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Kid's Choice Bettendorf

Mrs. Andi Masengarb, Center Director

2986 Victoria St. Bettendorf IA 52722
(563) 332-5900 Contact this center

Ages: 5 Years to 12 Years
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Jefferson, Mark Twain, Neil Armstrong, Paul Norton, Herbert Hoover, Grant Wood, Pleasant View, Riverdale Heights, Lourdes Catholic, Rivermont Collegiate, Morning Star Academy, Hopewell

We now offer Transitional Kindergarten! 

Welcome

Choosing the right program for your school-age child is very important. Children want choices - lots of fun and educational things to do! At Kid's Choice, we provide a place where your child can choose from a variety of age-appropriate, fun, and safe learning activities. We provide an environment that encourages active play, exploring new interests, space for quiet reading and homework, and lots of socializing.

Mrs. Andi Masengarb, Center Director

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Our Programs

Transitional Kindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)

A program for children who missed the kindergarten cutoff date. If your child completed or mastered prekindergarten but did not meet the cutoff date for kindergarten, this is the right choice for you. Enhanced whole-group activities and project-related learning activities help engage children in key competency areas such as critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.

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.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program

Chess Club , Piano Lessons, Guitar Lessons, Book Club, Tutoring

Teachers & Staff

At Kid's Choice, our goal is to provide the kind of care and education you want for your child. For that reason, every one of our teachers is specifically chosen because of their dedication in meeting the developmental and educational needs of children. Each member of our staff meets the qualifications set by state laws and our company, and completes a full orientation and basic training program. In addition, we provide continuing educational experiences for our staff throughout the year. It is our combination of great people, resources, and a caring partnerships that makes Kid's Choice an excellent place for your school-age child to learn and grow.

  • Mrs. Andi Masengarb

    Mrs. Andi Masengarb, Center Director

    Year Started:
    4/3/2017
  • Ms. Sherri Beale

    Ms. Sherri Beale, Assistant Director

    "I love watching them learn and grow into young adults. They not only learn from me, they teach me a few things!

    Ms. Sherri Beale has an associate's degree in early childhood education. In addition to her Assistant Director role, she is also the Health and Safety Coordinator at Kid's Choice and the Cooking Adventures instructor. Prior to working at Kid's Choice, she was a teacher at KinderCare and child care centers in Connecticut, Iowa, and Tennessee.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Sherri previously worked as a Preschool Teacher and is a certified foster parent in the state of Iowa.
    Year Started:
    6/1/1998
    Tenure:
    19 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    23
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Angie

    Ms. Angie, School Age Classroom

    "I enjoy working with children because they teach me things. I enjoy watching them learn and grow.

    Ms. Angie started as a School Age Teacher in October of 1998. She is also a bus driver and our Service Values leader, in addition to her lead teacher position. Through the years, she has worked with many children who continue to visit the center and share their amazing accomplishments with her. Ms. Angie is planning to continue her own education in the education field.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Angie has worked as a camp counselor at Camp Abe Lincoln
    Year Started:
    10/8/1998
    Tenure:
    18 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17
  • Ms. Ann

    Ms. Ann, School Age Classroom

    "Children teach me something every day.

    Being an art major, Ms Ann shares her talent with the children at Kid's Choice. In addition to being a lead School Age Teacher and bus driver, Ms. Ann helps the children create amazing displays that highlight the learning and creativity that abound at our center. She earned her degree from the University of Iowa.

    Previous Experience:
    Before coming to Kid's Choice, Ms. Ann worked in administration at an engineering firm and a printing company.
    Year Started:
    6/9/2008
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts
  • Ms. Chanel

    Ms. Chanel, School Age Classroom

    "I love working with children because I love to see the growth and how they make major progress.

    Ms. Chanel started working at Kid's Choice part time as she attended college. Now that she has graduated, she continues to work full time during our summer program and will continue on a part-time basis when school is in session.

    Previous Experience:
    Before coming to Kid's Choice, Ms. Chanel worked in retail sales.
    Year Started:
    11/15/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science Degrees in Psychology and Biology
  • Ms. Brianna

    Ms. Brianna, School Age Classroom

    "I love watching the children grow and learn, and really enjoy the enthusiasm that they show in the center!

    Ms. Brianna is an assistant teacher who started working with the children in November 2015 as part of her coursework in child development. She is planning on continuing on a part-time basis as she completes her education at Scott Community College.

    Previous Experience:
    Before coming to Kid's Choice, Ms. Brianna worked in various service fields.
    Year Started:
    11/2/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education Degree
  • Ms. Gracie

    Ms. Gracie, School Age Classroom

    "I like working with children because they teach me new things and I love watching them learn and grow.

    Ms. Gracie joins our program every summer while she is a student at the University of Northern Iowa. She is currently majoring in psychology and Spanish. She brings lots of fun and excitement to our summer program as we explore our curriculum themes and venture out of the center on amazing field trips.

    Year Started:
    6/8/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
  • Ms. Robin

    Ms. Robin, School Age Classroom

    "I really enjoy spending time with children and watching them grow and learn. I believe each child is a special individual with unique gifts to give.

    Ms. Robin has joined us for our summer program the past two years. She is an elementary education major in her junior year at the University of Wisconsin at Platteville, and is gaining valuable experience as she works as an assistant teacher with our school-agers.

    Previous Experience:
    Before working at Kid's Choice, Ms. Robin volunteered with the Girl Scouts as a Ranch Hand at Camp Conestoga and as an assistant for a troop at Riverdale Heights Elementary.
    Year Started:
    6/8/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Degree in Elementary Education (In Progress)

Upcoming Center Activities

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September's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Spaces and Places and All About Me
As infants and toddlers explore the spaces and places around them, children in Discovery Preschool will learn all about what makes people the same as well as what makes them different. Infants will experiment with moving toy cars around, build block towers and then knock them down, and even take a tour of the center to see what things are like outside of their classroom! Toddlers will get all revved up as they take a closer look at different vehicles and learn more about neighborhoods, communities, and the jobs that grownups have. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about themselves as they play games that strengthen their five senses, discuss feelings and emotions, practice self-help skills, and work on learning the names of body parts.

Children 4 to 5 years old: All About Me and My Home and Family
It’s the beginning of the school year—the perfect time to get to know each other better! Older children will be spending time sharing about themselves, their homes, and their families as they learn what makes people the same and what makes them different. Children will bring their own experiences to the drawing board as they create group stories and 3-D collages about families and homes, pantomime different home- and family-related activities, and draw self-portraits. With our curriculum’s project-related learning component, children in Transitional Kindergarten work together to decide on an individual or whole-group project related to the theme. Past projects have included creating a class book about emotions or working together to build a small-scale home, but who knows—the children may come up with a unique idea that’s entirely their own!

Monday September 04, 2017
Center Closed for Labor Day

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

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

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

The health and safety of our children is our top priority. We use a secure keypad entry system to enter the building and use a child recovery system on all of our buses. All of our teachers are certified in First Aid and CPR, and attend continuing education programs and company trainings to ensure that we provide a safe and healthy environment at all times.

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