Melissa Brandeberry, Center Director
Meet Melissa Brandeberry, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2005
Favorite Children's Book: Love You Forever
Meet Melissa Brandeberry! She is the Center Director at West Granite Bay KinderCare in Roseville, CA. Melissa attended Sonoma State University, where she earned a degree in Sociology and studied Early Childhood Education. She has been with KinderCare since 2005, and education is her true passion. Every day, Melissa looks forward to meeting new families and inspiring children to learn and grow. "Be the change you wish to see." – Gandhi. Outside of work, Melissa enjoys mountain biking and hiking with her family and coaching her daughters' softball teams.
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!
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!
Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program
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 only nice things to say about this KinderCare. I set out about eight months ago to find a preschool for my 3-year-old. I had visited other schools in the area but after visiting KinderCare, I knew I wanted my child there. On my tour, I met with the center director and was greeted with a smile, handshake, and she knew my name as we had previously scheduled the tour. She was friendly, full of information, and answered my questions honestly. You could tell she was happy to be working there. After being at KinderCare for eight months, I see the same consistency as I did in the initial visit. The staff and directors are friendly and seem genuinely happy to be there. Their summer program has tons of fun activities for my child. I love my child's teacher and I get a ton of art that they do in class and a daily report that describes her day including what she ate for lunch and if she napped. I am so happy I found this center. Thank you Melissa and staff for making us a part of your family.”
Karin B. - KinderCare Parent
As we are nearing the end of our school year and soon the end of our stay (since 2005) with KinderCare Granite Bay, I wanted to let you know how pleased we are with Miss Carrie. I know this is no surprise to you. I first noticed Miss Carrie back in 2008 and asked how long I had to wait for my child to be in her class. Miss Carrie provides the comfort, security, discipline, and learning environment that every child this age needs. This is a challenging year for the kids as they get ready for kindergarten. They need the tools and confidence to move onto this next big stage in their life. Miss Carrie provides this in many ways. Here are a few that I love: I have always felt like I was going into my mom's house when I entered Miss Carrie's room. She has a way of making things feel very welcoming and homey. From the smell of breakfast which is always ready and waiting to clean blankets for nap time, she provides the home-like feeling in her class. Her room always has a new activity, usually created by her, for the kids to play with. Whether she has made a new batch of homemade play dough or created a rocket out of cardboard and foil, it is always something the kids absolutely love. She also is creative in putting things together in different nooks in her class for kids to sit and learn independently. With the amount of boys in her class, I'm constantly amazed by her calm way of disciplining but when needed she is quick and tough. I believe Miss Carrie goes above and beyond the call of duty in her role. Every child is lucky to have her. The quality and retention of teachers the Granite Bay center has is awesome. I'm lucky to have you as my extended "family" for my children. I will continue my referrals even after I am gone. We will be back for summer programs :)”
Tammy O. - 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.