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Chanhassen KinderCare

Kristine Wiemiller, Center Director

2800 Corporate Place Chanhassen MN 55317
(952) 466-2273 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Clover Ridge, Bluff Creek, Victoria, The Kindergarten Center, and Minnewashta

Welcome

We can’t wait for you to join our KinderCare family!

When you walk through the doors of our learning center you will find a team of dedicated and passionate long-term staff. We love what we do and are excited to share the story of your child's day with you!
 
Our top priority is building a relationship with your family. While your child is learning, growing, and having fun we partner with you to ensure that your child is receiving consistent and high quality care. 
 
Come visit us today and see why love, learning, and fun go hand in hand at Chanhassen KinderCare!

Kristine Wiemiller, 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

July's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: What’s the Weather and Wonderful Water
This month we go all natural as infants and toddlers are introduced to the weather and children in Discovery Preschool experiment and have fun with water. Sensory adventures will continue for infants as they explore playing with colored water and experiment with how pinwheels and scarves move in the wind. Meanwhile, toddlers will use musical instruments to create the sound of rain and will connect their learning to the world as they role-play different weather scenarios, such as a warm summer day at the beach and a cold, snowy winter day. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about different bodies of water as well as how people use water in their everyday lives.

Children 4 to 5 years old: Spectacular Science and All About Books
In the first two weeks of this month, we take older children on a scientific journey of discovery to learn more about the natural world before turning the focus to the amazing world of books! Preschoolers will learn about states of matter, force, motion, and magnetism; children in Pre-K will learn about natural formations like rivers, mountains, and deserts; and kindergarteners will discover the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. When we turn to books, children will learn about the different parts of books, explore the roles of author and illustrator, and learn what makes a book fiction or nonfiction.

November's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Foods and Flavors
This month infants, toddlers, and the little ones in Discovery Preschool will be exploring foods and flavors! It’s never too early to expose children to healthy food—even babies who aren’t eating solids yet. All children will explore, read about, play with, and create around different foods, but each age group will have a different focus. Infants will practice sensory exploration and create their own pretend soup, toddlers will count and measure food items, and the children in Discovery Preschool will learn about the different food groups—including a pretend farmers market. 

Children 4–5 years old: Farms and Community
The older children will focus on learning first about farms, and then their community! Farms are filled with so many science- and social science-based learning opportunities for children. Children will learn all about barns and farming equipment, which animals are raised on a farm, and which crops are grown. They’ll also focus on their own communities and learn all about the different kinds of places that exist, the people who live there, and the jobs that those people do.

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.

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

  • Kristine Wiemiller, Center Director

    I love seeing the relationships that are built between our students, families, and teachers. At KinderCare we have a strong community and love seeing familiar faces and enjoy getting to know new ones!

    Kristine has been with KinderCare since 2003. She enjoys working with teachers and parents to support each child's individual needs. Kristine has a gift for connecting with families, planning events, and creating meaningful moments each day.

    Year Started:
    8/18/2003
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
    Education:
    B.S Elementary Education
  • Ms. Stephanie

    Ms. Stephanie, Assistant Director

    Preschool is amazing stage of development and growth! We start off our day with a hug and a smile. I know that what I do helps build a strong foundation for school and life and I love being part of that!

    Ms. Stephanie is dedicated to demonstrating a passion for teaching and learning. When you met her you will quickly see her natural ability to nurture every child. She exposes students to a constructive and fun learning environment that sparks their natural curiosity for knowledge

    Year Started:
    6/1/2008
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9
  • Ms. Ranemma

    Ms. Ranemma, Infant A

    Knowing I am forever part of my students lives is the driving force behind the love of my job.  I strive to provide families with positive experiences, excellent care, and quality education each day.

    Ms. Ranemma's unique understanding of each child allows her to create a warm environment for infants. She builds strong relationships with our parents that make you a part of your child's day. She has a love for learning and reading and shares that excitement with each little one.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2005
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education Certificate
  • Ms. Linda

    Ms. Linda, Infant Classroom

    The love of a family lasts through the generations. I love being part of this KinderCare family where each child in our classroom comes and stays because of the unique and genuine care we provide.

    Ms. Linda joined the KinderCare family because she wanted to pass on her expertise and wisdom to each new parent. As a grandma and teacher Ms. Linda takes the time to get to know each parent so she can help support and encourage each family every step of the way. Ms. Linda loves being in the Infant classroom so she can give each child the attention and care they deserve.

    Year Started:
    10/20/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
  • Ms. Tia

    Ms. Tia, Toddlers

    Creativity and exploration are such an important part of a Toddlers development. In our classroom our kids learn so many new and fun things about themselves and the world around them. I teach because there is nothing better than hearing a Toddler say a new word or do a new activity that you just learned that day.

    Ms. Tia joined the KinderCare family because she wanted to use her creativity and passion for learning in the classroom. Her classroom is filled with unique activities that inspire a love for reading. Ms. Tia responds to the needs of each child and partners with parents as their child continues to each stage of development.

    Year Started:
    12/29/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Ashley

    Ms. Ashley, Discovery Preschool

    Each child in my classroom should feel loved every day. We believe our Discovery Preschool classroom should feel like your home away from home filled with laughter, hugs, and joy!

    Ms. Ashley joined the KinderCare family because she wanted to inspire and encourage young minds. Ms. Ashley uses her experience to teach through movement, songs, and music! She has a passion for sitting down with each student in her classroom to walk them through a new idea until it "clicks" and they get a big grin on their face.

    Year Started:
    9/8/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Allison

    Ms. Allison, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Allison welcomes her children each day with a bright smile! She uses her enthusiasm for teaching to make learning fun and different every day. The children in Ms. Allison's classroom come to school excited to see what new things she has planned for them. 

    Year Started:
    6/1/2008
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9
  • Ms. Angi

    Ms. Angi, Preschool Classroom

    I am energetic and full of life just like the kids in our classroom. I love to sing and play every chance we get- it's what makes learning an adventure!

    Ms. Angi's smile and laugh is infectious! The Preschool class is encouraged to be silly, be themselves, and be all they can be with Ms. Angi. In Ms. Angi's classroom you will find a warm and encouraging environment for kids and supportive and welcoming environment for parents.

    Year Started:
    9/15/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Katelyn

    Ms. Katelyn, Prekindergarten Classroom

    The moment you walk into Ms. Katelyn's room, you can see teaching is her passion. Through thoughtful planning and organization, Ms. Katelyn inspires her students to be the best they can be. Her influence on their education is second to none.

    Year Started:
    2/1/2004
    Tenure:
    13 Years
  • Ms. Jahneah

    Ms. Jahneah, Learning Adventures

    I teach Learning Adventures because it is just that- an adventure! I am able to explain new and exciting things to the kids everyday. Join us for a Learning Adventure in Music, Cooking, Math and Phonics!

    Ms. Jahneah joined the KinderCare family with an excitement for learning!. She has a passion for working one-on-one with each child with patience and understanding. Kids can't wait to go to learning adventures because Ms. Jahneah always has a smile on her face and a song to sing-along to!

    Year Started:
    12/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year

Upcoming Center Activities

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July's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: What’s the Weather and Wonderful Water
This month we go all natural as infants and toddlers are introduced to the weather and children in Discovery Preschool experiment and have fun with water. Sensory adventures will continue for infants as they explore playing with colored water and experiment with how pinwheels and scarves move in the wind. Meanwhile, toddlers will use musical instruments to create the sound of rain and will connect their learning to the world as they role-play different weather scenarios, such as a warm summer day at the beach and a cold, snowy winter day. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about different bodies of water as well as how people use water in their everyday lives.

Children 4 to 5 years old: Spectacular Science and All About Books
In the first two weeks of this month, we take older children on a scientific journey of discovery to learn more about the natural world before turning the focus to the amazing world of books! Preschoolers will learn about states of matter, force, motion, and magnetism; children in Pre-K will learn about natural formations like rivers, mountains, and deserts; and kindergarteners will discover the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. When we turn to books, children will learn about the different parts of books, explore the roles of author and illustrator, and learn what makes a book fiction or nonfiction.

Tuesday July 04, 2017
Center Closed for 4th of July

Monday July 17, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Tuesday July 18, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Wednesday July 19, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Thursday July 20, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Friday July 21, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

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.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

New Year's Day
Memorial Day
Fourth of July
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve (early closure at 3PM)
Christmas Day

Staff Professional Development Days:
President's Day
Columbus Day

Health and Safety

From regular safety checks and drills to daily cleaning and sanitizing, our center staff and managers promise to make your child's health and safety our number one priority. Our security door and fenced-in playground provides peace of mind to parents while they are away from their children. All center staff are trained in First Aid and CPR. Staff also receive on-going health and safety training throughout the year to ensure we are always updating our practices.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

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The staff at KinderCare always puts a child's safety and education above all else.

- Parents

We love KinderCare for their great communication! We always have a good sense of what our daughter has done and how she felt during the day. KinderCare really highlights the positive things about your child. On the flip side, they bring up concerns in a very caring and solution focused manner. Our daughter is always excited to go to school! She has learned many new things.

- Parents

We have been with KinderCare for over 5 years and are so happy to have our children there. We have such piece of mind when we drop off there. The kids are receiving the best care! They truly love their teachers and their friends they have met there.

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