Edith Martinez, Center Director
Meet Edith Martinez, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2011
Education: Bachelor's of Arts, California Teacher's Permit
Favorite Children's Book: Harold and the Purple Crayon
Meet Edith Martinez! She is the Center Director at County Kids Place KinderCare in Los Angeles, CA. Edith attended California State University, Northridge, where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Family Environmental Science. She has been with KinderCare since 2011, and before that, she worked with a teenage foster agency. Every day, Edith looks forward to helping children build confidence for life and values the resiliency her mother taught her to have. "She taught me that FEAR is not an option." Outside of work, Edith enjoys cooking and spending time with her family and friends.
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.
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.
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.
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 no complaints about County Kids Place (CKP). I did a walk-through of the facility prior to my child being enrolled and was impressed by how clean the facility is and how friendly the staff are. Being a new mom, the staff has helped in making the transition from being at home and returning to work very easy. The staff at CKP are friendly, knowledgeable, patient, hardworking and communicate clearly. Since my child has been enrolled in CKP, she has shown noticeable developmental growth. The staff at CKP worked on areas that I am unable to while at work. Good job, CKP!”
Torrie L. - KinderCare Parent
I love County Kids Place because they have helped my child to behave and not make a mess at home.”
Samantha De Leon - KinderCare Parent
Where should I begin? I love this place! My boys have been attending County Kids Place since October. I was on a waiting list but well worth the wait. Starting with the directors Latrice and Edith they're awesome they keep me informed with any events! I love the Toddler class teachers Ms. Crystal and Ms. Liz. They are so sweet and always let me know how my son is doing on a daily basis. After a month they started putting him on the potty and he's doing great! Preschool teacher Ms. Cecy is so loving with my grouchy boy. She always keeps me updated as well. Now my oldest has moved on to Prekindergarten. Ms. Miriam and Ms. Gwen are so amazing and they make a great team. One is stern and one is a softy, and after a few day of him being in Prekindergarten, he's a lot more open and has a sense of maturity now that he's in the big kids class! I can not forget Ms. Karla in the morning, she always receives the boys with a big hug! All the teachers are great!”
Belem K. - 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.