Rebekah Brooks, Center Director
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Welcome to the Roseville KinderCare! Our school has been a trusted provider in the Roseville area for nearly forty years! Our school and teachers are dedicated to developing the whole child while partnering closely with our families to ensure a balance between home and school.
Our goal is to help children grow and develop socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually by using "play" as our primary teaching tool. As children develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity our unique hands-on approach combined with our research based curriculum will help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. Our programs are designed to encourage children to become confident, happy, and self-aware as well as fully prepared for Kindergarten.
Rebekah Brooks, Center Director
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We are so excited to introduce you to our amazing teaching team! Each teacher we invite to work at our school has a passion for education and loves helping kids grasp concepts while watching them grow.
I love that early childhood education has become a focus for families. It's important to have our children experience early relationships, education, and begin building a sense of self. The children in our care are able to continue on to Kindergarten with great ease flourishing with the skills they gained while here at KinderCare! They have built a great base for a lifetime of learning!
Bekah grew up in the area and is as eager as any parent to share her knowledge of local schools and kid friendly community events. Bekah is a wife of ten years, together she and her husband have two of their own KinderCare graduates that are now attending school in Saint Paul. Having been at this school for thirteen years, it truly feels like a second home. Bekah loves watching the children learn, grow and experience new things. While working along side amazing teachers as they develop into mentors and enrich the children’s lives each day. Finally, she loves knowing in some small way, she's helped and positively affected children and families in their life’s journey.
Nicole comes to our center with a bachelor's in business administration with a concentration in Human Resources and four years of business, HR, and recruiting background. Nicole also has 9+ years of childcare experience! She has a passion for leadership, mentoring, and teaching and having fun with kiddos. Nicole is great at understanding children and families needs and providing value to children of any age. In her spare time, she loves to paddle board, try new restaurants, workout, and snuggle her kitty, Rocket!
Danielle has enjoyed years of service with our Infant classroom! Bring able to assist new parents and comfort them during their transition into childcare is one of her greatest strengths. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, her 4 four year old son, Jude, and hiking and exploring outside!
If you can't find a way, make one!
Christina started with our center in August of 2015 and is currently a student at the University of St Thomas for Statistics and Actuarial Science. She has one and a half years of prior childcare experience and is responsible for opening our center, teaching Learning Adventures, and cooking lunch for our wonderful students! In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, rock climbing, and hiking. She has two younger siblings and a huge extended family.
Ms. Sondra has been at out center since February 2016! She loves interacting with our infants! She has prior experience working in a high school special ed classroom, working at an elementary school, and being a part of school summer programs! Sondra has taken classes in Medical Assisting and Early Childhood. In her spare time, she likes to work out, read, and hang out at coffee shops.
Ms. Laura has been at our center since August 2016! She is currently in school for Educational Foundations. After that, she plans to earn two more degrees in Elementary Education, and Teaching English As A Second Language (TESOL). Laura is the oldest of seven children. She enjoys reading, running, and watching hockey!
I love working with kids, talking with them, and listening to them! I always encourage children to reach beyond their dreams.
Ms. Amanda has been with KinderCare for nine years! She came to us with two years of prior experience in childcare and management experience. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. For fun, she is part of a summer and winter bean bag league.
I love to be a part of each family and support each child's development.
Maiko is originally from Japan and speaks both Japanese and English! She attended the University of Nevada, Reno where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Communications. She moved to Minnesota in 2012 with her husband. Maiko is an avid runner, enjoys marathons and is also involved in cycling! She loves singing Japanese songs with the children.
Let your heart guide you. It whispers, so listen closely - Land Before Time
Rachel has been with our KinderCare center since March of 2014! She brings four years of prior experience as a toddler teacher at a private learning center. Rachel obtained her Child Development Associate in December 2015 and has taken courses in Child Development, Psychology, and Art. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys spending time with her family, playing with her cats, and playing on her co-ed hockey team with her brother and sister!
Working with infants is such a rewarding experience. I love to see them grow and develop, celebrating with them as they learn and reach new heights!
Kari has been with our Roseville KinderCare since August 2012. Prior to joining our teaching team she had the opportunity to teach English to children in Chile where she expanded her knowledge in teaching, child development and working with second language learners. Kari truly enjoys her time in the Infant classroom watching the rapid growth and development that takes place in the first twelve months of life and providing them with opportunities to discover new things. On September 3, 2016, Kari got married to her wonderful husband, Michael! She loves to travel, read, bake, hike, camp, and spend time with family and friends. She is also in school for her Master's in Library Science at St. Catherine University.
Ashlynn started her career with KinderCare at the Plymouth location in 2012 and relocated to the Roseville area in 2015 joining our Roseville KinderCare family in February. Ashlynn has spent time teaching in the Toddler, Prekindergarten and Preschool programs which has provided her with a well rounded approach to child development and a great understanding of how children learn.
Randi lives in Minneapolis with her cat Crowley, who loves to cause mischief. She loves to read and spends a great deal of time outdoors. She also truly enjoys spending time with the children and families in the center. Before becoming a Preschool teacher in 2014 she had 14 years of experience as a babysitter, she did have other jobs but just could never say no to someone asking her to care for their children. She completed her Associated of Science in Business Management in Dec of 2015 as well as her CDA. Randi’s philosophy on teaching is, children learn best when they are having fun and she try’s to bring that to the classroom everyday. She also adapts as the days and weeks go on because each and every child learns in a different way.
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.
The Roseville KinderCare is located on Fairview Avenue. We can be found behind Starbucks and Golfsmith, just south of the Rosedale Mall. Our school provides care for children from six weeks old to six years old with a full curriculum for each age group. I invite you in to our school to meet our amazing, passionate teachers and learn how your family can become a part of our Roseville KinderCare family!
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Our school features keypad secured entrance. A computer login systems as well as name to face attendance of the children every 30 minutes.
All of our staff are certified in First Aid and CPR which is provided to us by KinderCare and updated as needed.
Our Teachers are trained in SUIDS Prevention & Abusive Head Trauma Prevention (formerly known as Shaken Baby Syndrome.) Each month we
welcome our registered nurse, and we have an on site Health & Safety Coordinator to conduct all of our safety drills.
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 though the various training opportunities in the community.
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