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Scripps Ranch KinderCare

Celida Banuelos, Center Director

10623 Treena St San Diego CA 92131
(858) 271-4700 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years

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Scripps Ranch

Our center is accredited by NAEYC.

We’re proud to offer distance learning for elementary school kids, grade K-6! We’ll ensure your child is logged on, help them with their school schedule, make sure they have plenty of mental and physical breaks throughout the day, and our highly-trained teachers are here to help your child stay on track! As always, we also offer care for all children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. Check out the industry-leading health and safety measures we’ve put in place to protect your family and our staff. We can’t wait to see you soon!


We’re so proud!

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.


What Learning Looks Like

Our talented early-childhood teachers set kids down the path toward becoming lifelong learners in a positive, safe, and nurturing environment.

Our Programs

Infant Programs (6 weeks - 1 year)

Babies grow and learn every day. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where babies can explore and make new discoveries. We know that learning through play is extremely valuable at this age and our Early Foundations® Infant program is designed to give babies the skills that will serve as the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.

Toddler Programs (1 – 2 Years)

As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our Early Foundations® Toddler program will help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through experiences. So each day is filled with fun activities that excite and develop toddlers, giving them the comfort and confidence to speak those first few important words, as well as make their first friends.

Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)

At this age, children are making new discoveries daily. And as two-year olds begin to exert their independence, our Early Foundations® Discovery Preschool program is prepared to open their eyes to a world of learning, sharing, and exploring. Our holistic approach in the classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they'll need as they continue on to preschool.

Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)

As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they may feel ready to take on the world. Our Early Foundations® Preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science, and social studies concepts. A healthy dose of running, jumping, and dancing keeps them active too.

Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)

Prekindergartners are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime – school. And our Early Foundations Prekindergarten® program is designed to get them ready by teaching letters and words, math concepts, and valuable social skills. With small group instruction, independent play in an organized atmosphere, and whole-group activities, children will have all the right skills to hop, skip, and jump right into kindergarten.

Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)

Don’t miss out on KinderCare’s Summer of Wonder: Six themed programs that will make summer exciting, educational and tons of fun. Whether your child is in our preschool, Pre-K or school-age programs, all of it is designed to help children learn while soaking up the fun. We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours so we hope to see you there.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.

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

Cooking Academy™ (3 – 12 Years)

In Cooking Academy, kids learn new recipes from cultures around the world and develop a healthy relationship with food. Kids in this delightful and delicious program 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!

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. Your child will experiment with activities like learning how lemon juice and baking soda interact to uncover secret messages, watching fizzy reactions in action, and discovering how to use technology to do amazing things!

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Our Teachers

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!


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.

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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.

Our Families

Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!

  • It gives us peace of mind that our children are being cared for by the attentive teachers and staff at Scripps Ranch KinderCare. Our children have exhibited major learning developments at the center and look forward to going to the center each day. The teachers make learning fun and show vested interest in the growth and safety of our children. We would definitely recommend the Scripps Ranch KinderCare to our friends and family.

    Ruben and Monica - KinderCare Parent
  • Hello KinderCare,<br /> My name is Ian. I've asked my mom to help me write this letter since I'm still learning how to use a pencil. I want to start by staying that I love my friends in my class. They are my best friends. I even consider my teachers to be my best friends. I even like playing with them and I think Miss Bibi is fun too. They take very good care of me. They help me with art, they read to me, they help me with my social skills (mostly because social skills are still pretty new for me), they help me eat, and they are even helping me with potty training! My mom loves that part! They are patient and don't give up on me when I've had a hard day. Best part is, they always tell my mom when I've had and exceptionally good day! That means I get an apple crusher or a chocolate milk! That rocks! I've learned a lot in my class and I'm growing up so fast. It's so important for kids like me to feel well taken care of. It helps us establish trust and also a sense of confidence! I know one day I will have to leave KinderCare, but I hope my teachers always remember how much I appreciated them. OK. I have to go to bed now... Thank you KinderCare! -Ian

    Sarah B. - KinderCare Parent
  • KinderCare has been such a great experience for our family. Our daughter has learned so much and we've made such wonderful friends. We even do play-dates with other families on the weekends! The staff is knowledgeable and very personable. The whole Scripps Ranch KinderCare team made my transition to San Diego and our first Preschool experience very easy.

    Jennifer B. - KinderCare Parent
  • My family and I just moved from Los Angeles to San Diego and were looking for a daycare for our four-year-old daughter. I visited with eight other facilities close to home and work, but none of them provided the “total package” we were looking for.
    We were ready to settle on a daycare that was just “okay”, since we rationalized that my daughter would be graduating to Kindergarten in four months, but I decided to stop by KinderCare just to make sure we covered all of our options. And I’m so glad I did. From the moment I walked in, I was greeted by a teacher using her break time to go over a fun activity she was preparing for the class. She then directed me towards Danielle to go over any questions I had about the facility. Danielle was so helpful and “bubbly” and took her time to explain goals, instruction, schedules, etc. to make sure all of my questions and concerns were addressed. Mind you, I didn’t have an appointment, but at no point did I ever feel like I was rushed. They sincerely valued the opportunity to give me all the information I needed in order to make the best decision for my family.
    One thing that really caught my attention was, when I went to see the class my daughter would eventually be attending, the students were so engaged and attentive to a story the teacher was telling. As a matter of fact, ALL of the students were sitting, listening and focused on the story and not distracted by even a passerby like myself. This was important to me as it gave me an idea of how the teacher can captivate a student’s imagination, while creating an environment of learning, structure, discipline, entertainment, knowledge and trust. It also helps to know that my daughter’s would-be teacher won educator of the year!
    It’s been approximately two months since my daughter was enrolled and started school at KinderCare. I am happy to say that she absolutely LOVES it! She’s told me several times that she loves going to school, she loves the teachers and immediately made friends with the other kids (even though she didn’t know some of their names). Enrolling our daughter at KinderCare was one of the best decisions we’ve made.

    Micheal B. - KinderCare Parent

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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.

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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.

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