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San Dimas-Foothill KinderCare

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

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.

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.

Roxanne Munoz, Center Director

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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?

Dance

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. The majority of our teachers either have their Child Development Associate's Credential, Associate's of Arts Degree or Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. Our San Dimas KinderCare strives for excellence through continuing education from biannual company professional development trainings and through seeking additional college courses or seminars in the education field. At the end of the day, the true key to our teachers' success is their passion for teaching and their love of learning.

  • Roxanne Munoz, Center Director

  • Ericka Garcia

    Ericka Garcia, Assistant Director

    Children teach me something new each and every day. I enjoy being a small part of their lives. Every day they experience something new. Knowing they can trust me is one great gift.

    Ericka has been Educator of the Year for KinderCare Learning Center and currently holds 24 units in Child Development along with administration. Ericka has been a part of this wonderful field for ten years, and has experience with children ages Infant though School Age.

    Year Started:
    10/1/2003
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Emily

    Ms. Emily, Infant & Toddler Classrooms

    I chose to be a teacher because I love being around children. I love the knowing that my children learning from me. When I see the kids are happy to be at school it makes my day!

    Ms. Emily works very closely with your child on learning how to sit up, crawl, walk and talk. The children in her classroom will also explore different textures through art and learning activities daily, as well as reading and singing to go along with lots of love!

    Year Started:
    1/1/2006
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Education:
    18-Units in Child Development
  • Ms. Gaby

    Ms. Gaby, Infant & Toddler Classrooms

    I choose to be a teacher because I love being around children. Teaching is so rewarding!

    Ms. Gaby always does her best to teach your child how to sit-up, crawl and to talk. Our team will also be working on Fine and Gross Motor skills as well as sign language. Your child will have a great day of fun and learning!

    Year Started:
    1/1/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Education:
    32-Units in Child Development specializing in Infants & Toddlers
  • Ms. Jenna, Infant & Toddler Classrooms

    I became a teacher because I love helping children learn new things and love to see them experience the world.

    Ms. Jenna loves interacting with the Infants and Toddlers. She loves to see all of the different developmental stages they go through and help them along the way to achieve their goals.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2009
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    36-Units in Child Development
  • Ms. Suzie, Infant & Toddler Classrooms

    Children are our greatest resource, learn from them and love them.

    Ms. Suzie comes to us with a great deal of experience and ideas. She has really elevated the learning process in the Infant and Toddler room with curriculum and love.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Education:
    18-Units in Child Development
  • Ms. Rosalind

    Ms. Rosalind, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I have always wanted to be a teacher and I love sharing the world and the good things about it with my class everyday.

    Ms. Rosalind came to us with a great deal of knowledge about Two-year-old children. She has primarily been a Two-year-old teacher her entire teaching career.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
    Education:
    18-Units in Child Development
  • Ms. Christy

    Ms. Christy, Preschool Classroom

    I believe that children teach me as much as I teach them, if not more. I look forward in seeing each and every child grow and learn right before my eyes.

    Ms. Christy has brought in her new and fresh ideas to her classroom and has shared them with all as well. With her continuing education Ms. Christy continues to grow and learn as an individual, a teacher and team member.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Education:
    Associate's of Science Degree, Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Rayanne

    Ms. Rayanne, Prekindergarten Classroom

    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 has a real gift with children, she really enjoys spending time with her class and teaching them so that they are ready for Kindergarten. Her children and families become very attached to her and her creativety in teaching.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2007
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    30-Units in Child Development, Pursuing Child Development Associate's Credential with an emphasis on Preschool Age Children
  • Ms. Suzan

    Ms. Suzan, Private Kindergarten Classroom

    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 been our Kindergarten teacher since 2006 and has given our children an edge in their developmental, as well as academic process of school. Her children test high in all the academic areas that are aligned with common core curriculum and exceed the limits.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2002
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Education:
    15-Units in Child Development
  • Ms. Yadira

    Ms. Yadira, Learning Adventures Classroom, Floating Teacher

    Ms. Yardia feels that it is a privilege to work with children and to see them mature physically and emotionally. Ms. Yardia has a real passion for working with and teaching your child. She works with all of our age groups ranging from six weeks to twelve years of age.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Education:
    12-Units in Child Development
  • Ms. Dawn

    Ms. Dawn, Cook, Bus Driver, Floating 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 is a great cook and parents always want to know how she cooks her meals that are served here. Our families and children love Ms. Dawn!

    Year Started:
    1/1/1991
    Tenure:
    24 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    22 Years
    Education:
    Units in Child Development

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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

  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

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

At KinderCare, the safety of our children and the confidence of our parents are points of pride. From daily sign-in to strict parent / guardian identification and single keypad access, we maintain a rigorous standard for safety. Plus our daily cleanliness and maintenance schedules leave nothing at all to chance.

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