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Champlin KinderCare

Jessica Bistodeau, Center Director

202 E Hayden Lake Rd. Champlin MN 55316
(763) 323-8300 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Oxbow, Champlin-Brooklyn Park Academy, Dayton. Please inquire within the center regarding adding another school to our transport list.

Welcome

Welcome to the Champlin KinderCare! Our center offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere. We have seasoned teachers and fresh ideas that create the foundation for lasting relationships with families. We value the fact that we are able to offer compassionate care along with the rich curriculum offered by KinderCare-Education. We are honored to be a part of early education and to be a partner with parents in their children's development.

Jessica Bistodeau, Center Director

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AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

We’re so proud!

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.

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SCHOOL-READY

Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.

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.

Monthly Activities

June's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Wonderful Water and Insects and Spiders

Infants and toddlers will be exploring the wonderful world of water as the children in Discovery Preschool dig into the creepy-crawly world of insects and spiders! Infants will have the chance to practice splashing, scooping, pouring, and playing with bubbles, while toddlers will take a swim on the creative side as they paint with water and create habitats for sea animals. Children in Discovery Preschool will focus on science as they learn about the differences between insects and spiders, how caterpillars turn into butterflies, and how bees pollinate flowers and make honey. Children’s creativity will blossom as they use dried pasta to create butterfly artwork!

Children 4 to 5 years old: Staying Safe and Exploring the Arts

In this modern world, safety is never overrated—and that’s why we take the first half of June to teach children all about how to keep themselves safe in different situations and places. After that, children will delve into the arts as they learn about visual art, musical art, dancing, and acting, and discover the different types of art, music, and dance that exist around the world. Preschoolers will focus on number recognition in order to learn their phone numbers and how to call 911, the Pre-K class will examine how art concepts and techniques are used in famous works of art, and our kindergartners will collaborate on a group project together, such as making first aid kits or choreographing their own dance routine! 

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

Cooking

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.

Math

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.

Music

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

At Champlin KinderCare we understand how valuable teacher experience is, and we know that ongoing learning in the fields of child development and early childhood education is vital to providing the greatest early learning expereince for children. Our staff and center culture reflect that. Our team brings a rich variety of backgrounds and passions to our center, including music and special needs education. We are all passionate about teaching and dedicated to providing a safe, nurturing environment for your child.

  • Jessica Bistodeau

    Jessica Bistodeau, Center Director

    An important part of my job is being able to make a difference and make a positive impact on children. I take pride in learning about each family and each child. I do everything I can to make them feel comfortable about leaving their children in our care each day!

    In 2007 when Jessica joined our KinderCare team, she quickly began making a difference for the children and families. She's worked in every role at the center and loves the challenge of learning something new everyday. Being a leader is something Jessica models for the children and the KinderCare team. In Jessica's free time she loves doing crafts and entertaining family and friends.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Stand Back," Said the Elephant, "I'm Going to Sneeze!" By: Patricia Thomas
    Year Started:
    7/1/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
    Education:
    Associates Degree
  • Sirena Deering

    Sirena Deering, Assistant Director

    Children truly are a product of their environment and my goal is to help these children reach their fullest potential in all aspects of their lives while having a fun time doing it.

    Ms. Sirena began her journey with KinderCare in 2012.  She started here, at the Champlin KinderCare as our Lead Preschool Teacher and has since gained experience as a Preschool Coordinator in St. Cloud and as a Toddler teacher and Program Specialist at KinderCare in Ramsey.  Ms. Sirena has studied Early Childhood Education and Child Development at several schools and is extremely passionate about providing quality care for children and building strong and positive relationships with families. 

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Love you Forever by Robert Munsch

    Year Started:
    1/9/2017
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
    Education:
    Associate in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Tammy

    Ms. Tammy, Infant Classroom

    I love my job. It is so rewarding watching the children grow and seeing them achieve all of their milestones along the way!

    Ms. Tammy has been a part of the KinderCare team for over 23 years. She has been an infant room teacher for the majority of her time here. Tammy enjoys being able to watch the infants grow and achieve developmental milestones throughout their first year. She has years of knowledge teaching in the infant classroom and is a great resource to new families looking for parenting advice. Tammy enjoys building relationships with the families and employees within our center. She is a great mentor to new employees and shares her passion for teaching with them.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" By: Laura Joffe Numeroff
    Year Started:
    6/1/1990
    Tenure:
    27 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    35 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Dawn

    Ms. Dawn, Toddler Classroom

    I am currently the Toddler Teacher and enjoy watching and assisting the children with their development. I also really enjoy observing children and listening to their stories.

    Ms. Dawn started with KinderCare in 2006. Working with this young group of children has been a joy for her, because she is a part of these children's early growth. Since Ms. Dawn obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Music, she frequently incorporates music into her classroom activities. Children enjoy learning alongside Ms. Dawn because she allows them to utilize their creativity, allows them to work at their own pace, and explore the world around them. Although some of her creative classroom activities cause her to get messy, she enjoys teaching and letting them be creative while learning to work together.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Play With Me" By: Marie Hall Ets
    Year Started:
    1/1/2006
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11
    Education:
    Music Education
  • Love

    Love, Support Staff

    Take a look at the wold through children's eyes. Children inspire me to look at life from different point of views.

    Love's high level of energy and enthusiastium make the children in her classroom excited to learn.  Love takes the time to get to know each child and their story.  Communication is very important for Love, and you'll hear something special every night when your child is in Love's care. 

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" By: Bill Martin
    Year Started:
    4/1/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    Perusing Child Development Associates

Upcoming Center Activities

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June's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Wonderful Water and Insects and Spiders

Infants and toddlers will be exploring the wonderful world of water as the children in Discovery Preschool dig into the creepy-crawly world of insects and spiders! Infants will have the chance to practice splashing, scooping, pouring, and playing with bubbles, while toddlers will take a swim on the creative side as they paint with water and create habitats for sea animals. Children in Discovery Preschool will focus on science as they learn about the differences between insects and spiders, how caterpillars turn into butterflies, and how bees pollinate flowers and make honey. Children’s creativity will blossom as they use dried pasta to create butterfly artwork!

Children 4 to 5 years old: Staying Safe and Exploring the Arts

In this modern world, safety is never overrated—and that’s why we take the first half of June to teach children all about how to keep themselves safe in different situations and places. After that, children will delve into the arts as they learn about visual art, musical art, dancing, and acting, and discover the different types of art, music, and dance that exist around the world. Preschoolers will focus on number recognition in order to learn their phone numbers and how to call 911, the Pre-K class will examine how art concepts and techniques are used in famous works of art, and our kindergartners will collaborate on a group project together, such as making first aid kits or choreographing their own dance routine! 

About Our Center

At the Chapmlin KinderCare our goal is to prepare every child for school success while creating a safe and nurturing environment for them to learn. We are committed to providing the best education for your child while they have fun. We look forward to getting to know you are your family and watching your child grow, learn and imagine.

Special Features

  • Multi-Purpose Room
  • Center Library

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

New Year's Day
President's Day
Memorial Day
July 4th
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Thanksgiving Day
Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Day

Health and Safety

All teachers in our building are CPR and First Aid certified. We have two playgrounds at our center that are fenced in and feature a rubber mat under the play area to help prevent injuries. We also have a keypad entry system for our front door that keeps children and staff safe.

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.

Our children absolutely love their days at Champlin KinderCare! They come home happy and excited about what they’ve learned and the fun they’ve had with their friends, and each morning they look forward to another day at to spend with their Champlin KinderCare family. They are thriving and learning more than we could’ve ever imagined and we are so grateful to Champlin KinderCare for all they do for our family. We know that our kids are in the best hands and we feel safe and secure knowing they are so well cared for with the thoughtful, loving and knowledgeable staff at Champlin KinderCare. The staff there consistently go above and beyond to make sure our children have what they need to be happy and healthy. We recommend Champlin KinderCare very highly to anyone and everyone looking for child care.

- Parent

KinderCare is a place my two kids enjoy going every day. They are flexible and reliable and cater to my children's needs. My kids come home with fun crafts and know things that I didn't even realize they knew! I have recommended KinderCare to friends in the past and will continue to do so!

- Mother

The Champlin KinderCare Center has been wonderful for my family and son, Tristan.  I am a first time parent and the teachers at KinderCare have really helped me with tips and suggestions that would make me a better parent. I have really appreciated the communication that they provide to me every day on the status of Tristan’s day.  We have tried the home daycares but I have noticed that the programs and curriculum that KinderCare provides has allowed my sons educational development to grow which will prepare him for Kindergarten.

- Parent

We have been part of the KinderCare family since the fall of 2008 when our first son was born. I only visited 2 centers in the area and I knew after visiting the other center that I was going to choose KinderCare. The staff here is so great! I have made great connections with the teachers and the Center Director and Assistant Director. It is really comforting knowing that my children are being taken care of during the day while I’m at work and I don’t have to worry about them. We added to our family in the spring of 2011 and the same teacher that took care of my oldest son was still in the infant room at the center. This was great because I knew once again that my new son would be given great care during the day and I wouldn’t have to worry. I have recommended KinderCare to friends and would do so again in the future. This center is a warm and inviting place and all the staff from the Director to teachers truly care about the children and want what’s best for them.

- Mother

Both of our kids have been a part of the Phonics Program at KinderCare. They have both benefited greatly from this class. Our older son is now in school and excels in reading. We regularly get compliments from people, that hear or see him reading, saying that he is so good at it for such a young age! Our younger son has just recently started the Phonics Program and is so excited to come home and tell us about what letters he is learning! He has quickly started identifying letters when he sees them and loves to ask about what words start with what letters. The Phonics Program has been a wonderful experience for both of our children and we would strongly recommend others take advantage of this opportunity!

- Mother
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