Lisa Stofan, Center Director
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
August 1 - 5
Find out how we can work together to give your children a brighter future!
On August 9th, you’ll see firsthand how we nurture your child’s curiosity. Come meet our wonderful teachers and find out what a day at our center is like. Participate in some of our engaging curriculum activities, like creating modern renditions of pop art or discovering gross and gooey physiology! Curriculum Night gives you the opportunity to see how your child will grow and develop at our center, all while having fun. You’ll also get to talk with other parents who are already a part of our family.
The teachers and staff here at North Mentor KinderCare are passionate about educating and nurturing children.
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.
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.
I enjoy helping children learn and grow and seeing their excitement when they learn new things. It is very inspiring to me knowing that I am making a difference with the children.
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.
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.
I love watching children achieve new milestones. Working with the children, families, and my coworkers is what inspires me.
I enjoy making a difference in the children's learning. Seeing the children excited to see me and watching them succeed is what inspires me.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New Year's Day
President's Day (Staff Professional Development Day)
4th of July
Columbus Day (Staff Professional Development Day)
Day after Thanksgiving
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.
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 though the various training opportunities in the community.
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