Ranu Lamba, Center Director
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Welcome to Sammamish KinderCare, an early learning school that celebrates diversity among staff and children. We introduce children to learning through interactive and hands-on experiences and provide a loving and safe environment for each unique child to grow and develop at their own pace.
Ranu Lamba, Center Director
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A full-day interactive Kindergarten program that utilizes new curriculum with an interactive smart board making first grade readiness a priority.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our center is closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after.
We feel lucky to have such a diverse team of teachers who love what they do each and every day. They do a wonderful job meeting the needs of all types of learners, celebrating achievement in their classrooms, and displaying their students' artwork proudly in our school's hallway. All our teachers are STARS certified, and many of our lead teachers hold degrees in early child education.
I'm a parent and I understand how it feels to be a working mom. My goal is to make it as easy and stress free for the families at our school. I truly want the best for every child and I am passionate about providing the highest level of care and service I can for our families. There is nothing better than a squeal of excitement when you enter a classroom or snuggle from a child on their way out the door.
Ranu has been with KinderCare for eight years. She started as a Preschool teacher and worked her way up to Assistant Director and then Center Director. Ranu loves to interact with the children and teachers in her classrooms. She gets down to the child's level and gives her undivided attention to what they are doing. More than anything, Ranu considers herself as a team leader.
Working with children is a calling for me. I always look forward to my experiences in our school's classrooms each day. It's hard work, but extremely gratifying and rewarding at the same time.
Elaine has been with Kindercare for five years. She started as an Infant Teacher, then became Assistant Director. She spends time in each of our classrooms and is a wonderful support system for our teachers. You will find most likely find Elaine engaging in a fun activity with the children. Nothing is ever too silly for her!
Your whole family is welcome to join us September 13th for our community social. Summer is winding down, Fall is approaching and that means it’s Back to School season! Now is the perfect time to get a glimpse of the KinderCare curriculum and experience in our centers. Our director and teachers can’t wait to point out their favorite aspects of the classrooms. This is also a great chance to spend time with current families who stay and have fun at the social! See you there!
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.
We observe the following holidays:
Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.
We take great pride in providing a clean and safe environment for the children in our care. Our school is a secured access building with keypad entry and children are supervised at all times. We follow state guidelines of teacher-student ratios and have center management present during all transitions in/out of our school building.
All our teachers hold food handlers permits, are CPR/First Aid certified, and trained to use a specific cleaning process to ensure a healthy environment in their classrooms and throughout our center.
Our teachers are committed to maintaining this level of safety outside on our fenced playgrounds as well. We conduct name-face attendance procedures every 30 minutes in/out of our classrooms.
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 though the various training opportunities in the community.
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