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
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.
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.
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?
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, Center Director
Ms. Lauren grew up in Glendora, California. She has two brothers, and two sisters. Ms. Lauren has two children, a five-year-old daughter and a two-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.
- Year Started:
- 8 Years
- Years in ECE industry:
- 10 years
- Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies with foucs in Human Development
Beth Sutton, 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:
- The Giving Tree
- Year Started:
- 6 Years
- Years in ECE industry:
- 5 Years
- Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Development
Ms. Kimmie, Cook
Ms. Amanda, Infant
Ms. Kim, Infant Classroom
Ms. Amy, Preschool
Ms. Bridget, Preschool
Ms. Dom, Preschool
Ms. Eliana, Preschool
Ms. Mari, Preschool
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. Jennifer, Private Kindergarten
Ms. Sonia, School Age
Ms. Lillian, Toddler
- Year Started:
Ms. Nisha, Toddler
Ms. Trang, Preschool Classroom
Ms. Sabrina, Learning Adventures Classroom
October 2015 Events
- There are no events scheduled in October 2015.
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
Meals & Menus
- AM Snack
- PM Snack
Additional Menu Options
- Special diets
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.
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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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