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Eden Prairie KinderCare

Nicole Alberts, Center Director

12760 Anderson Lakes Pkwy Eden Prairie MN 55344
(952) 941-5054 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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The Center is located at the corner of Flying Cloud Drive & Anderson Lakes Parkway. Highway 169 & off of Anderson Lakes Parkway.

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Eden Lake, Eagle Heights and Oak Point Elementary Schools


Welcome to the Eden Prairie KinderCare! At our NAEYC accredited school we believe in developing the whole child. This means that we support your child through social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. We do this in many different ways including learning through play and real life experiences which gets children excited about learning. At our KinderCare, we strive for a strong community within our school through communication with families, opportunities for family involvement in their child's education and passionate, engaged teaching staff. We are excited to have you meet our experienced and caring teachers and see our wonderful classrooms!

Nicole Alberts, 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

The teaching staff at the Eden Prairie KinderCare is very passionate about educating and caring for children. Our staff comes from a variety of educational backgrounds which provides a unique opportunity for teachers to learn from each other and help each other with different ideas for educating our children. The majority of our teachers have a Bachelor’s degree, Associate’s Degree, or their Child Development Associate's credential. Our staff works very hard to make sure your child has a learning experience with us that is positive and fun!

  • Nicole Alberts

    Nicole Alberts, Center Director

    I love being able to have a career that allows me to have fun while I am working! I am also excited to be working for a company that has the same passion for education and quality that I do. As Center Director, I strive to provide your child and family with exceptional Early Childhood Education and high-quality care.

    I started with KinderCare as a Toddler Teacher while attending college in 2004. Since then I have received a degree in Child Development from Cal State, and continued with an Elementary Education Degree from Augustana College while working as a Site Coordinator for a k-5 after-school program. After completing my degree from Augustana I started teaching in the Sioux Falls School District in South Dakota, my hometown. After teaching in Sioux Falls for two years as a 2nd Grade Teacher I decided to move to Minneapolis to be in a larger city yet still be close to my family. I then got a job offer in the Mounds View School District as a 2nd and 3rd Grade Teacher and taught there for two years. While teaching I realized my true passion is in Early Childhood where learning, and social and emotional development begins. I am thrilled to be working here with KinderCare and getting to know and provide quality care and education for our Families.

    Previous Experience:
    I prevously was a teacher in the Toddler Room at KinderCare in California. I also was a Site Coordinator at an after school program along with teaching 2nd and 3rd grade for 6 years.
    Year Started:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, Minor in Early Childhood Education
  • Kymberly Swann

    Kymberly Swann, Assistant Director

    I am passionate about building long-lasting relationships with children and families and providing the best Early Childhood Education possible for each child.

    Previous Experience:
    Year Started:
    19 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Ms. Chrissy

    Ms. Chrissy, Infant Classroom

    I love watching the children grow, take their first steps and develop their own personality knowing I am there to help them along the way.

    Ms. Chrissy has been a staff member at the Eden Prairie KinderCare since March of 2000 and has worked with all age groups in our program at one point in her career.  Ms. Chrissy has been a teacher in the Infant Room since 2011.  She has a Child Development Associate Credential from Rasmussen College that she acheived during her tenure with KinderCare.  Ms. Chrissy is also a mom and has been bringing her daughter to KinderCare since she was an infant.

    Year Started:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Leya

    Ms. Leya, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Leya joined our KinderCare team in the fall of 2013.  She is currently working on a degree in Early Childhood Education at Rasmussen College.  Leya has several years of experience working in a Montessori program prior to joining our team.  Leya loves doing fun and messy art and sensory activities with the Toddlers and works very hard to bring each monthly theme of the curriculum to life in her classroom!

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Beth

    Ms. Beth, Preschool Classroom

    I love teaching because it allows me to watch children learn new things and I love being a part of their excitement.

    Ms. Beth has over 20 years of experience and a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education.  She has been at our program for over 10 years as the Preschool teacher.  Beth works extremely hard to ensure she gets to know each and every child and family in her classroom.  She uses her vast knowledge and experience to help each child achieve their learning goals.  Ms. Beth has also raised six children of her own giving her a wide variety of experiences as a parent as well as a teacher.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Beth has been in the early childhood education field for 20 years.
    Year Started:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 years
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Emily

    Ms. Emily, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Emily joined our growing Preschool team in the spring of 2014.  She has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Augsburg College and is currently working on a Master's Degree in Child Psychology.  Emily has worked as a care provider for children of all ages including children with special needs.  She is a fun, energetic and creative teacher and loves to incorporate art, music and dramatic play into the learning environment of our Preschool Classroom.

    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor's Degree in Psychology
  • Ms. Sarah

    Ms. Sarah, Pre Kindergarten

    Ms. Sarah joined our team in the spring of 2014 as our Pre Kindergarten teacher.  She has a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Bethel University with a minor in Spanish.  Prior to starting with our program, Sarah was a substitute teacher in grades Pre K through 6 at the Blake School in Hopkins.  Ms. Sarah is an extremely dedicated teacher who provides outstanding activities to help prepare each child for Kindergarten.  She works hard to ensure each child's individual learning needs are met.

    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education

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
  • Special diets

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

New Year's Day
President's Day (Professional Development Day)
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Columbus Day (Professional Development Day)
Thankgiving and the Friday after Thanksgiving
Christmas Day

Health and Safety

The health and safety of the children and our teaching staff is the number one priority of our school! We have a Health and Safety Coordinator on our staff who conducts regular evaluations of our program to ensure we are maintaining all health, safety and licensing standards. Our teaching staff is certified in First Aid, CPR and prevention of SIDS and Shaken Baby Syndrome. We also have a nurse who visits our school monthly to provide training for our teachers and assist our program with any health concerns that could arise. Our school has a full fenced-in playground and secure entry to the building.

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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Thank you so much for taking such great care of Brekken. I know he enjoys the teachers because he is always so happy when we pick him up! You have made the transition to daycare easy for all of us - we appreciate all you do! P.S. I love the art projects!

- Parents

Kennedy enjoys all the teachers in her classroom and when we ask her what her friends' names are at school, she includes her teachers!

- Parents

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