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Pleasanton KinderCare

Narinder Braich, Center Director

3760 Brockton Dr. Pleasanton CA 94588
(925) 846-1240 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Fairland (K-5), Mohr (K-5), and Dougherty (Kindergarten only)

Welcome

Welcome to Pleasanton KinderCare Learning Center! As an established center acknowledged by the city of Pleasanton for serving the community for over 25 years, Pleasanton KinderCare 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!

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AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

We’re so proud!

Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited–nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.

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SCHOOL-READY

Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.

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.

Monthly Activities

April's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Growing Gardens

What better time to explore the beauty and science of flowers and gardens than the spring? Infants’ learning will focus on sensory experiences with different plants and flowers, while toddlers and three-year-olds have the opportunity to learn how to care for plants. We’ll plant seeds in soil, water the plants, observe bugs and discover how they help plants grow, and even plant a butterfly garden outside! We’ll build math skills by counting seeds, learn new vocabulary words related to flowers and plants, and as always, sing songs and read books involving gardens. 

Children 4–5 years old: In the Spring + Wild Animals

For children in the Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten Classrooms, April is about exploring all things spring and discovering wild animals! Preschoolers will look for signs of spring outdoors, make mud cakes and count the twigs placed in them, and paint still-life paintings of things related to spring. When our learning turns to wild animals, we’ll learn about the habitats and habits of creatures big and small while maintaining a focus on learning lowercase letters. 

The older children in Transitional Kindergarten will focus on project-related work and pick something to work on together. In years past, children have painted a mural, made spring parade floats, painted wild animal masks, and created a model of a wild animal’s habitat. Both of these units focus on expanding the children’s understanding of the natural world around them.

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.

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

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.

Teachers & Staff

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 children's families to ensure that each child's needs are met.

  • Narinder Braich

    Narinder Braich, Center Director

    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.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Narinder worked at Happy Bear Forest as a Prekindergarten teacher for eight years and Tudo Primary School in the Reception Class for six years.
    Year Started:
    9/1/2002
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25
    Education:
    Childcare and Metropolitan Commercial Studies Degree
  • Ms. Brenda Aude

    Ms. Brenda Aude, Assistant Director

    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 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 reasons 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, hiking, yoga, biking, and spending time with her two daughters, who also grew up attending KinderCare.

    Year Started:
    6/1/1996
    Tenure:
    20 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20
    Education:
    Associate in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Lindsay

    Ms. Lindsay, Infant Classroom

    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 University of California, Davis and graduated with a Bachelor in Sociology with an emphasis in Social Services.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Lindsay worked as a nanny.
    Year Started:
    4/1/2011
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Early Childhood Education units
  • Ms. Michelle

    Ms. Michelle, Infant Classroom

    I love working with infants. I enjoy watching them grow and learn.

    Ms. Michelle has been with the KinderCare family for over 11 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.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Michelle worked as a private nanny.
    Year Started:
    4/1/2002
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education credential
  • Miss Kelsie

    Miss Kelsie, Toddler Classroom

    I love smiling. Smiling is my favorite.

    Miss Kelsie was also a KinderCare kid here at the Pleasanton site with her younger brothers. Now she is working as a Toddler teacher. In Kelsie's spare time, she loves to dance and hang out with her friends. 

    Year Started:
    6/29/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Currently enrolled at Los Positas College
  • Ms. Adejoke

    Ms. Adejoke, Toddler Classroom

    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.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Adejoke spent some time working with and supporting students with severe disabilities in a special day class.
    Year Started:
    4/1/2006
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11
    Education:
    Associate in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Gurpreet

    Ms. Gurpreet, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Gurpreet loves to work with children. Their smiling faces always put a smile on her face and they make her very happy.

    Year Started:
    3/21/2005
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12
  • Ms. Nadira

    Ms. Nadira, Toddler Classroom

    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 15 years. She has been with the KinderCare family for 14 years. Prior to her work at KinderCare, she also experienced being an elementary school teacher in Bosnia.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Nadira previously worked as an elementary school teacher.
    Year Started:
    7/1/2002
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education units
  • Mrs. Nicole

    Mrs. Nicole, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Mrs. Nicole is a huge Disney fan! In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family, friends, and taking trips to Disneyland!! Mrs. Nicole has been teaching two-year-old children and potty training them all for over 22 years and loves the challenge that it brings. She loves the excitement that those little ones get when they accomplish something on their own.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Ramona Quimby Series

    Year Started:
    8/15/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    22
  • Ms. Ashley

    Ms. Ashley, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Ashley feels children are amazing when learning something new. She knows all children are different and is able to teach them at different levels in their development. In Ms. Ashley's spare time, she loves going to the gym, hanging out with her family, and taking her dogs outdoors!

    Year Started:
    6/30/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Liberal Studies with a Minor in Religious studies
  • Ms. Mini

    Ms. Mini, Preschool Classroom

    Always be positive.

    Ms. Mini enjoys watching the children accomplish new tasks and learn new things. She feels children are amazing when learning something new. She knows all children are different and is able to teach them at different levels in their development. In Ms. Mini's spare time, she enjoys cooking, reading and spending time with her two daughters. 

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr.

    Year Started:
    2/18/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts
  • Ms. Evin

    Ms. Evin, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Evin spends most of her time outside of school enjoying those special moments with her little girl. 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.

    Year Started:
    2/12/2012
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6
    Education:
    Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Sumita

    Ms. Sumita, Prekindergarten Classroom

    My goal is to provide a literacy-rich classroom with plenty of opportunities for children to explore books and writing.  As a teacher in early childhood education, KinderCare knows that one of the best predictors of a successful reader is the amount of time a child spends reading, and I enjoy watching as these children grow and learn. In Ms. Sumita's spare time, she loves to read, watch movies, and go for walks. 

    Year Started:
    3/30/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Associate in Early Childhood Education and Bachelor in Psychology
  • Ms. Shubra

    Ms. Shubra, Transitional Kindergarten

    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.

    Year Started:
    2/23/2004
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13
    Education:
    Bachelor in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Julieta

    Ms. Julieta, Kindergarten Classroom

    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!

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Julieta worked for First Five childcare center.
    Year Started:
    7/1/1995
    Tenure:
    21 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    22
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies
  • Ms. Hetty

    Ms. Hetty, Bus Driver

    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 every day and partnering with parents to help our future generation grow. Ms. Hetty believes it takes a village to raise a child.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Hetty worked at an hourly drop-in daycare.
    Year Started:
    3/1/2007
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Paramjit

    Ms. Paramjit, Cook

    Nothing is ever too much.

    Ms. Parmjid has been a cook here at KinderCare for over a year. She enjoys serving the children a hot and healthy meal. Ms. Pamjid 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.

    Year Started:
    3/29/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3

Upcoming Center Activities

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April's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Growing Gardens

What better time to explore the beauty and science of flowers and gardens than the spring? Infants’ learning will focus on sensory experiences with different plants and flowers, while toddlers and three-year-olds have the opportunity to learn how to care for plants. We’ll plant seeds in soil, water the plants, observe bugs and discover how they help plants grow, and even plant a butterfly garden outside! We’ll build math skills by counting seeds, learn new vocabulary words related to flowers and plants, and as always, sing songs and read books involving gardens. 

Children 4–5 years old: In the Spring + Wild Animals

For children in the Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten Classrooms, April is about exploring all things spring and discovering wild animals! Preschoolers will look for signs of spring outdoors, make mud cakes and count the twigs placed in them, and paint still-life paintings of things related to spring. When our learning turns to wild animals, we’ll learn about the habitats and habits of creatures big and small while maintaining a focus on learning lowercase letters. 

The older children in Transitional Kindergarten will focus on project-related work and pick something to work on together. In years past, children have painted a mural, made spring parade floats, painted wild animal masks, and created a model of a wild animal’s habitat. Both of these units focus on expanding the children’s understanding of the natural world around them.

Monday April 10, 2017
Come get a sneak peek of summer at KinderCare during our Open House event, from April 10th – 14th.

At KinderCare, our summer adventures are designed for learning and fun. We love taking our experiments outside, having special guests visit our centers, and even exploring our senses on walks outside or by rolling around in the cool grass. We can’t wait to meet you and show you what makes our centers special and why we would love to spend our summer with you!

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.

Awards and Recognition

  • Congressional Recognition

    Congressional Recognition

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language
  • Arabic
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish

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

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.

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.

I wanted to take a moment to tell you how wonderful you, Ms. Brenda, and the teachers are at the Pleasanton KinderCare office. We have been a part of your preschool for several months now, and are thrilled at the level of professionalism, love and care you provide our children. All of your teachers and staff members have been outstanding in their interactions with us. There are a few that have stood out that I would like to mention. Ms. Nicole has been very encouraging to our son Jaitin, to get proficient with toilet training. Her patience and loving nature to keep him motivated has been very helpful to us. We can truly see the love she has for this age group, and helping them learn life-long lessons in independence. Ms. Ashley has a bright smile and positive energy that she radiates to the parents and children alike. She’s genuine in her comments and follow-up to ensure our son is always taken care of. Ms. Shubra’s sincere excitement to teach our daughter is infectious! Shreya is excited to tell us about her day, repeat the lessons learned, and get her homework started. This is a fantastic foundation for her to learn that school is fun, and there is a whole world to explore.

I also wanted to mention that we had a short time with Ms. Evan and Ms. Samita before our daughter moved to the new classroom, but even within that short amount of time, we could see their dedication to welcoming our daughter in their class room with open arms and smiling faces. They were very patient in answering all of our questions, and orienting us to the rules of the classroom.  We are also looking forward to Jaitin moving up to Ms. Minnie’s class. She too has taken time to introduce herself to us, and to share how happy she is that Jaitin will be a part of her room. This is a great feeling, and something we are all looking forward too.

And of course, a big thank you to Ms. Brenda and Ms. Narinder. We were so nervous having to move to a new city, and start a new daycare all at once. You both have been very welcoming to our family, and we feel like we’ve been with you for years!

With warmest regards, 

Payal and Benjamin 

- Mother and Father

This is my fifth year having my daughter at Pleasanton KinderCare. To start with, the staff is phenomenal! Every teacher we have encountered has been amazing with my daughter and the same can be said for the directors and all office staff. As we walk into this center every morning, we are greeted with smiles, welcoming hellos and excitement. And every night we leave with the same smiles saying good-bye! The educational program is fantastic, from the early years of learning, like how to eat with a spoon, to most recent years of reading. Every classroom my daughter attended, I felt I left her in the most caring and loving arms. KinderCare offers a great mix of play and education. I couldn't have asked for a better place to have my daughter learn to make friends, be a friend and prepare for elementary school.

- Parents

Both of our kids have been at KinderCare since they were about four months old and we couldn't be happier with their development socially and academically. Our four year old begs to come to school on the weekends and when we take vacations she is eager to return to school and her teachers and friends. Because of the warm environment she has an overall love of learning and takes pride in her academic accomplishments. We see a vast difference between her knowledge bank and friends who attend other day care or in home day care facilities. Our daughter is light years ahead of other kids from an academic and social aspect. The staff and teachers at KinderCare treat our children like one of their own and because of this it makes it much easier to go to work each day knowing that our kids are being taken care of, loved and are learning!

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