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Livermore KinderCare

Kate Stauffer, Center Director

4655 Lassen Rd. Livermore CA 94551
(925) 455-1560 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
off Springtown Blvd just past the 7-Eleven

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Altamont Creek, Croce, Jackson, Junction, and Arroyo Seco

Livermore KinderCare strives to grow the whole child; socially, emotionally, and academically. We believe that what we teach our children today will impact their tomorrow and the rest of their lives.

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Welcome

Welcome to Livermore KinderCare. Our experts designed our classrooms — and every activity and lesson — to help prepare your child for success in school and beyond. With designated learning centers such as dramatic play and blocks in every classroom, children have the opportunity for rich social play and child-initiated discovery.

You’ll also find that our classrooms feature a print-rich environment full of carefully selected materials, written charts and labels, and children’s literature. By helping your child connect spoken words and print, we’re helping develop early literacy and writing skills.

Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we’re excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning!

Kate Stauffer, 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Monday October 10, 2016
    1. Professional Development Day - Center Closed

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      Two times each year we dedicate a day for our staff's professional development to further their training and better equip them for the care of your child. The center will be closed on this day for training to occur. If you have questions or would like to request further details, please contact your local Center Director.

  2. Thursday November 24, 2016
    1. Thanksgiving Break - Center Closed

      Our center is closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after.

Teachers & Staff

At KinderCare, the staff is dedicated to help each child grow to his or her maximum potential. The staff encourages children to explore their creativity while learning the basic fundamentals at a young age. These teachers prepare a well-balanced curriculum that engages students to learn vital life skills, such as communication and self-awareness, in addition to essential academics to give the children the infrastructure they need to become successful individuals. The staff work closely with each other as well as the children's families to ensure that each child's needs are met.

  • Kate Stauffer

    Kate Stauffer, Center Director

    Quality early childhood education has a huge impact on society. Every day, I know I've had a part in helping a child learn and grow, and most importantly, become a wonderful person.


    Kate has worked as a Center Director at two other KinderCare Learning Centers and has loved all of them! She feels it is great to be able to combine her educational background in child development with running everyday business operations. The children, families and staff are amazing too!
    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Kate managed state funded child development programs for several years in addition to working with children with special needs.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where the Wild Things Are
    Year Started:
    6/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Child Development
  • Cathy Bollinger

    Cathy Bollinger, Assistant Director

    I love working with children; nothing makes me more happy than to see a child smile!

    Cathy began working with KinderCare in 2002 as a Toddler teacher and also working with older children when needed. She then became a Program Specialist from 2005 to 2008, and worked with teachers in their classrooms. After that, Cathy became a Assistant Director in 2008 and worked closely with parents and staff.

    Previous Experience:
    Cathy has had teaching experiences in a number of different childcare settings from Infant to Montessori based Preschool and School Age children.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See
    Year Started:
    12/1/2002
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 Years
    Education:
    Administration and Early Childhood Education Certificates
  • Ms. Karina

    Ms. Karina, Discovery Preschool

    I enjoy working with children because, I get to watch them learn through interactions.

    Previous Experience:
    Karina has decided to start her ECE career with us at KinderCare.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    I Was So Mad
    Year Started:
    6/24/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    0
    Education:
    Teacher Qualified
  • Ms. Veronica

    Ms. Veronica, Infant

    I love children

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Veronica was in the ECE industry for 10 years prior to working for Kindercare.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    ABC
    Year Started:
    9/17/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11
    Education:
    Techer Certified
  • Ms. Karen (Amy)

    Ms. Karen (Amy), Infant and Toddler Classrooms

    I love to see the children learn and to see the look on their faces when they realize they understand what was being taught.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Amy has been working in the ECE industry for almost 30 years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Jamberry
    Year Started:
    1/1/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    27 Years
  • Ms. Snjezana

    Ms. Snjezana, Infant and Toddler Classrooms

    I love to see the children learn and grow. I also love the smiles and hugs I receive every day.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Snjezana worked with infants and toddlers in another childcare center before becoming a part of our team.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    I Will Love You Forever
    Year Started:
    9/6/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    15 Early Childhood Education Units
  • Ms. Tuba

    Ms. Tuba, Infant Classroom

    I love working with children and to see them play.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to becoming a part of our team, Ms. Tuba worked for a Head Start Program.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Curious George
    Year Started:
    1/31/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Kristiena

    Ms. Kristiena, Program Specialist

    I love seeing a child's eyes light up when they learn something new.

    Previous Experience:
    Before working for KinderCare here in Livermore Ms. Kristiena work for KinderCare in Missouri and New York.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where the Wild Things Are
    Year Started:
    11/9/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Brianna

    Ms. Brianna, Teacher

    I love watching children learn and grow.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Brianna worked at a preschool in Patterson prior to working for KinderCare.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Any Dr. Seuss Book
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
    Education:
    Teacher Qualified
  • Ms. Heather

    Ms. Heather, Teacher

    They put a smile on my face with the cute things they say. I love to make the children laugh.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Heather has worked in preschool and school age programs for 10 years
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Pinkalicious
    Year Started:
    8/3/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    AA Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Jessica

    Ms. Jessica, Teacher

    I love watching childrens growth in milestones.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jessica worked at KinderCare in Pleasanton and recently transfered here to Livermore.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giving Tree
    Year Started:
    7/6/2004
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14
    Education:
    Teacher Qualified
  • Mr. Derek

    Mr. Derek, Toddler, School Age

    I love being able to help children grow.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to working with KinderCare, Mr. Derek worked at Livermore Area Recreation and Parks District in their ESS after school program for over 4 years
    Favorite Children's Book:
    'One' by Kathryn Otoshi
    Year Started:
    9/16/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    14 ECD Units, Associates Teacher Certificates
  • Ms. Guadalupe

    Ms. Guadalupe, Preschool

    I love working with children.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Panda Bear, Panda Bear What Do You See
    Year Started:
    1/1/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Teacher Certified
  • Ms. Amita

    Ms. Amita, Toddler Classroom

    My favorite thing about working with children is "Passing the Knowlage.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Amita has been in the ECE industry for 14 years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Baby Beluga
    Year Started:
    9/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20
    Education:
    Teacher Certified
  • Ms. Debbie

    Ms. Debbie, Discovery Preschool

    I love to watch the growth of the children as they learn what you are teaching them and how excited they get when they learn something new.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Debbie has been a Two's teacher at KinderCare for over 23 years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Clifford the Big Red Dog
    Year Started:
    1/1/1992
    Tenure:
    24 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 Years
    Education:
    16 Early Childhood Education Units
  • Ms. Ivy

    Ms. Ivy, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Previous Experience:
    Berfore woking for KinderCare Ms. Ivy was a coordinator at a preschool in Tracy.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
    Year Started:
    4/30/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Teacher Certified
  • Ms. Terra

    Ms. Terra, Preschool B

    My favorite thing about working with children is the smiles, hugs, the 10,000 "Ms. Terra's" a day and helping my children make important lifelong connections.

    Previous Experience:
    Before Ms. Terra worked for KinderCare she was a behavior interventionalist for children with autism and other special needs.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    If You Give A Mouse A Cookie
    Year Started:
    1/11/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    BA in Child Development
  • Ms. Jennifer

    Ms. Jennifer, Toddler

    My Favorite thing about working with children is that i love that everyday is different. The children always bring somthing new.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jennifer has been a nanny as well as a swim, dance, and rollerskating teacher. Before working with us at KinderCare She was a teacher at Portola Believes.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Jamberry
    Year Started:
    2/8/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
    Education:
    BA in History, 24 ECD units

September 2016 Events

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  1. Tuesday September 13, 2016
    1. “All About Me” Community Social

      Your whole family is welcome to join us September 13th for our community social.  Summer is winding down, Fall is approaching and that means it’s Back to School season!  Now is the perfect time to get a glimpse of the KinderCare curriculum and experience in our centers.  Our director and teachers can’t wait to point out their favorite aspects of the classrooms.  This is also a great chance to spend time with current families who stay and have fun at the social!  See you there!

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
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Gluten free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Special diets

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

KinderCare places health and safety in high regards. The center is secure with a keypad entry and high fenced playgrounds, and all parents are required to sign in and out their child. Every teacher is CPR and First Aid certified. All medications require parent consent and the staff is adequately trained to administer these medications.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

Share Your Story
If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

Our daughter has been going to Kindercare in Livermore since she was 9 months old, and we've been so pleased with her care every step of the way. The early education and nurturing she's received from infancy through toddlerhood have helped her become a sunny, curious preschooler. I feel confident dropping her off in the morning, and happy to see her thriving when I pick her up. I'd recommend this Kindercare to anyone.

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