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Terra Vista KinderCare

Jacleen Rucker, Center Director

11249 Base Line Rd. Rancho Cucamonga CA 91730
(909) 581-0944 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS
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Special Instructions:
On the corner of Baseline & Miliken in the Terra Vista Community

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Coyote Canyon, Terra Vista, John L Golden, Victoria Grove (Call for Others)


Terra Vista KinderCare is located in the beautiful city of Rancho Cucamonga. We are a close to the Alta Loma, Etiwanda, and Rancho school districts and transport to the elementary schools in the area. Our center is unique, as we have three infant and toddler classrooms, two two-year-old rooms, and each of our other programs has their own room as well. We also offer separate outdoor play areas for each age group.
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Welcome

Welcome to Terra Vista KinderCare, where each day is a learning adventure. We are excited that you have chosen us for your child's education needs. We encourage you to come in to meet our staff and children, and to have your child stay with us for a fun day of playing and exploring.

Jacleen Rucker, 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.

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  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

We have a very diverse staff and each one of us offers something special to give to our children. We take pride in knowing that you have chosen us to help raise your child. We have a combined 300 years of early childhood education experience. Our teachers are here to ensure that your child receives the best educational, social and emotional environment on a day to day basis. They are passionate about educating and nurturing children. The majority of our teachers either have their Child Development Associate's Credential, Associate's of Arts Degree or Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. Our Rancho Cucamonga Terra Vista site strives for excellence through continuing education from biannual company professional development trainings and through seeking additional college courses or seminars in the education field. At the end of the day, the true key to our teachers' success is their passion for teaching and their love of learning.

  • Jacleen Rucker, Center Director

  • Erica Acevedo

    Erica Acevedo, Assistant Director

    Working with children has always been my passion. I look forward to getting up in the morning and going to work. My career is a reward in itself and nothing can compare to the smiles and hugs I receive when I walk into a classroom. I enjoy having the privilege to be a part of a child's life, teaching them and watching them grow.

    Erica has had the opportunity to work with children of all ages, from infants up to junior high school students. She has been teaching preschool for about a total of six years. During those six years she taught in the Infant and Toddler classrooms, in the Two’s and in the Three’s. Erica established her own daycare at home for almost four years while raising her daughter. She relocated to San Diego and started her career at KinderCare in 2010 as a toddler teacher. Recently she was offered a promotion to be the Assistant Director at Del Mar Highlands KinderCare where she is also in charge of the Learning Adventures programs since November 2010.

    Previous Experience:
    Erica has worked with children of all ages, from infants up to junior high. She owned her own daycare at home for about four years.
    Year Started:
    3/1/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 years
  • Ms. Rosann

    Ms. Rosann, Third in Charge

  • Ms. Alexis

    Ms. Alexis, Infant & Toddler Classrooms

  • Ms. Jennie, Infant & Toddler Classrooms

  • Ms. Leah

    Ms. Leah, Infant & Toddler Classrooms

  • Ms. Danielle

    Ms. Danielle, Infant Classroom

  • Ms. Sandi

    Ms. Sandi, Infant Classroom

  • Ms. Christina, Toddler Classroom

  • Ms. Daisy

    Ms. Daisy, Toddler Classroom

    Education:
    Spanish
  • Ms. Gabrielle

    Ms. Gabrielle, Discovery Preschool And Learning Adventures Classrooms

  • Ms. Nancy

    Ms. Nancy, Discovery Preschool Classroom

  • Ms. Deandra

    Ms. Deandra, Preschool Classroom

  • Ms. Tarah

    Ms. Tarah, Preschool Classroom

  • Ms. Brenda, Prekindergarten Classroom

  • Ms. Ashley

    Ms. Ashley, School Age Classroom

  • Ms. Jasmine

    Ms. Jasmine, School Age Classroom

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

  • 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

We offer a keypad entry on the inside of our lobby, all of our yards are fenced-in and are in the back of our building, and all staff is CPR and First Aid certified.

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.

Hello my name is John M. and my daughter Mia goes to KinderCare in Rancho Cucamonga. I wanted to email today to let you know that all the staff at KinderCare is doing a fantastic job caring for and teaching Mia. Mia was at another local preschool and I felt it was not doing such a good job with her. I met with Natilee at KinderCare in February of 2014 and felt that she and the school had a warmer approach of teaching children. I enrolled Mia immediately and was very pleased with her firsr day at the school. The staff was very patient and loving with Mia; she was having a tough time because this is her first year attending preschool. Mia has improved so much since the day she started at KinderCare. My wife, Liz, and I are really pleased with the results that KinderCare in Rancho Cucamonga is providing for Mia and want to thank you guys for doing such a great job.

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