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Tualatin KinderCare

Robyn Mills, Center Director

8140 SW Warm Springs St. Tualatin OR 97062
(503) 692-4835 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
across from Fred Meyer

Neighborhood:
Off i5- R on Tualatin Rd, L on Martinazzi, R on Warm Springs

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Tualatin, Byrom, Bridgeport

We're pulling out all the stops this SUMMER, to make sure it's your kids' best one yet! Come join us this summer! Our fresh and exciting summer-themed curriculum is jam-packed with fun and learning to delight and engage your kids, including a new adventure every two weeks!

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Welcome

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the NAC Accredited Tualatin KinderCare! At KinderCare we strive to exceed your expectations in an Early Learning Programs. We are a school that is flexible with schedules and are always accommodating to meet the needs of you and your child. We provide programs that support and challenge children from the age of 6 weeks through the age of 12 years. We also offer unique enrichment programs that are fun and filled with learning. These programs are cooking, math, phonics, spanish and music. Please feel free to schedule or stop by for a tour to check out our programs and meet our teachers! We are open from 6:00am-6:30pm.     

Robyn Mills, 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.

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.

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?

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  1. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. January's Learning Focus

      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. 

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

Teachers & Staff

Our team welcomes you to our Tualatin Kindercare! We value the work of guiding children through some of the most important years of their lives. The teachers at Tualatin KinderCare work together to make sure all of our children have a learning experience that fits their specific needs. We offer challenging academic programs, fun activities, and opportunities for the children to grow and work on being independent. We are proud to be part of a community that serves the children in this capacity. Please feel free to stop by to observe our learning environments and meet our teachers. We look forward to your visit!       

  • Robyn Mills

    Robyn Mills, Center Director

    Childhood is not a race to see how quickly a child can read, write and count. Childhood is a small window of time to learn and develop at the pace which is right for each individual child." -Unknown

    Robyn and her family recently moved to Portland Oregon from Massachusetts. She has been passionate about Early Education since her peer teaching in high school. Robyn attended Becker College in Massachusetts for Early Childhood Education and Psychology. Her value for education and young children inspired her to teach Pre-Kindergarten in a private school for 13 years. She then taught in public school as an Applied Behavior Analyst, working with Kindergarteners and students with developmental delays. Her passion for education helped guide her teachers through educational excellence and NAC Accreditation, and she is proud to be part of the KinderCare Education team. 

    Year Started:
    7/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16
    Education:
    Degree in Early Childhood Education, Psychology
  • Heather Goff

    Heather Goff, Assistant Director

    Year Started:
    4/17/1995
    Tenure:
    21 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    21
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Kim

    Ms. Kim, Kindergarten

    I love the light in a child's eyes when they grasp the concept you have been teaching.

    Kim is our Kindergarten Teacher and has been serving our comminuty since 1995. She offers an engaging and active Kindergarten program that stimulates children through projects, homework help, and outside time. Please stop by our school to meet her and observe her program!

    Year Started:
    10/1/1995
    Tenure:
    21 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Degree

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. December's Learning Focus

      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.

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas 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.

Awards and Recognition

  • National Accreditation Commission

    National Accreditation Commission

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish
  • Hungarian, Japanese

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • 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

Your child's safety is of the utmost concern to us. All staff members are current on CPR, First Aid, Oregon Food handler's certificates, and stay current in the Oregon Criminal Registry. Door codes to enter the building are given only to guardians and are updated regularly.

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 has participated in three Learning Adventures programs over the years – Music Adventures, Cooking Adventures, and currently Phonics Adventures. These programs have provided a truly enriching experience for my son and extend the already amazing curriculum activities going on in the classroom!
 
Early on, I noticed that my son was extremely curious about the alphabet and words. The Phonics Adventures program was a perfect fit to help fuel his curiosity. He’s skilled at blending sounds together, he’s beginning to read, and most importantly, he’s enjoying it! The small-group activities are hands-on and fun – it’s not just a paper-and-pencil program. My son loves his Phonics time with Ms. Amy!   

- Mother

My daughter has attended KinderCare for two years now. I am so happy we joined this program. Her teachers are so sweet and loving with her. Everyday she is excited to go to school. And as most parent's know- that is priceless!

- Father
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