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Rohnert Park KinderCare

Megan Newell, Center Director

6150 State Farm Dr. Rohnert Park CA 94928
(707) 584-0124 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
N of the Expressway

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Monte Vista Elementary Evergreen Elementary Marguerite Hahn Elementary

Welcome

Welcome to Rohnert Park KinderCare!  We are excited to announce that we are under new management. We are bringing back the tradition of quality! We believe in fostering whole child development. Every classroom has a special curriculum tailored specifically for that age group. Please stop by and check us out!

Megan Newell, 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.

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

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.

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  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

All of our teachers are highly qualified and dedicated to providing the highest quality Early Childhood Education to the children in their classes.  We participate in monthly training as well as ongoing Professional Development. Our teachers come to work every day prepared to make a difference in the lives of children.

  • Megan Newell, Center Director

  • Katie Watson

    Katie Watson, Assistant Director

    Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges. ~Joyce Meyer

    Ms. Katie worked at the YMCA Preschool for two years before moving to KinderCare in March of 2015. She started in the Discovery Preschool  Classroom and was promoted to Assistant Director in December. She has loved working with this company and is excited for her future.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
    Year Started:
    3/17/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Teacher Certificate for Santa Rosa Junior Colllege
  • Ms. Jessica

    Ms. Jessica, Assistant Director

    I love all the wonderful families and children's lives that I get to be a part of each and everyday!

    Ms. Jessica has been a amazing member of the team since 2005. She has taught all age groups, has been our cook, as well as third manager in charge since 2010 and is now the Assistant Director. Ms. Jessica has a keen eye for detail and is always willing to do what is best for families, children and the team.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Jessica worked at the Boys and Girls Club and at an in-home childcare center.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Llama series
    Year Started:
    3/17/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education Units, Management, Food Safety License
  • Ms. Brianne

    Ms. Brianne, Floater

    Ms. Brianne enjoys working with all ages.

    Year Started:
    4/1/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Pursuing her degree
  • Ms. Traci

    Ms. Traci, Toddler Classroom

    Traci is a wonderful hands on, go with the flow Toddler teacher. She really enjoys watching the children learn by exploring their surroundings. On her time away from work she enjoys her time spent with her daughter and husband.

    Year Started:
    9/9/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    16
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Rosa

    Ms. Rosa, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Rosa enjoys working with the Infants and Toddlers. She is very hands on with each and every child that walks into her classroom.

    Year Started:
    9/9/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
  • Ms. Kristine

    Ms. Kristine, Cook

    Wherever you go there you are!

    Kristine was a parent with our center and is now our Cook. She not only cooks wonderful meals everyday, she also helps out with bus runs and classrooms occasionally.

    Year Started:
    6/1/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
  • Ms. Amy T.

    Ms. Amy T., Infants

    I love enriching the days of the children in my care and supporting them and their development. I love being part of their lives and a resource for their families. I want my students to be happy, have fun and be engaged.

    Ms. Amy has been with KinderCare for over ten years.  Most of the families in our school age program had their children in the Infant room with here!  Families here love seeing Ms. Amy's smiling face in the morning and even more than that they truly appreciate the relationship she keeps with the children and the families even after they graduate from her class.

    Year Started:
    5/1/2003
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Stephanie

    Stephanie, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Stephanie comes to us with a handle of years experience in the east bay. She has worked with children as young as six weeks up to the age for 18. She moved back to the North Bay and is so excited to have joined our team. Stephanie is a huge help to the parents in our infant room and a great co-teacher with Ms. Amy. Our parents love the communication and team work that the two of them have everyday.

    Year Started:
    3/1/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Bachelor of Art
  • Ms. Brianda

    Ms. Brianda, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Brianda currently works part time Monday, Wednesday, and Friday while she attends school at Santa Rosa Junior college. During the days that she is here, Brianda is a very hands on sensory based teacher. She loves doing art projects and sensory activities with our toddlers. Her favorite part of our curriculum is doing the wet and messy activities and singing the theme songs!

    Year Started:
    8/3/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Currently in School
  • Cintia

    Cintia, Toddler Classroom

    Previous Experience:
    Cintia came to us with wonderful experience from the Little School house
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Catipliller
    Year Started:
    1/18/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Teaching Certifaction
  • Ms. Kim

    Ms. Kim, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Kim has been a wonderful addition to our team. She has a terrific hands on approach to learning for our classroom of Prekindergarten program. Kim makes sure that everyday is exciting and different for her students. The best part of the day for her is singing and dance to help enrich the learning which normally lasts all day long!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Guess How Much I love You
    Year Started:
    3/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Mahogany

    Mahogany, Multiage

    Ms. Mahogany is currently attending classes at Santa Rosa Junior College. Most of our children knew her before she started from her niece attending KinderCare and the amount she used to volunteers here. All of the children in our Discovery Preschool call her Ms. Mo! She is still learning our curriculum and he favorite activity to do with the children is messy art projects. She loves how their imaginations run wild and watching them learn and grow for the first time which makes her so excited to be a part of.

    Year Started:
    1/25/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Currently enrolled
  • Ms. Kara

    Ms. Kara, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Kara is full of smiles and life. She is always talking to all of the parents whether you are in her classroom or not. Kara truly builds fantastic relationship with all of the children in her classroom which really makes it feel like a big family. Ms. Kara grew up just south of here in San Francisco where her mother still lives and she has a 16 year old daughter!

    Year Started:
    7/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Sarah

    Sarah, Schoolage

    Ms. Sarah has been with us since the fall of 2015. She is currently working in our School Age program, however, with all her experience in working with younger children, she is often helps out with the Infant and Toddler Programs. She is very excited about her homework help experience and she loves continuing what they learn at school here at KinderCare.

    Year Started:
    9/14/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
  • Ms. Charmaine

    Ms. Charmaine, Substitute Teacher

    Ms.Charmaines bright and bubbly attitude brightens everyone days. She mostly works in the toddler room however she can work in all of the classrooms since all of the children love her. Charmaine loves reading stories to children and building with legos or playdough to strengthen their imagination! While she is only part time the hours that she is here the children truly enjoy them!

    Year Started:
    7/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Currently in school

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

  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

Memorial Day
4th of July
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day and the day after
Christmas Day
New Year's Day
Columbus Day
President's Day

Health and Safety

Our center has a locked key pad entrance, secured gated playgrounds, and safety bells on all emergency exit doors in the classrooms. We are a "Nut Free" facility. We practice emergency drills including fire, earthquake and lockdown procedures. Our Health and Safety Coordinator ensures safety in all classrooms by doing walkthroughs.

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 husband and I became first time parents in February 2010. We welcomed Elleree on the 25th and savored every moment of her first few months. When the realization hit me that I would have to go back to work (No!), I knew I'd have to make the hardest decision as a parent (that I'd been faced with up to that point...) when deciding on a day care provider. Many of my friends had been successful with in-home providers, but I just wasn't 100% comfortable with that. Our decision was somewhat complicated by the fact that we both commute and I (as the Mama Bear of the family) felt better/safer with her closer to me during my work day. When we went to the Rohnert Park KinderCare we had already viewed two other daycare centers and as first time parents weren't really sure what we should expect. We both immediately saw the difference between the first two and Rohnert Park KinderCare. I felt welcomed, like no question I had was silly, honored as a parent and like I was around people who not only cared for children but genuinely loved doing it!

I cried the first day - OK, the entire first month, every day when I dropped her off - but always, always since day one have felt comfortable and safe with her at KinderCare. It has been so fantastic to watch her grow with the help of the dedicated teachers and to see the relationships that are fostered with her friends.
 
We are now second time parents and Hadlee started at KinderCare in September 2013. I'm an old hand now at many of the things that used to really freak me out, but I have been increasingly impressed with KinderCare's ability to go above and beyond to take care of my children. 

There have been occasions when I have questioned things, raised an issue or wanted more information about something and I really feel like my concerns have always been addressed in a sincere way. Lisa, the Center Director, makes me feel like we are all one big family and I so appreciate that. I know that if I am uncomfortable with something, question anything or need more information I can call her, stop by her office or find her in a classroom and she always and consistently takes the time to sort out any issue. And, if she feels like she can't really answer my questions she suggests someone who can.

I know the day will come when my girls will grow beyond KinderCare and I get teary eyed just now even thinking about it. It is so hard to be away from them every day, but knowing they are safe, being loved and learning new things makes the hours of my work day more bearable!

- Mother

Our KinderCare story began almost three years ago. My son was at an in-home daycare, and in a moments notice I had to make a move. The first place I thought of was KinderCare. I walked in around 1:00 in the afternoon and my son started the very next day. We were welcomed with open arms and the love has only continued to grow. The amazing staff that I call family has taught my family things I couldn't have imagined. It truly takes a village to raise a child and Rohnert Park KinderCare is the best village I could have ever asked for. They are open, flexible, supportive, caring and knowledgeable. I know they have my family's best interests at heart. Nothing is more gratifying than knowing I am taking my children somewhere where their growing minds and bodies are fostered to the fullest. My daughter started at KinderCare three months ago and it has been an amazing experience. The staff and the the incredible environment they create for my little ones is truly unique and more than I could dream of giving them. I love the curriculum and the schedule they maintain. I love looking at the clock when I'm at work and knowing what they are doing. I could continue to go on and on because KinderCare isn't simply where my kids are while I'm at work, KinderCare is part of my family.
A BIG thank you to the staff at the Rohnert Park KinderCare! You are all amazing!

- Mother
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