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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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Special Instructions:
Off Carson/Torrance Blvd. Off Greenwood Ave.

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
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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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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.

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 seven 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 five 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.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2005
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 years
  • Isaura Bravo

    Isaura Bravo, Assistant Director

    No matter what day you are having, everything is turned around with a smile or a hug from a child.

    Isaura started working with the company as a Toddler teacher in Chattsworth, CA in 2007. After graduating from college she relocated to the West Los Angeles area and was asked to help out at KinderCare in Torrance, CA, where she later would be asked to stay. After four years of teaching toddlers, she took a position as a Kindergarten teacher. Shortly after, she was promoted to Assistant Director. Isaura believes that social skills are one of the most important things a child can get from preschool/daycare. She also loves all things related to art and music.

    Year Started:
    5/1/2007
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Child Development
  • Ms. Bridnee

    Ms. Bridnee, Infant Classroom

    I enjoy teaching because I know that each day I’m able to teach the children many things daily.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2010
    Tenure:
    5 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

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

    Ms. Yasmin, Infant Classroom

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

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

    Ms. Maria C., Toddler Classroom

  • Ms. Angelica

    Ms. Angelica, Preschool Classroom

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

    Year Started:
    4/1/2007
    Tenure:
    8 Years
  • Ms. Toni

    Ms. Toni, Preschool Classroom

    I love knowing that you are inspiring, challenging, supporting the way the children are learning and gaining self-confident in the work they do.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2007
    Tenure:
    8 Years
  • Ms. Rizona

    Ms. Rizona, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I am inspired by the smiles on every child’s face and to know that every child looks upon me for everything. Also the satisfaction of teaching something new everyday.

    Year Started:
    4/1/2006
    Tenure:
    9 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.

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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

  • 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.

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

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 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
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