderCare during our Open House event, from April 10th – 14th.

At KinderCare, our summer adventures are designed for learning and fun. We love taking our experiments outside, having special guests visit our centers, and even exploring our senses on walks outside or by rolling around in the cool grass. We can’t wait to meet you and show you what makes our centers special and why we would love to spend our summer with you!

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.

Teachers & Staff

This center staff has eighty five years of combined Early Childhood Education experience combined.The staff is passionate and striving to make a difference in each child's life by inculcating life time learning skills.

  • Pinky Seth

    Pinky Seth, Center Director

    Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

    Teachers at Michelson KinderCare are dedicated and passionate. They all have their education certificates and degree in Early Childhood.They are committed to providing caring and safe learning environment to all children.

    Year Started:
    5/1/1987
    Tenure:
    29 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    28 Years
    Education:
    Master's Degree in Psychology
  • Ms. Bertha Ramirez

    Ms. Bertha Ramirez, Assistant Director

    It's gratifying to watch children learn and grow.

    Ms. Bertha enjoys watching children flourish in a warm, loving and nurturing environment. Her mission is to ensure highest quality in early childhood education. She wants to make it a great experience for children and their families.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2004
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Certification
  • Ms. Marisol

    Ms. Marisol, Infant Classroom, Toddler Classroom

    Each day a new learning experience and making memories.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2013
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Asssociate's Degree in Child Development
  • Ms. Nancy

    Ms. Nancy, Infant Classroom, Toddler Classroom

    I enjoy watching children develop and grow.

    Year Started:
    11/1/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Child Development
  • Ms. Lady

    Ms. Lady, Preschool Classroom

    I enjoy learning from children and knowing that I am making a difference in their lives.

    Year Started:
    5/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Child Development
  • Ms. Mary

    Ms. Mary, Prekindergarten Classroom

    A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind and touches a heart.

    Year Started:
    12/1/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Assocaite's Degree in Child Development

Upcoming Center Activities

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March's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Amazing Animals

Animals really are amazing, and this month the children in the Infant and Toddler Classrooms are learning all about them. We’ll read about both domestic and wild animals and base our activities and play around them as well. Besides singing songs, crafting, and talking about different animals, we’ll also bring in pictures of our pets, make our own animal sounds and movements, and incorporate animals into cognitive, literacy, and mathematic learning appropriate for each age group. For example, the older children in Discovery Preschool will count goldfish crackers or spots on a dog, while the littlest ones will keep developing their senses by sorting and playing with stuffed animals that have different kinds of pretend fur. This is a very sweet and fun unit for children in each class! 

Children 4–5 years old: The Sky and Weather + My Imagination

The four- and five-year-olds will turn their attention to the sky and explore the bounds of their own imaginations this month. Children will learn how clouds and different kinds of weather are created, and do fun theme-related activities like create whipped-topping storm clouds or pretend to be a weather reporter. Our Transitional Kindergarten class will take their learning even farther by doing basic research into how rainbows are formed. The second half of the month will give children a big chance to express themselves through art, music, and drama. We’ll use classic stories like The Three Little Pigs to spark children’s creativity and see where their imaginations lead. As always, we weave our themes into literacy and math activities, and place a focus on building both English and Spanish vocabulary. 

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

  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • 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

Our center adheres to highest safety and maintenance standards.There is an on-site Health and Safety Coordinator. All the staff is CPR and First Aid certified.This center has a secured entry door with a key pad and the playground has alarmed security gates.The center conducts fire and earthquake drills.

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