Brenda Cadalbert, Center Director
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Hello, thank you for your interest in the Arden Hills KinderCare! We have an amazing teaching team who are passionate and dedicated individuals that love working with children. Our school is a closed concept center, which means we have spacious individual classrooms providing an excellent learning environment for the children. We encourage you to take the time to come into our school and meet our teachers and see first hand how everything we do is designed for learning. -Brenda Cadalbert, Center Director
Brenda Cadalbert, Center Director
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Light and Dark, plus the Sky and Weather
Through shadow play, experiments with flashlights, observing the Sun and more, infants and toddlers will enjoy learning about light and dark this month. Infants continue sensory development by looking at contrasting patterns and at objects that are clearly defined by sharp edges and bright colors, while toddlers will build on their understanding of the light and dark concepts with play around daytime and nighttime. The older Discovery Preschool children will turn their attention to the sky as they learn about weather, the Moon, the Sun, and stars.
Children 4–5 years old: Transportation, Healthy Bodies, and Winter
For children in the Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms, January is filled with variety! They’ll begin by learning about transportation and studying how things get from “here” to “there.” A few weeks later, the focus will shift to health and bodies, with an emphasis placed on how to make good choices for a growing body. Towards the end of the month, children will be introduced to the transformative nature of the winter season and learn how to dress and take care of themselves when it’s cold outside.
We have an awesome team who are dedicated in providing quality care for your child/children. We have over 117 years combined years of service at our location. We have a variety of educational backgrounds with our teaching staff, CDA's (Nation Wide Child Development Association Certification), Elementary Education Degree's and Special Education. Many of our teachers have been working together well over five years and we really have a second family here at the Arden Hills Center. We cannot wait to meet you and your family.
I am honored to be a part of such an amazing center. It is so awesome to come to work every day and enter the classrooms and see happy children learning, not only academically but socially as well.
Brenda Cadalbert started with KinderCare in 1989. With 23 years of experience in the early childhood education industry, she has built a tremendous number of relationships with parents. She has been at this center since 2004. She has her Associate's Degree in Child Development and her Child Development Associate's Credential.
Playing with children is the highlight of my day.
Tammy joined the KinderCare family in 1998. She has her Associate's Degree in Business and Bachelor's in Business Administration. She has 13 years of experience working in the early childhood education industry.
Ms. Andrea has been with KinderCare since 2004. She chose to work in this field because she loves being around the children and enjoys the variety that the Infant Class has to offer. Ms. Andrea enjoys reading to the infants and also helping them discover everything around them through various art activities.
Shannon has been with KinderCare since 2016. She chose to work in this field because children bring out the best in her. She enjoys helping guide them while offering them the tools to be successful in their growth and development. Shannon enjoys playing outdoors with the children. Outside she see’s them using their imagination and having fun.
Ms. Hannah has been with KinderCare since 2014. She chose to work in this field because children are her passion. She really enjoys playing outside games and puzzles with the children!
Maddie started working for KinderCare in 2016. She recently has earned her degree in Early Childhood Education and has a passion for teaching young children new and exciting things. Her favorite activities to do with the toddlers is coloring and she loves to read stories to the Preschool class.
Ms. Amy is the Lead Toddler Teacher. She chose to work in this field because she loves making a positive impact on children’s lives. Ms. Amy believes that the toddler years are “key” to development. She’s always there to make sure they are continuing to grow mentally, physically, and emotionally.
Kristen has been with KinderCare since 2015. She chose to work in this field because she enjoys working with kids. She chose KinderCare specifically because her daughter goes to KinderCare and she’s had such a wonderful experience that she wanted to join the team!
Kristen’s favorite thing to do with the children is reading books to them at group time and running with them out on the playground.
Ms. Luz is the Lead Preschool Teacher. She chose to work in this field because she loves to give children the opportunity to develop their skills in becoming more confident and outgoing. Ms. Luz enjoys utilizing her bilingual skills to help teach the children Spanish, both in the Learning Adventures Spanish Program and her classroom as well.
Natasha started working for KinderCare in September 2015. She is currently our Discovery Preschool Teacher and is very excited to start her career in Early Childhood.
Natasha loves to read to the children and also having them experience different forms of art.
Ms. Deb is the Lead School Age Teacher. She chose to work in this field because she enjoys being a part of the wonder and excitement in the children learning new things. Ms. Deb encourages the children to think outside the box and challenges them in various ways to keep their creativity flowing.
Ms. Carlie started with KinderCare in 2015. She chose to work in this field because her passion lies in teaching young children. She really enjoys going outside to play with the kids and engaging with them in game time.
Rachael started at KinderCare in April 2015. She loves working with the Pre-Kindergarten children and has fun trying to find exciting ways to help them learn. Her favorite thing to do with the children is small group time activities because she is able to focus on skills they need to master before kindergarten.
Jordyn started working for KinderCare in April 2015. She was both a gymnastics and dance coach for children and is excited to be back in the field working with kids. She is very nuturing and has a passion for caring and is excited to be one of our Toddler Teachers. Her favorite thing to do with the toddlers are helping them build exciting buildings with blocks.
Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Family, Friends, and Things that Go!
Infants and toddlers will be exploring family and friends, while three-year-olds will focus on things that go vroom! Social and emotional development is foundational to growth and development in babies, so this month, infants and toddlers will participate in activities that reinforce their connection to family while also exploring connections that exist outside their home, such as friends. Meanwhile, their older friends in Discovery Preschool will learn about and play around with things that move (like bicycles, cars, buses, trains, and airplanes), which are all very exciting for little ones as they continue to explore the world outside their homes.
Children 4–5 years old: My Country + Tools and Machines
The four- and five-year-olds continue exploring the world around them by learning about the state and country they live in! They’ll sings songs, play games based on travel, and learn about flags, state foods, and more. Children will also be introduced to cardinal directions (east, west, north, and south) and gain an appreciation for travel and meeting new friends from different places.
Children are naturally fascinated with machines and how things work and are put together. So to encourage that fascination, during the second half of this month children will learn about and play around with tools and machines. In addition to building literacy skills by using the names of machines and tools, children will develop math skills by graphing information, counting wheels, and more.
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.
We observe the following holidays:
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 is very important to us her at KinderCare we have a security pad entrance, fenced in playground and all of our staff a trained in safe sleep infant practices, shaken baby, SIDS, CPR and First Aid.
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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