Vicki Sabin, Center Director
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Welcome our KinderCare, part of the Pasadena community and keeping children safe and happy for over 25 years. We are thrilled that you have stopped by our web page and we would love to meet you and your family! Everything in our center is designed for learning. We truly believe in developing the whole child and our dedicated teachers would love to foster your child's social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. We go above and beyond to ensure that your child is given the tools for success in school and beyond. Here at KinderCare, we are truly a family! Your participation and involvement are important to us. Your child will not only have a safe, secure, and stimulating learning environment, but they will also have support from a team of professionals who are sincerely passionate about education. We encourage you to call or stop by our center any time and check out all the amazing things we are doing in our classrooms and beyond.
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Vicki Sabin, 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.
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.
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 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.
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 Center offers an unparalleled commitment to providing the highest quality of care and education for our children. Dedication to their code of ethics is revealed daily through their interaction with our children and parents. Our benefits educational program allows each teacher to continue to grow professionally through on going training and academic assistance. This education growth is based on research as well as children’s development. Each teacher has pledged to continue to strive to advance in their profession as early childhood educators..
The reason I love my job is because I love to see them grow and develop at their own pace. The thing that I am most passionate about is knowing that the children and the parents are happy with the love and commitment I give their child.
Currently Vicki enjoys having the opportunity to support all the wonderful children,parents,and teachers here at the center to provide the best educational experience. She looks forward to working with children and helping them become caring and contributing members of the community.
I have taught all different age groups and I love being around children, they teach me so much.
Ms. Lily is always involved and having fun with the children in the center. She greets everyone with a smile and is willing to help everyone. Lily loves knowing that what she does matters and that she is making a difference in the lives of our families. Lily is inspired by her own two children. She feels that they have made her be a better teacher.
To see the joy and happiness in the children's faces when they learn something new is the greatest feeling on earth.
Ms. Heather helps to provide an environment where babies can grow and explore with us and make new discoveries each day. She enjoys sitting with the children reading books and helping them to develop language skills. Ms. Heather gets to know each child's needs in her classroom and focuses on their individual needs. She also has an extremely warm heart that automatically draws the infants to her.
It is an honor and a joy to build strong relationships with our families and to be an important part of their babies' development and care.
Ms. Laura is truly dedicated to her families. She makes sure that she speaks with every parent daily. Ms. Laura will help your baby learn, explore and make new discoveries by providing opportunities for them to learn through play. From learning to communicate with others, building brain power, and making new friends, Ms. Laura will be with your child every step of the way. She can be seen crawling around on the floor with her infants, reading and even taking the babies outside for walks to allow them to explore their surrounding outside when the weather is nice. She has always enjoyed working with young children. She prides herself on making a difference in each child's life, by providing a safe and fun place to grow and learn inspires her to come to work each day.
Teachers who love teaching, teach children to love learning." - Robert John Meehan
Ms. Tiffany provides a safe and nurturing atmosphere . It is her passion and a pleasure to be a part of this field. The children are an inspiration to Tiffany, and they allow her "to be creative and to grow personally.".
She loves to interact with the children while they are playing in centers as well. She is AWESOME at potty training and transitioning children from diapers to underwear.
The thing I am most passionate about is the love and commitment I will give your child everyday.
Ms. Daphnie joined our team in 2014 and works with several age groups. She works with each child in helping them develop their social interactions, as well as help transition the separation from their parents. She actively engages with each child, through circle time, reading and singing songs to them.
I start each day with a really Big Smile….Because I have the best job in the world.
Every day is a new adventure in Ms. Bobbie's Classroom. From going on a safari in the dramatic play center to building skyscrapers in the block center, Ms. Bobbie creates a room that is fun and inviting for the children. She sets her children up for a lifetime of success in the learning centers she creates. Her goal is help every child grow and succeed while they are in her classroom. She helps to develop a sense of confidence in each and every child and shows each child that they are loved and valued.
The thing I love most about teaching is watching a child's expression when they understand a new concept. I am so lucky to be a part of their development!
Sharell has a very energetic personality and loves working with the schoolage children. She has great communication with the parents. She believes through positive examples the children will learn life lessons. From homework skills, to proble solving, to relay races, she provides the children with memorable moments that will last a lifetime.
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 Center is a cut above the rest. We are a Learning Center with our own curriculum that is put together by a team of experts that match our state level requirements. Studies now show that children that start public school and have been a part of the Kindercare Family for at least one year, are already ahead of their peer group academically.
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 top priority at KinderCare is to provide a safe and healthy environment for our children, families and staff. We do this through rigorous training and constant assessment and evaluation of proper policies and procedures. You child’s security begins at the front door, literally. We have a locked security entrance that requires a numeric code to enter. All side doors are kept locked to ensure the security of the exterior of the building. All guests or emergency pick up people are identified and escorted through the building. Of course, our teachers have all cleared local, state and federal background checks, including fingerprinting. They are trained in infant and child CPR and First Aid. We do routine fire, storm and lock-down drills to prepare for the unexpected. Throughout the day, your child will be supervised at all times. No child is ever left unattended, even for a minute. Teachers have all been trained in supervision, discipline and guidance, and developmentally appropriate practices to ensure they understand the risks associated with the children in their care. If your child has food allergies or specific medical conditions, we will work with you to ensure your child’s well-being while in our care. We also take the responsibility of your child’s emotional security very seriously. We want every child to feel safe, loved and respected while at KinderCare.
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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