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Imperial Rose KinderCare

Lisa-Marie Thomson, Center Director

1001 E. Imperial Highway Placentia CA 92870
(714) 528-4161 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEARS
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Special Instructions:
in the Imperial Rose Plaza, at Imperial Hwy and Rose Dr.

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Our School Age program (5 to 12 years old) currently has openings for the 2016/2017 school year! We will be offering drop off and pick up services to local schools in Placentia and the surrounding area. Affordable and flexible rates! Call or stop by to get more information. We pick up at local schools in Placentia and the surrounding Area: Rose Elementary, Olinda, Golden, Country Hills, Linda Vista, and Acacia Elementary **Inquire about your child's school if not listed above.

Give your child every advantage with our exclusive Learning Adventures Enrichment Programs, supplemental educational opportunities that boost your child's skills in math, reading, and other important learning areas.
We gather enrolled children in small groups a handful of times each week to teach them special lessons, which feature:

  • 20 to 45-minute session
  • Customized games, books, and activities
  • Daily notes for parents, plus face-to-face dialogue with teachers that communicate your child's progress
Sign your child up for a free trial day!

Welcome

At Imperial Rose KinderCare, we want you to feel the welcoming experience from your first steps into our center.  We focus on showing evidence of curriculum by displaying your child's artwork and activities.  Our classroom environments are filled with a happy busy buzz of active children.  Come experience a new level of learning for your child.  Feel comfort knowing that we will partner with you in the success of your child's development.  Join us at Imperial Rose KinderCare, where every day is a learning adventure.

Lisa-Marie Thomson, Center Director

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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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Tuesday October 18, 2016
    1. Join Our Community Social

      Your entire family is welcome to join us October 18th for our community social. Come see how family-style dining is done at our center, mingle with other families, and, best of all, enjoy a healthy snack with your child!  

      You’ll better understand how we turn our meals into learning experiences and encourage the children to try new foods, practice table manners, use utensils, and simply enjoy a great meal and good company! See you there!

  2. Monday October 10, 2016
    1. Professional Development Day - Center Closed

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      Two times each year we dedicate a day for our staff's professional development to further their training and better equip them for the care of your child. The center will be closed on this day for training to occur. If you have questions or would like to request further details, please contact your local Center Director.

Teachers & Staff

 The teachers here at Imperial Rose KinderCare are passionate about educating and caring for your children. They look forward to making an impact on your child's life each and every day. While some of our teachers are new to the school, they are not new to the profession; others have been at the school anywhere from 4 years – 23 years, thus making our school even better.   We are a family here and would love to welcome you and your child in to our family.
 

  • Lisa-Marie Thomson

    Lisa-Marie Thomson, Center Director

    Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. - W.B. Yeats

    Lisa-Marie hs been working with KinderCare centers in California for over seven years.  She has worked her way from being a Discovery Preschool Two's teacher to becoming an Assistant Director and recently promoted to Center Director.  She has studied Child Development and is currently working to finish her Site Supervisor Permit through the state of California.  Lisa-Marie has a daughter, Riley, who has also grown up with KinderCare and is now attending a local 2nd grade.  They now reside in the East Whittier area.

    Year Started:
    12/1/2008
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
  • Jennifer Patterson, Assistant Director

    Year Started:
    7/7/2002
    Tenure:
    14 Years
  • Ms. Brianna

    Ms. Brianna, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Brianna absolutely loves what she does!!  It's so amazing to see the children grow and learn so much about life every single day.  She looks forward to coming t work every day.  Ms. Brianna lives in Corona.  She has an amazing family.  She loves music and practicing photography.  She's always known she has wanted to be a teacher but it wasn't until recently that she knew which age group she wanted to be with.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Brianna has worked as an infant/toddler teacher, a floater/breaker, and an aid in a fours classroom. She has also been a nanny. She volunteers in her church nursery.
    Year Started:
    10/19/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
    Education:
    Working toward Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Ariana

    Ms. Ariana, Infant Classroom

    Why fit in when you were born to stand out -- Dr. Seuss

    Ms. Ariana was born and raised in California.  She loves the beach, spending time with family and friends, watching movies and going on adventures.  She is a loving, caring and free-spirited kind of person.  Ms. Ariana loves traveling and hopes to one day fill her passport with lots of stamps from many different countries.  She has the travel bug from her studying abroad in New Zealand for 5 months and attributes her adventurous side to zip lining, zorbing, Elephant riding and skydiving all while living abroad.  Her passion for working with children started at a young age and has grown ever since.  She enjoys seeing children experience new things and see how excited they get.

    Year Started:
    3/21/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Studies and minor in Developmental Psychology
  • Ms. Valerie

    Ms. Valerie, Infant Classroom

    Everything happens for a reason.

    Valerie has just started at this center but has about 3 years experience working with children.  She received her BA in Early Childhood studies in December 2014.  Valerie loves to sing songs wit children and read to them before nap time.  She is just getting to know the infants but is excited for the opportunity to be their teacher.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Valerie worked in Behavioral Therapy for children ages 1 - 10.5 and was an infant/toddler teacher.
    Year Started:
    7/13/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Arts in Early Childhood Studies
  • Ms. Cindy

    Ms. Cindy, Infant Classroom

    Every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists they become the best they can possibly be -- Rita Pierson

    Ms. Cindy started teaching when she was in middle school and loved it.  Out of everything she has tried, teaching to her is the most rewarding job.  She loves children and loves watching them grow.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Cindy has worked with 3 year olds and as an Assistant Director
    Year Started:
    11/2/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 1/2 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Major
  • Ms. Tina

    Ms. Tina, Toddler Classroom

    I love creating an environment where children can learn and grow at their own pace.  I also love watching them smile at me as I walk in to a classroom.  There is no better greeting than this!

    I have been with the company for 1 year and I have 12 Early Childhood Education units.  I have been working with children for about seven years.  I chose to work with children because I love watching them learn and grow.  I have two daughters and their names are Alejandra who is 12 and Andrea who is three.  I love to spend time going shopping with them on the weekends.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Tina taught at Ivy Crest and a Montessori school.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Education:
    12 Early Childhood Education Units
  • Ms. Iman

    Ms. Iman, Toddler Classroom

    So often you find that the students you're trying to inspire are the ones that up inspiring you.

    Ms. Iman has been with KinderCare for 2 years.  She just graduated with her AA and is continuing to major in child development.  Working and doing activities with children is what she loves doing.

    Year Started:
    5/2/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Associate's of Arts
  • Ms. Andrea

    Ms. Andrea, Support Staff

    The more that you read, the more things you will know.  The more that you learn, the more place you'll go. -- Dr. Seuss

    Ms. Andrea has been working in the early childhood education field for over ten years.  Her favorite thing about what she does is watching the joy that hands-on learning brings to the children.  Ms. Andrea's goal is to create a lifelong love of learning for the kids that I teach.  She is looking forward to creating new and exciting memories at KinderCare and she can't wait to get to know all the children and their families.

    Previous Experience:
    10 years with pre-k aged children. Also worked as a nanny in New Jersey
    Year Started:
    5/16/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    10+ Years
    Education:
    ECE certified
  • Ms. Halsi

    Ms. Halsi, Discovery Preschool

    Ms. Halsi enjoys working with children and seeing how much they learn and grow.  They can make you laugh with the little things they say as they learn.  Teaching is her passion and she has dedicated herself to meeting families where they come from and supporting them to be all that they dream to be as parents and as individuals.  Also Ms. Halsi has reached the conclusion that the development of the caregiver, while working with children in this manner, is nurtured and tended quite as much at the child's.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Halsi worked at a Montessori childcare.
    Year Started:
    8/17/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Business Studies
  • Ms. Yvonne

    Ms. Yvonne, Discovery Preschool

    If I held it in my hand -- it's mine, if I saw it - it's mine, if I had a turn using it - it's mine. 

    Ms. Yvonne's interests and hobbies include dancing, horses, cats (she has 3) and a little gardening -- nothing like fresh tomatoes and cucumbers!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Yvonne has worked for the YMCA, faith based schools, and the school district.
    Year Started:
    11/17/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    30 years
    Education:
    Associate of Arts
  • Ms. Stacy

    Ms. Stacy, Preschool Classroom

    Creating a strong foundation for children to have a love of learning is what I love most about my job.

    Stacy attended Mount San Antonio College and received her Associate's Degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences. She has been working in the childcare field for seven years and started off teaching three-year-old children. Stacy has been in her current position as an Assistant Director for almost one year and loves the impact that she has on the children as well as on the staff.

    Previous Experience:
    While attending Mount San Antonio College, Stacy volunteered at their Child Development Center.
    Year Started:
    8/12/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Social and Behavioral Science
  • Ms. Lizbeth

    Ms. Lizbeth, Preschool Classroom

    Teachers plant the seeds of knowledge that last a lifetime.

    Ms. Lizbeth has a 1 year old and has been married for 6 years. She loves spending time with her family going to the beach and Six Flags. She is also very adventurous and besides teaching children wonderful things she likes quiet and relaxing time.

    Year Started:
    5/9/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Associate of Arts in Early Childhood and 50+ units
  • Ms. Rita

    Ms. Rita, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love creating a strong foundation for learning at an early age while making it fun and exciting so that will continue on with the children through their elementary years and on into high school and college.

    Ms. Rita has worked for KinderCare since 1996.  She has more than 25 years experience in the Early Childhood Education field.  She has been married for 26 years and has two children: a son and a daughter.  Ms. Rita loves being a mom and cooking and taking care of her family.  Coming to work everyday and being able to be a part of your child's life brings her great joy.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Rita was a Kindergarten teacher.
    Year Started:
    1/1/1996
    Tenure:
    20 Years
  • Ms. Denise

    Ms. Denise, Prekindergarten Classroom

     I love giving them the encouragement and love they need everyday. 

    Ms. Denise has been teaching in the early childhood field for 30 years.  She has taught in public and private schools.  Ms. Denise has been married for 17 years and has two daughters.  She loves spending time with my family when not at work.  She is looking forward to partnering with you in getting your child ready for kindergarten.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Denise taught private and public school preschool and prekindergarten prior to joining KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30 years
    Education:
    22 Early Childhood Education Units
  • Ms. Naira

    Ms. Naira, Prekindergarten classroom

    Ms. Naira is excited to be apart of the KinderCare family.  She will be working in the Pre-K room and comes to us with over five years of experience.  She has received her teaching degree in Early Childhood from Saddleback College.  Ms. Naira enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, reading, and listening to music.  Being so patient about her work is what allows her to create a happy learning environment where children can grow to their full potential.  She likes to engage herself with the children to let them know that they are loved and can feel secure with her.  Ms. Naira is looking forward to seeing you each day and helping children explore their world.

    Year Started:
    10/19/2015
  • Ms. Missy

    Ms. Missy, School Age Classroom/Health and Safety Coordinator

    If there ever comes a day, when we can't be together, keep me n your heart, I'll stay there forever.

    Mrs. Missy has worked with children for over 20 years and enjoys every minute of it.  Mrs. Missy has worked at KinderCare for 18 years and has worked with all ages but her goal is to become an Assistant Director or Supervisor.  Missy also enjoys spending time with her husband and her dog, Skye, and also loves to go to Disneyland on the weekends.  She enjoys spending time with family and going to the river.  Missy likes to do fun art activities with her 3 year olds in her classroom.

    Year Started:
    2/17/1997
    Tenure:
    19 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
    Education:
    Associate's of Art
  • Ms. Feri

    Ms. Feri, School Age Classroom

    Ms. Feri went to school in Turkey then finished in Spain and completed her Montessori training in the United States.  She was with Montessori for more than 15 years where she worked with the school age.  Ms. Feri loved being able to teach and watch them grow.  She helped them with their homework, create projects and played games with them.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Feri worked at a Montesori childcare and also with schoolage children.
    Year Started:
    7/30/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 Years
    Education:
    47 units of Montessori classes
  • Samantha

    Samantha, Cook and Bus Driver

    Ms. Samantha has worked for KinderCare previously as a cook and driver and she has returned because she loves being around children.  For fun, Ms. Samantha goes to Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, the beach or enjoys movie night with her kids.  Her favorite part of working with children is seeing them learn, being happy as they are going home and talking to their parents and telling them what an awesome day they had. She also enjoys the "light bulb" moment when the children finally understand something and they get so excited.

    Previous Experience:
    Has worked at another KinderCare
    Year Started:
    8/28/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Shanna

    Ms. Shanna, Support Staff

  • Mr. George

    Mr. George, Support Staff

    I believe children need a nurturing, safe learning environment where parents can have peace of mind while they are at work.

    Mr. George came back to Imperial Rose KinderCare after five years.  His passion for teaching and making a difference in children's lives in such a young age is admirable.  He believes that children learn the necessary fundamental skills in childhood that pave the foundation for educational success.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to working at KinderCare, Mr. George worked as a child development instructor, teacher assistant, preschool teacher, healthcare clerk, and community liaison .
    Year Started:
    3/23/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 Years
    Education:
    23 Child Development units, 18.5 vocational units, CPR/First Aid certified

September 2016 Events

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  1. Tuesday September 13, 2016
    1. “All About Me” Community Social

      Your whole family is welcome to join us September 13th for our community social.  Summer is winding down, Fall is approaching and that means it’s Back to School season!  Now is the perfect time to get a glimpse of the KinderCare curriculum and experience in our centers.  Our director and teachers can’t wait to point out their favorite aspects of the classrooms.  This is also a great chance to spend time with current families who stay and have fun at the social!  See you there!

About Our Center

We are so excited to be starting our school age program. We want to be a place that your child can come to for many years. Once the school year begins allow us to take the stress off of you and give your child breakfast in the morning, take them to school and then pick them up from school. We offer drop off for Early Bird Kindergarten as well as 1st - 6th and pick up services to local schools in the Placentia area. We are dedicated to helping your child with their homework and making your time once you are home less chaotic and more meaningful. We look forward to being partners with you and helping your child make the best out of their school age years.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Arabic
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Turkish and Farsi

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

Keeping your child safe and secure is our first priority; therefore, our center adheres to the highest safety, cleanliness and maintenance standards. This center is accessible via single-entry security with keypad access, with daily sign-in/out and strict parent/guardian identification procedures.  The Center has a secured entry door with a keypad.  In addition to the built-in security features at the center we strictly follow established procedures for your child's arrival and departure.  Photo I.D. checks are required for all pick-ups. The playground has alarmed security gates. We also follow monthly emergency drills and have a Health and Safety Coordinator on staff who maintains our safety and cleanliness records.
 

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.

Both of my children attended KinderCare and I have to say the staff, and the school's director, Becca Woolstrum are excellent. My son Dylan attended two years ago and his teacher Mrs. Rita was terrific. He was born with a hearing impairment and our family had a lot of concerns regarding his academics and socialization, but with his teacher's help, he did wonderfully. He made friends, progressed in his studies and went from a shy introverted child in to an outgoing expressive child. We were amazed at how well he did and we had constant contact and updates from his teacher and the rest of the teachers. Our youngest son Drew is in Ms. Halsi's class and he's doing amazingly well. He's learning his colors, songs and doing art projects that are just helping him progress and build confidence. We always feel so reassured that he's in loving hands with Ms. Halsi.  And Ms. Becca is a great leader. She runs the school efficiently, she truly cares about the children and she's so easy to talk to about any concerns we may have. Overall I would recommend this KinderCare to anyone who's interested in enrolling their children. This school is top-notch.

- Mother

I would like to share with you how happy my wife and I are with KinderCare and your incredible staff. It might not be obvious to you, but I am known for being hard to please and overly critical. I am so glad our family found such a great home away from home for our children at KinderCare in Placentia.
How we ended up at KinderCare is actually ironic. After spending three weeks visiting every daycare facility in the Yorba Linda/Placentia area, my wife and I felt we had made up our mind on where to send our three year old boy and three month old boy. We had made up our minds, the decision was clear; however, we decided to visit one final place, your KinderCare location. Early on in the process, we opted to not consider KinderCare after visiting another KinderCare facility in a different city two years earlier. To widen our scale of reference, I decided we should visit your location. We called ahead and walked in 20 minutes later because it was convenient for my wife and I. Upon walking in the door, I was impressed. We were especially impressed with the layout of the facility, the attention to sanitation and the interaction with the staff and yourself. I knew before I left the building that I was going to vote for KinderCare. My wife, who works in a local hospital, is hypercritical on cleanliness and germs. She was enamored by your facility and sanitation program. Who knew our last impulse tour was going to be the preschool facility we would select.
Most importantly, as a parent you want to know your children are safe, being cared for with compassion and discipline while being provided with developmental curriculum. The quality of the food was by far superior than other local preschool's meal plans. We are also impressed by the fact that someone from KinderCare's corporate office will call every so often for feedback! You know your selection was the right one when your son wants to go to school on a Saturday or wants to drive by the school at night.

- Father

After researching and visiting every kind of preschool you can think of, I decided to bring my son to KinderCare on Imperial. My criteria for the best preschool was cleanliness, caring staff, safety and good structure for learning. This KinderCare met all my expectations. The teachers continuously show their care for my son. For example, a month ago my son was out because of a high fever. When he was cleared to go back to school, he came back with a very small appetite. He drank so little that he was potentially on the verge of dehydration. The doctor told me to tell the teachers to really encourage him to eat every five minutes and to monitor his wet diapers. I gave the teachers the instructions and they followed it, despite their hectic schedules with the other children. They kept me well informed and at ease all day. The next day he was back to his normal eating habits, but the teachers still kept a close eye on him. Ms. Becca, Ms. Stacy and the teachers feel like my extended family. When I drop off and pick up my son and he has a big smile on his face when he sees the staff, I know that I have chosen the right place for him.

- Mother
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