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Overlake KinderCare

Batool Mazhar, Center Director

2060 152nd Ave. Northeast Redmond WA 98052
(425) 644-4686 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 6 YEAR-OLDS
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Special Instructions:
off 24th & 152nd Near Sears beside the SilverCloud Inn

Welcome

Welcome to Overlake KinderCare supporting the Redmond and Bellevue communities for over 10 years. Our friendly team of child care professionals look forward to meeting and getting to know you and your child.<br /> Our staff provides a safe, nurturing and loving environment for your infant and toddler to establish a strong bond between home and school. The teachers continue to build a foundation for your Preschool through Pre- Kindergarten  for a lifelong love of learning and academic success. <br /> Our building is designed as a school setting with individual classrooms that are bright and full of natural light. We enjoy our outside time with two large playground areas.<br /> We would love to have you and your child become part of the Overlake KinderCare family!

Batool Mazhar, Center Director

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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.

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

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.

Teachers & Staff

All of our staff are hands on and ready to go each day! They all greet your child with a loving smile and warm hug. The teachers here at Overlake KinderCare are all dedicated in making sure your children gets the right educational start they need!

  • Batool Mazhar

    Batool Mazhar, Center Director

    <blockquote> <p>As a center director I enjoy educating children, partnering with families and leading staff so that every child can reach their potential.</p> </blockquote>

    Batool Mazhar is the Center Director at the Overlake KinderCare in Redmond. She is dedicated to providing a positive, educational, and loving environment for all children in her care. In college, she majored in Applied Psychology and Social Work. Ms. Batool  started her professional career with KinderCare in 2007 as an Assistant Director. She has two wonderful boys of her own and has been married for 28 years. In her free time she enjoys reading, music, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.<br /> <span face="">As an early childhood educator, Ms. Batool's goal is to earn trust from families and to provide a safe secure place where children can grow emotionally, socially, intellectually, and physically. She wants to provide your children with a strong and positive learning experience that focuses on each child as a unique individual and to help them build up their self-esteem and to demonstrate respect for others. She reaches out to each one of the families daily. She is very high energy and loves working with the children especially the younger children. She is always so positive and ready to go. She loves watching the children come in and watching them grow!  </span>

    Previous Experience:
    Previous to joining KinderCare, I was busy raising two boys and volunteering in the Mercer Island School District.
    Year Started:
    4/28/2008
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts Degree in Applied Psychology and Social Work and ECE credits in Child Developement
  • Aurora-Bree Dahlberg

    Aurora-Bree Dahlberg, Assistant Director

    <blockquote> <p>I &nbsp;love coming to work everyday to see the most beautiful smiling faces. The children keep me laughing and having fun through out the whole day. I just loves being a part of their everyday life and watching them grow and develop into wonderful children. They make coming to work easy!</p> </blockquote>

    &nbsp;Aurora-Bree is always so energetic and loving to all the children. She loves to work in every classroom and always puts the children's needs first. Aurora-Bree is also our Learning Adventure teacher. She works individually with children on phonic and math. It is wonderful to see all the passion Aurora-Bree has for teaching. She is always challenging the children and making learning fun!

    Previous Experience:
    I worked at the University of Oregon as a Camp Counsler for childrens summer camps. Then I was hired on full time at The Arc of Lane County where I worked for 4 years as a manager of their child care program.
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 years
    Education:
    Associates Degree in Child Developement
  • Ms. Deeba

    Ms. Deeba, Discovery PreSchool

    I love working with children. They are not the only ones learning, they are also teaching me. They amaze me on how fast the learn things and how caring they can be to each other.

    Ms. Deeba is a very caring teacher. She works so hard to make sure everything is done perfectly. Ms. Deeba is always introducing new activities and ideas to make her classroom fun! She loves to play and teach with the children.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Deeba was previously a stay at home mom.
    Education:
    Human Rights Degree
  • Ms. Totka

    Ms. Totka, Infant

    I love to see the babies growing before my eyes.

    Ms. Totka works so hard in her Infant classroom. She is always teaching and playing with the children. She has a lot of passion and energy. She knows each one of the children like they were her own. She goes above and beyond everyday for the children and families.

    Previous Experience:
    In Bulgaria, Ms. Totka taught high school for 22 years.
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 years
    Education:
    Masters in Education
  • Ms. Debbie

    Ms. Debbie, PreKindergarten

    I enjoy being able to interact with children and watch as they develop. The opportunity to work with children inspires me on a daily basis.

    Ms. Debbie is a great teacher. She inspires and encourages the children to grow to their fullest. She guides them along the path of becoming Kindergarteners. Ms. Debbie is truly loved by each child that comes to her classroom. They never want to leave her. She is a great inspiration and teacher!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Debbie has taught at numerous schools in the last 28 years.
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts of Education
  • Ms. Sindy

    Ms. Sindy, Preschool

    Teaching is a rewarding profession! I love seeing what the children are capable of and how lovable they are. Every child is unique and responds to activities differently. Their uniqueness makes each day full of surprises.

    Ms. Sindy takes ordinary to extraordinary. She works so hard to insure each child learns something new each day. Her high energy and positive attitude keeps the children always moving and having fun. Ms. Sindy is wonderful to work with and learn from not only as a child but to another teacher. She helps the children grow into great preschoolers!

    Years in ECE industry:
    4 years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education Degree, Washington State Teaching Certificate
  • Ms. Dzhessica

    Ms. Dzhessica, Toddler

    I love watching the children grow, it makes me so happy.

    Dzhessica is a wonderful teacher with a lot of passion. She has a high energy level and has fun playing with the children. She is all about having fun and learning while you do it. She is always coming up with new exciting things to do in the classroom. Dzhessica is always going above and beyond for our families and children. She has an up beat positive attitude that is contagious.  

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Dzhessica worked at Exceed learning centers for 2 years as a teacher. She also worked at Tiggerific for about a year as a teacher.
    Years in ECE industry:
    3.5 years

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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

  • American Sign Language
  • Arabic
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish
  • Farci, Bulgarian, Russian

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Gluten free
  • Vegetarian

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

Safety is our top priority. We pride ourselves on providing a safe environment for all the children in our care. We are a secure facility which requires a keypad code to enter our building and fenced in and age appropriate playgrounds. Additionally, we have a health and safety coordinator at our school that ensures and checks the safety of our school daily. All of our teachers are 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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I absolutely love KinderCare - Overlake. My both daughters have been here. The changes that have been made to the curriculum recently are all added bonus to an already a great place! I am impressed with the amount of activities (even for toddlers) that are being done: nursery rhymes time, art, circle time. I can clearly see difference in my daughter's activity level even within a few weeks of joining KinderCare.
 
Recommend very highly. Great Location + a truly caring staff - a winning combo!

- Parent

Our family started at your center in October of this year and we have been very satisfied with quality of care and attention you have afforded the children. We have been to a number of childcare facilities before but I am thoroughly impressed by yours.&amp;amp;nbsp; The director and the staff are very welcoming, hard working, and cooperative.&amp;amp;nbsp; The teachers all genuinely care for the children and always know the right balance of discipline and TLC.&amp;amp;nbsp; The facilities are clean and organized and every wall is decorated with fun pictures and art work.&amp;amp;nbsp; I love how we get the daily report cards&amp;amp;nbsp; that tells me what&amp;amp;nbsp;my child&amp;amp;nbsp;has been learning about in class that day so I can talk to him about what he has learned that day.&amp;amp;nbsp; I'm also impressed by the extra events organized such as parent teacher conferences, picture day, etc.&amp;amp;nbsp; I always feel comfortable dropping of my kids at Overlake&amp;amp;nbsp;Kindercare because I know they will be in good hands!&amp;lt;br /&amp;gt; &amp;lt;br /&amp;gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;

- Parent

My childs name is Brittany and her teacher is Ms. Vian. Brittany has been with KinderCare for almost 3 months. I just wanted to let you know how much i appreciate everything Ms. Vian has done to help Brittany to improve her skills and personality.&amp;lt;br /&amp;gt; When Brittany went to kinderCare, she was a shy girl and knew little about spanish and numbers. Now, after studing with Ms. Vian, she is not shy anymore and can count to one hundred and speak Spanish (of course English too.) Yesterday evening, she even can read a kids book for me at home. I am so excited. She definitely couldn’t have done it without Ms. Vian.&amp;lt;br /&amp;gt; Ms. Vian has helped build the foundation for Brittany. The impact of her help is so significant. I truly can not thank Ms. Vian enough and will be forever greatful.&amp;lt;br /&amp;gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;

- father

I was a stay at home mom with my daughter for the first three years of her life. &amp;amp;nbsp;It killed me to have to go back to work and leave her with someone other than a family member watching her for the first time, and my daughter's safety and happiness were the most important things to me in looking for a good child care program.&amp;lt;br /&amp;gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;&amp;lt;br /&amp;gt; It took some time for her to adjust to her first year, but the staff at Kindercare in Overlake was so helpful in helping her adjust, and supporting her to make new friends her age. &amp;amp;nbsp;I remember the first day that I dropped her off and instead of clinging to my leg and begging me not to leave- she practically shoved me out of the way so that she could say hello to her friends. &amp;amp;nbsp;It was right then that I knew that I made the right choice about who to watch my child.&amp;lt;br /&amp;gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;&amp;lt;br /&amp;gt; My daughter's teachers have been wonderful. &amp;amp;nbsp;The curriculum is smart- her teachers make learning really fun for her and she is coming home everyday with something new that she learned in Kindercare. &amp;amp;nbsp;I really feel like all the staff has taken the time to get to know my daughter, and really meet her at her needs. &amp;amp;nbsp;I have come to pick my daughter and observed how the teachers are with my daughter and all of the other kids. &amp;amp;nbsp;The staff at Kindercare really do love kids, there is just no other way to put it. &amp;amp;nbsp;They genuinely care about the children and really actively interact with all the kids- definitely makes me feel comfortable knowing that my daughter's safety comes first.&amp;lt;br /&amp;gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;&amp;lt;br /&amp;gt; I would recommend Overlake Kindercare to any of my friends with kids. &amp;amp;nbsp;It has been more than just a daycare or preschool- but a second home to my daughter and there is nobody else outside of the family I would trust to watch my little girl.&amp;lt;br /&amp;gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;&amp;lt;br /&amp;gt; &amp;lt;br /&amp;gt; &amp;lt;br /&amp;gt; &amp;lt;br /&amp;gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;

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