Tracy Bierman, Center Director
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Thank you for choosing Yucaipa KinderCare where our teachers enjoy having the opportunity to ensure that your child is happy and is in an excellent learning environment. We offer variable schedules to help assist in your needs. Our curriculum is designed to meet your child’s developmental needs from 6 weeks until 12 years. We offer our Learning Adventure programs to assist your child in phonics, reading, math, Spanish and music. I look forward to working with and watching your child grow with us here in Yucaipa!
Tracy Bierman, Center Director
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A full-day interactive Kindergarten program that utilizes new curriculum with an interactive smart board making first grade readiness a priority.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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?
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.
At Yucaipa KinderCare we are compassionate about our jobs and love being able to teach students and watch them with excitement as they develop new skills. All teachers have completed their early childhood education and majority of the teachers are CPR/First Aid certified. Many have received their degrees and many more are continuing with their education. We offer two Professional development days every year where staff are can receive additional training. Some of our amazing staff have been with KInderCare over 18 years and many have worked in the early education for over 25 years!
We look forward to meeting your family!
I thoroughly enjoy working with children. Coming to work each day lets me be part of the education for the future generation. I have been able to see children start in my infant room and see them when they graduate.
Tracy has worked for KinderCare for ten years but has been in this field over 25 years. She enjoys being a director and being able to support her family's needs and comfort them on their first day of drop off by letting them know that they will be okay and that the parents can call anytime during the day to check on their most precious child. She has been able to see a child start as an infant and see them as they have grown into an adult. Tracy enjoys working with her team and being apart of the Yucaipa community!
I am so excited to be apart of your child's life! I truly enjoy watching our little ones grow through the different classrooms and finally reach elementary school!
Jenny has worked for KinderCare for 14 years. She started in the toddler room and has worked her way up to assistant director. She has been an assistant director for two years. She is inspired by the families and the children everyday. She enjoys being able to go into each class and being able to interact with each and everyone of the children in every age group. She loves to be able to go into school age and play Uno with a group.
My whole day is worthwhile when I see my children have mastered a task we have been working hard on.
Ms. Ruth has worked for KinderCare for almost eight years. She has worked in childcare for 40 years and has done a wonderful Job. Ms. Ruth has taken over our Learning Adventures program about three years ago and has built and maintained it today. She has done an awesome job teaching Phonics, reading, math, cooking and music. The children love attending these programs.
Its amazing how the infants learn as the days go by. It makes me smile!
Ms. Terry enjoys spending time with her babies, to teach, keep them safe and help them be happy. She loves being able to communicate with parents so they can leave their child and know that their baby will be safe while they are at work, or school.
I do enjoy when I get to work with the children and help them to learn something new on a daily basis.
Ms. Rebecca has worked in all age groups, and currently she is a part of our toddler room! She is a team player and is always eager to travel to other centers to help them out. She enjoys being able to interact and guide them through various projects.
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.
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.
We observe the following holidays:
Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.
We offer a secured entrance into the center. We ID famililes or friends who are visiting to pick up a child. We escort them to the classrooms, introduced them to the teachers and walk them out to our lobby. We have alarms on gates to ensure the safety of of children on the playgrounds. Teachers are fingerprinted and First Aid/ CPR Certified.
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 though the various training opportunities in the community.
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