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Redmond KinderCare

Vicky Wartchow, Center Director

6534 E. Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE Redmond WA 98052
(425) 869-2084 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 5 Year-Olds
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Welcome

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

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AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

We’re so proud!

Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited–nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.

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SCHOOL-READY

Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.

Accreditation

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.

Monthly Activities

March's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Amazing Animals

Animals really are amazing, and this month the children in the Infant and Toddler Classrooms are learning all about them. We’ll read about both domestic and wild animals and base our activities and play around them as well. Besides singing songs, crafting, and talking about different animals, we’ll also bring in pictures of our pets, make our own animal sounds and movements, and incorporate animals into cognitive, literacy, and mathematic learning appropriate for each age group. For example, the older children in Discovery Preschool will count goldfish crackers or spots on a dog, while the littlest ones will keep developing their senses by sorting and playing with stuffed animals that have different kinds of pretend fur. This is a very sweet and fun unit for children in each class! 

Children 4–5 years old: The Sky and Weather + My Imagination

The four- and five-year-olds will turn their attention to the sky and explore the bounds of their own imaginations this month. Children will learn how clouds and different kinds of weather are created, and do fun theme-related activities like create whipped-topping storm clouds or pretend to be a weather reporter. Our Transitional Kindergarten class will take their learning even farther by doing basic research into how rainbows are formed. The second half of the month will give children a big chance to express themselves through art, music, and drama. We’ll use classic stories like The Three Little Pigs to spark children’s creativity and see where their imaginations lead. As always, we weave our themes into literacy and math activities, and place a focus on building both English and Spanish vocabulary. 

Come get a sneak peek of summer at KinderCare during our Open House event, from April 10th – 14th.

At KinderCare, our summer adventures are designed for learning and fun. We love taking our experiments outside, having special guests visit our centers, and even exploring our senses on walks outside or by rolling around in the cool grass. We can’t wait to meet you and show you what makes our centers special and why we would love to spend our summer with you!

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.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program

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

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!

  • Vicky Wartchow

    Vicky Wartchow, Center Director

    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.

    Year Started:
    10/1/2000
    Tenure:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17
  • Magen Rickey

    Magen Rickey, Assistant Director

    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 three years.
     
    In February 2015 Ms. Magen left for two months to care for her newborn son. When she returned she took over the position as Assistant Director. She is looking forward to having a better relationship with all the parents who are in the center and the new parents.

    Year Started:
    2/1/2011
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education Certificate
  • Fariba Salami

    Fariba Salami, Programmer

    Year Started:
    6/11/2002
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Education:
    Associate in Arts
  • Ms. Olga

    Ms. Olga, Infant Classroom

    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.

    Year Started:
    12/3/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Samantha

    Ms. Samantha, Toddler Classroom

    I love seeing smiling faces every morning what I walk into work! Getting to experience and watch these kids grow and learn is why I love what I do!

    Year Started:
    4/1/2016
  • Ms. Leticia

    Ms. Leticia, Toddler Classroom

    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 challenge. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her seven children and grandchild.

    Year Started:
    9/22/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
  • Ms. Rosita

    Ms. Rosita, Toddler Classroom

    Year Started:
    6/30/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Myrna

    Ms. Myrna, Toddler Classroom

    I am happy and excited to develop my skills to the 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 therapy with positive 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 classrooms.

    Year Started:
    6/6/2016
  • Ms. Bharathi

    Ms. Bharathi, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    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.

    Year Started:
    10/15/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Srivani, Preschool Classroom

    Year Started:
    6/6/2016
  • Ms. Preeti, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Year Started:
    6/6/2016
  • Ms. Anita, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Year Started:
    5/31/2016
  • Mr. David, Support Staff

    Year Started:
    10/20/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Sue, Cook

    Year Started:
    7/18/2016

Upcoming Center Activities

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March's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Amazing Animals

Animals really are amazing, and this month the children in the Infant and Toddler Classrooms are learning all about them. We’ll read about both domestic and wild animals and base our activities and play around them as well. Besides singing songs, crafting, and talking about different animals, we’ll also bring in pictures of our pets, make our own animal sounds and movements, and incorporate animals into cognitive, literacy, and mathematic learning appropriate for each age group. For example, the older children in Discovery Preschool will count goldfish crackers or spots on a dog, while the littlest ones will keep developing their senses by sorting and playing with stuffed animals that have different kinds of pretend fur. This is a very sweet and fun unit for children in each class! 

Children 4–5 years old: The Sky and Weather + My Imagination

The four- and five-year-olds will turn their attention to the sky and explore the bounds of their own imaginations this month. Children will learn how clouds and different kinds of weather are created, and do fun theme-related activities like create whipped-topping storm clouds or pretend to be a weather reporter. Our Transitional Kindergarten class will take their learning even farther by doing basic research into how rainbows are formed. The second half of the month will give children a big chance to express themselves through art, music, and drama. We’ll use classic stories like The Three Little Pigs to spark children’s creativity and see where their imaginations lead. As always, we weave our themes into literacy and math activities, and place a focus on building both English and Spanish vocabulary. 

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
  • Spanish
  • Farsi

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian

Holidays Observed

We are closed for the following holidays:
New Years Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Day after Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

Health and Safety

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.

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.

We have had our 3 year old little boy in KinderCare Redmond for almost a year now and we couldn't be happier. It is a lovely open plan and bright facility with really great and caring teachers. The center is flexible and will always do their best to accommodate our needs. We will continue to use KinderCare Redmond right up to Kindergarten, and the newest addition to our family will be joining the infant class soon!

- Mother

Our family has been with the Redmond KinderCare for 7 years, with both of our girls starting as babies. The staff at KC is amazing - caring, encouraging, and great educators. The staff has become an important part of our family and we’re grateful for all they’ve done for our girls!
  

- Mother

We have been taking our 2 1/2 year old daughter to the Redmond KinderCare since she was 3 months old and couldn't be happier. The teachers as well as the Director and Assistant Director are  absolutely fantastic and are like family to us. They have an open door policy, are attentive to the needs of each individual child and you can tell how much they care about the children by the way they interact with them. Our daughter has learned so much from going to school there and she loves going to school each day, which makes it easier on everyone as well. We are now about to have our second little girl and she will also be going to Redmond KinderCare. We are so grateful for such a wonderful place for our children to learn and grow!

- Mother
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