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Stanford Arboretum

Mary Monroe, Center Director

215 Quarry Road Stanford CA 94305
(650) 725-6328 Contact this center

Ages: 2 months to 5 years
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Currently located on Stanford Campus at the corner of Quarry Road and Palo Road.

Welcome

Stanford Arboretum Children's Center offers a stimulating and caring environment designed to promote social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. We provide a variety of learning experiences that encourage a positive self-image and joy in the learning process. Our highly trained and educated staff establish an environment that is clean, fun, creative and most importantly, “child-centered”. Our program focuses on a proprietary play-based curriculum which incorporates the best practices of every child development philosophy. We feel an open line of communication between our parents and teachers is the most effective way to build strong relationships. Our teachers guide, assist and observe children throughout the day, involving themselves at the child’s level and helping them discover answers to questions and new ideas. Parents are free to visit their child’s classroom at any time for lunch, story time, to share a family tradition, or just to observe their child. We hope that you become a part of our family here at Stanford Arboretum Center.

Mary Monroe, Center Director

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SACC is proud to provide high quality care exclusive to Stanford affiliates. This includes the Hospital as well as the University. If your affiliation ends for any reason, your child has a 90 grace period before leaving the center.

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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.

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.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program

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Teachers & Staff

  • Mary Monroe

    Mary Monroe, Center Director

    It is wonderful working with the fabulous group of teachers here at SACC and I'm so happy that together we share the same passion in appropriate curriculum for young children. I believe that children learn best discovering and experiencing the world around them and it is such a joy to see them reaching developmental milestones everyday.

    Allison has been at Stanford Arboretum Children's Center since June 2009 and she has worked in the field of Child Development for 16 years. Allison has her B.A. in Sociology and Psychology from UC Davis as well as a Site Supervisor Child Development Permit issued by the California Teaching Credentialing Commission. While attending college at UC Davis she enjoyed working with both Preschool and School age children. After finishing her degrees she stayed in the Davis area and spent 8 years running a State Preschool and School age program. Having had a range of experiences in providing high quality childcare and early education both as a teacher and a Director, Allison is excited to bring her knowledge, background and love of learning to SACC. Allison was born in the Mountain View area and has family both in the wonderful state of California and North Carolina. She loves spending time with her family, camping and “of course” watching Duke College Basketball. Allison shares that "it's wonderful working with the fabulous group of teachers here at SACC" and she's so happy that together they share the same passion in appropriate curriculum for young children. Allison believes that children learn best discovering and experiencing the world around them and that "it's always a joy to see them reaching developmental milestones everyday". As Center Director, Allison’s role is to create a safe, positive and enriched learning environment for the children in her care. She is devoted to the well being of everyone in her center – children, families, and teachers. She develops and maintains strong relationships with the children and their families in her center. She encourages parent involvement and establishes a sense of trust and security so that parents are comfortable at work knowing that their child is in a nurturing environment. In addition, Allison acts as the on-site point of contact with our employer sponsor answering everyday questions and maintaining a positive relationship.

    Previous Experience:
    While attending college I enjoyed working with both State Preschool and School age children. After college I stayed in the Davis area and spent seven years running a State Preschool and School age program.
    Year Started:
    6/29/2009
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology

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

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.

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • AM Snack
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

We are closed on New Year's Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

Health and Safety

At KinderCare, the safety of our children and the confidence of our parents are points of pride. From daily sign-in to strict parent / guardian identification and single keypad access, we maintain a rigorous standard for safety. Plus our daily cleanliness and maintenance schedules leave nothing at all to chance.

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