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Arden Hills KinderCare

Brenda Cadalbert, Center Director

4545 N. Hamline Ave. Arden Hills MN 55112
(651) 631-8728 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 5 YEARS

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Special Instructions:
Hwy. 96 and Hamline.

New Brighton neighborhood area

Early Foundations® Transitional Kindergarten is an enhanced learning program during which children work collaboratively while building a strong foundation for kindergarten and beyond. The program is designed to meet the needs of children who have completed or mastered prekindergarten but did not meet the cutoff date for kindergarten. Enhanced whole-group activities and project related learning activities help engage children in key competency areas such as critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.
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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

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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.

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Thursday June 09, 2016
    1. Mad Science

      Having fun with Science

  2. Tuesday June 14, 2016
    1. Ice Cream Truck

Teachers & Staff

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 5 years and we really have a second family here at the Arden Hills Center. We cannot wait to meet you and your family. Attached is a staff photo of our team at our most recent Professional Development Day where we had a football theme.

  • Brenda Cadalbert

    Brenda Cadalbert, Center Director

    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.

    Year Started:
    27 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    23 years
    Associate's Degree in Child Development, Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Tammy Dagle

    Tammy Dagle, Assistant Director

    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.

    Year Started:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 years
    Associate's Degree in Business, Bachelor's in Business Administration
  • Ms. Andrea

    Ms. Andrea, Infant Classroom

    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.

    Year Started:
    12 Years
  • Ms. Hannah

    Ms. Hannah, Support Staff

    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!

    Year Started:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Jenna

    Ms. Jenna, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Jenna chose to work in this field because she enjoys watching the children change and grow while in the classroom. She goes home every day knowing that she has taught them new skills and provided them with a fun and nurturing environment. Ms. Jenna’s favorite activities to do with the children are cooking and art projects. She feels like that is where she gets to see a lot of the kids' thought processes and creativity.

    Year Started:
    5 Years
  • Ms. Amanda

    Ms. Amanda, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Amanda chose to work in this field because she loves working with children. When they’re learning something new, it’s so much fun for her to watch their “wheels turn”. The biggest reward is to know that she had a small part in watching them progress developmentally.

    Year Started:
    4 Years
  • Ms. Amy

    Ms. Amy, Toddler Classroom

    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.

    Year Started:
    22 Years
  • Ms. Luz

    Ms. Luz, Preschool & Learning Adventures Classrooms

    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.

    Year Started:
    11 Years
  • Kristen

    Kristen, PreSchool and Pre-K

    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. Amal

    Ms. Amal, PreSchool Classroom

    Ms. Amal has been with KinderCare since 2012. She chose to work in this field because she loves knowing that she is impacting all of the children’s lives in a positive way. Ms. Amal enjoys helping the children with their journal activities and helping them with literacy. Group time is also one of her favorite times of the day!

    Year Started:
    4 Years
  • Ms. Natasha

    Ms. Natasha, Infants

    Natasha started working for KinderCare in September 2015. She is currently our Infant Teacher and is very excited to start her career in Early Childhood.

    Natasha loves to cuddle and read to the babies and also having the babies experience different forms of art.

    Year Started:
  • Ms. Debbie

    Ms. Debbie, PreKindergarten Classroom

    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.

    Year Started:
    28 Years
  • Ms. Carlie

    Ms. Carlie, PreKindergarten Classroom

    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.

    Year Started:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Cinthia

    Ms. Cinthia, Toddler Room

    Ms. Cinthia has been with KinderCare since 2013. She chose to work in this field because she loves to see the smiles and hear all the cute stories that the children tell her. She really enjoys getting down to the children’s level to play activities with them such as games and singing songs.

    Year Started:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Rachael

    Ms. Rachael, Pre-Kindergarten

    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.

    Year Started:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Jordyn

    Ms. Jordyn, Toddlers

    Jordyn started working for KinderCare in April 2015. She was a both 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.

    Year Started:
    1 Year

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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

  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian

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

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.

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.

There are no words to truly explain how much I appreciate the staff at KinderCare in Arden Hills. I consider myself to be an excessively "protective-mommy" about my child's health, development, and environment. I am so thankful that the staff has gone above and beyond my expectations for my son and all the children at KinderCare. I know my child's teacher(s) care genuinely about him because they provide a lot of enriching activities which are age appropriate and promote child development. They constantly have fun activities for the kids to learn and play and they offer so much support to the children! They always keep me informed on his progress and his strengths and they do not hesitate to call me with any urgent updates. I appreciate their sincerity and every ounce of love they provide my child and all the children in their classroom. Brenda, Tammy, and my child's teachers are always willing to listen to my concerns and openly partner with me to provide the best for my son. The staff is very child focused, friendly, loving, and they are 100% child advocates! They are so balanced with guiding children (for their applicable early childhood phases) to help them develop their social, emotional and academic skills. I love Arden Hills KinderCare and I know my son is well cared for. We would not change centers because we love everyone for their engagement, dedication, and passion for child success!

- Parent

Our son, Nathan, started attending KinderCare in the Prekindergarten classroom three days a week in September. We are a very busy family and have tried hard to work on letters and numbers in order to prepare him for Kindergarten, but have not been consistent as we would like. It is now April and my son recognizes and can write all 26 letters. He can spell and write his full name. He is also recognizing numbers 0-10 and completing simple addition problems. He is doing all these things a year and a half before attending Kindergarten. I am so amazed by how much he has learned attending school only three days a week. I can only imagine how much he could accomplish if he was able to attend KinderCare five days a week. I am so thankful for the amazing experience we have had as a family and the special attention my son gets each day he is at KinderCare.

- Parents

Our two boys - ages 8 and 5 - have been with the Arden Hills KinderCare for the past 4 years. It was important for us to find a place where the staff was reliable and knowledgeable. Since our children would be spending a large part of their day there, we wanted a place that was like another home to them. We found that at the Arden Hills KinderCare along with a wonderful curriculum that continually teaches our kids even though they attend elementary school. They have taken the time to not only teach them academics but they also encourage their creativity. There is not a day that goes by that my children are not greeted by name and each and every day the teachers take the time to talk to me about my child's day. I would recommend this center to any family that is looking for a safe, nurturing and educational environment for their children.

- Parents

We are so happy with KinderCare. Our daughter loves going and never wants to leave. It puts our minds at ease to know our child is receiving such excellent care. We can't imagine our children going to any other daycare provider. We definitely recommend KinderCare.

- Parents

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