Millie Boychuk, Center Director
Meet Millie Boychuk, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 1993
Education: Sociology degree, Anthropology Degree
Favorite Children's Book: The Giving Tree
Meet Millie Boychuk! Millie is the Center Director of Heritage Village KinderCare in Fontana, CA. She holds degrees in Anthropology and Sociology. She started working with KinderCare since 1993. Throughout the years, Millie has held many teaching positions within the center, including infant teacher through every class. Her favorite quote is, "The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice." -Brian Herbert. When Millie is not working, she likes to garden, hike, watch foreign films, and take spontaneous day trips.
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.
Kindergarten Programs (5–6 Years)
Welcome to kindergarten: the gateway to grade school and everything that comes next! Offered in select centers, our kindergarten programs have small class sizes and curriculums that mix learning and fun. The basic building blocks of reading, writing, math, and science are key in kindergarten, so we make sure they get lots of practice in all of these areas.
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!
Interactive Kindergarten (5–6 Years)
Kindergarten is a critical year for young learners. Experienced KinderCare teachers will tap into your child’s natural curiosity to help get them even more prepared for elementary school. Our engaging lessons make the most of current technology while offering plenty of hands-on play and exploration.
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!
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!
Heritage Village KinderCare has been part of my family and we have been part of theirs for approximately 4 years. After exploring the options available for my first baby I knew right away who to choose. The comfort was immediate for me and as you all know for a first time parent that is incredibly important! The staff is amazing, so caring and creative. Now after my second child is turning 2 years old I'm writing a testimonial. I could go on and on but will choose KinderCare's two most important qualities to myself and my family.
Communication is number one. I always know what my children are doing from their daily logs, to wall postings of activities and menus, to phone calls when needed, to the friendly staff we see at drop offs and pick ups. Secondly, my kiddos never want to leave which of course means they LOVE attending and they are full time! It is awesome to see my kids learning and growing from such a wonderful child care/preschool experience.
As a side note after my second child was born and I went out on maternity leave I didn't want to leave KinderCare either. I cried, but was happy to return and with my new baby at the time I couldn't have chosen anywhere else but Heritage Village KinderCare to nurture and care for my kids again. We all LOVE KinderCare!
Georgia L. and Family
Georgia L. - KinderCare Parent
Where do I begin to share my families memorable experiences we have had with Kindercare! My two daughters have been a part of the Fontana Heritage Kindercare for over five years. It starts with caring and personable management. Ms. Millie, Ms. Veronica and Ms. Niki are always there when we have needed them. They take such pride in the school. They set the bar so high and strive for quality child care. My daughters teachers are also amazing! When my girls come home every day from the minute I pick them up all they talk about is their teachers, Ms.Melissa and Ms. Michele, and the fun they had at Kindercare. There are so many excellent teachers there I can't say enough about them, but I can say if you are looking for a high quality top notch preschool then this is the place. It is clean, organized and children are their priority.”
Don - KinderCare Parent
At the end of each day we love talking with Brielle about her day. She’s so excited to share what she did in the classroom and in each of her Learning Adventures classes. She loves to show off her new Spanish to friends and family. They are always amazed! Her passion for music, cooking, and learning in general has really blossomed with Learning Adventures.”
Bobby & Joy - KinderCare Parent
KinderCare has provided a safe and fun learning environment for my 3 year old son. When I drop him off, I feel that he is left with his second family because of how caring the staff is. He comes home singing songs and tells me what he has learned for the day. As an educator myself, I have been impressed with the daily lesson plans and the organized schedule of events. I have been very happy with KinderCare and plan on leaving my son enrolled through his preschool and kindergarten years.”
Danielle - KinderCare Parent
Kylie looks forward to Cooking Adventures each week. She is proud of the food she makes and brings home pictures to show us. She has started asking to help us cook dinner at home and is great at pouring.”
Carrie - KinderCare Parent
We wanted to help Jaden to learn and love to read and start early with a good math foundation. Phonics and Math Adventure have educational tools that are fun for Jaden. These classes have built confidence and the love to read and learn math. He is eager and loves to come in to Phonics and Math classes every week.”
Juan & Laura - 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.