Meet Tia Romero, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2006
Favorite Children's Book: Love You Forever
Meet Tia Romero! She is the Center Director at Vintage KinderCare in Sacramento, CA. Tia attended Consumnes River College and Rasmussen College. She has been with KinderCare since 2006, and before that, she was a teacher. Every day, Tia looks forward to helping children discover their true potential. “Our flexibility and willingness to follow a child’s lead will allow remarkable things to happen, if we let them.” – Bev Bos. Outside of work, Tia enjoys barbecuing and spending time by the pool with her family.
Vintage KinderCare Programs
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.
Participating Child Care Aware Center
KinderCare partners with Child Care Aware® of America to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and flexible support to fit their needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.
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.)
“ The staff and teachers at Vintage Park KinderCare truly care about their students and their families. The Center Director, Arlene, and Assistant Director, Tia are both highly qualified, knowledgeable, professional, and friendly and sincerely care about the well-being of your kids. Their professional acumen is passed on to the rest of the staff, from the teachers to infant care to the shuttle drivers. Arlene and Tia always see to it that the needs of their students and families are taken care of. I credit my son's easy transition to Kindergarten, partly to their Prekindergarten program which really prepared him for reading, numbers, listening to instructions, and proper social skills. Depending on the schedule you choose for your child(ren), the fees you pay may include breakfast, lunch, snack times, bus rides. Prior to enrolling at KinderCare I've shopped around and felt they were a VERY good value , plus there is peace of mind that my kids are in a safe and clean learning environment. Their bus service to and from school is always punctual as they enforce schedules and allow ample time for transport and traffic. Although the building is a bit older and dated, it is well maintained, always kept sanitary and constant hand washing is encouraged. There are 2 separate rooms for infants and toddlers; however, the school age area has an "open air" feeling with partitions and sections to separate classes. There are outdoor play areas including a playground, basketball court and a water fountain for those hot days. There is a locked security door which requires an access code and sign-in for all visitors. Safety has never been an issue for me. During the summer, they also offer a Summer Day Camp for a fee with daily activities and several local field trips. It's a great cost-effective way to keep your kids busy over the summer for busy working parents. My kids always look forward to Summer Camp with KinderCare. Overall a nice, well staffed and managed facility to bring your kids to. I feel that the best part of Vintage Park KinderCare is the friendly and caring professional staff!Show more
“ With all of the recent cuts and threats made to childcare funding through the state and with all of the increased difficulties that have arisen with the economy, it is truly hard to provide all the basic necessities for one’s family. I wanted to express my sincerest gratitude for KinderCare and their staff. I am a single mother who diligently works to provide for my family and it is hard to be away from my children as much as full time employment requires. KinderCare’s staff has consistently gone above the mark with the care, education, and guidance they provide for my sons. To know my children are with teachers who genuinely care about them and my family really does make a difference. I am, as well as many others, also pleasantly surprised and impressed with the integrity and concern Arlene has shown with the recent cuts that were made to their stage three families. With the educational curriculum, special family activity nights, parent night outs, consistent communication with parents regarding changes or fees, and the ongoing human interaction and approach to every families differing needs – Arlene has been diligent in ensuring that KinderCare continues to raise the bar for early childhood education facilities. I am personally impressed with the care my youngest sons teacher Miss. Bounma, Miss Erika, and Miss Laura provides. Due to personal family challenges and circumstances which at times require a lot of adjustment from my young son, sometimes he has a really difficult time being away from home. Miss. Laura along with many other of the staff, show continued patience and affection for my son. From being mindful to his daily health needs, to making sure he is always in a clean change of clothes, to providing fun activities in class – I know he is being cared for all around. Each and every staff member acknowledges my son as an individual - with all that encompasses. I know how hard this kind of work can be day in and day out and that for the most part people in this field are underappreciated – but I want KinderCare to know that what you all do is undoubtedly invaluable. Thank you from my family, from our hearts- for providing a safe, educational environment for my children – with staff who are sincere and genuine - who value family as much as I do.Show more
“ I am the mother of four children who attend the Vintage Park KinderCare Learning Center and I would like to express my gratitude towards them. My children have been with this center for 5 1/2 years and I cannot begin to thank Vintage Park KinderCare and its staff enough for all that they do. They love my children like they are their own and they make them feel special. They work very hard to make sure that my child’s transition from one class to another is as easy and enjoyable as possible. I am more than confident in the center and its staff. I thank them for the peace of mind they give me, that allows me to go to work each day, knowing they are in good hands. They have become our extended family. Not only does Vintage Park KinderCare provide great child care, but they also teach my children basic education, manners, and help them develop interpersonal skills. They truly go above and beyond my expectations of quality and care. Thank you again Vintage Park KinderCare and staff.Show more
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Child Care You Can Trust
It’s More Than Daycare, It’s KinderCare!
Whether your child is just starting to explore the world or on their way to big-kid school, we have exactly what they need to foster their love of learning and build confidence. See proof that our Early Foundations® curriculum prepares kids for kindergarten, elementary school, and beyond!
Leading the way as America’s most accredited child care provider.
Meet Our Classroom Heroes
From ABCs and 123s to social-emotional skills and problem-solving, our amazing teachers build kindergarten readiness and Confidence for Life™.
See how they bring learning to life at every age and stage!
Babies Are Reaching New Milestones
Babies are giggling, wiggling, and exploring the world one tiny step at a time! In our infant classrooms, little ones are discovering language, experimenting with problem solving, and practicing social and emotional skills.
Toddlers Learn Through Creating, Playing, and Exploring
Toddlers are on the move! At this age, that’s totally normal as they learn and discover the world around them. In our toddler classrooms, they’re building confidence through creating art, learning their ABCs, imaginative play, and so much more.
Discovery Preschoolers Practice Independence
Discovery Preschoolers are channeling their creativity, learning how to express themselves, practicing motor skills, and experimenting with language and literacy in new, exciting ways.
Preschoolers Are Building So Many New Skills
Preschoolers are exploring science experiments, creating artwork, and playing pretend with friends. We’re also boosting literacy and social skills through letter-building and group art projects!
Teachers You Can Trust
When we say we’ve got the best teachers around, we really mean it. You can rest assured that every team member clears rigorous national and state background checks. Plus, our hiring process includes the Gallup® Talent Assessment to make sure we hire educators who have that special something it takes to work with kids.
7-time Gallup® Exceptional Workplace Award Winner
Every year we check in with our amazing team to survey how engaged they are, and for 7 years running we’ve earned the Gallup® Exceptional Workplace Award! We’re the first and only early childhood education provider recognized, and one of just four companies worldwide to receive the honor seven years in a row.
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Child care isn’t just about caring for children—it’s about families and communities too! We’re committed to valuing the experiences and traditions you bring with you and honoring them within our community. Whenever you step through our front door, you’ll know that you’re in a place where your family is safe, happy, and celebrated for who they are.
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Hear from families like yours.
When it comes to deciding on a child care center, we know there’s nothing quite like hearing from other families! Hear what Becky has to say about being a part of the KinderCare community:
“As a parent, I entrust my greatest blessing to the staff at KinderCare every day, and I am grateful for the loving care and guidance he receives. The teachers and director look at each child as an individual, with their own strengths and needs. My son has been blessed with awesome teachers who understand his challenges, and handle him with grace. My child has learned so much and continues to share with me the great activities that go on each day at "school!" Thank you to the KinderCare child care organization for an incredible early childhood curriculum that engages and teaches at all steps of the day, and a special thanks to Karen and her staff; they continue to do amazing works of ‘heart’ with all children.”
- Becky T.