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Draper KinderCare

Ashley Radka, Center Director

12265 South 1190 East Draper UT 84020
(801) 816-1555 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS

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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
American Prepatory Academy, Summit Academy, Sprucewood Elementary, Willow Springs Elementary, Lone Peak Elementary, Draper Elementary, Oak Hollow Elementary, Alta View Elementary, Sunrise Elementary, Altara Elementary.

At Draper KinderCare our teachers are dedicated professionals who are passionate about providing excellent care and learning opportunities for the children in our care. Give us a call today to schedule a tour for the opportunity to experience our curriculum and to meet our teachers and center support staff. We look forward to meeting you!


Welcome to the Draper KinderCare. Our website is a great first step to getting to know what our experienced and passionate team of teachers have to offer you and your child(ren).

Ashley Radka, Center Director

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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.

Private Kindergarten Programs (5 – 6 Years)

As children reach school age, our comprehensive full-day kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate, and create – all in a nurturing, small-class setting. Our team of expert educators has created a unique curriculum of reading, language, arts, math, science, and physical fitness that’s presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so children will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.

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 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.


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

Our team of teachers brings diversity, dedication, passion and over one hundred years of combined experience in Early Childhood Education.

  • Ashley Radka, Center Director

  • Corrie Faux

    Corrie Faux, Assistant Director

    It is such a pleasure to see the children grow and learn every day. I continue to have new experiences that teach me invaluable lessons I am able to apply both in my life and in my career.

    Corrie began her career at KinderCare as a Preschool Teacher, teaching the three-year-old children, and moved on to be the Prekindergarten teacher. Corrie excelled at implementing curriculum in a way that engaged her students, effectively managing her students' behavior and creating a classroom environment that was visually stimulating and cultivated learning amongst her students. Now, as the Assistant Director of Draper KinderCare, she ensures the day to day operations of our center run smoothly. Although she is no longer in a classroom, Corrie is still very happy to have daily interactions with children.

    Previous Experience:
    Corrie has worked in the field of Early Childhood Education for over fifteen years. She has taught the one-year-old, two-year-old, three-year-old (Preschool), four-year-old (Prekindergarten) and School Age classes. Corrie has said that although she enjoyed her experiences teaching all ages for different reasons, she has an affinity for teaching Prekindergarten. Her current position is that of the Assistant Director for Draper KinderCare, where her years of expertise contribute to the success of the center.
    Year Started:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Krista

    Ms. Krista, Toddler Classroom

    I love working with children. They inspire me and make life exciting and wonderful.

    Ms. Krista has been working in the field of child care for six years. Her experience has primarily been with Infants and Toddlers and she holds her Child Development Associate's Credential specializing in that age group. She implements the lessons she has learned to enhance the experience for the children and their families. Ms. Krista invites the parents to bring family pictures to post in the classroom so the children feel at home.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Krista taught at other child care centers.
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Kylie

    Ms. Kylie, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Hearts leap, eyes shine, hands rise, children grow. We are educators.

    Ms. Kylie recently joined the KinderCare team but has been educating children for over four years. She has a passion for teaching and watching children grow.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Kylie taught at other child care centers for four years.
    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
  • Ms. LouAnn

    Ms. LouAnn, Kindergarten Classroom

    We must be the change we want to see." - Mahatma Gandhi

    Ms. LouAnn has made the growth and development of young children a life long pursuit and has often said, "When I grow up I want to be a five year old!" She is creative and devoted to the development and teaching of young children. Her teaching methods utilize spontaneous adaptation to opportunities as they arise, as well as structured, prepared curriculum concepts.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. LouAnn worked for the Davis School District and an Early Childhood Teacher, the Unita School District as a Special Needs Teacher and the Alpine School District as a Special Needs Teacher.
    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    24 Years
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development Associate's Credential, Great Explorations in Math & Science Associate's Degree
  • Ms. Cari, Cook

    I love watching the interactions of children.

    Ms. Lisa recently joined KinderCare as the center's cook. She has previous experience in the restaurant industry. She is very outgoing and likes to spend time helping out in the Infant and Toddler classrooms.

    Year Started:
    4 Years
  • Ms. Emily

    Ms. Emily, Support Staff

    I love teaching. Kids are so much fun to be around. They can make a bad day so much better.

    Ms. Emily is studying Elementary Education at the University of Utah. She enjoys the atmosphere that children create.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Emily taught preschool for two years.
    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years

Upcoming Center Activities

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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

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

The health and safety of children is something we pride ourselves in. Our entire staff is CPR and first aid certified and the building has a secured entry. We have a dedicated health and safety coordinator who is committed to monitoring our center on a daily basis. This ensures that the standards we have in place are maintained at all times.

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