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Rancho Cucamonga KinderCare

Melinda Gaskin, Center Director

10191 Foothill Blvd. Rancho Cucamonga CA 91730
(909) 989-6136 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
between Haven & Hermosa

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Ontario Center Schools, Don Mercet, Hermosa, Deer Canyon & Bear Gulch, Cucamunga Elementary

It is our business and our passion to know your child's needs at all stages, from infant to kindergartner and beyond. The building blocks of our program have been created by a team of expert educators, and designed to support each milestone in your child’s development. Our curriculum is based in the belief that children learn best by doing and playing. It’s hands-on approach that has set us apart from other early childhood learning providers for 40 year. Plus, our curriculum is regularly updated to meet national and state standards, so you always know your child is getting the best care, support and education. Here, the curriculum grows with your child-giving him the early learning skills needed to excel emotionally, socially, and most important, educationally. From learning to crawl to learning his ABC's, we create and provide a wealth of experiences that develop every part of your child’s mind, body, and paintbrush-wielding spirit-the whole child.

Welcome

Welcome to Foothill KinderCare Center in Rancho Cucamonga. We are so excited to have you join our family here at KinderCare. We believe in developing the whole child with emphasizing on assisting your child's growth with their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Here at Foothill KinderCare, we believe it takes a village to raise a child, and our parent considers us to be an extension of their family (their village!). you child will not only have a safe, secure , and stimulating environment to learn in, but will have support from a team of child development experts who have a true passion for educating and nurturing children.

Melinda Gaskin, 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.

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

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.

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.

Spanish

Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

Teachers & Staff

Welcome to our family at Foothill KinderCare. Our staff is passionate about education and nurturing children. Our teachers have an average of seven years experience in early childhood and education. Together we have over 150 years experience in making a difference and educating children! Twice a year our teachers go true a full day of trainings to ensure they stay updated on all the latest researches in early childhood. at the end of the day, the true key to our teacher's success is their passion for teaching and their love of learning.

  • Melinda Gaskin

    Melinda Gaskin, Center Director

    We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today. ~Stacia Tauscher

    Maryam has started with KinderCare in July of 2007 as a Center Director. Currently she enjoys having the opportunity to all the wonderful children, parents, and teachers here at the center to provide educational experience. Maryam has been working with children in a variety of setting for over 14 years. She looks forward to working with children and helping them become smart, caring and contributing members of the community.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to starting at KinderCare Maryam was a Center Director at a childcare center overseas for the Department of Defense.
    Year Started:
    7/1/2007
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration
  • Andrea Lerette

    Andrea Lerette, Assistant Director

    If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.
    Mahatma Gandhi

    Andrea is the Assistant Director here at Foorthill KinderCare. She started out as a supervisor for an in home child care and decided to join our family last year. Partnering with families and working with children is something that she is very passionate about.

    Year Started:
    10/29/2013
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Bachelor in Arts Major in Legal Studies
  • Ms. Janice, Infant and Toddler Classrooms

    I love being able to enrich the life of young children and the ability to inspire them to be all that they can be".

    Ms Janice joined our family in 2012. She is inspired to come to work each day because she has the priviledge of watching and helping young children reach their milestones.

    Year Started:
    12/4/2012
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 years
    Education:
    Currently working on Bachelor's
  • Ms. Silvia

    Ms. Silvia, Infant and Toddler Classroom

    Ms Silvia Joined our family and brought with her many years of experience. She is inspired by waking into her classroom every day and receiving smiles and hugs! She enjoys watching them learn and grow in all areas.

    Year Started:
    3/1/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16
  • Ms. Maria, Infant and Toddler Classrooms

    I love to develop children’s creativity, and I love to hear their thoughts. I love being able to do hands on to enrich their educational requirements.

    Ms. Maria joined our family in August of 2011. She has been an amazing family member since then. She has brought all her love and passion to the center and helped many children to develop while feeling loved and cared for.

    Year Started:
    8/1/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    19 years
  • Ms. Gina

    Ms. Gina, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I am passionate about teaching my children. I love it when I see children learning something new from me every day.

    Year Started:
    11/1/2010
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 years
    Education:
    Qualified Teacher

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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

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Center Menu

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

Education and development are important, but we know that nothing matters more than the safety, security and health of your child. That’s why protection and preparedness are critical considerations in everything we do at our KinderCare child day care center.
Every staff in our center is first aid CPR certified. In our center sanitation is very big part of our operation! We have more than 29 years of experience ensuring that every child is happy and healthy. Our opening and closing safety daily checklist helps us to prevent accident or injuries from happening.
We practice our evacuation and fire drill on monthly bases to help children be prepared for emergency situation.
Our vans and buses used for transportation all are designed with the safety and security of children in mind. Although scraped knees are a part of growing up, you can have confidence that your child is cared for in a secure, nurturing environment every day.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

Share Your Story
If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

I am a parent of a child that attends KinderCare. He started as an infant and is now in the preschool. The teachers are very knowledgable and provide a very high standard care. They are all friendly and loving. As far as the director, she is great. Any issue or concerns that I may have had, have always been addressed in a timely manner. I am very please with the experience here at KinderCare.

- Mother

This letter is express my thank you to all the teachers and staff at KinderCare that provided a safe and fun environment for my children. Jasmine had attended KinderCare for five years. She started when she was six weeks and she graduated from Private Kindergarten. Mason also started at six weeks old and he is in the preschool now. They both have always been ecited to go to school every day. You can tell from their happy faces. KinderCare has not only been the place to play with friends but also an environment for them to grow and learn. I really appriciate the hard work from all teachers and staff. Teacher is one of the toughest job in the world which requires much patience and love. Staff at this KinderCare for sure have both. Thanks for all you do

- Mother
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