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East Hill KinderCare

Courtney Hicks, Center Director

10450 Southeast 253rd Place Kent WA 98030
(253) 854-7110 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
Behind Burger King & Prudential

Neighborhood:
104th Ave SE or just north of SE 256th

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Daniel, Meadow Ridge, Millennium, Scenic Hill, Martin Sortun, Pine Tree

At East Hill KinderCare our teachers are dedicated professionals who are passionate about providing excellent care and learning opportunities for the children in our care. Give us a call today to schedule a tour for the opportunity to experience our curriculum and to meet our teachers and center support staff. We look forward to meeting you!

Welcome

We at Easthill KinderCare are the first step in your child's educational ladder, preparing your child for a lifetime of learning and socialization skills that will carry him or her throughout their later years. Whether it’s providing loving care for Infants or participating in activities in our Preschool programs, we love what we get to do each day and that is to watch so many little ones learn and grow!

Courtney Hicks, Center Director

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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.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

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.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program

Cooking

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.

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Monday October 10, 2016
    1. Professional Development Day - Center Closed

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      Two times each year we dedicate a day for our staff's professional development to further their training and better equip them for the care of your child. The center will be closed on this day for training to occur. If you have questions or would like to request further details, please contact your local Center Director.

  2. Thursday November 24, 2016
    1. Thanksgiving Break - Center Closed

      Our center is closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after.

Teachers & Staff

Our Easthill KinderCare has many talented, well-educated teachers and staff members who will provide your child with a well-rounded education you come to expect when placing your child in a quality program. Our teachers exhibit the must have skills as well as the desired passion to provide children with action packed days full of learning opportunities. Every day here in our school teachers and children are creating those one of a kind meaningful moments.

  • Courtney Hicks

    Courtney Hicks, Center Director

    Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.

    Courtney Hicks has worked in Early Childhood Education for the past 25 years primarily in the King County area.  For the last 15 years she has held Director positions and is passionate about providing an environment that fosters positive child development.  Her formal education consists of Early Childhood Education as well as Childcare Management.  In the spring of 2015 Courtney joined the KinderCare team and is enjoying returning to work within the Kent East Hill community. 

    Previous Experience:
    Center Director, Program Supervisor, School-Age Lead Teacher, CDA instructor, STARS Trainer
    Year Started:
    2/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 Years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education and Childcare Management
  • Angela Krol

    Angela Krol, Assistant Director

    Love what you do and you'll never work a day in your life.

    Angela has her Associate's of Arts Degree in Child Development and is currently finishing her Bachelors in Psychology with an emphasis on child and adolescent studies. She started working for KinderCare in June of 2014 as the Assistant Director. She does not have any children of her own, but has nieces and nephews whom she is very close with and they are where her passion for working with children stems from. 

    Previous Experience:
    Volunteered at on-site preschool at Fullerton College
    Year Started:
    6/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associates

September 2016 Events

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  1. Tuesday September 13, 2016
    1. “All About Me” Community Social

      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!

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
  • Spanish
  • Singulis

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

Safety is our top priority. We pride ourselves on providing a safe environment for all the children in our care. We are a secure facility which requires a keypad code to enter our building and fenced in and age appropriate playgrounds. Additionally, we have a health and safety coordinator at our school that ensures and checks the safety of our school daily.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

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My son loves his teacher and his classmates. Getting him ready for school every morning is so easy! He is ready to go before me! It gives me piece of mind knowing he is happy and in a great environment!

- Mother
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