Raquel Luna, Center Director
975 West Carson St., Torrance, CA 90502
Welcome to Harbor UCLA Children’s Center part of KinderCare. Our Center is located on Carson St. right across the main entrance of Harbor UCLA Medical Center. Our Center is a loving and learning environment. We have six classrooms: Infants, Toddlers, Preschool, Prekindergarten, Kindergarten and a Learning Adventures Classroom for all our tutoring programs. Our curriculum is called Early Foundations for classes Infants through Prekindergarten. We have a Private Kindergarten curriculum for the Kindergarten Class. And our Learning Adventures programs consist of Phonics, Reading, Math, Spanish, and Music.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Distance from address: 2.4 miles
Distance from address: 9.9 miles
Distance from address: 10.0 miles
My son has been going here since the beginning of the year. This school is very convenient for me, as it is walking distance from work. You need to be buzzed in to gain entry into the school, a nice safety measure. Overall, the school is bright and colorful, everything is nicely labeled, there are family pictures everywhere and, most importantly, the children are happy and well-mannered!!! This is a nice, clean facility, and the teachers are all really nice and easy to talk with.
- Vera N.,
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