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Puyallup KinderCare

Lori Caviezel, Center Director

301 43 Ave. SE Puyallup WA 98374
(253) 841-3785 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
"One block off Meridian across street from YMCA" next to Les Schwab

Neighborhood:
South Hill, Puyallup

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Ziger, Woodland, Hunt, Carson, Ridgecrest (Sunrise provides transportation to the Center)

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Welcome

KinderCare in Puyallup welcomes all to come and visit our Nationally Accredited Learning Center. Once you have met our dedicated staff you will not want to leave your children any where else. All of our team members have specialized training for the age group they work with. We want all who enter our program to feel like they are apart of one big  family. We have seen generations grow with us. Our biggest enrollment of new children come from referrals from current or past families. The education of young children is our highest priority however we include large doses of FUN to ensure that all children feel successful in the activities that promote their development. Every child is an unique individual  and with our whole child approach to learning, the teachers can customize goals to help them achieve success.

Lori Caviezel, 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.

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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.

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.

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

Cooking

The Cooking Adventures program gives children opportunities to participate in fun, developmentally appropriate cooking experiences. They will learn about recipes, ingredients, cooking vocabulary, and the importance of a healthy diet. The curriculum includes lessons on picnics, pizza, and heart-healthy meals.

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

  • Lori Caviezel

    Lori Caviezel, Center Director

    "Its all about the kids - bottom line. Everything we do is for them and with them in mind. I strongly believe that investing in these first five years is a life-long gift to the child and the future of our world.

    Lori came to Kindercare in 2008 as the center cook. She worked her way through each classroom and excelled through the company. She was promoted to Center Director in 2013 in Federal Way. It was there that she learned the ins and outs of our company and built a foundation of trust, love and friendship with her staff and the families at her center. She was gladly received at the Puyallup Kindercare in the spring of 2016, a center with an established foundation of great families and employees. She integrated with ease and brought excitement, laughter and love to the center. 

    Previous Experience:
    Mother of two adult children
    Year Started:
    1/17/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
    Education:
    Certificate of Child Development
  • Amanda Cuthbert, Assistant Director

    Amanda came to us as a toddler teacher with our two-year-olds. She lead that class for two and a half years before being promoted to the Assistant Director. Formerly holding a dual position as the Health and Safety Coordinator, Amanda took her knowledge from that job and carries it with her to be an effective leader of the center on a broader scale, with the health and safety of each of the center's children at the forefront of her mind. 

    Previous Experience:
    Nanny for nine years before working with KinderCare
    Year Started:
    1/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12
    Education:
    Certificate of Child Development, pursuing associate degree
  • Tracy, Infant Classroom

    Life isn't work living without children.

    Tracy started working with children when she was 17 years old. She has worked in childcare ever since, raised six of her own children and only desires to ever work with children. Her passion is with the littlest members of our center, the infants, and loves to share her love of music and sounds with them.

    Previous Experience:
    Church Nursery, other Childcare Centers
    Year Started:
    2/21/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    27
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Tori, Infant Classroom

    Tori has been a great consitent member of our team for seventeen years! Her passion is in the infant room as a nurturer to our youngest group of children. 

    Previous Experience:
    Church Nursery
    Year Started:
    1/4/1999
    Tenure:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17
  • Victoria, Bus Driver and Cook

    A busy class makes for a happy class!

    Ms. Victoria has worked in almost every classroom in our center! For the last four years she has been driving the school-agers to and from school as well as providing our entire center nutritious meals as our cook!!  

    Previous Experience:
    Other Early Childhood Education Centers
    Year Started:
    9/16/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17
    Education:
    Associate Degree
  • Kaylin, School Age Classroom

    Making personal connections with these kinds is why I wake up each day!

    Kaylin is our school age and transitional kindergarten teacher as well as our Health and Safety Coordinator. She initially joined us this summer to tackle our summer camp with the school age children while on a break from school. She fell in love with the children and stayed on full time. She loves getting those children ready for kindergarten next fall!

    Previous Experience:
    Nanny
    Year Started:
    5/9/2016
    Education:
    Pursuing Associate Degree
  • Sara, Toddler Classroom

    "It takes a big heart to shape little minds

    Mrs. Sara loves to show enthusiasm in her class. She is super loud and animated. She loves getting down to the kids levels and help them use their imaginations. Sara is incredibly patient and gives each child individual attention. 

    Previous Experience:
    Bright Horizons and Foster Parenting
    Year Started:
    7/22/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    12
    Education:
    Pursuing Child Development Associate
  • Megan, Learning Adventures

    "I love seeing the excitement when a child remembers something I have taught them. Being a part of their learning career is huge.

    Megan loves to show her passion and creativity in every classroom she is in. She makes every moment a memorable one for all children involved. Ms. Megan makes every family feel welcome and loved at our center! 

    Year Started:
    3/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Iesha, Toddler Classroom

    "I love my job because every day I know I make a positive impact in a child's life

    Iesha previously worked for the YMCA childcare center. She thinks outside of the box for art projects that go with curriculum. 

    Previous Experience:
    YMCA childcare center
    Year Started:
    6/1/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Kelsey, Toddler Classroom

    Kelsey is currently applying to Graduate school to pursue her dream of being a childhood psychologist. She is Star Wars, Avengers, and Sherlock Holmes obsessed! All of the kids in the center know and love Ms. Kelsey!

    Year Started:
    7/1/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Psychology
  • Amber, Toddler Classroom

    Teaching is the profession that teaches all other professions

    Amber has been with KinderCare for two and a half years. She has earned her Child Development Associate and is currently enrolled in classes for social work. Amber loves the toddler classroom and brings lots of fun to every day activities! 

    Previous Experience:
    4 years at another center beginning at KinderCare
    Year Started:
    1/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Kim, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I treat each child as an individual and nurture them based on their individual needs.

    Ms. Kim was one of the original hires at this center in 2006 and she is currently our prekindergarten teach as well as Program Supervisor. She has been an effective leader both in the classroom and throughout the center. She comes to work each day with professionalism and positivity, ready to start her day on the right foot! Parents and children alike come back long after their time in Ms Kim's class just to check in and say "hi" because she is one of those people who leave a lasting impression on our families! 

    Previous Experience:
    Nanny
    Year Started:
    4/21/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20
    Education:
    Child Development Associate

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.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language
  • Russian

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Gluten free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Special diets

Holidays Observed

Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving and Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day and Independence Day

Health and Safety

The health and saftey of children at our center is our top priority.   To ensure all children are kept safe we have a coded enrty system to monitor only those authorized to enter.

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