Bloomington KinderCare in Bloomington, MN, 55431 | KinderCare
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Bloomington KinderCare

Marilyn Larson,
Center Director

8950 France Ave. South Bloomington MN 55431
Ph: (952) 835-4955
Ages:
6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
Open:
6:15 AM to 6:15 PM, M-F

SPECIAL DIRECTIONS: at France & 90th

NEIGHBORHOOD: Bloomington KinderCare is centrally located in Bloomington, and services the city along with the suburbs of Edina and Richfield MN. We have easy access to two major freeways, and feature colleges, shopping malls, and major corporate headquarters within a short driving distance.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS BUSED TO: Busing is provided TO and FROM - Washburn, Olson, and Poplar Bridge Elementary Schools. Yes, before and after school care is offered but transportation is only available for the schools listed above.

Many times families want to know what makes our center special. Well, in the field of Early Childhood Education, staff turnover is often an issue. Here at our KinderCare in Bloomington, we are doing something right because most of our teachers have worked here for anywhere from five to twenty years! They know how to run their curriculum and have sent hundreds, if not thousands, of children to Kindergarten ready to succeed! We are so proud of our teaching staff and all that they do for the children in our community.

Welcome

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Welcome to Bloomington KinderCare and Preschool! We are very excited to meet with you and your family. We believe in developing the whole child, with an emphasis on assisting your child's growth with their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Here at Bloomington KinderCare, we believe it takes a village to raise a child, and our parents consider us to be an extension of their families (their village) Your child will not only have a safe, secure, and stimulating environment to learn in, but will have support from a team of child development experts who have a true passion for educating and nurturing children.

- Marilyn Larson, Center Director

Accreditation

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)

    Infant Programs

    (6 Weeks–1 Year)

    Infant Programs

    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.

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  • Toddler Programs(1 – 2 Years)

    Toddler Programs

    (1 – 2 Years)

    Toddler Programs

    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.

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  • Discovery Preschool Programs

    (2 – 3 Years)

    Discovery Preschool Programs

    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.

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  • Preschool Programs(3 – 4 Years)

    Preschool Programs

    (3 – 4 Years)

    Preschool Programs

    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.

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  • Prekindergarten Programs(4 – 5 Years)

    Prekindergarten Programs

    (4 – 5 Years)

    Prekindergarten Programs

    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.

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  • Before and After School Programs

    (5 – 12 Years)

    Before and After School Programs

    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.

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

    Summer Programs

    Summer Programs

    Twelve fun and unique weeks of camp, all summer long! From May through August, KinderCare offers awesome camps for pre-school, pre-k, and school-age kids. It's a great place to bring friends, and to meet new ones! We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours, so join us for all 12 weeks or as many weeks as you like.

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  • 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

  • Cooking Adventures

    Cooking Adventures

    The Cooking Adventures program gives children opportunities to participate in fun, developmentally appropriate cooking experiences. They will learn about recipes, ingredients, cooking vocabulary, and the importance of a healthy diet. The curriculum includes lessons on picnics, pizza, and heart-healthy meals.

  • Music Adventures

    Music Adventures

    Ongoing research proves that early exposure to music helps children think, reason, create, and express themselves. Children will laugh and learn about rhythm, vocal melodies, and a variety of musical genres and instruments, which can lower stress and advance memory. Learning never sounded so good.

  • Phonics & Reading Adventures

    Phonics and Reading Adventures

    Set your child up for advanced success with literacy through phonics, the study of letters and sounds. Reader books, games, and activity cards help your child understand the basics of vowels and blending syllables, giving him confidence and command of language.

  • Spanish Adventures

    Spanish Adventures

    Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

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