Margarita Guillermo, Center Director
Meet Margarita Guillermo, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2015
Education: Early Childhood Education Degree
Favorite Children's Book: The Giving Tree
Meet Jesika Guillermo! Jesika Guillermo is the Center Director at Olivewood KinderCare in Moreno Valley, California. Jesika attended Riverside Community College, where she earned her degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been with KinderCare since 2015. Jesika's favorite quote is, "Child learn as they play, but most importantly, in play children learn how to learn." -O. Fred Donaldson. When Jesika is not working, she likes to travel. She also enjoys camping, hiking, and going on road 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.
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!
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!
I am writing this letter to share with you my thoughts and personal experiences regarding the care my child receives while attending this KinderCare location. Before my daughter's enrollment at KinderCare, I was hesitant to leave her with "strangers." It wasn't until she was two when I suddenly needed daycare. This situation was new to me and I was reluctant. It did not take long for the staff to change my opinion. We have been with KinderCare now for about three-and-a-half years now. I wouldn't go anywhere else. She was originally here for all-day care. She is now here for before and after school care; it doesn't matter, she is always greeted with a warm smile from a familiar face. Everyone here knows her name, and no one is a stranger. When she is being dropped-off or picked-up from school, she is with someone we both trust and that gives me comfort. Ms. Alicia and Ms. Chrisana have chosen an amazing staff. Everyone here is friendly, approachable and extremely patient. I don't know how they do it sometimes, but I am so glad they do. It makes going to work a little easier knowing my daughter is well taken care of. Thanks so much KinderCare. I'm so glad I found you!”
Gina C. - KinderCare Parent
Dear Teachers and Friends,
We wanted to share our deepest appreciation for all of your time and attention you have provided us over the years. We are saddened we will not be continuing to use your excellent services anymore. Our son went for a short time and participated in your after school program and our daughter has been attending for a little over four years. The warmth and sincere concern you have given us we will never forget. The time we spent with you has made us feel as if we were a part of your family.
There aren't enough words that will ever express our gratitude in helping us care for our children. The most influential years of our daughter's life has been spent with you and we are proud with what she has learned. We feel confident she will carry wonderful memories from her experiences the rest of her life. We are sure she will have no problems adjusting to the kindergaten curriculum or have any social skill issues because of what she has been taught here over the years.
Not only have you been a great support system to our children but also to us. Thank you for working with us. Being a parent is challenging but even more so when you don't have extended family to lean on from day to day. We are fortunate our community has your facilities around to give us that extra support and employees who are real life Angels in our lives. We will miss you very much and wish you many more blessing besides the little miracles that attend your facilities everyday.”
Julie 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.