Ida Gemignani, Center Director
Ages: 6 weeks to 5 years
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Fremont KinderCare does not provide transportation to or from local elementary schools.
Our center is accredited by NAEYC.
Meet Ida Gemignani, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 1993
Education: Bachelor of Arts
Favorite Children's Book: Love You Forever
Meet Ida Gemignani-Starns! She is the Center Director at Freemont KinderCare in California. Ida attended San Jose State University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Child Development. She has been with KinderCare for 28 years. Ida believes every person learns a different way, and we need to be able to develop each unique individual. “If a child cannot learn in the way we teach, we much teach in a way the child can learn.” Outside of work, Ida enjoys crafting, taking walks, and watching movies 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.
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.
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.)
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 checked many preschools before finalizing this one for my son, Arush, and I am so glad that I have found the Fremont KinderCare location for him. My son is enrolled in this center about one year ago. This is his first preschool ever where I had to leave him alone. The teachers and directors provided me with so much confidence about the quality of care and education they give in a fun loving environment that every child enjoys. My son just LOVES to go there every day. All teachers and directors are just wonderful! I have to mention that Ms. Fatemeh was his first ever primary teacher. She is so lovely and caring. My son, as well as myself, have learned a lot from her. Today, my son moved to another class, however he still recalls how much he is misses Ms. Fatemeh. It's amazing thing to hear from a toddler! I wish they could have elementary school as well. I would highly recommend this location for preschoolers. You'll not regret it and will be happy to see your children there.”
Rupal A. - KinderCare Parent
My child is in the infant room and his teacher is Ms Gurdeep. I just want to let you know how happy we are with Ms Gurdeep and the other staff at KinderCare. My husband and I love coming home from work and reading our son's daily progress report together over dinner. I love the level of detail Ms. Gurdeep provides with going over all of the activities she did with our son and all of his meal times and diaper changes. I feel from these reports that she genuinely cares about his growth and education and that he is receiving a curriculum rather than just day care.”
Liz - KinderCare Parent
Dear Ms Gurdeep, I don't know where to begin! First let me start by saying "THANK YOU!" When Sahana started in the baby room I was so afraid and felt guilty to leave such a small baby in school. But, now after one year I feel, Sahana got all the love and affection that she would have gotten from me, from you. You have been such a great teacher and support, that I am really going to miss you so much when she move's up to the next classroom. I've been very lucky to have gotten such a teacher for Sahana. A big thank you and hug and kiss from us to you.”
Amritha - KinderCare Parent
Ms. Gurdeep is incredible. She was made for this job and you can tell she loves what she does. Our son started with her in the infant room at 6 months old and she was so supportive of him growing and learning how to sit up, eat solids, walk, and talk. Ms. Gurdeep was amazing with us parents too, as we were initially worried to leave our baby there and just getting to know her. She gave us regular updates on how he was doing and suggestions that would help him grow. We trust her 100% and know how much she loves our son. We are so grateful that Ms. Gurdeep was our son's teacher and wish we could keep her as our son progresses into the other rooms. She loves our family and we love her.”
Jaclyn - 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.