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Brooklyn Blvd. KinderCare

Heidi Britt, Center Director

7660 Kentucky Ave. North Brooklyn Park MN 55428
(763) 560-5534 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
Off Brooklyn Blvd. on Kentucky Ave. N. next to Nissan car dealership

Neighborhood:
On Brooklyn Blvd, next to the Nissan dealership-- Kentucky Avenue and Brookly Blvd

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Parkbrook, Zanewood, Edinbrook, Garden City, Fairoaks, Meadowlake, Crestview, Odyssey, Northport, Birch Grove (school bus drops off and picks up at center).

It's that time of year to be thankful for what you have and help those that may not be as fortunate as we are. Please bring any donation of a new, unwrapped gift for children ages newborn through teen to your center to be donated to Toys for Tots. Donations accepted anytime before Friday, December 16, 2016. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to our center leadership team. Thank you for your donation!

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Welcome

Welcome to Kentucky Ave. KinderCare in Brooklyn Park. We are excited to meet every child and family with hopes that you will be a part of our KinderCare family. At our center we work very hard to help develop your child's growth in social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. At  KinderCare, we feel that every child grows and learns at different levels and we pride ourselves on making each child feel as though they have made a difference in our day just as we make a difference in theirs. Every child, teacher, and parent learn from each other and help each other to grow. Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we're excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning!

Heidi Britt, Center Director

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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)

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.

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.

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  1. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. January's Learning Focus

      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. 

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

Teachers & Staff

We invite you in at anytime to meet with our wonderful teaching staff and tour their individual programs.  Everyone here takes pride each day in providing a safe and quality learning environment for the children in our community.  Call us today to schedule your one-on-one visit!

  • Heidi Britt

    Heidi Britt, Center Director

    I believe that children can do anything! But, they need a foundation of care, education, and support to help boost their school readiness that will lead them down the path to success! That's what we're here for!

    Heidi comes to the Brooklyn Park KinderCare with a wealth of experience in Early Childhood Education.  She started as an Infant teacher in 2008 and soon became a Lead Teacher for Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten.  Heidi was promoted to Assistant Director at the Roseville-Rice Street center in 2011, and in 2013 became the Center Director at the Fridley location.  Heidi is excited to be a part of the Brooklyn Park community and hopes to spread her passion for educating young children to the team here!

    Previous Experience:
    Heidi has worked as a paraprofessional and classroom education assistant in Early Childhood Special Education programs.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    My Head is Full of Colors by Catherine Friend
    Year Started:
    4/9/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences
  • Ashlie, Assistant Director

  • Ms. Shamilia

    Ms. Shamilia, Infant Classroom

    What I love most about teaching is seeing the joy that I bring to the children and their families lives. I also love watching the children use what I taught them throughout each and every day.

    Year Started:
    5/24/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
  • Ms. Latonya

    Ms. Latonya, Toddler Classroom

    What I love most about teaching is being able to see the joy and happiness in the children as they come to school, and making a difference in the lives of the children and families that we serve here in our community.

    Year Started:
    7/7/2003
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 Years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Diploma
  • Ms. Andrea

    Ms. Andrea, Preschool Classroom

    What I love most about teaching is seeing how much children are able to learn and grow. It's amazing!

    Year Started:
    6/14/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
  • Ms. Kathy

    Ms. Kathy, School Age Classroom

    I love working with all different kinds of children and families. I always say that kids are our future!

    Year Started:
    10/21/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    23 Years
  • Mr. Bryan

    Mr. Bryan, School Age Classroom

    What I love most about teaching is the joy in watching children learn, develop and grow. Being a teacher helps me learn and gives me insight on the many different learning styles and approaches of teaching young children.

    Year Started:
    8/19/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Mr. Curtis

    Mr. Curtis, Multi Age Specialist/Bus Driver

    What I love most about teaching is watching and helping the kids learn new things. It teaches me something new every day.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
  • Ms. Rashanda

    Ms. Rashanda, Multi Age Specialist

    What I love most about teaching is seeing the children learn new things each and every day!

    Year Started:
    3/26/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Pursuing Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. December's Learning Focus

      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.

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas 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.

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

Our center features a secure entrance, locked doors, ID checks, locked outer gates, doors locked from inside, and a name to face roll call every 30 minutes.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

Share Your Story
If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

My son started at KinderCare at eight months old, and I was so afraid of daycare. The KinderCare staff made me so comfortable and assured me that my son would be fine. It has been a year and a half now and I love the teachers and staff! It has been such a wonderful and pleasurable experience, I couldn't think of any other place I'd rather have my son. He loves his teachers and knows all the kids names, I am so impressed and confident that my son is getting the learning and growing experience he could possibly get to start him on his way to a successful and prosperous future. There is so much more I could say about my experience with KinderCare but it would take up an entire webpage. Thank you to all the teachers, staff and parents we have met along the way.

- Mother
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