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Petrovitsky KinderCare

Tammy Johnson, Center Director

14725 Southeast Petrovitsky Rd. Renton WA 98058
(425) 255-1211 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Ridgewood, Carriage Crest. (Center does not pick up, school brings kids to them)


We would love to welcome you to our Fairwood KinderCare web page. At our school here in Fairwood we pride our selves in keeping all our children safe, happy and fully engaged in their learning every day.

Tammy Johnson, Center Director

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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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Our kids are taking off!

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


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.

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.

Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)

Even after school's out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating environment. That's where our Catch the Wave® program comes in. This innovative before – and after-school program allows school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help to fun physical activities, our program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.

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 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.

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

Together all our teachers have over 188 years of experience taking care of your precious little ones. We love coming to work everyday to play and teach all of the children.

  • Tammy Johnson, Center Director

    I love the opportunities for growth and education that I have every day for myself, my staff and the children in our care.

    Tammy graduated from the University of Washington with her Bachelor's of Arts in Early Childhood Education in 1993. Tammy went to work for KinderCare as a program supervisor until she left to become a Regional Manager for the Nabisco company. She decided that she wanted to go back to her love of Early Childhood Education and also be able to spend time with her children so she opened her own in-home daycare center. While managing her own daycare center Tammy studied Early Childhood Education for special needs children. In 2007 she made the decision to come back to KinderCare in the capacity of Center Director. Tammy truly loves the job she has in caring for and educating young children.

    Previous Experience:
    Tammy ran a successful in-home daycare center for seven years prior to coming to KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    28 Years
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Terri Bush, Assistant Director

    I love my job because it gives me the opportunity to be a vital part of a system that is beneficial to the community at large and to the children and adults that are in it.

    Terri came to KinderCare after being an office manager of her family's construction company for 13 years. She decided to make a change in her career when her youngest child entered school. Terri was hired on as a book-keeper for our center in April of 2008. She also spent time as an Infant room teacher. In May of 2013, Terri earned her child development associate credential from Rasmussen College. In August of 2013 Terri was promoted Assistant Director.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Terri spent 13 years working in the construction industry.
    Year Started:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Gladys

    Ms. Gladys, Infant Classroom

    I believe that I was called to be a teacher. I love seeing children grow and achieve their goals in life.

    Ms. Gladys was born and raised in Kenya and began teaching in 1994. In 2013, she got the opportunity to move to the U.S. and decided to carry on the tradition of teaching, which is what brought her to KinderCare. She loves working with all of the children daily and devotes herself to doing whatever she can daily to bring out the best in her students.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Gladys was a teacher in Kenya for 19 years
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Dilan

    Ms. Dilan, Toddlers Classroom

    Ms. Dilan is a very fun and enthusiastic individual and brings her energy to our KinderCare toddler room! She is currently pursuing her bachelor of art degree from the University of Washington. In her classroom, Ms. Dilan enjoys helping the children connect to their daily curriculum through art and hands on activities. She enjoys working with children and their families and looks forward to watching our toddlers to grow and develop in her care.

    Previous Experience:
    Two years working in Early Childhood Education setting
    Year Started:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Candi, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Candi has been a part of the Early Childhood Education field for over ten years. She has a child development associate degree in preschool and is very enthusiastic about teaching. Having been a part of the KinderCare family for several years, Ms. Candi enjoys getting to know every child and family. 

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Child Development Associate Degree
  • Ms. Erica

    Ms. Erica, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Erica draws her passion for teaching and nurturing children from her time parenting her son. Having been at our center a little over two years, she enjoys connecting to all of the parents and watching the children as they grow and transition from class to class. Having earned her child development associate in preschool education, Ms. Erica understands the importance of education, and prides herself on providing a unique educational experience for every child in her care.

    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
    Child Development Associate Degree
  • Ms. Ashley

    Ms. Ashley, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Ashley has been a part of the KinderCare family for three years. She began her time as a KinderCare parent and transitioned into teaching shortly after. She earned her child development associate degree in preschool education. In her classroom, Ms. Ashley enjoys incorporating her unique love of crafting into her children's daily curriculum activities, which makes her classroom not only fun, but festive!

    Previous Experience:
    Three years of work in the local school district
    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Child Development Associate Degree
  • Ms. Lisa, Cook

    Ms. Lisa has been employed with KinderCare since October 1990. During this time she has worked with all ages. Ms. Lisa has been on our management team doing things such as curriculum implementation and health and safety duties. She has four children of her own and they like spending time together watching movies and going to the park. Ms. Lisa loves the time that she has spent here at KinderCare watching the kids grow up and building that special bond between herself and the families.

    Year Started:
    26 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    24 Years

Upcoming Center Activities

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April's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Growing Gardens

What better time to explore the beauty and science of flowers and gardens than the spring? Infants’ learning will focus on sensory experiences with different plants and flowers, while toddlers and three-year-olds have the opportunity to learn how to care for plants. We’ll plant seeds in soil, water the plants, observe bugs and discover how they help plants grow, and even plant a butterfly garden outside! We’ll build math skills by counting seeds, learn new vocabulary words related to flowers and plants, and as always, sing songs and read books involving gardens. 

Children 4–5 years old: In the Spring + Wild Animals

For children in the Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten Classrooms, April is about exploring all things spring and discovering wild animals! Preschoolers will look for signs of spring outdoors, make mud cakes and count the twigs placed in them, and paint still-life paintings of things related to spring. When our learning turns to wild animals, we’ll learn about the habitats and habits of creatures big and small while maintaining a focus on learning lowercase letters. 

The older children in Transitional Kindergarten will focus on project-related work and pick something to work on together. In years past, children have painted a mural, made spring parade floats, painted wild animal masks, and created a model of a wild animal’s habitat. Both of these units focus on expanding the children’s understanding of the natural world around them.

Monday April 10, 2017
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!

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

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

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

In our school we do have the key pad entrance that no one can enter with out the code. It gets changed every six months and as needed. All of our exit doors in the building have bells so whenever a door is opened by a teacher or child we are notified. Every month we hold disaster, earthquake and intruder drills.

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.

My daughter has been enrolled at KinderCare since July of 2012. She loves going to "school" everyday! As a parent it is extremely important to me to know that she is safe and happy when I can't be with her. The staff at the Fairwood KinderCare is professional but also nurtures the individual personality of each child. My daughter has grown socially, emotionally and academically in the ten months that she has attended.

- Mother

My children have been with the Fairwood KinderCare since 2008. My children have gone through the infant class through the School Age program. I love the activities that they do and the fun summer programs. My kids love going to school every day. The teachers and management have always listened to what I need and do everything in their power to accommodate me. I thank them very much for all they do for your family.

- Mother

My four children have been at the Fairwood KinderCare since 2009. Since then they have learned so much with the teachers they have had. My two oldest are in advanced second and fifth grade classes now and I know that is because of the education they got at the Fairwood KinderCare. They go to another school district but, if I could, I would still have them at the Fairwood KinderCare. My youngest is in the Prekindergarten class and loves both of her teachers. When she goes to Kindergarten in our school district, I am not sure what I will do without KinderCare.

- Mother

A few months ago we moved our 4.5 year old twins to the Petrovitsky KinderCare and we could not be happier with the the amazing changes we've seen in their desire to go to "school" since the move. The kids went from dreading school days and crying during drop off, to super easy drop off and telling us that they want to be teachers so they can work at their school when they grow up! The kids have been in daycare since they were 5 months old so it's not a new concept to them. I attribute this drastic change to the teachers, administrators, and curriculum at the Petrovitsky Learning Center.  Thank you for making it easier to be a working parent!

- Parent

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