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Jacklin Commons KinderCare

Manisha Mistry, Center Director

860 N. Hillview Dr. Milpitas CA 95035
(408) 263-0444 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Pomeroy, Weller, Curtner


Welcome to KinderCare Learning Center located on Hillview Drive in Milpitas, CA. Your child/children will learn through hands on experiences in the areas of social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Our Teachers are caring and passionate about children and would love the opportunity to show you. We would love the opportunity to meet with your family and show you the wonderful programs we offer.

Manisha Mistry, Center Director

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We’re so proud!

Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited–nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.

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Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.


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


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.

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.

Teachers & Staff

Our staff is passionate and dedicated to educating and caring for all children. We have over 123 years combined experience at our location with our staff.

  • Manisha Mistry

    Manisha Mistry, Center Director

    Danielle Enos has enjoyed 16 years working and caring for children in every role from Assistant Teacher to Center Director. Over the years Danielle has had the opportunity watch the children grow and help them achieve all the milestones childhood has to offer. "My favorite part of my day is walking into a classroom and seeing all the smiles, receiving all the hugs, and playing games or singing songs with all the eager children!" When Danielle is not with her KinderCare Family she is with her husband, Bryan, and their 4 boys traveling around to various Baseball tournaments and enjoying their time together. When the opportunity arises Danielle enjoys reading books and playing video games, usually with her kids.

    Previous Experience:
    I have cared for children from Infancy - School Age within many roles from teacher to administrator.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    My favorite children's books include Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, There's a Nightmare in My Closet, and Where the Wild Things Are.
    Year Started:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 years
    Bachelor's of Arts in Child & Adolescent Development
  • Manisha Mistry

    Manisha Mistry, Assistant Director

    Nothing is impossible, the word itself says-- I'm possible." -Audrey Hepburn

    Manisha has been in the field of Early Childhood for over 15 years.  She has worked with children varying from infancy through school-age.  Her passion has always been to provide enriched learning experiences for the children she works with daily.  Manisha loves to work with the children and the staff to continually improve the quality of the program.  She likes to create the fun and creative classroom environment.  She also has a passion for arts and crafts which she shares with everyone.

    Previous Experience:
    Early 1990's: Helped open home based child care in Maryland 1995-2010 Worked with school age program in Cupertino; began as a teacher and was promoted to Center Director for 6 years 2010-2014 Worked for CCLC as head teacher for Learning Adventures program in Palo Alto
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Harold and the Purple Crayon
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    A.S. Degree Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Sara H.

    Ms. Sara H., School Age Classroom

    It's rewarding to be part of a child's life and being able to teach kids while having fun.

    Sara has been with KinderCare since July 2012. She received her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education in March 2012, her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education in December 2012 from Pacific Union College, and is currently working on obtaining her Master's Degree. As our Education Specialist Sara enjoys working one-on-one with each of the children within our Learning Adventures program. In the School Age classroom she likes taking time to help the children with their homework and reading with the class. When Sara is not at KinderCare she enjoys baking, reading and traveling.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Sara worked as a substitute Preschool teacher.
    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Pearl

    Ms. Pearl, Education Specialist / School Age

    Year Started:
    5 Years
  • Ms. Tammy

    Ms. Tammy, Infant / Toddler Classrooms

    The children inspire me to come to work each day! I love the children!

    Ms. Tammy started at this center in 1990. She completed her Early Childhood Education program through DeAnza and Ohlone colleges. Ms. Tammy was born and raised in Taiwan and came to the US in 1985. She is fluent in Mandarin. Ms. Tammy is married and has a 26-year-old daughter who also attended this KinderCare. She currently lives in Fremont and enjoys reading and traveling.

    Year Started:
    27 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    23 Years
    Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Chau

    Ms. Chau, Infant & Toddler Classrooms

    I love to watch children grow each day and love to see their smiles. I also love to build a partnership with the children and parents at the center.

    Ms. Chau started with KinderCare June 2013. She has received her Bachelor's of Science Degree in Human Development from UC Davis and her Master's of Arts Degree in Education from Mills College. She has had over fifteen years experience working with children from infancy through Kindergarten. Ms. Chau is looking forward to spread her knowledge of learning to all the children and families at the center. She is happily married with two sons ages 13 and 10.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Chau has worked with ill children in a hospital as well as Head Start and other preschool programs. She has experience working with children ages six- weeks to five-years old.
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Bachelor's of Science Degree in Human Development, Master's of Arts Degree in Education
  • Ms. Layla

    Ms. Layla, Infant and Toddler Classrooms

    I love coming to work to see the smiles on the children's faces.

    Ms. Layla has worked with all ages from infancy through school age and enjoys teaching and helping the children learn new things every day. As a way of continuing her own education in Child Development Layla is currently attending De Anza College.

    Previous Experience:
    Before coming to KinderCare, Ms. Layla worked at a Montessori Preschool.
    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
  • Ms. Christine

    Ms. Christine, Infant and Toddler Classrooms

    I love my job because I get to work with delightful, intelligent children every day!

    Ms. Christine has been a dedicated teacher at KinderCare for the last eight years. She has enjoyed every single moment with all of the children she has worked with. In the classroom, Ms. Christine makes learning fun and exciting for all the children. Singing, moving, acting are some of the activities that are done in her classroom. She looks forward to meeting and teaching more brilliant children in the future.

    Year Started:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
  • Ms. Mary

    Ms. Mary, Infant and Toddler Classrooms

    I love my job because I have a genuine love for the children. I am passionate about meeting the 'whole child's developmental needs.'

    Ms. Mary has been with the Milpitas KinderCare since 2005. Prior to that she worked at a KinderCare in Georgia for two years. She currently teaches in the Infant & Toddler program but has also had experience working with children age Preschool to School Age. Ms. Mary attended San Jose City and Mission College to obtain her Early Childhood Education Units. She is happily married and has three sons and three grandsons. She loves spending quality time with her whole family.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Mary worked at a HeadStart Preschool Program for one year.
  • Ms. Tricia

    Ms. Tricia, Infant and Toddler classrooms

    Year Started:
    13 Years
  • Ms. Margarita

    Ms. Margarita, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love having the opportunity to touch the lives of each and every child through my daily experiences. I love seeing them grow and learn each and every day.

    Ms. Margarita has been a part of our KinderCare family since 2004 and she currently teaches in our Discovery Preschool classroom. Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Margarita also worked with two to three-year-old children. She has been in the Early Childhood Education field for over eleven years and enjoys coming to work and helping her students learn and grow every day. As a parent herself, Ms. Margarita knows the importance of having an environment in which children can both socialize and learn at the same time and she strides to emulate that environment in the classroom.

    Year Started:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 Years
  • Ms. Vanessa, Discovery Preschool

    Year Started:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Lurdes

    Ms. Lurdes, Preschool Classroom

    I love to work with children because they make life easier! I like to see how much they learn on a daily basis. I also like to talk with the children about what they have learned.

    Ms. Lurdes has been working with KinderCare since 2003. She completed her education at Mission College. She loves to read stories to the children and listen to their daily conversations. Ms. Lurdes also loves to dance with the children. She has a "Green Thumb" and loves to garden.

    Year Started:
    14 Years
  • Ms. Laura

    Ms. Laura, Preschool Classroom

    I love my job because the children in my classroom are so caring and loving towards me and their peers. I enjoy seeing them learn and grow every day!

    Ms. Laura started with KinderCare in 2007. She received her Early Childhood Education Units at San Jose City College. She is currently working with our Early Foundations Preschool program. She loves to read books to the children as well as painting with them and making collages.

    Year Started:
    10 Years
    Early Childhood Education Units
  • Ms. Ilma

    Ms. Ilma, Private Kindergarten Classroom

    I really enjoy being a part of a child's growth. I love to teach them to read and see them express themselves through their creativity!

    Ms. Ilma grew up in Guatemala where she completed her education at the Rafael Landivar University. She started working at KinderCare in 1997. She has a nineteen-year-old daughter who started college this year. She is proud to share that most of her daughter's early learning experiences and memories were from this KinderCare as she had started here when she was in Preschool. One of her favorite things to do in class is to challenge the students to their maximum potential and to encourage them to never give up.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Ilma worked at Headstart and several Montessori programs.
    Year Started:
    20 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    28 Years
    Early Childhood Education Certificate, Bachelor's Degree in Social Services
  • Ms. Phung

    Ms. Phung, Junior Kindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Phung will be celebrating eight years with KinderCare in April. She loves working with children and watching them grow each and every day. She has had experience working with all age groups at our center and is currently our Junior Kindergarten Teacher.  She is happily married and has two wonderful daughters. Ms. Phung loves to spend quality time with her family, especially when she is  hiking and camping with them.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Phung worked at another childcare center for five years.
    Year Started:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
    Associate's of Science Degree, Teacher's Permit

Upcoming Center Activities

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April's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Growing Gardens

What better time to explore the beauty and science of flowers and gardens than the spring? Infants’ learning will focus on sensory experiences with different plants and flowers, while toddlers and three-year-olds have the opportunity to learn how to care for plants. We’ll plant seeds in soil, water the plants, observe bugs and discover how they help plants grow, and even plant a butterfly garden outside! We’ll build math skills by counting seeds, learn new vocabulary words related to flowers and plants, and as always, sing songs and read books involving gardens. 

Children 4–5 years old: In the Spring + Wild Animals

For children in the Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten Classrooms, April is about exploring all things spring and discovering wild animals! Preschoolers will look for signs of spring outdoors, make mud cakes and count the twigs placed in them, and paint still-life paintings of things related to spring. When our learning turns to wild animals, we’ll learn about the habitats and habits of creatures big and small while maintaining a focus on learning lowercase letters. 

The older children in Transitional Kindergarten will focus on project-related work and pick something to work on together. In years past, children have painted a mural, made spring parade floats, painted wild animal masks, and created a model of a wild animal’s habitat. Both of these units focus on expanding the children’s understanding of the natural world around them.

Monday April 10, 2017
Come get a sneak peek of summer at KinderCare during our Open House event, from April 10th – 14th.

At KinderCare, our summer adventures are designed for learning and fun. We love taking our experiments outside, having special guests visit our centers, and even exploring our senses on walks outside or by rolling around in the cool grass. We can’t wait to meet you and show you what makes our centers special and why we would love to spend our summer with you!

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

  • Mandarin
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

New Year's Day
President's Day
Memorial Day
Independance Day (July 4th)
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Thanksgiving Day
Friday After Thanksgiving
Christmas Day (December 25th)

Health and Safety

Your child will have a safe, secure and stimulating environment here at our location. We have a keypad entry as well as trained staff in CPR and First Aid.

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

After touring many daycare centers, we decided to enroll our son at Jacklin Commons KinderCare. He started in the Infant program, and we were immediately impressed with the care extended to him. We also were appreciative of the cleanliness of the center. Our son has moved through Toddler and, recently on to the Discovery Preschool program. We continue to be grateful for all of the great care and education received there. The teachers are great! We clearly see how much love, as well as gentle discipline, they provide. Danielle, the director, is awesome She is attentive to the children and engaged with the families. 
Our son loves going to KinderCare. He loves his teachers, he has close friendships, and he is gaining skills and knowledge at such a young age that we expected much later. In fact, he began singing a song in Spanish, he already knows his ABC's, and he is potty trained! We recommend KinderCare to anyone who has the need.

- Parent

Not saying this center is ideal or perfect, but there are many reasons that they deserve 5 stars!  Just voted as Milpitas' Best Day Care is another echo of their effort and success.
My baby has been going to this day care since she was three months old and throughout times that I shopped for other centers, I always ended up deciding to stay.  The center director Danielle is approachable, understanding and a problem solver; which gives me a very reassuring feeling that the school and I are on the same side.  The teachers go to different classrooms throughout the day and they all know my baby, which creates a big center but small family feeling for my kid and reassures me again that they care about my baby and my baby fits in great. 
The center involves parents in quarterly activities and provides timely services.  We attended the summer BBQ, Halloween Parade and during the upcoming busy holiday season, the center offers once a month extended babysitting service. 
The teachers are approachable and willing to accommodate to the special request we made as the babies transition from one stage to another such as learning to use sippy cups, eating solid food, no outdoor play until she walks more stably, etc. 
The tuition is $1600 a month for full time five days a week.  It's relatively expensive compared to the smaller scale home based day care, but it includes formula and baby food for the first year as well as lunch and snacks, which a lot of big centers don't offer (for example, Action Plus does not offer free lunch and they charge $3 a day extra).  Besides that, where else can you get a wide range of kid exposures with a small classroom setting?  My kid loves checking out other bigger kids (from toddlers to kindergarten) yet her classroom only has eight other kids in it. 
All in all, I can't help but rave about this center. Highly recommend!

- Parent

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