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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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Special Instructions:
just before Rengstorff Ave

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
None

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!

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Welcome

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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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.

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Monday May 02, 2016
    1. Teacher Appreciation Week

      We are so happy to always have such amazing feed back about our wonderful teachers! This week is a great opportunity for you to give that encouragement straight to our teachers!! Sign up in the lobby to bring in a breakfast or dessert for your center's staff members and let them know how much we all appreciate them!

  2. Thursday May 05, 2016
    1. Cinco De Mayo Parties!!

      Get ready for dancing, music and snacks!! Ask your child's teacher what time your classroom's party is! We can't wait to celebrate with all of our families!!!

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:
    10/1/1990
    Tenure:
    25 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    35 years
    Education:
    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 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!

    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 at multile child care centers.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giving Tree
    Year Started:
    12/16/2013
    Tenure:
    2 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 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.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Secret Garden
    Year Started:
    9/27/2007
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
    Education:
    BS 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:
    8/3/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • 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:
    1/11/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    Education:
    BA in Linguistics, Preschool Teacher Certificate
  • Ms. Briana

    Ms. Briana, Infant B Classroom

    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.

    Previous Experience:
    Nanny, 24 Hour Fitness Kids Club Supervisor, Pump-It-Up Attendant, Party Coordinator
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where the Wild Things Are
    Year Started:
    12/1/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Studying Child Development (AA/AS Degree)
  • Ms. Emilie, Infant B Classroom

    I love to watch children learn something new each day and watch their minds expand.

    Ms. Emilie was born and raised in Misouri. She moved to California when she was 17 years old. She finished school and fully started her career as an Infant/Toddler teacher. She has been married for 9 years and hopes to have children of her own soon. She likes the outdoors and going on adventures. She also enjoys going crabbing in the ocean and fishing.

    Previous Experience:
    Babysitting, Nannying, and Teaching
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Eric Carl and If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
    Year Started:
    12/20/2010
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 Years
    Education:
    AA in Early Childhood Development specialization in Infants and Toddler Development and Special Needs
  • Ms. Blanca

    Ms. Blanca, Infant B Classroom

    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!

    Previous Experience:
    Day Care Teacher
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Five Little Monkeys
    Year Started:
    10/19/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
    Education:
    38 ECE units
  • Ms. Dannia, Infant B Classroom

    Children are so fun to be around and constantly give you so much love!

    Ms. Dannia was born in Mexico but was raised in the Bay Area. She likes to spend time with her friends while enjoying nature.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    When You Give A Mouse A Cookie
    Year Started:
    4/4/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Pursuing AA in ECE
  • 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:
    9/3/2002
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    33 Years
    Education:
    Infant and Toddler's Education Diploma
  • Ms. Briana, Toddlers Classroom

    Children have such a sense of wonder and adventure; their imaginations are inspiring. They are all unique individuals and it is amazing to watch them grow and change, even through short periods of time. Plus, they're adorable!

    Ms. Briana was born and raised in Canada - more specifically born in Red Deer AB, raised in Calgary AB. Her mother is American, her father is Canadian so she and her two older brothers all have duel citizenship. She came to KinderCare a short period of time ago, drawn to the childcare profession after much thought and time off work. She enjoys reading a great deal of books in a year and prefers hard copies to paperbacks. Her favorite genres are Myster and Supernatural. She also plays hockey and enjoys all kinds of sports. Currently she does not have any children of her own.

    Year Started:
    12/7/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    Education:
    2 Years at University - Major in Anthropology, Minor in World Religion
  • Ms. Amanda

    Ms. Amanda, Toddlers Classroom

    Year Started:
    3/14/2016
  • 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:
    4/4/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Bachelors in Social Work
  • Ms. Stefani

    Ms. Stefani, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    It's nice to see the children grow and develop. They make me very happy. I love to see each child's different personality!

    Ms. Stefani was born in Fresno, CA. She came to Kinder Care in the beginning of 2014. She has an 11 year old daughter who she loves to take on different adventures!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Stefani was previously a shuttle bus driver for another Child Development Center
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    2/3/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Studied Childhood Education
  • Ms. Jayme

    Ms. Jayme, Preschool

    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!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Lorax
    Year Started:
    5/1/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
  • Mr. Louis

    Mr. Louis, Preschool Classroom

    Year Started:
    2/1/2016
  • 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:
    5/11/2000
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    32 Years
    Education:
    ECE Diploma and Montessori Credential
  • Ms. Marlisha

    Ms. Marlisha, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love watching as children explore and learn new things.

    Ms. Marlisha is from San Jose, CA. She started at KinderCare at the beginning of 2016. She has one son and a nephew whom she helps her parents care for. For fun she likes to spend time with her boys at amusement parks, arcades, or restaurants.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Marlisha previously worked in a home day care.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    David and Goliath
    Year Started:
    1/11/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1.5 Years
    Education:
    BA in Child and Adolescent Development
  • 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:
    5/2/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Education:
    Masters in Sociology, Diploma in Child Development, Technical Communications Study
  • Ms. Pratima

    Ms. Pratima, Support Staff

  • Ms. Sayyeda

    Ms. Sayyeda, Phonics Adventures

    Year Started:
    8/8/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Araceli

    Ms. Araceli, Center Cook

    Year Started:
    1/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years

May 2016 Events

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  1. Monday May 02, 2016
    1. Teacher Appreciation Week

      We are so happy to always have such amazing feed back about our wonderful teachers! This week is a great opportunity for you to give that encouragement straight to our teachers!! Sign up in the lobby to bring in a breakfast or dessert for your center's staff members and let them know how much we all appreciate them!

  2. Thursday May 05, 2016
    1. Cinco De Mayo Parties!!

      Get ready for dancing, music and snacks!! Ask your child's teacher what time your classroom's party is! We can't wait to celebrate with all of our families!!!

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 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.

- Father
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