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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 Jacklin Commons KinderCare located on Hillview Drive in Milpitas, CA. Your child 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

    Manisha has been in the field of Early Childhood Education 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:
    Manisha helped open a home-based child care in Maryland before working with a school-age program in Cupertino. In 2010, she began as a teacher and then was promoted to Center Director for six years.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

    Year Started:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor of Arts in Child and Adolescent Development
  • 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 in Early Childhood Education in March 2012, her Bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education in December 2012 from Pacific Union College, and is currently working on obtaining her Master 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:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Pearl

    Ms. Pearl, Education Specialist and School Age Classroom

    Year Started:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Tammy

    Ms. Tammy, Infant and 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:
    Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Chau

    Ms. Chau, Infant and 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 a Bachelor of Science in Human Development from University of California, Davis and her Master of Arts in Education from Mills College. She has had over 15 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:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Master of Arts 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:
  • 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, and 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:
  • 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 and 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.
    Year Started:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Tricia

    Ms. Tricia, Infant and Toddler classrooms

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

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • 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
    Years in ECE industry:
  • 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
    Years in ECE industry:
    Early Childhood Education units
  • Ms. Phung

    Ms. Phung, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Phung loves working with children and watching them grow each and every day. She has had experience working with all age groups at our center.  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:
    Associate of Science and Teacher's Permit
  • 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 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:
    Early Childhood Education certificate and Bachelor in Social Services

Upcoming Center Activities

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September's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Spaces and Places and All About Me
As infants and toddlers explore the spaces and places around them, children in Discovery Preschool will learn all about what makes people the same as well as what makes them different. Infants will experiment with moving toy cars around, build block towers and then knock them down, and even take a tour of the center to see what things are like outside of their classroom! Toddlers will get all revved up as they take a closer look at different vehicles and learn more about neighborhoods, communities, and the jobs that grownups have. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about themselves as they play games that strengthen their five senses, discuss feelings and emotions, practice self-help skills, and work on learning the names of body parts.

Children 4 to 5 years old: All About Me and My Home and Family
It’s the beginning of the school year—the perfect time to get to know each other better! Older children will be spending time sharing about themselves, their homes, and their families as they learn what makes people the same and what makes them different. Children will bring their own experiences to the drawing board as they create group stories and 3-D collages about families and homes, pantomime different home- and family-related activities, and draw self-portraits. With our curriculum’s project-related learning component, children in Transitional Kindergarten work together to decide on an individual or whole-group project related to the theme. Past projects have included creating a class book about emotions or working together to build a small-scale home, but who knows—the children may come up with a unique idea that’s entirely their own!

Monday September 04, 2017
Center Closed for Labor Day

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

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

At KinderCare, the safety of our children and the confidence of our parents are points of pride. From daily sign-in to strict parent / guardian identification and single keypad access, we maintain a rigorous standard for safety. Plus our daily cleanliness and maintenance schedules leave nothing at all to chance.

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.

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 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 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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