Marla Yale, Center Director
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Welcome to North Elm KinderCare. We are located off of Chandler Blvd., between Rural & Kyrene, just a few minutes away from the 202, 101 and I-10. We offer unique, expertly designed early education programs for infants as young as six weeks and school-age children up to age 12. We strive to provide the very best environment by focusing on the whole child - emotionally, physically, and socially for complete growth and development. Your child will not only be provided with a safe, secure, and stimulating environment to learn in, but sill have support from a team of child development experts who have a true passion for educating and nurturing children.
Marla Yale, Center Director
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?
Our center is closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after.
We welcome you to learn more about our great staff at North Elm KinderCare!
The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live. ~Mortimer Adler
Marla loves being your School Director! She thrives off of knowing she runs a school that truly is THE BEST! She comes to work each and everyday ready to not only help grow the minds of her students but also to help grow the minds of her teachers. Marla prides herself in being readily available for all of her families, if they have a question or just want to chit chat about their days events!
Ms. Megan truly feels as though being an Assistant Director is her calling! She loves being able to support both the staff and Ms. Marla on a daily basis. You will always see a smile on Ms. Megan's face and a coffee in her hand! She loves being a part of your family and welcomes you into her KinderCare family as well!
I love watching the kids learn and seeing their personalities develop.
Ms. Denise has been an Early Childhood Educator since 2005. She loves working with kids. Ms. Denise enjoys messy art projects and providing mulitiple opportunities for the children to explore and learn. She joined our KinderCare team in 2013 and is excited about each day.
I love to watch the children learn and grow.
Ms. Christina has been working with kids through babysitting and working at preschools for the last nine years. She has been with KinderCare since 2006 and has worked with both Infants and Toddlers. She loves the kids and takes care of them as if they were her own. Her favorite part is watching the babies learn and grow up and move on to the toddler room.
I enjoy caring for the infants. I look forward to teaching and caring for the children.
Ms. Maria enjoys caring for the children in her class and looks forward to teaching and caring for them everyday.
These kids hold the power to change the world into a better place, and it's my honor to get them there.
Ms. Megan has been at KinderCare since January of 2012 in the preschool classroom. Everyday she carries out a lesson plan to get them ready for the next step in their education. Ms. Megan is currently attending Mesa Community College for her degree in Elementary Education.
I enjoy working with young children! They are at the beginning phase of their development and learning. I get to help foster them to become successful in their education. Children are very precious to me, and I feel that their well being and education is vital at this stage of life.
Ms. Julie has been working with young children since 1990. She joined the KinderCare Family in January of 2008. Ms. Julie started in the infant classroom and now works in the prekindergarten classroom. Ms. Julie started in the prekindergarten classroom in the summer of 2009. Ms. Julie loves working with young children and fostering their development. Ms. Julie feels that children are very precious to her and that their well being and education is vital at this stage in life. Ms. Julie is currently going to Central Arizona College to complete her degree in Early Childhood Education.
I love the smiles, laughter and excitement a child shows when they learn or accomplish something for the first time.
Ms. Linda has lots of experience in early childhood education and joined KinderCare in February of 2013. She loves to teach her class about new things and the reaction she receives from them when they accomplish something new in the classroom.
I love seeing each and everyone of the children grow and learn new things everyday.
Ms. Melissa has worked for KinderCare since December of 1999. She works in the kitchen but also enjoys taking the school age children to school and helping out where ever needed.
Live in such a way that if someone spoke badly of you, no one would believe it.
A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind and touches a heart.
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.
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!
We are all about learning while still having fun here at our Elm Street KinderCare! Please contact us to set up a tour so you can see how amazing our school is. We cannot wait to have you join our family!
Every teacher at our center is First Aid and CPR certified. Our center has a coded entry that is changed every six months. We also have a designated Health and Safety Coordinator who performs monthly emergency drills and trainings for all staff and students.
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 though the various training opportunities in the community.
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