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County Road KinderCare

Ms. Stacey Richman, Center Director

4475 Highway 169 N Plymouth MN 55442
(763) 553-7775 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Sonnesyn, Forest, Zachary Lane, Meadow Lake. We are willing to bus to other schools upon request and if able.

Welcome

Welcome to the County Road KinderCare! We are conveniently located on Highway 169 and Rockford Road, and serve the Plymouth, New Hope, and Crystal communities. As you walk through the center,  you will see children engaged in activity and laughter ringing through the air. The children come in the morning and are reluctant to go home at the end of the day. Parents have said “ I know that my child is in a fun and safe environment when they do not want to leave at night." We embrace the diversity at our center, with children from a variety of different family backgrounds. This special quality allows us all to learn from each others' experiences. Our teachers take pride in what they do and we all are truly a family!

Ms. Stacey Richman, 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.

Monthly Activities

July's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: What’s the Weather and Wonderful Water
This month we go all natural as infants and toddlers are introduced to the weather and children in Discovery Preschool experiment and have fun with water. Sensory adventures will continue for infants as they explore playing with colored water and experiment with how pinwheels and scarves move in the wind. Meanwhile, toddlers will use musical instruments to create the sound of rain and will connect their learning to the world as they role-play different weather scenarios, such as a warm summer day at the beach and a cold, snowy winter day. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about different bodies of water as well as how people use water in their everyday lives.

Children 4 to 5 years old: Spectacular Science and All About Books
In the first two weeks of this month, we take older children on a scientific journey of discovery to learn more about the natural world before turning the focus to the amazing world of books! Preschoolers will learn about states of matter, force, motion, and magnetism; children in Pre-K will learn about natural formations like rivers, mountains, and deserts; and kindergarteners will discover the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. When we turn to books, children will learn about the different parts of books, explore the roles of author and illustrator, and learn what makes a book fiction or nonfiction.

November's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Foods and Flavors
This month infants, toddlers, and the little ones in Discovery Preschool will be exploring foods and flavors! It’s never too early to expose children to healthy food—even babies who aren’t eating solids yet. All children will explore, read about, play with, and create around different foods, but each age group will have a different focus. Infants will practice sensory exploration and create their own pretend soup, toddlers will count and measure food items, and the children in Discovery Preschool will learn about the different food groups—including a pretend farmers market. 

Children 4–5 years old: Farms and Community
The older children will focus on learning first about farms, and then their community! Farms are filled with so many science- and social science-based learning opportunities for children. Children will learn all about barns and farming equipment, which animals are raised on a farm, and which crops are grown. They’ll also focus on their own communities and learn all about the different kinds of places that exist, the people who live there, and the jobs that those people do.

December's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Family, Friends, and Things that Go!
Infants and toddlers will be exploring family and friends, while three-year-olds will focus on things that go vroom! Social and emotional development is foundational to growth and development in babies, so this month, infants and toddlers will participate in activities that reinforce their connection to family while also exploring connections that exist outside their home, such as friends. Meanwhile, their older friends in Discovery Preschool will learn about and play around with things that move (like bicycles, cars, buses, trains, and airplanes), which are all very exciting for little ones as they continue to explore the world outside their homes. 

Children 4–5 years old: My Country + Tools and Machines
The four- and five-year-olds continue exploring the world around them by learning about the state and country they live in! They’ll sings songs, play games based on travel, and learn about flags, state foods, and more. Children will also be introduced to cardinal directions (east, west, north, and south) and gain an appreciation for travel and meeting new friends from different places. Children are naturally fascinated with machines and how things work and are put together. So to encourage that fascination, during the second half of this month children will learn about and play around with tools and machines. In addition to building literacy skills by using the names of machines and tools, children will develop math skills by graphing information, counting wheels, and more.

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

Math

The Math Adventures enrichment program is designed to teach important mathematics concepts such as geometry, numbers, measurement, and probability. Your child will learn about length, height, and weight. He will learn about shapes and solids. He will learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and count money. Math is everywhere and giving your child every advantage now will add up to success later in life.

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

The teachers and staff at the County Road KinderCare strive to build strong relationships with parents in order to ensure the best learning experience for children. We believe communication is key to meeting the unique needs of each child and family. Our teachers are passionate about teaching young children. Every teacher and staff member is eager to become a part of your extended family!

  • Ms. Stacey Richman

    Ms. Stacey Richman, Center Director

    The early years are the most important years in a child's life. Knowing I can make an impact is the best feeling in the world!

    Ms. Stacey has been working for KinderCare since July of 1996. She received her bachelor of science degree in elementary education and has a kindergarten endorsement license. Before she became our Center Director, she was a teacher and an Assistant Director. She spends her free time with her husband and their two children, who are now in school. She credits KinderCare for giving her children the success they have had, not only in school, but with their social experiences. Ms. Stacey’s love and passion for early childhood education is evident each day at the center.

    Year Started:
    7/1/1996
    Tenure:
    21 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    23
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Jenny McKahan

    Ms. Jenny McKahan, Assistant Director

    Ms. Jenny started as a School Age Teacher in 2001 and worked for us until she was done with school. She then was promoted to Assistant Director in the Woodbury, Minnesota area until she moved to Plymouth. Ms. Jenny loves to spend time with friends and family, especially her nephews. She loves getting to know each and every family in the center and knowing she is making a difference in their lives.

    Year Started:
    10/1/2001
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Ms. Julie

    Ms. Julie, Infant Classroom

    "Seeing the children develop from infants to school age and watching them grow inspires me to teach.

    Ms. Julie has been the lead Infant Teacher at KinderCare since 1997!  She holds a child development associate credential from a South Dakota college. She lives in Champlin with her husband and their two children. She enjoys playing basketball and volleyball, and attending sporting events. Her expertise and knowledge of the Infant program is an important part of our KinderCare family.

    Year Started:
    1/1/1997
    Tenure:
    20 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    22
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Laura

    Ms. Laura, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Laura is an Infant Teacher at KinderCare and has been at the center since February 2014. She lives with her family in Plymouth and is currently attending the University of Minnesota, where she is studying communications and French. Ms. Laura enjoys reading, going to movies, and working out. She has excellent communication skills and is able to speak about each child as an individual.

    Year Started:
    3/10/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Ms. Samoyia, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Samoyia has been with us since March of 2014. She has earned her child development associate credential and is continuing her education to earn her associate's degree. Ms. Samoyia is our lead Toddler Teacher and loves teaching the children in all different aspects, from potty training to the alphabet. Ms. Samoyia lives with her husband and three wonderful children. Being a mom herself, she understands the importance of children and the impact we can make on their lives.

    Year Started:
    3/2/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Charito

    Ms. Charito, Toddler Classroom

    I love being a part of the children's learning and development.

    Ms. Charito has been a teacher at the center since 2012 but previously worked at a KinderCare in Brooklyn Park. She lives in New Hope with her husband and their three girls. She enjoys camping and spending time with her family. She also enjoys being a part of of children's early education and making a difference in their lives.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Education
  • Ms. Kisha

    Ms. Kisha, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Knowing that I impact children's lives and am a part of their development inspires me to come to work each day.

    Ms. Kisha has been a part of KinderCare since September 2010. She currently lives in Minneapolis with her daughter Destinee. She received her child development associate credential in November of 2013 from Rasmussen College. She enjoys dancing, spending time with her family, swimming, and watching movies. Ms. Kisha enjoys being a part of the center and teaching the children in their early years.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2010
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Ashley

    Ms. Ashley, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Ashley started at another KinderCare and transferred over to our center, so she could stay with the company and continue to teach early childhood. Ms. Ashley took a few months off to travel overseas through a faith-based organization to educate children and their families. She enjoys working with children in early childhood because they are so eager to learn and she loves to watch them grow. While student-teaching in a Kindergarten Classroom, Ms. Ashley was able to gain a background knowledge on techniques to teach children early reading, writing, and math skills.

    Year Started:
    8/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education
  • Mr. Tim

    Mr. Tim, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Mr. Tim is the Prekindergarten Teacher at Plymouth KinderCare. He lives in Crystal with his wife and daughter. He grew up in a small town in northern Minnesota and went to college in Rochester. Mr. Tim has a degree in family ministry and biblical theology and has previous experience with youth ministry. His interests include playing and recording music, writing children's books, hiking, camping, and doing some amateur photography! Mr. Tim is a positive male influence and mentor to the children at the center.

    Previous Experience:
    Mr. Tim has previously worked in youth ministry and early childhood education.
    Year Started:
    1/20/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Ms. Kara

    Ms. Kara, Multi-Age Specialist

    Ms. Kara started with KinderCare and is excited to get her child development associate credential through Rasmussen College to continue her education. Ms. Kara is a a multi-age specialist and supports all of the classrooms in the center.  She is a mother of a teenage daughter and lives in Minneapolis.

    Year Started:
    12/22/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Jennifer

    Ms. Jennifer, Health and Safety Coordinator / Cook

     Ms. Jennifer is the Health and Safety Coordinator. She enjoys spending time with family, especially her nieces whom she sees every day! She has been with KinderCare since 2004 and enjoys being able to be a part of the children's lives. She finds it rewarding to know that she is able to make the center the safest place for children to be!

    Year Started:
    1/1/2004
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13

Upcoming Center Activities

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July's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: What’s the Weather and Wonderful Water
This month we go all natural as infants and toddlers are introduced to the weather and children in Discovery Preschool experiment and have fun with water. Sensory adventures will continue for infants as they explore playing with colored water and experiment with how pinwheels and scarves move in the wind. Meanwhile, toddlers will use musical instruments to create the sound of rain and will connect their learning to the world as they role-play different weather scenarios, such as a warm summer day at the beach and a cold, snowy winter day. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about different bodies of water as well as how people use water in their everyday lives.

Children 4 to 5 years old: Spectacular Science and All About Books
In the first two weeks of this month, we take older children on a scientific journey of discovery to learn more about the natural world before turning the focus to the amazing world of books! Preschoolers will learn about states of matter, force, motion, and magnetism; children in Pre-K will learn about natural formations like rivers, mountains, and deserts; and kindergarteners will discover the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. When we turn to books, children will learn about the different parts of books, explore the roles of author and illustrator, and learn what makes a book fiction or nonfiction.

Tuesday July 04, 2017
Center Closed for 4th of July

Monday July 17, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Tuesday July 18, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Wednesday July 19, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Thursday July 20, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Friday July 21, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

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

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 County Road KinderCare, your child's safety is one of our top priorities. Not only are all of our outside perimeter doors locked to ensure security, but all of our playgrounds are fenced with locked gates as well. In addition, the front door of the building has a coded entry system, where only authorized family members will have a code to enter. A doorbell is available to visitors who will be greeted by a center staff member. We have a Health and Safety Coordinator on site as well who conducts monthly disaster and fire drills, ensures that all staff’s First Aid and CPR certificates are up to date, as well as Shaken Baby and SIDS prevention training, and maintains the center’s high cleanliness standards.

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.

If I could explain how great the staff is at County Road KinderCare in one word, it would be 'outstanding'! They take the time and care to find out what special needs and personalities each child possesses. My son has a ventricular aneurysm in the left vertical of his heart and I would not trust any other provider like I do KinderCare! They never hesitate to go the extra mile to make sure he is well taken care of. I have two other children who attend and they are well-equipped for their next big journey: school! I would say after three children and three different schools the first child attended, KinderCare is the best in my opinion. I am proud to be a KinderCare parent.

- Parent

My daughter has been attending County Road KinderCare since she was an infant. Over the years she has blossomed into a bright and even more curious child. We have taken what the center has to offer to prepare my child for school. KinderCare has several options for the children to participate in, such as Spanish and Phonics programs. They also offer Art and Sports Camps. I love bringing her to school and talking with her about what she has learned every day. It makes me proud to see how much she has grown in such a short amount of time. The teachers at KinderCare guide her and have given her the confidence to ask questions and learn new things every day!

- Mother

Our eldest daughter has attended County Road KinderCare since the age of three months old. She is seven now and still attends before school. Our youngest daughter just started attending a few months ago. I have had nothing but a wonderful experience at KinderCare. I know that my kids are cared for, fed nutritiously, and have many educational opportunities. It is so wonderful to have peace of mind when I go to work knowing that they are being cared for by a kind and loving staff. They have always been very flexible with regards to scheduling and are always available at any time that I need them. I would not go anywhere else. We love you guys!

- Mother

We have been on and off with the KinderCare in Plymouth for six years. We have tried two other centers within that time, due to a job relocation, but have returned (even though it is now out of our way) because the quality of care our children receive there cannot be matched. Knowing that our children are safe and happy is the number one reason we have been with KinderCare, but there are several other reasons as well. We love their nutritious, well-planned meal program. We love the daily "update" sheets that let us know what the kids learned, their disposition that day, how well they ate, etc. And last, but not least, we appreciate how our concerns, the very few we have had, have been listened to with a supportive, caring ear; are taken seriously; and dealt with in a timely manner. We have always felt secure with our children being at KinderCare, but even when we just need to call and "check in," the teachers and Directors have been the reassuring voice we need to get through the rest of our day. We truly believe one of the hardest decisions a parent can make is to entrust others to give the love and guidance to our children when we can not, and we feel we have been very fortunate to have found such a great team!

- Toddler Parents
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