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San Dimas-Foothill KinderCare

Ms. Roxanne Munoz, Center Director

455 East Foothill Blvd. San Dimas CA 91773
(909) 599-0597 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
between San Dimas Canyon Rd & San Dimas Ave

Neighborhood:
San Dimas, La Verne and Glendora

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Southerland, Oak Mesa, , Allen Ave., Ekstrand, Shull, LaVerne Heights

We are so excited to announce our new
Interactive Kindergarten program.
Our innovative kindergarten program prepares your child to be a confident first grader. We start with a nurturing, small-class setting where teachers encourage children to explore, communicate and create. Then we add reading, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, and physical fitness- complete with lessons designed to work with an interactive whiteboard. This program is guaranteed to keep your child interested and challenged every step of the way.

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Welcome

Welcome to KinderCare San Dimas- Foothill, I am so proud to have you consider our center for your child's early childhood educational program.
Here at KinderCare we believe learning is meant to be a natural, joyful experience. Our goal is to help your child develop socially, emotionally, physically, and most important, intellectually.
Here, your son or daughter will find a rich, nurturing environment where learning is fun, the curriculum grows as skills increase, and passionate teachers turn every learning moment into a positive experience. It is truly a place where you can be confident your child will thrive.
We are fully committed to providing our children and families with the highest level of quality care.
We look forward to meeting  and partnering with you to
provide your child with the best foundational start possible.

Ms. Roxanne Munoz, 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.

Private Kindergarten Programs (5 – 6 Years)

As children reach school age, our comprehensive full-day kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate, and create – all in a nurturing, small-class setting. Our team of expert educators has created a unique curriculum of reading, language, arts, math, science, and physical fitness that’s presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so children will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.

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.

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.

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.

Spanish

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?

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Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Tuesday September 13, 2016
    1. “All About Me” Community Social

      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!

Teachers & Staff

Our teachers are here to ensure that your child receives the best educational, social and emotional environment on a day to day basis. They are passionate about educating and nurturing children. We are committed to ensuring that we hire and retain the best teaching staff possible. Our teachers are fully qualified, with a Child Development Associate permit or equivalent, and are completing higher degree programs in ECE or Child Development. KinderCare strives for excellence through continuing education with  professional development trainings in addition to tuition reimbursement for teaching staff that continue their education and development . At the end of the day, the true key to our teachers' success is found in their passion for teaching and their own love of learning.

  • Ms. Roxanne Munoz

    Ms. Roxanne Munoz, Center Director

    Act as if what you do matters. It does.

     

    My name is Roxanne Munoz, I have been in the ECE field for over 24 years. This is the only field of work that I have every been interested in being a part of. Children bring me such joy, and I find them to be the most important thing I can invest myself into. I have had the privilege of working as a teacher, and have truly found my purpose in leadership. My job is a joy to me, and every day offers something new.

    I am happily married for over 19 years, and am the proud mother of three wonderful children. Being a mom is my most valued role on this earth. I ensure that every child in my care is treated with the greatest amounts of love, care and attention we could possibly provide. I pride myself in making sure that when families drop off each day, that they leave with peace of mind that their child is in the most loving, nurturing and safest learning environment possible. We will partner with you to make this a second home for the entire family.

    Previous Experience:
    Teachers Aid/ Los Angeles Unified School District Pre-Kindergarten Teacher/ Private School Pre-Kindergarten Teacher / KinderCare Assistant Director/ KinderCare Center Director
    Year Started:
    1/12/1998
    Tenure:
    18 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    23
    Education:
    AA/ CDA / Child Dev.Permit
  • Lauren Mier

    Lauren Mier, Assistant Director

    Ms. Lauren is a passionate educator who is always looking to improve and enhance the environment. She is a strong leader and is passionate about providing children and families with the best educational experience possible. She is constantly looking for ways to improve and help to make our center warm and welcoming.

    Year Started:
    4/27/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
    Education:
    Working on BA in Child Development
  • Ms. Gema

    Ms. Gema, Infants

    Ms. Gema serves as our centers back up administrator. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Child Development from Cal State University. She currently works with our infants, where she helps foster the initial stages of growth and development on an individualized basis. She has found early development in the infant and toddler stages to bring her educational instruction  experience full circle. She desires to learn all areas of early development, as she aspires to transition into an administrative role in the future.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Gema has worked with multiple age groups. She has found a great passion in working with our infants. She is passionate about learning about various age groups and is currently enjoying working with our babies.
    Year Started:
    6/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    BA Child Development
  • Ms. Dawn

    Ms. Dawn, Cook, Bus Driver, Teacher

    I believe my calling has always been to teach. I have been given the opportunity to fill young minds with knowledge and have been able to work with all ages throughout the years.

    Ms. Dawn is a veteran teacher who has worked with children from Infant through School Age. She serves our children and families in many roles. She is our cook, van driver, and teacher. She keeps a spotless kitchen well stocked and filled with great aromas of freshly cooked lunches and snacks. She also takes great delight in driving our school-age children to and from school each day. She is always moving about the center, ensuring that everything is kept clean and orderly. The children are very fond of Ms. Dawn, and are always excitied to see her in the pull up line. She is one of a kind.

    Year Started:
    1/1/1991
    Tenure:
    25 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    22 Years
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Karen

    Ms. Karen, Infants

    My greatest moments are found in those single moments when a baby discovers something for the very first time.

    Karen is always passionate about her developing infants. She has found tremendous joy and satisfaction in working with our youngest learners. She is always eager to ensure that her little learners have the very best start possible. She looks forward to sharing the days happenings with all of her families at pick-up time.

    Year Started:
    10/24/1994
    Tenure:
    21 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    21
    Education:
    AA ECE
  • Ms. Maria, Infants

    Years in ECE industry:
    23
  • Ms. Ana, Toddler Class

    Year Started:
    3/21/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    6
    Education:
    BA
  • Ms. Heather, Toddler Class

  • Ms. Christina, Toddler Class

    Year Started:
    8/3/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Education:
    AS
  • Ms. Laura, Discovery Preschool

  • Ms. Ericka, Discovery Preschool

    Year Started:
    8/3/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    BA
  • Ms. Sarina, Preschool

    Year Started:
    1/4/2016
    Education:
    AA
  • Miss Desiree, Preschool

    Year Started:
    3/15/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    BA
  • Ms. Suzan

    Ms. Suzan, Pre-Kindergarten & Transitional Kindergarten

    I believe my calling has always been to teach. I have been given the opportunity to fill young minds with knowledge, spark curiosity and instill a love of learning.

    Ms. Suzan has served as our center Kindergarten teacher for over 10 years. She is an amazingly talented, and well respected teacher. She is filled with passion for education, and the development of young children. She is a mentor teacher to our team. She recently stepped away from the Kindergarten program to work with our Pre-Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten students. We believe that she will provide a stronger foundations for some of our younger learners, giving them an even greater advantage as they prepare for Kindergarten. She truly helps children foster their love of learning and create great study habbits and approaches. Her kind words and consistent encouragement can be heard throughout her class.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2002
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Education:
    BA
  • Ms. Stormi

    Ms. Stormi, Interactive Kindergarten

    Ms. Stormi is our Kindergarten teacher. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Cal State Fullerton. She has a great ability to relate to her learners, and engage them in their curriculum subjects through our interactive learning program. She works with a small class size, which allows her to focus on the the needs of the children on a more individualized level. Her first year of teaching yielded high academic student test scores in our program. Her quiet demeanor, and consistent expectations for her students created a solid foundation for each child's next level of academic instruction. Her passion for teaching is evident in every lesson she teaches.

    Year Started:
    8/24/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    BS Child Development
  • Ms. Natalie, School-Age

    Year Started:
    9/3/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    BA
  • Miss Geselle, School-age

    Year Started:
    7/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    AA
  • Miss Jessica, School-age

    Year Started:
    3/17/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    AA
  • Ms. Karla, Float

    Year Started:
    3/16/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    AA
  • Ms. Rayanne

    Ms. Rayanne, Learning Adventures

    I have a passion for working with children and have dedicated my career to working in the field. I find it so rewarding to be a positive role model and make an impact on children’s lives. I love to watch children grow physically, socially and emotionally. It is rewarding to watch children learn to speak, read, write and work cooperatively with one another. I am here to support each child that comes into my care.

    Ms. Rayanne is currently serving as our center's Program Specialist. She works with the children who take advantage of our learning enrichment programs. Programs include Phonics, Reading, Math and Cooking. These programs are offered at a low ratio, to ensure that children needing extra help or are just enthusiastic learners who are eager to advance their skills. Program features focus on more in depth learning. Families quickly recognize their child's advancement.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate/ AA

August 2016 Events

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  1. Monday August 01, 2016
    1. Spirit Week

      August 1 - 5

  2. Tuesday August 09, 2016
    1. Join us for our Curriculum Night

      Find out how we can work together to give your children a brighter future!

      On August 9th, you’ll see firsthand how we nurture your child’s curiosity. Come meet our wonderful teachers and find out what a day at our center is like. Participate in some of our engaging curriculum activities, like creating modern renditions of pop art or discovering gross and gooey physiology! Curriculum Night gives you the opportunity to see how your child will grow and develop at our center, all while having fun. You’ll also get to talk with other parents who are already a part of our family.

About Our Center

Welcome to KinderCare San Dimas- Foothill , we are proud to offer one of the best early educational programs in the country- from infant to interactive kindergarten and beyond. We also have an amazing before and after school program, with great enrichment activities as well as homework support for kids up to 12 years of age.
We pride ourselves on ensuring that your children have the most qualified and passionate teachers in the industry.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish
  • Japanese

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Gluten free
  • Vegetarian

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

We will be closed on
Monday October 12, 2015 for our
Professional Development Day.

Health and Safety

Keeping your child safe, secure and healthy is our first priority. We make every effort to ensure that we are enforcing every policy and procedure established to ensure that your child is cared for in a well maintained, safe, clean  and secure environment.
We make every effort to ensure that the children are in good health while in care, by following all state and KinderCare Education policies and practices. By adhering to all of our policies and practices we do our part to ensure that we are preventing children, staff and families in the best health possible.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

Share Your Story
If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

 

Dear KinderCare Staff:

They say it takes a village to raise a child and the San Dimas KinderCare is our village and an extension of our family. Our daughter has been under their care since 14 months old. She has had wonderful caring teachers and there is not one staff member that our daughter does not love and love her back. For the past year Ms. Laura and Ms. Nicole have been her discovery 2's and preschool teachers, a dynamic due that encouraged her love for leaning, reading and puzzle building while providing an excellent balance between free play and learning through structured activities. We are always impressed by our daughters always expanding vocabulary and her conceptual understanding of math and numbers. Our daughter's personal and intellectual growth would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of her teachers and the staff at KinderCare.

One thing we love as parents is the KinderCare open door policy. Every week I speak to her teacher and get an individualized report of her development, behavior and growth for the week in addition to the written report that is provided daily and the quarterly progress report.

Since the daycare has been under Ms. Roxanne's leadership, there is a clear vision for the center, which is to become the best learning yet loving environment for all the children no matter what age group or stage there in guided by dynamic and progressive teachers and a fun yet challenging program.

We are so lucky to have a wonderful extended family that helps us every day with the challenges of raising our little girl.

To all the KinderCare staff thank you for your hard work and dedication, we could not do it without you.

Sincerely,

Vanessa Munoz Walsh

(Olivia's Mom)

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