Tasha Avalos, Center Director
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
Shaw and Villa across from the WalMart Shopping Center
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Century, Cole, Clovis, Garfield, Jefferson, Mountain View, Sierra Vista, Tarpey, Weldon, Viking, and Gettysburg.
Our center is accredited by NAEYC.
Meet Tasha Avalos, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2008
Education: Bachelor's Degree, Associate Degree
Favorite Children's Book: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Meet Tasha Avalos! She is the Center Director at Clovis KinderCare in California. Tasha attended California State University, Fresno, where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Child Development. She has been with KinderCare since 2008 and has taught children of all ages. Every day, Tasha looks forward to meeting new families and helping children develop confidence for life. "A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart." Outside of work, Tasha enjoys shopping, reading, and spending time with her family.
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.
Clovis KinderCare Programs
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.
Participating Child Care Aware Center
KinderCare partners with Child Care Aware® of America to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and flexible support to fit their needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.
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.)
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!
My children have been with KinderCare for the past four years. We started with my oldest daughter when she was an infant, and now we are pleased to enroll our second daughter. We love the facility, the staff and the management team; they are all great people! They do so much for the children and really care about their education. I love knowing there is a curriculum for my infant. These early years are so important and it is comforting to know a single second isn’t being wasted. As a teacher, I find it amazing to know they are following Common Core like my school district. It will make for a much easier transition for my children when they go to elementary school. Great things are always happening at KinderCare and I can’t imagine taking my girls anywhere else!”
S. P. - KinderCare Parent
I couldn’t be happier with KinderCare and the AMAZING management team and the staff that are with my children. They take the time to not only make my children feel welcomed every day, but me as well. The teachers make them feel so comfortable at drop off and have them so eager to come back in the morning. As a working mom, it is hard to be away from your children all day, but the teachers are so good at filling me in on their day. I know I could call anytime and get an update on my children and what they have been doing. I love knowing when I drop in to visit they are still warm and loving towards all the children. These things help me feel more connected to my children throughout the day. The staff is always ready and willing to help me with whatever I may need. I wouldn’t go anywhere else. I LOVE my KinderCare center!”
K. M. - KinderCare Parent
I couldn’t imagine having my child anywhere else. The wonderful staff at KinderCare is so good with my son! He is so happy to go to school every day. He even wants to go on the weekends! I know that my son is in good hands when I drop him off in the morning. He has so much fun with his friends and teachers. Everyone takes the time to not only talk to him, but to talk to me as well. I have great relationships with all of the teachers and feel 100% comfortable with them. KinderCare is an amazing center! I will never leave!”
K. Mc. - KinderCare Parent
I am a proud single mother of two, and having my children in a safe, clean and hands on daycare has always been my priority. Since my children’s enrollment about seven months ago I have seen an enormous amount of improvement in their learning and socializing skills. The things I love the most about KinderCare are the positive and friendly staff, the cleanliness of the facility, and their curriculum that allows my children to grasp and attain knowledge in every area of study. I wouldn’t want my children at any other facility. Thank you KinderCare for all that you do!”
Z. W. - KinderCare Parent
As a first time mother I was VERY nervous to bring my 8 month old to anyone else but me, of course. The staff at KinderCare really takes the time to listen to me and my daughter and what both of our needs are. Any time I have had concerns, they are quickly put to ease. I can't imagine what it takes to keep all of these kids and all of these families happy, yet somehow, they do it and they truly care about each and every child and family in their care. My daughter started in the infants room and is now in the 1 year old class and the activities they do inspire so much growth and provide such amazing education. My daughter has learned so much more than I could have ever asked for or taught her. Thank you to all of her Teachers and the staff at KinderCare for making this such a wonderful experience. Thank you for being Loving, Kind, Respectful, and Understanding.”
Alicia L. - 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
What accreditations does KinderCare have?
We are your trusted caregiver. Our centers are state-licensed and regularly inspected to make sure everything meets or exceeds standards, including child-to-teacher ratios and safe facilities. Our centers aren’t just licensed—most are accredited, too! Find out more.
Do you offer part-time schedules at Clovis KinderCare?
Everybody’s schedule is different. When the unexpected arises, KinderCare ensures you have access to reliable childcare in a pinch. We’re happy to offer quality, affordable part-time and drop-in childcare—you’re always covered with KinderCare.
How does naptime work at Clovis KinderCare?
Our teachers meet every child’s needs during naptime. Our teachers know how to get babies to nap. In fact, they are pros at getting children of any age to nap. Visit our article on "10 Ways We Help Kids Get a Great Daycare Nap" to learn more.
Do you support alternative diets?
We strive to be as inclusive as possible. To that point, we provide a vegetarian option at mealtime, take care to not serve common allergens and can adapt menus based on your child’s food sensitivities. If your child has additional needs, we’ll work with you to figure out a plan.
Are meals included in tuition? Can I choose to send my child with lunch?
We provide nutritious meals and snacks developed by a registered dietician to meet the needs of rapidly growing bodies and minds. If your child has special dietary requirements and you would prefer to bring in their lunch, please make arrangements with the center director.
Does my child need to be potty-trained?
Every child begins toilet learning at a different age. Until your child shows an interest in toilet learning, we’ll provide diaper changes on an as-needed basis. When your child shows an interest, we'll discuss how to work together to encourage toilet learning.