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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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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Silver Oak, Matsumoto, Laurelwood, Cadwallader, Carolyn Clark, Dove Hill, Holly Oak, Milbrook, Cedar Grove, Norwood Creek, James F. Smith (please check about space availability)

  

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 parents 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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AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

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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SCHOOL-READY

Our kids are taking off!

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

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.

Transitional Kindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)

A program for children who missed the kindergarten cutoff date. If your child completed or mastered prekindergarten but did not meet the cutoff date for kindergarten, this is the right choice for you. Enhanced whole-group activities and project-related learning activities help engage children in key competency areas such as critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.

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 or Bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education. The Evergreen KinderCare team strives for excellence through continuing education from biannual company professional development training 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 in Child Development and is fluent in Vietnamese.

    Previous Experience:
    Before joining KinderCare, Lynda was a teacher.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2000
    Tenure:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20
    Education:
    Bachelor in Child Development
  • Valerie Boggs

    Valerie 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 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:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
    Education:
    Bachelor of Art in English
  • 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:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
  • 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 environment for the babies to develop in and grow every day.

    Year Started:
    1/1/1998
    Tenure:
    19 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    19
  • Ms. Tham

    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 promote 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:
    In 2005, Ms. Tham was a Kindergarten teacher in Vietnam and in 2014, she was the Head Toddler teacher at a Montessori school.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Associate of Art in Teaching and Teacher Credential Permit
  • Ms. Cindy

    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
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Bachelor of Art in Child Development
  • Ms. Bonny

    Ms. Bonny, Discovery Preschool Classroom and Learning Adventures

    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:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts in Child Development
  • 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:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
  • Ms. Ryna

    Ms. Ryna, Preschool and Prekindergarten Classrooms

    I love to teach children and help inspire them to succeed, because they will be the ones who change the future.

    Ms. Ryna has learned every stage in a child's is critical. She wants to help all children grow in a developmentally appropriate manner so they will always believe in themselves and what they are capable. It brings her great pleasure when she sees the children learn something new and embrace it. The main reason Ms. Ryna continues her career in child care is because the children we teach today will be the leaders of tomorrow. 

    Previous Experience:
    Before KinderCare, Ms. Ryna worked at a private preschool and after-school program for six years
    Year Started:
    10/27/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Continuing Early Childhood Education and Child Development coursework
  • Ms. Geeta

    Ms. Geeta, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I am inspired by the children in my care, because they teach me as much as I teach them.

    Parents and teachers are the most influential people to impact a child's life. They can create a significant impact on all aspects of a child's life, including social, emotional, physical, and academic development. As an Early Childhood Educator, Ms. Geeta feels accomplished when she is able to see growth in her students and know that she played a role in their development. She enjoys exploring various techniques to teach children and to keep them interested in the learning process.

    Year Started:
    6/2/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • 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 children and feels that it is her job to make sure every child grows in each area of development. Knowing that she is gives 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:
    28 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    28
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education and Child Development coursework
  • Ms. Chris

    Ms. Chris, Transitional Kindergarten

    I love seeing the accomplishments that the children make.

    Ms. Chris 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:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9
  • 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:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
  • Ms. Elizabeth

    Ms. Elizabeth, School Age Classroom

    I love to make learning fun for children.

    Ms. Elizabeth has been working at the center 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:
    28 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    28

Upcoming Center Activities

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August's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: All About Me and Dinosaurs
Infants and toddlers will learn all about themselves while kids in Discovery Preschool will take a look at our favorite extinct creatures: dinosaurs! Infants will look at their reflections in mirrors, listen to voices through cardboard tubes to encourage babbling, and practice self-expression as they move while listening to music. Toddlers will create body-related artwork (like paintings of their faces) and imagine the future as they pretend to be all grown up while playing dress-up. Meanwhile, children in Discovery Preschool are in for a “dinomite” time learning all about dinosaurs and their habitats, and they’ll build essential skills through fun, theme-related activities—like counting dinosaur eggs and going on pretend fossil hunts!  

Children 4 to 5 years old: Foods and Flavors, Shapes and Colors, and Alphabet Letters/Review
For the first two weeks of August, older children will be learning all about the basic food groups, where food comes from, and how to make healthful food choices. After that, preschoolers will be getting artsy as they explore shapes and colors using materials like blocks, paint, play dough, and colored water—and they’ll even take their knowledge outdoors with scavenger hunts for colors and shapes! Their older friends in Pre-K and Transitional Kindergarten will be getting up close and personal with the alphabet as they learn uppercase and lowercase letters, the sounds the letters make, and how those sounds can be combined to make words—all culminating with the creation of a classroom alphabet book. 

Monday August 14, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Tuesday August 15, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Wednesday August 16, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Thursday August 17, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Friday August 18, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

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
  • Vietnamese

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.

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

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 the 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.

- Mother
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