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Ladera Ranch KinderCare

Andrea Silva, Center Director

1000 Corporate Dr. Ladera Ranch CA 92694
(949) 364-0193 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS
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Neighborhood:
same parking lot as 24hr Fitness

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Ladera Ranch, Oso Grande, Las Flores, Chaparral

Welcome

Your child's earliest experiences and interactions with others shape their development. Providing an engaging learning environment is important for healthy growth and development while also supports children reaching their full potential. Our center's program is designed and dedicated to this process by providing a comprehensive developmentally based curriculum for infants through school age children. The implementation of our learning programs are taught by our team of professional educators. Positive guidance is used to support children's understanding of how to relate socially and emotionally with others. Each classroom is created to inspire the natural curious nature of children and fosters that curiosity by allowing children to learn through a process of discovery. Our commitment is to ensure that everything we do for your child is designed for learning! I want to personally invite you to come and tour our beautiful facility so that you can see us in action and experience the positive impact our program is having on the lives of children. 

Andrea Silva, 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.

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.

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.

Math

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.

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.

Spanish

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?

Teachers & Staff

Each day at KinderCare “WE” can make a difference in the life of a child. The “We” in this statement are the dedicated teachers at our center! Our teachers understand the positive impact that they can have on each and every child. Understanding the importance of seizing each and every teachable moment knowing that every spark of discover and learning is laying the foundation for that child’s success in the future. Children learn best in a caring, respectful relationship. Come and meet our team of teachers who are building the future of our world by equipping young learners with the skills, knowledge, and heart needed to elevate all of us.

  • Andrea Silva

    Andrea Silva, Center Director

    Andrea has worked in the Early Childhood Education industry as a teacher for all different classrooms. She has two beautiful daughters and loves spending all her free time with them. 

    Previous Experience:
    Assistant Director for Santa Margarita KinderCare
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Suess

    Years in ECE industry:
    17
  • Josie Stephan

    Josie Stephan, Assistant Director

    Ms. Josie helps out wherever needed throughout the day in all classrooms. She is a busy mother of two teenage boys and loves her job at KinderCare where the children keep her smiling every day.

    Previous Experience:
    Health and Safety Coordinator and third in charge at this center.
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
  • Ms. Michele

    Ms. Michele, Infant Classroom

    Michele has two sons that came to work with her when they were two and three years old. She has taught all age groups, but her favorite is the infants.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr.

    Year Started:
    5/25/1997
    Tenure:
    20 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25
  • Ms. Lan

    Ms. Lan, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Lan has been working with infants and toddlers throughout her career and loves to see them reach different milestones. She believes that each child is different and that we can build each child's interest and personality through our love and guidance.  During her free time, she enjoys going to the movies and having deep conversations with her friends and family. 

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

    Year Started:
    10/12/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Child Development, CPR and First Aid Certified
  • Ms. Adriana

    Ms. Adriana, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Adriana is our lead infant teacher. She's been in this field for many years and loves teaching, nurturing, and loving on the babies. She is a fully qualified infant and toddler teacher. Her hobbies including spending time with her family, swing dancing, and going to the beach.

    Previous Experience:
    Volunteer teacher at New York Cares, teaching foreign students to speak English, and art teacher.
    Year Started:
    1/2/2011
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6+
    Education:
    Bachelor in Arts, Minor in Graphic Design, and15 Units in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Farah

    Ms. Farah, Infant and Toddler Classrooms

    Ms. Farah's hobbies are watching television, cooking, and walking. 

    Previous Experience:
    19 years with middle school students and 16 years as an infant, toddler, and preschool teacher.
    Years in ECE industry:
    19+
    Education:
    Associate in Middle School Education and 21 Units in Early Childhood Development
  • Ms. Leslie

    Ms. Leslie, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Leslie's favorite age at the center is toddlers.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Hey! Wake Up! by Sandra Boynton

    Year Started:
    5/20/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Pursuing Early Childhood Education degree
  • Ms. Carissa

    Ms. Carissa, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Treat children with respect!

    Ms. Carissa is a happy, bubbly teacher who loves working with the two-year-old children. She has been working with children for over five years. Previously, she was working with children and adults with disabilities. Sensory activities are a must for children to thrive, grow, and learn. The use of gentle touches, soft hands, and using our words is heavily emphasized. In any activity we do, we always have fun!

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Oh, The Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss

    Years in ECE industry:
    5
  • Ms. Rena

    Ms. Rena, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Rena's hobbies are dancing, arts and crafts, party planning, hiking, and disco and '80s music.

    Years in ECE industry:
    13
    Education:
    Regional Occupational Programs Child Development Certificate, Saddleback Junior College, Irvine Valley College, and medical assistant certificate
  • Ms. Marisela

    Ms. Marisela, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Marisela hobbies including painting, sewing, walking, biking, and home improvements. 

    Previous Experience:
    Preschool teacher
    Year Started:
    12/2/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15+
    Education:
    Early Childhood Development units
  • Ms. Patty

    Ms. Patty, Teaching Assistant

    Ms. Patty's has been a teacher assistant with all different ages for the past ten years. Her hobbies include art.

    Years in ECE industry:
    10+
    Education:
    Attending Saddleback Junior College for Early Childhood Education

Upcoming Center Activities

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August's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: All About Me and Dinosaurs
Infants and toddlers will learn all about themselves while kids in Discovery Preschool will take a look at our favorite extinct creatures: dinosaurs! Infants will look at their reflections in mirrors, listen to voices through cardboard tubes to encourage babbling, and practice self-expression as they move while listening to music. Toddlers will create body-related artwork (like paintings of their faces) and imagine the future as they pretend to be all grown up while playing dress-up. Meanwhile, children in Discovery Preschool are in for a “dinomite” time learning all about dinosaurs and their habitats, and they’ll build essential skills through fun, theme-related activities—like counting dinosaur eggs and going on pretend fossil hunts!  

Children 4 to 5 years old: Foods and Flavors, Shapes and Colors, and Alphabet Letters/Review
For the first two weeks of August, older children will be learning all about the basic food groups, where food comes from, and how to make healthful food choices. After that, preschoolers will be getting artsy as they explore shapes and colors using materials like blocks, paint, play dough, and colored water—and they’ll even take their knowledge outdoors with scavenger hunts for colors and shapes! Their older friends in Pre-K and Transitional Kindergarten will be getting up close and personal with the alphabet as they learn uppercase and lowercase letters, the sounds the letters make, and how those sounds can be combined to make words—all culminating with the creation of a classroom alphabet book. 

Monday August 14, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Tuesday August 15, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Wednesday August 16, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Thursday August 17, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Friday August 18, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

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

  • 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

The safety of all the children is very important to us. Our goal is to provide a fun, enriching and safe environment, where parents feel confident that all possible measures are being used to ensure children will have a wonderful and safe experience. Our center staff is certified in CPR and First Aid. Security is very important to us, that is why each parent gets a unique code to enter our premises and door access code changes on regular basis. It is our responsibility to ensure your children are safe.

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.

My daughter started KinderCare at six months. It is not easy leaving your baby but I quickly realized how loving and caring the teachers were and she was very well taken care of. She is now two and a half and even though she moved up into a new classroom she still gives her previous teachers hugs and loves to see them. She loves to go to school. Not once has she said she does not want to go. Her current teacher is the most patient, kind and helpful person I have ever met. Ever since starting the two-year-old program she has made great friends and has so much fun learning. The teachers have really helped her grow and I love to hear her sing new songs and count higher and higher and know she learned it all at school. I love getting daily sheets telling us what they did that day then asking her about it. The children always have a lot of fun and learn something new each day. Having my daughter at KinderCare and seeing how much she has learned and how she thrives socially, I am not hesitant to start my son there very soon. It makes it so much easier seeing how much my daughter has grown and know my son will have a good time too.

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