Narinder Braich, Center Director
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Welcome to Pleasanton KinderCare Learning Center! As an established center acknowledged by the city of Pleasanton for serving the community for over 25 years, KinderCare Learning Center provides a nurturing environment for your children to learn and grow. Our enriching curriculum focuses on child development and promotes early literacy and writing skills. Our unique program incorporates social play and child-initiated discovery and is designed to enhance your child's success in school and beyond. Pleasanton KinderCare strives to grow children on a whole basis. We believe that what we teach our students today, will have an impact on their tomorrow. Each child in our center is given individualized care and attention. Please come by and visit us as we are looking very forward to meeting you and your family!
Narinder Braich, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At KinderCare, the staff is dedicated to help each child grow to his or her maximum potential. The staff encourages children to explore their creativity while learning the basic fundamentals at a young age. These teachers prepare a well-balanced curriculum that engages students to learn vital life skills, such as communication and self-awareness, in addition to essential academics to give the children the infrastructure they need to become successful individuals. The staff work closely with each other as well as the childrens' families to ensure that each child's needs are met.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, nothing can be done without hope and confidence." -- Helen Keller
Narinder started her career as a teacher at Tudor Primary School in England where she specialized in teaching children two through seven years in age. She enjoyed working closely with young children and continued pursuing this passion when she moved to California in 1994 where she became a prekindergarten teacher at Happy Bear Forest Learning Center. Narinder later joined the KinderCare family in 2002 as a prekindergarten teacher, and continued to encourage her students to express their individuality and grow. Narinder became the Center Director in 2008 to create an environment that fosters learning and creativity. She strives to build a solid foundation for each child so that they may become a successful individual. With over 25 years of experience in childcare, Narinder has excelled in providing children and their families with a nurturing atmosphere and an enriching curriculum. In her spare time, Narinder enjoys cooking, shopping, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn. ―Benjamin Franklin
Brenda knew at a young age that she had a passion for children. She spent most of her teenage years as a nanny for Special needs children. This was her passion. As she was attending collage the opportunity to work at KinderCare learning center came up. She took the job as a Toddler teacher in the Southern California center. A year later she was brought back to the bay area for personal reason and continued her journey with KinderCare. Brenda worked as a Toddler, Discovery Preschool, Prekindergarten and Kindergarten teacher. In 2001 she took the position as Assistant Director. In her spare time she enjoys dancing, swimming, biking and spending time with her two daughters, who also grew up attending KinderCare.
If you can dream it, you can do it! ―Walt Disney
Ms. Kristie has been with KinderCare for eight years. She has taught in our Toddler, Prekindergarten and Kindergarten classrooms. She is now teaching our Learning Adventures as well as assisting the Director and Assistant Director. Ms. Kristie graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Child and Adolescent Development.
I really enjoy watching the children grow and achieve milestones.
Ms. Lindsay has lived in the Bay Area her whole life. She attended college at UC Davis and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology with an emphasis in Social Services.
I love working with infants. I enjoy watching them grow and learn.
Ms. Michelle has been with the KinderCare family for over eleven years. In that time she has completed her degree in Early Childhood Education and loves working with Infants and Toddlers. She has three grown children and in her spare time loves to read.
I love my job! It is fun for me to see children grow and learn in a loving environment.
Ms. Adejoke is always happy to be around children of all ages. She loves to put a smile on her children's faces the second she walks into her classroom and continues to spread her cheer until she goes home. She continues to shine each and every day, no matter what the circumstances.
Working with children always brings a smile to my face. I love being surrounded by happy faces. I love my job!
Ms. Amanpreet loves KinderCare's curriculum and philosophy. She and her fellow colleagues enjoy teaching the lessons to their Toddler students each day! Her favorite activity is doing art activities with the children.
Ms. Gurpreet loves to work with children. Their smiling faces always put a smile on her face and they make her very happy.
Teaching is a privilege and an honor. Being involved in the children's lives, helping them learn new things and watching them grow is the most amazing job!
Ms. Nadira has worked with children for over twelve and a half years. She has been with the KinderCare family for eleven years. Prior to her work at KinderCare, she also experienced being an elementary school teacher in Bosnia.
It is very satisfactory to see the children learn and grow.
Ms. Hetty has been working for KinderCare for almost seven years and she is always looking forward to seeing the children, spending time with them and teaching them. She enjoys being with our new generation everyday and partnering with parents to help our future generation grow. Ms. Hetty believes it takes a village to raise a child.
Every child is special and unique and that is why I enjoy working with them.
Ms. Shubra has been at KinderCare for nearly ten years. She loves the children and has a passion to teach them. She wants to make sure each and every day is special for each and every child in her room and in the center. After all, life is about learning through fun.
Today you are you, that is truer than true, there is no one alive who is youer than you! - Dr. Seuss
Ms. Celina spends most of her time outside of school coaching basketball. She has mostly worked in the Prekindergarten classroom, but has also spent some time with the Infants and Toddlers. She has a great curriculum that incorporates new things each year. Also, as our Program Specialist, she helps her co-workers bring new ideas into their classrooms as well.
I believe that every child should experience the magic that comes with childhood.
Ms. Julieta has been with KinderCare since 1995. Before working in Pleasanton, she previously worked at the Foster City KinderCare. Ms. Julieta is a graduate of San Francisco State University and did some coursework for the Children's Literature Institute. Her love of literature is demonstrated in the classroom as she converts her library into scenes from famous children's books. One day there was a forest growing and wild things hanging from the ceiling as children listened to the story of Where the Wild Things Are!
Nothing is ever too much.
Ms. Nasim has been a cook here at KinderCare for over five years. She enjoys serving the children a hot and healthy meal. Ms. Nasim loves what she does everyday, cooking for the children in the center. She takes joy in seeing the kid's faces when they get ready to eat their favorite lunches and snacks.
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 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.
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.
KinderCare places health and safety in high regards. The center is secure with a keypad entry and high fenced playgrounds, and all parents are required to sign in and out their child. Every teacher is CPR and First Aid certified. All medications require parent consent and the staff is adequately trained to administer these medications.
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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