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Fridley KinderCare

Elizabeth Mortensen, Center Director

5310 Monroe St. North East Fridley MN 55421
(763) 572-1323 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
"Off 694 and Central Ave. just behind Target "

Right off of 694 and Central by the Super Target and Petco (right behind Petco)

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Hayes Stevenson Valleyview Highland There is a School Bus from North Park that picks children up at the center in the morning and drops them off at the center in the evening.

The results are in: According to a statewide assessment, more students that attended Preschool and Prekindergarten at KinderCare tested fully ready for Kindergarten compared to their non-KinderCare classmates. A higher percentage of KinderCare children ranked as top performers in Language/Literacy (14% more), Mathematical Thinking (18% more), and Scientific Thinking (11% more). With a curriculum that targets what children need to succeed in school and beyond, you’ll see how it all adds up to one amazing child — yours.

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Welcome to the Fridley KinderCare. We pride ourselves on having a fun, safe, and education-rich environment for your child to learn and grow. Our staff has the most incredible dedication and passion to providing the best quality of care for the children and families they work with everyday. Our students are who make our school so special!  Please stop in and take a tour, we would love for you to meet our KinderCare family.

Elizabeth Mortensen, Center Director

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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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Thursday November 24, 2016
    1. Thanksgiving Break - Center Closed

      Our center is closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after.

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

Teachers & Staff

We have a wonderful teaching team here at the Fridley KinderCare with varying degrees and experiences. Our staff is very dedicated to educating your children with academics along with building their social and emotional skills with our high quality curriculum. Our staff is passionate about education and providing a safe and nurturing environment for your children.

  • Elizabeth Mortensen, Center Director

    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 Years
    Masters of Public Administration and BA in Sociology
  • Stephanie Sanvig, Assistant Director

    Year Started:
  • Ms. Belinda

    Ms. Belinda, Discovery Preschool

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    Year Started:
    4 Years
  • Sarah

    Sarah, Float

    Sarah has really become a great infant A teacher.  She is very good with the children and making sure that all their needs are met.

    Year Started:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Sheri

    Ms. Sheri, Infant

    Sheri, loves watching the children grow and reach new milestones.

    Year Started:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Child Care Certificate
  • Rocio, Infant A

    Rocio is an assistant in the Infant A classroom.  Rocio has great parent and child engagement.

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Natalia

    Natalia, Infant B

    Natalia loves to watch children's personalities and interests develop.  She loves to sing and read books with the children.

    Previous Experience:
    Has worked mainly with Toddler until join us as teacher in our infant B room
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Dear Zoo
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Sydney

    Sydney, Infant B

    Sydney is the assistant in our Infant B classroom and loves doing projects with the children and displaying their work on bulletin boards.

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Bor Vang

    Ms. Bor Vang, PreK

    Ms. Bor has worked her whole career at KinderCare in the Pre K classroom and teaching our Learning Adventures classes.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where the Sidewalk Ends.
    Year Started:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelors Degree
  • Cecelia

    Cecelia, Preschool

    Cecelia is working on getting her CDA and will be a full time lead teacher once that is completed.  Cecelia has great patience and takes her time with the children helping them to understand.  Cecelia has wonderful parental engagement.

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Mr. Mardis

    Mr. Mardis, Toddler

    Mr. Mardis loves working with the Toddler age children watching them take in everything like little sponges.

    Previous Experience:
    Preschool and PreK
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Nicole

    Ms. Nicole, Preschool Classroom

    There's nothing more special than seeing the bright excited smiles on the kids' faces in the mornings! That makes me want to come to work everyday. The bonds that are created are special.

    Nicole attended Rassmussen College and earned her degree in Early Childhood Education. In her classroom, she gives each child many opportunities for one on one interaction. Ms. Nicole is always at the children's level to create and sustain interactions.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Nicole has volunteered in her church's nursery and in toddler classrooms. She babysat for many years for friends and family.
    Year Started:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education

October 2016 Events

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  1. Monday October 10, 2016
    1. Professional Development Day - Center Closed

      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.

  2. Tuesday October 18, 2016
    1. Join Our Community Social

      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!

About Our Center

We are a culturally diverse center; this offers a wide array of learning opportunities for the children each day. Our goal is to help children grow in a safe and secure environment. A hands-on approach combined with our balanced curriculum is designed to encourage children to become confident, happy, and self-aware. Come on in to experience the KinderCare difference!

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

New Years Day
Memorial Day
4th of July
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Day

Health and Safety

Health and Safety is of utmost importance to KinderCare. Having a safe and accident free classroom is a priority for our teachers; they pay special attention to this each and every day.

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.

My son has never been outside of either mine or his father's care, so KinderCare was a huge step for us! To my surprise everyone on staff was so patient and understanding during my son's adjustment (aka a week of straight crying!). He latched onto Ms. Julia and she has been the best ever in helping him develop his social skills. I can't thank her enough. When you drop your child off, you feel the love and care that each individual provides. You're greeted with warm smiles and individual attention to your child. The director and even the wonderful woman who prepares the meals know my child's name. My son now asks me even on the weekends if he can go to KinderCare!

- Mother

I would have never thought I would be so trusting of others to provide excellent, nurturing, and attentive care to my child.  Here at KinderCare my son has grown to like his teacher and other staff, too. I am so pleased with how much they care about the children. My son has hit every milestone a lot faster than my other children who have never been in daycare before! I really got comfortable with the fact that Daryis never cries when I bring him to daycare or when I leave him. He actually beats me to the door every day to go inside. As a result, I am just so blessed to have KinderCare caring for my child. I would recommend them to all my friends and family.

- Mother

My daughter grows well because she gets well-balanced food from KinderCare. The thing I love about Nicole is the way that she gives care to all the children. For example, if my daughter cries, Nicole will hold her and she talk to her softly. If some asked me about KinderCare, I would say it is a great place to send your children and that all the staff are very nice.

- Mother

My daughter really loves going to KinderCare. We feel so welcome everytime we walk into the door. I really love how all the staff are so concerned about Niya when she misses days because they call us to check on her.

- Father

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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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