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Murrieta KinderCare

Taneane Smith, Center Director

24369 Skyview Ridge Dr. Murrieta CA 92562
(951) 696-0825 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
near Brunswick Bowling Alley

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Antelope Hills, Avaxat (sounds like Avaja), E. Hale Curran, Tovashal

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Welcome

Welcome to Murrieta KinderCare. We are near the Fire Department, which is on the corner of Los Alamos and California Oaks, located in a beautiful and quiet community. Our School accepts infants starting at six weeks old and students through the age of 12. We offer transportation to and from four of the elementary schools in Murrieta. The schools we provide service to are: Avaxat, Antelope Hills, Toveshal, and E. Hale Curran Elementary. Although the building has only been in the community for twenty years our team will provide you with over forty seven years of Murrieta KinderCare experience. We would love for you to join our family, please stop by and sign your child up today.

Taneane Smith, 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.

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.

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

Cooking

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.

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.

Spanish

Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

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Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. January's Learning Focus

      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. 

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

Teachers & Staff

We are early childhood educators who are dedicated to ensuring that each and every child receives the very best experience here at KinderCare. We commit to getting to know each child through on going assessments and connecting with families through consistent communication. We enjoy watching the growth of the children we educate and we are excited to share their individual milestones with their parents.

  • Taneane Smith

    Taneane Smith, Center Director

    Hello, my name is Taneane Smith and I am the Center Director here at the Murrieta KinderCare. I have been in the childcare field for twenty-nine years. I started out as a teacher and moved my way up to the position I am in now. My family and I have lived in Murrieta for eight years. I love being a part of this community.

    Previous Experience:
    Previously a Director with Child Time.
  • Wendy Rodgers, Assistant Director

    Hello, my name is Wendy Rogers and I have worked for KinderCare for 21 years. I started working with the two year olds in 1994. I loved coming to work every day seeing their smiling faces, and the way their eyes light up when they learn something new for the very first time. I am now the assistant director and enjoy working with all ages. Being the assistant director gives me a chance to do what I really love, and that is working with people. Please feel free to come to me with any questions or concerns.

    Year Started:
    3/13/1994
    Tenure:
    22 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    21 years
  • Ms. Carol

    Ms. Carol, Infant and Toddler Classrooms

    Year Started:
    8/1/1998
    Tenure:
    18 Years
  • Ms. Patricia

    Ms. Patricia, Infant and Toddler Classrooms

    Year Started:
    8/1/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
  • Ms. Susan

    Ms. Susan, Infant and Toddler Classrooms

    Year Started:
    3/1/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
  • Ms. Lan, Preschool Classroom

    Year Started:
    3/1/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
  • Ms. Maria, Preschool Classroom

    Year Started:
    6/1/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
  • Ms. Tricia

    Ms. Tricia, Preschool Classroom

    Year Started:
    3/1/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
  • Ms. Mary

    Ms. Mary, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Year Started:
    12/1/2001
    Tenure:
    15 Years
  • Ms. Mercedes

    Ms. Mercedes, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Year Started:
    8/1/1993
    Tenure:
    23 Years
  • Ms. Jennifer

    Ms. Jennifer, Kindergarten

    Year Started:
    11/1/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
  • Ms. Bernadette

    Ms. Bernadette, School Age Classroom

    Year Started:
    11/1/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
  • Ms. Nikita, School Age Classroom

    Year Started:
    12/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
  • Ms. Vanessa

    Ms. Vanessa, Teacher Assistant

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. December's Learning Focus

      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.

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas 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

Here at KinderCare in Murrieta, health and safety is our number one priority. We provide health and safety information to all families on our Health and Safety Board located in the lobby. We believe that all children and members of our team should “be prepared not scared” with monthly fire, earthquake and disaster drills. In case of a true emergency, all procedures will be well organized and efficient. It is also essential that we have a health and safety coordinator on site that completes inspections of our staff and every classroom.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

Share Your Story
If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

Our family has used KinderCare's services for almost seven years now and for two children. My older child has been attending since she was three months old, and now does the after school program. Since she's been in kindergarten, I've seen how much KinderCare helped her reading, writing, and math skills. My youngest, who is 17 months old, loves it. She gets excited when you ask if she's ready to go to school. She's happy when she sees her teachers, which comforts me, knowing that she looks forward to seeing them. They are always properly staffed so I'm confident she's getting the necessary amount of attention. They feed her well and are very in tune with allergies and special dietary needs; she had an egg allergy for a while that was never an issue. They are always extra cautious and they ordered special soy formula for her - again, never an issue.She is always bringing home lots of crafty projects that they do - like paint, crayons, sponges, hands, feet, and all kinds of different keepsakes that I love to receive. I can truly say I fully trust KinderCare's staff with my babies when I have to be at work. They continue to give me that sense of comfort knowing my children are being well cared for by their loving staff.

- Parent
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