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Sullivan KinderCare

Lorna Geib, Center Director

205 South Sullivan Rd. Veradale WA 99037
(509) 926-5551 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
off I-90 S of Sprague behind Walgreens

Neighborhood:
Spokane Valley

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Adams (Only two spots left on bus!) & Sunrise Elementary

At Sullivan KinderCare our teachers are dedicated professionals who are passionate about providing excellent care and learning opportunities for the children in our care. Give us a call today to schedule a tour for the opportunity to experience our curriculum and to meet our teachers and center support staff. We look forward to meeting you!

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Welcome

Each day at Sullivan KinderCare, is an opportunity of a lifetime. We've put four decades, tremendous resources, and a whole lot of heart into building a one-of-a-kind program that will bring out the best in your child. We've created something of incredible value not only for your child, but for the whole family! Come join us for a day to remember!!

Lorna Geib, 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.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.

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 teachers here at the Sullivan Road KinderCare are a fun loving group. They each show their passion of teaching through their everyday interaction with their children. The staff makes sure each family feels welcomed and informed of all activities and events coming up. Our teachers come with a high level of knowledge of education. Some of the teachers have Elementary Education Degrees as well as their Child Development Associate's credentials. Several of the employees have several years of experience in the childhood field.

  • Lorna Geib

    Lorna Geib, Center Director

    Children are great imitators. So give them something great to imitate.

    Ms. Lorna has been with KinderCare since 1998; in 2008 she became the Center Director. Ms. Lorna is great at empowering teachers to share their passion for life, while energetically opening each child’s eyes to a range of age-appropriate activities and experiences. She loves that she can give the parents peace of mind and the confidence to focus on their needs during the days.

    Year Started:
    7/15/1998
    Tenure:
    18 Years
  • Christina

    Christina, Assistant Director

    Today was good! Today was fun! Tomorrow is another one!

    Ms. Christina has been with KinderCare since April 2012, she transferred to Sullivan in May of 2013. Ms. Christina has been working in childcare for 17 years, has her Child Development Associates and Early Childhood Development Courses. She is passionate about teaching children and creating a learning environment for children to grow and experience many things. Ms. Christina enjoys singing, reading and showing her creativity with the children.

    Year Started:
    4/5/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17
    Education:
    Child Development Associates and Early Childhood Development Courses
  • Ms. Hailey

    Ms. Hailey, Discovery Preschool

    Education is not an end in itself but is the first step in a progress which should continue during a lifetime.

    Ms. Hailey joined KinderCare in December in 2012, where in February of 2013 she transferred to Sullivan as the Two’s teacher. She has been a great addition to the KinderCare team. Ms. Hailey connects immensely with the children and enjoys using hands on teaching method that makes the children really focus and understand what they are being taught.

    Year Started:
    12/10/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
  • Ms. Brittney

    Ms. Brittney, School Age

    A person's a person, no matter how small.

    Ms. Brittney came to KinderCare in March of 2013 as the School Age teacher. She is currently enrolled in the Child Development Associates Program. Miss. Brittney has worked in childcare for six years and is still expanding her knowledge in the field. She loves to express her creativity with the children through various forms of art and learning projects that the kids just adore.

    Year Started:
    3/15/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6
  • Ms. Julie

    Ms. Julie, Toddler

    It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

    Ms. Julie became the Toddler teacher at KinderCare in 2009. She came with 25 years experience in childcare and Early Childhood Education. Ms. Julie brightens up the room all day with creative learning approaches that the toddlers get ecstatic about. She loves to watch as children grow and discover new things everyday.

    Year Started:
    9/2/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25

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.

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

We value health and safety at our center which is why we have the following features: A keypad entry to the building, fenced playground 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.

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

KinderCare has had a wonderful impact on my son.  He has learned and grown so much during the two years he has been enrolled.  The teachers are patient and kind.  I loved how they worked with me to help my son be successful while potty training.  The best part is how much he loves coming and is excited every day to learn and play.  Thanks KinderCare!

- Mother

I love the curriculum and the teachers at KinderCare!  I feel comfortable leaving my infant in their care and my three year old absolutely loves his teacher.  She is amazing and really talks to me about his learning strengths.  We love them!

- Mother
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