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Greenwood Avenue KinderCare

Elvia Rodriguez, Center Director

1520 Greenwood Ave. Torrance CA 90503
(310) 320-4429 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 5 YEAR-OLDS
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Welcome

Welcome to Kindercare, Torrance! Our center is in a quiet neighborhood, adjacent to a public park. It is a very child friendly, and safe area. We have five different classrooms: Infants, Toddlers, Preschool, Prekindergarten, and a Learning Adventures classroom.

Elvia Rodriguez, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

Teachers & Staff

Our teachers are a fun, loving group with a passion for children! They have a great understanding of the needs and expectations of the children in their classrooms. Most of our teachers have been with KinderCare for several years; making them very knowledgeable.

  • Elvia Rodriguez

    Elvia Rodriguez, Center Director

    Elvia has been with Kinder Care for about 8 years. She started as a Toddler teacher working with 12 months to 30 months, as she showed her potential and passion in working with children and parents. She became an Assistant Director for one of our downtown sister centers and then became a Center Director for Torrance Kinder Care in Greenwood. She is a passionate Center Director as she was as a teacher. As Center Director for 6 years she has grown great relationships with parents and with children that walk in that door. The safety and well being of the children is up most importance at Greenwood Kinder Care.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Eric Carle One fish, Two fish, red fish, blue fish by Dr.Seuss
    Year Started:
    1/1/2005
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 years
  • Angie Campos

    Angie Campos, Assistant Director

    Angie has been working in the field of education since 1999 starting as a teacher assistant to being and exceptional special educator. Ms. Angie loves working with children and families.

    Year Started:
    8/21/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Susana

    Ms. Susana, Infant Classroom

    I love being able to be apart of their life and knowing I'm a big Impact in their future

    Ms. Susana has been working for KinderCare for about 8 years. She is working with our infant program and has also been working with our Learning Adventures program. Ms. Susana is working with making a difference an expanding her knowledge with the children at our center with teaching phonics, math and also cooking classes.

    Year Started:
    6/1/2004
    Tenure:
    13 Years
  • Ms. Yasmin

    Ms. Yasmin, Infant Classroom

    I love being able to see the new things they learn.

    Ms. Yasmin is a loving and nurturing teacher that has worked with our infant program for about 11 years. Ms. Yasmin has worked with toddlers and preschool programs, and has done an awesome job. She enjoys working with families.

    Year Started:
    4/1/2008
    Tenure:
    9 Years
  • Ms. Maria C.

    Ms. Maria C., Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Maria has worked for Kinder Care since 2011 and has worked with our Infant and Toddler program. She has been an exceptional teacher with working in the center more than a teacher but as administration and being the third in command in our center. Ms. Maria loves to read and sing to the children and see there smiles every day.

    Year Started:
    4/29/2011
    Tenure:
    6 Years
  • Ms. Angelica

    Ms. Angelica, Pre-kinder Classroom

    I love their innocence and all the questions they have. I love their willingness to learn.

    Ms. Angie has been working in the education field for about 7 years. She is a hands on teacher and loves to work with children and making sure she gets to know them individually to know how to teach them and develop there learning experiences. She continues to work with our Prekinder progam and is looking to incorporate new experiences.

    Year Started:
    4/1/2007
    Tenure:
    10 Years
  • Ms. Sydney

    Ms. Sydney, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love supporting the children's emotional development assisting them to be happy, comfortable and interested through play and challenging activities at school.

    Ms. Sydney has been an educator for our KinderCare families for twenty years. She has grown with our families and there children an making a difference in every childs life. Ms. Sydney has worked with our prekinder children and getting them prepared for there new adventure in Kindergarten.

    Year Started:
    6/5/1995
    Tenure:
    22 Years

Upcoming Center Activities

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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

  • AM Snack
  • 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 building can be found inside of Greenwood park. We have our own parking lot adjacent to the classrooms. Our office is open to the public, but the classrooms are enclosed with a gate that features a security keypad entry. All of our teachers are CPR and First Aid certified in infancy through adulthood.

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

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

My son is four years old, and my daughter is one and both have been attending KinderCare since they were both three months old. It is very difficult decision for any parent to entrust someone else to care for their children, so when we found KinderCare, we were relieved and impressed. Our experience with KinderCare has been nothing but positive and they have made us feel welcome, and most of all my kids love to go! The staff truly takes the time to create a rewarding and educational experience for them. It is extremely reassuring to know that not only are they being well taken care of, but they are also learning and creating new friends and experiences as they grow. The staff really makes you feel that you are part of a family and for the extra mile to keep you informed on what your child is up to each and every day. The activities and Learning Adventures they provide are one of a kind and make each child feel included. They also have a ton of additional extra circular activities that you can sign your child up for. My husband and I are grateful that we found such a great and safe environment for our children and would recommend to anyone.

- Mother

Both of my daughters have attended KinderCare in Torrance. My oldest daughter graduated Prekindergarten there 2 years ago and my youngest one will graduate Prekindergarten this June. She has been going there since she was 8 months old. I am VERY happy with the Teachers and Directors with how caring and loving they are. They are always supportive and keep me well informed of daily activities and my daughter's progress. I feel extremely SAFE having my daughter here. I never have to worry about her safety. I know she is in excellent hands each day! I am happy with the curriculum and my daughter is well ahead/advanced for her age group, due to the daily learning that she has experienced at KinderCare all of these years. She loves her nap/quiet time each day and her healthy snacks provided by the Center are always great. I would definitely refer anyone I know to go to KinderCare Torrance. I am very happy my Daughter goes there!

- Mother

My Juliette started in October 2016. She is a firecracker so I was afraid she wouldn't fit in. She was at a preschool in Torrance prior to KinderCare and noticed it was too strict and she was just not enjoying herself. At Greenwood not only did my Juliette become more social but she was herself. She gets to be a kid and play but also learn, there is flexibility for each child it is not so disciplinary. The teachers are so nice, loving and caring. She loves Ms Arlene, Ms Brittney from preschool, now while at Pre-K she loves Mrs Naz, Ms Melissa, Ms Ariel. The office ladies are so wonderful too. Ms Elvia and Ms Cynthia are dedicated and friendly. They always greet us with a smile, they ask how we are doing and help us with any questions or concerns regarding events, tuition, or my kids schedule. I love this pre-school. I can't be happier and more at ease to know she is safe and well cared for while I am at work. 

- Mother
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