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Harbour Pointe KinderCare

Kathy Olson, Center Director

4224 Harbour Pointe Blvd. SW Mukilteo WA 98275
(425) 315-9665 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
Harbour Pointe Blvd. Mukilteo Speedway, across from Roadway

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Serene Lake Elementary, Picnic Point Elementary, Columbia Elementary, Endevour Elementary School and Mukilteo Elementary School

We are very proud and happy to announce for three times we have passed our National Accreditation Commission. Our commitment and dedication to the high quality of education we provide every day to our children and families makes us excellent educators.

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We feel lucky to have such a diverse team of teachers who love what they do each and every day. They do a wonderful job meeting the needs of all types of learners and celebrating achievements in their classrooms. All our teachers are STARS certified, and many of our lead teachers hold degrees in Early Childhood Education.

Kathy Olson, Center Director

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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.

Private Kindergarten Programs (5 – 6 Years)

As children reach school age, our comprehensive full-day kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate, and create – all in a nurturing, small-class setting. Our team of expert educators has created a unique curriculum of reading, language, arts, math, science, and physical fitness that’s presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so children will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.

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.

Interactive Kindergarten (5 - 6 Years)

A full-day interactive Kindergarten program that utilizes new curriculum with an interactive smart board making first grade readiness a priority.

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


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.


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

The teachers at Harbour Pointe KinderCare are passionate about educating and nurturing children. Our teachers have an average tenure of 5 years at our center and an average of 15 years in the early childhood education field. The majority of our teachers have their Child Development Associate's credential, Associate's Degree, Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree in early childhood education. Our team strives for excellence through continuing education from biannual company professional training days. At the end of the day, the true key is our teacher's commitment and passion for their love of teaching.

  • Kathy Olson

    Kathy Olson, Center Director

    Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand." - Chinese Proverb

    Kathy is originally from Michigan and moved to Washington in 1993. She has been with KinderCare for seven years. Kathy started off in the Preschool room as the three-year-old teacher. Later, she became the Program Specialist, and helped the teachers implement the curriculum. Currently, Kathy is the Center Director. She truly wants the best for every child and she is passionate about providing the highest level of care and service for our families.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Kathy worked as a Preschool teacher at Our Saviors Lutheran Church for five years.
    Year Started:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Carisa Allgood

    Carisa Allgood, Assistant Director

    Around here, we don’t look backwards for very long…We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things because we're curious…and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." - Walt Disney

    Carisa is originally from Hawaii and moved to Washington to attend Washington State University (GO COUGS!). After receiving her Degree in Sociology and Psychology, she joined KinderCare as a Toddler teacher. Over the years Carisa worked with all the age groups and is now the Assistant Center Director. Her husband and and her have two children who have grown up in the KinderCare family. Even though they are older, they love coming to visit the teachers that have been a part of their lives and inspired their love of learning.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Carisa worked at a Montessori school.
    Year Started:
    19 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    22 Years
    Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Sociology and Psychology

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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

  • American Sign Language
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Russian

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • 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

At Harbour Pointe KinderCareyour child's health and safety is our top priority and concern. Our outside perimeter doors are locked to ensure security, our playgrounds are fenced and locked as well. When entering the center we have a coded door where only authorized family members will have access to the code. We have a Health and Safety coordinator and her name is Ms. Staci. Her role includes conducting monthly earthquake and fire drills, ensuring that all staff's first aid and CPR certificates are up to date and maintaining high cleanliness standards.

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