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Spring Valley KinderCare

Renae Stansberry, Center Director

10130 Rothgard Rd. Spring Valley CA 91977
(619) 670-6566 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Loma, Highlands, and Sweet Water Springs

Welcome

Spring Valley KinderCare is located on a hilltop adjacent to Monte Vista High School. Our professionally-trained staff are dedicated to helping prepare your child for success in school and beyond. With designated learning centers such as dramatic play and blocks in every classroom, children have the opportunity for rich social play and child-initiated discovery. You’ll also find that our classrooms feature a print-rich environment full of carefully selected materials, written charts and labels, and children’s literature. By helping your child connect spoken words and print, we’re helping develop early literacy and writing skills. Our beautiful two story playground allows children to safely develop their gross motor skills while climbing our play structures and riding bikes. Our playground features grassy areas where the children engage in whole-group activities and games. We offer nutritious meals guided by the Federal Food Program. This program features family-style dining in which the children and teachers sit together for each meal. Each child-friendly meal consist of whole grain products, milk, fruits, and vegetables. Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we’re excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning. Please call to schedule to visit today.

Renae Stansberry, 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.

Monthly Activities

July's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: What’s the Weather and Wonderful Water
This month we go all natural as infants and toddlers are introduced to the weather and children in Discovery Preschool experiment and have fun with water. Sensory adventures will continue for infants as they explore playing with colored water and experiment with how pinwheels and scarves move in the wind. Meanwhile, toddlers will use musical instruments to create the sound of rain and will connect their learning to the world as they role-play different weather scenarios, such as a warm summer day at the beach and a cold, snowy winter day. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about different bodies of water as well as how people use water in their everyday lives.

Children 4 to 5 years old: Spectacular Science and All About Books
In the first two weeks of this month, we take older children on a scientific journey of discovery to learn more about the natural world before turning the focus to the amazing world of books! Preschoolers will learn about states of matter, force, motion, and magnetism; children in Pre-K will learn about natural formations like rivers, mountains, and deserts; and kindergarteners will discover the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. When we turn to books, children will learn about the different parts of books, explore the roles of author and illustrator, and learn what makes a book fiction or nonfiction.

November's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Foods and Flavors
This month infants, toddlers, and the little ones in Discovery Preschool will be exploring foods and flavors! It’s never too early to expose children to healthy food—even babies who aren’t eating solids yet. All children will explore, read about, play with, and create around different foods, but each age group will have a different focus. Infants will practice sensory exploration and create their own pretend soup, toddlers will count and measure food items, and the children in Discovery Preschool will learn about the different food groups—including a pretend farmers market. 

Children 4–5 years old: Farms and Community
The older children will focus on learning first about farms, and then their community! Farms are filled with so many science- and social science-based learning opportunities for children. Children will learn all about barns and farming equipment, which animals are raised on a farm, and which crops are grown. They’ll also focus on their own communities and learn all about the different kinds of places that exist, the people who live there, and the jobs that those people do.

December's Learning Focus

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.

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.

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.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

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.

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.

Teachers & Staff

Being a part of KinderCare means being a part of another family! Let us introduce ourselves to you...

  • Renae Stansberry

    Renae Stansberry, Center Director

    I believe laughter is the best medicine and that is why I love my job. I have never laughed so much since I started working at KinderCare. The children are constantly saying or doing something to make me laugh. I am constantly sharing stories with parents about their children's funny exploits. It is a pleasure to be part of something so rewarding

    Renae is one of the most beloved people. When you meet her you feel as if she is one of your best friends and have known her all of your life. She is very caring and personable and absolutely loves children. She relates to everyone and loves to talk. She has a way of talking to families and children and always making them feel safe and comfortable.

    Previous Experience:
    Renae has worked with troubled teens for the past 10 years at her local church. She volunteered her time weekly to be part of mentoring and encouraging troubled teens lives in a positive and caring environment.
    Year Started:
    12/25/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11
  • Ms. Elaine

    Ms. Elaine, Infant Classroom

    I love to be part of a child's life when they are learning and developing the most.

    Ms. Elaine has been with KinderCare for over 20 years. She started as a teacher in Discovery Preschool before making the transition to the Infant classroom. The babies stole her heart and it has been her passion ever since. You can always find her helping the infants develop and accomplish new milestones.

    Previous Experience:
    After graduating, Ms. Elaine worked in a military daycare on base. She then worked at two other schools in the area before joining KinderCare.
    Years in ECE industry:
    24
    Education:
    Bachelor in Child Development
  • Ms. Gaby

    Ms. Gaby, Infant and Toddler Classrooms

    I love the individual interactions with the children and teaching them new things.

    Ms. Gaby received her Associate degree in May of 2012 and began working with KinderCare in July of 2013. She has always enjoyed working with children of all ages. What she enjoys most is watching each child grow individually day by day. You can always find Ms. Gaby at eye level with the children while singing songs or making them laugh.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Gaby was previously a student teacher and worked in the child care center at an athletic club.
    Year Started:
    7/1/2013
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    Associate in Science with an emphasis on Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Kim

    Ms. Kim, Infant and Toddler Classrooms

    My favorite part of teaching is that I am able to lay the foundations the children will need for kindergarten.

    Although her background was in marketing and sales, Ms. Kim learned very quickly that she had a passion for children. She likes making memorable and meaningful moments with the children every day.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Kim was a substitute teacher for Cajon Valley School District. She has also been a preschool aide and a teacher for both two- and three-year-old children.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2013
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    Bachelor in Business Administration with a Marketing emphasis, 39 Units of Early Child Development, pursuing Master in Teaching
  • Ms. Ise

    Ms. Ise, Toddler Classroom

    I love learning and exploring each child's uniqueness.

    Ms. Ise has been with KinderCare for seven years as a Toddler teacher. She has worked in the child development field for sixteen years. Ms. Ise has worked mainly with infants and toddlers. She enjoys reading stories and doing art with the toddlers. Ms. Ise loves seeing day by day how much they grow and learn, and knowing that she is an important part of the children's lives, growth, and development.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Ise worked in a private school for six years. She also worked with special needs children for one year in a public school.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2006
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16
    Education:
    Associate in Early Childhood Development
  • Ms. Tiffany

    Ms. Tiffany, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love when the children grasp a difficult concept, laugh, or giggle.

    Ms. Tiffany has worked for KinderCare for over a year. She enjoys playing and learning along side the children. The children's learning is what is most important to her. You can always find her singing, dancing, and being silly with her students.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Tiffany has taught various age groups ranging from high school special education, to middle school math and English, to infants and toddlers for the military.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12
    Education:
    Associate in Liberal Arts, pursuing Master of Arts in Early Childhood Development with an emphasis in Special Education
  • Ms. Sandra

    Ms. Sandra, Preschool Classroom

    I like this job because I get to contribute to a child's learning just by doing what I love.

    Ms. Sandra has been working for KinderCare for seven years with different age groups. She enjoys coming to work every morning to see happy children. Teaching is her passion and she knows that she is making a difference every day. Her goal is to go back to school to learn new and exciting things to teach her students.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Sandra previously worked at the YMCA as a teacher.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2006
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11
    Education:
    36 Units in Child Development
  • Ms. Rashonda

    Ms. Rashonda, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love having the ability to be the first to help the children develop their language and writing skills.

    Ms. Shonda enjoys seeing all the smiling faces and getting hugs when she enters her classroom. Her passion is children, and being able to teach them something new each day. Ms. Shonda's goal is to make sure each child that comes to her class is loved and has fun learning.

    Previous Experience:
    When Ms. Shonda graduated from high school, she volunteered at a private school while attending college. She then worked at a private school as an Elementary teacher. Ms. Shonda became a Prekindergarten teacher for eight years before joining the KinderCare family.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2009
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
    Education:
    College credits

Upcoming Center Activities

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July's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: What’s the Weather and Wonderful Water
This month we go all natural as infants and toddlers are introduced to the weather and children in Discovery Preschool experiment and have fun with water. Sensory adventures will continue for infants as they explore playing with colored water and experiment with how pinwheels and scarves move in the wind. Meanwhile, toddlers will use musical instruments to create the sound of rain and will connect their learning to the world as they role-play different weather scenarios, such as a warm summer day at the beach and a cold, snowy winter day. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about different bodies of water as well as how people use water in their everyday lives.

Children 4 to 5 years old: Spectacular Science and All About Books
In the first two weeks of this month, we take older children on a scientific journey of discovery to learn more about the natural world before turning the focus to the amazing world of books! Preschoolers will learn about states of matter, force, motion, and magnetism; children in Pre-K will learn about natural formations like rivers, mountains, and deserts; and kindergarteners will discover the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. When we turn to books, children will learn about the different parts of books, explore the roles of author and illustrator, and learn what makes a book fiction or nonfiction.

Tuesday July 04, 2017
Center Closed for 4th of July

Monday July 17, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Tuesday July 18, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Wednesday July 19, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Thursday July 20, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Friday July 21, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

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
  • 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

Health and Safety is very important to us! Our building is equipped with a keypad entry door system and fenced playground. Our staff is certified in CPR and First Aid and we run monthly drills to get the children prepared for any emergency.

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.

My 5-year-old son has been attending the Spring Valley KinderCare for almost a year.  He has grown leaps and bounds compared to any other preschool he has attended.  Diagnosed at two-and-a-half with Autism, it has been very difficult to find a preschool that will accommodate his special needs but not treat him as "different."  Teacher Shonda has made the necessary accommodations without hesitation and is willing to learn what helps him succeed in a typical classroom environment.  The staff has welcomed his therapists in with open arms.  My son loves his classmates and sees the staff here as a second family.

- Mother

My daughter has been a part of KinderCare in El Cajon on Jamacha for about two and a half years and she loves it. I love coming into the environment and getting kind greetings all throughout the day. My daughter has made a close relationship with all the children and staff. I feel so confident everyday that I drop off my child. I know that the teachers really care deeply about my child. She has learned so much and she is excelling in her education. She is ready to start kindergarten in the fall, which makes me a proud parent at this center. Thank you to all the management staff and teachers!

- Mother
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