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West Covina KinderCare

Brittany Brito, Center Director

3443 S. Nogales St. West Covina CA 91792
(626) 965-9611 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
Located next to the Fire Department Nogales & Shadow Oak

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Hollingworth, Oswalt, West Hoff, Villacourta, Valinda, Shelyn, Telesis, Collegewood, Blanford, St. Marthas, Killian, Yorbita, Northam Elementary,

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Welcome

Welcome to West Covina KinderCare! We are very excited that you are interested in our program. Here at KinderCare we believe in developing the whole child with an emphasis on assisting your child's growth with their emotional, social, cognitive, and physical development.
We provide top notch, highly qualified teachers. Your child will not only have a safe, secure, and stimulating environment to learn in, but we also have support from a team of child development experts. They have a true passion for educating and nurturing your child, so that they may get the best care in town!

Brittany Brito, 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.

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

Our staff is dedicated to providing the utmost quality curriculum and care for your child. They are hard working and very passionate about your children, providing an amazing curriculum, and engaging in every moment throughout your child's day.

  • Brittany Brito

    Brittany Brito, Center Director

    Every child is a different kind of flower and all together make this world a beautiful garden

    Brittany has been in the field of ECE for over 10 years. She enjoys knowing that she can watch children learn and grow keeps her fully engaged in all that she does at the center. Brittany loves to know that she can impact the life of so many little ones on a daily basis. Brittany is the proud mother of Baby Greyson who is now part of the KinderCare family.

    Previous Experience:
    Brittany began in the field of ECE over 10 years ago and held roles to include Teacher, Assistant Director and Center Director for 4 years prior to joining KinderCare.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "It Looked Like Spilt Milk" by Charles Green
    Year Started:
    11/1/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
  • Miss Lorraine Dupleasis

    Miss Lorraine Dupleasis, Assistant Director

    Working with children is a passion of mine.  It is more than just a job.  Children are our future.  It's fun to provied them with opportunities to grow and learn".
     

    Ms. Lorraine has more than 21 years of experience in the Early Childhood Education field.  Working with children has always been a passion for Ms. Lorraine.  Watching them develop into strong learners is very rewarding for her.  As the Assistant Director her goal is to help ensure that our teachers provide a safe nurturing fun learning enviroment.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Lorraine worker for Childtime for over 10 years.
    Year Started:
    9/8/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    21
  • Ms. Nichole

    Ms. Nichole, School Age

    I have a passion to teach children and a passion to learn from them as well.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Sofia

    Ms. Sofia, Preschool Classroom

    I love seeing the smiles of the children and the pride they have when they show me their work.

    Year Started:
    1/1/1988
    Tenure:
    28 Years
  • Ms. Mita

    Ms. Mita, Private Kindergarten Classroom

    Daily, I make an effort to grow and become your best. By learning you will teach, by teaching you will learn.

    Year Started:
    1/1/1989
    Tenure:
    27 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education

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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

  • Mandarin
  • 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

Your child's safety is our highest priority. We have a keypad entry, fenced in playground, and all of our staff are First Aid and CPR certified. We also practice earthquake and fire drills.

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.

We enrolled at KinderCare when Mikey was seven-months-old. The teachers were welcoming and Mikey loved their hugs, toys, snacks and constant attention. We appreciate the attention to detail in the infant and toddler rooms. The ratio of student to teacher is remarkable and definitely important for child development. Mikey had learned his ABC's, colors and can count to ten by the time he was two-years-old! Every teacher and staff member have a genuine love for each child. We are thankful that Mikey goes to a wonderful school to help him become a well-rounded toddler.

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