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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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Special Instructions:
off Santa Rita Rd & Pimlico just past McDonald's

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Fairland & Mohr (K-5); Dougherty(Kindergarten only)

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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, 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

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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.

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.

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  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

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.

  • Narinder Braich

    Narinder Braich, Center Director

    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.

    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 Years
    Education:
    ChildCare and Metropolitan Commercial Studies Degree
  • Ms. Brenda Aude

    Ms. Brenda Aude, Assistant Director

    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.

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

    Ms. Kristie, Third in Charge, Learning Adventures (Phonics) Classroom

    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.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Kristie worked as a student lab teacher at San Jose State University and for Kids Klub child center.
    Year Started:
    7/1/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Child and Adolescent Development
  • 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 UC Davis and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree 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:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Sociology, 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 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.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Michelle worked as a private nanny.
    Year Started:
    4/1/2002
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 Years
    Education:
    Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • 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:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Amanpreet

    Ms. Amanpreet, Toddler Classroom

    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.

    Year Started:
    4/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • 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:
    3/21/1995
    Tenure:
    21 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 Years
  • 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 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.

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

    Ms. Hetty, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    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.

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

    Ms. Halai, Preschool Classroom

    Every child is special and unique and that is why I enjoy working with them.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Halai worked for four years in an elementary school.
    Year Started:
    4/24/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Shubra

    Ms. Shubra, Prekindergarten Classroom

    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:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree, Early Childhood Education Units
  • Ms. Celina

    Ms. Celina, Prekindergarten Classroom, Program Specialist

    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.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Celina worked for three years in a Christian school as a second grade teacher. She also worked as a School Age teacher at a private school for two years.
    Year Started:
    8/10/2004
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Education:
    Associate's of Art Degree in Early Childhood Education, Bachelor's Degree in Biology
  • Ms. Julieta

    Ms. Julieta, Private 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:
    18 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies
  • Ms. Nasim

    Ms. Nasim, Cook

    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.

    Year Started:
    5/1/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years

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.

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.

This is my fifth year having my daughter at KinderCare Pleasanton. 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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