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Mentor North KinderCare

Laura Krieger, Center Director

6145 Meadowbrook Dr. Mentor OH 44060
(440) 257-2333 Contact this center

Ages: 6 WEEKS to 5 YEARS

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Off Lakeshore Blvd, just past Eckley's Corner next to Sheetz

Community Social Open House - Tuesday, September 13, 2016


Welcome to North Mentor KinderCare. Educating children since 1972. 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 at North Mentor KinderCare, understanding that children of same age may be at different stages of development, we work with each child to ensure they are given the best opportunity to learn and grow in the manner to which they learn best, be it auditory, kinesthetic, or visual. We promote a safe, secure, and stimulating environment with support from a team of child development experts, who have a true passion for educating and nurturing children.

Laura Krieger, Center Director

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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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Our kids are taking off!

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


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


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.


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.

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 North Mentor KinderCare are passionate about educating and nurturing children.

  • Laura Krieger, Center Director

    Year Started:
    32 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Early Childhood Education
  • Theresa Schutz

    Theresa Schutz, Assistant Director

    I enjoy knowing that I make a positive difference in each child's life.

    Theresa has worked at four KinderCare schools in Lake County over the past 29 years. She is a State Certified childcare worker with an Early Childhood Education background. Theresa can often be found working with the children in their classrooms. She is a wonderful source of support to both coworkers and families.

    Previous Experience:
    Staff Trainer and District Support
    Year Started:
    32 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30 Years
    State Certified
  • Ms. Kristina, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    General Education
  • Ms. Aliecia

    Ms. Aliecia, Infant Classroom

    I love helping the children learn and grown and being able to provide children with care. I also love the impact that the children have on me. It's very inspiring to come to a job that is my passion as well as seeing the children and my coworkers.

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelors in Special Education
  • Ms. Tory

    Ms. Tory, Infant Classroom

    I love experiencing the children's growth and development. Being able to spend the day with the children and fellow co-workers is what inspires me.

    Year Started:
    9 Years
    Bachelor Degree in Education
  • Ms. Megan, Infant/Toddlers Classrooms

    I love watching children achieve new milestones. Working with the children, families, and my coworkers is what inspires me.

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Becky, Preschool/Prek-K Classrooms

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    General Ecucation
  • Ms. Kacie, Toddler/Discovery Preschool

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    General Education
  • Ms. Jacque

    Ms. Jacque, Preschool Classroom

    I love getting to know the children on an individual level and helping them learn and grow. The children's excitement to learn is what inspires me the most.

    Year Started:
    9 Years
    ECE Associates Degree
  • Ms. Mary

    Ms. Mary, Cook

    I enjoy preparing meals for the children and knowing I am providing them with nutritious well balanced meals. It is very inspiring to me to see the children work hard and be so interested in learning new things.

    Year Started:
    21 Years

Upcoming Center Activities

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April's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Growing Gardens

What better time to explore the beauty and science of flowers and gardens than the spring? Infants’ learning will focus on sensory experiences with different plants and flowers, while toddlers and three-year-olds have the opportunity to learn how to care for plants. We’ll plant seeds in soil, water the plants, observe bugs and discover how they help plants grow, and even plant a butterfly garden outside! We’ll build math skills by counting seeds, learn new vocabulary words related to flowers and plants, and as always, sing songs and read books involving gardens. 

Children 4–5 years old: In the Spring + Wild Animals

For children in the Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten Classrooms, April is about exploring all things spring and discovering wild animals! Preschoolers will look for signs of spring outdoors, make mud cakes and count the twigs placed in them, and paint still-life paintings of things related to spring. When our learning turns to wild animals, we’ll learn about the habitats and habits of creatures big and small while maintaining a focus on learning lowercase letters. 

The older children in Transitional Kindergarten will focus on project-related work and pick something to work on together. In years past, children have painted a mural, made spring parade floats, painted wild animal masks, and created a model of a wild animal’s habitat. Both of these units focus on expanding the children’s understanding of the natural world around them.

Monday April 10, 2017
Come get a sneak peek of summer at KinderCare during our Open House event, from April 10th – 14th.

At KinderCare, our summer adventures are designed for learning and fun. We love taking our experiments outside, having special guests visit our centers, and even exploring our senses on walks outside or by rolling around in the cool grass. We can’t wait to meet you and show you what makes our centers special and why we would love to spend our summer with you!

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

New Year's Day
President's Day (Staff Professional Development Day)
Memorial Day
4th of July
Labor Day
Columbus Day (Staff Professional Development Day)
Thanksgiving Day
Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Day


Health and Safety

Our center is secured by keypad entry, fenced playground, all staff are BCI & FBI background on file as well as CPR, First Aid, and Communicable Disease certified.

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 had my two-year-old son and six-month-old daughter enrolled in this facility while I was finishing up my degree, and I could not be more grateful to them. The staff was wonderful, especially Ms. Lisa, who showed a true compassion and care not just for my children, but for me and my situation as well. The caretakers there do great with my son and daughter, who always come home clean and happy. I cannot say enough good things about this facility, and I'd recommend it to anyone who is looking for top quality care for their child[ren].

- Mother

My daughter has been attending Meadowbrook KinderCare since infancy and I just cannot say enough about how pleased I am with the care she is given. The staff at the center are very loving and caring and continually go above and beyond to ensure that she is reaching her full potential socially and academically.

- Mother

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