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Torbett Street KinderCare

Licia Duncan, Center Director

306 Torbett St. Richland WA 99352
(509) 943-0638 Contact this center

Ages: 12 mos. to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
across from McDonalds

Central Richland

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Jason Lee, Jefferson and Liberty Christian Elementary.

At Torbett KinderCare our teachers are dedicated professionals who are passionate about providing excellent care and learning opportunities for the children in our care. Give us a call today to schedule a tour for the opportunity to experience our curriculum and to meet our teachers and center support staff. We look forward to meeting you!


Welcome! We are so happy to have you with us at Torbett KinderCare Learning Center. It is not only our responsibility but our privilege to make sure your child has the best experience and the strongest foundation possible. Our curriculum is geared towards Kindergarten Readiness. From our Infant program all the way up to our School Age program, our children are learning while having fun! While you are touring our center we hope to connect with you on a personal level with the goal of gaining your trust. Torbett KinderCare has an Open Door Policy, feel free to come in and visit anytime you want. Our staff works very hard to make sure you and your child feel comfortable every time you walk through the door. We understand it is difficult to leave your child for the first time and strive to gain your trust and want our center to be your home away from home. We look forward to working with you and your child to establish a strong foundation for their academic success!

Licia Duncan, Center Director

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Our Programs

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.


Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

Teachers & Staff

Our teachers at Torbett KinderCare are passionate about your child's happiness and growth and provide a safe, nurturing environment that cultivates self-esteem. This is more than a job for our teachers, it's an opportunity for them to share their passion for life while they inspire, engage, and awaken the wonder inside each and every child.

  • Licia Duncan, Center Director


    Licia has been with KinderCare since the Fall of 2009. She is well versed in multiple positions at KinderCare. She has taught in the Toddler classroom and Private Kindergarten classroom at the Bonney Lake KinderCare as well as various management positions before joining the Torbett team as Center Director.   Licia's wealth of knowledge with KinderCare's curriculum and understanding child developmental milestones makes her a great resource for teachers and parents. Teaching children is an ongoing process for both the teachers and the children. It is amazing to see the children learn and grow on a daily basis; through the guidance of teachers, play amongst themselves and with their friends, and through everyday occurrences.

    Previous Experience:
    Licia has previously worked at multiple for-profit childcare centers, at Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP), and Boys and Girls Club of South Puget Sound.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Then Apples Up on Top! By: Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Human Development with an emphasis in Family Studies, Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Rachel Sifuentes, Assistant Director

    Rachel has recently joined the management team at the Torbett KinderCare and absolutely loves working with children. She brings excitement to the center and enjoys communicating with all children and families. Rachel's passion is to work with children and help them grasp new concepts. You will find her interacting with children in classrooms, working with staff and implementing our Learning Adventures program throughout the week. Rachel loves the outdoors and enjoys boating, picnics, BBQ's as well as going to movies and creative art. She loves spending time with her family and her son who is two.

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 years
  • Ms. Jacky

    Ms. Jacky, Toddler Classroom

    I enjoy seeing the children grow and achieve new milestones!

    Ms. Jacky moved from Yakima to Richland, WA in July 2013.  She started working at our center in March 2014.  She has over five years experience working with all ages of children and also has volunteered at her High School Daycare working with teen moms.  Ms. Jacky loves spending time with her family and beautiful daughter who is two.  When she is not working, she loves shopping and enjoying outdoors.  She is super excited to see where her future takes her with.

    Year Started:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Brittney, Discovery Preschool

    Ms. Brittney has lived in Tri-Cities her whole life.  She volunteered at KinderCare for a year before she was hired on as a teacher helping with breaks and lunches throughout the center.  In 2013, Ms. Brittney became the Lead Discovery Preschool teacher which she has grown to love more every day.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her nephew and nieces, relaxing in the sun, shopping and family BBQs.

    Year Started:
    4 Years
  • Ms. Lindsey, Discovery Preschool

    Ms. Lindsey came from Walla Walla to Tri-Cities seven years ago.  She began working with KinderCare in 2010 in our Discovery Preschool Classroom.  Ms. Lindsey is currently working on receiving her AA and continually takes classes to keep her STARS current.  She loves spending time with her family, camping, love the ocean and her favorite color is purple.

    Year Started:
    5 Years
  • Mr. Elder

    Mr. Elder, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love working with children because I can see them develop emotionally, physically and cognitively.  Children are honest, fun and most importantly they are always happy.  I enjoy seeing smiles on their faces!

    Mr. Elder has been working for KinderCare since March 2014 and is our Lead Prekindergarten Teacher.  He moved from Spokane, WA after receiving his Early Childhood Education degree from Eastern Washington University, to be closer to family.  He loves to play sports and to be outdoors with  He has an amazing and very supportive wife and a beautiful little girl.

    Year Started:
    1 Year

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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

  • 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

We value health and safety at our center which is why we have the following features: A keypad entry to the building, fenced playground and all of our staff are CPR and First Aid certified.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

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"We love having Lucas at this center because you guys are very friendly, we like the security at the front of center, the weekly reports are good. The facility is bright and clean, and the outdoor play area is good for Lucas.  Thank you all."

- Parents

I wanted to express my gratitude to the staff and the programs that the Torbett KinderCare provided for my child during her four years there.  I noticed a difference the first week my child entered KinderCare.  Her vocabulary was expanded and it was just amazing to see her mind work.  Through the years the staff presented her with educational challenges and every single day she was excited to go back to school.  She grew to truly love her teachers and school in general.  I am happy to say that my daughter earned top scores in the kindergarten evaluation given to her at the beginning of the year and continues to get high grades.  I believe that preschool and kindergarten establish a base for learning and the joy of learning.  As a household with two parents employed full time, I don't think we would have accomplished such a high-level love for learning without the wonderful teachers at KinderCare.  The teachers at my daughter's elementary school are shocked and amazed that my daughter has come through with such high scores especially since her preschool took place at a day care center.  Once again, thank you for your wonderful work and I am looking forward to enrolling my second child to KinderCare once I return to work!

- Mother

My children have been going here for almost 4 years and we love it! The teachers are wonderful and have been very helpful and supportive in helping me teach my children good behavior. KinderCare is like a second home. We feel safe and loved here. Thank you KinderCare!

- Mother

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