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Green Valley KinderCare

Leisel Anderson, Center Director

1901 N Green Valley Pkwy Henderson NV 89074
(702) 263-9326 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
across fron Merryhill next to Players Club Apts.

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Bartlett, Cox, and Nate Mack.

Welcome to Green Valley KinderCare. We will take time with each and every family to fulfill their needs and develop their child in all aspects of their education. We offer a variety of flexible schedules to accommodate your needs. We also have an open door policy where we welcome any questions, comments or concerns. We look forward to partnering with your family in the future.

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Welcome

Welcome to Green Valley KinderCare! We look forward to meeting you and your family to show you our curriculum and enrichment programs. We are confident once you visit and meet our educated, warm and nurturing staff that you will decide this is the school for you. Green Valley KinderCare is a recognized school for achieving NAEYC accreditation. We take the time to get to know each child individually while building a strong and lasting relationships with the families. Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we are excited to show you how everything in our school is designed for learning. We offer discounts for specific companies including CCSD and the Sands Corporation and many more.

Leisel Anderson, 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.

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.

Teachers & Staff

The teachers and staff here at Green Valley KinderCare are passionate about educating and nurturing the children that attend our school. Our teaching staff strives for excellence through continuing education from biannual company professional development trainings. They attend a variety of trainings through the Nevada Registry, our local health department and other organizations in our community. Green Valley KinderCare teachers' success is their passion for teaching and their love for learning.

  • Tina Bakes

    Tina Bakes, Assistant Director

    I love building relationships with the children and families.

    Ms. Tina has been working with KinderCare since 1989 and lives near the center with her husband and daughter. In her free time she loves to shop with her daughter and read books when she can find a spare moment. 
    Year Started:
    8/1/1989
    Tenure:
    26 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 Years
    Education:
    Working on Associates Degree
  • Ms. Summer Mactagone

    Ms. Summer Mactagone, School Administrator

    I am passionate about watching children develop and grow as they age into the next classroom. I enjoy the personal relationships I build with all of our families.

    Summer has been with our KinderCare family since 2007. She has worked in our Infant and Toddler rooms. She has been our Learning Adventures teacher and our Health and Safety  Coordinator. She decided to go back to school for Early Childhood Education and received her Child Development Associate's Credential in Infant/Toddler. In 2011, Summer became our School Administrator. She enjoys her role her at KinderCare because she gets to build amazing relationships with our families as well as watch their children learn and grow. The lifetime relationships Summer is building with our families will always remain close to her heart.
    Previous Experience:
    Summer worked as a heart technichian before coming to KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    5/18/2007
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Teresa

    Ms. Teresa, Infant Classroom

    My passion has always been to provide children with all possible tools to educate them and to advance their development.

    Ms Teresa has worked in the Green Valley KinderCare for the past 4 years.  Ms Teresa spends her days interacting with the infants. Most of the time is spent with the children on the floor.  She helps develop language skills by talking to them during diaper changing, feeding and throughout the day. Ms Teresa keeps her families informed about their childs growth and development on a daily basis.
    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Theresa has previous experience working as a the owner and Director of a Home Learning Center and elementary teaching.
    Year Started:
    8/1/2011
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    29 Years
    Education:
    BS-Human Development and Family Science, currently enrolled to obtain Masters of Education-Specialization Leadership and Administration
  • Michele

    Michele, Prekindergarten and Preschool

    Michele has always worked in the early childhood education field. She previously worked for Green Valley KinderCare but took a hiatus to be a full time mom. She continues to home school her daughter while coming back to the field she loves. She truly enjoys teaching everyday and is excited to be back.

    Year Started:
    6/29/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    20
  • Ms. Elesa

    Ms. Elesa, School Age

    Elesa has majored in Early Childhood Education and came to us from a previous school to continue a higher level of teaching. Elsa hopes to someday be a 3rd grade teacher in the Nevada School District.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Elesa has worked previously in a school setting as an infant and toddler teacher.
    Year Started:
    6/15/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    1.5
  • Rylie

    Rylie, Toddlers and Twos

    Rylie is new to the early childhood profession and is excited to teach children. She lives with her fiance and her beautiful little baby boy in Las Vegas.

    Previous Experience:
    Rylie comes to us new to the profession. She has a passion for teaching and loves the younger age groups.
    Year Started:
    6/22/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Ms. Romana

    Ms. Romana, Toddler Classroom

    I love the children I work with and enjoy seeing them learn, grow and smile.

    Ms. Romana came to work in Early Childhood Education after she had her own children. She wanted to provide children with the best environment possible. Her favorite activities with the children are the creative arts. Ms. Romana enjoys experiencing the self expression these activities allows for the children. She gets so much seeing children learn and grow in her care.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Romana has worked in the Early Childhood Education field for the past six years as a two-year-old and Toddler teacher.
    Year Started:
    4/1/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
  • Ms. Sharon

    Ms. Sharon, Toddler Classroom

    Sharon has been in the early childhood for 17 years and has been at Green Valley KinderCare for 1 year. She has 3 children and 3 grandchildren. She loves working with children and watching them grow and learn. 

    Year Started:
    2/14/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
  • Ms. Sylvia

    Ms. Sylvia, Toddler Classroom

    I have the only job in the world where I am greeted with hugs and smiles everyday.

    Ms Sylvia has the pleasure of working with children and their families for 14 years with KinderCare.  She started out as a 2's teacher at our Danville, Ca. Kindercare in 2001. She transferred to Green Valley KinderCare her in Las Vegas in 2009. During her years of service to children, Sylvia obtained her B.A. in Human Development. Sylvia has greatly enjoyed working with children and she loves the added bonus of educating siblings of former students. 

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Sylvia has experience raising her own child.
    Year Started:
    5/1/2001
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Human Development, Associate's of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Kathy

    Ms. Kathy, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Kathy is our two year old teacher. She has been with Kindercare since 1986. She has had the opportunity to work with every age group. She loves working with children and helping them learn and grow. 

    Year Started:
    9/1/1986
    Tenure:
    28 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    29 Years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Naomi

    Ms. Naomi, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love making a difference!

    Ms. Naomi came to work at KinderCare Green Valley this past year. She earned her Child Development Associate's Credential in 1998 and has continued to renew it throughout the years. Ms. Naomi loves science and art activities with the children in her classroom. She loves to see the children learn and grow throughout the years.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Naomi has worked in Early Childhood Education since she graduated from high school. She has worked in six other Preschools in the states of North Carolina, Florida and Virginia.
    Year Started:
    5/1/2010
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Jennifer

    Ms. Jennifer, Preschool Classroom

    I love working with young children and watching them learn new things every day.

    Ms. Jennifer is a military spouse with two children. She has worked for KinderCare Green Valley this past year and loves their curriculum and approach to teaching children. She enjoys teaching her children and being able to shape and mold their minds.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jennifer has worked with all age groups in different centers spanning from the East Coast to the West Coast.
    Year Started:
    10/1/2012
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Associate's of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education, Bachelor's of Science Degree in Family Studies (Sociology)
  • Ms. Danielle

    Ms. Danielle, Discovery Preschool

    It gives me great joy and satisfaction working with and being around these young and eager minds.

    Ms. Danielle has worked for knowledge universe since November 2012 and was hired shortly after graduating from high school. From an early age she has always had a love for small children and they seem to love her right back. She plans on pursuing further education in the child care field and hopes to continue working with children for many years to come. Her passion is music and all things outdoors. She is a native of southern Nevada and loves all that there is to do in the area. Ms. Danielle believes in serving others through her community, church, and family.

    Year Started:
    11/1/2012
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Tiffney

    Ms. Tiffney, Prekindergarten Classroom

    A person's a person no matter how small - Dr Seuss

    Ms. Tiffney is our pre-kindergarten teacher and has her CDA in early childhood education. She is currently working toward her AA in early childhood education and has been with KinderCare since 2003. Her passion is creating a fun learning environment for her children every day.

    Year Started:
    6/1/2003
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Allison

    Ms. Allison, School Age Classroom, Health & Safety Coordinator, Bus Driver

    I love working with children. I love when I walk into the classroom and they run up to hug me and say 'Ms. Allison you're here.' It makes me feel so special.

    Ms. Allison has known she wanted to work with children since she was thirteen-years-old and babysat her cousins. She is funny with a great sense of humor that her children love. She is loved by her co-workers. Ms. Allison has many families and children come back to visit her at KinderCare just to say 'Hi'. Her favorite part of the day is story time. She loves to read to the children. Ms. Allison can make any story fun and exciting for her class.

    Year Started:
    1/1/1999
    Tenure:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    27 Years
  • Ms. Nancy

    Ms. Nancy, Bus Driver, Kitchen

    I love working with children and seeing them smile when I come into the classrooms. It makes me happy knowing the children are happy.

    Ms. Nancy has always known she wanted to work with children. She started working in the Early Childhood Education field while still attending high school. Ms. Nancy's love for children is what drives her to continue to provide children with positive experiences while in her care. When growing up at home she took care of her three younger brothers.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Nancy spent eight years in another preschool before joining the KinderCare team.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
    Education:
    HighScope Certificate

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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.

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegan
  • Special diets

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 KinderCare Green Valley your child's safety is one of our top priorities. All of our exterior doors remain locked. Our front entry door is coded where only authorized family members have access to enter. Ms Summer, our Health and Safety Coordinator's role is to conduct monthly earthquake, fire and shelter in place drills and ensuring that all staff CPR/First Aid training is up to date. She also assists in maintaining high cleanliness standards throughout the school.

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.

Our four-year-old daughter joined Green Valley KinderCare when we relocated to Henderson earlier this year. She had previous preschool experience and was placed in the preschool group. After a couple of weeks, we collectively discussed (center director, teachers, parents) her progress and decided to move her into the Prekindergarten Classroom. She did great and loves coming to school every day. Miss Virginia was a wonderful teacher and kept us informed of learning curriculum, how my daughter was progressing. The art projects were fantastic and educational. This fall, she remained in Prekindergarten because her birthday is in November and she won't begin Kindergarten until next fall.  Miss Tiffany, Miss Shayna, Miss Allison, Miss Lakisha are all so AWESOME!!! Sue, the center director, is easy to get in touch with and talk to. We've been so pleased with this place and are sorry to leave. We are relocating once again out of the area.

- Mother

My son Thomas attended KinderCare at 1901 N. Green Valley Parkway since he was a year old. He currently is in second grade at John C. Vanderberg Elementary School and is enrolled in KinderCare's after school program.
I highly recommend the staff at the this KinderCare location. Since Thomas' enrollment many years ago, The entire staff have always been courteous, professional and, most importantly, extremely caring when it comes to looking after the children. I know the other parents feel the same way as I do because I see the same children year after year. It is an extremely family oriented school with many events scheduled to keep the kids and parents engaged with the school's goals of providing a nurturing environment. KinderCare is not a day care center, it is a place that is dedicated to expanding knowledge. During the summer break the curriculum consists of educational activities of exploration. In addition, teachers assign classwork geared towards my child's learning level to help him retain the skills attained the previous year and gear up for the upcoming school year.
I highly recommend the staff at Green Valley KinderCare. They have been dependable and consistent with my son's care and education for many years.

- Mother

We are writing to express our gratitude for the extra time and attention Ms. Virginia afforded our son Boaz this year. Boaz' learning has improved remarkably over the past few years. Ms. Virginia took Boaz under her wing and made sure that he learned all his letters, his numbers and math concepts to prepare him for Kindergarten. Whenever we had a concern over something that we felt Boaz wasn't grasping, we could easily speak to her about it. If we had a complaint she was able to explain things to us and put them into perspective. She really listened to our concerns and tackled them, worked with him on them and we would notice the improvement right away. We have also noticed that she is always patient, not just with our son but with the other children in her class.
Ms. Virginia is one of the most extraordinary, dedicated professionals we have ever met. We are very impressed with her teaching ability, creativity and enthusiasm as well as the amount of care and attention she has given. Boaz is very lucky to have been her student this year, and it has truly been an honor getting to know her!

- Parents

My children have been students of the Green Valley KinderCare for the last five years, and have been happy at the school. They are treated with respect by their teachers and staff and have been properly educated to move forward into Kindergarten. My two children were prepared to read before they entered Kindergarten through the curriculum provided by the school. My children attend full time for the Preschool and Prekindergarten programs. Along with the personalized phonics program, KinderCare helped my children to transition and adapt to the elementary school environment by providing a structured schedule of activities similar to the elementary schools to make it easier for the children to transition to a new environment. The schedule included reading, phonics, math, art, music and free play. Thank you for helping our children prepare and succeed in school.

- Mother

We have been a family of KinderCare since Michael was a Toddler. We attribute all of the success our son has had due to the exceptional management, care, nurturing and staff at KinderCare. The programs you have instituted with phonics, music, reading and exercise are unsurpassed.
Our son is now seven and still attends your summer and spring break programs. He was accepted last year for the first grade in a distinguished private school were only one out of four students are accepted. My husband and I attribute his entrance to the start he had the great staff.

- Mother
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