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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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Special Instructions:
Near Marymoor Park Behind the Shell Station

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
No School Age program


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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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


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.

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:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 years
  • 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 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.

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 years
    Early Childhood Education Certificate
  • Fariba Salami

    Fariba Salami, Programmer

    Year Started:
    13 Years
    Associate in Arts
  • Miss Nellie

    Miss Nellie, Toddler A

    "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.

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Bachelor in Arts
  • Ms. Mahboubeh

    Ms. Mahboubeh, Toddler B

    Working with children and teaching them is my passion.

    Ms. Mahboubeh is origanally from Iran, she has been in the United States for the past four years. She loves spending time with her two children and two grandchildren. She enjoys working with children tremendously and is inspired by them each and every day. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, watching tv, walking, and getting together with family and friends.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms Mahboubeh worked 30 years with special need students as a special teacher and school director in Iran.
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Masters Degree In Education
  • Ms. Rocio

    Ms. Rocio, Toddler C

    Working with children is a wonderful opportunity to contribute in a positive way to our next generation.

    Ms. Rocio is originally from Honduras and has been in the United States for the past three years. She was an Executive Assistant for 17 years in Honduras. In her spare time she enjoys reading, walking and spending time with family and friends.

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Bachelor Degree in Administration
  • Ms. Leticia

    Ms. Leticia, Toddler C

    "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.

    Year Started:
    7 Years
  • Ms. Megan

    Ms. Megan, Preschool Discovery

    “Life is full of great experiences and adventures so, don’t shut the door too quickly, you never know what might be behind it.”

    Ms. Megan drove across country two years ago from Alabama to live here. She is a mother of a five month old baby girl. She figured out after getting her Degree that her real passion was in helping children. She worked with 3rd, 6th, and 7th grade Autistic children. She is looking forward to the next great adventure she will have while working with the children at KinderCare.

    Year Started:
    Bachelors Degree in Business Management and Marketing
  • Miss Brenna

    Miss Brenna, Preschool

    In life, it's not where you go - it's who you travel with.

    Ms. Brenna starting working with KinderCare to gain experience with teaching and to see if this is the path she wants to take. She has loved working here and has learned so many new things just from the children. She is hoping to finish up her degree in human studies, to then fulfill her dream of becoming a teacher. She hopes to make an impact in children's lives just like the ones they have left with her.

    Year Started:
    1 Year
  • Miss Karen, Preschool

    Miss Karen is passionate about fostering environmental stewardship in young children and providing more youth with the opportunity to interact hands-on with nature. As such, she hopes to build experience teaching children, but also learn with them to develop supportive and living relationship.

    Year Started:
    Bachelor in Environmental Studies
  • Mr. Mike

    Mr. Mike, PreKindergarten

    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.

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Master in Arts
  • Ms. Devika

    Ms. Devika, PreKindergarten

    I want my families to experience a great time as we watch the children grow together.

    Ms. Devika is a mother of two children, a second grade daughter and a son in PreKindergarten. She also works with school age children during art camps and has also been an instructor for adults at a private firm teaching design software. Ms. Devika has her masters in fine arts and also has her early childhood education certificate.

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Master of Arts

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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
  • 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 Knowledge Universe. 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!
                                  -Mary parent

- 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!
                                          -Kate Z. (parent)

- 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!
                        -Amber parent

- Mother

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