Adriana Terry, Center Director
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Welcome to the West Lancaster KinderCare. We would love to invite you and your family to our center to see first-hand all of the wonderful learning opportunities we offer children each and every day. We believe in developing the whole child with an emphasis on assisting your child's growth with their social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. Our teachers are passionate and dedicated to providing your child with a safe, secure, positive, and enriching experience each and every day. We believe that educating children is a partnership between the families and the center. We look forward to having you join our West Lancaster KinderCare family and allowing us to be that partner that helps to prepare your child for a successful future.
Adriana Terry, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Light and Dark, plus the Sky and Weather
Through shadow play, experiments with flashlights, observing the Sun and more, infants and toddlers will enjoy learning about light and dark this month. Infants continue sensory development by looking at contrasting patterns and at objects that are clearly defined by sharp edges and bright colors, while toddlers will build on their understanding of the light and dark concepts with play around daytime and nighttime. The older Discovery Preschool children will turn their attention to the sky as they learn about weather, the Moon, the Sun, and stars.
Children 4–5 years old: Transportation, Healthy Bodies, and Winter
For children in the Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms, January is filled with variety! They’ll begin by learning about transportation and studying how things get from “here” to “there.” A few weeks later, the focus will shift to health and bodies, with an emphasis placed on how to make good choices for a growing body. Towards the end of the month, children will be introduced to the transformative nature of the winter season and learn how to dress and take care of themselves when it’s cold outside.
The teachers at our West Lancaster KinderCare are passionate about your child's happiness and growth and provide a safe nurturing environment that cultivates self-esteem. This is more than a job for our teachers. It's an opportunity for them to share their passion for life while they inspire, engage and awaken the wonder inside each and every child. KinderCare devotes more time and resources to teacher training than any other childcare provider. Twice a year we host the largest early childhood teacher training program in the country. Our teachers are dedicated to developing your child's potential and are sensitive to your child's individual needs.
I believe that the love, care and experiences that I help to provide at KinderCare are priceless. I enjoy coming to my center each and everyday to see the smiling faces of the children and to hear their laughter. They bring a smile to my day and my heart.
Brandi's role as the Center Director is to lead and manage all aspects of the West Lancaster KinderCare. Her focus is on providing quality programming and exceptional service to you and your children, leading a staff of great people and assuring overall that we provide the highest level of quality care and education. She strives each and every day to make sure we are doing our best to provide you with the quality care that you deserve. Brandi looks forward to getting to know every family and building lasting relationships founded on strong communication. Her door is always open to your questions, concerns, as well as praise and acknowledgement are always welcome.
My favorite part about working with children is watching the children develop over time and being a valuable part of their progression.
Adriana has worked in the childcare field since 1989 and has had the pleasure of working with children of all ages. In 2001 she began working in the administration aspect of the field. In 2010 she joined the KinderCare team and worked as a Discovery Preschool teacher working with our 2-3 year old children. Within a year of joining our company she was promoted to the Assistant Director of the West Lancaster KinderCare. As the Assistant Director it is her responsibility to assist the Director in running the centers daily operations in accordance with KinderCare policies, procedures and state licensing requirements. In the absence of the Center Director she is responsible for assuming all roles and responsibilities of the Center Director. Adrianay enjoys working with each of our families to create an extended family environment.
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Ms. Rebecca began working in the field of Child Development as a teenager. She has earned her Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education, as well as a Bachelor's and Master's degrees in other subjects. Ms. Rebecca loves children and has worked with infants through school age in the childcare setting and as a nanny. She enjoys reading to the children, sharing music and art experiences. Her passion is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for all children to explore, learn and grow.
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Ms. Julie has been teaching for eleven years and has loved every year that she has worked for KinderCare. She has her certificate in Child Care Development and Preschool. Ms. Julie has been working for KinderCare for six years and has enjoyed watching the center and the children grow. She has worked with the toddlers and enjoyed every moment with them.
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Ms. Maria was inspired by her former 8th grade teacher to help children learn and become successful in life. She in pursuing her Master's degree in Child Adolescents and Family. Her philosophy is the first five years of a child's life is very important for their social, physical and cognitive development. Ms. Maria has volunteered in Pathway of Hope Worship Center for ten years as a Sunday School Teacher. She believes children are challenging but, we have to understand where they are coming from and help them learn. Ms. Maria has received her Associate's Degree in Child and Family Education. She also has certification and accreditation with her teacher associate permit by California.
Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Family, Friends, and Things that Go!
Infants and toddlers will be exploring family and friends, while three-year-olds will focus on things that go vroom! Social and emotional development is foundational to growth and development in babies, so this month, infants and toddlers will participate in activities that reinforce their connection to family while also exploring connections that exist outside their home, such as friends. Meanwhile, their older friends in Discovery Preschool will learn about and play around with things that move (like bicycles, cars, buses, trains, and airplanes), which are all very exciting for little ones as they continue to explore the world outside their homes.
Children 4–5 years old: My Country + Tools and Machines
The four- and five-year-olds continue exploring the world around them by learning about the state and country they live in! They’ll sings songs, play games based on travel, and learn about flags, state foods, and more. Children will also be introduced to cardinal directions (east, west, north, and south) and gain an appreciation for travel and meeting new friends from different places.
Children are naturally fascinated with machines and how things work and are put together. So to encourage that fascination, during the second half of this month children will learn about and play around with tools and machines. In addition to building literacy skills by using the names of machines and tools, children will develop math skills by graphing information, counting wheels, and more.
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.
Ms. Rachel, our center's Health and Safety Coordinator, helps to ensure we are performing at nothing but our best when it comes to the safety and security of our children. Our number one priority is to provide our children, families and staff with a safe and healthy environment each and every day. We follow policies and procedures that ensure we maintain adequate supervision, cleanliness and security. For the security of our children our center has a key pad entry and all of our playgrounds are fenced. Our teachers and staff are First Aid and CPR certified. We conduct monthly trainings in health and safety topics for our staff to ensure they are prepared for an emergency if it should arise.
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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