Ms. Cherie Dotson, Center Director
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Light and Dark, plus the Sky and Weather
Through shadow play, experiments with flashlights, observing the Sun and more, infants and toddlers will enjoy learning about light and dark this month. Infants continue sensory development by looking at contrasting patterns and at objects that are clearly defined by sharp edges and bright colors, while toddlers will build on their understanding of the light and dark concepts with play around daytime and nighttime. The older Discovery Preschool children will turn their attention to the sky as they learn about weather, the Moon, the Sun, and stars.
Children 4–5 years old: Transportation, Healthy Bodies, and Winter
For children in the Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms, January is filled with variety! They’ll begin by learning about transportation and studying how things get from “here” to “there.” A few weeks later, the focus will shift to health and bodies, with an emphasis placed on how to make good choices for a growing body. Towards the end of the month, children will be introduced to the transformative nature of the winter season and learn how to dress and take care of themselves when it’s cold outside.
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.
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.
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 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 down at their level. She loves creating new and different activities for the children and seeing the children smile!
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 hourney as they grow and learn from them every day.
Ms. Jocelyn is from the Philippines and has been with KinderCare since 2007. She has two children and enjoys cooking for them on the weekends.
Ms. Angela has just recently joined our staff here in Mountain View and we are so excited to have her here with us!
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.
Bonding with the children is very important. The bond that you make is a very wonderful experience. I love to see children meet milestones and watch their development, knowing that I'm helping to meet those goals.
Ms. Briana is from Santa Clara, she has been with Kinder Care since 2014. She loves hiking, bike riding, and soccer. She loves to dance and spend quality time reading and being with her family.
I love to watch the children grow and develop! Their happy faces make my day!
Ms. Blanca is both Russian and Cuban. She came to KinderCare Mountain View in 2015. She has one son and for fun she likes to watch movies, tell jokes, sing, and laugh!
I love children because they're so ready to learn and absorb new things.
Ms. Holly is from the Bay Area. She does not have any children of her own, but has accumulated 3 dogs instead. She spends most of her time outdoors when I am not with KinderCare babies. Ms. Holly loves adventuring to new places and finding great things to eat.
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.
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!
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.
I love children because they are so great and they make me so happy. They're such little characters. They make every day a good day.
Ms. Sarah was born in San Jose, CA. She has no children of her own, but has nieces and nephews. She loves to listen to music for fun and likes to draw and dance.
These children keep my heart full! My job is to play, be silly, laugh and love. In return they give me the best gifts: their laughter, trust, and love.
Ms. Jayme's mission in life is to own and live in a beach house in Maui. She is a big kid at heart and can spend all day watching the rolling waves glaze over the sandy beach. Aloha!
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.
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.
Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Family, Friends, and Things that Go!
Infants and toddlers will be exploring family and friends, while three-year-olds will focus on things that go vroom! Social and emotional development is foundational to growth and development in babies, so this month, infants and toddlers will participate in activities that reinforce their connection to family while also exploring connections that exist outside their home, such as friends. Meanwhile, their older friends in Discovery Preschool will learn about and play around with things that move (like bicycles, cars, buses, trains, and airplanes), which are all very exciting for little ones as they continue to explore the world outside their homes.
Children 4–5 years old: My Country + Tools and Machines
The four- and five-year-olds continue exploring the world around them by learning about the state and country they live in! They’ll sings songs, play games based on travel, and learn about flags, state foods, and more. Children will also be introduced to cardinal directions (east, west, north, and south) and gain an appreciation for travel and meeting new friends from different places.
Children are naturally fascinated with machines and how things work and are put together. So to encourage that fascination, during the second half of this month children will learn about and play around with tools and machines. In addition to building literacy skills by using the names of machines and tools, children will develop math skills by graphing information, counting wheels, and more.
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.
We observe the following holidays:
Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.
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.
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 though the various training opportunities in the community.
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