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Fisher's Landing KinderCare

Jessica Hamilton, Center Director

16808 S.E. McGillivray Blvd. Vancouver WA 98683
(360) 882-3090 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
behind Fred Meyer off 164th Ave

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Fisher's Landing, Harmony, Illahee, Millplain,. Columbia Valley has bus service to and from Center

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Welcome

Welcome to Fisher’s Landing Kindercare. We are located in Vancouver, WA. on McGillvray Blvd. and 164th Ave. Our center provides quality childcare for children beginning at infant age of six weeks continuing through school age of 12 years. Our center has nine classrooms in the center. Each classroom meets the needs of the children in our care. Our curriculum is designed to focus on each child to learn through play. In our curriculum, we offer sensory play, art activities, reading and library area, science, writing, and block activities. We provide extra curricular activities throughout the day with our fabulous Learning Adventures Program. The classes we provide are phonics, music, math, Spanish, and cooking. These classes allow each child to experience one on one time with the Learning Adventure teacher. The center provides three large playgrounds separated throughout age groups: School Age, Preschool, and Toddler. Each playground is designed safe and developmentally appropriate. The center provides and serves three balanced nutritional meals: Breakfast 7:30-8:30; Lunch, and two afternoon snacks. We provide a variety of healthy meals to our children daily. We welcome you to come and see our center.

Jessica Hamilton, 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

We have a high tenured, diverse team of teachers, to care for and help develop your children to their full potential here at Fisher's Landing. From our warm and cozy infant room to our super energetic school age room, our team is always excited to welcome new families, help them adjust and ensure that your child's experience is unique and tailored to their learning style. Come meet our team and experience for yourself the dedication our team has to making early childhood education a great experience for your whole family.

  • Jessica Hamilton

    Jessica Hamilton, Center Director

    Following her experience as a Director, Jessica decided to continue with her goal of helping others, in the Healthcare field; for several years Jessica worked at a traumatic brain injury rehabilitation center. Upon relocation to the Pacific Northwest, in 2008, Jessica decided that it was time to get back to her true passion, working with children. She has been with the KinderCare Education organization since then. Jessica absolutely adores the children in her care and loves knowing that she is having a direct impact on the lives of those children. She strives to create the most nurturing, fun and educationally stimulating learning environment possible. Jessica is very proud of her dedicated team of teachers and care providers and enjoys working with the children, families and teachers of KinderCare every day.

    Previous Experience:
    Jessica began as a Teacher Assistant, in a Prekindergarten classroom, after graduating high school and then worked as a School Age Teacher throughout her college years. After graduating college, Jessica accepted a position as a Director of a private preschool, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
    Year Started:
    5/27/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Academic Studies
  • Ms. Jennifer Hendrix

    Ms. Jennifer Hendrix, Assistant Director

    Jennifer earned her Associate's of Arts degree in Early Childhood Development in Poplarville, MS. She moved to Washington State in the year 2000 to be closer to her husband’s family. She loves the outdoors, camping, and reading a good book. She has been happily married for 23 years now. She has two wonderful children. Her passion for making a difference in children’s lives started at a young age. She began taking Early Childhood classes at the age of 15, as part of a work-study class in high school. She has never forgotten how wonderful and special her preschool teacher was and she wanted to have that kind of an impact on children’s lives.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    I Love You Forever And Always
    Education:
    Associate's of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Development
  • Ms. Jessica

    Ms. Jessica, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Jessica was formerly a toddler teacher at Knowledge Beginnings and also worked in their infant room. She creates an amazing atmosphere for the children in her class, engaging them in art projects, exposing them to sensory activities and ensuring they always feel loved.

    Year Started:
    1/3/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
  • Ms. Shauna

    Ms. Shauna, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Shauna initially joined our team as our center cook. In that role she was beloved by all the children and built lasting relationships with our families and center team. During that time she occasionally helped out in our infant room and it was clear that she had a natural ability to nurture and connect with our youngest children. 2 years ago she was given the opportunity to work in our infant room full time, and since then she has become a foundational part of our team, easing new infants into her care and ensuring parents alway feel completely supported. Shauna loves being with our infants and enjoys being part of their growth and development during these critical first months.

    Year Started:
    6/1/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
  • Ms. Sam

    Ms. Sam, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Sam's room is everything you would expect a toddler room to be. Her kids are busy, active and engage in fun, sometimes messy, but always exciting projects throughout their day. Sam is full of energy, extremely nurturing and never afraid to play down on the floor with the kids even if she gets messy herself. She brings music into the classroom by playing her guitar as she sings with them. Our toddlers truly thrive in her care.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Loni

    Ms. Loni, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Loni has worked with toddlers and discovery preschool children since joining our center. She has amazing patience and love for the children in her class, and they thrive in her classroom. She not only helps them learn the super critical potty training skills they need, but helps them develop a love of creative expression and learning through play. Her classroom is full of energy, color and warmth, and helps engage every child so they can learn and grow at their own pace, and to their full potential.

    Year Started:
    9/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Currently working on her Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Lucilla

    Ms. Lucilla, Preschool Classroom

    I experience the joy of teaching and making a difference with each child I meet. I love to see their little faces ready to learn new things each day!

    Ms. Lucilla is originally from El Salvador and speaks fluent Spanish in addition to English. She really enjoys teaching the children Spanish words as part of our new preschool curriculum. She knows that every day presents an extraordinary opportunity to learn, and she does an amazing job enhancing the environment for our children so that every child can experience the curriculum in their own way and learn at their own pace. Lucilla is amazingly calm and patient as she works with children, and captivates them during group time with stories and by truly listening to them. She has been a valued member of our team for over 15 years, and feels the incredible value of educating and making a difference in the life of each child she teaches.

    Year Started:
    2/13/1998
    Tenure:
    18 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
  • Ms. Megan

    Ms. Megan, Preschool Classroom

    I love helping the children learn and grow.

    Ms. Megan is relatively new to us, but is already well loved by the children in her classroom. She works hard to build great relationships with both parents and their children and continues to look for ways to help the children in her care stretch their own limits and accomplish new things.

    Year Started:
    9/9/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Misty

    Ms. Misty, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Working with young children is very rewarding. My goal is to help each child develop a sense of who they are and learn to express their feelings about their environment.

    Ms Misty has worked in the field of Early Childhood Education since 1995 serving for many years in schools in Portland, Oregon. Over the course of her career she has worked with children as young as 6 weeks of age, and as old as 12 years of age. Her diverse experience helps her continue to adapt to the individual needs of the children she is working with. She constantly strives to foster each child's social, emotional and educational growth.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining us Misty worked in a number of other licensed preschool centers since 1995 and also worked as a before/after school teacher for Portland Public Schools.
    Year Started:
    11/1/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 Years
  • Ms. Nasreen

    Ms. Nasreen, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I enjoy working with children and helping them grow as people and knowing that each day I can make a positive impact on a child's life.

    Ms. Nasreen has been working to educate children for almost 30 years. She uses a variety of different strategies to enhance their learning and development throughout the day. Her goal is to always provide a highly enriched and developmentally appropriate program for her Prekindergarten children so that they have all the skills they will need when they move on to Kindergarten the next year.

    Year Started:
    5/19/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    29 Years
  • Ms. Audra

    Ms. Audra, School Age Classroom

    Ms. Audra has worked with every age group in our center and always keeps our children engaged and excited to learn. She is currently working with our School Age kids and has a great relationship with both the children and parents.

    Year Started:
    1/4/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
  • Ms. Meagan

    Ms. Meagan, School Age Classroom

    Ms. Meagan makes before and after school fun for our school age kids. She works with them on homework, helps them with fun activities and keeps them engaged in projects in the short time after school. She runs a super fun program during out of school days and over winter, spring and summer break.

    Year Started:
    11/3/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years

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

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Arabic
  • Spanish
  • Japanese

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

The health and safety of our children is always our number one priority. Our center has the following features: A keypad entry to the building, fenced playground, an onsite Health and Safety specialist, nurse visits once a month for our infant room as an additional resource for teachers and parents, and all of our staff are CPR and First Aid certified.

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.

I visited several preschools/daycares before choosing Fishers Landing KinderCare. They are very thorough and pay attention to safety, education and provide quality care for the children entrusted to them. There is a low teacher-student ratio (1:4 for the infant room). Everyone I have met has been very kind and helpful. I love the infant room teachers Jessica and Shauna, too. When I go to KinderCare, there are never any tears - she is excited to be there. KinderCare provides meals that are well balanced and age appropriate and they give you a report at the end of each day so you know what your child ate, what he/she learned and how the day went overall. I will recommend KinderCare to others and I am very grateful I found such a great place to partner with.
- Mother

Jessica [the Center Director] pulled up the shoe strings and really made this center a very ‘Zen’ type place to be. My daughter LOVES coming in in the early morning and hearing the instrumental music going on in the foyer.
Leah has made great leaps and bounds and KinderCare Fisher’s Landing has been SUCH and integral part of her ‘village’ she truly is blessed to have this team of people as part of her daily routine.
I thank Jessica for ALWAYS addressing quickly any issue we have had and no issue I have had has been the building or staff’s fault. But they have always stepped up to make changes that affect Leah in a positive way.
Thank you all so much for being Leah’s guardian when I am not there.
You are all very important to her.
 

- Mother

We were only at Fisher's Landing KinderCare for a few months and left due to relocation. The facility was on point with what I would expect from a child care center. The selling point for me from the moment we walked into the 3-4 year old classroom was the teacher. Ms. Lucilla is amazing! She was so kind and loving to our daughter and to all of the children. The first couple of days were difficult, as my daughter was adjusting to a new school, and the transition in general, after being home for the year prior. She told me that when she missed me, Ms. Lucilla would give her a hug until she felt better. It may not seem like much, but it meant the world to me...and to my daughter. I felt confident she was in capable, caring hands, and it helped me worry less throughout the day. We will miss you Ms. Lucilla! Thanks for all you did for us and the love you showed our daughter.

- Mother

We moved from out of state 1 week ago and began our 20 month old daughter at this KinderCare the day after arriving. We have used 2 in home daycares previously, both amazing and loving women, however we could not be more overjoyed or impressed by our daughter's teachers, Kaelyn & Loni, as well as communication with Director Jessica. The allowance of parents to drop off and pick up inside the classroom, along with the daily logs and communication when we pick up is wonderful. My daughter is not able to communicate how her day has been or what they did so we are extremely grateful we get to find this out verbally from the teachers, as well as the daily logs, instead of being pushed out the door as I have heard and experienced at other centers. By moving to another state we have made such a big transition in our daughter's life and are wanting to make sure she feels comfortable and happy each day. Less than one week at KinderCare and drop off is now a breeze. We hope our experience remains as positive as it has started.

- Mother

My boys go here and we LOVE it. The teachers here are amazing, they are caring, happy, loving, patient, full of life, and consider these kids family. The Director Jessica is phenomenal! She came in and made it BEAUTIFUL and new and welcoming! She is loving and active with the kids and keeps the center in order. I couldn't ask for a better group of women to care for my boys! If you're looking for a daycare don't look any further this is the only place to bring them.
~Haley

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