Carla Knudson, Center Director
Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
Hwy 100 and Summit and Earle Brown Drive
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Lakeview, Northport (both in Robbinsdale school district), and Earle Brown (Brooklyn Center school district)
AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED
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.
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.
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.
We're the only company in early childhood education to select teachers based on natural talent. Being a great educator isn't enough though. KinderCare teachers are also amazing listeners, nurturers, boo-boo fixers, and smile-makers. Put more simply, we love our teachers and your child will, too.
Meet just a few of our amazing KinderCare teachers!
A KINDERCARE TEACHER WITH
An Artist's Heart
"My classroom is full of art!” says Mary Annthipie-Bane, an award-winning early childhood educator at KinderCare. Art and creative expression, she says, help children discover who they really are.
We put our best-in-class teachers in a best-in-class workplace. We're so proud to have been named one of Gallup's 37 winners of the Great Workplace Award. When you put great teachers in an engaging center, your children will experience an amazing place to learn and grow.
Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!
I have never felt more at ease then I do bringing my kids to KinderCare. I know that the teachers will treat my children as if they were their own. I truly feel that they want the best for my kids and go out of their way to make sure they can teach my kids in a way that they learn best. I would (and do!) recommend KinderCare to all my friends! Thank you!
Carrie J. - KinderCare Parent
My sons and I would like to say thanks for helping them create their wall of art! With all the help from their teachers allowing them to be creative and draw!! We really appreciate it and I keep all their work to remind them how much they have accomplished at KinderCare!
Chandra H. - KinderCare Parent
"I would like to take this opportunity to express how much we appreciate the awesome job you two (Carla K. and Lori) and Carla M. have done in really turning our son's behavior around.
Actually, everyone in your facility has been exceptional in working with our son. He came into your care early this year and was very difficult to manage. Your patience and understanding with him has helped him learn how to control his impulses and his emotions. I was so scared when we brought him to KinderCare, thinking that you folks would not be able to teach him to calm down and that it was only a matter of time before we would have to find alternative care for him.
In a few short months, through lots of persistence by Carla M. (with support from all of you), she was able to not only mange our son's occasional outbursts but also help teach him how to calm down and not lash out. This has also translated to his home life. He is the sweet boy he was before he started acting out. Even his grandparents have remarked on his improvement.
Because you spend more time with him than we do, the credit for this change needs to be recognized by the efforts of the staff at KinderCare. We are tickled with the job you have done. Everyone there has been so helpful and supportive and never once made us feel like we were failing as parents. From speaking with the staff, everyone reassured us that we all would get through this tough time.
Now that it is time for our son to move on, I feel more confident that he will be able to take these skills he has learned and use them in his new school. I just hope that the staff in his new school are as awesome as you guys have been. And for the record, if we hadn't have moved so far away, I think we would have kept him with you guys, since you have done such a great job."
Nicole L. - KinderCare Parent
Who Are KinderCare Families?
They hail from hundreds of cities across the country from countless backgrounds, and proudly represent every walk in life. What our families have in common, though, is the want to give their children the best start in life. We are so proud to be their partner in parenting.
Hear from just a few of our amazing KinderCare families.
A Globe-Trotting Family Finds A
Home in Houston
Four young children, four different passports, two languages, two full-time jobs…oh, and a few triathlons thrown in for good measure. Meet the globe-trotting Colettas—a family on the go.