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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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Neighborhood:
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.

Welcome

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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AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

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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SCHOOL-READY

Our kids are taking off!

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

Accreditation

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.

Monthly Activities

June's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Wonderful Water and Insects and Spiders

Infants and toddlers will be exploring the wonderful world of water as the children in Discovery Preschool dig into the creepy-crawly world of insects and spiders! Infants will have the chance to practice splashing, scooping, pouring, and playing with bubbles, while toddlers will take a swim on the creative side as they paint with water and create habitats for sea animals. Children in Discovery Preschool will focus on science as they learn about the differences between insects and spiders, how caterpillars turn into butterflies, and how bees pollinate flowers and make honey. Children’s creativity will blossom as they use dried pasta to create butterfly artwork!

Children 4 to 5 years old: Staying Safe and Exploring the Arts

In this modern world, safety is never overrated—and that’s why we take the first half of June to teach children all about how to keep themselves safe in different situations and places. After that, children will delve into the arts as they learn about visual art, musical art, dancing, and acting, and discover the different types of art, music, and dance that exist around the world. Preschoolers will focus on number recognition in order to learn their phone numbers and how to call 911, the Pre-K class will examine how art concepts and techniques are used in famous works of art, and our kindergartners will collaborate on a group project together, such as making first aid kits or choreographing their own dance routine! 

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.

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:
    8/1/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 Years
    Education:
    Masters of Public Administration and BA in Sociology
  • Ms. Sheri

    Ms. Sheri, Infant A

    Year Started:
    11/1/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11
    Education:
    Child Care Certificate
  • Ms. Natalia

    Ms. Natalia, Infant B - Waddlers

    Year Started:
    11/11/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
  • Ms. Cecelia

    Ms. Cecelia, Infant B - Waddlers

    Year Started:
    3/9/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
  • Mr. Mardis

    Mr. Mardis, Toddler

    Year Started:
    11/17/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Jenny, Toddler Classroom

    Year Started:
    10/10/2016
  • Ms. Belinda

    Ms. Belinda, Discovery Preschool

    Year Started:
    9/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
  • Ms. Tessa, Preschool Classroom

    Year Started:
    6/27/2016
  • Ms. Hayley, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Year Started:
    5/31/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Sarah

    Ms. Sarah, School Age Teacher

    Year Started:
    9/14/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Sydney

    Ms. Sydney, Float Teacher and Cook

    Year Started:
    10/20/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2

Upcoming Center Activities

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June's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Wonderful Water and Insects and Spiders

Infants and toddlers will be exploring the wonderful world of water as the children in Discovery Preschool dig into the creepy-crawly world of insects and spiders! Infants will have the chance to practice splashing, scooping, pouring, and playing with bubbles, while toddlers will take a swim on the creative side as they paint with water and create habitats for sea animals. Children in Discovery Preschool will focus on science as they learn about the differences between insects and spiders, how caterpillars turn into butterflies, and how bees pollinate flowers and make honey. Children’s creativity will blossom as they use dried pasta to create butterfly artwork!

Children 4 to 5 years old: Staying Safe and Exploring the Arts

In this modern world, safety is never overrated—and that’s why we take the first half of June to teach children all about how to keep themselves safe in different situations and places. After that, children will delve into the arts as they learn about visual art, musical art, dancing, and acting, and discover the different types of art, music, and dance that exist around the world. Preschoolers will focus on number recognition in order to learn their phone numbers and how to call 911, the Pre-K class will examine how art concepts and techniques are used in famous works of art, and our kindergartners will collaborate on a group project together, such as making first aid kits or choreographing their own dance routine! 

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.

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 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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