Vicky Wartchow, Center Director
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Welcome to Redmond KinderCare. Our experts designed our classrooms — and every activity and lesson — to help prepare your child for success in school and beyond. With designated learning centers such as dramatic play and blocks in every classroom, children have the opportunity for rich social play and child-initiated discovery.
You’ll also find that our classrooms feature a print-rich environment full of carefully selected materials, written charts and labels, and children’s literature. By helping your child connect spoken words and print, we’re helping develop early literacy and writing skills.
Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we’re excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning!
Vicky Wartchow, 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.
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.
Thank you for choosing KinderCare Learning Center of Redmond, Washington. We are confident that we can meet all of your early childhood educational needs. With our years of experience and the longevity of our core staff, we will help build the foundation for your child's education on a daily basis as the first years in a child's life are the most important. Our research-based curriculum and classrooms have been specifically designed by early childhood education experts in order to help foster your child's social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. The information you find on this webpage will help you get familiar with all the things that make our Redmond center such a special place! If you have any questions about how to join the fun, you can contact us at (425) 869-2084. Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we’re excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning! We would love to give you a tour to show off all of the terrific things happening here!
I love working with young children; I like seeing them grow in their first years of education and become independent individuals.
Ms. Vicky has been working for KinderCare since October of 2000, starting as an Assistant Director at the Issaquah KinderCare. In 2002, Vicky transferred to the Overlake KinderCare and became the Center Director. Ms. Vicky has been the Center Director at the Redmond KinderCare since July of 2008. She has two children that have grown up with KinderCare and are now in middle school. She looks at her Redmond KinderCare as a "home away from home" and likes to make all of our children at the center feel the same way when attending our school. Ms. Vicky is very proud of the staff she has and loves their motivation and dedication to the children in their classrooms and the loving atmosphere they provide.
I enjoy coming to work everyday seeing the smiles the children get when they see me. It is a wonderful feeling knowing that you are making an impact on children's everyday.
Ms. Magen started working at KinderCare part time while she was attending school at Bellevue College. After a year and a half she became full time and the lead teacher in Preschool Discovery. She loved making art projects with the children and exploring the outdoors with the young the Preschool Discovery children. Ms. Magen was also the Health and Safety Coordinator for the center for 3 years.
In February 2015 Ms. Magen left for 2 months to care for her newborn son. When she returned she took over the position as Assistant Manager. She is looking forward to having a better relationship with all the parents who are in the center and the new parents.
It's pleasant to come to work and see the babies reach their arms out asking to be held. The children are teaching me to appreciate the little things in life from their cute little perspectives and personalities.
Children are the future, teaching allows me to contribute to building a better future.
Before Miss Nellie joined Redmond KindCare she worked at Mead Elementary as a Para-Educator for seven years. In her spare time she enjoys reading, hiking and spending time with her family.
I love seeing smiling faces every morning what I walk into work! Getting to experience and watche these kids grow and learn is why I love what I do!
I enjoy every part of teaching and I love being around all of the different age groups.
Ms. Leticia has been working with children for 16 years in United States. She is originally from Mexico and come to the United States 30 years ago. She really enjoys sharing her time with the children and taking care of them. She loves the kids' personalities and how energetic they are. Working with younger children can be challenging at time and Ms. Leticia enjoys the challege. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her seven children and grandchild.
I am happy and excited to develop my skills to teh highest level that allows me to be a great example and role model for your child, helping them learn to have fun in a safe environment, and discover the world together!
Before joining the KinderCare team Ms. Mryna was a nanny working with a toddler who was on the autistic spectrum, using behavioral threopy with positve reinforcement, setting routines and taking turns for two years. She was also a spanish tutor and a teacher-nanny for toddler setting the month and weekly program for the child. We are now glad that she has joined our team working in our toddler rooms.
As your son or daughter's teacher it is my goal to keep your child growing and learning in a safe and comfortable environment and I will do my best to provide the best care for your little ones.
Mr. Mike has been working with KinderCare for four years, he started working at KinderCare in Renton and transfered over to Redmond KinderCare later on. Mr. Mike has also taught learning adventures and the School-Age program at a different location. Before working at KinderCare her worked for a non-profit comany at a school in Seattle where he worked with four to twelve year olds for three years. He also has worked with Parks and Recreation teaching fun programs to young children and families for eight years. He enjoys meeting new families and helping the children learn and grow in a safe and comfortable environment.
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 are closed for the following holidays:
New Years Day
Day after Thanksgiving Day
We take the health and safety of our students very seriously. Upon entering our building you will see a keypad entry with a security code that is changed periodically sp that only enrolled families have access to our building. We have three fenced playgrounds so that our youngest to oldest have age appropriate toys and equipment to play with. Every member of our staff has passed both the Washington Department of Early Learning's required background check and a national background check required by KinderCare Education. All staff are required to keep their CPR and First Aid certifications current.
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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