Latrice Clark, Center Director
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Welcome to County Kids Place KinderCare, we are conveniently located in the heart of Los Angeles right off the 110 freeway. We take pride in excellence through our high standards. We are excited to introduce you to our family. We hope you will enjoy many years with us as we watch your child grow and learn.
Latrice Clark, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Here at KinderCare Los Angeles our teachers are looked at more as your extended family. We are a fun, loving group with a passion for children! We have a great understanding of the developmental milestones each and every child should be meeting at an appropriate stage in their lives. Most of our teachers have been with KinderCare for several years; making us a very knowledgeable family.
With God all things are possible.--Matthew 19:26
Latrice has been a part of the County Kids Place Family since 1998- 2002 where she was Toddler Teacher/ Assistant Director taking time to complete her education and explore other opportunities to only return home in 2006 where she resumed work as an Infant Teacher/ Assistant Director which resulted the following year of her becoming the Center Director where she has been a fixture, making sure to always be accessible to families enrolled in the center and looking to become potential families. She will never miss a moment to greet families as the enter her building daily.
The more that you read the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you will go.~Dr. Seuss
Edith has been a a part of our center since Fall 2011. She has passion and experience that she offers to the children and the staff. Edith is always willing to listen, so feel free to talk with her if you have any questions or concerns.
On her spare time she enjoys outings with her family. She is busy with her two children that are involved in sports and school activities. She enjoys watching Grey's Anatomy and the Food Network Channel. She enjoys hosting family dinners and cooking in the kitchen.
I enjoy working with the babies and their families.
I love knowing that every day there is a new challenge to learn.
The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind; to train it to the use of its own powers rather than to fill it with the accumulation of others. -Tyron Edwards
Ms Gwen is our Health and Safety Coordinator and our third in command. During the month of April you could find Ms. Gwen attending the Renaissance Faire.
We learn by example and by direct experience because they are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction. -Malcom Gladwel
A great teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart.
Ms. Cheryl has worked in the healthcare field for many years. On her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, attending church and snuggling with a warm blanket and a good book.
Cheryl is also our Phonics Learning Adventure Teacher.
It takes a big heart to help shape little minds.
I'm good at what I do. I do it for the love of children.
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 are closed for the following holidays: New Years Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day and the Day After Thanksgiving, Christmas Day.
Parents are provided with a code for the keypad entry for the safety of our children. Each age group enjoys their own playground that is age specific and conducive to the growth of each age groups large motor skills. All teachers and staff are CPR and First Aid certified.
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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