Lisa Loessberg, Center Director
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Welcome to KinderCare, Thousand Oaks. We are located just off the 23 freeway across from the DMV. We are very happy and excited that you have taken an interest in our center, and we look forward to meeting you and your family. Our experts designed our classrooms — and every activity and lesson — to help prepare your child for success in school and beyond. With designated learning centers such as dramatic play and blocks in every classroom, children have the opportunity for rich social play and child-initiated discovery. We believe that children learn through play and discovery. Each child is unique and we love every opportunity that we have to help them learn and grow. Our staff is loving and dedicated to each and every child. We believe that each child is truly special. We strive to help each child achieve success with all of their endeavors and we embrace the opportunity to help them develop each day. We take great pride in the longevity of our staff and our over 30 years in the Thousand Oaks community. At KinderCare we put children and families first. We look forward to serving all of our current and future families. Everyday is a new experience and we look forward to sharing that with your family.
Lisa Loessberg, Center Director
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Light and Dark, plus the Sky and Weather
Through shadow play, experiments with flashlights, observing the Sun and more, infants and toddlers will enjoy learning about light and dark this month. Infants continue sensory development by looking at contrasting patterns and at objects that are clearly defined by sharp edges and bright colors, while toddlers will build on their understanding of the light and dark concepts with play around daytime and nighttime. The older Discovery Preschool children will turn their attention to the sky as they learn about weather, the Moon, the Sun, and stars.
Children 4–5 years old: Transportation, Healthy Bodies, and Winter
For children in the Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms, January is filled with variety! They’ll begin by learning about transportation and studying how things get from “here” to “there.” A few weeks later, the focus will shift to health and bodies, with an emphasis placed on how to make good choices for a growing body. Towards the end of the month, children will be introduced to the transformative nature of the winter season and learn how to dress and take care of themselves when it’s cold outside.
The staff at KinderCare, Thousand Oaks are just one big happy family and they welcome you to join them. The staff is known for professionalism, love and caring as well as longevity. They truly work hard and together to develop relationships with each and every family. We look forward to caring for your children and helping them to develop and grow.
My days are filled with opportunities to make a difference in the life of a child or a family and I love that.
Lisa Loessberg has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Child Development from California State University, Northridge. She also carries a Child Development Program Director Permit from the State of California. Lisa began her career with KinderCare Education in 1990 as a teacher here at the Thousand Oaks, KinderCare. She left briefly in June 1990 to work for a local competitor but realized KinderCare was where she belonged. She returned in 1991 as the Assistant Director. She became the Director in 1998. It is rare for a Director to work at the same center throughout her career. This shows Lisa's level of commitment, not only the center, but the community. She continues with her long-serving team of teachers to create a safe and nurturing environment, a quality curriculum and reliable customer service.
My passion is to work hard for the children, the families and the staff.
Yafa started with KinderCare Education in 1988 as a teacher at the Thousand Oaks, KinderCare. In 2007 she was promoted to Assistant Center Director. Since then, Yafa has played many roles - stepping to be as a substitute teacher, cook or van driver when needed. Yafa is passionate about children and their families, and she possesses a love of working with children's development in a nurturing environment. She is truly committed to the center in every way.
Every day will be filled with fun and discovery".
What I love most about teaching is knowing that I make a difference in a child's life.
I love knowing that there are children who are waiting for me and who need me.
I love seeing what fun the kids have when they learn new things.
I love the wonder in a child's eyes when they learn something.
I love watching how children gobble up knowledge when you show it to them in a fun way. The light bulb moment is always exciting.
I love watching the children learn and grow. Every day is a fun and exciting adventure.
I always try to give the children self confidence and teach them love and respect.
I am inspired by the knowledge that I can make a difference in a child's life".
I love to see the children's progress each and everyday".
I love what I do.
Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Family, Friends, and Things that Go!
Infants and toddlers will be exploring family and friends, while three-year-olds will focus on things that go vroom! Social and emotional development is foundational to growth and development in babies, so this month, infants and toddlers will participate in activities that reinforce their connection to family while also exploring connections that exist outside their home, such as friends. Meanwhile, their older friends in Discovery Preschool will learn about and play around with things that move (like bicycles, cars, buses, trains, and airplanes), which are all very exciting for little ones as they continue to explore the world outside their homes.
Children 4–5 years old: My Country + Tools and Machines
The four- and five-year-olds continue exploring the world around them by learning about the state and country they live in! They’ll sings songs, play games based on travel, and learn about flags, state foods, and more. Children will also be introduced to cardinal directions (east, west, north, and south) and gain an appreciation for travel and meeting new friends from different places.
Children are naturally fascinated with machines and how things work and are put together. So to encourage that fascination, during the second half of this month children will learn about and play around with tools and machines. In addition to building literacy skills by using the names of machines and tools, children will develop math skills by graphing information, counting wheels, and more.
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.
We observe the following holidays:
Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.
At KinderCare Thousand Oaks, 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. Our daily cleanliness and maintenance schedules leave nothing at all to chance. We have an onsite Health and Safety Coordinator. All staff is CPR and First Aid trained. We have a fenced playground and keypad entry.
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 though the various training opportunities in the community.
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