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Via Verde KinderCare

Christi Navarrette, Center Director

1175 North Via Verde Rd. San Dimas CA 91773
(909) 592-2220 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 6 YEARS

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We are a beautiful school, located in a peaceful and serene environment. Come and feel the peace and tranquility of our beautiful back drop and the nature all around us. 


Welcome to the Via Verde KinderCare Learning center website. We are located between the 57 and 10 freeway at 1175 Via Verde Road in the beautiful city of San Dimas.
KinderCare Learning Center provides a safe, secure and nurturing environment that promotes active learning with high expectations for each student. Our caring staff is committed to the development of each child academically, emotionally, socially and physically. Individual student needs are met and developmentally appropriate activities are provided to help your child achieve his or her full potential and establish a solid foundation for lifelong learning.

Christi Navarrette, Center Director

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We’re so proud!

Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited–nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.

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Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.


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.

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


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.


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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Teachers & Staff

Come and meet our Awesome Staff Family here at San Dimas, Via Verde School. We all work together for the best interest of you and your child. Your child will know everyone in our Center as we all engage with all of our students.

  • Christi Navarrette

    Christi Navarrette, Center Director

    It is a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together to encourage and impact lives.

    Christi has been a center director with KinderCare since January 2013. She has worked as a director prior to KinderCare for 12 years. Christi assisted in the building project of a large school, and licensed three center's through the Department of Social Services. Christi was a Co-Chairman on a private International Accredidation board. Christi is pursuing her Masters in Early Childhood Administration with a Speicalty in Infants and Toddlers. Christi really invests in all the families that she comes in contact with as well as her staff. She works hard to make sure that parents are equipped to help their children succeed and that school is a positive experience for both families and the children they intrust to her and her staff.

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Bachelor of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education Administration and Business Administration
  • Nichole Santos

    Nichole Santos, Assistant Director

    I want to inspire people. I want someone to look at me and say, "because of you, I didn't give up.

    Nichole started with KinderCare 17 years ago as a two year old Teacher in San Dimas, Foothill Blvd.  Then she moved to Chino Hills as an Assistant Director in 2004, in 2007 she was the Assistant Director in West Covina, Merced until 2012, then she was an Acting Director to Via Verde, during transition time. Nichole is versatile in many positions, and very knowledgeable about KinderCare's operations.  Parents, teachers and children enjoy her upbeat attitude and helpfulness.

    Year Started:
    19 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 Years
  • Ms. Angel

    Ms. Angel, Health & Safety Coordinator

     Angel is the Third in Change at Via Verde, she loves providing for the Health & Safety for the Center. She also helps out anywhere needed. She is currently in the Infant Room in the afternoon.

    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Elena

    Ms. Elena, Infant Classroom

    I enjoy watching children develop to the fullest. I watch them learn and play with little stress. I offer a happy environment. I love my Infant classroom, I have lots to offer children to start their beautiful lives.

    Year Started:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Adrianna

    Ms. Adrianna, Infant

    "Babies are a blessing!"

    Years in ECE industry:
    9 years
  • Ms. Heather

    Ms. Heather, Toddler Classroom

    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Anna

    Ms. Anna, Toddler

    I love this classroom becaue..."I love watching the children explore and learn new things through their experiences.

    Anna works with our Toddlers program. She has a connection with the class, and is always seeking the best interest of the child.

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    BA in Business working towards MA in Child Developement
  • Ms. Vanessa

    Ms. Vanessa, Toddler

    The children in my toddlers classroom are full of life and joy. They bring me back to how wonderful childhood is. I admire their energy.

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
  • Ms. Lydia

    Ms. Lydia, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    "The children make teaching so much fun?"

    Years in ECE industry:
    4 years
    BA in Liberal Arts
  • Ms. Danelle

    Ms. Danelle, Discovery Preschool (2's)

    I love every classroom I have been in. The teachers are great!

    Years in ECE industry:
    6 years
  • Ms. Lisa

    Ms. Lisa, Preschool (3's)

    The highlights of my days are when I see a child's excitement when they learn something new, such as when they are suddenly about to make the letters in their name or do something they we not previously able to do. I love it!

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Elaine

    Ms. Elaine, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love the look in a child's eyes when they learn something new. I love the children and seeing them grow into successful Kindergarteners.

    Mrs. Elaine loves the children in her care. She executes her curriculum in a fun and exciting way, always taking extra time for those meaningful moments to just give a hug, or ask an open ended questions to hear what the children have to say. She builds special relationships with her Parents and they all have such faith and trust in her. She helps the other Teachers with her experience and loving heart.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Elaine previously worked as a Director, Assistant Director, Lead Teacher, Infant and Toddler Supervisor, and Kindergarten Teacher.
    Year Started:
    19 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    40 Years
    Early Chilhood Education Certificate
  • Ms. Alicia

    Ms. Alicia, Learning Adventures

    The children can explore, experienc, and create through phonics, reading, math,music, and cooking. They also have the oppoutunity to expand and develop new skills.

    Year Started:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Ashley

    Ms. Ashley, All Classrooms

    I really enjoy watching the children grow and learn how to problem solve. I especially love their imaginations!

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    AA - Psychology working on BA in Child Developmnet
  • Ms. Sarah

    Ms. Sarah, All Classrooms

    I love working with children. They teach me to be more creative and outgoing. They also inspire to be a more understanding and patient. Watching children grow is a privilege and I am very fortunate to work with them." >

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Working on AA is Psychology

Upcoming Center Activities

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April's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Growing Gardens

What better time to explore the beauty and science of flowers and gardens than the spring? Infants’ learning will focus on sensory experiences with different plants and flowers, while toddlers and three-year-olds have the opportunity to learn how to care for plants. We’ll plant seeds in soil, water the plants, observe bugs and discover how they help plants grow, and even plant a butterfly garden outside! We’ll build math skills by counting seeds, learn new vocabulary words related to flowers and plants, and as always, sing songs and read books involving gardens. 

Children 4–5 years old: In the Spring + Wild Animals

For children in the Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten Classrooms, April is about exploring all things spring and discovering wild animals! Preschoolers will look for signs of spring outdoors, make mud cakes and count the twigs placed in them, and paint still-life paintings of things related to spring. When our learning turns to wild animals, we’ll learn about the habitats and habits of creatures big and small while maintaining a focus on learning lowercase letters. 

The older children in Transitional Kindergarten will focus on project-related work and pick something to work on together. In years past, children have painted a mural, made spring parade floats, painted wild animal masks, and created a model of a wild animal’s habitat. Both of these units focus on expanding the children’s understanding of the natural world around them.

Monday April 10, 2017
Come get a sneak peek of summer at KinderCare during our Open House event, from April 10th – 14th.

At KinderCare, our summer adventures are designed for learning and fun. We love taking our experiments outside, having special guests visit our centers, and even exploring our senses on walks outside or by rolling around in the cool grass. We can’t wait to meet you and show you what makes our centers special and why we would love to spend our summer with you!

About Our Center

We are a National Accredited Center with NAEYC © National Association for the Education of Young Children

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

New Years Day, Fourth of July, Thaksgiving Day and the day after, Two Staff Professional Development Days, Memorial Day, Veteran's Day, Christmas Day.

Health and Safety

The Health and Safety of all the children is our number one priority here at the Via Verde KinderCare, from keypad entry to alarmed gates. Our staff are CPR and First Aid certified

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

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

I wanted to take a moment to recognize the whole staff at Via Verde KinderCare in San Dimas, CA. We have been part of the KinderCare family for a little over a year and we couldn't be happier with the level of care our child has received the entire time. All the teachers there, Ms. Elena, Ms. Adriana, Ms. Amber, Ms. Elissa, and Ms. Angel have all built a caring relationship with our family. Christi, the Center Director is always available for us if there is a concern and Nichole always offers us her smile and dedicated assistance. I'm so proud to say that my daughter attends this KinderCare center. She is very happy here and learns something new every day. Thank you for a great year!

- Mother

My daughter is two-and-a-half and has been enrolled in KinderCare since she turned two.  She is at the Via Verde location in San Dimas, CA, and I cannot recommend this place more strongly.  The staff is AMAZING!  Ms. Christie, the director, sets the tone for the whole place- which is warm, welcoming, and well-structured.  My daughter feels comfortable with all staff members, and loves her teacher, Ms. Lydia.  All staff is amazing- Ms. Nicole, the assistant director and Ms. Alicia, who takes care of my daughter in the morning before school.  I visited numerous schools and this is the only center I felt comfortable leaving my child at.  It really is like a second family to her.  We recently just changed her days from 3 to 5 days a week because she loves it so much and is learning a lot.  Best child care center ever!

- Mother

My 5 month old son Is currently on the wait list for Via Verde KinderCare and I am so grateful we found this center. I was determined to find a home daycare, thinking it was the only way he would get real hands on care, attention, and love... then I walked in to the Via Verde center and met their staff. I was blown away by the friendliness and professionalism of each and every person I came in contact with. The entryway is secure, well supervised, and I was greeted every time I arrived. The infant room is filled with color, texture, and musical stimulation. Ms. Elena and Ms. Tracy are so enthusiastic about teaching the babies and nurturing language, social, and motor development. I quickly learned there are so many benefits to choosing a daycare center with skilled staff over a home daycare.

- Mother

My three year old granddaughter has been attending KinderCare San Dimas since she was eighteen months old. We looked into other day cares closer to her home in Los Alamitos and found KinderCare San Dimas far exceeds the other day cares in performance, results and quality of teachers. I am very happy with this school and continue to recommend KinderCare San Dimas on Via Verde to other mothers. Thank you!

- Grandmother

Dear KinderCare Staff and Teachers at Via Verde San Dimas,
Thanks for all you do to make KinderCare a fun and educational place for our boys to spend their day! It has been comforting knowing our boys are in good hands while we work. With heart felt appreciation, the S. family.

- Parents

We just want to send you a heartfelt thank you to everyone that has taught, nurtured and loved our Maiya these last few years. As a new parent it was really hard to leave Maiya in the care of someone else, but every time we have left her at KinderCare we rest assured knowing that she is happy and learning. Maiya loves going to school and learning and she always tells us that she loves her friends and teachers at school. KinderCare Via Verde has become almost like a second home to us and we thank each and every one of you for all you do every day! Thank you for giving such loving care to our first baby Maiya. Sincerely, Abel & Julian G.

- Parents

Dearest KinderCare Staff,
As you know Arianna will be going to Kindergarten in the fall and sadly she will no longer attend with all you lovely ladies. I want to truly thank all of you for all that you do, not only just in my daughter's education and care, but for also helping me reach my goals. Without you ladies it wouldn't be possible. May God bless you all in everything you do. It saddens me to say goodbye, geez I am crying right now… I can't imagine what it will be like when Arianna goes to Kindergarten or even walks down the aisle one day (okay I'm getting ahead of myself). Thank you again and you all will truly be missed. Thank you for touching our lives for the last four-and-a-half years.
We love you all! Shannon, Fidel & Arianna

- Parents

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