Ms. Ashley Biral, Center Director
- Every Day · Every Child · Excellence · Accreditated · Knowledge Universe
Welcome to the Silverdale KinderCare Learning Center!We are very excited to meet with you and your family. We place a strong emphasis on assisting your child's growth with their physical, intellectual, language, emotional, and social development. Experts designed our spacious classrooms, comprehensive curriculum, and developmentally appropriate activities to help prepare your child for success in school and beyond. Our classrooms feature a print-rich environment full of carefully selected materials to help your child connect spoken words with print and develop early literacy and writing skills. We understand the value in nurturing the whole child, and work closely with you to help your child reach developmental goals, while having fun! Your child will not only have a safe, secure, and stimulating environment to learn in, but will have support from our child development experts who have a true love and passion for children. We would love to meet you and give you a tour of our center, feel free to call us and schedule one today!
Ms. Ashley Biral, 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.
KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.
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.
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.
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?
Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Light and Dark, plus the Sky and Weather
Through shadow play, experiments with flashlights, observing the Sun and more, infants and toddlers will enjoy learning about light and dark this month. Infants continue sensory development by looking at contrasting patterns and at objects that are clearly defined by sharp edges and bright colors, while toddlers will build on their understanding of the light and dark concepts with play around daytime and nighttime. The older Discovery Preschool children will turn their attention to the sky as they learn about weather, the Moon, the Sun, and stars.
Children 4–5 years old: Transportation, Healthy Bodies, and Winter
For children in the Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms, January is filled with variety! They’ll begin by learning about transportation and studying how things get from “here” to “there.” A few weeks later, the focus will shift to health and bodies, with an emphasis placed on how to make good choices for a growing body. Towards the end of the month, children will be introduced to the transformative nature of the winter season and learn how to dress and take care of themselves when it’s cold outside.
Silverdale staff are passionate about your child's well-being, happiness, growth, development, and safety. We aim to provide a warm and nurturing environment that promotes self-esteem and positive learning. Caring for and educating children is our passion and we value the relationship we have with you and your family. We strive to stimulate, engage, and promote curiosity within each and every child, and help each child reach for the stars!
How lucky am I that I get the opportunity to work everyday surrounded by children's laughter. I believe that early childhood education is so important, and something that should be valued and nurtured. I absolutely love working with teachers and children and to help them achieve new milestones.
Ashley has been in the Early Childhood Field for 12 years. In that time, she has held many positions including being an Assistant Teacher, a Lead Teacher, an Assistant Director and now a Center Director. Ashley prides herself on receiving an education degree on a soccer scholarship. Because of that opportunity, Ashley has coached youth soccer for the last nine years. She brings her wealth of knowledge and experience to KinderCare. She is excited to have the opportunity to build a strong foundation and loving environment for every family, child and staff member.
Ms. Heather loves working with children. She has been with KinderCare since September of 2013. She holds a child development associate and is perusing her bachelor's degree in early childhood education. Heather likes to turn every activity into a teachable moment, and help children reach their goals. She loves working with our families, as a team, to improve our center, and help their children learn and grow!
I love getting to know all of the children, their families, and building those relationships!
Ms. Aniscia has been with our KinderCare family for a little over a year. She works hard getting to know all of our students and families. With 9 years of experience in the childcare field, Ms. Aniscia is amazing at what she does. She is patient and listens to the students. Ms. Aniscia is very helpful when it comes to assisting staff reach their milestones. Ms. Aniscia is such a fun addition to our center!!
The child that is the hardest to love is the child who needs it the most.
Ms. Jennifer beleives in relationship-centered care. She is currently working on her Bachelor's in Education. Ms. Jennifer's goal is to continue to learn and grow as a teacher as well as advancement within the organization. For Jennifer, the most admirable part of being an educator is the hugs she receives from her students. One of her favorite things to do during the day is come up with fun transitional songs for the children to learn.
Education can take you many places. It is one powerful gift in which no one can take away from you.
Ms. Brandii has been with the Silverdale KinderCare since January 2015. Although she holds an Associates Degree in Secondary Education, she has found a home in Early Childhood Education. She is looking forward to continuing her education by obtaining a Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education. Many of Ms. Brandii's students would say she is very silly. She loves to express that learning is fun!
Don't give up. I believe in you all. A person's a person no matter how small." Working at KinderCare has taught me so much. I've learned to never give up and just believing in every child that walks into my classroom.
Ms. Brynn has been working at KinderCare for a year. When Brynn first started at KinderCare, she worked in all of the classrooms and now she is our Assistant Toddler Teacher. She is currently taking classes and pursing a an Associates degree in Early Childhood Education. She plans on pursuing her Bachelor's in Elementary Education. She loves being a part of the children's lives and teaching them new things. Watching a child smile after they learn something newis one of the greatest feelings ever!
Promise me you'll always remember: you're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
Ms. Crystal started in February of 2015. Crystal worked in Early Childhood Education from 2001-2009 until returning to the field in 2015. Ms. Crystal had her daughter Addison (Addi) in June of 2012. After having her daughter, she realized her passion was childcare. She loves watching the children in her classroom learn new things. She is the messy teacher who doesn't mind her classroom being full of paint and crayons because she know those children are learning a great deal through play. Ms. Crystal is proud to have just earned her Child Development Associate Credential. She was born and raised in Kitsap County. Her family is her everything and she enjoys walks, the beach, camping, and motorcycle rides. We are so thankful to have Ms. Crystal on our Silverdale team.
Maybe it won't work out. But maybe seeing if it does will be the best adventure ever." Coming into this job, I didn't even know what to expect! This experience is definitely one of my biggest adventures.
Taylor has been a part of our KinderCare family for just over a year. She started out working in all of the classrooms before becoming the Lead Teach in our Toddler A classroom. She recently received her Associates Degree from Olympic College and plans to pursue her BA in Elementary Education. She loves walking into her classroom and being greeted by her students. Seeing them light up when they learn something new is the best! She loves connecting with families and getting to know them on a more personal level. Everyday is a new adventure at KinderCare and Taylor wouldn't have it any other way!!
It takes a big heart to help shape little minds.
Ms. Tiana has been at Silverdale Kindercare since April 2004. She enjoys working with children, and is excited to be a part of our team! She enjoys doing sensory activities with her class, and helping them learn their self help skills.
I have been working with children for almost 15 years and I find it incredible. Every educational method must by applied differently because each child is different and unique.
Ms. Marlene has been with Kindercare since July 2014, and has over 15 years of experience working with children, and is passionate about teaching her class. She has previously been a Schoolage Teacher, PreK teacher, Assistant Director, and Schoolage summer camp coordinator. She enjoys getting to know each child in her classroom, and finding different educational methods based on each child's learning style.
Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Family, Friends, and Things that Go!
Infants and toddlers will be exploring family and friends, while three-year-olds will focus on things that go vroom! Social and emotional development is foundational to growth and development in babies, so this month, infants and toddlers will participate in activities that reinforce their connection to family while also exploring connections that exist outside their home, such as friends. Meanwhile, their older friends in Discovery Preschool will learn about and play around with things that move (like bicycles, cars, buses, trains, and airplanes), which are all very exciting for little ones as they continue to explore the world outside their homes.
Children 4–5 years old: My Country + Tools and Machines
The four- and five-year-olds continue exploring the world around them by learning about the state and country they live in! They’ll sings songs, play games based on travel, and learn about flags, state foods, and more. Children will also be introduced to cardinal directions (east, west, north, and south) and gain an appreciation for travel and meeting new friends from different places.
Children are naturally fascinated with machines and how things work and are put together. So to encourage that fascination, during the second half of this month children will learn about and play around with tools and machines. In addition to building literacy skills by using the names of machines and tools, children will develop math skills by graphing information, counting wheels, and more.
Thank you for your interest in our KinderCare Learning Center. We understand how important it is to feel confident in choosing the right Early Learning Center and Preschool that is near you and is the best place for your children. We are committed to a learning environment as well as a safe and healthy environment. Please see our team's biographies and additional information about our learning center, our teachers, and our philosophy. Take a look through our website and schedule your visit at our learning center for your family to meet our family!
Silverdale Kindercare will be closed for the following national holidays:
Columbus Day-Professional Development Day
Day after Thanksgiving
New Years Day
Presidents Day-Professional Development Day
The health and safety of children is one of our top priorities. Our entire staff is CPR and First Aid certified and the building has a secured entry. We have a dedicated health and safety coordinator who is committed to monitoring our center on a daily basis. This ensures that the standards we have in place are maintained at all times.
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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