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Mesa KinderCare

Ms. Samantha Gutierrez, Center Director

1810 East Southern Ave. Mesa AZ 85204
(480) 892-9327 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Neighborhood:
Right next to Mesa High School

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Irving, Holmes, Lindbergh, Harris, Robson, Benjamin Franklin East, Longfellow, Keller

AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

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.

SCHOOL-READY

What Learning Looks Like

Our talented early-childhood teachers set kids down the path toward becoming lifelong learners in a positive, safe, and nurturing environment.

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

Cooking

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.

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.

Our Teachers

We're the only company in early childhood education to select teachers based on natural talent. Being a great educator isn't enough though. KinderCare teachers are also amazing listeners, nurturers, boo-boo fixers, and smile-makers. Put more simply, we love our teachers and your child will, too.

Meet just a few of our amazing KinderCare teachers!

A KINDERCARE TEACHER WITH

An Artist's Heart

"My classroom is full of art!” says Mary Annthipie-Bane, an award-winning early childhood educator at KinderCare. Art and creative expression, she says, help children discover who they really are.

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We put our best-in-class teachers in a best-in-class workplace. We're so proud to have been named one of Gallup's 37 winners of the Great Workplace Award. When you put great teachers in an engaging center, your children will experience an amazing place to learn and grow.

Our Families

Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!

  • I’ve waited 30 years to be a mommy! I was serious about making sure this baby would be safe and loved while we were at work. The first year we were customers, we were very emotional not knowing if we would be able to adopt him. The staff was always very supportive and reassuring, and invited us to call anytime during the day. I felt safe knowing they would not let anyone take the foster boy from daycare that did not have permission! Soon, another foster baby boy came along and now both foster babies are at this KinderCare. My significant other and I are very pleased with both Ms. Samantha and Ms. Robyn as the new Director and Assistant Director! They have made many changes and all those changes are improvements to how KinderCare was run prior to them taking over those positions. To list a few: current pictures of the kids doing projects and a slide show of these pictures always being projected on a large TV screen in the lobby; class projects posted down the hall; detailed reports of daily activities my boys have done with their class each day; dinners for us occasionally to take home so we don't have to cook that night; Scholastic book club opportunities; soft music and scented stuff in lobby; weekly Crockpot dinners made by our toddler; opportunities (if I choose) for them to participate in; weekly music class (my son love this); and much more! As a parent, I love walking into KinderCare and always seeing current pictures of all the kids doing projects and I stand there waiting for my boys to rotate and be seen! Then I get to walk down the hallway to get my boys, and see all the recent projects on the wall and pictures of the kids, and see my boys’ pictures and projects! As I am leaving with my boys, they point themselves out in the pictures posted throughout the entire place and we talk about the project and pictures of him and his classmates! Those are just some of the great changes they have made. They all have translated into a constant good buzz of energy in our KinderCare, with all kinds of fun stuff happening all the time.
     

    Barb N. - KinderCare Parent
  • My son started at Mesa KinderCare in June 2012 in the Infant Classroom. He was four months old. A little over a month later, he is crawling and really enjoying tummy time! The Infant Teachers are amazing at what they do! Thank you for encouraging my child to learn and crawl.

    Shontae S. - KinderCare Parent
  • Mesa KinderCare has been the perfect place for my three boys. They play with them, keep them safe, and go over and beyond to teach them new things. I have had my boys in several different centers, but KinderCare has been the best one by far. They are always there for my boys and coming up with new fun and exciting activities. The boys love going.

    Anonymous - KinderCare Parent
  • My son loves coming to school. He has learned so much. Thanks, Mesa KinderCare!

    Toni - KinderCare Parent
  • Thank you for the wonderful care and love you all give to our baby girl! Thank you for being so understanding of parents who work and our need for a safe, clean, and loving environment for our most treasured possession! We love it here!

    Karla and Tray M. - KinderCare Parent

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Who Are KinderCare Families?

They hail from hundreds of cities across the country from countless backgrounds, and proudly represent every walk in life. What our families have in common, though, is the want to give their children the best start in life. We are so proud to be their partner in parenting.

Hear from just a few of our amazing KinderCare families.

A Globe-Trotting Family Finds A

Home in Houston

Four young children, four different passports, two languages, two full-time jobs…oh, and a few triathlons thrown in for good measure. Meet the globe-trotting Colettas—a family on the go.

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