Lauren Drake, Center Director
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A full-day interactive Kindergarten program that utilizes new curriculum with an interactive smart board making first grade readiness a priority.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ms. Natalie is always cooking up wonderful healthy recipes for the children. Love is her secret recipe.
Ms. Mayra loves to sing and dance with the children. You can often find her reading or racing cars witht the children.
You can often find Mr. Robert exploring in science with the children or discovering new adventures in blocks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Ms. Mari loves reading and pretending with puppets. The children look forward to story-time with Ms. Mari.
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 is a creative, high spirited teacher who can be found throughout the center singing, reading and playing with the children.
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.
Ms. Leanne is a dedicated teacher. She can be found discovering in the blocks or reading wonderful stories to the children.
Mixing and matching colors to create wonderful memories with the children. Ms. Emerald and the children love to paint whole new worlds.
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 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.
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.
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.
We are the home of quality, engaged teachers and parents. We are proud to have you become a part of our story!
We observe the following holidays:
Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.
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.
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 though the various training opportunities in the community.
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