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Red Hawk KinderCare

Ms. Tara Martinez, Center Director

31935 Via Rio Temecula Rd. Temecula CA 92592
(951) 303-3385 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS

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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Luiseno, Vail, Abbe Reinke, Monte Vista, Alamos, River Springs Charter


Welcome to the Redhawk KinderCare! My name is Tara Martinez and I am your center director. Here at Redhawk, teaching is our passion and our dedicated staff work with both children and their families every day in our preschool environment that is designed for learning. Our Nationally Accredited Programs strive to develop the whole child with classrooms designed to meet the needs of every family. The staff and I want to welcome you to this center where each day is an adventure in learning and each child is the reason why we are the best! Redhawk KinderCare is a nationally Accredited program through NAECE, National Early Childhood Program Accreditation. Our staff have trained extensively to meet the NAECE guidelines and qualifications in order to provide every child and family the best of early childhood education. Each and every classroom reflects these educational standards and all of our Learning Adventures programs provide a one-on-one learning experience for you preschooler in developmental areas such as math, music, phonics and reading. We welcome all of the families within the community and work extensively with all state and county agencies as well as the military NACCRRA program for tuition assistance opportunities.

Ms. Tara Martinez, Center Director

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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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Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.


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.

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.

Interactive Kindergarten (5 - 6 Years)

A full-day interactive Kindergarten program that utilizes new curriculum with an interactive smart board making first grade readiness a priority.

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.


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.


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 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?

Teachers & Staff

The staff at Redhawk combine more that 60 years of teaching experience in the early education field. All programs provide primary caregivers allowing the children and families a continuity of care and education that stands us apart from the rest. In addition to the required state guidelines for education all staff members meet the additional experience and education required to teach in an accredited facility.

  • Ms. Tara Martinez

    Ms. Tara Martinez, Center Director

    Everyday is an adventure, learning through the eyes of a child.

    Ms. Tara is our center Director here at Redhawk KinderCare. She has spent the past 18 years with this great company and has grown and continues to grow each and every day through all of her experiences. Ms. Tara truly enjoys working with all of the families in this position where she is able to provide environments that develop the whole child. Ms.Tara is committed to work daily with each of the staff members on the team to ensure this whole child experience to everyone that joins our family. With accreditation comes excellence, and Ms. Tara is proud to have the past 13 years of accreditation experience with NAEYC, NECPA and NAC. KinderCare Redhawk currently holds accreditation through NAEYC, bringing quality to all of our programs through child guided activities and teacher-child interactions that set us above the rest. Despite the title that raises her above the rest, Ms. Tara is extremely approachable, friendly, and here for all of her families and within our community to extend our amazing program to as many children as possible. With an open door policy that Ms. Tara stands firmly behind, we invite you to come on by any time so that Ms.Tara can share the whole KinderCare experience with you and your child(ren).

    Previous Experience:
    I have been working in the field of early education for the past 18 years. Managing a program provides me the opportunity to learn and grow each day with my families, team and children.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    A Chair for My Mother by Vera Williams. I love this story about a little girl who after her family loses everything in a fire, saves money to buy a chair for her mother.

    Year Started:
    18 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 Years
    Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, current CDA (Child Development Associate) certificate
  • Ms. Sharon

    Ms. Sharon, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Sharon was born in Crescent City, California. She has two adult sons and six loving grandchildren. In Ms. Sharon's free time, she loves to read novels and watch movies. All of our toddlers love their teacher Ms.Sharon, and any time you stop by their class you can find them all moving, grooving, playing, reading, singing, or getting their hands messy with craft time.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Year Started:
    21 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 years
  • Ms. Dora

    Ms. Dora, PreSchool

    Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all of the facts. -Albert Einstein

    Ms. Dora was born in the United States, but was raised in Tijuana, Mexico. At the age of 12, Ms. Dora relocted back into the US with her family to live in National City in San Diego County, CA. There she attended school, graduated from high school, and went on to study child educational courses in collage. She then got married and they had 2 beautiful children together. Through her experiences of raising her own kids and working with and teaching others', Ms. Dora realized the love she has for educating young children. She very passionate about what she does and it truly shows, not only in her classroom but in each one of her students as well.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Dora opened and operated her own in home child care in San Diego, CA for four years. It was a great experience for her, not only in this field of work, but also because her own children were able to attend school and be raised at home there. As her children grew, her family and her chose to relocated to Temecula, CA. That's when she decided it was time to put her experience with children and education to work in a classroom. So she began teaching at an affiliated preschool for many years. Once that school closed their doors, Ms.Dora joined our team at KinderCare, where she has taught ever since.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle There's A Monster Under My Bed by James Howe
    Year Started:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Sara

    Ms. Sara, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Sara was born and raised in Long Beach, CA. Her family later decided to relocate to beautiful Temecula, CA, were she has lived with them ever since. She graduated from High School in 2000 and shortly after she began studying early childhood education classes in college. Once she entered this field, she has been teaching ever since. Some things Ms. Sara enjoys doing whenever she can are traveling, seeing new places, and most all outdoor activities. Ms. Sara is patient yet fun, and truly has a gift for teaching her students letter recognition and writing skills during endless hours of on one on one practice.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Trina

    Ms. Trina, Kindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Trina was born and raised in Yorba Linda, CA. As a young adult, she attended college, married her husband, and they had two wonderful children together. It wasn't until about five years ago they they decided to relocate to Temecula, CA. Her children are now grown and have made Ms. Trina a grandmother of five beautiful grandchildren. She currently resides in Temecula with her husband and their 14 year old black Lab. Ms. Trina has always had a great love for children and even as a young girl herself, she dreamed of growing up to become a teacher. Currently with KinderCare, she continues to make her dreams a reality and pours all of her love, knowledge, and encouragement into molding the minds of our Kindergarteners.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    I Love You Forever by Robert Munsch and I Am Helen Keller by Brad Meltzer

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 years
    Associate of art degree
  • Ms. Ms. Nikki

    Ms. Ms. Nikki, School-Age

    I can do ALL things through Christ Who strengthens me." Holy Bible Phillippians 4:13

    Ms. Nikki was born and raised in Southern California (So Cal) and lived in the Bay area up north for 10+ years. When Ms. Nikki has time to chill out she loves to cook or bake up somerthing delicious in the kitchen, create and/or beautify something with arts and crafts, zone out or sing to music, and coupon to get the best deals. She even created a facebook page about cooking: Nikki LaBay Food Diaries that she'd love you to check out! Ms. Nikki is a great team player and always up for a good laugh with jokes and pranks. She has a big personality and is unpredictably fabulous and has a lot of fun with all the children, from infant through schoolage.

    Previous Experience:
    Our very fun and down to earth Ms. Nikki has an extensive background of experience in this field with a culmination of roles. She has: -15+ years working with school aged children -10+ years working with non-profit organizations -Overseen and organized community clean-up for South of the Market residents in San Francisco. -10+ years of after school child care/tutoring
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Ms. Nelson Is Missing by James Marshall and Harry Allard Miss Nelson is Back by James Marshall
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Early Childhood Educational Units
  • Ms. Christa, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Christa has had a heart and a passion to work with children from a very young age. She began her journey working with/along side children quite young, and has continued along the path in various settings, titles, age groups ever since. After all of these years, it still fascinates her as they find joy, learn and grow. She really loves to watch/help them progress and it is a complete honor for her to be apart of their growth. After all, today's children are the future of tomorrow, so she truly values her job as an important one.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein because she believes that it helps children learn about the wonderful lesson of generosity, unconditional love, and security in relationships. Love You Forever by Robert Munsch & Sheila McGraw

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20+ years
    Associate Degree & Bachelor's of Arts degree

Upcoming Center Activities

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September's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Spaces and Places and All About Me
As infants and toddlers explore the spaces and places around them, children in Discovery Preschool will learn all about what makes people the same as well as what makes them different. Infants will experiment with moving toy cars around, build block towers and then knock them down, and even take a tour of the center to see what things are like outside of their classroom! Toddlers will get all revved up as they take a closer look at different vehicles and learn more about neighborhoods, communities, and the jobs that grownups have. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about themselves as they play games that strengthen their five senses, discuss feelings and emotions, practice self-help skills, and work on learning the names of body parts.

Children 4 to 5 years old: All About Me and My Home and Family
It’s the beginning of the school year—the perfect time to get to know each other better! Older children will be spending time sharing about themselves, their homes, and their families as they learn what makes people the same and what makes them different. Children will bring their own experiences to the drawing board as they create group stories and 3-D collages about families and homes, pantomime different home- and family-related activities, and draw self-portraits. With our curriculum’s project-related learning component, children in Transitional Kindergarten work together to decide on an individual or whole-group project related to the theme. Past projects have included creating a class book about emotions or working together to build a small-scale home, but who knows—the children may come up with a unique idea that’s entirely their own!

Monday September 04, 2017
Center Closed for Labor Day

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

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

Our center is designed with safety in mind for all of our families. Our keypad entry allows only authorized staff and families to enter the facility with a complete perimeter fence as well. Our NAEYC accreditation requires us to maintain 100% staff CPR and First Aid certifications. Our Health and Safety Coordinator maintains daily safety inspections throughout the facility including all vehicles.

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.

A little note on our experience with our local KinderCare Center: Back in June we found ourselves with the need for new care options for our daughters. Being a dual active duty military family, it was hard to find someone who could accommodate to our busy schedules. We found the Temecula Redhawk KinderCare Center on Google and decided to go look at it. We looked at many review sites and found mixed reviews, we didn’t know what to think. Once we got to the center we had a tour of the facility and we immediately knew this was the right place for our kids. We were very impressed with their curriculum, the center’s schedule, the classrooms’ setup and the outdoor playing areas. We were also happy to learn that they had music and cooking classes among other additional activities available. We decided to try the center out for a few months and see if we could find something better in the meantime. Although they offered NACCRRA subsidies and Military discounts, we were a little unsure about wanting to pay for the cost of the center since it was a bit above what we had set for a daycare budget. Our daughters have been attending the KinderCare Temecula Redhawk Center for about eight months now. Our oldest is in the school age group and our youngest will be going to the two’s group next month. We have tried the music classes for our little one and cooking classes for our oldest and they absolutely love it! The center provides breakfast, lunch and snacks to our children. They also provide us a list of activities and events in which our little one was involved in on a daily basis; to include sleep times, what she ate, and what they did during the day. Our children will continue to attend the center until we move, if that ever happens, or until they outgrow it. We are all EXTREMELY HAPPY with the care provided at the center! Our daughters love going there every day. They get to interact with other children in a safe, professional environment that encourages learning at all times and they get to play outside as well which is great for us. Our little one comes home every day wanting to read to us, sing us songs and more. Our oldest has made kebobs, deviled eggs, spread sandwiches and more. I don’t think we could have asked for a better place for them. The center also takes children to and from school, which is extremely convenient especially when we have to be at work early in the morning. This type of care and influence on our children is priceless and needless to say, our daycare budget has increased, but it is definitely worth it. Thank you to all the wonderful people at Redhawk KinderCare, you are all a very important part of our family. What you do for us on a daily basis cannot be rewarded enough. You are having an immediate, direct and extremely positive impact in the lives of our children and we are forever grateful.

- Father

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