Marzieh Mesferoosh, Center Director
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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.&lt;br /&gt; 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&amp;nbsp; for a lifelong love of learning and academic success.&amp;nbsp;&lt;br /&gt; 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.&lt;br /&gt; We would love to have you and your child become part of the Overlake KinderCare family!
Marzieh Mesferoosh, 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.
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.
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.
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!
A great educator focuses on the whole child development. Teaching our children how to read is good, but challenging them to become critical thinkers is the best gift of all.
Marzieh Mesferoosh is the Center Director at the Overlake KinderCare. She is dedicated to providing a positive, educational, and loving environment for all children in her care. In college, she majored in Public Administration and Child Care Management. Marzieh started her professional career with KinderCare in 2001 as a Lead Toddler Teacher. Marzieh has two wonderful boys of her own and has been married for 15 years. On her free time she enjoys reading, boating, camping, and spending time with her family and friends. As an early childhood educator, Marzieh's goal is to earn trust from family's and to provide a 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.
'The way we speak to our children, becomes their inner voice.' This quote encourages me daily that I can have a positive impact on each individual child, by speaking softly, being kind, and showing each of them how important they are.
Morgan makes a point to get to know each child in the center. Whenever she walks into a classroom there are kids running over for hugs, yelling her name! She loves working with kids and has decided to make it her career, so she's attending college to earn her Bachelor's in Children's Studies and Sociology.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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