Theresa Muth, Center Director
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At Lake Grove KinderCare we are more than just a daycare, we provide learning solutions designed to engage and educate young children in a nurturing and safe environment. Each day, we provide a balanced approach to learning, giving you the peace of mind that your child will have fun as they develop socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually. We provide flexible infant care, childcare, preschool, prekindergarten, kindergarten readiness, and other early childhood education solutions for families in the surrounding Lake Oswego, Lake Grove, Mountain Park, Portland, Riverdale, Sellwood, Tualatin, and Tigard communities. Whether your child has their first words or kindergarten on the horizon, see how we prepare your child for success in school and beyond. Come visit us today! We would love to show you around our recently remodeled school while introducing you to the new team.
Theresa Muth, Center Director
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
The teachers and staff at Lake Grove KinderCare are passionate about educating and nurturing children. Our teachers have an average tenure of five years at our center and an average of fifteen years in the early childhood education field. The majority of our teachers have their Childhood Development Associate's Credential (CDA), Bachelor's Degree, or Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education. The Lake Grove KinderCare team strives for excellence through continuing education from bi-annual company professional development trainings to seeking additional college courses or seminars in the education field. At the end of the day, the true key to our teachers' success is their passion for teaching and their love of learning.
I am dedicated to providing a warm, nurturing, and responsive environment so children feel free to experiment, explore, and discover. I strive to continually improve service to children and families and build strong relationships.
Theresa has worked with children her whole life. In addition to caring for children other than her own, she is a dedicated wife, mother of four daughters, and a grandmother of two with one on the way. She holds her degree in Early Childhood Education and is always perusing additional education opportunities in the Early Childhood Education field whenever she can. In addition to being an excellent educator and leader, she is adventurous too! She has climbed Mt. St. Helens twice as well as competed in races, triathlons, and a half marathon. Her family loves soccer; especially her two youngest daughters who play year round as they both will be playing in college soon. Theresa loves to work closely with families to ensure she offers high quality, yet customized care for each family and each child she serves.
Hello! My name is Erica Schroeder, and I am the Assistant Director of the Lake Grove KinderCare Learning Center. What I love about teaching young children is the opportunity it gives me to watch them grow into the abilities of their minds. Everything is so new and exciting to them. I love watching their love of learning grow and progress throughout the school year. Favorite Children’s Book: Ish, A Bad Case Of Stripes, and A House for Hermit Crab
I have been working in Early Childhood Education for 11 years. I have a Child Development Associate Certificate and love teaching young children. I really enjoy partnering with families and getting the opportunity to work with their children in the classrooms. I enjoy working closely with our awesome and committed staff. My Favorite Children’s Book: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, The Napping House
Ms. Christina is currently the opening manager and cook. She has been here since 2003. She enjoys watching each and every child grow. Her position as an Opening Manager allows her to make sure that the children are in a healthy and safe environment. Ms. Christina is currently working towards getting her Early Childhood Education Degree at Clackamas Community College. She has worked with children for many year. when she isn't working or at school, she enjoys spending time with her husband or doing crafts.
Ms. Zahra is a gentle spirit and is patient, loving, and kind. During her tenure here at KinderCare she has taught all ages of children and enjoys them all. Watching children develop and learn is her greatest joy.
Eliane has taught young children for 29 years and is still growing every day as a teacher. She teaches her toddlers songs and finger plays in Spanish which produces a lot of laughter. Eliane is the heart and soul of our center and she welcomes all children with her warmth and love.
Jade is a creative force at our center which is evident in her amazing classroom. Her students are actively engaged every day and singing and giggling can ofter be heard outside her door. Jade enjoys hiking and exploring in her spare time.
Anne comes to us after teaching for four years in Portland. She is an adventurous soul and has travelled extensively. She enjoys hiking and all things outdoors. She loves her students in her preschool class and is creative, energetic, and encourages her students to explore new things.
Mr. Tim graduated in 2014 from Linfield College with a degree in ECE. He is passionate about making a difference in children's lives. During college, he worked in after school programs and now he teaches hip-hop dance classes to youth in his spare time.
Kiersten moved to Oregon from North Carolina where she worked in an early childhood environment. She is a very loved teacher at KinderCare and works with all ages. She loves teaching Learning Adventures, our tutorial program, and seeing all the progress her students are making in Phonics and Math. Her cooking class also a highlight for our families. She looks forward to having your child in her classes.
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.
We observe the following holidays:
Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.
At KinderCare Learning Centers, your child's safety is one of our top priorities. Not only are all of our outside perimeter doors locked to ensure security, but all of our playgrounds are fenced with locked gates as well. In addition the front door of the building has a coded entry where only authorized family members will have a code to enter. Otherwise a door bell is available to visitors who will be greeted by a Center staff member. At Lake Grove KinderCare we have a Health and Safety Coordinator on site as well. Christina’s role includes conducting monthly earthquake and fire drills, ensuring that all staff’s first aid and CPR certificates are up to date, and maintaining high cleanliness standards.
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 though the various training opportunities in the community.
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