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Andover KinderCare

Brenda Lowe, Center Director

1485 Bunker Lake Blvd. NW Andover MN 55304
(763) 862-3710 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Bunker Lake Blvd and Hanson, behind Super America

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Andover, Crooked Lake, Rum River, Legacy, Wilson

Our center adheres to the highest standards of childcare centers, as we are Parent Aware (Highest certification) and NAEYC accredited. Our school is a closed classroom concept and has a very expansive playground for our students to play, learn, and grow. Our teachers take great pride in their classrooms and the education and care they give the children in their classes We are proud to have a team dedicated to providing quality care each and every day!!


Welcome to the Andover KinderCare! We are especially proud of the fact that our school is NAEYC accredited, serves military families through Child Care Aware fee assistance and have also been awarded the highest possible rating with the Parent Aware Program. We personally invite you to stop by or call for a tour. Once you meet our incredible staff and see how much our KinderCare has to offer, you’ll know that we offer a wonderful beginning to your child’s education.

Brenda Lowe, Center Director

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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.

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Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.


Many of our child care centers are accredited by national organizations that require us to meet rigorous early childhood education standards and guidelines for high-quality care and education. Programs that are accredited have demonstrated their commitment to go beyond the state’s minimum licensing requirements to meet and maintain these high standards of quality.

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.

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.

Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)

Even after school's out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating environment. That's where our Catch the Wave® program comes in. This innovative before – and after-school program allows school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help to fun physical activities, our program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.

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.

Teachers & Staff

The Andover KinderCare Learning Center welcomes you to meet our very educated and welcoming staff! We are very passionate about working with children, we love teaching, and we enjoy coming to work each day!  Kinder Care has partnered with Anoka families for over 40 years and are proud to be a part of the community.

  • Brenda Lowe, Center Director

    Excellence in Education is my passion. Our Center will master a high quality learning environment where children come to learn and all the while are safe, nurtured, and loved.

    My adventure began in Early Childhood as a Teacher with various private Centers including a Montessori many years ago.  I took a break and went into the business sector where I was a Corporate Training Manager.  After that I stayed home and opened my own home daycare business with a preschool program that I successfully maintained until my youngest daughter was ready for Kindergarten and then I had graduated with my Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education.  Since 2006 I have worked for a nonprofit Early Childhood agency starting as a Teacher and worked my way into Family Service, Center Management, and then the Family Services Manager where I supported 9 schools in Ramsey County.  At the same time I achieved my Master’s in Early Childhood Education in December of 2013.  I’m very excited to now serve the children and families at Andover KinderCare.  I am married and blessed with three children and two grandchildren. 

    Previous Experience:
    I have been a Manager in Early Childhood Education for many years with a background in Teaching and specialize in Family Services and Business Management. In my spare time I teach classes for other Early Childhood Professionals and at Conferences in the Metro area.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Anything Dr. Suess, the Lama Lama Red Pajama series, and Pinkalicous.
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 years
    Masters in Early Childhood Education
  • Nicole Healy

    Nicole Healy, Assistant Director

    Previous Experience:
    Nicole has worked in the field for many years as a Teacher in the toddler and pre Kindergarten classrooms. She has also worked as a program coordinator at La Petite Academy and as the Health and Safety Coordinator for our Andover Kinder Care school.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    anything Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Child Development
  • Tommaneka (Neka)

    Tommaneka (Neka), Toddlers

    I love my job because I like seeing the changes in the kids as they learn and grow.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Michele

    Michele, Prekindergarten

    I love watching the children in the classroom grow and explore new things!

    Michele joined our team in 2013 and has worked in our infant and toddler rooms. She is our lead pre kindergarten teacher and has completed her Associates Degree in Child Development. Michele does a great job working with the all ages and engaging them in our curriculum!

    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Associates Degree
  • Sara

    Sara, Teacher Support

    I enjoy watching the preschoolers grow and develop. I love being in a job where I can have an impact on a child's life!

    Ms. Sara joined our team in 2013 as a lead teacher when we opened a new preschool classroom. She has established routines and activities that actively engage our preschoolers in learning each day! You can see the fun and learning that happens each day the minute you enter her classroom!

    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education specializing in Special Needs
  • Ms. Heidi

    Ms. Heidi, Preschool and PreK

    I look forward to coming to work each day to see all the happy faces! The children make my day!

    Ms. Heidi joined our team in August of 2013 when she moved "home" after living on the East Coast where she was a teacher at one of our KinderCare schools.  You can see Ms. Heidi's love for children shine through each day!

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Nancy

    Ms. Nancy, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Nancy has been a part of KinderCare Learning Centers for over 12 years and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. She has been a part of our Andover KinderCare for nine years and works as the lead infant teacher. Ms. Nancy creates an environment for our babies that stimulates their development and builds a curiosity in the world around them!

    Year Started:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 years
    Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education
  • Rachel

    Rachel, Preschool

    I have always loved working with chidlren and watching them learn and grow. Satisfaction comes from if I can be a part of their life while they strive to be successful and prepare for kindergarten with a smile on their face...then I know as a teacher I am doing the job I love! Children come first and I love to support them.

    Previous Experience:
    In home daycare
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Early Childhood
  • Sarah

    Sarah, Toddlers/Discovery Preschool

    I love getting to interact with all the kids and watch them grow and evolve into greatness.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Cat in the Hat
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    working on Early Childhood

Upcoming Center Activities

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April's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Growing Gardens

What better time to explore the beauty and science of flowers and gardens than the spring? Infants’ learning will focus on sensory experiences with different plants and flowers, while toddlers and three-year-olds have the opportunity to learn how to care for plants. We’ll plant seeds in soil, water the plants, observe bugs and discover how they help plants grow, and even plant a butterfly garden outside! We’ll build math skills by counting seeds, learn new vocabulary words related to flowers and plants, and as always, sing songs and read books involving gardens. 

Children 4–5 years old: In the Spring + Wild Animals

For children in the Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten Classrooms, April is about exploring all things spring and discovering wild animals! Preschoolers will look for signs of spring outdoors, make mud cakes and count the twigs placed in them, and paint still-life paintings of things related to spring. When our learning turns to wild animals, we’ll learn about the habitats and habits of creatures big and small while maintaining a focus on learning lowercase letters. 

The older children in Transitional Kindergarten will focus on project-related work and pick something to work on together. In years past, children have painted a mural, made spring parade floats, painted wild animal masks, and created a model of a wild animal’s habitat. Both of these units focus on expanding the children’s understanding of the natural world around them.

Monday April 10, 2017
Come get a sneak peek of summer at KinderCare during our Open House event, from April 10th – 14th.

At KinderCare, our summer adventures are designed for learning and fun. We love taking our experiments outside, having special guests visit our centers, and even exploring our senses on walks outside or by rolling around in the cool grass. We can’t wait to meet you and show you what makes our centers special and why we would love to spend our summer with you!

About Our Center

Our staff would like to welcome you to visit our center. The staff takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Ongoing training is offered to the staff during the year at the center and through the various training opportunities in the community.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Portuguese

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

We observe the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

Our center has a secure entrance, locked doors, fenced play area, name to face roll call every 30 minutes, and our teachers are CPR and first aid certified.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

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If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

The Andover KinderCare staff do so much to make sure our child feels loved, safe and fulfilled. We are so blessed to come to a place everyday where each person our daughter encounters wants what's best for her. It is such a comfort knowing that our child is at the safest place she can be, with people who care about her!

- Parents

Our son has loved being at Kindercare. We all have very much enjoyed both the learning experience and the staff. Kindercare has given him a great step forward in education before he starts kindergarten!

- Parents

We are so thankful to have found a place like KinderCare that welcomes in children as well as their families. We feel very comforted knowing that when we aren't with our son, there are still people there caring for him!

- Infant Parents

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Our staff would like to welcome you to visit our center. The staff takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Ongoing training is offered to the staff during the year at the center and though the various training opportunities in the community.

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