Bibi Jimenez, Center Director
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Welcome to University City KinderCare! Located conveniently off of the 805 and 52 freeways. We look forward to meeting you and your family. We not only offer child care for children ages 6 weeks to 5-years-old but we also drop off and pick up from Curie Elementary School, Doyle Elementary School, and Spreckels Elementary School. We are excited to show you our large classrooms, wonderful curriculum, and enrichment programs at our center. We would love to have you visit our center to meet our educated, warm, and nurturing teachers. Please do not hesitate to let us know of anything we can do to accommodate your family's needs.
Bibi Jimenez, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The teachers and staff at University City KinderCare are passionate about educating and nurturing children. The team of teachers benefit from biannual company professional development trainings. Each and everyone one of our staff at the University City KinderCare have a love for learning and enjoy passing it on to the children they teach.
Teaching and working with children has been my desire ever since I can remember. I enjoy watching children learn and grow up into young adults. Making a difference in a child’s life is very important to me. I also enjoy working with the teachers and helping them grow professionally! It’s very rewarding to know that I’m making a impact in the lives of my students and my staff.
Bibi attended Cal Poly Pomona for two years as a Liberal Studies Major. When she moved to San Diego, she changed her major to Child Development and is pursuing her degree. She currently has 24 Child Development units including two Administration courses. She is certified in Rescue CPR and First Aid for Adults, Children and Infants. She also attended a seminar at Community Care Licensing on California State Licensing guidelines. She thrives on helping her staff grow professionally. She looks forward to working with each and every one of you.
I truly love being a part of the children's growth and development. These children are in child care most of their waking hours and I want to be an important part of making their environment safe, stable and nurturing.
Katrina is excited to be a part of the University City KinderCare family. She started her Early Childhood Education journey back in 2002. Since then she has worked in various childcare programs, Elementary Schools and in Higher Education. Katrina previously taught with KinderCare as a Prekindergarten teacher back in 2007. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies and Child Development from San Diego State and a Master's Degree in Education with a Specialization in Early Childhood Education from Ashford University. Katrina is an enthusiast for continued education and pride herself on always learning. She ventured back to KinderCare to apply her education and experience to help children learn and grow as well.
I love being with the children. I enjoy watching all of the new things they are learning. The children’s smiles and excitement inspires me to come to work.
I love that I get to experience the progression of growth and development in young children. The smiles and excited faces that greet me each day inspire me.
I enjoy watching the children learn and grow. I love seeing all of the children’s smiling faces.
I love being with the children and watching them grow. Knowing I will learn from the children inspires me.
I really enjoy changing children’s lives and knowing that I had something to do with it. Seeing the children everyday and getting to know each of them inspires me to come to work each day.
I love being a part of the growth of a child. Nothing is more rewarding than knowing that you have made a difference in their life. They are the sole reason I love to teach. My students inspire me to come to work. Each day is a new journey with them; each different and more exciting than the last. I love coming to work not knowing what each day will bring. The children keep me on my toes and provide me with the experience and knowledge to become a better teacher every day.
I love seeing the growth that children go through each day. It is amazing to watch the them figure out how the world works through exploration. I love seeing the smiles on the children’s faces each day I come to work. I love to see their excitement when they have new ideas and accomplishments.
Ms. Daphne has been with KinderCare since March of 2012. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with a focus in Developmental Psychology. She loves creating and implementing creative art projects in her classroom!
I love that I am able to open the world a bit to children, to expose them to new things. I love that I am responsible for helping a child learn to write his or her name; to learn about where butterflies come from and how to plant a seed! I'm inspired to come to work each day to see the excitement on a child’s face when they learn something new or are successful at something for the first time. To see a 'light bulb' go on in a child’s head is magical!
Seeing a child succeed gives me a sense of accomplishment. I’m inspired to come to work each day knowing the kids will make me laugh.
I really love to cook. Knowing that my family and the children here appreciate what I cook makes me feel good. It gives me a real sense of pride! It inspires me to be cooking for our future citizens and the future of our world. I am inspired doing something that I love to do.
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.
Our center has a keypad entry, fenced in playground, and staff who are CPR and First Aid certified. Our center also has a Health and Safety Coordinator who helps in ensuring the safety of our center and the children within. The Health and Safety Coordinator does many things such as conducting monthly Fire Drills and Emergency Drills.
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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