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South Chandler KinderCare

Megan Chaney, Center Director

1955 South Alma School Rd. Chandler AZ 85286
(480) 786-5125 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS

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Special Instructions:
at the NE corner of Alma School Rd & Germann, next to Walgreens

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Tarwater, Jacobson, Basha, Fulton, Hancock, Conley

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Welcome to South Chandler KinderCare Learning Center! Our warm and friendly teachers are excited to show you all the educational activities they have planned. We are not just a daycare and work hard with our curriculum to make learning fun. When the children are busy having fun learning everyone is happy! We look forward to introducing you to our KinderCare family. Make the South Chandler KinderCare part of your family!

Megan Chaney, 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


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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  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

The teachers at South Chandler Kindercare are very dedicated to the children in our care. Our team has been working together for many years and strives to bring the best care to the children each and everyday. We enjoy working with children and watching them learn and grow. Our teachers enjoy making a difference in our future!

  • Megan Chaney

    Megan Chaney, Center Director

    It is exciting to be such a big part of a crucial developmental time in a child's life.

    Mrs. Megan has been with KinderCare since 2002, she has been with the Alma School KinderCare since May of 2013. She received her Associate's in Elementary Education from Chandler Gilbert Community College and began working on her Bachelor's at Arizona State University. It was there that she realized that Early Child Education was her real passion. She enjoys being able to watch each child learn something new everyday. She enjoys spending time wiht her family and has three daughters of her own.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
    Associate's Degree in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Amy Palmgren, Assistant Director

    I love teaching because everyday is different!

    Ms. Amy has been with KinderCare for 11 years. She has had the joy of working in every classroom over the years. She now enjoys supporting her co-workers in being successful in thier classrooms. When she is not at KinderCare, Ms. Amy is taking care of her family and somtimes volunteers for an animal rescue organization. Ms. Amy is married and has a son and a daughter. They enjoy spending time together and the beach. She is a special part of our KinderCare Family.

    Year Started:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 years
  • Ms. Cassie, All

    Year Started:
    1 Year
  • Miss Chequita

    Miss Chequita, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Chequita moved to Arizona from Wisconsin. She has 4 children and comes from a big family, having 8 siblings. She has been in the early childhood education field for 8 years and plans to continue her associates degree in the field. She is a fun loving, out going person and enjoys helping others.

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
  • Miss. Marci

    Miss. Marci, Infant Classroom

    Watching children's eyes light up when they are excited, makes the day just a little bit brighter!

    Ms.Marci has been with KinderCare for 4 years. She loves seeing her kids every day. The best part of Marci's day are the smiling faces. She enjoys making the learning fun and exciting for the children. Ms. Marci has been with all of our age groups and is currently with our infants.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Fancy Nancy
    Year Started:
    5 Years
  • Ms. Jill

    Ms. Jill, Prekindergarten

    Year Started:
    1 Year
  • Mr. Robby

    Mr. Robby, School Age

    I love teaching and helping children grow. They keep me young!

    Mr. Robby has been teaching at KinderCare for a total of 7 years. After highschool he worked at a toy store and that is when he realized he wanted to have a career in the early childhood field. Mr. Robby loves making the kids feel relaxed and able to be themselves when they come into his classroom. Even if they dont have a smile when coming into his classroom they always do after being in his classroom!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Year Started:
    8 Years
  • Miss Deanndra

    Miss Deanndra, Toddler Classroom

    Miss. Deanndra was born and raised in Arizona. Her favorite color is yellow and her favorite food is Chinese! She has a three year old daughter who is the light of her life. Working with kids is her dream job and she gets to fulfill that dream here, everyday!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Green Eggs and Ham
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 months
  • Ms. Justine

    Ms. Justine, Tutorial Specialist

    Miss. Justine comes from a family of five kids, four boys and her. She was born in Utah and moved to Arizona in 5th grade. Justine is a loving,crafty,silly, welcoming person who is great with children of all ages. She does not mind being silly to entertain the children and they love her for it. They are always happy to see her when she comes in. She always has a smile on her face!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giver
    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years

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.

Awards and Recognition

  • National Accreditation Commission

    National Accreditation Commission

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

Holidays 2015
New Year’s Day Tuesday, January 1, 2015
Professional Development Day Monday, February 16, 2015
Memorial Day Monday, May 25, 2015
Fourth of July Friday, July 3, 2015
Labor Day Monday, September 7, 2015
Professional Development Day Monday, October 12, 2015
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 26, 2015
Day After Thanksgiving Day Friday, November 27, 2015
Christmas Day Wednesday, December 25, 2015

Health and Safety

Safety is really important to us at KinderCare Learning Centers. We have key code door access as well as a fence around the playgrounds.Being placed behind other local business makes us away from the busy main roads. Our teachers are CPR and First Aid certified. We also have monthly safety drills. The safety of our children come first.

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.

We want to thank you for the care you gave to both our girls. You treated our girls as if they were your own and we will forever be grateful. The girls have such great memories to take with them. Thank you for everything!

The Hooks Family

- Family

My kids love KinderCare. Both of my girls have attended KinderCare since they were 8 weeks old. They have learned so much and made long lasting friends. My youngest daughter just started Kindergarten and she is ahead of most of her class. Also 5 of her friends have started in the accelerated class. I am so proud of all the things she has learned at KinderCare. The teachers have really made learning fun for both of my girls. Every time I pick them up they don't want to leave, they are to busy doing a project or playing with their friends. My oldest daughter is nine years old and she is still really close to friends that she made in the Toddler classroom.The close relationships they have made are amazing. I really can't express how grateful we are of KinderCare.

- Parents
We love KinderCare, having a safe place to take my kids while we go to work is very comforting.  KinderCare has been in our lives for over 7 years and they have provided more for our two children than simply day-care.  Both kids have experienced the same curriculum and in some cases the same teacher.  Each classroom is balanced between free play, music, art and other structured activities and both my children are happy every day when I pick them up.  The center’s administrative staff is always responsive to my questions and feedback and they have never hesitated to try to accommodate a special request.  In a few years, both of my children will be too old to attend KinderCare but I will continue to refer the center to all my friends and family.
- Parent

Being at KinderCare has been a very positive experience for both of my sons and the whole family. This is our fifth year as students at the South Alma School location and we love it! Our oldest son had a little bit of a tough time transition from toddler to independent school ager  and Megan was wonderful in assisting us with coming up with a plan for success. We wanted him to make good choices on his own by the time he began kindergarten and were concerned with some of the behaviors he was exhibiting. Megan and his two teachers sat down with us to come up with a plan of action for how certain behaviors were going to be addressed and what consequences they would hold. Although it was a rough start, the transformation at the end has been wonderful! Through the persistent reinforcement of positive behavior, my oldest son has become a respectful and responsible little man! We love megan and the team and feel very fortunate to have such a wonderful facitiliy to call ours!

- Parent

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