Ms. Bibi Carpenter, 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.
Ms. Bibi Carpenter, 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.
Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?
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.
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.
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. As a preschool and pre-k teacher she loved creating and implementing creative art projects in her classroom. Now as an assistant director she thrives on helping the staff grow and creating awondering environment for the families.
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 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 being with the children and watching them grow. Knowing I will learn from the children inspires me.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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