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Eagan North KinderCare

Bridget Steding, Center Director

1101 Town Centre Dr. Eagan MN 55123
(651) 452-7884 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Oakridge, Pilot Knob, Glacier Hills, Woodland, Northview and Deerwood.

At this time, we have at least one spot open in each of our classrooms. We are currently taking enrollments for our exciting School Age Summer Program as well!


We are looking forward to meeting you! Please contact us to set up a tour of our NAEYC accredited center today!

Bridget Steding, Center Director

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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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Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.


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 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.


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.

Teachers & Staff

We would love for you to come in and meet our staff of qualified and experienced teachers!

  • Bridget Steding

    Bridget Steding, Center Director

    I look forward to coming to KinderCare Eagan North each day and spending time with the children and their families and introducing new families to our center.

    Bridget is excited to be at Eagan North as the Center Director. She is a mom of two teenage boys Logan and Conner and wife to Dave. As a family they love to travel and have a goal of the boys hitting all 50 states by age 18! They also have two fur children that they love to spoil. 

    Bridget has been in Management for over 15 years holding many different titles.  She loves mentoring and leading teams. 

    Previous Experience:
    Bridget spent 15 years in Management before coming to KinderCare.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Oh, the Places You'll Go! 

    Year Started:
    Education in Human Resource Management
  • Ms. Jen

    Ms. Jen, Assistant Director

    I love seeing my toddlers learn something new and when their faces light up when they learn new things.

    Jen has a degree in human services and is considering continuing her education in early childhood. She loves visiting Auburn, AL to see her big brother, Brad. She also loves Disney movies, penguins, and college football and hockey. We all love her giggly and outgoing personality.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Jen completed an internship at early childhood family education and was also our toddler classroom teacher
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
    Associate degree in Human Services
  • Ms. Leslie

    Ms. Leslie, Infant Classroom

    My favorite thing about working at KinderCare is seeing the children grow and learn every day.

    Leslie earned her degree from the University of CA-Santa Barbara. She enjoys everything outdoors and watching the San Diego Chargers paly. She loves to try new restaurants, visiting family and visiting the beach back home in Oceanside. 

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    Bachelors in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Mandy

    Ms. Mandy, Infant Classroom

    It makes me happy knowing that I make a positive difference in the lives of children each day.

    Ms. Mandy teaches in the discovery preschool classroom and has been with KinderCare since 2004. She has obtained her Child Development Associate's Credential (CDA), as well as attending college to get an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education.

    Year Started:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Child Development Associate's Credential (CDA)
  • Ms. Kelly

    Ms. Kelly, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love seeing a child's face light up when they learn something new and gettting to know all of the families.

    Kelly is working on her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has a son that she enjoys spending time with. She loves watching him play hockey, soccer and baseball. She also loves spending time with the rest of her family and her friends. 

    Year Started:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
  • Ms. Robin

    Ms. Robin, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    My favorite things about KinderCare is spending time with the children.

    Robin recently obtained her CDA from Rasmussen College. She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling. 

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Robin came to KinderCare from Children's World.
    Year Started:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Dana

    Ms. Dana, Preschool and PreK Classrooms

    I love the hugs and smiles I get from the kids everyday when I come in to work. It is also such a rewarding feeling to witness the excitement each child feels when they learn something new. As a psychology graduate, I am fascinated by child development and the learning process. I love being involved in the learning process.

    Dana is fascinated by art and psychology. I her spare time she enjoys painting, drawing, reading, traveling to the North Shore and spending time with loved ones. 

    Previous Experience:
    Before joining KinderCare, Dana had about 3 years of experience in ECE related fields such as tutoring, mentoring and nannying.
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Bachelors in Psychology, minor in Family Studies
  • Ms. Erin

    Ms. Erin, Learning Adventures

    My favorite thing about working at KinderCare are the wonderful kids and my amazing co-workers.

    Erin loves teaching Learning Adventures and is a fan of the Green Bay Packers.

    Previous Experience:
    Erin spent 5 years at another ECE center before joining KinderCare in June of 2015.
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Bachelors in Sociology with a Child/Youth Care Emphasis

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.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

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

Our center features a keypad entry & fenced playgrounds. Our entire staff is CPR and First Aid Certified. We are also a peanut-free facility and adhere to any allergy or dietary needs that your child may have.

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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If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

I cannot say enough great things about this center in Eagan. My husband and I have been bringing our little one to Kindercare since July 29th 2009. We interviewed a lot of daycare centers and decided hands down that this was the best place to bring him. The decision was made because they were and have continued to be exceptionally helpful and knowledgeable as the years have gone by. I have peace of mind when dropping him off in the morning. I know that he is being taken care of very well. The staff here at Kindercare really does enjoy taking care of kids! And it shows!!! They have structure and routines to teach little ones! The center has activities and new things help them learn and grow! They take the time at the end of the day to touch base and let me know Levi’s day went. They do a great job keeping the center clean, neat and organized. They schedule conference times to meet one on one with parents and keep us informed with emails and phone calls as needed through out the corporate day. Levi is my whole world! I would not want to leave him anywhere else. I highly recommend this center to other parents as well. The care they provide here is outstanding!

- Mother

Our Teachers and Center Director are fantastic. Our son, 10 months old, loves going to daycare everyday!

- Mother

I love them. It's a very friendly environment and the teachers are amazing with my child. My child only goes part time but we would love for her to go everyday if she could!

- Father

Thank you so much for all you have done for our family! You have helped our daughter grow into a beautiful and smart little girl!

- Mother

KinderCare Eagan - Thank you so much for taking such good care of our son. We love you just like he does. He loves spending time at school and you've made his first school experience a very happy one! He has been a well mannered and compassionate child in and outside of our home. We are thankful and appreciative for everything that you do.

- Mother

Ms. Ruku - When I come into your class I see the children having a great time listening and doing projects with you. You're amazing! I know that you will touch so many children's hearts and minds! Thank you for who you are to these children and for all that you do!

- Mother

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