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Woodinville KinderCare

Nicole Mosteller, Center Director

13851 NE 171st St. Woodinville WA 98072
(425) 481-5551 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
at 140th Ave & 171st St behind KFC

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Hollywood Hills, Wellington, Woodin (School bus will drop children off and pick up at KinderCare)

At Woodinville 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 to the Woodinville KinderCare. We are very excited to meet with you and your family. We believe in developing the whole child with an emphasis on assisting your child's growth with their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Here at the Woodinville KinderCare, we believe it takes a village to raise a child, and our parent's consider us to be an extension of their families (their village). Your child will not only have a safe, secure, and stimulating environment to learn in, but will have support from a team of child development experts who have a true passion for educating and nurturing children.

Nicole Mosteller, Center Director

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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.

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.

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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

The teachers and staff at the Woodinville KinderCare are passionate about educating and nurturing children. Our teachers have an average tenure of five years at our center an an average of eleven years in the early childhood education field. The Woodinville KinderCare team strives for excellence through continuing education from biannual company professional development trainings to seeking additional college courses or seminars in the education field. At the end of the day, the true key to our teachers' success is their passion for teaching and their love of learning.

  • Nicole Mosteller

    Nicole Mosteller, Center Director

    I truly believe in the importance of early childhood education. We have such an amazing opportunity to impact a child's lifelong learning at this age. I feel such a sense of pride in being a part of all the learning and growth of all the children at our school.

    Nicole started with KinderCare in the fall of 2005. She has experience as a teacher and Assistant Director with KinderCare.  Currently, she enjoys having the opportunity to support all the wonderful children, parents, and teachers here at the school to provide the best educational experience.  Nicole comes from Camano Island, Washington where her family still lives.  She graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor's and Teaching Degree.  Go Huskies!  She also has a daughter who attends the school.  She looks forward to working with children and helping them become smart, caring and contributing members of the community.

    Year Started:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 years
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Karen Zeller

    Karen Zeller, Assistant Director

    Teachers have three loves:  love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together. - Scott Hayden

    Karen is the Assistant Director here at the Woodinville KinderCare.  Partnering with families and working with children is something that she is very passionate about.  She has been working with children  since she was 9 years old.  Before she came to the Woodinville KinderCare, she was the School-Age and Learning Adventures teacher at the Mill Creek KinderCare.  While here, she has completed her Childhood Development Associates Degree.  In the future, she would also like to earn a teaching degree in Elementary Education with a focus on children with special needs.  She has one child, Brendan, who is one of our school-age children as well.

    Year Started:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    21 years
  • Ms. Salena Neubaum

    Ms. Salena Neubaum, Program Supervisor

    Education is not filling of a vessel but the lighting of a flame."  Socrates

    Ms Salena is our Program Supervisor and Learning Adventures teacher.  She started with KinderCare in 2004 as a teacher.  She has taught almost every age group from toddlers to preschool.  She has always had a passion for learning new things and teaching child new things.  She graduated college with a Bachelor's in Christian Education.  While at KinderCare, she also earned her Childhood Development Associates Degree.  In her spare time, she loves traveling and has been to several places including Mexico, Africa, Australia, and many more.

    Year Started:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor's in Christian Education; Childhood Development Associates Degree
  • Ms. Kristina

    Ms. Kristina, Discovery Preschool

    Ms Kristina is also one of our Discovery Preschool teachers.  She was born and raised in Redmond, WA by her mom and dad.  She has an older brother and sister.  She has always loved working with children, so in 2006 she graduated from Central Washington University with a degree in Family and Consumer Sciences.  She started working for the KinderCare in Redmond after graduation, and then spent the last six years at the Mill Creek KinderCare.  She also has over 15 years of experience working with children of all ages.  She looks forward to getting to know all of the families here!

    Year Started:
    8 Years
    Bachelor's in Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Ms. Tine

    Ms. Tine, Infants

    Ms Tine is one of our infant teachers.  She is originally from Jakarta, Indonesia.  She went to Lake Washington Institute of Technology and Seattle Central majoring in Community Psychology and taking classes in Child Development.  She has learned the most though through her six years in the Early Childhood field.  She started at the Yarrow Bay KinderCare as an infant then a toddler teacher.  She also worked for another school as a toddler teacher.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family doing anything outdoors.  She is so thankful to have a job where she is able to watch children learn and grow. 

    Year Started:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Masi

    Ms. Masi, Prekindergarten

    Ms. Masi is also a Pre-Kindergarten teacher. She is happy to have the opportunity to work with children.  She was born in Iran.  She has two brothers and one sister.  She is the third oldest in her family.  She has experience working at a travel agency and a degree in Computer Engineering Software from Iran.  She is very happy to be a teacher now.  She loves watching the children grow up and seeing them learn new things everyday.  She is excited to be a part of the team here at the Woodinville KinderCare!

    Year Started:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Laura

    Ms. Laura, Preschool

    Ms Laura is also our preschool teacher.  She feels truly blessed to be given the opportunity to work with children.  She believes our children and everyone should be treated equally and with respect.  She is the third oldest in her family. She is happy and excited to be a part of the team here at the Woodinville KinderCare.  She loves being around kids as everyday is a different learning experience

    Year Started:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Geisy

    Ms. Geisy, Infant Classroom

    I enjoy creating a fun and active learning environment for your children. Everyday is a wonderful experience here with your children.

    Ms Geisy teaches our infants. She was born in a small town called Belem, north of Brazil and moved to the U.S. in 2005. She has a BA in education from the University of Amazon.  She came to the U.S. as a nanny taking care of an infant and a toddler.  She started with the Redmond KinderCare in January 2007. Her passions include Zumba, traveling home to Brazil, and her son, James, who is one of our toddlers.  She loves teaching the infants because of the tremendous amount of growth they make in their time with her.  She is especially proud of how she can help them grow their vocabulary.

    Year Started:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 years
  • Ms. Tara

    Ms. Tara, Prekindergarten Classroom

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

    Ms Tara is our wonderful prekindergarten teacher.  You could call her a West Coast girl.  She was born in Oregon and has lived in all the West Coast states at some point in her life. She graduated high school in Seward, Alaska and then went to UAF, where she became aware that she doesn't care for cold climates. After receiving her AA degree, she moved to Seattle.  She began working for KinderCare in 2002.  She has almost exclusively worked with Preschool to Pre-Kindergarten aged kids.  She loves this age because they are so curious and have such a large imagination. She loves teaching them math, art and especially reading. Reading is so very important for everyone and she can’t wait to encourage that in her students.  She also is the mother to two little boys who attend KinderCare as well.

    Year Started:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 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

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

  • American Sign Language
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

New Year's Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving and the day following, and Christmas Day

Health and Safety

At KinderCare Learning Centers, your child's safety is one of our top priorities. Not only are all of our outside perimeter doors locked to ensure security, but all of our playgrounds are fenced with locked gates as well. In addition, the front door of the building has a coded entry where only authorized family members will have a code to enter. Otherwise a door bell is available to visitors who will be greeted by a center staff member. At the Woodinville KinderCare we have a Health and Safety Coordinator on site as well. Karen's role includes conducting monthly earthquake and fire drills, ensuring that all staff's first aid and CPR certificates are up to date, and maintaining high cleanliness standards.

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.

Our family loves Woodinville KinderCare! Our 10-year-old son has been cared for by their dedicated staff since 2007. They've handled challenging situations with the care and concern that show great respect for our child and our family. I love being greeted by smiles each morning and evening, and it's quite evident that each staff member loves children. I have great confidence in their care, knowing that they put the needs of the kids first.  I can't say enough positive things about Nicole and her staff. She creates a caring and loving environment for all of the children entrusted under their care. I highly recommend Woodinville KinderCare!

- Mother

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