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Mountain View KinderCare

Ms. Cherie Dotson, Center Director

2065 W. El Camino Mountain View CA 94040
(650) 967-4430 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 5 Years

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Welcome to Kinder Care Mountain View! We look forward to meeting you and your family! We would love to schedule a tour for you to come see our center, meet our teachers, and see what we do here! Call to schedule a tour or come on in to check out our fun-filled program today!


Welcome to KinderCare Mountain View! We are excited to meet you and your family. We offer a well-rounded curriculum, fun and exciting daily activities, and learning enrich environment for your child. We strive to offer high quality care to each and every child in our care and we pride ourselves on maintaining a nurturing, loving environment for your family. We can't wait to meet you and welcome you to our family!

Ms. Cherie Dotson, 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.

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.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program


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 are passionate, loving individuals committed to their work and ensuring that each child's needs are met above and beyond the basic expectations. Our staff are all highly educated in the field of Early Childhood Education and are dedicated to learning the most current best practices in teaching our young children.

  • Ms. Cherie Dotson

    Ms. Cherie Dotson, Center Director

    I love how excited children get when they are engaged and discover something new. I love to watch a little one, the first time their fingers touch paint or when their face lights up at the puppet I'm holding in my hand. It's always amazing to see the world through a child's eyes.

    Ms. Cherie was born and raised in Peoria, IL. She first started working with Kinder Care in 1980 at the Santa Clara location. She has two children and five grandchildren. She loves the water, flying kites, riding bikes, and enjoying time with her family.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    All Eric Carle Books from "Brown Bear, Brown Bear" to "The Very Hungry Caterpillar"
    Year Started:
    27 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    35 years
    Education Background is in Early Childhood Education
  • Jessica Robles

    Jessica Robles, Assistant Director

    I love how excited the children become when they learn something new!

    Ms. Jessica has worked at KinderCare since 2013. She has worked at the Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, and Foster City centers before coming back home to our Mountain View center! Ms. Jessica continued her education in the field of Early Childhood Education at DeAnza, Cerro Coso, and West Valley Colleges. Ms. Jessica is a very creative, hands-on teacher who loves to play with the children and spend her time down at their level. She loves creating new and different activities for the children and seeing the children smile!

    Previous Experience:
    Jessica has worked with children ranging from Preschool age to School Age. She has worked as a camp counselor and a nanny before finding her place in Early Childhood Education.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Giving Tree

    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
  • Ms. Jocelyn

    Ms. Jocelyn, Infant A Classroom

    I love to see the children when they learn something new. I can see the excitement on their faces and become a part of their journey as they grow and learn from them every day.

    Ms. Jocelyn is from the Philippines and has been with KinderCare since 2007. She has one child and enjoys cooking for her on the weekends.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Secret Garden

    Year Started:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Early Child Development
  • Ms. Angela

    Ms. Angela, Infant

    Ms. Angela has just recently joined our staff here in Mountain View and we are so excited to have her here with us!

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Ghadeer

    Ms. Ghadeer, Infant A Classroom

    I love to watch the children grow and develop on a daily basis!

    Ms. Ghadeer was born and raised in Jordan, she came here to the US when she was 14 years old. She came to KinderCare because she loves children and has always wanted to be a teacher, where she can help them grow and develop.

    Previous Experience:
    Babysitting and years volunteering with various Elementary Schools
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    BA in Linguistics, Preschool Teacher Certificate
  • Ms. Caitlin

    Ms. Caitlin, Toddlers Classroom

    I love children because they are the future. Each child is special and has their own unique personality. I love their innocence and willingness to learn.

    Ms. Caitlin is from San Jose but moved to Fresno for college, then came back. She does not have children of her own but she has been helping her mother for the past nine years with the children she has been fostering. For fun she likes to travel, go to the movies, or read a book.

    Previous Experience:
    Interned through Fresno department of Social Services.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    If You Give A Mouse A Cookie
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    Bachelors in Social Work
  • Ms. Teresa

    Ms. Teresa, Toddlers

    I love children because they are a lot of fun!

    Ms. Teresa was born and raised in Mexico. She became a citizen of the USA and came to work for Kinder Care 13 years ago. She has two children and one grandson whom she loves to dance with!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Teresa previously taught in our Infant Room.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Five Little Monkey's
    Year Started:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    33 Years
    Infant and Toddler's Education Diploma
  • Ms. Amanda

    Ms. Amanda, Toddlers Classroom

    Year Started:
    1 Year
  • Mr. Louis

    Mr. Louis, Toddler Classroom

    Year Started:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Angie

    Ms. Angie, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love children because even though you are having a rough day, one look at the children and you forget all about it. You get to grow and develop along side with the children even if it means getting dirty and becoming a child again.

    Ms. Angie is from San Jose, CA. She has no children, but has a husky puppy. She likes to take her puppy out to dog parks and meet new friends at the park. Also, she likes being outdoors doing anything rather than being at home all day long i.e. shopping, bowling, going out with friends and family.

    Previous Experience:
    Teacher's assistant at Sunshine School and Child Care Careers
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where the Wild Things Are
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    A. A. in Liberal Arts, B. A. in Child Development
  • Ms. Marquela

    Ms. Marquela, Pre-Kindergarten

    I love when I learn something from the children. It's amazing how as a teacher, I learn something every day from my students. Children are unique and so special in their individual way.

    Ms. Marquela was born and raised in Panama, but has lived in the US for 41 years now. She has two wonderful children and one granddaughter. She started working at Kinder Care after teaching at a Montessori school for 14 years. For fun she likes to dance and listen to music as well as read books and cook.

    Previous Experience:
    Montessori Program, Elementary School Teacher, Rep of Panama
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Don Quijote De La Manecha & 100 Anoes De Solidad
    Year Started:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    32 Years
    ECE Diploma and Montessori Credential
  • Ms. Alicia

    Ms. Alicia, Support Staff

  • Ms. Rashmi

    Ms. Rashmi, Support Staff

    I love to see children grow socially, cognitively, emotionally, and physically from Infancy to Early Childhood.

    Ms. Rashmi is from India. She came to Kinder Care in 2011. While at work she loves to do different activities with the children. In her free time, she loves to travel and see diffuerent cultures and meet people with varried interests to make lasting friendships with them.

    Previous Experience:
    Montessori substitute teacher, Volunteer Teacher
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Festivals of India
    Year Started:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Masters in Sociology, Diploma in Child Development, Technical Communications Study
  • Ms. Pratima

    Ms. Pratima, Support Staff

  • Ms. Sayyeda

    Ms. Sayyeda, Phonics Adventures

    Year Started:
    5 Years
  • Ms. Araceli

    Ms. Araceli, Center Cook

    Year Started:
    3 Years

Upcoming Center Activities

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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

  • Spanish

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

Our staff at KinderCare Mountain View is CPR/First Aid Certified. Our center is secured with key pad entry - parents must have an entry code to enter the building. We have a large gated playground, gate and classroom alarms, and high fences to ensure your child's safety. Families are required to present photo identification before children are released and parents must sign their child in/out everyday.

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.

Our daughter has attended KinderCare Mountain View since she was ten weeks old. We are very happy with the care she receives every day. She is happy at drop off and pick up! Her teachers are great and the center has really become part of our family. We couldn't be happier.

- Father

Our daughter has been at KinderCare Mountain View since she was six months old. She is now four and loves going to school every day. This is evident by the smile on her face when I say its time to go to school. We have had amazing teachers in each room and would not bring our daughter anywhere else. I trust the teachers completely to take care of my daughter like she was their own. The teachers really make the difference between a good place and a great place.

- Parent

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