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Superstition KinderCare

Laura Pingatore, Center Director

7019 E. Baseline Rd. Mesa AZ 85209
(480) 396-4969 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS
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Special Instructions:
East of Power Rd. on the south sider of Baseline. Close to the US 60, the 202, and Superstion Mall

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
We bus to Superstition Springs, Boulder Creek, Noah Webster, Towne Meadows Before and After School: All schools

Fall is in full swing at your Superstition KinderCare Learning Center and we are excited for all of the events and activities coming up.  Our Preschool and Prekindergarten classes are especially excited for their curriculum, that is sure to have our children engaged and invested in learning.  We are focused on learning and involving our families and we are excited to welcome everyone to be a part of our KinderCare family.

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Welcome

Welcome to your Superstition KinderCare Learning Center on Power and Baseline!  We are very excited about our school and look forward to meeting 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. At your Superstition KinderCare, our teachers take great pride in being a part of your children's development and growth and becoming a part of your family. We specialize in care from infants through school-agers and have a fantastic preschool and pre-kindergarten program.  We will provide your child a safe, secure and stimulating environment to learn and grow in.  Give us a call or stop by today for more information!

Laura Pingatore
Center Director

Laura Pingatore, 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.

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Tuesday October 18, 2016
    1. Join Our Community Social

      Your entire family is welcome to join us October 18th for our community social. Come see how family-style dining is done at our center, mingle with other families, and, best of all, enjoy a healthy snack with your child!  

      You’ll better understand how we turn our meals into learning experiences and encourage the children to try new foods, practice table manners, use utensils, and simply enjoy a great meal and good company! See you there!

  2. Monday October 10, 2016
    1. Professional Development Day - Center Closed

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      Two times each year we dedicate a day for our staff's professional development to further their training and better equip them for the care of your child. The center will be closed on this day for training to occur. If you have questions or would like to request further details, please contact your local Center Director.

Teachers & Staff

The teachers at your Superstition KinderCare are passionate about educating and nurturing your children. Our teachers have an average tenure of over six years at our KinderCare Learning Center. Our team strives for excellence through continuing education through biannual company professional development trainings and additional trainings through college courses and state funded programming. At the end of the day, the true key to our teachers' success is their passion for teaching and their love for learning.

  • Laura Pingatore

    Laura Pingatore, Center Director

    There is nothing better than the opportunity to be a part of children and families' lives on a daily basis. It is such an amazing experience seeing children excited to come to school each day and a privilege to know that the families in our school have chosen us to educate their children.

    Laura has been with KinderCare since 2001 and has a real passion for helping parents find the best learning opportunities for their children. She enjoys getting to be a part of families' daily lives and watching the children's excitement to learn new things. The Superstition KinderCare has been nationally accredited since 2006, and was just re-accredited in July of 2013. Laura  prides herself in the quality of care she and her staff provide to her center families.

    Previous Experience:
    Laura has been our Center Director of this location since March of 2013. Prior to that she was the Center Director of another KinderCare location for seven years. Laura was also an Assistant Director for a year and a teacher for four years.
    Year Started:
    10/1/2001
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Science Degree
  • Pat Bell

    Pat Bell, Assistant Director

    We are living art, created to hang on, stand up, forbear, continue, and encourage others.
    -Maya Angelou

    I have one son and two grandchildren.  I have worked for KinderCare for 11 years, spending time in classrooms, as management, and offering staff support.  I love being able to help children grow and help teachers develop into great leaders.

    Previous Experience:
    15 years in elementary, middle and high school special education
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Oh the Place You'll Go.
    Year Started:
    12/12/2006
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    26
    Education:
    Paraeducator Certificate
  • Devon Deckor, 3rd in Charge/Bus Driver

    While we try to teach children about life, children teach us what life is about.

    I have spent time doing a little bit of everything, I was even a clown once long ago.  :)  In my time in with KinderCare I have worked as different levels of managment, as well as in many different classrooms.  I have spent time with four different KinderCares in my time.  I have a great love for children and love spending time watching them grow and helping them reach great milestones.  I look forward to starting a family of my own someday soon!

    Previous Experience:
    Spent many years working in a privately owned preschool and other child care providers
    Year Started:
    3/5/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13
    Education:
    CDA, working towards AA in Early Childhood Education
  • Miss Carrie

    Miss Carrie, Discovery Preschool

    I love watching over/working with little ones. Watching them explore, learn, and grow. Everyday is a new adventure waiting to happen.

    I love coming to work everyday to teach and learn from the precious children under my care.  I also love being able to watch as they develop and grow.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giving Tree
    Year Started:
    10/13/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    CDA
  • Amanda, Infants

    ~~"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." — Christopher Robin, Winnie the Pooh

    I enjoy working with and teaching infants.  The milestones I get to help them reach through out the year makes me feel so proud and excited for the babies and their families.  I am a mom of a 2 year old son.  Getting to be a part of infants earliest stages of development is the best part about my job!

    Previous Experience:
    many years working for multiple child care providers
    Favorite Children's Book:
    I'll Love you Forever
    Year Started:
    7/31/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
  • Suzie

    Suzie, Infants

    ~~"A person's a person, no matter how small."
      — Dr. Seuss

    I am a mom of a 16 year old boy.  I love working with children and watching them grow.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Anything by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    4/28/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30
  • Ms. Misty

    Ms. Misty, Learning Adventures

    I love seeing curiosity on children's faces

    Misty has worked for many different childcare companies but didn't find the right fit until she began working at KinderCare.  She feels the values of KinderCare are the same as her own.  She began working in the early childhood field when she was 18.  She has a lot of siblings and remembers being their teacher and role model through out her young life.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Eric Carle & Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    10/1/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
  • Becky, Preschool Classroom

    You're off to great places!  Today is your day!  Your mountain is waiting so...get on your way!"
    -Dr. Seuss

    In April I deciced to make a big move to be close to my family and transferred here form Oregon.  I have worked with children since I was old enough to babysit.  I spent 4 years working in a preschool classroom in a private in home childcare.  I started with KinderCare in 2014 and worked with the prekindergarteners.  I love working with children, watching them grow and learn is so much fun!  I hope to become an elementary school teacher once I am done with school and continue to teach in the ECE field for many years to come!

    Previous Experience:
    4 years in private home care
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where the Wild Things Are
    Year Started:
    10/21/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    6
    Education:
    working towards my a bachelors in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Bailey

    Ms. Bailey, School Age Classroom

    Helping kids explore and learn new things is my favorite part of working in early childhood

    Ms Bailey has worked for KinderCare since 2014 and is currently working towards her early childhood degree. She loves watching the children grow in knowledge more and more each day!

    Year Started:
    2/19/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
  • Brittany

    Brittany, Toddler Classroom

    I started working with children my sophomore year of high school.  After I became an aunt for the first time I was sure that I wanted to work with children and further my education in Early Childhood Education.  I worked towards my CDA while I was a nanny and after that I worked for 2 other child care centers, before coming to KinderCare.  I love getting to be a part of the children's lives and help them learn and grow!

    Previous Experience:
    Worked in a few different child care centers
    Favorite Children's Book:
    If you Give a Mouse a Cookie
    Year Started:
    3/21/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    6
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Shannon

    Ms. Shannon, Discovery Preschool

    While working with children you learn to always expect the unexpected.

    Ms. Shannon is our Discovery Preschool teacher and has been with KinderCare for a little over a year. She has over 14 years of experience from other childcare centers. She has lived in Arizona for over 20 years now. She loves to sing, dance and read to the children. She loves to watch them grow.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Shannon previously worked at Tots Unlimited and Dobson Montessori and New Adventures.
    Year Started:
    3/19/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 Years
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Molly

    Ms. Molly, Toddler Classroom

    Children are so observant and they love to learn new things. I have fun with the children and teach at the same time.

    Ms. Molly is our Discovery Preschool teacher. She has about 19 years of experience and has been with KinderCare for eight years. Ms. Molly is really amazing with the children. She loves playing, singing and dancing with the children. She is also great with the curriculum. She is very energetic and is good with keeping up with the children.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Molly previously worked at Children's World, in-home daycare and New Life Preschool.
    Year Started:
    1/24/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    19 Years
  • Ms. Jeannine

    Ms. Jeannine, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love to teach the children and watch them learn. It inspires me to see the children's progress. They also inspire me with their smiles and laughter.

    Ms. Jeannine is our Discovery Preschool teacher. She is amazing with the children and really good about getting the two year olds potty trained. She is great with the curriculum and doing lots of art projects. Ms. Jeannine loves watching her children in her class grow and progress and learn more and more each day.

    Year Started:
    11/11/2008
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    CDA
  • Ms. Angie

    Ms. Angie, PreKindergarten Classroom

    I love watching the children grow in knowledge and to know I was a part of their lives.

    Ms. Angie is our preschool teacher. She has been with KinderCare since 2008. Ms. Angie has about 29 years of experience and is dedicated to teaching the children new and great things everyday. She enjoys being a part of enriching a child's life. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family, sewing and teaching Sunday school.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Angie previously worked at an in home daycare for ten years and as a Sunday school teacher for 14 years.
    Year Started:
    5/1/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    29 Years
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Angela

    Ms. Angela, Preschool Classroom

    Knowing that when I get to work, I will be welcomed by the kids hugs and smiles. I enjoy hearing the cute stories the kids tell. I like working with young children and seeing the world through their eyes.

    Ms. Angela is our preschool teacher here at KinderCare. She has been with the company since 2005. She is currently pursuing her bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education. She enjoys teaching the children new things and watching them grow each and everyday. Outside of work she enjoys going to the movies and spending time with family and friends.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Angela previously worked at Rock Point Church Daycare.
    Year Started:
    11/2/2005
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    currently working towards her bachelors in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Tessa

    Ms. Tessa, Toddler Classroom

    I love being around children. I feel good and happy knowing that I educate children for work.

    Ms Tessa has been with KinderCare since 2013 and loves going to work every day to see all the children. Seeing the children simle, laugh, learn, and just be happy is Ms Tessa's favorite part of being with them. She feels like the children make her days fun and she enjoys watching them grow up!

    Year Started:
    4/11/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
    Education:
    CDA

September 2016 Events

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  1. Tuesday September 13, 2016
    1. “All About Me” Community Social

      Your whole family is welcome to join us September 13th for our community social.  Summer is winding down, Fall is approaching and that means it’s Back to School season!  Now is the perfect time to get a glimpse of the KinderCare curriculum and experience in our centers.  Our director and teachers can’t wait to point out their favorite aspects of the classrooms.  This is also a great chance to spend time with current families who stay and have fun at the social!  See you there!

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

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

We observe the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety


At KinderCare Learning Centers, your child's safety is one of our top priorities. Not only are all of our outside perimeter doors locked to ensure safety, but all of our playgrounds are fenced with locked gates as well. In addition, the front door of the building has a coded entry to allow only our families to have access to our school. Otherwise, a door bell is available for visitors, who will then be greeted by a member of our KinderCare team. In addition to building safety, we also ensure that our teachers are equipped with the knowledge needed to keep your children safe. Our teachers are First Aid and CPR Certified. We also hold monthly trainings to keep our teachers up to date on evacuation safety (fire drills), and health and cleanliness standards (proper hand washing and sanitation procedures).

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.

My 7 year old has been going to KinderCare since he was 2, and I have felt secure knowing my child was safe & well taken care of, so 2 years ago when I had my second child, and had to put her in daycare at just 7 weeks old, knowing how well she would be taken care of at KinderCare helped make it so much easier and gave me peace of mind for what could have been an extremely difficult transition. Any issues I have ever had were always heard and addressed immediately. I have moved a few times since we initially started at our center, and I continue to drive MILES out of my way everyday just to make sure my kids are able to stay where I know they are safe and well cared for. I would not trust taking my kids to anyone or anywhere else!
 

- Mother

I just love KinderCare. As soon as we walked in it felt clean and very inviting. They staff was quick to greet us and offer a tour. Our children had never been in a preschool environment so they were nervous at first. Then staff welcomed them in and got them involved in the class; before we knew it our children were saying good bye to us as soon as we pulled up!

- Parent
Just over a year ago I was searching for daycare for my child. I had gone to 3 or 4 different sites before KinderCare. All said they had a waiting list or their infant room was full. I walked into the KinderCare lobby, hoping they wouldn't tell me the same thing. I was warmly greeted, offered a tour and watched the infant teachers interact with the babies. I felt so comfortable with the staff and how they received me and my child. Best of all, they asked when I would like to start! The staff is so friendly with each other and with the parents. The supervision they give to the infants and toddlers is amazing. The children really respond to the staff and I have noticed that the behavior issues are kept at a minimum. I think it is because the staff to child ratio is low enough that the staff can spend the necessary 1 on 1 time that a child may be needing. I cannot say enough good things about this center. It really is a family atmosphere!
- Mother

KinderCare has taken such great care of our boys over the years! It is like our boys' second home and they love it. My boys have been blessed with such wonderful teachers along the way. As a mom who leaves her children in preschool it is comforting to see how much they love their teachers! I am thankful for all that they do for my boys!

- Mother

I appreciate all of the teachers and all that KinderCare does for me and my family. It is such a comfort to me as a parent to know that I am leaving my children in a place where they learn and have so much fun. I am so glad that we chose KinderCare. They rock!

- Mother
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