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Vintage KinderCare

Arlene Garcia, Center Director

8887 Vintage Park Dr. Sacramento CA 95828
(916) 682-1111 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
at Vintage Park Square

Vintage Park Square Neighborhood

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Robert J. Fite, Maeola Beitzel, Arthur Buttler, Mary Tsukamoto, Raymond Case, Isabel Jackson, Arnold Adeani Elementary, Anna Kirchgator Elementary Bus Runs: 7:15am - 8:00am / 10:30am - 11:45am / 1:30pm - 3:00pm

The Vintage KinderCare center has been serving our community for 21 years. Our center has long-term staff and several with families of their own. We have several activities such as parent's night out, winter, spring and summer camps, as well as many other activities throughout the year.

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At the Kindercare Vintage Park parents and guardians can trust that their child will be treated as an individual learner and encouraged to appreciate the joy of learning. We recognize that every child needs support, stimulation and encouragement within a positive educational environment. Our teachers create an atmosphere in which children are safe, nurtured and ready to absorb what the world has to offer. We take pride in playing a large part in our community. By hosting family events and having community visitors such as the Mayor of Sacramento and the fire department, we encourage a sense of extended family. Call us to day to schedule a time for you and your child to visit and be a part of wonderful learning environment.

Arlene Garcia, 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.

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.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Thursday November 24, 2016
    1. Thanksgiving Break - Center Closed

      Our center is closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after.

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

Teachers & Staff

Our enthusiastic teachers genuinely care about children, and understand each child's individual developmental needs and learning styles. They take the time to help each child discover, in his or her own way, a fascinating world of play and learning. At Vintage Park Kindercare, we encourage a highly productive partnership between teachers and parents. We link parents to what their children are learning at school through monthly newsletters, parent bulletin boards, Meet and greet nights with the Director, weekly folders, and open parent-teacher communications.

  • Arlene Garcia

    Arlene Garcia, Center Director

    I truly enjoy my career. Everyday is an adventure and a learning experience for me, my staff, and the children that attend my center.

    Arlene Garcia is the Center Director and has been with KinderCare for three years. She has received her Master's Degree in Business Management, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts. She has been in the early childhood development field for over 15 years starting out as a two year old teacher. She has also taught in the preschool, infant and toddler classrooms before moving up the management ladder. In 2009, Arlene had the honor of having Mayor Kevin Johnson of Sacramento visit our center to highlight what a true learning environment should be for young children. In 2011, she received her Program Director Credential from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

    Previous Experience:
    She has been in the early childhood development field for over 15 years starting out as a two year old teacher. She has taught in the preschool, infant and toddler classrooms.
    Year Started:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 years
    Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts, Master's Degree in Business Management
  • Tia Flores

    Tia Flores, Assistant Director

    I love that I can simply give a child a smile or reassuring hug to comfort them as mom or dad leave and it changes their day completely. I love that I can be a part of their extraordinary lives, I can watch them grow, I can see that special look on their face when they realize that they have learned something new. I love that I am able to build wonderful trusting relationships with the parents and everyday they trust me enough to leave their most precious loves in my hands to care for while they are not here, and at the end of the day I love that I can share all the special moments with the families so that they don't feel like they have a moment of their child's day. I truly have the best job in the world.

    Tia has been working for KinderCare since 2006. After working in a number of classrooms, her latest adventure has been leading the school as Assistant Director. Being the Assistant Director gives her the opportunity to support all the teachers is every classroom, she is able to build wonderful relationships with all of the families at Vintage Park KinderCare and also grow in the business aspect. She looks forward to watching all the children grow and develop into wonderful productive young men and women.

    Previous Experience:
    Tia was a hairstylist for 14 years and 11 of those years she worked as a hairstylist in a children's salon.
    Year Started:
    10 Years
  • Ms. Vicki

    Ms. Vicki, Infant Classroom

    I am inspired to some to work knowing that I have the pleasure of seeing their smiling faces everyday. I know I will enjoy watching your children grow.

    Ms.Vicki joined KinderCare in 1998 where she worked as an Assistant Director but left to pursue other adventures. She returned to KinderCare in 2014.  She has 8 years experience as an Early Childhood Professional. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
  • Ms. Bounma

    Ms. Bounma, Infant and Toddler Classrooms

    Ms. Bounma has been working with children in a preschool setting for nine years. I have taken many early childhood education courses and she loves caring for infants and toddlers. They bring her lots of joy and she loves watching them grow and develop. Ms. Bounma is a mother of two. Her oldest is nine years old and her youngest is two years old. She looks forward to working with you and your children and getting to know them. She is thankful she is here to be a part of the children's development.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Bounam owned and operated her own childcare.
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
  • Ms. Van

    Ms. Van, Toddler Classroom, Bus Driver

    I am excited to be a part of KinderCare's team and success. My goal as a teacher is not only to educate children, but to guide and motivate them as well. I believe that children learn through experiences, so in order for this to happen, they need to be able to explore and express themselves in an enriched environment. Children unfold naturally and grow at their own individual pace. As a teacher, I am encouraged to provide opportunities that are safe and developmentally appropriate to help children learn and grow.

    Ms. Van graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development. Her knowledge and experience in Early Childhood Education has provided her with the skills and trainings necessary to meet the needs of children and families.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to KinderCare Ms. Van worked with School Age children in an after school program for four years and a tutoring center for one year. She is also currently volunteering at the UC Davis Children’s Hospital in the Child Life Department in her free time.
    Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development
  • Ms. Ashia

    Ms. Ashia, Preschool Classroom

    We are going to have an amazing year, so be ready to watch your child enjoy coming to school to learn. I will be teaching and challenging your child to their fullest potential.

    Ms. Ashia is excited to be teaching children as well as watching them learn. She has a very strong passion for children and loves seeing that they can learn while having fun. She currently has 15 Early Childhood Education units, and is working towards obtaining her degree in Early Childhood Education.

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Pursuing Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Juanita

    Ms. Juanita, Preschool Classroom

    What I love most about teaching is I have the ability to help children achieve their best. I am inspired to come to work knowing that there is another day of learning and exploring with the children. They always bring a smile to my face when they greet me.

    Ms. Juanita joined KinderCare in 2008 where she worked as the Discovery Preschool Teacher but left to pursue other opportunities in the childcare field. She returned to KinderCare in 2014 where she found herself in the hands of the Infants and the Discovery Preschool classes where she knows her heart has always been.  She has 12 years experience as an Early Childhood Professional.

    Year Started:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
  • Ms. Liza

    Ms. Liza, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Liza has been a part of Kindercare since August 2011. Before that, she lived in San Jose, California where she studied Child Development at Deanza College, worked as a nanny, and worked at a private preschool for two years. She loves implementing stretching and dancing into the everyday learning with her class.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Liza worked as a nanny, a dance instructor and a teacher.
    Year Started:
    15 Years
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Laura

    Ms. Laura, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love my job because of the opportunity it gives me to make a difference in a child's life and gives them an opportunity to make a difference in mine.

    Ms. Laura has been with Kindercare for almost a year. Her experience and child development education helps her toward her passion in working with children. She makes it a point to help each child and their uniqueness feel part of the class. She allows the children to learn and helps them in their journey towards Kindergarten. She offers a fun and quiet learning environment.

    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Mai

    Ms. Mai, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I am honored to be working with your children. My goal to make sure your child is always learning and having fun learning. Working together as a community, we will succeed to being the best of the best.

    Ms. Mai completed her Early Childhood Education courses at both Chico State and American River College. She has a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Development.
    Ms. Mai grew up in a little town called Olivehurst in Marysville. She now lives in Rancho Cordova with her husband and two children.

    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Bachelors Degree Early Childhood Development
  • Ms. Rachael

    Ms. Rachael, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love to be creative and enjoy participating in activities with the children. The pleasure of working side by side with them on their journey of learning is what inspires me to come to work each day.

    Year Started:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Ally

    Ms. Ally, School Age Classroom

    I am excited to be able to share in the process of contributing to your child's growth and development.

    Ally has been a teacher since 2012 and a nanny since 2006. She always loved children and has a special bond with them. After high school, she attended Cosumnes River College for Early Childhood Education. She is currently working on obtaining her AA Degree, in hopes that this will further her in her abilities to teach, love, and care for children.

    Ally spends most of her free time with her family and friends.  Her favorite hobby is music and singing. She also enjoys scrapbooking crafting.

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
  • Ms. Chavi

    Ms. Chavi, School Age Classroom

    Seeing the children smile and hug me when I walk into the classroom gives me a great feeling.

    Previous Experience:
    Before joining KinderCare, Ms. Chavi was a parent volunteer in a preschool program.
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
  • Mr. Rocky

    Mr. Rocky, School Age Classroom

    What I love most about teaching is feeling like I can make a difference in a child's life.

    Mr. Rocky is motivated to be a positive influence in his students lives by opening their minds to new ideas and constructing knowledge that will benefit them in the future. Mr. Rocky feels that education is the stepping stone to their future. 

    Year Started:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Zekesha

    Ms. Zekesha, School Age Classroom & Cook

    When on the bus to and from school, I truly enjoy the conversations we have. Their minds are always going and it is interesting to hear about their days at Elementary School.

    Ms. Zekesha has been with KinderCare for 16 years. She enjoys cooking and driving so for now she will teach your children how to eat healthy and get them to and from school safely. Being a parent volunteer is what got her interested in working with children professionally.

    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
  • Ms. Eryn

    Ms. Eryn, Learning Adventures Classroom

    Ms. Eryn has been working with children for the past seven years and has taught gymnastics, dance and swimming to all ages. Her choreography has showcased on Folsom’s Three Stages, and she herself has performed there as well. She has had a variety of experience teaching children fundamental language skills including teaching English to children in Naples, Italy. She loves teaching children to dance, move, sing and explore the world around them by guiding them through exciting lessons. She is currently continuing her education in the Early Childhood Education field as well as studying non-profit business.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Eryn has has a wealth of experience having worked in so many roles as a nanny and personal assistant, a gymnastics and swim instructor, a choreographer at Folsom Lake College, and an English as a Second Language teacher in both Sacramento and Italy.

October 2016 Events

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  1. Monday October 10, 2016
    1. Professional Development Day - Center Closed

      Two times each year we dedicate a day for our staff's professional development to further their training and better equip them for the care of your child. The center will be closed on this day for training to occur. If you have questions or would like to request further details, please contact your local Center Director.

  2. Tuesday October 18, 2016
    1. Join Our Community Social

      Your entire family is welcome to join us October 18th for our community social. Come see how family-style dining is done at our center, mingle with other families, and, best of all, enjoy a healthy snack with your child!  

      You’ll better understand how we turn our meals into learning experiences and encourage the children to try new foods, practice table manners, use utensils, and simply enjoy a great meal and good company! See you there!

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

  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish
  • Laos

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • 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

The safety of our children is our number one concern. We have a secure entry with a key pad for entry by authorized parents and family members. Our staff is CPR & first aid certified. Our school is also on the federal food program.

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.

The staff and teachers at Vintage Park KinderCare truly care about their students and their families. The Center Director, Arlene, and Assistant Director, Tia are both highly qualified, knowledgeable, professional, and friendly and sincerely care about the well-being of your kids. Their professional acumen is passed on to the rest of the staff, from the teachers to infant care to the shuttle drivers. Arlene and Tia always see to it that the needs of their students and families are taken care of. I accredit my son's easy transition to Kindergarten, partly to their Pre-K program which really prepared him for reading, numbers, listening to instructions and proper social skills. Depending on the schedule you choose for your child(ren) the fees you pay may include breakfast, lunch, snack times, bus rides. Prior to enrolling at KinderCare I've shopped around and felt they were a VERY good peace of mind that my kids are in a safe and clean learning environment. Their bus service to and from school is always punctual as they enforce schedules and allow ample time for transport and traffic. Although the building is a bit older and dated, it is well maintained, always kept sanitary and constant hand washing is encouraged. There are 2 separate rooms for infants and toddlers; however, the school age area has an "open air" feeling with partitions and sections to separate classes. There are outdoor play areas including a playground, basketball court and a water fountain for those hot days. There is a locked security door which requires an access code and sign-in for all visitors. Safety has never been an issue for me. During the Summer they also offer Summer Day Camp for a fee with daily activities and several local field trips. It's a great cost effective way to keep your kids busy over the Summer for busy working parents. My kids always look forward to Summer Camp with KinderCare. Overall a nice, well staffed and managed facility to bring your kids to. I feel that the best part of Vintage Park KinderCare is the friendly and caring professional staff!

- Parents

With all of the recent cuts and threats made to childcare funding through the state and with all of the increased difficulties that have arisen with the economy, it is truly hard to provide all the basic necessities for one’s family. I wanted to express my sincerest gratitude for KinderCare and their staff. I am a single mother who diligently works to provide for my family and it is hard to be away from my children as much as full time employment requires. KinderCare’s staff has consistently gone above the mark with the care, education, and guidance they provide for my sons. To know my children are with teachers who genuinely care about them and my family really does make a difference. I am, as well as many others, also pleasantly surprised and impressed with the integrity and concern Arlene has shown with the recent cuts that were made to their stage three families. With the educational curriculum, special family activity nights, parent night outs, consistent communication with parents regarding changes or fees, and the ongoing human interaction and approach to every families differing needs – Arlene has been diligent in ensuring that KinderCare continues to raise the bar for early childhood education facilities. I am personally impressed with the care my youngest sons teacher Miss. Bounma, Miss Erika, and Miss Laura provides. Due to personal family challenges and circumstances which at times require a lot of adjustment from my young son, sometimes he has a really difficult time being away from home. Miss. Laura along with many other of the staff, show continued patience and affection for my son. From being mindful to his daily health needs, to making sure he is always in a clean change of clothes, to providing fun activities in class – I know he is being cared for all around. Each and every staff member acknowledges my son as an individual - with all that encompasses. I know how hard this kind of work can be day in and day out and that for the most part people in this field are underappreciated – but I want KinderCare to know that what you all do is undoubtedly invaluable. Thank you from my family, from our hearts- for providing a safe, educational environment for my children – with staff who are sincere and genuine - who value family as much as I do.

- Mother

I am the mother of four children who attend the Vintage Park KinderCare Learning Center and I would like to express my gratitude towards them. My children have been with this center for 5 1/2 years and I cannot begin to thank Vintage Park KinderCare and its staff enough for all that they do. They love my children like they are their own and they make them feel special. They work very hard to make sure that my child’s transition from one class to another is as easy and enjoyable as possible. I am more than confident in the center and its staff. I thank them for the peace of mind they give me, that allows me to go to work each day, knowing they are in good hands. They have become our extended family. Not only does Vintage Park KinderCare provide great child care, but they also teach my children basic education, manners, and help them develop interpersonal skills. They truly go above and beyond my expectations of quality and care. Thank you again Vintage Park KinderCare and staff.

- Mother

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