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South Chandler KinderCare

Ms. 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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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Robert and Danell Tarwater, Jacobson, Basha, Ira A. Fulton, T. Dale Hancock, Dr Howard K Conley

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.

SCHOOL-READY

What Learning Looks Like

Our talented early-childhood teachers set kids down the path toward becoming lifelong learners in a positive, safe, and nurturing environment.

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

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.

Our Teachers

We're the only company in early childhood education to select teachers based on natural talent. Being a great educator isn't enough though. KinderCare teachers are also amazing listeners, nurturers, boo-boo fixers, and smile-makers. Put more simply, we love our teachers and your child will, too.

Meet just a few of our amazing KinderCare teachers!

A KINDERCARE TEACHER WITH

An Artist's Heart

"My classroom is full of art!” says Mary Annthipie-Bane, an award-winning early childhood educator at KinderCare. Art and creative expression, she says, help children discover who they really are.

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We put our best-in-class teachers in a best-in-class workplace. We're so proud to have been named one of Gallup's 37 winners of the Great Workplace Award. When you put great teachers in an engaging center, your children will experience an amazing place to learn and grow.

Our Families

Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!

  • South Chandler KinderCare, 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!

    H. Family - KinderCare Parent
  • My kids love South Chandler KinderCare. Both of my girls have attended since they were eight 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, five 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 too 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.

    Mr. & Mrs. P. - KinderCare Parent
  • We love South Chandler 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 seven years and they have provided more for our two children than simply daycare. 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.

    Tonya D. - KinderCare Parent
  • Being at South Chandler KinderCare has been a very positive experience for both of my sons and the whole family. This is our fifth year our children have attended and we love it! Our oldest son had a little bit of a tough time transitioning from toddler to independent school-ager, and Ms. 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 facility to call ours!

    The G. Family - KinderCare Parent

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Who Are KinderCare Families?

They hail from hundreds of cities across the country from countless backgrounds, and proudly represent every walk in life. What our families have in common, though, is the want to give their children the best start in life. We are so proud to be their partner in parenting.

Hear from just a few of our amazing KinderCare families.

A Globe-Trotting Family Finds A

Home in Houston

Four young children, four different passports, two languages, two full-time jobs…oh, and a few triathlons thrown in for good measure. Meet the globe-trotting Colettas—a family on the go.

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