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Evergreen KinderCare

Lynda Nguyen, Center Director

3320 San Felipe Rd. San Jose CA 95135
(408) 270-0980 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
on San Felipe Rd near Evergreen Valley College

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Silver Oak, Matsumoto, Laurelwood, Cadwallader, Carolyn Clark, Dove Hill, Holly Oak, Milbrook, Cedar Grove, Norwood Creek, James F. Smith.

We are excited to announce that we have acheived NAEYC accreditation as of February 3rd, 2015!
 
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Welcome

Welcome to Evergreen KinderCare in San Jose, California. We are very excited to meet with 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 Evergreen KinderCare, we believe it takes a happy family to raise a child, and our parent's consider us to be an extension of their families. 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.

Lynda Nguyen, 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.

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.

Math

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.

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?

Teachers & Staff

The teachers and staff at Evergreen KinderCare are passionate about educating and nurturing children. Most of our teachers have an average five years at our center and an average of eight years in the early childhood education field. The majority of our teachers have well over the required Early Childhood Education units, their Associate's Degree or Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. The Evergreen KinderCare team strives for excellence through continuing education from biannual company professional development trainings to 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.

  • Lynda Nguyen

    Lynda Nguyen, Center Director

    I love my job because I enjoy the daily smiles from the children, the parents and my staff.

    Lynda Nguyen is the Center Director here at the Evergreen KinderCare. She has been with KinderCare since 2000 and has over 20 years of experience in the early childhood education field. She holds her Bachelor's Degree in Child Development and is fluent in Vietnamese.

    Previous Experience:
    Before joining KinderCare, Lynda was a teacher.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2000
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Child Development
  • Valeria Boggs

    Valeria Boggs, Assistant Director

    I love seeing the growth that takes place in all aspects of a child's life during the course of their time in our center, and knowing that the foundation we have built will follow them throughout their educational career.

    Valerie has been working with children ever since she took her first Red Cross babysitting course in the fifth grade. She has always loved school, and has a passion for education and childcare. She first worked for KinderCare during her first two years of college while obtaining her Early Childhood Education credits. After a brief hiatus to focus on school and receive her Bachelor's Degree, Valerie returned to KinderCare in 2009 and is proud to be part of such a strong organization. She spent four years teaching prekindergarten before becoming the Education Specialist in 2013. She is thrilled to be currently working as the Assistant Director, where she gets the chance to work with all aspects of the KinderCare family ensuring the best care and education for the children in her center.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2009
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    BA in English
  • Ms. Monique

    Ms. Monique, Discovery Preschool Classroom, Health and Safety Coordinator

    I love seeing children use the skills that they learn in everyday life.

    Ms. Monique works in the Discovery Preschool classroom to teach not only education basics, but also love and respect. She likes to provide children with both an educational atmosphere and a place where they can grow and develop physically, socially, and emotionally. Ms. Monique's fun-loving attitude and care of the children allow for this in a safe and nurturing environment.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2003
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Education:
    Early Education and Child Development
  • Ms. Tham, Infant and Toddler Classrooms

    I try my absolute best to bring love, laughter, passion, and a mother's intuition to the classroom every day!

    Ms. Tham has a very simple philosophy, students should always feel welcome and safe at school. The child should always know and feel loved. She hopes that as a teacher she is able to help promot each child's spirit, imagination, and independence. She hopes that she can help develop the kindness, courtesy, and self-discipline that will allow each and every student in these early stages of life to become a good person when he or she grows up!

    Previous Experience:
    2005 - Kindergarten Teacher in Vietnam 2014 - Head toddler teacher at Montessori school
    Year Started:
    1/1/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    AA in Teaching, Teacher Credential Permit
  • Ms. Ellen

    Ms. Ellen, Infant Classroom

    I love to see the joy and amusement on the children's faces whenever they are experiencing something for the first time.

    Ms. Ellen loves working with children, especially with the infants in our center. She loves being able to care for them and see all that they learn during their first year of life. It is the moments like rolling over for the first time, learning how to crawl, or being able to clap along to music that inspire her to come to work every day.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Nicole

    Ms. Nicole, Infant Classroom

    I love to see the children's growth.

    Ms. Nicole has been working at the center for over 12 years and loves every day. Her favorite part about the infant classroom is seeing each baby's growth throughout the year. Her gentleness and nurturing attitude create a loving environement for the babies to develop in and grow every day.

    Year Started:
    1/1/1998
    Tenure:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 years
  • Ms. Amisha

    Ms. Amisha, Toddler Classroom

    I love watching the children grow and learn new skills everyday! I am inspired by the idea that I can make a difference in each of the children's lives.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education and Child Development coursework
  • Ms. Doung

    Ms. Doung, Toddler Classroom

    I love the excitement the children show.

    Ms. Doung is one of the new teachers at the center. She brings fresh ideas and ways to work with the toddlers. The children inspire her to come to work each day, motivating her to be the best teacher each and every day.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Katie

    Ms. Katie, Toddler Classroom

    The children inspire me.

    Ms. Katie has been at the center for several years. She partners with parents to ensure the transition between the center and home are as easy as possible. Her love for working with the families and children inspire her to come to work each day.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2002
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
  • Ms. Cindy, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love being able to impact children's lives in a positive way.

    I am inspired to come to work everyday by knowing that I can make a difference in student's lives, both in and outside of the classroom.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
    Education:
    BA in Child Development
  • Ms. Monique

    Ms. Monique, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love seeing children use the learned skills in everyday life.

    Ms. Monique works in the discovery preschool classroom to teach not only the education basics, but also love and respect. We want to provide children not only an educational atmosphere, but also a place where they can grow and develop physically, socially, and emotionally. Ms. Monique's attitude and care allows for this in safe and nurturing environment.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2003
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 years
  • Ms. Chris N/A

    Ms. Chris N/A, Preschool Classroom

    I love seeing the accomplishments that the children make.

    Ms. Chris has been teaching Prekindergarten for four years but recently moved to our Preschool classroom. She works with each family to share the accomplishments their child made that day. The children's smiles and learning new things inspires her to come to work each day.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2008
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 years
  • Ms. Clara

    Ms. Clara, Preschool Classroom

    I love the children's expressions when they learn something new.

    Ms. Clara has worked in the preschool classroom for a few years. She loves teaching the children and watching them learn something new. It is great to see them put a new concept or idea into their day; showing they are learning and growing.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2009
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
  • Ms. Joanne

    Ms. Joanne, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I enjoy the daily interaction that I have with each child, and knowing that I can make a difference in each of their lives.

    Ms. Joanne has a long history of working in Early Childhood Education! She enjoys working with prekindergarten and feels that it is her job to make sure every child grows in each area of development. Knowing that she is giver her students a strong foundation for kindergarten and beyond is what gives her the most fulfillment in her daily work.

    Year Started:
    1/1/1989
    Tenure:
    26 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    26 Years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education and Child Development coursework
  • Ms. Birendar, Kindergarten

    A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart!

    Ms. Birendar is inspired to come to work everyday because of the children. She feels that even though children may forget what a teachers says, they will not forget that the teacher makes them feel special.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2008
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
    Education:
    Associate Teacher Certificate; BA in Business Administration
  • Mr. Tim

    Mr. Tim, Kindergarten and School Age Classrooms

    The children inspire me everyday.

    Mr. Tim works in the kindergarten and school age classes. He provides a fun learning atmosphere for the children. They will participate in group activities, even after school is out, to continue learning and developing their independence.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2007
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
  • Ms. Maggie

    Ms. Maggie, Kindergarten Classroom

    I love reading with the students–I love the silly voices they make while reading!

    Ms. Maggie has been teaching with KinderCare for 25 years. Her positive attitude and experience help her bring out the best in each child. As literacy skills are important for school, her favorite activity is reading with the children. Their creativity and different voices they use while reading shows her reading and learning fun for them.

    Year Started:
    1/1/1988
    Tenure:
    27 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    24 years
  • Ms. Elizabeth

    Ms. Elizabeth, School Age Classroom

    I love to make learning fun for children.

    Ms. Elizabeth has been working at the center in the preschool classroom for over twenty years. Her experience helps her bring the most out of each child. Her goal is to make learning fun for all the children.

    Year Started:
    1/1/1989
    Tenure:
    26 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    23 years
  • Mr. Javier

    Mr. Javier, School Age Classroom, Chef

    A happy plate is a plate that has no food left on it.

    Mr. Javier has been a part of our KinderCare family since he was a Preschooler himself back in 1988. His love for the center then, inspired him to return in 2006 as the Chef and School Age teacher in the afternoons. Mr. Javier is thankful to have had the opportunity to work in four KinderCare kitchens and bringing our "feed me fun menu" into the classrooms. He also enjoys working with the School Age children in the homework club to insure the children are prepared for school the following day. Mr. Javier has also just completed a two-year tour serving in the United States Marine Corps.

    Year Started:
    2/1/2006
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Bonny

    Ms. Bonny, Learning Adventures Classroom

    I love teaching the children new skills.

    Bonny has been with KinderCare since 2001. She started in the Prekindergarten classroom and moved to teaching the Phonics program. She makes learning fun through games and oral repetition in reading with a high focus in writing skills. Outside of work, she enjoys watching movies, reading and taking road trips.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2001
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree 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

  • 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

We have several safety features at Evergreen KinderCare to make sure that your child will be safe while in our care. We offer three separate fenced playgrounds with alarmed gates, front door code lock, and licensing followed sign-in procedures.

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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I love KinderCare, and so do my kids. We've been with them since my son was only nine months old and he's now in first grade. My little one is almost five and also enjoys it.  
Safety was my top concern when we were looking for a daycare center. Knowing that they have procedure and policies in place and have routine safety drills is a peace in mind.  
The facility is bright and well structured. I'm very fond of the outdoor playground area which has plenty of space for kids to run around and let out their energy. The staff and teachers are very warm and wonderful. As a parent it feels great to watch my children happily running up to their teachers and giving big hugs. That tells me they are very well cared for and received lots of TLC.  
The monthly Parents' Night Out is great. We get to enjoy a dinner or movie without kids. And kids get to have fun with their friends outside regular school hours.  
They also offer many enrichment programs. Growing up in a bi-lingual family, my children sure benefit a lot from the Phonics and Reading programs. It gives me great relief knowing they feel confident and positive about their language abilities and learning experience.

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