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Tracy KinderCare

Susan Pope, Center Director

265 West Grant Line Rd. Tracy CA 95376
(209) 835-9247 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
St. Bernard's, Jacobson, Central (not bussing kindergarteners)

Welcome

Welcome to Tracy KinderCare. We realize that one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make is where to start your child’s education. Here at KinderCare you will see that we are a big happy family, so please give us a call we would love the opportunity to give you a tour of our center.

Susan Pope, 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.

Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)

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.

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.

Private Kindergarten Programs (5 – 6 Years)

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.

Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)

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.

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.

Teachers & Staff

  • Susan Pope

    Susan Pope, Center Director

    Susan has worked with every age group, giving her a well-rounded perspective of the needs of every child. She strongly believes that every child and family that enters the center becomes part of her KinderCare family. Her role is to lead and manage all aspects of our Tracy center. Susan's focus is on providing quality programming and exceptional service to you and your children, leading a staff of great people and ensuring overall that we provide the highest quality care and education.

  • Ms. Amanda

    Ms. Amanda, Assistant Director

    When Amanda joined KinderCare she started as Preschool teacher. She later worked in the Infant and Toddler rooms before becoming our Assistant Director. Being the Assistant Director gives Amanda the opportunity to support all the teachers in every classroom and build wonderful relationships with all the families. She enjoys sharing stories with families in the evening during pick-up time about the fun and adorable things their child did during the day. Amanda also enjoys spending time in the classroom with the students and seeing the progress they make each and every day.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2004
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13
  • Ms. Vika

    Ms. Vika, Support Teacher

    Ms. Vika has had the pleasure of working in many classrooms over the years. She has worked in our Discovery Preschool room, Toddler room and most recently now is working in our Infant room. What Ms. Vika loves most about teaching is the unconditional love from the kids each day. She is inspired to come to work each day because of the children. She loves the good morning hugs and greetings when she walks in. Ms. Vika enjoys working in the Infant room because she is able to see their ongoing development blossom. She is able to see many of the infants firsts from the sitting up to walking.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2006
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11
  • Ms. Alma

    Ms. Alma, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Alma loves working in our Discovery Preschool classroom. What she loves most about teaching is seeing how happy her children's faces get when they learn something new. She is inspired to come to work each day to see how full of energy the children have.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
  • Ms. Jessica

    Ms. Jessica, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Jessica has been a wonderful addition to our KinderCare staff. She brings such a joyous and positive attitude with her to work each and everyday. What she loves most about teaching is seeing how excited each of her kids get when they see her. Ms. Jessica is inspired to come to work each day to see each of her kid's smiling faces and to see how eager they are to learn. She also has the pleasure of teaching our Music Adventures program which she enjoys getting down to the children's level and dancing and introducing new instruments to them.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2007
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
  • Ms. Sara

    Ms. Sara, Support Teacher

    Ms. Sara has the pleasure of working in all the classrooms. What she loves most about teaching is being able to discover how each child is different in their own way. She loves their individuality. Ms. Sara is inspired to come to work each day because she really enjoys the love and attention she gets from all the children.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2008
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9
  • Ms. Renee

    Ms. Renee, Support Teacher

    "I love coming to work seeing the kids smiling faces and talking to them, my favorite is their responses you never know what they're going to say

    Year Started:
    6/2/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 years
  • Ms. Maria

    Ms. Maria, Support Teacher

    "I call my students "my kids" Because in our years together they aren't just kids on my class list, they become a part of my heart

    Year Started:
    12/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
  • Ms. Aduly

    Ms. Aduly, Discovery Preschool, Learning Adventures Classrooms

    "I love being able to make a difference in a child's life

    Year Started:
    8/25/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
  • Ms. Katina

    Ms. Katina, Preschool Classroom

    "The future of the world is in your classroom today

    Year Started:
    7/22/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 years
  • Ms. Stephanie

    Ms. Stephanie, Toddler Classroom

    "I love to see a smile on the children's face everyday. I enjoy helping them do projects and learn something new each and every day

    Year Started:
    8/22/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
  • Ms. Angelica

    Ms. Angelica, Toddler Classroom

    "I love to help the children grow and develop each and every day

    Year Started:
    7/1/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
  • Ms. Jessenia

    Ms. Jessenia, Discovery Preschool, Learning Adventures Classrooms

    I love seeing the impact we can have on a child's development and watching them grow in every sense

    Year Started:
    5/3/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
  • Ms. Sonya

    Ms. Sonya, Infant and Toddler Classrooms, Van Driver

    "I believe that investing in our children's development from the earliest age is the single most important contribution one can make

    Year Started:
    6/1/1992
    Tenure:
    25 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 years
  • Ms. Susie

    Ms. Susie, Support Teacher

    I love being there to help with the early foundation to each child's education.

    Year Started:
    8/2/2007
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 years
  • Ms. Limayri

    Ms. Limayri, Toddler Classroom

    "I love coming to work and seeing the kids smiles as I walk into their classrooms.

    Year Started:
    5/2/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
  • Ms. Joy

    Ms. Joy, Prekindergarten Classroom

    "It is my hope as your child's teacher that they learn just as much from me as I do from them

    Year Started:
    5/5/2009
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 years
  • Ms. Robin

    Ms. Robin, Preschool Classroom

    "I'm passionate about children loving to learn and see their eyes light up when they get it, I just love that about them

    Year Started:
    3/10/1982
    Tenure:
    35 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30 years

Upcoming Center Activities

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September's Learning Focus

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

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • 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

Tracy KinderCare is also very big on the safety and security of the children and staff in our building. The door is locked at all times with a key pad entry; all classrooms have a door chime on the door going outside, we have a fence around both our playgrounds. All our staff is CPR and First Aid Certified and we practice monthly fire drills.

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