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Red Hawk KinderCare

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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Special Instructions:
behind Stater Bros. at Hwy 79 & Margarita Rd/Red Hawk Pkwy

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Vintage Hills, Vail, Luiseno, Redhawk, Paloma, Linfield and Crowne Hill Elementary Schools

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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.

Tara Martinez, 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.

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.

  • Tara Martinez

    Tara Martinez, Center Director

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

    Tara is your center Director here at KinderCare Redhawk. She has spent the past 13 years with KinderCare and has grown each and every day in her experiences. Tara enjoys working with her families in this position where she is able to provide environments that develop the whole child. Tara is working daily with her staff to ensure this whole child experience for everyone that joins our family. With accreditation comes excellence, and Tara is proud to have the past 13 years of accreditation experience with NAEYC, NECPA and NAC. KinderCare Redhawk currently holds accreditation through NECPA, bringing quality to all of our programs through child guided activities and through teacher-child interactions that set us above the rest. Tara is here for all of her families and within our community to extend our amazing program to as many children as possible. Please come visit any time, and Tara will share the KinderCare experience with you and your child.

    Previous Experience:
    Tara has been in the Early Childhood Education field for over 16 years and has had the privilege to work for preschool children from infants through elementary school. The opportunity to serve children and their families on an even larger level is what she is able to do in her current role as Center Director.
    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:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 Years
    Early Childhood Development Certificate, Pursuing Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Tyrenai Bardo

    Tyrenai Bardo, Assistant Director

    The most important decision you make is to be in a good mood.

    Tyrenai is from Illinois. She grew up there until she decided to move to California. There she found a great church and met great people. She lived in San Diego for about  six years where she went to school and was the director of a Montessori Preschool. She fell in love with teaching children and knew she didn't want to do anything else.She moved to the Temecula area and after two years of commuting decided it was time for a change. Tyrenai opened her own In-home day care and after a couple of years decided to look for another job. She found KinderCare. At KinderCare Tyrenai was able to grow and move up the corporate ladder doing something she has passion for...Children. Tyrenai is very much involved in her church ministry as the Kids Pastor and as well as spending time at the gym.

    Previous Experience:
    Tyrenai has worked with children for 17 years. She started out as a lunch helper in a Montessori Preschool and through hard work and dedication she became the Director of Taproot Montessori Preschool in La Mesa, California where she worked for 10 years. She also had her own In-Own Day Care in Temecula and decided that she wanted to have a change in her life. She then started working at KinderCare where she worked as the PreKindergarten teacher, KIndergarten teacher and now is the Assistant Director. In her personal life she is the Sunday School Director for the Children's MInistry. Tyrenai loves children and education and strives to bring out the best in everyone she works with.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    I Love You Forever I love this book because it shows the bond and connection between a child and his or her parents.
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 Years
  • Ms. Tiffany

    Ms. Tiffany, Infant Classroom

    Yesterday is histrory, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift, that's why it is the present!

    I was born and raised in sunny San Diego! I went to  Kenny Senior High School. I attended  San Diego Community College and graduted with a medical assistanting certificate. I enjoy  the outdoors, the beach, spending time with my family and two pups.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    I Love You Through and Through
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 years
  • Ms. Lauren

    Ms. Lauren,

    Working with the infants is so much fun. I love thier lovely faces when we are teaching them new things. I also love their hugs I get everyday and the conncetion we have with the families.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Jodi Picoult
    Year Started:
  • Ms. Sharon

    Ms. Sharon, Toddler Classroom

    I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me.

    Sharon was born in Crescent City, California. She has two sons and six loving grandchildren. Sharon loves to read and watch movies in her relaxing time.

    Previous Experience:
    Sharon worked at a chlidcare in Lake Elsinore for 10 years. She taught the two's and Kindergarten teacher for six years. Sharon worked at Ynez KinderCare for 18 years in all age groups. She became the Assistant Director for five years and Acting Director. Sharon transferred to the RedHawk Center where she is now the Lead Teacher in our Toddler Program.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giving Tree
    Year Started:
    19 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 years
  • Ms. Shelly

    Ms. Shelly, Discovery PreSchool

    I love the hugs and smiling faces. I am always greeted with and I love seeing them learn new things every single day.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giving Tree
    Year Started:
    5 Years
  • Ms. Dora

    Ms. Dora, PreSchool

    The children greet me with their hugs and happy faces every morning.

    Year Started:
    12 Years
  • Ms. Sara

    Ms. Sara, PreKindergarten

    The children are discovering themselves and learning to be independent individuals. The classroom really shows their creativity and self expression.

    Year Started:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Trina

    Ms. Trina, Kindergarten Classroom

    Year Started:
  • Ms. Nikki

    Ms. Nikki, School-Age

    I love all the learning experiences and I love that even though  I am a teacher I am able to learn from students as well.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Ms. Nelson Is Missing
    Year Started:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Carmen

    Ms. Carmen, Master Chef

    I enjoy cooking healthy and delicious meals to help our kids develop strong bodies and good nutritional eating habits.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Blind Side
    Year Started:
    10 Years
  • Ms. Christa, Toddlers

    'Be the change you would like to see in the world.' and 'Life is not about how many breaths you take, but about the moments that take your breath away.'

    Ms. Christa has had a heart and a passion to want to work with children from a very young age. She began her journey working with/along side children quite young, and has continued along that path in a various settings, titles, age groups ever since. After all of these years, it still fascinates her as they 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 work as an important one.

    Previous Experience:
    She has worked in various child care positions starting from the age 16 to present. The following is a condensed list of the titles/positions she has held over the years: -Live-in nanny for two young boys for two years -Child care assistant for school aged children at a faith based after school program and summer camp. -She has served & assisted in various churches in children's ministries, ages birth - Kindergarten. -She has had countless opportunities caring for and playing with children in homes. -Live-In Nanny for three young girls for one year -Lead Pre-K Teacher in a family run preschool for two and a half years -Child Care Worker for adolescent boys and girls in a residential treatment center for five years -Children's Ministry Director in a faith based church for four years
    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.
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    off and on for 20 years
    Associates Degree and Bachelors of Arts degree

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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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