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Redlands KinderCare

Shannon Garica, Center Director

10451 Commerce St. Redlands CA 92374
(909) 796-9686 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 7 YEARS

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Special Instructions:
Across the street from Child Support Services One block East of Mountain View

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Kindergarten Only: Victoria Elementary, Lugonia, Bryn Mawr, Crafton, Mission, Smiley and (potentially Monterey)

Summer camp will be held from June 10th to August 23rd. Children will have a blast embarking in a summer expedition. Themes will include Staying Safe, Exploring the Arts, Spectacular Science and Foods and Flavors!!

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Hello! Welcome to Loma Linda KinderCare. We look forward to meeting you and your family and would be more than happy to show you around our center. There are so many fun and exciting events happening at our school! So, come on over and meet our wonderful staff and you will see why we will be the center of choice!

Shannon Garica, Center Director

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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


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?

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

Our dedicated and passionate teachers take pride in providing an excellent learning environment for the children in their classrooms. We take pride in our staff tenure here at our school! Our combined tenure exceeds 137 years of caring and loving children, but most of all we are like family! Education and professional development is an important part of our teacher's plan. We provide our teacher's with bi-annual professional development trainings where state of the art programs are implemented to enhance their knowledge of early childhood education.

  • Shannon Garica

    Shannon Garica, Center Director

    Working with children and families is my passion and I enjoy providing the best in early childhood education.

    Previous Experience:
    Shannon has worked in the Early Childhood Education field for several years. She began her career as a Preschool teacher and recieved recognition for excellence in classroom learning enviroments. She then taught PrIvate Kindergarten and was later promoted to Assistant Director. Now as the Center Directress, Shannon brings all of her exirence and knowledge of classroom management, curriculum and positive guidence to Redlands KinderCare.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "The Poky Little Puppy", by Janette Sebring Lowrey
    Year Started:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 years
    Associate in Liberal studies with a focus in Science & Math Degree, pursuing Bachelor
  • Zene Brown

    Zene Brown, Assistant Director

    Early childhood education is an important part of the developing child, and I am proud to provide a solid foundation to facilitate the skills necessary to promote a great learning experience.

    Zene has been working in the child development field for eight years. In the eight years of her experience, she has worked with ages ranging from six weeks to 12 years. Prior to joining the KinderCare family, Zene was the center director for a local private school. She has earned a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies from Cal State Long Beach with an emphasis in Language and Literacy. While pursuing her degree, Zene completed 21 units of child development.

    Previous Experience:
    Zene worked three years at a local private preschool as a center director.
    Year Started:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 years
    Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies
  • Ms. Jackie

    Ms. Jackie, 3rd in Charge; Health & Safety Coordinator

    I love to come to work for such a wonderful center that is truly dedicated in providing the best in Early Childhood Education for children.

    Ms. Jackie was intrigued with Early Childhood Education from the moment she studied it in high school. As soon as she gained the knowledge about the development of children she knew right away teaching would be her career of choice. Ms. Jackie loves to work with children and she could never see herself  working in any field other than Early Childhood Education.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jackie initially worked for KinderCare for four years before taking a break to concentrate on her education as well as starting a new life with her husband.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Love you Forever"
    Year Started:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
  • Ms. Janie

    Ms. Janie, Pre-Kindergartenl Classroom

    I love watching the children grow, learn and develop their language skills.

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 years in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Cristina

    Ms. Cristina, Infant Classroom

    Year Started:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Laila

    Ms. Laila, Preschool Support

    Laila grew up in Bangladesh, she has three children and knew from day one she wanted a career working with children.  She loves coming to work everyday to help the children learn and grow through play.

    Previous Experience:
    Laila worked with the school district at Victoria Elementry School. She also voluntereed at various sites in the Redlands area.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Cinderella" by Walt Disney
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 years
  • Ms. Marilyn

    Ms. Marilyn, School-Age Classroom

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 YEars
  • Ms. Sabrina

    Ms. Sabrina, Learning Adventures

    It's all about the children, they are our future

    I love seeing he excitement on a child's face when he/she learns what I've been teaching. I promote a positive learning enviroment for all children.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "I Love you forever"
    Year Started:
    26 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    AA in Early Childhood

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.

Awards and Recognition

  • San Bernardino County's BEST

    San Bernardino County's BEST

  • NAEYC Accreditation

    NAEYC Accreditation

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language
  • Hindi
  • Spanish

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

Health and safety is our number one priority! Our on site health and safety coordinator, Ms. Jackie,  dedicates her time in conducting comprehensive health and safety checks as well as facilitating monthly trainings for our staff with a different topic each month. Our center has a keypad entry, which requires input of an exclusive code. Our entire center staff is a certified in CPR and First Aid and has passed extensive national background checks from the FBI, Child Abuse Index, and Department of Justice.

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.

My daughter has been going to Kindercare for more than a year she has learned so much. She started at 9 months old and if she didn't come here I believe she wouldn't as smart as she is. All the teachers care for every child as if they were the it own and I love that. My daughter comes home everyday remembering things she learned at school and I feel so proud. These teachers are so great and I'm glad I enrolled her into Kindercare. 

- Mother

I normally don't write reviews but this school definitely deserves one. The teachers are really nice they know that every child learns at different paces. The receptionists are always smiling. They have so much to offer these children to keep them interested in school. One of my favorites is the cooking session on Fridays. Also if ur child is in kindergarten they offer transportation.

- Mother

My son has been attending KinderCare facilities since he was two. This particular KinderCare has been really great. The staff are all very kind and warm and friendly. I would recommend this facility to other parents.

- Mother

I have two boys that have been attending this center since they were each 5 months old. My oldest is now 4 and my youngest is 17 months. I work full time so my boys are at KinderCare for 8-9 hrs a day so I wanted to find a childcare center that made me feel welcomed and comfortable. I love the teachers and how involved they are with my boys. My youngest is in the toddler classroom and has great teachers that are always letting me know what fun activities my son has been doing. Everyday I get a daily report form letting me know what exciting events took place and what the class was learning at circle time. My oldest son is in the TK program and is learning to read. He has learned so much here, I know he will be 100% ready for kindergarten thanks to everything he has learned while attending KinderCare. I would definitely recommend this KinderCare for anyone looking to enroll their child in an Early Education Program. It's warm and welcoming and provides curriculum and and education for young minds.

- Mother

I love this school! My three year old started at another school that was cheaper and he was having serious anxiety and was crying everyday. I pulled him out and brought him to this KinderCare and he loved it! He still has moments where he cries (mostly about taking a nap) but they are caring and help him transition. I love the open door policy. I come and visit him during my lunch sometimes and they never seem inconvenienced even if he is upset after I leave. The food they serve always looks good, and pretty balanced. The staff are always friendly and happy to help in any way. I would definitely recommend this school to everyone I know.

- Mother

The staff, teachers and caregivers are wonderful and caring people. They take care of our son like he is their own. Our son loves going to school every day and they love having him. The rooms are clean and organized. We have noticed a positive difference in our sons social and vocabulary skills along with him excelling in learning. It's worth the tuition price.

- Mother

My daughter Isabel has been enrolled in the Infant room for three months. She is happy and smiling when she sees her teachers and the other children. Her teachers, Ms. LaCheryl, Ms. Nicole and Ms. Maria, are very attentive and actively engage the children to further their development. The Infant room is vibrant with colors, pictures and toys. I never imagined that at the age of three months my child could create artwork, but at Redlands KinderCare the teachers value varying activities to promote learning through exploration. I'm very happy with the staff and facility and am glad my daughter is in a safe and caring environment where she can grow, learn and play.

- Mother

I wanted to take a moment to let you know how much my daughter enjoys going to her "extra special" cooking and music classes at KinderCare. Last year when she started school she was very shy and slow to participate in class. Being an only child, I know it was a challenging experience for her. I signed her up for music and cooking classes, thinking the additional classes would not only teach her new things and promote her development, but it was also my hope that she would begin to interact more. 

I was so happy to see her begin to emerge more each week. It is always easier to wake her up and get dressed when I tell her it is music day or cooking day. Ava loves to run around the house dancing and signing the new songs she has learned from Ms. Sabrina. Often in the car I will hear her singing something new and I know exactly where she learned it. At the grocery store she will point out items on the shelf and what she made with Ms. Sabrina. In the kitchen I have a great little helper that won't let me start making dinner without her. We have just started the phonics classes and she is writing letter in chalk on the back patio, she used to draw flowers. I couldn't be more pleased with the results from the extra classes!

- Mother

I had never used a daycare system before, because my daughter was taken care of at a private in-home facility that had only two other children attend. As a result, the official daycare experience was scary to me. We visited the KinderCare briefly when we thought of putting our daughter in a daycare, but decided to keep her at the in-home facility.
However, when our son was born we did not have the same options as we once had for our daughter. We started looking at daycare centers. After searching, Redlands KinderCare was honestly our first choice. The staff was friendly and answered all of our questions.
Handing over my four-month-old son was so hard at first, but Ms. LaCheryl was there every day with a smile and a hug. I was able to take as much time as needed before leaving him there for the day. She also let me know that there was an open door policy. This allowed me the opportunity to call as much and whenever I needed.
Now that Eli is 14 months-old, he has transitioned into the toddler classroom. His new teachers are still as great as his infant teachers. He has a few dietary restrictions that they are very careful to follow to ensure his needs were met.
Furthermore, the directors are also there with a smile and offer words of advice. They are always happy when greeting me for the day. They show genuine interest in getting to know me and my family.
Overall, I am truly glad we chose this KinderCare for our son. It was a great decision. He's happy and thriving.

- Mother

Our experience with KinderCare was wonderful. All the staff, not just my son's teachers, were always warm and welcoming, attentive and professional. My son was in the prekindergarten class. He is four years in age and will soon be five.

At first, he had a few behavioral issues that his teacher and managerial staff helped us to overcome. I really liked that they would call me whenever my son was having a particularly hard day, and if I could speak to him on the phone or come early to get him. When the time came for us to part ways, he was a well-adjusted, social, and excelling in all areas. My son also has asthma, and they were always prompt with his medication.

All in all, there is truly nothing bad I can say about the is Kindercare Center! My experience has been a good one. I thank the staff so very much!

- Mother

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