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La Verne KinderCare

Erin Vogel, Center Director

3602 Wheeler Ave. La Verne CA 91750
(909) 596-8200 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS

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Special Instructions:
corner of Foothill Bl & Wheeler Ave.

behind Auto Zone

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Oak Mesa, Laverne Heights, Grace Miller, Roynon, Allen, Condit

Space is filling up quickly for our Summer Expedition Program. Don’t miss out and enroll with us today!


Welcome to the La Verne KinderCare in La Verne. We are all so excited to meet you and your family. We believe that our programs will engage children in hands-on, active learning that nurtures creativity and develops independent thinking and problem-solving skills. Children find us a welcoming, engaging and a safe place to explore the world around them. Learning becomes fun and exciting, and the love of learning the child develops will carry them forward, enhancing later success in school. Here at La Verne KinderCare we believe the children, your children, are a gift beyond measure. I cannot begin to describe how wonderful it is to have been chosen of the love they so freely bestow. Watching them grow and learn gives us great pleasure and gratification. Each day spent with your children is honestly a gift. Everyday is different, we never know what exciting adventures await us, but come what may it is always a gift!

Erin Vogel, 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.

Private Kindergarten Programs (5 – 6 Years)

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.

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.

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.

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.


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?

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Teachers & Staff

At La Verne KinderCare our teachers make it a point to know and connect with each child in our school. They are passionate about educating and nurturing children. Our teachers have an average tenure of three years in the center and an average of ten years in the early childhood education field. We have teachers that have their Child Development Associate's credential, Associate's Degree and Bachelor's degree in early childhood education. We strive for excellence through continuing education from our biannual Professional Development trainings to seeking additional college courses in the field. At the end of the day our teachers are passionate and love to engage with children each and everyday.

  • Erin Vogel

    Erin Vogel, Center Director

    The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." - William Arthur Ward

    Antoinette Del-Gadillo started with KinderCare in the Spring of 2009. Since 1998 she has devoted her professional career to early childhood education. She has experience as a teacher and assistant director with KinderCare. Currently, she is blessed with the opportunity to be actively involved in the everyday activities with all the children and the families in her center. Antoinette was born and raised in beautiful Southern California, but has traveled to many places! Antoinette has been working with children since she was a teen and hasn't left the field since.

    Previous Experience:
    Is the District Trainer and Mentor, covers for DM
    Year Started:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 years
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Sabrina Garnatz

    Sabrina Garnatz, Assistant Director

    Keep your heart open to dreams, for as long as there are dreams, there is hope, and as long as there is hope, there is joy in living." -Author Unknown

    Sabrina Garnatz has been with the company since the summer of 2010. Sabrina went to Chaffey and San Bernardino Valley College where she studied Early Childhood Education and received her certificates. She started working in our Fontana KinderCare as the Kindergarten Teacher and quickly found her self stepping in the role of the Assistant Director. Sabrina loves to spend time traveling with her family and friends.

    Previous Experience:
    was Discovery Preschool Teacher
    Year Started:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 years
    Early Childhood Education Certificate
  • Ms. Joanne, Infant Classroom

    I enjoy watching the children grow and change, challenging them to be independent thinkers and the hugs and smiles are great too.

    Ms. Joanne has been with our KinderCare family for over 5 years and she recently received her Associate's of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has a high regard and respect for children as individuals. It is Ms. Joanne's pleasure to make a positive difference in a child’s life. It is her vision to awaken each child’s spirit and imagination no matter what the age. Ms. Joanne is a proud mother of two grown children who both also have the love and joy of working with children.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Joanne worked at another preschool.
    Year Started:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Associate's of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Tracy

    Ms. Tracy, Toddler Classroom

    First impressions are lasting ones. My first impression of KinderCare was it is a warm, inviting atmosphere for children to develop and grow. I enjoy watching the children explore the areas of their classrooms as well as the playgrounds, while interacting with each other and the teachers. I am happy to be part of the KinderCare family.

    Ms. Tracy loves how she is able to be a part of the early stages of each child's on-going development and is able to help them achieve their milestones. The smiles and excitement that she gets when she walks into a class keeps her motivated all day everyday. Ms. Tracy is a mother to four beautiful children and has three grandchildren which she loves to talk about (but then again what grandmother doesn't?) She looks forward working with you as your child grows in her classroom.

    Year Started:
    19 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
    Early Childhood Education Credits
  • Ms. Nora

    Ms. Nora, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I have always been impressed by the quality and professionalism of the program and staff at KinderCare where children come first. The staff recognizes and values the importance of Early Childhood Education.

    Ms. Nora is a recent graduate from Pacific Oaks College where she obtained her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. She has worked in many preschool settings in the past and believes that early learning is critical for young children. Ms. Nora is so enthusiastic to be working with your children and to have the opportunity to introduce new learning experiences into our curriculum that will set a solid foundation of learning for their futures. She feels that using hands on activities that encourage the children's natural curiosity helps create a love of learning that will grow with them. Each child is unique and it is important to cater learning experiences that will fit each child’s needs to enable them to grow to their fullest potential. Ms. Nora looks forward to the opportunity to get to know you and your children!

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education, Teacher Permit
  • Ms. Ariana

    Ms. Ariana, Preschool Classroom

    The comfortable, homey and warm atmosphere at KinderCare allows for the children to easily display their personalities and to easily make connections with other children and teachers. Children feel supported in taking risks and learning new information. KinderCare becomes a home away from home.

    Ms. Ariana is very excited to be your child’s teacher. She came to KinderCare as a volunteer to earn her community hours in High School and was so impressed with KinderCare that she decided to stay as a teacher. Ms. Ariana looks forward to providing a fun and creative environment that will engage your child in measurable growth. Her goal is to give each child the positive encouragement necessary to express themselves throughout many aspects of education. She loves the curiosity and desire that the children display at this age.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Ariana began her career in the Early Childhood Education field as a volunteer while still attending high school.
    Year Started:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Master Teacher Permit
  • Ms. Tania, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love teaching Prekindergarten because it is such a fun and curious age. The students are excited and eager to learn everything about the world around them. I look forward to getting to know you and your family! I am so lucky to be a part of the great team here and I look forward to meeting your family.

    Ms. Tania is always excited and eager to get her days started. She brings such character to our family and her children are always excited to see what new things she will be teaching. Ms. Tania is always keeping up with her Early Childhood Education and is currently pursuing her Child Development Associate's Credential. Her years of experience and knowledge with children helps to create an excellent environment for our Prekindergarten class of learners. Ms. Tania is a mom to two beautiful little girls who also love coming to KinderCare to learn each and everyday.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Tania brings two years of prior preschool teaching experience to our center.
    Year Started:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Early Childhood Education Credits, Pursuing Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Lisha

    Ms. Lisha, Private Kindergarten Classroom

    A teacher’s job isn’t just pure instruction, but rather nurturing students’ interests while guiding them through a structured curriculum.

    Ms. Lisha is so committed to our families in our center. She started out with us as our Prekindergarten teacher and a year later took on the role as our Transitional Kindergarten teacher. Ms. Lisha has developed a teaching philosophy to which she is fully committed. Her goal each day is to plan and set up a rich, inviting environment that provides each child the opportunity to learn at an optimal level. She takes notes about a child’s individual development and develops methods to customize attention or activities to their individual needs. Focusing on creative development, social and emotional development, cognitive development, language and communication development, and physical development is a big part of her daily curriculum.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Lisha brings over 18 years of previous experience to our center.
    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
    Associate's of Arts Degree in Business Management, Early Childhood Education Credits
  • Ms. Heather

    Ms. Heather, School Age Classroom, Health & Safety Coordinator

    It has been great watching these wonderful boys and girls progress. What a reward it is to see their self-esteem rise and their personalities come alive!

    Ms. Heather has been teaching with us for four years now and has held many positions at our center. Not only is she our School Age teacher she is also our Health & Safety Coordinator where she makes sure our school is safe for all children and staff. She loves working with children because being able to watch them learn and grow in so many ways is very rewarding. Ms. Heather always says that the giggles and hugs are priceless perks of the job!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Heather started with our center as a volunteer.
    Year Started:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
    Child Development Associate's Credential

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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

  • Arabic
  • 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

Here at La Verne KinderCare your child's safety is one of our top priorities. Our front door to the building has a coded entry where only authorized family members will have a code to enter. Otherwise we do have a doorbell that is available for visitors who will be greeted by a center manager. We also have a Health and Safety Coordinator on site as well. Ms. Heather's role includes conducting monthly fire, earthquake and disaster drills. She will also ensure that all staff's first aid and CPR certifications are up to date as well as maintaining high cleaning standards.

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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If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

As you know, it is always a difficult decision to leave your children to be cared for by other people. KinderCare in La Verne has made the transition easy not only for my children, but for my husband and I as well! My daughter has been a student at KinderCare for over two years and we were very pleased to have my son begin this fall. When I drop them off in the morning they are greeted by their teachers and I can leave knowing that they will be safe, cared for, and loved. The staff plays such a large role in my children's lives, They are patient and kind when they are hurt or not feeling well and they enforce the same manners and rules that I expect at home.
I am also impressed by the curriculum that is used at KinderCare. My daughter is able to easily recognize letters, numbers and even some words! We had concerns about my son's vocabulary prior to KinderCare, but I have seen his language develop so much in the last few weeks, They always come home telling me about their latest art project, their cooking class, or what they played with outside. You and the staff do such a nice job of really incorporating the current lesson into every aspect of their day - even with dress-up days! My husband especially enjoys getting pictures of the kids while they are working on a project. He doesn't get as many opportunities to drop off and pick up - so these pictures offer glimpses of their day and offer nice ways for the kids to describe what they were doing that particular day.
On a personal note, I also want to thank you for the patience and kindness you and the staff have shown to me. Parenthood is not always easy! You and the staff are always available to talk about my kids progress and behavior; always willing to offer advice or just listen and remind me that I am not alone! It is for these and many other reasons that I send my children to KinderCare. Thank you for all that you do!

- Mother

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