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Stanford Ranch KinderCare

Rhonda Bell, Center Director

2251 Sunset Blvd. Rocklin CA 95765
(916) 315-3399 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
on the corner of Sunset Blvd. and Park Dr. two blocks down from Bel Air

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Ruhkala, Rocklin Acadamy, Twin Oaks, Breen, Valley View, Cobble Stone, Parker Whitney, Analope, Thomas Jefferson, Sunset Whitney

Our center is proud to have been voted Best of the Best in 2009 and two years in a row for the Best Center in the District. Humbly, two of our teachers hold a Teacher of the Year award!

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~~Here at Rocklin KinderCare every day is full of meaningful learning and exciting activities. Children delight in purposeful projects while developing social skills and learning through play! Our children, parents and teachers agree that this is a wonderful place to be! Our teachers and staff work hard to ensure a positive and interactive learning environment everyday. We have extensive health and safety procedures and policies to ensure the well being of the children at all times. This truly is a family environment with everyone invested in our children's future. We have an open door policy and encourage open communication daily through informal meetings, personal notes to families, and parent teacher conferences through out the year. Our number one priority is the safety and education of the children that our parents trust us with everyday.

Rhonda Bell, Center Director

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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.

Private Kindergarten Programs (5 – 6 Years)

As children reach school age, our comprehensive full-day kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate, and create – all in a nurturing, small-class setting. Our team of expert educators has created a unique curriculum of reading, language, arts, math, science, and physical fitness that’s presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so children will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.

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.

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  1. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. January's Learning Focus

      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. 

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

Teachers & Staff

~~Teachers & Staff


Our staff of highly trained teachers have a passion for educating. They work each day to provide a joyful, warm and safe environment, and are eager to understand your needs and to provide the best service possible to your unique family. It is our promise that you will share in all of the joy of your child's experiences each day through regular communication with their teachers. Whether a formal parent teacher conference or a simple note home, we believe communication is of the highest priority.

  • Rhonda Bell

    Rhonda Bell, Center Director

    Rhonda Bell is the Center Director. Rhonda has been with KinderCare for 12 years.

    Year Started:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    31 years
    Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Melissa Schmierer

    Melissa Schmierer, Assistant Director

    I love getting to know our families and to build relationships with them.

    Melissa has been the Assistant Director since 2012. A mother of two boys, she understands as a parent how important it is for children to be in a safe,nurturing , and enriched learning environment. She believes at KinderCare, it is important to put our families first. She promises to provide the best care for your child.

    Year Started:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Seven years
    Early Childhood Education unit requirements
  • Ms. Bonnie

    Ms. Bonnie, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Bonnie has been with KinderCare since 2001. She comes with over 15 years of experience and is a mom of four girls and four grandchildren. She loves what she does,and it shows every day.

    Year Started:
    15 Years
  • Ms. Karen

    Ms. Karen, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Karen has been with KinderCare since 1986.She has over 30 years of experience in the field. She is a mom of three and a grandmother of two. Ms. Karen has worked in our toddler program here at Rocklin since 2009.Her warm smile lights up her room and the children all glow when they see her.

    Year Started:
    30 Years
  • Ms. Rosalyn

    Ms. Rosalyn, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    She has been with KinderCare since 2008. Ms. Rosalyn has worked with our twos class since starting here at Rocklin.Her families recommend her to all their friends.She is a big part of our center.

    Year Started:
    8 Years
  • Ms. Jeanne

    Ms. Jeanne, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Jeanne comes to us with many years of experience. She has been with KinderCare since 2010. She is our Early Foundation PreSchool teacher. She has worked in a center that was NAYCE accredited, is a mother of three, and a new grandmother!

    Year Started:
    8 Years
  • Ms. Monica

    Ms. Monica, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Monica has been with the Rocklin Kindercare since 2007. Ms. Monica teaches our Prekindergarten class.She knows the importance of being ready for Kindergarten and how much our children need to know before entering our elementary schools. Ms. Monica is a mom of two and lives in Rocklin. She is a big part of our staff.

    Year Started:
    9 Years
  • Ms. Bonnie

    Ms. Bonnie, School Age Classroom

    Ms. Bonnie comes to us from the Rocklin Unified School district. She does our after school program, which ranges from five to 12 years. She has many years of experience working with all ages.She is a mom of two and enjoys what she does.

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. December's Learning Focus

      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.

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

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
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

Our center is closed only for Major Holidays.

Holiday closures remaining in 2014
Memorial Day
4th of July
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Black Friday
Christmas Day

Health and Safety

Here at KinderCare we believe in safety first. We have two keypad entries, a gated; locked yard, and we perform safety drills monthly. We put children and safety first.Our staff is 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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If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

My two boys have been coming to KinderCare for eight years between them! We have been very satisfied with their care here. The teachers, going all the way back to when they were in the Discovery Preschool room, have be fantastic! They always go above and beyond with their positive attitudes to their nurturing qualities! I would highly recommend KinderCare to any of my close family and friends! Now that my boys are in School, the Before and After School Program at KinderCare is very good as well. They always get their homework done with help from the teachers and love to do the activities that they provide for after homework time! We love KinderCare! For our kids it is like having a second family!

- Father

The Stanford Ranch KinderCare has been a good fit for my two boys, attending this center since they were babies. The mix of children receiving academic with social and other valuable skills I believe is essential for the next generation. One of my boys is now attending second grade and he continues to do well with his studies. This center, with the help of the teachers, has given him a good foundation as he continues his education. Thank you, Stanford Ranch KinderCare!

- Father

Both of my children started at this KinderCare location when they were about six months old. One is now nine years old and the other will be eleven years old in a month, and they still go there before and after school. From the time we started bringing the kids to KinderCare the staff has always treated the kids like they are their own. The Director, Rhonda, has been there the entire time that we have and she is the sweetest and most accommodating person, as is the Assistant Director, Melissa. It has always been such a relief to know that my kids are well taken care of and safe. As Infants and Toddlers they were always kept entertained and stimulated. Once they started school it was a huge relief not to worry about our kids getting to or from school because KinderCare carefully makes sure all kids are dropped off and picked up safely from school. The teachers are so nice to the kids and my kids enjoy them as well as the friends they have developed there. After having been at this location for about ten-and-a-half years, I would recommend this center to my friends and family.

- Mother

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