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Mentor North KinderCare

Lisa Stofan, Center Director

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

Ages: 6 WEEKS to 5 YEARS

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Special Instructions:
Across the street from Dunkin Donuts

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

Now Enrolling ~ Fall Session 2015 ~ Come Join the Fun!

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Welcome to North Mentor KinderCare. 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, with over 127 years of early childhood experience, who have a true passion for educating and nurturing children.

Lisa Stofan, Center Director

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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.

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Tuesday October 06, 2015
    1. Mentor Fire Dept. Visits 9am

      Talk about fire safety

  2. Wednesday October 07, 2015
    1. Dog Days!

      Biscuit toss and sort by color

Teachers & Staff

The teachers and staff here at North Mentor KinderCare are passionate about educating and nurturing children.

  • Lisa Stofan

    Lisa Stofan, Center Director

    Helping each child learn a new skill which makes them feel successful is the most rewarding part of my day.

    Lisa has worked at three KinderCare centers in Mentor with a total of 23+ years with the company. She is a State Certified childcare worker with an Early Childhood and Business Management background. She spends much of her days working hand in hand with the teachers and children with their daily lessons and activities. Lisa also enjoys helping the children meet and exceed personal as well as academic goals and milestones.

    Previous Experience:
    Teacher, Staff Trainer, District Support and Assistant Director
    Year Started:
    24 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    24 Years
    State Certified, ECE & Business Management
  • 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:
    30 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30 Years
    State Certified
  • Ms. Tory

    Ms. Tory, Infants

    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:
    8 Years
    Bachelor Degree in Education
  • Ms. Karissa

    Ms. Karissa, Infants

    I enjoy spending time with the children helping them learn new information and skills.  It is very inspiring to me when a child is so appreciative to the teachers for teaching them something new.

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Bachelor of Arts
  • Ms. Kayla

    Ms. Kayla, Discovery Preschool

    I love when the children are so excited to see me enter the classroom and hug me goodbye at the end of the day.  Whatching the children enjoy learning is very inspiring to me.

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Child Development Associate in ECE
  • 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:
    7 Years
    ECE Associates Degree
  • Ms. Krystle

    Ms. Krystle, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I enjoy working with a team of educators who care about the future of children as passionately as I do myself.

    Ms. Krystle graduated Cum Laude, with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Elementary & Early Childhood Education, from Edinboro University of PA in 2011. Ms. Krystle enhances daily activities with lessons that have the students using higher order thinking skills. She also uses Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences to make lessons engaging and fun for the children.

    Previous Experience:
    Field experience, 50+ hours of classroom observations & student teaching.
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
    Bachelor's of Science in Elementary and Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Nikki

    Ms. Nikki, Discovery Preschool

    I enjoy working with the children because I learn so much through them.  It is very inspiring to me to see a child's smile light up when they are happy to see me.

    Year Started:
    3 Years
  • 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:
    19 Years

October 2015 Events

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  1. Thursday October 01, 2015
    1. Harvest Day!

      Dress in overalls and denim, talk about harvest.

  2. Friday October 02, 2015
    1. World Smile Day

      Share one with a friend today

  3. Monday October 05, 2015
    1. World Teacher Day

      Thank a teacher today

  4. Tuesday October 06, 2015
    1. Mentor Fire Dept. Visits 9am

      Talk about fire safety

  5. Wednesday October 07, 2015
    1. Dog Days!

      Biscuit toss and sort by color

  6. Thursday October 08, 2015
    1. Chart our pets

      Make puppy chow for snack!

  7. Friday October 09, 2015
    1. Make apple people

      Enjoy an apple

  8. Monday October 12, 2015
    1. Professional Development Day - Center closed

  9. Tuesday October 13, 2015
    1. Paw Stamping

  10. Wednesday October 14, 2015
    1. Bring your favorite stuffed animal to school

  11. Thursday October 15, 2015
    1. World Food Day

      Chart your favorite food

  12. Friday October 16, 2015
    1. Wear Orange!

  13. Monday October 19, 2015
    1. Talk about nature, earth, and weather

  14. Tuesday October 20, 2015
    1. Leaf rubbings

  15. Wednesday October 21, 2015
    1. Decorate candy corn cookies for snack

  16. Thursday October 22, 2015
    1. Guess the weight of the pumpkin

  17. Friday October 23, 2015
    1. Cut and scoop out a pumpkin today

  18. Monday October 26, 2015
    1. Vegetable and fruit prints

  19. Tuesday October 27, 2015
    1. Mentor librarian visit 9:15am

  20. Wednesday October 28, 2015
    1. National Chocolate Day!

      Make chocolate chip muffins

  21. Thursday October 29, 2015
    1. Favorite book day!

      Bring one to share

  22. Friday October 30, 2015
    1. Harvest Gala 4pm

      Classroom parties 9:15am

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

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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