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Summerlin KinderCare

Nancy Breneman, Center Director

3085 Desert Marigold Lane Las Vegas NV 89135
(702) 243-0033 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
"Off Hualapai and count Diero" next to Ober Elementary

Neighborhood:
KinderCare Summerlin is nestled in the charming Willows Community, neighboring D’vorre & Hall Ober Elementary School and The Willows’ Community Park.

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
D'vorre & Hall Ober Elementary School

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Welcome

Welcome to the KinderCare - Summerlin located on the West Side of the Las Vegas Valley in the heart of the charming Willows Community. Our programs are based on a child's social, intellectual and physical developmental needs. We believe that children are happy and secure when they have opportunity to succeed; and success breeds self-confidence. We believe that parents are the most significant adults in a child's life and we provide opportunity to ensure parent involvement in our programs. We provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment. We support talented educators that are passionate in what they do. We look forward to meeting and working with the families of Summerlin.

Nancy Breneman, Center Director

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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.

Interactive Kindergarten (5 - 6 Years)

A full-day interactive Kindergarten program that utilizes new curriculum with an interactive smart board making first grade readiness a priority.

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.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

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.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program

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.

Dance, Happy Feet Soccer, Tumblebus

Teachers & Staff

The teachers at Summerlin KinderCare are dedicated to educating and nurturing children. The average length of service in this school is seven to ten years with an average of over 20 years in the Early Childhood Education field. There are numerous teachers on staff with degrees in Early Childhood, Elementary Education and Child Development Associate's Credentials. We encourage continuing education through staff development, seminars and conferences. Our motto is that you are never to old to learn something new.

  • Nancy Breneman

    Nancy Breneman, Center Director

    Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.

    Nancy and her family were transferred to Las Vegas from California in 1996. Nancy was attending college to continue her career in elementary education and changed over to Early Childhood after working with young children. She enjoys outdoor activities and is always looking forward to weekends of camping and boating. Nancy has a terrific husband, two great sons and an adorable grandson. She loves working with children and is passionate about Early Childhood Education.

    Previous Experience:
    Nancy has a background of working in the construction industry for 12 years prior to entering into education. She supervised electricians in the field, estimating for new construction and business acumen.She joined forces with Knowledge Universe in 1996 as a teacher working with preschool age children. Nancy transferred to the Summerlin School after its opening in 2000 and has remained here ever since.
    Year Started:
    6/1/1996
    Tenure:
    19 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 Years
    Education:
    Associate's of Arts equivalent in Early Childhood Education, Business Administration
  • MaryKay Travis

    MaryKay Travis, Assistant Director

    I am humbled that parents allow me to be a part of the education and upbringing of their most precious gifts- their children.

    MaryKay moved from Akron, Ohio to Las Vegas in 2005. She enjoys the "business" side of what she does, but is dedicated to the education of young children. She takes great pleasure in going into classrooms and joining in with the children as they do activities.

    Previous Experience:
    MaryKay has a wide range of experience with children in various settings. She was a Drug and Alcohol Family Counselor for fifteen years, working with women and teenage girls. She was also a manager of a Woman's Halfway House where she helped make ground breaking strides in allowing women to bring their young children with them into treatment so the family could receive counseling as a unit and the children did not have to be separated from their mother while receiving the services needed to improve her life. In 1998, MaryKay joined the KinderCare family as a two-year-old teacher and then became a Preschool teacher and in 2000 joined the management team.
    Year Started:
    3/1/1998
    Tenure:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Carol Dominguez

    Carol Dominguez, Assistant Director

    Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." - Ben Franklin
     

    Carol joined KinderCare Learning Center in Fall of 2008. She has been in the field of Early Childhood Education for over 25 years. Carol holds her Associates of Arts Degree in Child Development and is currently going to be pursuing her Bachelors of Arts Degree in Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood. One of the things that she loves most about her job is the ability to connect with families and children at her center. She also believes that the center is an extension of the children's home and enjoys creating environment that reflects a home-like atmosphere.
     

    Previous Experience:
    Carol spent over 20 years teaching and working as a Director in California. She has also worked in the Prekindergarten, Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms.
    Year Started:
    9/1/2008
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 Years
    Education:
    Associate's of Arts Degree in Child Development
  • Ms. Carmel

    Ms. Carmel, Infant Classroom

    Knowing that I can share my passion for teaching with families is what I enjoy most about working with infants.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2004
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30 Years
    Education:
    Nevada Registry Credential
  • Ms. Hamida

    Ms. Hamida, Infant Classroom

    Hearing a child's first words and watching them grow is what I love most about teaching Early Childhood Education.

    Year Started:
    1/1/1995
    Tenure:
    20 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
    Education:
    Certificate of Accomplishment via the Central Institute of Achievement of Teachers; Specialty, Ministry of Education, Kabul, Afghanistan; Nevada Registry Credential
  • Ms. Shasi

    Ms. Shasi, Infant Classroom

    I enjoy working with infants as they learn and explore the world around them.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Nevada Registry Credential
  • Ms. Dania, Toddler Classroom

    What I love most about Early Childhood Education is seeing a child's smile when they succeed.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2000
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 Years
    Education:
    Associate's of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education, Nevada Registry Credential
  • Ms. Linda

    Ms. Linda, Toddler Classroom

    The best part of working in Early Childhood Education is watching the students smile as they grow and learn new skills.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2010
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30 Years
    Education:
    Nevada Registry Credential
  • Ms. Mirela

    Ms. Mirela, Toddler Classroom

    I love watching children grow and learn. To see the children start each day with new and exciting ideas inspires me.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2008
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Associate's of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education, Nevada Registry Credential
  • Ms. Amanda, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Helping children learn and grow is the best part of working in Early Childhood Education.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2006
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential, Nevada Registry Credential
  • Ms. April

    Ms. April, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Working with young students and helping them grow is what I enjoy most about the Early Childhood Education field.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Property Management
  • Ms. Danielle

    Ms. Danielle, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I enjoy being a part of a child's experiences in school and watching them grow.

    Year Started:
    1/1/1998
    Tenure:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential, Nevada Registry Credential
  • Ms. Dorthy

    Ms. Dorthy, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Getting to work with children and helping them develop new skills is why I love working in Early Childhood Education.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Education:
    Nevada Registry Credential
  • Ms. Rhonda

    Ms. Rhonda, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love watching children grow and learn new things.

    Year Started:
    1/1/1999
    Tenure:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential, Nevada Registry Credential
  • Ms. Vanessa

    Ms. Vanessa, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Helping students reach their developmental goals is what I love about Early Childhood Education.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Pursuing Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education and Child Development Associate's Credential, Nevada Registry Credential
  • Ms. Breanna

    Ms. Breanna, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I look forward to enhancing the lives of my students.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Pursuing Child Development Associate's Credential, Nevada Registry Credential
  • Ms. Nicole

    Ms. Nicole, Prekindergarten Classroom

    What I love most about working in Early Childhood Education is the smile a child has when they succeed.

    Ms. Nicole was the 2012 Educator of the Year recipient for Knowledge Universe.

    Year Started:
    1/1/1999
    Tenure:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    23 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Nevada Registry Credential
  • Ms. Misty

    Ms. Misty, Private Kindergarten Classroom

    What I love most about working in the Early Childhood Education field is cultivating students to become lifelong learners. Knowledge and awareness are the keys to success.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Bachelor's of Science Dual Degree in Elementary and Special Education K-12, HIPPA: Privacy and Security Certification, Early Acceptance to the Master's of Science in School Administration Program, Nevada Registry Credential
  • Ms. Tiffany

    Ms. Tiffany, Private Kindergarten Classroom

    What I love most about working in Early Childhood Education is that there is something new every day and I get an opportunity to help students reach their goals.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Pursuing Bachelor's of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development Associate's Credential, Nevada Registry Credential
  • Ms. Shari

    Ms. Shari, Learning Adventures Classroom (Phonics)

    I love teaching children new and exciting concepts.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2006
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential, Nevada Registry Credential
  • Ms. Claudia

    Ms. Claudia,

    Working with Early Childhood students brings me great joy. Watching students grow and learn is inspiring.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    24 Years
    Education:
    Pursuing Child Development Associate's Credential, Nevada Registry Credential
  • Ms. Yolanda

    Ms. Yolanda, Kitchen

    I love knowing that by creating healthy, well-balanced meals, I am supporting the growth and development of children.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    33 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of the Arts Degree in the Culinary Arts, Nevada Registry 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
  • French
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

Labor Day
Columbus Day
Veteran's Day
Thanksgiving Day and Friday Following
Christmas Day
New Years Day
Martin Luther King Day
President's Day
Memorial Day

Health and Safety

At KinderCare, your child's safety is one of our top priorities. Our school promotes a safe and secure environment. We have a security keypad entry, background checks on all staff and an ID checkpoint for visitors. All staff members are CPR and pediatric first aid certified. Monthly Fire/Disaster drills are conducted as well as lock down, earthquake and shelter in place drills. An Emergency Plan is in force and is available for parents to review.

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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Thank you teachers for all that you have done for me over the last five years. I have had a great experience at KinderCare - thank you for preparing me for elementary school. I will miss you.

- Student

A thanks for the past six plus years. Both of my children have built such meaningful and lasting relationships with so many of the teachers as well as great memories. We felt confident in sending our children to KinderCare every day, knowing that they would be properly supervised, they would be learning both educational and life lessons and they would be getting love and hugs when needed! It was the perfect mix. We know that this isn't always the case as we had to go to three different childcare facilities before we found this perfect match in you school and we have been here ever since! It is hard to say goodbye but children grow up and move on. All of you will have a special place in our hearts. We will never forget our KinderCare family and how much you have meant to all of us.

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