SPECIAL DIRECTIONS: near Hillsdale Blvd. & Saratoga Dr in San Mateo
ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS BUSED TO: None
Distance from address: 1.4 miles
The teachers and staff at San Mateo KinderCare strongly believe that each child grows and develops at their own pace. Our teachers honor these differences by providing children with customized attention and activities that enable them to learn and grow at their own paces, in their own way. Our teachers have an average tenure of five years at our center and an average of ten years in the Early Childhood Education field. Our teachers are all Early Childhood Education certified. We have a couple of teachers who have their Master Teaching Permit. We support our teachers in their professional development and ongoing education. All of our teachers are here because the love the joy of teaching!
""I love coming to work every morning and seeing the children's smiling faces and learning from them!""
Mimi has worked in the Toddler room moving her way up to the Prekindergarten room. After six years of teaching, she became the Center Director in the summer of 201. She has worked in the Early Childhood field for the last 16 years and previously worked as a nanny prior to coming to KinderCare. Mimi has her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education, working towards her Bachelor's Degree. In her free time, she enjoys to spend time with her family and friends.
Mimi previously worked as a nanny before joining KinderCare.
""I love the rewards that come with working with children, no matter how big or small. Watching them develop and learn in a safe and healthy environment reinforces why I choose to be in this field. It truly makes me love my job""
Ms. Haydet started with KinderCare in 2006, teaching the prekindergarted class, until she became the Assistant Director in 2011. She has been in the early childhood developpment field for 11 years, managing a home child care and working as a substitute teachers while attending school. She is currently working on her Master's degree in Education with an emphasis in ESL.
Haydet previously worked for Bright Horizon as a support staff teacher. She also managed home childcare for six years and has worked as a substitute teacher.
"I love to walk in and see all the smiles on the children's faces."
Ms. Nohemy has been with KinderCare for over ten years. She has fourteen years experience in Early Childhood Education working with Preschool children and Infants. She loves seeing the children’s unique way of learning new things every day.
"I love all the smiles and hugs from the children."
Ms. Estela comes to us with a love and passion for what she does, she is always communicating with parents on the children's progress no matter how big or small it is.
"The children at this age are all very eager to learn; as evidenced by their look of complete interest whenever we introduce a new book or activity."
Ms. Nancy enjoys engaging in new adventures with the children and always has new ideas on how to enrich the curriculum. She is also the grandmother of two children who attended Baymeadows KinderCare.
Ms. Nancy worked at our sister center, CCLC in Redwood Shores
"I love coming into a room of happy faces everyday and knowing I am making a difference in a child's life."
This is Ms. Stephanie's first job in a child care center and has thrived in her new environment. She is continuing her education and hopes to complete her degree in Early Childhood Education. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their son.
Ms. Stephanie worked as a nanny for several years and has also worked in Human Relations.
"I love working with young children. They are continually teaching me new things."
Ms. Cara comes to us with a strong background in Early Childhood Education. She has her Site Supervisor certificate and many years of experience. Cara is also a published children's author.
Ms. Cara has worked for several years at Child Careers.
"Discovering new things with the children and connecting with them on a daily basis."
Ms. Lina is full of enthusiasm towards young children. She is often found sitting on the ground interacting with the children.
Ms. Lina worked as a nanny and a volunteer tutor in ESL.
"I love seeing their smiling faces and teaching them new things."
Ms. Anela joined our team last year after being a nanny for eight years.She has her Associate’s Degree in Liberal Studies and is currently working on achieving her Early Childhood Education certificate as well as her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. She loves watching the kids grow.
Ms. Anela previously worked as a nanny.
Ms. Beverly enjoys watching the children’s faces light up with confidence whenever they learn something new. Knowing that each day is a new day to learn new things inspires her to come to work. Ms. Beverly has an Associate's of Arts degree in Child Development and is working on receiving her Bachelor's Degree. She is also a Certified Medical Assistant.
"The children have such unique personalities and are at a crucial stage of their development."
Ms. Raquel is a great addition to our staff. She has an extensive background in Child Psychology and Behavior. She enjoys interacting with the children.
Ms Raquel was a Special Education ABA Therapist in an elementary school.
"I'm never bored, the children are full of questions they always find a way to challenge me."
Ms. Gina likes the communication between staff and management. She is pursuing her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. She enjoys to read and come up with unique and new curriculum ideas for her classroom.
Ms. Gina has been a nanny and worked at a home daycare for the past 10 years
""I love watching children explore and grow.""
Ms. Jasmine has been teaching children for the past five years and holds her Master Teacher permit. She came to us last summer after working with children ages two and four. She loves watching children explore and grow.
Ms. Jasmine previously worked at Mission College Child Development Center.
Ms. Sri loves the great feeling she gets knowing that she plays a major role in kick starting a child’s life. The innocent smiles and selfless love of children inspires her every day. Ms. Sri has a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Engineering.
"I felt welcomed on my first day of work, the teachers and children are so sweet."
Ms. Emily has previously worked at Palcare in Burlingame and brings to us many great new ideas. Her oldest daughter is currently in our Prekindergarten classroom.
Ms. Emily comes to us after working for several years at Palcare.
""I have the opportunity to positively impact the lives of the children and instill in them a love of learning!" "
Ms. Alison has been teaching Prekindergarten for the past eleven years. She joined our team last year coming from teaching another Prekindergarten class. She loves that she gets the opportunity to positively impact the lives of children and instill in them a love of learning.
Ms. Alison previously worked at a Montessori preschool before joining KinderCare.
"I love getting new faces in September and watching how they transform and grow throughout the school year."
Ms. Jody has been in the Early Childhood field for over thirteen years, teaching both Prekindergarten and Kindergarten. She has her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications as well as her Early Childhood Education certificate. She loves that she gives children the opportunity to learn, grow and discover new things.
Prior to starting at KinderCare Ms. Jody was an editor for a Bay Area Parent magazine for five years.
""I have a lot of love for all the children. It brings me joy to know the children like my cooking and sometimes the parents ask me for my recipes.""
Ms. Marilu has been with KinderCare since it first opened its doors in 2002. She truly has a passion for making every meal a great experience for the children and staff.
Ms. Anamika is currently attending classes, working towards her Early Childhood Education degree. She has a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Natural Sciences. Ms. Anamika loves the smiles on the children’s faces as they understand a new skill. She is inspired by learning new things along with the children.
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