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North Tacoma KinderCare

Katrina Trevino, Center Director

635 South Mildred Street Tacoma WA 98465
(253) 565-1671 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 5 YEARS

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Special Instructions:
1/2 block E of 6th Ave & Mildred

At the North Tacoma KinderCare our teachers are dedicated professionals who are passionate about providing excellent care and learning opportunities for the children in our care. We offer small group learning in our specialized classes just for your child in phonics, cooking and music!

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Welcome to the North Tacoma KinderCare. Our website is a great first step to getting to know what our experienced and passionate team of teachers have to offer you and your child(ren).  Our team of teachers is excited to for your child to grow, flourish and learn in our programs.  If you are looking for an educational enviornment full of fun and laughter for your child please stop by or call and schedule a private tour.  We can't wait to meet you!

Katrina Trevino, Center Director

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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.

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


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.

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Monday December 07, 2015
    1. Play instruments

  2. Tuesday December 08, 2015
    1. Learn about US Maps

Teachers & Staff

Our team of teachers brings diversity, dedication, passion and over one hundred years of combined experience in Early Childhood Education. We are excited to become a part of your family and look forward to the love and laughter that happens every day in their classrooms.

  • Katrina Trevino

    Katrina Trevino, Center Director

    Maggie is our Center Director. She was born and raised in Washington State. She enjoys camping, the ocean, traveling and rock climbing.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    I Like Me by Nancy Carlson
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Associate's of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Kimberly Williams

    Kimberly Williams, Assistant Director

    Kimberly grew up in the Seattle area and spent sometime living in Oregon. She enjoys reading, traveling and going to the beach.

    Previous Experience:
    Kimberly has been a teacher in our center for 1 1/2 years, was a nanny for 3 years and has volunteered with children outside of the center for many years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    I have always enjoyed Junie B. Jones stories.
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
  • Kristina, Infants

    Ms. Kristina is currently attending Grand Canyon University majoring in Early Childhood Education. She brings a warm smile to our center. In her spare time she enjoys playing with her cats and dogs.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Lisa

    Lisa, Infants

    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Jessica

    Jessica, Learning Adventures/ Infants

    Miss. Jessica has been a Applied Behavior Analysis Tutor for a little over a year and has worked wtih Autistic children for over 4 years. She is currently attending Pacific Lutheran University.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Pacific Lutheran University- Psychology Major
  • Rachel

    Rachel, Pre Kindergarten

    Rachel was born and raised in Alaska. She enjoys swimming, playing in the sunshine, playing games and eating ice cream.

    Previous Experience:
    Rachel is also a High School swim coach
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    BA- University of Anchorage Early Childhood Certificate
  • Bree

    Bree, Toddler

    Ms. Bree has worked in Early Childhood Education since she was 18. She enjoys reading and scrapbooking and playing with her cat Wilson.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    You are my cupcake
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:

November 2015 Events

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  1. Monday November 02, 2015
    1. Sort by food or nonfood

    2. Discuss Farm Related Photo Cards

    3. Explore Apples and Applesauce

    4. “Big Red Barn”

    5. “Apples and Bananas”

  2. Wednesday November 04, 2015
    1. “One Potato, Two Potato”

    2. Throw a Beach Ball

    3. Songs and Finger plays

    4. Graph Favorite Farm Animals

    5. Play Ball while counting in Spanish

  3. Friday November 06, 2015
    1. Tissue paper Salads

    2. Farm Animal Parade

    3. Explore Toy Food

    4. “Welcome Song”

    5. Apple Tasting Activity

  4. Tuesday November 10, 2015
    1. Identify Shapes

    2. Letter G Collage

    3. Create art from food

    4. Sequence story cards

    5. Identify Foods and their colors

  5. Thursday November 12, 2015
    1. Make Cornbread

    2. Make smoothies

    3. Make Tomato Juice

    4. Make Cornbread

    5. Explore Oranges

  6. Monday November 16, 2015
    1. String O-shaped cereal

    2. Make pretend Soup

    3. Build with Blocks

    4. Create Bus with Chairs

    5. Move to Music

  7. Wednesday November 18, 2015
    1. Explore real food items

    2. Hope over the Rope Snake

    3. Graph favorite Pizza Toppings

    4. Play Colors Bingo

    5. Pack and Unpack Pretend Groceries

  8. Friday November 20, 2015
    1. Identify Pictures of food

    2. Play Simon Says

    3. Play Teacher Says

    4. Books about food

    5. Discuss Street Signs

  9. Tuesday November 24, 2015
    1. “Apples and Bananas”

    2. Work with Addition and Subtraction

    3. Create Paper Plate Meals

    4. Toss Beanbags into a box

    5. Letter H Collage

  10. Thursday November 26, 2015
    1. Center Closed for Thanksgiving

  11. Friday November 27, 2015
    1. Center Closed for Thanksgiving

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

  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish
  • Russian

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

We are closed all major Holidays including Columbus Day & and Presidents Day.

Health and Safety

The health and safety of children is something we pride ourselves in. 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.

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