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Coon Rapids Blvd KinderCare

Ms. Teri Hans, Center Director

1800 Coon Rapids Blvd. NW Coon Rapids MN 55433
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Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Adams, Hamilton, Hoover, Morris Bye (morning only). Mississippi transports to our center.

Welcome

Passion, engagement, commitment, and confidence…what do these four characteristics have in common? They are all part of our customer promise to each and every child in our care. Our center has 130 years of combined teacher experience and dedication to the families at 1800 Coon Rapids Blvd. We are here to help your child develop socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually--using “play” as our primary teaching tool. This hands-on approach, combined with our balanced curriculum, is designed to encourage children to become confident, happy, and self-aware. We are located just minutes away from highways 10 and 252, providing service to Coon Rapids, Blaine, Anoka, Andover, Fridley, Mounds View, and beyond! Call or stop in today for more information on how to enroll your child in the fun!

Ms. Teri Hans, 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.

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.

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.

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

We would love for you to come and meet our tenured and experienced teachers. They are passionate about children and our families, both past and present.

  • Ms. Teri Hans, Center Director

  • Ms. Sarah Franklin

    Ms. Sarah Franklin, Assistant Director

    I love giving young minds their first look at education; the earlier you reach them, the more fun they have.

    Ms. Sarah has been the Assistant Director of the Coon Rapids Boulevard KinderCare since November of 2014. Prior to working at this center, she worked in the Brooklyn Center KinderCare for five years as the School Age and Learning Adventures Teacher. Ms. Sarah is proud to be a part of the management team here in Coon Rapids.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to starting at KinderCare, Ms. Sarah worked in South Carolina and Georgia in their early childhood education programs.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault

    Year Started:
    3/30/2009
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Meghan

    Ms. Meghan, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Meghan loves to watch the babies learn and grow!

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to starting at KinderCare, Ms. Meghan worked in another child care center for four years.
    Year Started:
    10/1/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential (In Progress)
  • Ms. Akayla

    Ms. Akayla, Infant / Toddler Classrooms

    Ms. Akayla loves working with children because they have so much energy and such a desire to learn. The joy on children's faces when they master a task for the first time is priceless to Ms. Akayla!

    Year Started:
    9/16/2013
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
  • Ms. Valerie, Toddler Classroom

    To Ms. Valerie, there is no greater feeling in the world than knowing that you are helping to shape the future. She has the chance to educate and impact children on a daily basis, and she enjoys every minute of it.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

    Year Started:
    10/20/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Andreya

    Ms. Andreya, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Andreya works with children because she loves to see them smile and laugh. Knowing that she is introducing education to young children in a creative, fun way makes Ms. Andreya proud to be an educator.

    Year Started:
    9/1/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
  • Ms. Catherine

    Ms. Catherine, Preschool Classroom

    Prior to working at KinderCare, Ms. Catherine worked at another child care center part time for six years. She has worked with toddlers and now works with our preschoolers.

    Year Started:
    6/19/2013
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Jessica

    Ms. Jessica, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Jessica enjoys learning from and teaching each and every child that she comes in contact with. The pride and confidence a child has when meeting an educational milestone is an amazing sight to see for Ms. Jessica!

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Silly Sally by Audrey Wood

    Year Started:
    9/1/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
  • Ms. Tena

    Ms. Tena, School Age Classroom / Cook

    Ms. Tena loves working with school-age children! She finds this age group so awesome to have conversations with, and they teach her all the time.

    Year Started:
    2/1/1987
    Tenure:
    30 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Peggy

    Ms. Peggy, Substitute Teacher

    Ms. Peggy has worked in the School Age Classroom since she started at the center in 1993. She loves to ask the children questions and listen to them problem solve and reason to find the answers. Ms. Peggy has raised four children of her own and is very involved with community service outside of the workplace.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Peggy operated her own at-home daycare center for three years and worked in another center for approximately two years before bringing her valuable experiences with her to our team.
    Year Started:
    1/22/1993
    Tenure:
    24 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    35
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in General Studies; Human Services Certificate

Upcoming Center Activities

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September's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Spaces and Places and All About Me
As infants and toddlers explore the spaces and places around them, children in Discovery Preschool will learn all about what makes people the same as well as what makes them different. Infants will experiment with moving toy cars around, build block towers and then knock them down, and even take a tour of the center to see what things are like outside of their classroom! Toddlers will get all revved up as they take a closer look at different vehicles and learn more about neighborhoods, communities, and the jobs that grownups have. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about themselves as they play games that strengthen their five senses, discuss feelings and emotions, practice self-help skills, and work on learning the names of body parts.

Children 4 to 5 years old: All About Me and My Home and Family
It’s the beginning of the school year—the perfect time to get to know each other better! Older children will be spending time sharing about themselves, their homes, and their families as they learn what makes people the same and what makes them different. Children will bring their own experiences to the drawing board as they create group stories and 3-D collages about families and homes, pantomime different home- and family-related activities, and draw self-portraits. With our curriculum’s project-related learning component, children in Transitional Kindergarten work together to decide on an individual or whole-group project related to the theme. Past projects have included creating a class book about emotions or working together to build a small-scale home, but who knows—the children may come up with a unique idea that’s entirely their own!

Monday September 04, 2017
Center Closed for Labor 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.

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

We observe the following holidays:

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

Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

For our students' safety, we have a secured entry system with a code, a complete fenced-in playground for both infants and toddlers as well as preschool- and school-age children, and all staff members are CPR and First Aid certified.

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.

I love my children's teachers. They have created close bonds with my children that will last. I wouldn't bring them anywhere else!

- Mother

My son always talks about his friends at school. Even on weekends, he can't wait to come back to "his school." Thank you, Coon Rapids Blvd KinderCare, for giving him a love of learning each and every day!

- Mother

I love knowing that my son is well taken care of. All the school-age staff welcome both of us every morning and I know that they care.

- Mother

I would like to say there is not a day that goes by that I'm not grateful for the love and care my children receive from the whole staff. I get to go to work every day knowing that my children are in good hands. Not only do all of the staff help to further our children, but they genuinely care about us parents as well. Our lives wouldn't be the same without Coon Rapids Blvd KinderCare!

- Mother

My daughter comments all the time about how much she loves the food at KinderCare. She also talks about how much fun she has with her teachers. As a mother, I appreciate how much the teachers have taken care of her since she has been three months old (she is now nine years old). We think of everyone as a part of our family and thank you so much for that!

- Mother

Ms. Mary and Ms. Meghan take such wonderful care of my twins and have made their transition into the daycare world so smooth and wonderful. I know when I drop them off they are in the hands of very caring and loving people!

- Mother

While I rarely drop off or pick up at the center, I do get to see the good effects of the teaching my son receives. He loves to talk about his teachers and wants to include them in the stories we make up at home. I want to thank everyone at KinderCare for giving him a wonderful place to spend the day and for taking time to not only care for him, but to teach him and have fun as well.

- Father
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