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Winchester KinderCare

Tara Martinez, Center Director

40295 Winchester Rd. Temecula CA 92591
(951) 296-0403 Contact this center

Ages: 6 WEEKS to 12 YEARS
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Neighborhood:
Temecula/Winchester

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
We currently service the Temecula, Murrieta and Winchester.BUSSING: 5-12 yr's (1st grade and up)Monte VistaTemecula Valley Elementary, Alamos Nicolas Valley, Isabel Barnett

Our center is accredited through NAC – the National Accreditation Commission.  Our accreditation award means that we are meeting very rigorous national standards in health, safety, administration and teacher qualifications, curriculum, communication and community involvement. To maintain this certification, our center must continually exceed high national early childhood standards.   Our commitment to accreditation gives you assurance that every day is a positive, educational and worthwhile experience for your child. You can have confidence that your child will receive the best care and education possible at our center!

Welcome

Welcome to KinderCare at Winchester!  Our programs encourage your child’s growth and development with early-learning experiences that build a strong foundation for cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills.  We believe each child has unique talents and interests. Our teachers honor these differences by providing children with customized attention and activities that enable them to learn and grow at their own pace and in their own ways. This is the philosophy behind our research-based curriculum, which fosters individual growth by providing plenty of opportunities for exploration and child-initiated choice.  We look forward to having you visit our center!

Tara Martinez, 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

March's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Amazing Animals

Animals really are amazing, and this month the children in the Infant and Toddler Classrooms are learning all about them. We’ll read about both domestic and wild animals and base our activities and play around them as well. Besides singing songs, crafting, and talking about different animals, we’ll also bring in pictures of our pets, make our own animal sounds and movements, and incorporate animals into cognitive, literacy, and mathematic learning appropriate for each age group. For example, the older children in Discovery Preschool will count goldfish crackers or spots on a dog, while the littlest ones will keep developing their senses by sorting and playing with stuffed animals that have different kinds of pretend fur. This is a very sweet and fun unit for children in each class! 

Children 4–5 years old: The Sky and Weather + My Imagination

The four- and five-year-olds will turn their attention to the sky and explore the bounds of their own imaginations this month. Children will learn how clouds and different kinds of weather are created, and do fun theme-related activities like create whipped-topping storm clouds or pretend to be a weather reporter. Our Transitional Kindergarten class will take their learning even farther by doing basic research into how rainbows are formed. The second half of the month will give children a big chance to express themselves through art, music, and drama. We’ll use classic stories like The Three Little Pigs to spark children’s creativity and see where their imaginations lead. As always, we weave our themes into literacy and math activities, and place a focus on building both English and Spanish vocabulary. 

Come get a sneak peek of summer at KinderCare during our Open House event, from April 10th – 14th.

At KinderCare, our summer adventures are designed for learning and fun. We love taking our experiments outside, having special guests visit our centers, and even exploring our senses on walks outside or by rolling around in the cool grass. We can’t wait to meet you and show you what makes our centers special and why we would love to spend our summer with you!

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.

Private Kindergarten Programs (5 – 6 Years)

As children reach school age, our comprehensive full-day kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate, and create – all in a nurturing, small-class setting. Our team of expert educators has created a unique curriculum of reading, language, arts, math, science, and physical fitness that’s presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so children will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.

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.

Spanish

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?

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Teachers & Staff


Thank you for your interest in KinderCare at Winchester!  We are a dedicated team of professional Early Childhood educators who are passionate about quality early childhood education and development.  Our staff longevity speaks to our teachers’ commitment to our students.  All of our staff are fully-qualified teachers, who have passed rigorous background checks prior to starting in our center; are CPR and First Aid certified; and attend continuing education conferences twice-a-year.  We look forward to meeting you and your family!
  • Tara Martinez

    Tara Martinez, Center Director

    Year Started:
    6/1/1999
    Tenure:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Development and Organizational Leadership
  • Mariah Chapman

    Mariah Chapman, Assistant Director

    If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.

    Previous Experience:
    Mariah has previously volunteered in child development centers and worked in a private in-home daycare. Mariah has most recently been a lead preschool teacher before becoming an Assistant Director.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Pout Pout Fish
    Year Started:
    7/14/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Kellee

    Ms. Kellee, Infant & Toddler Classrooms

    I will provide a loving, safe, and secure environment in which learning takes place".

    Kellee started working for KinderCare in 2011 as a multi-age teacher, then finding her place in caring for infants.  Kellee is a wife, mother of 3 children, and a grandmother. Kellee enjoys spending time with family, friends, going to the beach in the summer and traveling.

    Previous Experience:
    Kellee has ben working in the feild of Early Education for over 20 years. She started her career as a teacher's assistant for the Lake Elsinore School District assisting in grades grades K-6th. She moved on to Child Family Services, in the same district, and was an assistant for children with disabilities and then to Pre-School as a teacher for children ages 3-5.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2011
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Master Teacher Permit
  • Ms. Stephanie

    Ms. Stephanie, Infant Classroom

    Year Started:
    4/4/2016
  • Ms. Melissa

    Ms. Melissa, Toddler Classroom

    I am thrilled to help children become more confident as they learn new things and are getting ready to take the next steps to preschool.

    Melissa loves spending time with her family when she is not teaching. Melissa has 2 beautiful nieces who she loves having over on weekends. Melissa also loves taking pictures in her free time.

    Previous Experience:
    Melissa previosly worked as an assistant in the preschool class at Mt. San Jacinto College.
    Year Started:
    6/25/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 years
    Education:
    21 Early Childhood Education Units, Infant and Toddler Teacher Qualifications
  • Ms. Marlen

    Ms. Marlen, Toddler Classroom

    Year Started:
    9/9/2016
  • Ms. Ashley

    Ms. Ashley, Preschool Classroom

    Year Started:
    9/16/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Education
  • Ms. Crystal

    Ms. Crystal, PreKindergarten Classroom

    Year Started:
    9/12/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
  • Ms. Veronica

    Ms. Veronica, Kindergarten & Van Driver

    Year Started:
    7/18/2016
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Araceli

    Ms. Araceli, LA Program

    I enjoy teaching because I love being around children. It brings great satisfaction and joy when I help children achieve academic goals. I teach from my heart and feel this is what I was meant to do as my career.

    Araceli is a wife and mother of 4 children. When Araceli is not teaching she enjoys, camping, riding quads and jet skis. Her favorite thing to do is just being with her children and husband.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Araceli was an aid in a recourse class for 13 years before starting at KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2010
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
  • Ms. Mary

    Ms. Mary, Multiage Support Staff

    Year Started:
    1/4/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
  • Ms. Susan

    Ms. Susan, Multiage Support Staff

    Year Started:
    2/2/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years

Upcoming Center Activities

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March's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Amazing Animals

Animals really are amazing, and this month the children in the Infant and Toddler Classrooms are learning all about them. We’ll read about both domestic and wild animals and base our activities and play around them as well. Besides singing songs, crafting, and talking about different animals, we’ll also bring in pictures of our pets, make our own animal sounds and movements, and incorporate animals into cognitive, literacy, and mathematic learning appropriate for each age group. For example, the older children in Discovery Preschool will count goldfish crackers or spots on a dog, while the littlest ones will keep developing their senses by sorting and playing with stuffed animals that have different kinds of pretend fur. This is a very sweet and fun unit for children in each class! 

Children 4–5 years old: The Sky and Weather + My Imagination

The four- and five-year-olds will turn their attention to the sky and explore the bounds of their own imaginations this month. Children will learn how clouds and different kinds of weather are created, and do fun theme-related activities like create whipped-topping storm clouds or pretend to be a weather reporter. Our Transitional Kindergarten class will take their learning even farther by doing basic research into how rainbows are formed. The second half of the month will give children a big chance to express themselves through art, music, and drama. We’ll use classic stories like The Three Little Pigs to spark children’s creativity and see where their imaginations lead. As always, we weave our themes into literacy and math activities, and place a focus on building both English and Spanish vocabulary. 

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

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian

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

Your child’s health & safety is a priority to us.  We maintain very rigorous national standards in health and safety through our national accreditation with NAC.  We follow the Clean Concepts program for daily sanitization of our center, and our onsite Health & Safety Coordinator manages our daily inspections and routine drills.  All of our teachers have passed rigorous background checks prior to employment and are all CPR and First Aid certified.  Additionally, our coded entry limits access to our school, and allows us to escort guests safely into our school from the lobby.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

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If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

I want to express my greatest LOVE for this KinderCare, the teachers and Ms. Brandie. I have been going through some very difficult times and this center has helped me beyond what is required of them. Kudos to all who work here. Thank you for making my life easy.

- Parent

Hi, I am a parent whose kids attend the Winchester KinderCare in Temecula, CA. I wanted to let you know how much I love this center. Brandie Andregg is a great director and one of the main reasons why we chose to continue to bring our kids to KinderCare. Brandie is always available when we need her. She has a constant smile on her face, and it is obvious she enjoys what she does. Most importantly, Brandie helps our family immensely through accommodating changes in our schedule whenever the need arises. She helps out in any way that she can, which goes to show that she truly cares about the families and recognizes how important a role the center plays in our lives. The teachers are all very pleasant and so helpful to each other. My daughter is very particular about who she is willing to go to and isn't comfortable around most adults, however, she lights up at the sight of her teachers and always rushes into her classroom for a hug. It isn't just the love and caring that the staff provides, they are excellent teachers as well. I love telling everyone about how much my children learn at KinderCare whenever I am asked.

- Parent

KinderCare Winchester is awesome! Ms. Brandie and Ms. La Shanda treat you like a family. My son attended this school from Preschool to Kindergarten. Ms. Jennifer, who was my son's Phonics teacher, is great. My son was able to read with minimal assistance at four-years-old. Both Ms. Araceli, his Prekindergarten teacher, and Ms. Jen, his Kindergarten teacher, are phenomenal. They treated my son like their own. All the knowledge and more the two had taught my son showed upon entering first grade. He is currently at combination class where he is learning the latter part of first grade and beginning half of second grade. You both rock and we can't thank you enough for going above and beyond.

- Parent

La Shanda Robinson and Brandie Andregg are phenomenal KinderCare Directors. These two Leaders and their staff were the reasons why I selected KinderCare for my son's educational development and I did my research on several learning centers in my area. I appreciated the professional attention and genuine care and development of my son. The entire staff at this location deserves recognition for their efforts in providing a safe, enriching and fun educational environment for my son!

- Parent

My daughter has attended KinderCare Winchester since she was an Infant and now she is getting ready to graduate from Private Kindergarten. After my daughter took an assessment to enter into public school for 1st grade the teacher asked me where my child had attended preschool and kindergarten. I proudly answered KinderCare and she was so impressed with how much my child gained from her KinderCare experience. I am so amazed at how much my child has learned from her experience here and was told by the public school teacher who did the assessment that my child is so advanced for her age. I am pregnant with my second child now and am very much looking forward to enrolling her into the program as soon as I can. Not only do I feel the education is excellent; but also the environment is warm, friendly and nurturing. I feel like my family is part of the KinderCare family and I care so much for the teachers here.

- Parent
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