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Mountain View KinderCare

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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Special Instructions:
just before Rengstorff Ave

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
None

Welcome to KinderCare Mountain! We look forward to meeting you and your family! We are currently full in our Infant, Preschool and Prekindergarten classrooms. Wait list options are available. We are accepting enrollment applications for our Toddler and Discovery Preschool classrooms. Come check out our fun-filled program today!

Welcome

Welcome to KinderCare Mountain View! We are all 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!

Cherie Dotson, Center Director

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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

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.

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.

  • Cherie Dotson

    Cherie Dotson, Center Director

    I love being in the classroom as much as I can; spending time with each of the children.

    Kathryn has been at KinderCare Mountain View since June, 2011. She has worked in child care for the last seven years in school settings varying from School-Age centers to Preschool. Kathryn has a degree in Child and Adolescent Development from San Jose State University as well as her Masters in Educational Administration from National University. She is a passionate life long learner, who loves to spend time with each of the children and watch them grow and learn new things everyday.

    Previous Experience:
    Kathryn has had teaching experience in a number of different child care settings, from School-Age to Montessori based Preschool.
    Year Started:
    6/27/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 years
    Education:
    Master's Degree in Education Administration, Bachelor's Degree in Child and Adolescent Development
  • Jessica Robles, Assistant Director

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

    Ms. Jessica has worked at KinderCare since December, 2013. She started at the Santa Clara center as a Discovery Preschool teacher and most is now the Assistant Director here at our Mountain View center! Ms. Jessica continued her education in the field of Early Childhood Education at DeAnza and West Valley Colleges. Ms. Jessica is a very creative, hands-on teacher who loves to play with the children and spend her time on their level. She loves creating new and different activities for the children to complete and she loves to see the children smile!

    Previous Experience:
    Jessica has worked with children ranging from Preschool age to School-age. She has worked as a camp counselor, a nanny and has also worked with Preschool aged children.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giving Tree
    Year Started:
    12/16/2013
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
  • Ms. Briana, Wallace

  • Ms. Emilie

    Ms. Emilie, Infant Classroom

    I love to watch the children grow and learn something new each day. This inspires me to come to work each day!

    Ms. Emilie has been a teacher for the last twelve years. She has worked with children of all ages in a variety of settings. Ms. Emilie is bright and bubbly and loves to create a warm, loving environment for the children in her classroom. She strives to create a learning environment that supports the development of the Toddler children in her classroom. She loves to laugh, dance, and play with the children. Ms. Emilie truly loves what she does each and every day.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Emilie has been a nanny and worked in various child care settings with children ages zero to twelve.
    Year Started:
    12/20/2010
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Education:
    Associate's of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Stefani

    Ms. Stefani, Toddler Classroom

    I love being able to help the children learn and develop day by day.

    Ms. Stefani comes to KinderCare with a vast amount of experience working with children in many different settings. She has worked as a school bus driver, after school camp counselor, dance instructor, and preschool teacher. She is energetic and excited to work with the Toddlers. Ms. Stefani is very enthusiastic and her happy, warm demeanor is contagious! She enjoys doing art projects with the children, reading stories, and giving big hugs each day!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Stefani has worked as a school bus driver, dance teacher, girl scout troop leader, after school program teacher, and Preschool volunteer.
    Year Started:
    2/18/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education Units
  • Ms. Teresa

    Ms. Teresa, Toddler Classroom

    I like to see their smile when the children learn something new. I also love when parents leave feeling that their child is in good hands.

    Ms. Teresa likes to dance, read, go to the beach and watch comedies. Ms. Teresa also like to spoil her children with love! She believes that all children thrive in a loving, home-like environment in her classroom. She strives to create just that! Ms. Teresa is a very nurturing, caring teacher who always has a smile on her face. She enjoys dancing with the Toddlers and making them laugh. Ms. Teresa has worked at KinderCare Mountain View since 2002 first as an Infant teacher and now as a Toddler teacher.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms Teresa has raised two children of her own. She has previously worked in after school program in the Los Angeles school district.
    Year Started:
    9/3/2002
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    32 Years
    Education:
    Certificate in Early Childhood Development
  • Ms. Dominque

    Ms. Dominque, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I am fun and engertic and I love being silly with the children!

    Ms. Dominque is a college graduate who lives a fun filled life! She loves when the children learn something new that can be applied to everyday life. It gives her great joy and excitement to work in childcare and loves being a part of the children's grow. Ms. Dominque began working at KinderCare in May of 2013.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Dominque previously worked as a Special Education Aide at a public elementary school and has also worked as a substitute teacher at a preschool.
    Year Started:
    5/28/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Associates Teachers Certificate and Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Jayme

    Ms. Jayme, Preschool Classroom

    I love spending my days teaching children new concepts and watching them grasp the new ideas. Teachers have the most rewarding job!

    Ms. Jayme loves being silly with the children and making them laugh. She enjoys watching the children learn new things, especially seeing those 'A-ha' moments when a child grasps a new concept for the first time. She teaches  the children confidence and self-respect. Ms. Jayme also enjoys spending time getting to know the families and building strong relationships with each of them. The center is her second family! Ms Jayme has worked at KinderCare Mountain View since February of 2012.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jayme has worked in various child care centers throughout the area. She has worked with children of all ages.
    Year Started:
    2/21/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Marquela

    Ms. Marquela, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I'm very enthusiastic and I put a lot of energy into my classroom and my children everyday.

    Ms. Marquela enjoys seeing the results of all the learning happening each day. She prides herself on receiving positive parent feedback and loves to hear parents tell her that their children are happy in her classroom. Ms. Marquela loves to implement curriculum each day as she knows how important it is for the children. Ms. Marquela has worked at KinderCare Mountain View for the last thirteen years. She has seen many children come through our program and has watched them grow up! 

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Marquela worked for 14 years in a Montessori Preschool prior to working at KinderCare. She has worked at KinderCare since 2000!
    Year Started:
    5/11/2000
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    23 Years
    Education:
    Montessori trained and Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Sayyeda, Learning Adventures Classroom

    I love to see when the children really learn something and when they get excited to come to my class!

    Ms. Sayyeda really follows the children's cues when it comes to learning. She believes that each child is already interested in learning. It is her job to then make the material exciting and engaging for them. Ms. Sayyeda feels that in order to learn, you must encourgae the child and never push or force them. Ms. Sayyeda has been working at KinderCare Mountain View since 2009.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Sayyeda raised two children who both attend Berkeley now!
    Year Started:
    12/21/2009
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education and Art

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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

  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese, Cantonese, Urdu

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/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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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

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.

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