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Moreno Valley KinderCare

Kim Hopkins, Center Director

11961 Perris Blvd. Moreno Valley CA 92557
(951) 243-6558 Contact this center

Ages: 6 WEEKS to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
N of Ironwood

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Sugar Hill, Midland, North Ridge, Cloverdale, Honey Hollow, Bear Valley and Butterfield

The staff at Moreno Valley KinderCare on Perris Blvd. looks forward to meeting you and your family!

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Welcome

Welcome to Moreno Valley KinderCare, We are here to provide a warm and welcoming environment where your child can learn, develop, and flourish far beyond their early education years. Our Moreno Valley Staff is dedicated to providing attention, care, and unconditional nourishment to your child, and top customer service to you and your family.

Kim Hopkins, 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.

Math

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.

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.

Spanish

Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

Dance Adventures

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

Staff members at Moreno Valley KinderCare come from a variety of backgrounds and experience. Each staff member's uniqueness allows your child to be submerged in an enriching enviornment of warmth, ethusiasm, kindness, and knowledge. Stop by any time to meet and say, "Hello," to our many wonderful teachers and staff. They are eager to meet you, too!

  • Kim Hopkins

    Kim Hopkins, Center Director

    Kim has had the honor of caring for children at KinderCare for nine years. She started with KinderCare as a two-year-old teacher and fell in love with teaching. Her main objective is to maintain a safe and enriched environment for the children while building a strong partnership with parents. Kim currently holds a Master Permit in Teaching and an Associate's Degree in Behavioral Science. Kim would love to give you a tour of our school and to introduce you to our wonderful staff!

    Year Started:
    1/1/2004
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Behavioral Science, Master Permit in Teaching
  • Joanna Sosa

    Joanna Sosa, Assistant Director

    I was born in Santa Ana and moved to Riverside when I was nine years old. My favorite color is green, and I love seafood! I am the "middle child" out of four!

    Previous Experience:
    Experience working with children in a variety of settings, including California State University, San Bernardino's Infant/Toddler Lab School.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
    Year Started:
    8/21/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Education:
    BA in Psychology, BA in Human Development (with a concentration in Child Development)
  • Ms. Maggie

    Ms. Maggie, Infant

    Year Started:
    9/14/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Deanna

    Ms. Deanna, Toddlers

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Charlotte's Web
    Year Started:
    1/7/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    28
    Education:
    12 Core Units
  • Ms. Sahara

    Ms. Sahara, Discovery Preschool

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?" and "No David"
    Year Started:
    3/11/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Education:
    12 Core Units + additional ECE units
  • Ms. Felicia

    Ms. Felicia, Preschool

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
    Year Started:
    11/4/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
    Education:
    CA Child Development Associate Teacher Permit
  • Ms. Marie

    Ms. Marie, PreKindergarten

    Year Started:
    1/1/1992
    Tenure:
    24 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    27
  • Ms. Erin

    Ms. Erin, Prekindergarten

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Corduroy
    Year Started:
    1/4/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    AS in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Florence

    Ms. Florence, School Age

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Little Mermaid
    Year Started:
    1/1/1995
    Tenure:
    21 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18
  • Ms. Brandee

    Ms. Brandee, Support Staff

    Year Started:
    9/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Education:
    12 Core Units
  • Ms. Alejandra

    Ms. Alejandra, Discovery Preschool

  • Ms. Melody, Support Staff

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Poky Little Puppy
    Year Started:
    6/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Education:
    12 Core Units
  • Ms. Sydney, Support Staff

    Previous Experience:
    Five years previous experience in the early childhood education field, including another preschool.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Madeline
    Year Started:
    5/24/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    BA in Early Childhood Studies
  • Ms. Erica, Support Staff

    Previous Experience:
    Eight years at Moreno Valley College as a lab teacher, four years as an instructional aid at Val Verde Unified School District State Preschool.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Rainbow Fish
    Year Started:
    6/23/2016
    Education:
    AA in Merchandise Marketing, CA Child Development Site Supervisor Permit, working toward BA in Communicative Disorders (minor in Spanish), 60 ECE Units
  • Ms. Yudit, Support Staff

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
  • 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

Here at Moreno Valley KinderCare, the health and safety of our children is a priority. Our health and safety coordinator, Ms. Deanna, works closely with our Center Director and District Manager to ensure we fulfill our promise to care for, nurture, and educate children in a safe and loving environment. From daily health checks to emergency plans, we have health and safety covered. Please feel free to notify Ms. Kim, our Center Director, if you have any questions.

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