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Xerxes Avenue KinderCare

Ms. Tiffany Soderman, Center Director

7964 Xerxes Ave. North Brooklyn Park MN 55444
(763) 566-0688 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
W of Hwy 252 & S of 85th

Xerxes Avenue KinderCare

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Edinbrook, Crest View, Palmer Lake, Birch Grove, Excel Academy, Fair Oaks, Zanewood, Athlos, and St. Al's

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Xerxes Avenue KinderCare is the perfect place for your child to learn and grow. Our dedicated teaching staff have over 120 years experience between are experts in their field. We participate in ongoing training and professional development throughout the year in order to provide the most current, research based curriculum and activities for your child. Our center is located in a residential neighborhood and is proud to be an active member of the Brookly Park community. Our center is bright, clean and organized. We are proud to show off our beautiful school and would love to meet you. Contact us for a tour today!

Our center supports military families through participation in the Child Care Aware program.

Ms. Tiffany Soderman, 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.

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.

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


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.


The Math Adventures enrichment program is designed to teach important mathematics concepts such as geometry, numbers, measurement, and probability. Your child will learn about length, height, and weight. He will learn about shapes and solids. He will learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and count money. Math is everywhere and giving your child every advantage now will add up to success later in life.


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

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.

Teachers & Staff

Our teachers are required to maintain continuing education training hours throughout the year. Our teachers attend two Professional Development Days a year. Many of our teachers have been teaching at our school for over 10 years. Our teachers bring love, support and dedication to our students and their families.

  • Ms. Tiffany Soderman

    Ms. Tiffany Soderman, Center Director

    To me, there is no more rewarding, meaningful and challenging career than that of an early educator. I get to spend my days fostering a love of learning, creativity and adventure in young minds. I am incredibly fortunate to be able to be a part of such an amazing company and to develop long lasting relationships with our wonderful families." Ms. Tiffany

    Tiffany began her KinderCare career as a lead Toddler teacher at the St. Louis Park location. After transferring to Rogers as a lead Preschool teacher for three years she was promoted to Assistant Director at that location. During that time she was able to take on an Acting Center Director role for three months prior to starting her new adventure as Center Director of the Xerxes Avenue location in Brooklyn Park. Tiffany has an extensive educational background in early childhood and special education with an emphasis in psychology.

    Previous Experience:
    Tiffany ran an in-home licensed child care for five years prior to joining KinderCare. In addition, she has been fortunate to be involved in the public school systems through student teaching practicums and volunteer experiences. Tiffany worked with FinalNet in Memphis to provide educational programs to homeless youth.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Oh, The Places You Will Go! By: Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Associate's of Arts Degree, Bachelor's of Arts Degree
  • Ms. Ashley Moran

    Ms. Ashley Moran, Assistant Director

    I enjoy working with our students and helping develop our teaching staff." Ms. Ashley

    Ashley enjoys supporting our teaching staff. She has a passion for teaching, so she is always willing to help our students and families achieve their education and developmental milestones. She is eager to meet you and your family!

    Year Started:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
    Associate's Degree in Childhood Development
  • Ms. Irene Danko

    Ms. Irene Danko, Infant Classroom

    I enjoy watching the infants achieve their first milestones in life." Ms. Irene

    Ms. Irene has been one of our amazing infant teachers since 1982. She works very closely with our families to ensure that the infants are meeting their developmental goals. Ms. Irene is a wonderful source of information and support for families in our infant program.

    Year Started:
    33 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    32 years
  • Ms. Tami

    Ms. Tami, Infants

    I love the little expressions on the children's faces when they experience something new for the first time. I love being part of their many milestones/ The best part of my job is that there is an endless supply of hugs and cuddles." Ms. Tami

    Tami is a wonderful new addition to our Infant program. She and Irene work as a team to provide seamless care to our infants and family. Tami comes to us with experience working with children of all ages and abilities and is very excited to work with our little ones!

    Previous Experience:
    Tami spent an adventurous year as a Nanny in New York City. She has worked with children of all ages and abilities.
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Colleen Osborn

    Ms. Colleen Osborn, Preschool Classroom

    I enjoy watching the preschool students grow, change and learn new things. It is wonderful to see them become proud and happy when they achieve their developmental goals." Ms. Colleen

    Ms. Colleen has been a vital part of our schools educational program since 1985. She brings a high level of experience, education and kindness to our preschool program. She is also our school's Health and Safety Coordinator.

    Year Started:
    29 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    29 years
  • Ms. Yvonne Cooper

    Ms. Yvonne Cooper, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I enjoy watching the students grow and learn. I also enjoy helping them get ready for their big adventure into Kindergarten." Ms. Yvonne

    Ms. Yvonne works closely with our students and families for Kindergarten readiness. She is a big support in following goals and developmental needs for the students Kindergarten success.

    Year Started:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 years
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Felecia

    Ms. Felecia, School Age

    I enjoy supporting the families and students of our school. I enjoy the children's laughter and bright smiles." Ms. Felecia

    Ms. Felecia supports classrooms and teachers throughout our center. She has a high level of early education training and is very excited to have completed her Bachelor's Degree this year. She is a great support to our classrooms, students and families.

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Taneshia

    Ms. Taneshia, Support Staff

    I most enjoy all of the children's smiling faces and knowing that they look forward to seeing me each day." Ms. Taneshia

    Ms. Taneshia is an invaluable support staff. She is able to step in to any classroom as needed and also handles much of our Center's cooking. Ms. Taneshia has a daughter in our program so is especially aware of the educational and social benefits of our program.

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
    Pursuing Associates of Arts Degree

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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.

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

Xerxes Avenue KinderCare is located in a quiet residential area, away from busy streets. We have an open-concept building which enables all teachers to work as a team in order to support our children and families.

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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I have a six-year-old son who has been going to the Xerxes Avenue KinderCare for almost two years. I wanted to let you know how much he really likes going to KinderCare and how great the staff is there. My son really loves going to KinderCare and the staff at the center. The center has been a great place for him to learn, grow and make great friends. The children are always engaged in the best of activities - especially the summer activities! As a parent, I really like the Kelsey enrichment programs and the other learning activities that the center offers. My son was enrolled in the Kelsey math and reading programs as well as Cooking Adventures. He thoroughly enjoyed them all - his favorite was cooking. He is inspired to try new foods, cook at home and help in the kitchen. That made it well worth the fee. Now, if only you could come up with a learning module that would inspire him to clean-up his room and pick-up his toys!

- Parent

I am so thankful that I have a great relationship with my daughter's teachers, any time I have a question they answer it right away, if I need to check up on her during the day, I call the center and they are more than helpful to answer any questions I have. I have no unresolved issues because you always do a thorough job of following up with me. I was referred by a friend through work years ago, but didn’t listen. I had a really bad experience at another well known child care center which then brought me to KinderCare. I regret not listening to my friend earlier. Now I am always telling people that they need to attend this center because the phenomenal staff. I love KINDERCARE and all the staff!

- Parent

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