Elvia Rodriguez, Center Director
- Every Day · Every Child · Excellence · Accreditated · Knowledge Universe
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Download helpful guides and other resources to make your child care decisions easy.