Chrissy Halverson, Center Director
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At Cliff Road KinderCare, our goal is to develop your child intellectually, physically, emotionally, and socially. Our team of educated and passionate teachers will help guide your child to educational success. Not only will we fulfill your child's educational needs, we will welcome you into our center family with open arms. We will create an environment for you that is unlike any other learning center through providing advice, sharing daily memorable moments, and creating memories with your whole family. We hope you take a moment to view our educational excellence in action, meet the teachers your child(ren) will be with each day, and to join our family! You may do so by calling, emailing, or stopping in. We look forward to meeting you!
Chrissy Halverson, Center Director
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Your entire family is welcome to join us October 18th for our community social. Come see how family-style dining is done at our center, mingle with other families, and, best of all, enjoy a healthy snack with your child!
You’ll better understand how we turn our meals into learning experiences and encourage the children to try new foods, practice table manners, use utensils, and simply enjoy a great meal and good company! See you there!
Two times each year we dedicate a day for our staff's professional development to further their training and better equip them for the care of your child. The center will be closed on this day for training to occur. If you have questions or would like to request further details, please contact your local Center Director.
At the Eagan Cliff Road KinderCare we are all about teamwork and dedication! Our child-centered teaching approach, hands-on activities, and strong curriculum complements each child's learning style. We would love for your child to become a part of the KinderCare family! Experience us today!
Children are great imitators, give them something great to imitate" - Unknown
"We are as happy as we decide to be" - Abraham Lincoln
Chrissy has spent her entire Early Childhood career with KinderCare, starting as a teacher and moving up into management. She been fortunate enough to lead classrooms of all age groups and support at several different locations. Chrissy could not imagine working for any other company! The educational experiences we offer every child in our care and the family-feel we have is truly heart-warming to her! She loves being able to partner with families and leading a team of passionate teachers! She also loves that she is able to support each of them in creating full educational success for their children!
Sarah has had the privilege of working for KinderCare in a couple different roles. She started off working as a teacher for our company. After she mastered that skill, she was ready to move into a managerial position, where she could support a team of passionate teachers into excellence and play an important role in helping all children receive educational excellence each day. Sarah is excited to come to work every day and share what she knows with our center families and team. She wants families to know that she is approachable and willing to help in any way that she can!
Allison is inspired by the families who have entrusted us to care for their children and the children who count on us to learn and have fun!
I love how children absorb things! I love the look on their faces when they accomplish something new!
Even Miracles take a little time
Ms. Teegan's experience in helping individuals with special needs is an asset to our center family. She is a great resource for our teaching team and is always willing to help where needed. Ms. Teegan helps us when she is not working at her job within the School District where she is able to help children with Special Needs throughout the school year.
Ms. Claire loves discovering something new everyday and getting all the smiles and hugs from the babies!
It's fun to get to see how each child develops and grows! One moment they are crawling for the first time, to the next where they are taking their first steps!
Ms. Ella loves children's smiles. She is inspired to make a difference in children's lives.
Ms. Becky is inspired by children's stories; they see things so differently than adults do!
I love watching the children learn new things each day! I am inspired to come to work because I know there will be hugs and laughter!
Ms. Amanda enjoys coming to work to watch each child learn and explore new things!
I love watching the children grow, learn, and apply what I have taught them! I am inspired to come to work because of the important role I play in each child's life!
Ms. Kelsey loves seeing kids be kids! She loves watching them grow and learn new things!
Ms. Jocelyn loves noticing the children progressing on their own each day. She loves being here for them to watch them learn and grow.
Your whole family is welcome to join us September 13th for our community social. Summer is winding down, Fall is approaching and that means it’s Back to School season! Now is the perfect time to get a glimpse of the KinderCare curriculum and experience in our centers. Our director and teachers can’t wait to point out their favorite aspects of the classrooms. This is also a great chance to spend time with current families who stay and have fun at the social! See you there!
As a center family, we take full pride in creating a home away from home for everyone who steps into our program. We do so through center family events, great communication, and a team of passionate teachers.
New Year's Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independance Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving and the day after, Christmas Day
Our goal is to promote the enhancement of a child's development, the growth of the staff, the support of the parents and the quality of our program. We are taking every step to ensure the health and safety of all children and staff in our program.
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 though the various training opportunities in the community.
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