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North Salt Lake KinderCare

Michelle Barker, Center Director

775 North 400 East North Salt Lake UT 84054
(801) 292-8901 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Valley View Elementary, Legacy Elementary, Orchard Elementary, Foxboro Elementary, Bolten Elementary, Muir Elementary, Woods Cross Elementary and Adelaide Elementary.

At North Salt Lake KinderCare our teachers are dedicated professionals who are passionate about providing excellent care and learning opportunities for the children in our care. Give us a call today to schedule a tour for the opportunity to experience our curriculum and to meet our teachers and center support staff. We look forward to meeting you!

Welcome

Welcome to the North Salt Lake KinderCare. Our website is a great first step to getting to know what our experienced and passionate team of teachers have to offer you and your child/children.

Michelle Barker, Center Director

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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.

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SCHOOL-READY

Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.

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.

Private Kindergarten Programs (5 – 6 Years)

As children reach school age, our comprehensive full-day kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate, and create – all in a nurturing, small-class setting. Our team of expert educators has created a unique curriculum of reading, language, arts, math, science, and physical fitness that’s presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so children will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.

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.

Teachers & Staff

Our team of teachers brings diversity, dedication, passion and over one hundred years of combined experience in Early Childhood Education.

  • Michelle Barker, Center Director

  • Jessica Stucker

    Jessica Stucker, Assistant Director

    KinderCare is not just a 'job,' it is a passion. The love that you and your teachers develop with each child makes every day worth while.

    Jessica began her journey with KinderCare in April of 2006 after graduating 10 months prior. She started her work as a two-year-old teacher for the first few months. She wanted to do more than be in just one class and so she had the opportunity to work in each age group until October of 2010. Jessica knew she wanted to move forward and do more within the company and sought out an open Assistant Director position. She worked as an Assistant Director for six months and was given the opportunity to advance to an Acting Center Director position.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to starting at KinderCare Jessica worked at another early learning center.
    Year Started:
    4/3/2006
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Misty

    Ms. Misty, Toddler Classroom

    I love watching the kids learn something new each day.

    Ms. Misty is new to our team and has already played an important role in the lives of the children in her class. She is passionate about helping the children develop positive relationships with each other through self awareness.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Misty has previous experience caring for children of family members.
    Year Started:
    10/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Psychology
  • Ms. Mary Ann

    Ms. Mary Ann, Private Kindergarten Classroom

    I know the importance of Early Childhood Education. They are the future of our country and I love seeing the children succeed as they master new skills. I love making a difference in a child's life.

    Ms. Mary Ann has been teaching at KinderCare for 28 years. In that time she has been a great example for children and staff while teaching the Preschool, Prekindergarten, Learning Adventures and Kindergarten Programs. She loves teaching and learning from the children in her class. Ms. Mary Ann's favorite game in the classroom is Popcorn Bingo and favorite subject to teach is reading.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Mary Ann has previous experience working as a Preschool and Prekindergarten teacher as well as a Center Director at another Child Care Center.
    Year Started:
    8/27/1990
    Tenure:
    27 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    28 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Equivalency Diploma
  • Ms. Kathy

    Ms. Kathy, School Age Classroom

    I enjoy having fun with the kids and teaching them new and exciting things.

    Ms. Kathy graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Degree in Elementary Education. Her first job was in a Child Development Center where she worked for three years. She later moved to Utah and began working for KinderCare with Preschool and School Age children.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Kathy worked for three years in another Child Development Center.
    Year Started:
    8/1/2012
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Wendy

    Ms. Wendy, Learning Adventures Classroom

    I enjoy interacting with the children. I love their sweet, innocent, funny things they say and do and the 'a-ha' moments as they grasp new concepts.

    Ms. Wendy began working for KinderCare in September of 1987. She taught in a variety of classrooms such as Discovery Preschool, Preschool, Kindergarten, School Age and Learning Adventures. Ms. Wendy even spent some time in management positions.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Wendy worked as a reading tutor for elementary students and at other child care centers.
    Year Started:
    9/25/1987
    Tenure:
    30 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Equivalency Certificate
  • Ms. Jenna

    Ms. Jenna, Health and Safety Coordinator, Cook

    I love knowing I can make a positive impact on a child's life.

    Ms. Jenna has worked at the North Salt Lake KinderCare for two years as a cook and bus driver. She recently took on the role as the center's Health & Safety Coordinator and works diligently to keep the children safe. Ms. Jenna is passionate about her job and working with children.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jenna has previous experience raising her own children.
    Year Started:
    3/26/2011
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years

Upcoming Center Activities

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Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Spaces and Places and All About Me
As infants and toddlers explore the spaces and places around them, children in Discovery Preschool will learn all about what makes people the same as well as what makes them different. Infants will experiment with moving toy cars around, build block towers and then knock them down, and even take a tour of the center to see what things are like outside of their classroom! Toddlers will get all revved up as they take a closer look at different vehicles and learn more about neighborhoods, communities, and the jobs that grownups have. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about themselves as they play games that strengthen their five senses, discuss feelings and emotions, practice self-help skills, and work on learning the names of body parts.

Children 4 to 5 years old: All About Me and My Home and Family
It’s the beginning of the school year—the perfect time to get to know each other better! Older children will be spending time sharing about themselves, their homes, and their families as they learn what makes people the same and what makes them different. Children will bring their own experiences to the drawing board as they create group stories and 3-D collages about families and homes, pantomime different home- and family-related activities, and draw self-portraits. With our curriculum’s project-related learning component, children in Transitional Kindergarten work together to decide on an individual or whole-group project related to the theme. Past projects have included creating a class book about emotions or working together to build a small-scale home, but who knows—the children may come up with a unique idea that’s entirely their own!

Monday September 04, 2017
Center Closed for Labor Day

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

  • Farsi

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

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

The health and safety of children is something we take great pride in. Our entire staff is CPR and First Aid certified and the building has a secured entry. We have a dedicated Health and Safety Coordinator who is committed to monitoring our center on a daily basis. This ensures that the standards we have in place are maintained at all times.

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