Sarah Foster, Center Director
Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
Exit 160th off 405, 160th turns into Juanita Woodinville Way.
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Juanita, Helen Keller, Moorlands, Arrowhead, sometimes Woodmoore (call for specific details)
Welcome from the Juanita KinderCare in Kirkland Washington! We are very excited to have you join our family. We pride ourselves in being able to give your children a safe and nurturing environment, as the early childhood years are especially important building blocks for success in school. Our teachers are trained to work with your child in all areas of development, including but not limited to: cognitive, emotional, social, fine and gross motor skills. We are always available for tours, so please do not hesitate to call, email or just stop by for a visit! We look forward to making our family part of yours.
Sarah Foster, Center Director
- Every Day · Every Child · Excellence · Accreditated · Knowledge Universe
AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED
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.
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.
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
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.
The Math Adventures enrichment program is designed to teach important mathematics concepts such as geometry, numbers, measurement, and probability. Your child will learn about length, height, and weight. He will learn about shapes and solids. He will learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and count money. Math is everywhere and giving your child every advantage now will add up to success later in life.
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.
Teachers & Staff
We have a wonderful mixture of veteran and new staff in our building. We work as a team and take pride in being able to collaborate in order to help improve the quality of our classrooms. All staff members have a background in working with children of all ages, and now work with their favorite age group in our center. We are one big family of teachers and management who have come together because of our passion for education, which we hope to share with you!
Sarah Foster, Center Director
Jessica Rathbun, Assistant Director
"In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn." I learn something new everyday!
Jessica has worked with KinderCare since 2006; she started as a toddler two’s teacher and since has worked with every age group through school-age. While working with all the ages she has gained a wonderful understanding of how the early childhood education process can fill the minds of our children with knowledge in the best possible way. Becoming an Assistant Director has been the best thing that could happen for her career she now gets to continue to work with and support all the children and their families on an everyday basis.
- Year Started:
- 11 Years
- Years in ECE industry:
- Currently enrolled in CDA program through Rasmussen College and working toward associate degree at Bellevue College
Ms. Holly, Prekindergarten Classroom
I love my job because I get to prepare kids to be successful in school!
Ms. Holly has been at KinderCare for a year, after being a teacher in Spokane, WA. Holly graduated with her bachelor of art in Education in 2009. She loves to teach her kids letter and sound recognition and loves to see their "A-HA!" moments when it clicks. Holly's passion is teaching and she is happy she gets to do that everyday.
- Previous Experience:
- Substitute teacher
- Year Started:
- 4 Years
- Years in ECE industry:
- Bachelor of Art Degree in Education from W.S.U
Upcoming Center Activities
Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Spaces and Places and All About Me
As infants and toddlers explore the spaces and places around them, children in Discovery Preschool will learn all about what makes people the same as well as what makes them different. Infants will experiment with moving toy cars around, build block towers and then knock them down, and even take a tour of the center to see what things are like outside of their classroom! Toddlers will get all revved up as they take a closer look at different vehicles and learn more about neighborhoods, communities, and the jobs that grownups have. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about themselves as they play games that strengthen their five senses, discuss feelings and emotions, practice self-help skills, and work on learning the names of body parts.
Children 4 to 5 years old: All About Me and My Home and Family
It’s the beginning of the school year—the perfect time to get to know each other better! Older children will be spending time sharing about themselves, their homes, and their families as they learn what makes people the same and what makes them different. Children will bring their own experiences to the drawing board as they create group stories and 3-D collages about families and homes, pantomime different home- and family-related activities, and draw self-portraits. With our curriculum’s project-related learning component, children in Transitional Kindergarten work together to decide on an individual or whole-group project related to the theme. Past projects have included creating a class book about emotions or working together to build a small-scale home, but who knows—the children may come up with a unique idea that’s entirely their own!
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
- Farsi, Croatian, Maldivian
Meals & Menus
- PM Snack
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 location is secured by keypad entry, all exterior gates and doors remain locked at all times and only authorized personal are given the entry code. Perimeter surrounding the play yards is fenced, with locked gates to the parking lot. All staff members are Pediatric CPR and First Aid trained. We take extra precautions with medication and food allergies.