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Ladera Ranch KinderCare

Trinia Wintz, 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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Special Instructions:
Off Antonio Pkwy & Terrace, same parking lot as Urgent Care

Neighborhood:
same parking lot as 24hr Fitness

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

Summer Learning Loss: Did you know all young people experience learning losses whey they do not engage in educational activities for the summer!
What can you do to prevent this loss?
Enroll your child in our Summer Program! We offer a continuation of educational activities with an infusion of summer fun, such as our own on-site splish/splash water area, exciting on-site guests, field trips and activities that will engage your child's brain, body and most important, inspire daily smiles and giggles. Call today for a tour to see how summer fun can be had without any educational gaps!

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 and 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. 

Trinia Wintz, 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.

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!

  • Trinia Wintz

    Trinia Wintz, Center Director

    Trinia began her educational experience at Mt. San Jacinto Jr. college Child Development Center as a student intern. While working at the Child Development Center, Trinia obtained her AA degree in Early Childhood Education. She continued her education at Concordia University of Irvine and obtained her BA degree in Liberal Studies with a Minor in Business. While attending the University, Trinia was a Prekindergarten teacher. She has been an Assistant Director for a year and now a Center Director for the past four years. She has been the Director at Ladera Ranch as of November 3rd, 2014.

    Education:
    Associate of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education, Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies
  • Josie Stephan

    Josie Stephan, Assistant Director

    Ms. Josie has been working at KinderCare for 8 years. She helps out wherever needed throughout the day, in all classrooms. She's our Health and Safety Coordinator and 3rd in charge. Ms. Josie has over 15 years of experience working with children and is a busy mother of two teenage boys. Ms. Josie loves her job at KinderCare where the children keep her smiling every day.

  • Ms. Farah

    Ms. Farah, Infant and Toddler Classrooms

    Hobbies: ,watching t.v, cooking, walking

    Previous Experience:
    19 years with Middle school students 16 years as an infant, toddler, and preschool teacher
    Years in ECE industry:
    19+ Years
    Education:
    Associates Degree in Middle School Education, 21 Units in Early Childhood Development
  • 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, nuturing, and loving on the babies. She is a fully qualified infant/ toddler teacher.
    Hobbies: spending time with family, swing dancing, going to the beach

    Previous Experience:
    Volunteer teaher at New York Cares- teaching foreinger students to speak english. Artteacher for young rembrantdts.
    Year Started:
    1/2/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6+ Years
    Education:
    Bachelors Degree in Arts, Minor in Graphic Design, 15 Units in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Melissa

    Ms. Melissa, Infant Classroom

    Hobbies: Spending time with family, cooking, baking, watching auto races.

    Previous Experience:
    I have been a Infant/ Toddler teacher for 9 years.
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
    Education:
    36 Early Childhood Units
  • Ms. Farah

    Ms. Farah, Toddler

    Ms. Farah has been in the Early Childhood profession for over 20 years. She has worked with children starting at 6 weeks up to elementary. Right now she is our toddler teacher who loves working with children. She loves teaching the children new our curriculum and watching them master new skills.

    Year Started:
    1/2/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 years
  • Ms. Noelle

    Ms. Noelle, Toddler Classroom

    Hobbies: going to the movies, traveling , shopping

    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Liberal Studies Degree at Concordia University, Early Childhood Education Units
  • Ms. Chloe

    Ms. Chloe, Discovery Preschool

    Ms. Chloe is our Discovery Preschool who teaches our 2 year old program. She has her Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Development and has gone through accreditation for NAEYC. She is dedicated to the early childhood profession and has a passion working with children. She plans on furthering her education in a Master's program.

    Year Started:
    1/2/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Development; Completed Accreditation for NAEYC.
  • Ms. Rena

    Ms. Rena, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Hobbies: dancing, arts and crafts, party planning, hiking, love 80's music, disco

    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
    Education:
    R.O.P. Child Development Certificate, 2 years at Saddleback Jr. College, 1 year at Irvine Valle College, Medical Assistant Certificate
  • Ms. Terra

    Ms. Terra, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Hobbies: adventures with her dog, beach, exploring, love the son, golfing, surfing

    Previous Experience:
    Internship at Chico State in Early Childood. Behavioral therapy for 2 years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2+ Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts from Chico State
  • Ms. Karen

    Ms. Karen, Preschool Classroom

    Hobbies: golfing, movies, travelings, swimming famiy time

     

    Previous Experience:
    Owned own day care for 10 years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10+ Years
    Education:
    Associates Degree in General Studies and Business, Bachelors Degree in Speech Communications, Masters proogram teaching internship (speech department), 15 Units in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Marisela

    Ms. Marisela, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Hobbies: Painting, sewing, walking, biking and home improvements.

    Previous Experience:
    Preschool Early Child Educator
    Year Started:
    12/2/2010
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15+ Years
    Education:
    2 Years Jr. College, Early Childhood Development Units
  • Ms. Debbie

    Ms. Debbie, Floating Teacher

    Hobbies: reading, spending time with family, and church

    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
    Education:
    Fully qualifies early childhood educator
  • Ms. Patty

    Ms. Patty, Teaching Assistant

    Hobbies: Art

    Previous Experience:
    Over ten years working as a Teacher Assistant with all different ages.
    Years in ECE industry:
    10+ Years
    Education:
    Attending Saddleback Jr. College for Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Nancy

    Ms. Nancy, Aide, All Ages

    Ms. Nancy has been in the early childhood education for the past 28 years. She has an older daughter who attends Sac State and twins in high school. She has passion for children and the field. Ms. Nancy has worked with children starting at the age of 6 weeks to Private Kindergarten.

    Years in ECE industry:
    28 years

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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

  • 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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