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Westlake Village KinderCare

Ms. Beth Tulk, Center Director

917 Hampshire Rd. Westlake Villag CA 91361
(805) 495-0851 Contact this center

Ages: 18 MONTHS to 12 YEARS
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Special Instructions:
On Hampshire Rd. between Westlake and 101 Fwy

Neighborhood:
Westlake Village KinderCare

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Westlake - (BEFORE AND AFTER), White Oak (AFTER SCHOOL ONLY), Westlake Hills (AFTER SCHOOL ONLY)

Give your child an AMAZING Kindergarten experience:         We are now accepting Enrollment applications for our 2015/2016 Fall session of  K-12 Kindergarten Program!

 

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Welcome

We are so excited to welcome you to KinderCare in Westlake Village! 

Summer Session sign-ups are in full swing - including our (on site) Swim lessons! We have a really exciting program planned this summer - including several on-site shows each week - Exotic Birds, Insects, Bubble Mania, Gymnastics, Karate, Firefighters, Police Officers, Ocean Animals, Mad Science Fire & Ice, and a Petting Zoo with Pony rides!

We are very proud of our state of the art Preschool, Pre-kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten programs. All of our programs include a truly cutting edge curriculum.

We offer several different types of small group lessons in our Learning Adventures Program, including: Phonics, Spanish, Computers, Cooking, Art, and Dance. The children also enjoy MiniKickers - a weekly soccer program for children ages two and a half and up!

Finding the right place and the right people to help nurture and educate your child is a big decision. While you have many options, you can be confident about the fact that our center has been helping children in the Westlake Village area learn and grow for many years.

It would be our pleasure to guide you on a tour of our center. Please contact us to schedule your visit. 

We look forward to meeting your family!

Ms. Beth Tulk, 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

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.

Interactive Kindergarten (5 - 6 Years)

A full-day interactive Kindergarten program that utilizes new curriculum with an interactive smart board making first grade readiness a priority.

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?

Swim Lessons & Computer Adventures

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  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

Welcome to our staff page where we truly are a family!!

  • Ms. Beth Tulk

    Ms. Beth Tulk, Center Director

    'The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.'  - Helen Keller

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Beth has a degree in Early Childhood Development with an emphasis on Administration. She was a preschool teacher for several years, before becoming a Center Director in 2005. She has also taught foreign exchange students, aged nine to eighteen, and has had over ten students from Japan and Spain live with her family. When she is not at KinderCare she enjoys spending time with her three children - two daughters (aged 20 and 24) and a son (aged 12).
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Harold and the Purple Crayon
    Year Started:
    11/30/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    20+ Years
    Education:
    Degree in Early Childhood Education and CA State Site Supervisor Certificate
  • Ms. Loren Begnaud

    Ms. Loren Begnaud, Assistant Director

    A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind and touches a heart." -Anonymous

    Loren Begnaud&nbsp;started with KinderCare&nbsp;Westlake Village on&nbsp;February 8<sup>th</sup> as our Assistant Director. She comes to us from Champions (a Knowledge Universe family partner) in Chatsworth. She was a very well loved Director for their school-aged program. She also has experience as a Kindergarten Teacher and as a Behavioral Therapist. Loren has a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies from CSUN. She has two daughters, aged 2 ½ and 10 months old. They currently attend the KinderCare in Moorpark, but will both be transferring to our center in September, when her younger daughter is old enough to attend our toddler program.<br /> &nbsp;

    Previous Experience:
    Center Director at Champions School Aged After School Program Kindergarten Teacher Behavioral Therapist
    Year Started:
    3/1/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    Five
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies
  • Ms. Masi

    Ms. Masi, Pre-K

    The 'art' of teaching is the art of...Assisting discovery" -Mark Van Doren

    Year Started:
    3/2/1993
    Tenure:
    23 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    22 years
    Education:
    50 ECE Units
  • Ms. Victoria

    Ms. Victoria, Preschool

    I'm changing the world one day at a time....I teach" -unknown

    Previous Experience:
    Before joining our family, Victoria worked as a Pre-K teacher for Pinecrest
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Biggest Bear of All
    Year Started:
    5/22/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
    Education:
    30 ECE Units
  • Yoshiko

    Yoshiko, School Age

    Gratitude breathe Gratitude

    Favorite Children's Book:
    All books by Eric Carle
    Year Started:
    4/14/1990
    Tenure:
    26 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 years
    Education:
    ECE Units
  • Ms. Abby

    Ms. Abby, Toddlers

    Ms. Abby recently moved to the Ventura County area and comes to us with great recommendations from a preschool in the Santa Clarita Valley. Abby has been attending Moorpark College and is working to complete her Associates degree in Early Childhood Development.

    Year Started:
    2/8/2016
    Education:
    Child Development Certificate from Moorpark College
  • Ms. Itzie

    Ms. Itzie, Swim Instructor/ Enrichment class Teacher

    Being able to watch children grow before my eyes when they learn something new is not only a joy but a privilege.

    Ms. Itzie has been with the Westlake Village KinderCare since 2012. Previously she worked with the two year olds in our Discovery Preschool Class and is currently invaluable as our Learning Adventures teacher where she instructs our small but concentrated learning enhancement classes such as Phonics, Reading, Math, Music and computer Lab.
    During the Summer months Ms. Itzie also instructs student Swim Lessons in our on-site pool.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Itzie Is currently working to finish her Degree as well as her Teaching Credential at Cal state Channel Islands. Before joining us at KinderCare she spent four years working as a Nanny and Swim instructor for all ages.
    Year Started:
    5/14/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    12 units in Early Childhood education and CPR, AEP/First Aide, Lifegaurd and Swim Instructor Certified

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.

Special Features

  • On site Pool for Swim Lessons and Summer use
  • Computer Lab
  • School Library

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish
  • Japanese

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Lunch coupons or bring a lunch (no kitchen on site, catered lunch)

Holidays Observed

Thanksgiving Day
The Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Day
New Years Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day July 4th
Labor Day

Health and Safety

Numerous safety measures are taken to ensure the wellbeing of everyone here at Westlake Village Kindercare. Including our gated entry, which is secured from the outside with a coded keypad as well as a top-latch on the inside to discourage our littlest friends from running ahead of exiting family members.

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.

Wonderful place that focuses on social skills education. Caring teachers and staff that, unlike other "schools" for pre kindergarten children, do so much more than just babysit the kids.

- Father

My son and I love coming to KinderCare. My son is almost 3 and he's been coming to KinderCare for the past year and we are so happy. We love his teacher. Not only is it educational, its fun. The kids learn while having a great time and they don't know they are learning. The Director of the school Ms. Danielle is wonderful and very accommodating to every child's needs. I highly recommend this school to any parent!

- Mother

KinderCare in Westlake provides a nurturing educational environment for little ones to grow and blossom. Our son loves it so much that he sometimes is upset on Saturday that he can't go to school. The staff is very responsive to all needs and concerns. They provide little report about what your child did that day, even for the older kids. I love feeling connected. The academic program promises to have the kids ready for kindergarten.

- Mother
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