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Lynnwood KinderCare

Jacob Gonzales, Center Director

15212 Highway 99 Lynnwood WA 98037
(425) 742-8122 Contact this center

Ages: 6 WEEKS to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
Highway 99 Near Safeway 148th st

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Spruce, Lynnwood, Meadowdale, Beverly and Picinic Point. They don't currently have children attending Serene Lake Elementary, but they could bus there if needed (Harbour Pointe KC #301604 does transport there, may suggest that Center instead).

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Welcome

Welcome to Lynnwood KinderCare!  We believe that fun and learning go hand-in-hand.  Every day is filled with opportunities to help children learn and grow.  Our curriculum was developed by experts in the field of Early Childhood Education who understand that children learn best when they are engaged in stimulating activities and meaningful interactions in a safe and caring environment.  We would love to show you our center and introduce you to our teachers.  We look forward to seeing you!

Jacob Gonzales, 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.

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.

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

  • Jacob Gonzales, Center Director

    I love the hearts of children because they treat every day as a new start.  They don't hold grudges, they just wake up and live in the present.  They're pretty amazing like that.

    Lisa has been working with young children since high school.  She began with KinderCare after graduating from college in 1997 and, in between raising her boys and substitute teaching in the public schools, she eventually returned to KinderCare.  Thirteen years after her original hire date, she rejoined the KinderCare family full-time.  Lisa has an inherent desire to connect with each child in order to establish trust and create a safe place for learning.

    Year Started:
    1/20/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with an Art Endorsement
  • Ashley Varouhas

    Ashley Varouhas, Assistant Director

    My passion lies in Early Childhood Education because I firmly believe that every child has the potential to succeed, and accomplish amazing things. I feel it is my job to foster this potential, and give them the opportunity to receive the best education possible.

    Ashley started her career at Kinder Care in 2007 as a Pre-Kindergarten teacher, and left after three years to finish her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. After graduating from Central Washington University, she spent the year as a substitute teacher for the Mukilteo and Edmond's School Districts. Through her classroom experience, Ashley has learned many valuable skills and loves connecting with parents and students. After working within the school districts, she decided to come back to Kinder Care to advance her career in and administration.

    Previous Experience:
    While in college I worked as a Pre-Kindergarten teacher for Kinder Care. I was in this position for three years, before leaving to complete my education. After graduating with my teaching certificate I spent a year as a substitute teacher for the Mukilteo and Edmonds School Districts.
    Year Started:
    6/17/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with a Psychology Minor, and my WA State K-8 Teaching Certificate
  • Lani

    Lani, Program Specialist

    As an Early Childhood Educator she is very passionate and dedicated in what she does.
    She has worked with Knowledge Universe since 2007.  As a teacher she possesses many talents, and has a strong work ethic. After years of experience, she is excited to share what she has learned, and contribute to the company, as well as advance her professional development by becoming a Program Specialist for Kinder Care.
     
    She is extremely passionate and dedicated to the field of Early Childhood Education. As a Program Specialist she has had the opportunity to watch many of the students grow, and I have built strong relationships with our families. She is excited to continually share her knowledge and experience with the staff, children, and families to help grow a better tomorrow!

    Year Started:
    4/7/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
  • Ms. Mona

    Ms. Mona, Toddlers

    Ms. Mona has a Bachelor's Degree of Arts in English from Elminia University in Egypt as well as a special and general diploma in Education.  She has been working with children all her life.  Her respect and adoration is obvious from the moment you walk into the room.  She loves to help the children grow and develop and uses frequent conversation to help them develop early literacy skills.

    Year Started:
    1/7/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree of Arts in English from Elminia University in Egypt as well as a special and general diploma in Education

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

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

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

Safety is our top priority. We pride ourselves on providing a safe environment for all the children in our care. We are a secure facility which requires a keypad code to enter our building and fenced in and age appropriate playgrounds. Additionally, we have a health and safety coordinator at our school that ensures and checks the safety of our school daily.

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.

I love how happy my eleven-month-old is when I drop them off and pick them up. I also love how when I pick up my four kids the teachers always take the time to tell me about each child. Thank you ladies, you're awesome!

- Mother
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