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Burnsville West KinderCare

Tajtianna Bell, Center Director

1800 Greenwood Dr. Burnsville MN 55337
(952) 890-5116 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
Cty Rd 5 and Hwy 13.

Apartments surrounding - Across from Super America & Subway

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Vista View, Edward Neill, & Marion and W Savage Elementary Schools. Please Call the Center if a parent requests a school not on this list. ● AM bus runs take place between 8:00 AM to 9:15 AM ● PM bus runs take place between 2:50 PM and 3:50 PM

We are committed to providing all of our families with the best experience in early childhood education, also serving military families, we believe that it is essential to build strong partnerships with our families for successful relationships.

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Welcome to the Burnsville West KinderCare. We are located at the intersection of Highway 13 and County Road 5 in Burnsville, servicing Burnsville, Savage, and the surrounding areas. We are NAEYC accredited and pride ourselves in following the criteria and guidelines set forth by both the National Association for the Education of Young Children and KinderCare Education. We believe in providing enrichments and activities that ensure each child in our program excels socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually. Our family oriented center provides a warm and nurturing atmosphere for children. Here at the Burnsville West KinderCare, we are dedicated and committed to the safety and education of the children we serve, preparing them for a lifetime of learning.

Tajtianna Bell, 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.

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.

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


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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Thursday November 24, 2016
    1. Thanksgiving Break - Center Closed

      Our center is closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after.

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

Teachers & Staff

The teachers and staff here at our Burnsville West KinderCare are passionate about educating and nurturing children. We have recently welcomed some new teachers to the KinderCare Family and doing so has added a lot of diversity to the qualifications that our teachers have. The majority of our teachers have their Child Development Associate credential, Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. The Burnsville West KinderCare team strives for excellence through continuing education from biannual company professional development trainings to seeking additional college courses or seminars in the education field. At the end of the day, the true key to our teachers' success is their passion for teaching and their love of learning.

  • Tajtianna Bell

    Tajtianna Bell, Center Director

    Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.

    -Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

    Before becoming the Center Director Tajtianna has had experience in all age programs within the center and also held the position as Assitant Center Director. As Center Director, Tajtianna is committed to building the best possible team of educators to provide a warm, caring environment where children of all ages feel comfortable and can achieve their potential.

    Previous Experience:
    Tajtianna has prior experience working with children in youth programs within her church.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The True Story of the Three Little Pig by Jon Scieszka · Lane Smith
    Year Started:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Bachelor Degree in Business, Early Childhood Development Certificate and pursuing her M.A in Management
  • Crystal Gunderson

    Crystal Gunderson, Assistant Director

    Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." -Nelson Mandela

    Crystal is enjoying helping her center grow and make meaningful moments happen throughout the center. She also teaches our Learning Adventure classes, including Cooking Adventures and Phonics Adventures!  As a teacher, Crystal has worked with all ages before she was promoted as the Assistant Director. She is very compassionate with the children and gives them the love they need every single day. Crystal loves Early Childhood Education and watching the look on a child's face when they learn something new!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Just go to Bed by Mercy Meyer
    Year Started:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 years
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services with an ephasis in Early Childhood Education and Community Violence Prevention
  • Ms. Farida, Infant Classroom

    Seeing the excitement on the kids faces when they learn something new. Everything is exciting to them! The children inspire me and I love that every day is something different and new!

    Ms. Farida loves KinderCare's curriculum and philosophy. She and her fellow colleagues enjoy teaching the lessons to her infant students each day! Her favorite activity is doing art activities with the children. She loves to bring smiles to the children's faces and helping them learn new things and teach them about new experiences.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    There Was and Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
    Year Started:
  • Ms. Jen

    Ms. Jen, Toddlers

    I love having fun with the children everyday and enjoy helping the children learn valuable lessons!

    Ms. Jen enjoys teaching and encouraging the toddler to reach many of their memorable milestones. Ms. Jen encourages the toddlers to reach their milestones by reading, singing and encouraging the infants to develop into Toddlers. Ms. Jen also implements her curriculum in her classroom through fun activities and routine. Ms. Jen finds her job rewarding by the great greeting of smiles every morning by the infants.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Miss Nelson is Missing! by James Marshall · Harry Allard
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
    Elementary Education with a minor in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Tanna

    Ms. Tanna, Toddlers

    I love seeing the kids and I enjoy watching them explore and discover new things.

    Ms. Tanna is always happy to be around children of all ages. She loves to put a smile on her children's faces the second she walks into her classroom and continues to spread her cheer until she goes home. She continues to shine each and every day.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Tanna has previous experience working closely with special needs children committed their education and development.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown · Pat Hancock
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
    Pursuing her Child Development Crendaialing
  • Ms. Jade

    Ms. Jade, Preschool

    The thing I love most about working at KinderCare is being able to spend time with kids all day! I love being able to help them and watch them grow and learn. Being with the children every day and knowing I can help make them happy is what inspires me to come to work every day!

    Ms. Jade feels a great accomplishment when she works hard to ensure the children have a great learning environment to compliment the curriculum. It gives her a sense of gratitude when she sees the children learn, progress and repeat what they have learned to parents and each other.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. · John Archambault
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    Pursuing Child Development Crentialing
  • Ms. Theresa

    Ms. Theresa, School Age Classroom

    I love being creative through my teaching! Teaching all the wonderful children and being a positive influence in their lives. The thing that inspires me is seeing all of our children that are unique and individual. It makes me smile every day!

    She puts her whole heart and soul in to the school-age class; she is dedicated to learning each individual personality of children in her class. Theresa is a very interactive hands on teacher. She loves to build relationships with the parents and enjoys making people smile .

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Rattle Trap Car by Phyllis Root
    Year Started:
    9 Years
    Degree in Education

October 2016 Events

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  1. Monday October 10, 2016
    1. Professional Development Day - Center Closed

      Two times each year we dedicate a day for our staff's professional development to further their training and better equip them for the care of your child. The center will be closed on this day for training to occur. If you have questions or would like to request further details, please contact your local Center Director.

  2. Tuesday October 18, 2016
    1. Join Our Community Social

      Your entire family is welcome to join us October 18th for our community social. Come see how family-style dining is done at our center, mingle with other families, and, best of all, enjoy a healthy snack with your child!  

      You’ll better understand how we turn our meals into learning experiences and encourage the children to try new foods, practice table manners, use utensils, and simply enjoy a great meal and good company! See you there!

About Our Center

We are very happy to meet with you and your child. You are going to love our newly remodeled classrooms. They are bright, open, and welcoming to children. We provide a safe, secure, and stimulating environment. 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

New Years Day
Presidents Day (Staff Inservice)
Memorial Day
Independence Day (July 4th)
Labor Day
Columbus Day (Staff Inservice)
Thanksgiving Day
Day After Thanksgiving
Christmas Day

Health and Safety

At Burnsville West, safety is a top priority. We have a keypad entry and a secured fenced playground. Our staff is First Aid and CPR certified and has been trained on center preparedness in the case of any emergency. We also have a staff memeber that is a certified EMT.

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.

What a blessing! The employees here truly love children as well as their jobs. Right away I could tell a difference. My daughter was now excited to go to daycare every day, as well as not wanting to go home when I pick her up She began to interact with other children. The teacher supplies me with a “Report Card” every day telling me what my child did. It includes how much she ate, what exactly she ate, when she was changed, how long she would nap for and even what she had fun doing that day. My daughter has been struggling with her speech, and the teachers at this facility take extra time to work with her and make sure she is comfortable. I have seen a major improvement. She has been enrolled in this facility for only a few months and she has gone from saying virtually nothing to knowing basic words- mama, daddy, cup, and snack to even counting to 10, knowing the beginning of her ABC’S.

- Mother

As working parents it is very hard to find good care for your precious little one. Since coming to the Burnsville West KinderCare location our baby seems a lot happier in the mornings. We appreciate the attention and concerns always expressed by you and staff. Thank you and hope to continue the good care of our baby.

- Parents

I enjoyed bringing my two youngest children to KinderCare Burnsville! My daughter was in the Prekindergarten class and my son is in the Infant room. In addition to working, finishing my degree and being a busy mom of four children, I wanted my younger two children to attend a school that will give them the same love and attention that I do. I am impressed with the things my Preschooler has learned in her class. She has matured and is confident with starting Kindergarten next fall. I also couldn't have asked for better Infant teachers for my son. I was nervous about having my Infant son attend a day care. The center that he is at has the most caring and nurturing teachers! He has big smiles when he's there!
I highly recommend KinderCare Burnsville because the entire staff makes me feel welcome and part of their family. They have a lot of fun and they truly enjoy what they do. Ms. Jessica does an exceptional job! Because of my positive experience with this facility I will definitely recommend Ms. Jessica and her teachers to other parents! Keep up the terrific work!

- Mother

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