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Arrowhead KinderCare

Ms. 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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Neighborhood:
Village at Arrowhead shopping center

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Legend Springs, Sierra Verde

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, so we place an emphasis on assisting children's 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.

Ms. Wendy Munger, 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

July's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: What’s the Weather and Wonderful Water
This month we go all natural as infants and toddlers are introduced to the weather and children in Discovery Preschool experiment and have fun with water. Sensory adventures will continue for infants as they explore playing with colored water and experiment with how pinwheels and scarves move in the wind. Meanwhile, toddlers will use musical instruments to create the sound of rain and will connect their learning to the world as they role-play different weather scenarios, such as a warm summer day at the beach and a cold, snowy winter day. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about different bodies of water as well as how people use water in their everyday lives.

Children 4 to 5 years old: Spectacular Science and All About Books
In the first two weeks of this month, we take older children on a scientific journey of discovery to learn more about the natural world before turning the focus to the amazing world of books! Preschoolers will learn about states of matter, force, motion, and magnetism; children in Pre-K will learn about natural formations like rivers, mountains, and deserts; and kindergarteners will discover the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. When we turn to books, children will learn about the different parts of books, explore the roles of author and illustrator, and learn what makes a book fiction or nonfiction.

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.

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 ten years in early childhood education field. The majority of our teachers have or are pursuing a bachelor's degree in early childhood education. The Arrowhead KinderCare team strives for excellence through continuing education, from biannual company professional development to retaining an associate's credential. At the end of the day, the true key to our teachers' success is their passion for teaching and their love of learning.

  • Ms. Wendy Munger

    Ms. Wendy Munger, Center Director

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Wendy has worked as a Teacher, Program Specialist, and Assistant Director.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Oh, The Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss 

    Year Started:
    3/1/2003
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14
    Education:
    Associate of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education; Driver Certification
  • Ms. Teri

    Ms. Teri, Assistant Director

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Teri has worked over ten years for the Deer Valley Unified school district with Terramar, and has also worked as an Elementary Assistant for kindergarten and first grade classes.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

    Year Started:
    2/5/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential (In Progress)
  • Ms. Aimee

    Ms. Aimee, Infant Classroom

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Aimee has worked 3 years in Head Start, 20 years with KinderCare, and is the parent of two children.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

    Year Started:
    1/1/1994
    Tenure:
    23 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    23
    Education:
    Driver Certification; Degree in Early Childhood Education (In Progress)
  • Ms. Beth

    Ms. Beth, Infant Classroom

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Beth has worked at an American Nanny School from 6/89-9/89; as a Nanny from 1989-1993; took early education classes at S.C.C.; acted as a child care worker; and was a stay-at-home mom from 2002 to 2011.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

    Year Started:
    1/1/2011
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20
    Education:
    Associate’s Degree; Driver Certification; Nanny Certification
  • Ms. Allison

    Ms. Allison, Infant Classroom

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Allison spent two years working with the YMCA.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman

    Year Started:
    8/18/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    High School and some college courses
  • Ms. Janeen

    Ms. Janeen, Toddler Classroom B

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Janeen has previously worked as a family child care provider.
    Year Started:
    5/9/2013
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6
    Education:
    Degree in Child Development (In Progress)
  • Ms. Rachel

    Ms. Rachel, Toddler Classroom

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Rachel has worked for a Vocational Preschool.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Pangaea and a Kid Called Sean by Calvin Terrell

    Year Started:
    6/15/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Arizona Technical Education Certificate; Degree in Early Childhood Education (In Progress)
  • 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 children's learning experience. My toddlers, our wonderful parents, and my great teammates inspire me to come into work each day.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Sadie has previously worked in tutoring, restaurant management, and child care in Virginia.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Anything by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    3/21/1993
    Tenure:
    24 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    24
    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:

    Anything by Byron Barton

    Year Started:
    6/2/2008
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9
    Education:
    College Credits
  • Ms. Nada

    Ms. Nada, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Nada has worked as a Pre-K Teacher at an international school.
    Year Started:
    5/20/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential; Bachelor's Degrees in Logistics and Business
  • Ms. Linda

    Ms. Linda, Discovery Preschool Classroom A

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

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Linda has previously worked in child care in Chicago for two years, and has babysitting experience along with raising three children of her own.
    Year Started:
    4/24/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    Teacher's Certification
  • Ms. Kayla

    Ms. Kayla, Discovery Preschool Classroom / Floater

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Kayla has previously worked at a church daycare, a family daycare, and also has experience babysitting.
    Year Started:
    10/3/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    Degree in Psychology (In Progress)
  • Ms. Keiana

    Ms. Keiana, Prekindergarten Classroom

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

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Keiana has worked at a teen special education program, as a Preschool Teacher, and is mother to two children.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss

    Year Started:
    2/26/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Certificate Level 1 and 2 of Behavioral Health and Addiction; Associate's Degree (In Progress)
  • Ms. Victoria

    Ms. Victoria, Transitional Kindergarten

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Anything by Dr. Suess

    Year Started:
    1/3/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
  • Ms. Patricia

    Ms. Patricia, Cook

    Choose your words wisely before you open your mouth.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Pat has previously worked in retail and is the mother of three children and grandmother to seven children.
    Year Started:
    1/1/1999
    Tenure:
    18 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17
    Education:
    High School; Child Education Training

Upcoming Center Activities

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July's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: What’s the Weather and Wonderful Water
This month we go all natural as infants and toddlers are introduced to the weather and children in Discovery Preschool experiment and have fun with water. Sensory adventures will continue for infants as they explore playing with colored water and experiment with how pinwheels and scarves move in the wind. Meanwhile, toddlers will use musical instruments to create the sound of rain and will connect their learning to the world as they role-play different weather scenarios, such as a warm summer day at the beach and a cold, snowy winter day. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about different bodies of water as well as how people use water in their everyday lives.

Children 4 to 5 years old: Spectacular Science and All About Books
In the first two weeks of this month, we take older children on a scientific journey of discovery to learn more about the natural world before turning the focus to the amazing world of books! Preschoolers will learn about states of matter, force, motion, and magnetism; children in Pre-K will learn about natural formations like rivers, mountains, and deserts; and kindergarteners will discover the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. When we turn to books, children will learn about the different parts of books, explore the roles of author and illustrator, and learn what makes a book fiction or nonfiction.

Tuesday July 04, 2017
Center Closed for 4th of July

Monday July 17, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Tuesday July 18, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Wednesday July 19, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Thursday July 20, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Friday July 21, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

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
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Assyrian, Hawaiian, Farsi, Kurdish, Swedish

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 of 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 system, 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 have their First Aid and CPR certificates 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 five, has been going to Arrowhead 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 child care--it is worth the premium you pay to send your child there. The quality of care and learning environment is excellent!

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