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East Mesa KinderCare

Stacey Arguello-Dyck, 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 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.

Stacey Arguello-Dyck, 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.

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


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 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.

  • Stacey Arguello-Dyck, Center Director

    Stacey knew at a very young age she wanted to work with children.  Throughout her early college years she could not decide exactly which path; teacher, social worker, or administrator.  When she saw the opportunity to begin a career with the ability to work in all three areas, she quickly joined the KinderCare team at a school in the suburbs of Chicago.  She has been a teacher in nearly every age group and was an Assistant Director for 10 years before moving to Arizona.  She is very excited to share with you her passion for learning and quality care for your child.  

    Year Started:
    21 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    22 years
    Bachelor of Arts Degree and extensive Early Childhood education classes
  • Jen Young

    Jen Young, Assistant Director

    “While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.” 

    Jen has always been passionate about working with children.  She was always the one to ask when someone needed a babysitter.  She enjoyed it so much, she started taking Early Childhood Education classes and eventually became a teacher.  After many years of teaching and learning, she wanted to try her hand at something different.  Shes worked in various position such as, a Real Estate Executive Assistant, Financial planning assistant and assorted retail jobs.  During her departure from child education she realized that she missed working with children and wanted to get back into it.  She worked as an admin at a Montessori school and she knew that she had the right balance of office and working with children.  She relocated from San Diego, CA to Arizona (Queen Creek) in Oct. 2014 and  became the Assistant Center Director with KinderCare in November.   She has enjoyed her new home state even on those hot hot arizona days. 

    She enjoys working out, hanging with her family and having fun with friends.  In her spare time she loves to go back to San Diego and visit with family and friends.  

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 years
    Early Childhood Credits/Management
  • Andrea Ceja, Third in Charge

    Year Started:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:

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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.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • French
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Special diets

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.

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If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

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.

- Parents

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.

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