Marissa Pigao, Center Director
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Welcome to Foxworthy KinderCare in San Jose, CA. We are very excited to meet you and your family. We believe in developing the whole child with an emphasis on assisting your child’s growth with their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Here at KinderCare, we believe it takes a village to raise a child, and our parent’s consider us to be an extension of their families (their village). Your child will not only have a safe, secure, and stimulating environment to learn in, but will have support from a team of child development experts who have a true passion for educating and nurturing children.
Marissa Pigao, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Many of our members staff have been in this field for over ten years and will provide lots of experience and expertise. We pride ourselves in making you feel at home and comfortable.
Children bring a special joy to my heart and I love being able to see their smiling faces on a daily basis. I love being able to go around my center and see all the children enjoying their time here and learning while they are having fun!
Sarah has lived in California all her life, besides the year she had moved to Portland, OR. She started her career at KinderCare working in the Mandarin Immersion Preschool/Prekindergarten classroom, in Oregon, and after a year of being a teacher, became an Assistant Director when she moved back to California. Shortly after, she became Director of this center. She also has been a nanny and babysitter for many families and received her BA from San Jose State University.
Every day is a new day and even I get excited about it. I appreciate the energy and love I get everyday from the children not only in the classroom, but around the center!"
Ms. Nicki was born and raised in California. She spent four years living in Arizona and attended Arizona State University. While living in Arizona, Ms. Nicki became a swim instructor and realized her passion was working with children. Ms. Nicki began working with KinderCare in the winter of 2011 as a preschool teacher. Since then she has been our Pre-K teacher, our education specialist and most recently got the promotion as Assistant Director.
I teach because every child deserves to feel and be loved!
She loves children so much that after taking some time to pursue a different career her heart led her back to teaching. Her exceptional ability to communicate with children and their families allow for a healthy relationship with those families which lead to happy well rounded children. Organization, cleanliness and an eye for detail make being around her effortless and ultimately education disguised as play. Ms. Coco being part of the staff will not only make her a knowledgeable teacher but make us lucky for having her.
Nothing makes me more happy than to see a child smile!
Ms. Glenda had previously worked at KinderCare from 2006-2009 in the Infant and Toddler classrooms. She wanted to pursue her education, so she became a part-time nanny for a couple years and studied at West Med College where she completed 12 Early Childhood Education Units. She is a mother of three girls and a college student. Her goal is to become a children's pediatrician.
Children are our future!
Ms. Enjoli just started her teaching experience at KinderCare. She received her Master and Bachelor's of Arts from Grambling State University. She is very friendly and loves to work with children. Enjoli is organized and likes to get creative in her teaching!
A child's happy smile gets me through each day.
Ms. Estela has been working at KinderCare for the last 5 years. She earned her Early Childhood Education credits at DeAnza and San Jose City College. Education was very important for her growing up, that is why she is happy to be a part of a child's early education. She treats each child as her own and gives them the individual attention they need.
I love seeing children excited to come to school everyday.
Katheryn is currently working on her Associates degree in child development at West Valley College. She previously worked at Kids Copia as a preschool teacher and Gateway Preschool academy as a teacher's assistant prior to that. Also, she spent 3 1/2 years as a Sunday school teacher at Cathedral of Faith. In her down time, she enjoys going to San Jose Sharks games.
I love to teach and watch the children develop and grow each day.
Ms. Teresa has been with KinderCare since 2008. She started working at the Tracy location and recently transferred to the San Jose location in February 2013. Ms. Teresa has worked with 2 year old through 4 year old children. She has also been taught in all of our classrooms, ranging from Infants through School Age. Ms. Teresa has units in Early Childhood Education and over 6 years of experience in the field. Currently she is working toward obtaining her Infant & Toddlers class units. Ms. Teresa is creative within the class. She is always sharing new ideas and activities. She shows patience when redirecting upset children and is always open-minded to learning new skills.
As an early educator, I believe that we are a child's foundation in their education of learning and I can only hope that each child remembers in their hearts what I have taught them; as each child has a memory in mine. It is such a pleasure to start work everyday with a bunch of little smiles and great big hugs. Children are our future and it starts with good, loving teachers.
Ms. Kristina started working for KinderCare in the summer of 2012. She welcomes everyone with a warm greeting and loves her students as if they were her own. Ms. Kristina is a mother of two children; a four year old daughter and an almost one year old son. She is a loving, caring and respectful teacher and only hopes to make a difference in your child's life.
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.
We have fenced playgrounds and door code locks. All doors have coded locks so only staff and parents can enter the building.
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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