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Robbinsdale KinderCare

Ms. Ann Lang, Center Director

4012 Adair Ave. North Robbinsdale MN 55422
(763) 535-4300 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 6 YEAR-OLDS
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Welcome

Welcome to Robbinsdale KinderCare. We are located on the border of Robbinsdale and Crystal in a residential area. We are a smaller center that educates infants to prekindergarteners. We help prepare your child for success in school and beyond. With designated learning centers such as dramatic play and blocks in every classroom, children have the opportunity for rich social play and child-initiated discovery. You’ll also find that our classrooms feature a print-rich environment full of carefully selected materials, written charts and labels, and children’s literature. By helping your child connect spoken words and print, we’re helping develop early literacy and writing skills. Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we’re here to support you--and we're excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning! We proudly serve military families through Child Care Aware fee assistance.

Ms. Ann Lang, 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.

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.

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.

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

The teachers at Robbinsdale KinderCare are all dedicated to giving your child the best educational experience while attending our school. We all enjoy building strong relationships with the parents and children to make them part of our “KinderCare family.” We look forward to being an important role in your child’s early education!

  • Ms. Ann Lang

    Ms. Ann Lang, Center Director

    "I love getting to be a part of each family's journey with KinderCare, from their very first time stepping into our center to becoming a member of our KinderCare family!

    Ms. Ann has been teaching for KinderCare since 1999. During these 18 years, Ms. Ann has enjoyed teaching in all classrooms, being an Assistant Director, and now serving as the Center Director at the Robbinsdale location. Ms. Ann currently has her associate's degree in early childhood development and is pursuing her bachelor's degree in early childhood education.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

    Year Started:
    8/31/1999
    Tenure:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Heidi Ohotto

    Ms. Heidi Ohotto, Assistant Director

    I am excited to watch all of the kids learn and grow. It makes my day when I walk into a classroom and get hugs from the kids!

    Ms. Heidi has been teaching at KinderCare since July of 2014. She began her journey with KinderCare in 2012 as a touring parent looking for care for her first child. She later would become part of the KinderCare management team. She is very excited to share with current and future families all the knowledge she has gained from being a parent and watching her child learn from the teachers here at the Robbinsdale KinderCare! Ms. Heidi has her master's degree in library and information services as well as her bachelor's degree in English.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Good Night Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann

    Year Started:
    7/21/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Master's Degree in Library and Information Services; Bachelor's Degree in English
  • Ms. Sarah

    Ms. Sarah, Toddler Classroom

    I love seeing the amazement and excitement in each of the children's eyes once they accomplish something! I am excited to be part of their development and growth!

    Ms. Sarah has been working with KinderCare since May 2014. She is excited to use her knowledge and creativity to help enhance the toddlers' learning experience. She has already learned so much from each child and is anticipating learning more each and every day!

    Year Started:
    5/5/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology
  • Ms. Naeko

    Ms. Naeko, Toddler Classroom

    I am inspired each and every day by the big smiles on the children's faces and the hugs I receive from them!

    Ms. Naeko has been teaching for KinderCare since 1988. During these 29 years, she has had the pleasure of teaching all age groups. For the last 21 years, Ms. Naeko has been the lead Toddler Teacher here at the Robbinsdale KinderCare. Her education background consists of extensive courses and trainings in early childhood development. Ms. Naeko loves working with the toddler age group because every day holds something new and fun.

    Year Started:
    4/1/1988
    Tenure:
    29 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    29
  • Ms. Elena

    Ms. Elena, Preschool Classroom

    I love the bond that I have with the children and their families, and enjoy being part of their early childhood experiences.

    Ms. Elena has been teaching at KinderCare since 2011. Since starting at the Robbinsdale KinderCare, she has taught in all classrooms. Since completing her child development associate credential, she has loved being a huge part of the planning and implementing of the daily activities. Ms. Elena loves being a part of each child's life and seeing them smile when they see her each day.

    Year Started:
    6/1/2011
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Christina

    Ms. Christina, Preschool Classroom

    "I love watching the children grow and develop! It is always exciting to witness them using the skills that I have helped them learn.

    Ms. Christina has been teaching at KinderCare since September 2013. She has a lot of knowledge about child development and is excited to put it to use to help families and the children grow.

    Year Started:
    9/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts Degree

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.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish
  • Japanese

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 Robbinsdale KinderCare is a secure school that uses a keypad for access to the building. The playground is fully surrounded by a six foot tall privacy fence with locking gates on both ends. All staff members on site are First Aid and CPR qualified as well as trained in Infant Safe Sleep. We are also on the Federal Food Program and provide three nutritious meals a day for your child.

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.

I started bringing my daughter to the Infant Classroom at the end of July 2013 when she was 11 weeks old. I was very nervous about leaving her in the care of others who I did not know well. Chelsey, her teacher, was so nice and understanding about me leaving my baby for the first time. She told me that I could call as much as I wanted or needed. This was very reassuring because I work 40 minutes away from the center. We have been taking our daughter to the Robbinsdale KinderCare for a little over four months now. I know that we made the right choice for child care, as our daughter is always happy when I drop her off and pick her up. Her teachers are wonderful and I know they enjoy her company as much as she enjoys their company. The Infant Classroom is spacious with many different learning toys and activities. I was happily surprised to see how many art projects they do as little ones. It brings a smile to my face when I see a picture she painted, like a footprint that was turned into a ghost!

- Mother

My daughter has been at KinderCare since she was ten weeks old. She is now 22 months. My husband and I couldn’t be more pleased with everything about Robbinsdale KinderCare, from the staff to the curriculum. Every morning our daughter is so excited to go to school and is learning new things every day.

- Mother

We are so happy we chose KinderCare in Robbinsdale as our daughter's daycare provider! As first-time parents, we were extremely nervous about leaving our daughter at a daycare. However, the staff has made this transition so easy! For example, I email several times a day to see how she is doing. Without fail, every email is returned with updates and pictures of her day! I really feel like I am right there with her. As each day has passed, we have witnessed how much each teacher genuinely cares for our daughter. Each staff person goes out of their way to make sure she is loved, well cared for, and engaged! She has made many new friends and experienced some amazing things! And, it turns out she is quite an artist! We are building a beautiful gallery of her artwork. They also have us, the parents, in mind. For example, we socialize with other infant parents at pre-arranged events and the staff sends us pictures of big milestone (like her six month-aversary!) KinderCare in Robbinsdale is simply outstanding. We are so impressed and recommend it to anyone considering daycare for their child.

- Mother

My son has been in the hands of KinderCare since he was 11 weeks old and I can't imagine anyone else caring for him as well and introducing him to as many experiences as they have. I was very worried at first but found that they have so many experienced teachers in each classroom that he probably gets so much more out of each day at daycare than he would if I were able to be home with him. I would recommend the Robbinsdale KinderCare to anyone interested in child care without hesitation.

- Mother
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