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Power Ranch KinderCare

Molly Williams, Center Director

3269 East German Rd. Gilbert AZ 85297
(480) 279-5106 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS
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Neighborhood:
Corner of Higley and Germann, Next to Sonic and Walgreens. 5 miles off the 202

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
San Tan, Power ranch, Coronado, benjamin franklin

Our innovative kindergarten program prepares your child to be a confident first grader. We start with a nurturing, small-class setting where teachers encourage children to explore, communicate and create. Then we add reading, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies and physical fitness-complete with lessons designed to work with an interactive whiteboard.

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Welcome

As a nationally accredited learning center we prepare your child for success in school and beyond. Our classrooms provide educational opportunities and exploration in learning centers such as dramatic play, science, sensory and art for all our age groups. With these learning centers, children have the opportunity for rich social play and child-initiated discovery. You’ll also find that our classrooms feature a print-rich environment full of carefully selected materials, written charts and labels, and children’s literature.  
Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we’re excited to help them on their journey! 
The teachers and staff members are passionate about education and nurturing children. The most important thing to us is that our children leave us every day, safe, nourished and happy. We want for all of our parents to feel at ease when they leave their children with us that they are receiving quality care and education. We would love to welcome you to our center anytime to take a tour and meet our wonderful teachers. We have an open door policy and we encourage our families to be part of the process and share their lives with us! We hope to see you soon.

Molly Williams, Center Director

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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.

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.

Private Kindergarten Programs (5 – 6 Years)

As children reach school age, our comprehensive full-day kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate, and create – all in a nurturing, small-class setting. Our team of expert educators has created a unique curriculum of reading, language, arts, math, science, and physical fitness that’s presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so children will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.

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.

Interactive Kindergarten (5 - 6 Years)

A full-day interactive Kindergarten program that utilizes new curriculum with an interactive smart board making first grade readiness a priority.

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

Cooking

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.

Math

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.

Music

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.

Spanish

Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

Teachers & Staff

We provide a fun, challenging work environment that fosters teamwork, inspires excellence and encourages the contribution of all our teachers. We all love what we do and it shows. We have combined years of experience and education in early childhood education.

  • Molly Williams

    Molly Williams, Center Director

    Teaching is the profession that teaches all other professions." - Unknown Author

    Molly has been with KinderCare for the last six years. She started at KinderCare as the Kindergarten Teacher and taught in that classroom for a year. After that she had the opportunity to become the curriculum specialist and Health and Safety Coordinator for the center. Molly became the Center Director in December of 2013.  Molly graduated from Arizona Sate University with a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Communication and Family Studies. Molly is married with four children, two boys and twin girls.

    Previous Experience:
    Molly volunteered at each of her children's schools as well as being a child photographer prior to joining the KinderCare Team.
    Year Started:
    6/4/2007
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Communications and Family Studies
  • Ms. Pat Bell

    Ms. Pat Bell, Assistant Director

    I'm a nurturer who likes to challenge children to explore their creative self.

    Pat been the Assistant Director at KinderCare since 2006. Before KinderCare she worked in the public school district with special needs children.

    Previous Experience:
    Pat worked in the public schools with special needs children for 22 years prior to joining the KinderCare family.
    Year Started:
    12/12/2006
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    38 Years
  • Ms. Brooke Darland

    Ms. Brooke Darland, Assistant Director

    Early Childhood Education is one of the most rewarding fields that there is. Watching all ages of children grow and learn on a daily basis help to make my day extremely rewarding!

    Ms. Brooke has been in Early Childhood Education for over 10 years. With a very strong background in buisness as well, she is ideal for any questions that you may have in the day to day runnings of our amazing center!

    Year Started:
    2/8/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
  • Ms. Taylan, Learning Adventures!

    Learning Adventures is such an amazing program that has amazing result!  Being the LA teacher brings me daily joy as I see the milestones these children are meeting each and every day!

    Ms. Taylan is our Learning Adventures teacher! Learning Adventures are additional classes that are available through this wonderful program. These classes include; music, cooking, math, phonics, and spanish! These programs are offered weekly and with Ms. Taylan's amazing personality and experience in childcare, her students are always ahead of the game!

    Year Started:
    4/4/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Pursuing a degree in ECE
  • Ms. Sandy

    Ms. Sandy, Infants

    I love helping the children to achieve milestones each and every day!

    Ms. Sandy has been in the Early Childhood Education field for over 20 years. With her experience and kind heart, she is the perfect teacher to care for your new infant!

    Year Started:
    9/13/2012
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Over 20 years
  • Ms. Mai

    Ms. Mai, Infants

    I love being a teacher in the infant room so that I am able to see the milestones that these babies achieve each day!

    Ms. Mai is originally from Hawaii! Her relaxed and cheerful personality help to make the infant room a warm and welcoming environment!

    Year Started:
    9/30/2013
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
  • Ms. Stephanie

    Ms. Stephanie, Infants

    I love watching the children learn new things every day!

    Ms. Stephanie has over 6 years of Early Childhood Education experience. Her loveable and very calm personality make her a one of a kind infant teacher.

    Year Started:
    11/19/2012
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 years
  • Ms. Amy

    Ms. Amy, Tod B

    I love the happiness that teaching brings me every day!

    Ms. Amy has been with our center for over 8 years! Amy's musicality and fun personality help to bring many amazing learning experiences to our Tod B class!

    Year Started:
    1/9/2006
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 years
  • Ms. Robin

    Ms. Robin, Tod B

    I love seeing the children's eyes light up when they learn something new!

    Ms. Robin brings so many new learning experiences to the older toddlers every day! With her vast knowledge and expereince in childcare, she makes every day in class an amazing one!

    Year Started:
    1/13/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
  • Ms. Tanya

    Ms. Tanya, Two A

    I love to be in Two A because I get to see how the children grow and learn. Children are also wonderful at this age because they are learning to balance independance and individuality with a dependance on others and to work with others in a group. They are also very sweet, loving, affectionate, and LOVE to play!

    Ms. Tanya's love of curriculum and organizational skills help to create a very fun and functional Two A class! 

    Year Started:
    1/18/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
  • Ms. Suzy

    Ms. Suzy, Two A

    I love to watch the children learn and grow in our classroom!

    Ms. Suzy has been in Early Childhood Education for over 25 years. Her experience helps to create a great learning  environment for our amazing two year olds!

    Year Started:
    5/28/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 years
  • Ms. Abby

    Ms. Abby, Two B

    I love to see the children grasp concepts. The two's are all about achieving milestones and I love to be a part of that!

    Ms Abby's warm and friendly personality help to make our 2B class amazing! Ms Abby's constant encouragment help the children to learn many fun things daily!

    Year Started:
    8/18/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
  • Ms. Breanna

    Ms. Breanna, Preschool

    Preschool is such an amazing class because we really get to impliment more challenging curriculum. I love to watch a child write their name for the first time!

    Ms. Breanna's very calm personality and love of curriculum help our preschoolers to learn to the best of their ability each and every day!

    Year Started:
    1/20/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
  • Ms. Lena

    Ms. Lena, Preschool

    I love the joy of being around children and seeing their smiles and laughter!

    Ms. Lena has been in childcare for over 3 years. Her creativity and imagination bring learning to life in our amazing preschool class! Ms. Lena is great at preparing them for the next step in their academic education!

    Year Started:
    3/27/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Sandee

    Ms. Sandee, PreKindergarten

    I love to see the smiles on the children's faces when they learn something new!

    Ms. Sandee's amazing personality and excellent teaching techniques help our PreKindergarteners get ready for Kindergarten!

    Year Started:
    11/9/2011
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
  • Ms. Shannon

    Ms. Shannon, Kindergarten/School Age

    I love to watch the children grow and to know that I am a part of their lives every day!

    Ms. Shannon's constant dedication to teaching is such a joy to witness every day! Her day to day teachings show amazing results in her classroom!

    Year Started:
    1/21/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
  • Ms. Amira

    Ms. Amira, Infants-PreKindergarten

    I love to see these kids change and grow every day. They are such joys to be around!

    Ms. Amira has been in Early Childhood Education for over 20 years. Her fun loving attitude make her a joy to have in any class!

    Year Started:
    6/17/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 years

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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

  • American Sign Language
  • German
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • 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

Here at KinderCare we pride ourselves on safety. When you enter our center you will need an exclusive code to get back to our classrooms. If you are new to the center or to picking up a child from our center we will ask for a picture ID to ensure that you are on the student's emergency card. Surrounding our center we have a 6 ft. iron fence and all of our doors are locked . Our playgrounds are have AstroTurf and a rubber ground under all the slides. All of our teachers are CPR and First Aid certified along with being fingerprinted, background checked and TB tested. All of our licenses and permits are current and posted in the front office along with a health and safety board that is informational for both our staff and parents at the center.

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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My husband and I absolutely love the Power Ranch KinderCare. Not only do our kids love the school, but we feel they are safe and happy there. We have one child in the Infant room and one in Two-year-old room. We have been with the school for two years and are amazed with the progress both of our kids are making. I love the professionalism of the staff. They are loving and truly dedicated to teaching our kids. As working parents, we know our kids are happy and growing in such positive way each and every day. Lastly, their prices are very comparable with other schools. We actually had trial days at other locations before joining KinderCare. The moment we had a trial day at KinderCare we fell in love. We knew the investment in KinderCare was the best for our children in the long term! Thank you teachers! You are the best!

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