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East Mesa KinderCare

Amberly Schermer, Center Director

9310 E Guadalupe Rd. Mesa AZ 85212
(480) 986-1088 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
Northeast corner of Guadalupe and Ellsworth

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
We transport both before and after to school to Meridian Elementary, Canyon Rim Elementary and Augusta Ranch Elementary.

We are currently enrolling in all of our classrooms.

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Welcome

Welcome to the East Mesa KinderCare. We are so excited to meet with you and your family. Our classrooms are structured to help prepare your child for success in school and beyond. With designated learning centers in every classroom, children have the opportunity for rich social play and child initiated discovery. We believe in developing the whole child with an emphasis on assisting your child's growth with their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development.
Our professionals communicate daily with parents on their child's development, and their expectations of our program. Your child will not only have a safe, secure, and stimulating environment to learn in, but will have support from a team of professionals who have a true passion for educating and nurturing children.

Amberly Schermer, 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.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Tuesday August 11, 2015
    1. Community Social

      Let's Talk About Friendship

  2. Tuesday September 15, 2015
    1. Community Social

      Let's Talk About Family

Teachers & Staff

The teachers and staff at your Ellsworth KinderCare are dedicated and passionate about providing your child with the best education and care in the valley. Our teachers have an average of 11 years of early childhood experience and a combined total of over 160 years in the early childhood education field. We strive for excellence through continuing education with our biannual company professional development trainings. At the end of the day the true key to our teachers' success is their passion for teaching and their love for learning.

  • Amberly Schermer

    Amberly Schermer, Center Director

    My favorite part of being a school director is creating a family environment for the children, a home away from home.

    Amberly is the school director here at the Ellsworth KinderCare and has been a school director with KinderCare since 2003 and has 13 years of childcare experience. Currently she enjoys building relationships with all of the children and their families. She has two children that have attended KinderCare since they were infants.

    Year Started:
    9/1/2003
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Lisa Cluff

    Lisa Cluff, Assistant Director

    I love watching the children grow from infants to amazing little school-agers. I am so blessed to have a job where I feel like I can help make a difference every day in the lives of these children and their families.

    Lisa is the Assistant Director and began working with KinderCare in 2004 as a toddler teacher. She has experience as a teacher, program specialist, Assistant Director, and Acting Director. Lisa has her Associate's Degree and has always loved learning about child development and working with children. She has wanted to work with children ever since she was a little girl and feels like she is so lucky to be in this field. Getting to know families, watching the children at the center grow and seeing them develop their own unique personalities are some of her favorite parts about working for KinderCare. She believes that quality early childhood education, positive interactions with passionate teachers, and a loving school environment can make an incredible impact in a child's life and is proud to be a part of a center that she feels embodies that. Lisa has two children that have attended the center since they were infants and loves music, movies, playing games, spending time with her family, and watching her children experience new things.

    Year Started:
    10/1/2004
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree

July 2015 Events

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  1. Tuesday July 14, 2015
    1. Community Social

      Let's Talk About Nature

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 (Professional Development Day)
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Columbus Day (Professional Development Day)
Thanksgiving and the day after
Christmas Day

Health and Safety

Health and Safety of the children is our top priority. Our center has a keypad entry and a fenced playground. All of our staff members are CPR and First Aid 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.

We were quite apprehensive of putting our first child in daycare but KinderCare has been great for our children. Our daughter has now been at KinderCare for three years and our son has been there for nearly one year. We are always impressed by what our children have learned each day and it is such a relief to know how well they are taken care of and how much fun they have at KinderCare.

- Parents

We have had our son with Ellsworth KinderCare for a year and are thrilled with the center. Communication from the teachers and directors is outstanding, with a detailed daily activity report and discussion of our son's day. The enrichment programs add to the overall experience and provide exposure to music and the arts, foster an early appreciation of each. Our daughter has spent the summer in the summer program and truly enjoyed the daily activities, field trips, and made many new friends. It is hard for any parent to entrust their child's safety, well-being, and learning at such a young age. With your center, we feel at great ease and truly appreciate the dedication of the teachers and staff.

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