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Barton Road KinderCare

Lauren Drake, Center Director

1609 Calvary Circle Redlands CA 92373
(909) 798-2987 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Smiley, McKinnley, Kimberly, Mariposa, Kingsbury

It takes big hearts to shape little minds. Here a Barton Road KinderCare we have a full staff of helping hands and wonderdful hearts that deliver dedication, passion and communication daily to the children and families.


Welcome to Barton Road KinderCare! We hold the key to your child's success. On your journey here, you will discover passionate teachers, helping hands, and memories that you and your family will cherish for a lifetime!

Lauren Drake, Center Director

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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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Our kids are taking off!

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


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.

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.

Interactive Kindergarten (5 - 6 Years)

A full-day interactive Kindergarten program that utilizes new curriculum with an interactive smart board making first grade readiness a priority.

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


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.


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.


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 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?

Writing, Art

Teachers & Staff

Here at Barton Road KinderCare you will find a fun, energetic and compassionate group of teachers. We are each unique in our own way, but together we have built a strong and successful center where children always come first. As an organization, we encourage all of our teachers to further their education and stay current on child related matters.

  • Lauren Drake

    Lauren Drake, Center Director

    Ms. Lauren grew up in Glendora, California. She has two brothers, and two sisters. Ms. Lauren has two children, an eight-year-old daughter and a four-year-old son who have been enrolled in KinderCare since they were infants.  Ms.  Lauren has been well dedicated to her families and the children enrolled in her center.  Ms. Lauren always finds time to support her staff and meet the individual needs of all the families and children. 

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Lauren started in the early childhood education field as a preschool teacher. After receiving her degree in Liberal Studies, she moved to Virginia where she became an Infant teacher. She then quickly moved from Infant teacher, to Infant Lead teacher, then to Infant/Toddler Coordinator, overseeing approximately 60 children. After two years of living in Virginia, Ms. Lauren moved back to California and became a Director in Training with KinderCare Learning Center in 2007. After receiving Center Director training, Ms. Lauren became the Director at KinderCare in Highland, California. In November 2010, Ms. Lauren transferred to Barton Road KinderCare as Center Director. This has been where she calls home since then.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    I Love you Forever
    Year Started:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies with foucs in Human Development
  • Beth Thompson

    Beth Thompson, Assistant Director

    Ms. Beth has been working for KinderCare since 2009. She is hard working and loves interacting with the children. Ms. Beth has built amazing relationships with both our children and families here. She takes learning to a whole other level by thinking outside the box, really getting the children to engage and discover new things.  She attended San Bernardino College where she acquired her Associate's Degree in Early Child Development and her Master Teacher Certificate.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Beth has been with KinderCare since 2009 she started out as an Infant-Toddler teacher and then moved to being a center Health and Safety Coordinator before being promoted to Assistant Director.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Sheep in a Jeep
    Year Started:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Development
  • Ms. Natalie, Chef

    Ms. Natalie is always cooking up wonderful healthy recipes for the children.  Love is her secret recipe.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where the Sidewalk Ends
  • Ms. Mayra, Discovery Preschool

    Ms. Mayra loves to sing and dance with the children.  You can often find her reading or racing cars witht the children.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    I Love you Forever
  • Mr. Robert, Discovery Preschool

    You can often find Mr. Robert exploring in science with the children or discovering new adventures in blocks.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Three Little Pigs
  • Ms. Vanessa, Discovery Preschool

    To the moon and back! Ms. Vanessa not only loves children from the moon and back, but you can often hear  the children blast off to the moon for cheese! Adventure awaits when she is teaching.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Hero Dad
  • Ms. Khadjiah, Infant & Toddler Classrooms

    Ms. Khadijah loves to build and explore with the children.  She loves to read and pretend with the children.  She is an amazing addition to our family.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Green Eggs and Ham
  • Ms. Kim

    Ms. Kim, Infant & Toddler Classrooms

    Ms. Kim loves to create art and explore with crafts with the children. She has been a dedicated employee for over 10 year, the children and families adore her creative expressions.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where the Wild Things Are
  • Ms. Nisha

    Ms. Nisha, Infant & Toddler Classrooms

    Ms. Nisha loves to travel and take the children on grad adventures in the outdoors.  She is always discovering and learnin the with the children.

  • Ms. Raychelle, Infant & Toddler Classrooms

    Sing it loud and sing it proud! Often you can hear Ms. Raychelle singing through her day and the children hum along with her.  The daily requests are just songs, but for her to dance along as well!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    If you give a Mouse a Cookie
  • Ms. Marisela, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Hot or cold weather doesn't stop Ms. Marisela from fun, it just means indoor forts and snowball fights.Ms. Marisela brings art to life in her class.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The day the Crayons Quit
  • Ms. Mari

    Ms. Mari, Preschool

    Ms. Mari loves reading and pretending with puppets.  The children look forward to story-time with Ms. Mari.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Three Little Pigs
  • Ms. Salwa

    Ms. Salwa, Preschool

    Ms. Salwa loves to provide an enriched and qulity learning enviroment for children and families.  She has been providing a safe and fun enviroment for children for over several years now. 

  • Ms. Sultanah, Preschool

    Ms. Sultanah is a creative, high spirited teacher who can be found throughout the center singing, reading and playing with the children.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • Ms. Janet, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Janet is often in a far off land while in dramatic play or discovering new ways to enjoy science.  Her creative way of teaching makes each day a new adventure.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    A Bad Case of the Stripes
  • Ms. Leanne, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Leanne is a dedicated teacher.  She can be found discovering in the blocks or reading wonderful stories to the children.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Purple, Green and Yellow
  • Ms. Emerald, School Age Classroom

    Mixing and matching colors to create wonderful memories with the children. Ms.  Emerald and the children love to paint whole new worlds.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where the Sidewalk Ends
  • Ms. Laura, School Age Classroom

    The sounds of laughter can always be heard when Ms. Laura is around the children. She loves to help the children find fun new ways to learn.

  • Ms. Trang

    Ms. Trang, Transitional Kindergarten

    Ms. Trang brings learning to a whole new level.  She is hard working and dedicated to all the children.  She brings learning to life with her passion for teaching.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Rainbow Fish
  • Ms. Sabrina

    Ms. Sabrina, Learning Adventures Classroom

    From parades through the school and the sweet smell of cooking adventures, Ms. Sabrina can do it all.  She has been with us for over 26 years.  She has dedicated her life to loving children, we are proud she is a memeber of our KinderCare family.  Each day her warm smile brings children and families joy. 

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Green Eggs and Ham

Upcoming Center Activities

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August's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: All About Me and Dinosaurs
Infants and toddlers will learn all about themselves while kids in Discovery Preschool will take a look at our favorite extinct creatures: dinosaurs! Infants will look at their reflections in mirrors, listen to voices through cardboard tubes to encourage babbling, and practice self-expression as they move while listening to music. Toddlers will create body-related artwork (like paintings of their faces) and imagine the future as they pretend to be all grown up while playing dress-up. Meanwhile, children in Discovery Preschool are in for a “dinomite” time learning all about dinosaurs and their habitats, and they’ll build essential skills through fun, theme-related activities—like counting dinosaur eggs and going on pretend fossil hunts!  

Children 4 to 5 years old: Foods and Flavors, Shapes and Colors, and Alphabet Letters/Review
For the first two weeks of August, older children will be learning all about the basic food groups, where food comes from, and how to make healthful food choices. After that, preschoolers will be getting artsy as they explore shapes and colors using materials like blocks, paint, play dough, and colored water—and they’ll even take their knowledge outdoors with scavenger hunts for colors and shapes! Their older friends in Pre-K and Transitional Kindergarten will be getting up close and personal with the alphabet as they learn uppercase and lowercase letters, the sounds the letters make, and how those sounds can be combined to make words—all culminating with the creation of a classroom alphabet book. 

Monday August 14, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Tuesday August 15, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Wednesday August 16, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Thursday August 17, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Friday August 18, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

About Our Center

We are the home of quality, engaged teachers and parents.  We are proud to have you become a part of our story!

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Arabic
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Special diets

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

As a parent, I know the importance of choosing a center that is both safe and secure. Our center is equipped with a keypad entry, and a fenced playground with a gated alarm system. In addition, we require proper identification upon arrival at the center for all unidentified persons. We have a Health and Safety Coordinator on site that is responsible for daily observations that ensure a safe learning environment. At all times, our center has staff that are CPR and First Aid certified present in the center.

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.

Our children have been attending Barton Road KinderCare for 18 months and we couldn't be happier with the care they have received. We came to KinderCare after researching several different local daycare settings and we feel as though Barton Road KinderCare is the best in the area. The teachers and administration have been very caring and accommodating to our children's individual needs. Ms. Lauren (the director) and Ms. Beth (the assistant director) are very approachable and quickly respond to any concerns. They truly have our children's best interest at heart. I believe that my children are thriving in this caring, safe and educational environment.

- Father

My name is James, my daughter attends the kindergarten class at the Redlands KinderCare.The staff at Redlands Kindercare is wonderful. They are caring, concerned, positive, dedicated and loving. I feel Clarise is in the best place she could be, with a dedicated staff who are good WITH kids and who are also good FOR kids. Their compassion is evident daily.

Specifically, I must commend Lauren for her kind and calm leadership. I appreciate her so much I have given her a nickname, "Tinkerbell." I commend Samantha for her kind comments and help. Samantha made a comment recently on her observation of Clarise that touched me. I commend Beth, Shannon, Mervat, Tracy, and Mercedes for their consistent, friendly, and helpful ways.

Finally, Mrs. Shauna is the greatest teacher and person. She is everything I want in a teacher: dedicated, hard working, energetic, strong, flexible, faithful, intelligent, passionate, and loving. She is a beautiful person and we are blessed to have her in our lives.

These comments were unsolicited and for the purpose of making the upper management team aware of the valuable asset they have in the Redlands Kindercare staff.

- Father

My daughter has been attending the Barton Road KinderCare in Redlands for the last five and a half years.  She loves coming to KinderCare and often asks that I pick her up later because she wants to stay longer in the afternoons.  As a parent I have been completely satisfied with the service At KinderCare.  The staff is extremely friendly, helpful and nice.

- Father

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