Sandi Loomis, Center Director
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Rio Rancho, Colinas Del Norte, Maggie Cordova, Sunset View, Petroglyph, Seven-Bar, Sierra Vista,Tierra Antigua, Ventana Ranch
Our center is accredited by NAEYC.
Meet Sandi Loomis, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2014
Education: Childhood Development Associate's Certification
Favorite Children's Book: Jam Berry
Meet Sandi Loomis! She is the Center Director at Paradise KinderCare in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Before becoming the Center Director, Sandi was the Assistant Director at KinderCare. Sandi holds a Childhood Development Associates Certification. She has been with KinderCare for seven years now. Sandi started as a pre-school teacher for KinderCare and worked her way up. When she is not working, Sandi likes to spend time with her family outdoors, go hiking, fishing, camping, and enjoying her ground pool during the hot days.
AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED
Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited - nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.
Infant Programs (6 weeks–1 year)
Leaving your baby in someone else’s care is a big step. Everyone at our centers—most importantly, our naturally gifted infant teachers—will work with you to make sure the transition goes smoothly. When you step into our infant classroom, you’ll see how much we want your infant to feel safe, loved, and ready to explore their world.
Toddler Programs (1–2 Years)
Everything in our toddler classroom is designed for little explorers. That’s because a lot is going on at this age. When your child is wandering all over the place, that means they’re learning and discovering new things every day. We’ll help them explore their interests (and find new ones!) as they play and learn.
Discovery Preschool Programs (2–3 Years)
This age is filled with so much wonder and curiosity. That’s why we offer a ton of books and toys and bring artwork down to kids eye level. Children in discovery preschool also begin to learn how we all work together in a classroom. Simple math and science, pretend play, and group play help them get used to a more structured school setting.
Preschool Programs (3–4 Years)
This age is all about expression, when kids really start to form their own ideas about what they want to play and how they want to create. Every day in our preschool classroom, your child will explore science experiments, create artwork, and play pretend—all the skills needed for their big next step: kindergarten!
Prekindergarten Programs (4–5 Years)
When you walk into one of our pre-K classrooms, you’ll see artwork and writing displayed around the room. Labels are everywhere to help kids connect letters with words. You’ll also see pictures on the walls that reflect the families in our community. Your child will also deepen their knowledge in language, math, science, Spanish, and social skills.
Before- and After-School Programs (5–12 Years)
You can count on us to provide reliable care for your school-ager while you’re at work, with safe transportation from our center to your child’s school and back! Whether your child wants to start a drama club, build a volcano, or create a comic book, they will have a place to follow their dreams. Your child will start and end the day with a whole lot of fun!
School Break Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)
Winter break, spring break, summer break—when school’s out (but you still need to work), you can count on KinderCare to provide a safe and supportive learning environment that’s focused on fun. We welcome children ages 5–12 during school break times and make sure they have a sensational, screen-free experience they won’t forget.
Elementary School Distance Learning
Healthy bodies, happy hearts, growing minds. We make distance learning easy on your whole family! Our teachers are trained to facilitate safe and dynamic learning experiences online and in-person. Since every school has their own learning plan, we’ve added flexible enrollment options to meet your family’s needs. Whether you choose to enroll full-time, part-time, or before and after school, we’re here for you!
Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program
Cooking Academy™ (3 – 12 Years)
In Cooking Academy, kids learn new recipes from cultures around the world and develop a healthy relationship with food. They’ll whip up everything from Southwest rainbow lettuce wraps to pumpkin muffins, building their skills in STEM, communication, and more along the way. And yes—little chefs get to eat their culinary creations!
Music Explorers™ (2 – 4 Years)
KinderCare families are already giving a standing ovation to our newest Learning Adventures program: Music Explorers! Kids will learn to sing, move, listen, play instruments, and even create their own tunes. Our original curriculum blends math, science, social studies, literacy, and mindfulness (think yoga!) for a uniquely KinderCare way of learning the foundations of music.
Phonics Adventures® (2 – 4 Years)
Learning how to read is a whole lot of fun at KinderCare! We help kids grow to love books and words (and get ready for kindergarten) in our Phonics Adventures program. From discovering the basics of vowels to practicing poetry, kids learn all about letters and sounds in small-group lessons made just for their age group. (Bonus: Kids who attend our phonics program are more prepared than their peers for school—and we have the data to prove it.)
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 to develop vocabulary and conversation skills. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts, and pets, as well as how to engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo.
STEM Innovators (3-8 Years)
You’ve probably heard a lot about how important STEM education is for your child, but what does that really mean? Our STEM Innovators program takes kids’ natural ability to make sense of the world and applies it to robotics, chemistry, coding, geology, and more. While your child experiments, they’ll discover how to use technology to do amazing things!
We're the only company in early childhood education to select teachers based on natural talent. Being a great educator isn't enough though. KinderCare teachers are also amazing listeners, nurturers, boo-boo fixers, and smile-makers. Put more simply, we love our teachers and your child will, too.
Meet just a few of our amazing KinderCare teachers!
A KINDERCARE TEACHER WITH
An Artist's Heart
"My classroom is full of art!” says Mary Annthipie-Bane, an award-winning early childhood educator at KinderCare. Art and creative expression, she says, help children discover who they really are.
We put our best-in-class teachers in a best-in-class workplace. We're so proud to have been named one of Gallup's 37 winners of the Great Workplace Award. When you put great teachers in an engaging center, your children will experience an amazing place to learn and grow.
Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!
I have my two sons enrolled into KinderCare and have received the best care for them. They are two and three and all of their teachers have treated them like they were their own. They never fail to inform me on anything that I need to know or answer any questions I have. I have taken my oldest to another daycare and I can honestly say that KinderCare is by far the safest for my boys. Thank you to Ms. Nise the Center Director and all of her staff (too many wonderful teachers).”
Mandi S. - KinderCare Parent
Kindercare is an amazing school! I’ve been taking my two-and-a-half-year-old twins to the center for about seven months now. They had never been in daycare before and had a little separation anxiety. The management and staff have been so helpful with their transition. They are very loving and patient with them and have handled all my questions and concerns in a professional and caring manner. My kids love to come to school now and are so excited to see their teachers and friends every morning!”
Jenn G. - KinderCare Parent
Paradise Hills KinderCare has been a great experience for me for 15 years now. From my oldest who started in 1999 to my middle son who is 10, to my youngest one who is three. KinderCare has served my family with loving teachers and learning that has changed my children's' lives! My oldest, starting at just two years old, is now a senior in high school, and will be valedictorian this year! They all have been in the Learning Adventures programs, which have taught them to read before they went to kindergarten, the older Reading program served as a confidence builder and brought my middle child to the next reading level! My youngest, who is just three years old, is learning letters and sounds and loving his preschool class every day! I am so very grateful to KinderCare’s educational programs as well as their loving teachers and managers who have given my children lifelong gifts forever.”
Reveille H. - KinderCare Parent
My first child started at KinderCare when he was two and he is nine now. We have had an amazing experience with every class he has been in as well as Learning Adventures. He started the Phonics program when he was four and by the time he started kindergarten he was ahead of his class due to the strong teachers and lessons. My younger son started at KinderCare when he was three months old. I was nervous for him to start so young, but the Infant Teachers quickly eased my fears. Now he is two and the teacher is very good at communicating and working alongside me with his learning and potty training. I am very pleased with the teachers my boys have had over the years. The staff is always very friendly and helpful. The management team is always very knowledgeable and ready to help with any concerns.”
DeAndra M. - KinderCare Parent
My child loves KinderCare! The staff are so sweet and caring! I trust the whole staff with my child and know they will take great care of my baby! I have never felt so at home with a school before and appreciate everything they do every day!”
Kim T. - KinderCare Parent
My daughter started at Paradise Hills KinderCare in Albuquerque at six weeks old! Our family loves the clean environment, her teachers, and the entire team! Everybody greets you with a smile and is very helpful! I couldn't imagine taking her to another school. We love our KinderCare!”
Michele B. - KinderCare Parent
Who Are KinderCare Families?
They hail from hundreds of cities across the country from countless backgrounds, and proudly represent every walk in life. What our families have in common, though, is the want to give their children the best start in life. We are so proud to be their partner in parenting.
Hear from just a few of our amazing KinderCare families.
A Globe-Trotting Family Finds A
Home in Houston
Four young children, four different passports, two languages, two full-time jobs…oh, and a few triathlons thrown in for good measure. Meet the globe-trotting Colettas—a family on the go.