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Robbinsdale KinderCare

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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Special Instructions:
2 blks. South of 42nd Ave. No. across from Fairs School

Neighborhood:
A few blocks west of Hwy 100-- Adair between 36th and 42nd

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Center does not bus to any schools-- no bus to transport.

It's that time of year to be thankful for what you have and help those that may not be as fortunate as we are. Please bring any donation of a new, unwrapped gift for children ages newborn through teen to your center to be donated to Toys for Tots. Donations accepted anytime before Friday, December 16, 2016. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to our center leadership team. Thank you for your donation!

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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 Prekindergarten. 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 excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning!

We proudly serve military families through Child Care Aware fee assistance!

Ann Lang, 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.

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. January's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Light and Dark, plus the Sky and Weather

      Through shadow play, experiments with flashlights, observing the Sun and more, infants and toddlers will enjoy learning about light and dark this month. Infants continue sensory development by looking at contrasting patterns and at objects that are clearly defined by sharp edges and bright colors, while toddlers will build on their understanding of the light and dark concepts with play around daytime and nighttime. The older Discovery Preschool children will turn their attention to the sky as they learn about weather, the Moon, the Sun, and stars.

      Children 4–5 years old: Transportation, Healthy Bodies, and Winter

      For children in the Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms, January is filled with variety! They’ll begin by learning about transportation and studying how things get from “here” to “there.” A few weeks later, the focus will shift to health and bodies, with an emphasis placed on how to make good choices for a growing body. Towards the end of the month, children will be introduced to the transformative nature of the winter season and learn how to dress and take care of themselves when it’s cold outside. 

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

Teachers & Staff

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

  • Ann Lang

    Ann Lang, Center Director

    I love getting to be a part of each families journey with KinderCare from their very first time stepping into our center to becoming a member of our KinderCare Family!

    Ann has been teaching for KinderCare since 1999. During these 17 years Ann has enjoyed teaching in all classrooms, being an Assistant Director, and now as the Center Director at the Robbinsdale location. Ann currently has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Development and is persuing her Bachelors 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 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential, CPR and First Aid Certified
  • Heidi Ohotto

    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 Masters in Library and Information Services as well as her Bachelors in English.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Good Night Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann
    Year Started:
    7/21/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Masters in Library and Information Services, Bachelors in English
  • Ms. Rosie

    Ms. Rosie, Infant Classroom

    I love working with children and being part of their family. Every day I come to work I look forward to seeing what new things the Infants will discover!

    Ms. Rosie has been a teacher at KinderCare since August of 2013. She came to KinderCare with lots of knowledge and experience working with children of all ages. She is very excited to share her love and knowledge with all our families and staff here at the Robbinsdale KinderCare.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Rosie worked as a teacher at PICA HeadStart.
    Year Started:
    8/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 Years
  • Ms. Elena

    Ms. Elena, Preschool Classroom

    I love the bond that I have with the children and their families and 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. She currently is one of the Lead Infant Room teachers. Since completing her Child Development Associate's Credential she has loved being a huge part of the planning and implementing of the daily activities for the infant classroom.  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:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Miss Sarah

    Miss 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!

    Miss Sarah has been working with KinderCare since May 2014.  Sarah is excited to use her knowledge and creativity to help enhance the toddler's 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:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    0
    Education:
    Bachelors in Information Technology, First Aid and CPR Certified
  • Ms. Naeko

    Ms. Naeko, Toddler Classroom

    I am inspired each and everyday 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 26 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 everyday is something new and fun.

    Year Started:
    4/1/1988
    Tenure:
    28 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    28 years
  • Ms. Christina

    Ms. Christina, Preschool Classroom

    I love watching the children grow and develop! It is always exciting to witness 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 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. 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.

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas 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

  • Spanish

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 6 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 room at the end of July 2013 when she was 11-weeks-old. I was very nervous about leaving her in the care of others that 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, Amy, to the Robbinsdale KinderCare for a little over 4 months now. I know that we made the right choice for childcare, as Amy is always happy when I drop her off and pick her up. Her teachers are wonderful and I know they enjoy Amy’s company as much as she enjoys their company. The infant room 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 Amy painted, like a footprint that was turned into a ghost!

- Mother

My daughter has been at KinderCare since she was 10 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 (mom) e-mail several times a day to see how she is doing.  Without fail, every e-mail 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 Lucy 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 6 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 taking as good of care 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 out of each day at daycare that he wouldn't if I were able to be home with him. I would recommend the Robbinsdale KinderCare to anyone interested in childcare without hesitation.

- Mother
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