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Sammamish KinderCare

Ranu Lamba, Center Director

22931 NE 4th St. Sammamish WA 98074
(425) 837-5340 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 5 YEAR-OLDS
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Special Instructions:
Off of 228th Ave., between Starbucks and East Lake High School

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
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Our Phonics/Math programs are such an asset to our school.  Families enroll their children in these programs because they're children are excited to learn and they see an obvious growth and development in their reading and mathematics skills.  We make learning fun.

We are so excited to kick off our Summer Camp experience!  With a variety of themed units and surprise enrichments each week, it's sure to be a summer your child will never forget. 

Looking ahead… We are looking forward to kicking off another school year beginning September 4th.  We encourage families to join us for a Back-to-School celebration so that you can meet your child's teacher and other families in our school community. 

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Welcome

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

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Accreditation

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.

Interactive Kindergarten (5 - 6 Years)

A full-day interactive Kindergarten program that utilizes new curriculum with an interactive smart board making first grade readiness a priority.

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

Cooking

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.

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.

Music

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

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.  

  • Ranu Lamba, Center Director

    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. 

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ranu worked in a Montessori school.
    Year Started:
    8/1/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
    Education:
    MA ( English ) , Bachelors in Education.
  • Seema Nagar, Assistant Director

    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! 

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Seema worked at Bright Horizon as a teacher before joining KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    5/1/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
    Education:
    Bachelors in Early Childhood Education.

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

  • Hindi
  • Mandarin
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian

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 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.    

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