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Arrowhead KinderCare

Wendy Munger, Center Director

20245 North 67th Ave. Glendale AZ 85308
(623) 561-7757 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
at 67th Ave & Beardsley just N. of the 101

Neighborhood:
67th ave and Beardsley, located inside the Village at Arrowhead shopping center right off the 101

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Legend Springs and Sierra Verde

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Welcome

Welcome to Arrowhead KinderCare in Glendale. We are very excited to meet with you and your family. We believe in developing the whole child with an emphasis on assisting your child's growth with their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Here learning is fun, children are respected and our teachers work in partnership with our families to develop each child.

Wendy Munger, 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.

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.

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. January's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Light and Dark, plus the Sky and Weather

      Through shadow play, experiments with flashlights, observing the Sun and more, infants and toddlers will enjoy learning about light and dark this month. Infants continue sensory development by looking at contrasting patterns and at objects that are clearly defined by sharp edges and bright colors, while toddlers will build on their understanding of the light and dark concepts with play around daytime and nighttime. The older Discovery Preschool children will turn their attention to the sky as they learn about weather, the Moon, the Sun, and stars.

      Children 4–5 years old: Transportation, Healthy Bodies, and Winter

      For children in the Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms, January is filled with variety! They’ll begin by learning about transportation and studying how things get from “here” to “there.” A few weeks later, the focus will shift to health and bodies, with an emphasis placed on how to make good choices for a growing body. Towards the end of the month, children will be introduced to the transformative nature of the winter season and learn how to dress and take care of themselves when it’s cold outside. 

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

Teachers & Staff

The teachers and staff at Arrowhead KinderCare are passionate about educating and nurturing children. Our teachers have an average tenure of five years at our center and an average of 10 years in early childhood education field. The majority of our teachers have or are persuing a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. The Arrowhead KinderCare team strives for excellence through continuing education from biannual company professional development and retaining a CDA. At the end of the day, the true key to our teachers' success is their passion for teaching and their love of learning.

  • Wendy Munger

    Wendy Munger, Center Director

    Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success" - Henry Ford

    Previous Experience:
    Teacher Program Specialist Assistant Director
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Dr. Suess The Places You Will Go
    Year Started:
    3/1/2003
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Associate’s of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education, Driver Certified
  • Ms. Nada

    Ms. Nada, Discovery Preschool

    Tell me I forget, Teach me and I remember, Involve me and I learn." -Ben Franklin

    Previous Experience:
    Pre-K Teacher at an international school
    Year Started:
    5/20/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    CDA, Bachelors in logistics and business
  • Ms. Amiee

    Ms. Amiee, Infant Classroom

    The best thing about being a teacher is that it matters. The hardest thing about it is that it matters everyday.

    Previous Experience:
    3 years in Headstart 20 years with KinderCare Parent of 2 children
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Love You Forever
    Year Started:
    1/1/1994
    Tenure:
    22 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20+ Years
    Education:
    29 credits in early childhood education and driver certified
  • Ms. Beth

    Ms. Beth, Infant Classroom

    It takes a big heart to shape little minds.

    Previous Experience:
    American Nanny School 6/89-9/89 Nanny from 1989-1993 Early education classes at S.C.C. Child care worker Stay at home mom from 2002-2011
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where the Wild Things Grow
    Year Started:
    1/1/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
    Education:
    Associate’s Degree, Driver Certified, Nanny Certified
  • Ms. Denise

    Ms. Denise, Infant Classroom

    If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.

    Previous Experience:
    Primrose School Early development services
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Cloudy with a chance of meatballs
    Year Started:
    6/6/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Applebaum training,CCPT, RIGIO, RYE, Currently studies ECE at Rio Salado College
  • Ms. Allison

    Ms. Allison, Infants

    Laughter is timeless, Imagination has no age, and dreams are forever." -Walt Disney

    Previous Experience:
    2 years with the YMCA
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Are You My Mother
    Year Started:
    8/18/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
    Education:
    High School and some college courses
  • Miss Keiana

    Miss Keiana, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love being able to help these children learn new things.

    Previous Experience:
    Teen special education program Preschool teacher Mother to two children
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Left Foot, Right Foot
    Year Started:
    2/26/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years 11 months
    Education:
    Certificate level 1 and 2 of behavioral health and addiction. Working on associates degree
  • Ms. Teri

    Ms. Teri, Preschool (3B)

    Every child has a different learning style and pace. Each child is unique, not only capable of learning but also capable of succeeding. -Robert John Meehan

    Previous Experience:
    DVUSD 10+ years with Terramar Elementary assistant for kindergarten and first grade classes.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Green Eggs and Ham
    Year Started:
    2/5/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 1/2
    Education:
    CDA certification(pending completion)
  • Ms. Janeen

    Ms. Janeen, Tod B

    I can do all things through christ who strengthens me" Phillipans 4:13

    Previous Experience:
    Family childcare provider
    Year Started:
    5/9/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6
    Education:
    24 units in child development
  • Ms. Rachel

    Ms. Rachel, Tods

    Education is the most powerful weapon for changing the world." -Nelson Mandela

    Previous Experience:
    Vocational Preschool
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Pangea and a kid called Sean
    Year Started:
    6/15/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    6 units of ECE; Arizona Techincal Education certificate: Early childhood education
  • Ms. Victoria

    Ms. Victoria, Transitional Kindergarten (4B)

    Only you can control your future." -Dr.Seuss

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Anything Dr. Suess
    Year Started:
    1/3/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 1/2
  • Ms. Linda

    Ms. Linda, Twos A Classroom

    I love to give kids the opportunity to learn everyday and to teach them many different things as they grow up to use in their everyday lives.

    Previous Experience:
    Child care in Chicago for 2 years Babysitting Mother of 3
    Year Started:
    4/24/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 years
    Education:
    certified teacher for over 3 years
  • Miss Kayla

    Miss Kayla, Two's/Floater

    She is clothed in strength and diginity and laughs without fear of the future. Proverd 31:25 "A person eho never made a mistake never tried anything new.

    Previous Experience:
    Church daycare Family daycare Babysitting
    Year Started:
    10/3/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 1/2
    Education:
    High School, Currently studying psychology
  • Ms. Sadie

    Ms. Sadie, Toddler Classroom

    The thing that I love the most about early childhood education is the fact that I get to be a positive influence in their learning experience. My toddlers, our wonderful parents and my great teammates inspire me to come into work each day.

    Previous Experience:
    Tutoring Restaurant Management Child care in Virginia
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Anything by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    3/21/1993
    Tenure:
    23 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    23 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature
  • Ms. Wendolyn

    Ms. Wendolyn, Toddler Classroom

    I love imparting values to children through the simplest of actions. The feeling that I DO make a difference inspires me to come into work each day.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Byron Barton
    Year Started:
    6/2/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 years
    Education:
    some college
  • Ms. Patricia

    Ms. Patricia, Cook

    Choose your words wisley before you open your mouth- what comes around goes around.

    Previous Experience:
    Retail Mother to 3 children and 7 grandchildren
    Year Started:
    1/1/1999
    Tenure:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 Years
    Education:
    High School, Child education training

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. December's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Family, Friends, and Things that Go!

      Infants and toddlers will be exploring family and friends, while three-year-olds will focus on things that go vroom! Social and emotional development is foundational to growth and development in babies, so this month, infants and toddlers will participate in activities that reinforce their connection to family while also exploring connections that exist outside their home, such as friends. Meanwhile, their older friends in Discovery Preschool will learn about and play around with things that move (like bicycles, cars, buses, trains, and airplanes), which are all very exciting for little ones as they continue to explore the world outside their homes. 

      Children 4–5 years old: My Country + Tools and Machines

      The four- and five-year-olds continue exploring the world around them by learning about the state and country they live in! They’ll sings songs, play games based on travel, and learn about flags, state foods, and more. Children will also be introduced to cardinal directions (east, west, north, and south) and gain an appreciation for travel and meeting new friends from different places. 

      Children are naturally fascinated with machines and how things work and are put together. So to encourage that fascination, during the second half of this month children will learn about and play around with tools and machines. In addition to building literacy skills by using the names of machines and tools, children will develop math skills by graphing information, counting wheels, and more.

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

Awards and Recognition

  • Quality First (3 Stars)

    Quality First (3 Stars)

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Arabic
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Assyrian

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

Center Menu

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

At Arrowhead KinderCare, your child's safety is one of our top priorities. Not only are all our outside perimeter doors locked to ensure security, but all of our playgrounds are fenced with locked gates as well. In addition the front door of the building has a coded entry where only authorized family members will have a code to enter. Otherwise a door bell is available to visitors who will be greeted by a Center Staff member. We conduct a monthly fire drill and we endure that all staff's First Aid and CPR certificates are up to date, and we maintain high cleanliness standards.

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 daughter, who is now almost 5, has been going to KinderCare for three years. They are not the cheapest but their location and facility is top-notch. This is why I chose them over their competitors in the beginning.
Now that I have three years of experience with KinderCare, I thought it appropriate to share that I know I made the right choice! They are consistently always friendly and professional, the center director has hired exceptional teachers, and I couldn't be more pleased with my daughters progress. Daily, she surprises me with new knowledge. She gets along very well with other children and has become very outgoing. I have to give credit to KinderCare, as she is with them full-time, five days a week. I would recommend them to anyone who requires childcare, it is worth the premium you pay to send your child there. The quality of care and learning environment is excellent!

- Mother
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