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Scottsdale KinderCare

Archana Navin, Center Director

16605 N. 56th St. Scottsdale AZ 85254
(602) 765-1440 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
56th Street south of Bell Rd. next to Bellagio Apartments

Cross Streets: On 56th St. just South of Bell Rd./ Freeway access Loop 101 and 56th St. We are next door to the Bellagio Apartment complex.

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Copper Canyon/North Ranch/Desert Shadows/Liberty/Quail Run

Building relationships between the teachers, parents and children is a priority at our school.    

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Welcome to the Scottsdale KinderCare, located on 56th street just south of Bell Road. As a nationally accredited school we ensure that the mandated Early Childhood Education Standards are adhered to diligently. Our expertly designed curriculum provide excellent whole child development.
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. We also provide a print-rich environment that supports early literacy and writing skills by utilizing small and large group activities and providing all-day access to a library area.

Archana Navin, Center Director

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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.

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


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.

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.


Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

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  1. Tuesday December 15, 2015
    1. Community Social

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Teachers & Staff

This center staff has hundred and ten years of combined Early Childhood Education experience. Our staff is passionate and striving to make a difference in each child's life by inculcating life time learning skills.

  • Archana Navin

    Archana Navin, Center Director

    I can say whole heartedly that I love my job. It is an amazing experience being able to be with children all day and providing a fun, nurturing, educational and safe environment for all of our children here.

    Archana's role as Director is to lead and manage all aspects of your KinderCare Learning Center. Her focus is on providing quality programming and exceptional service to you and your children, leading a staff of great people and ensuring overall that this KinderCare provides the highest quality care and education. She enjoys the wonderful relationships she has with all her families as well as the staff. Archana is very passionate and committed to meeting the educational and social needs of today's children. She understands and empathizes with the huge demands that are put on parents in these days and strives to alleviate some of the pressures by giving parents peace of mind while they are at work. The children at her school develop a love for learning and the confidence to succeed!

    Year Started:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Computer Science)
  • Susanna Battersby

    Susanna Battersby, Assistant Director

    I love to see the children and their smiling faces.

    Susanna has been in Early Childhood Education for the past fourteen years. She started off as a teacher and worked her way up to become an Assistant Director. Susanna views each day as an opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child and endeavors to light that spark and joy for learning in children and everybody around her! She strives to ensure that each child at our center receives the attention and stimulation they need to grow and succeed.

    Year Started:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 Years
  • Ms. Phyllis, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love working with children becasue it is so rewarding to see them grow and learn, for they are our future.

    Ms. Phyllis began her journey in early childcare in June of 1983 as an activity aide at Curative Center in Wisconsin.  She has since worked as an early childcare teacher in various centers from Wisconsin to California and now Arizona.  She loves watching the children learn through play and grow from one day to the next.  Ms. Phyllis loves to feel that she has made a difference in each and every child's life.

    Previous Experience:
    Began working in early childcare in June of 1983
    Year Started:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Infant/Toddler- Early Childhood Education 1 and 2 Program Director 1 and 2
  • Ms. Jill, Disovery Preschool

    Try to walk slow in life, because it goes fast!

    Ms. Jill began working for KinderCare in 1998.  She strives to instill that each child has the confidence to succeed, whether it be to hold a crayon, ride a bike and also getting them ready for the preschool classroom.  Everyday she lifts up the children's spirits.  In her spare time she enjoys doing jigsaw puzzles, gardening, and spending time with family.

    Year Started:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Emma, Infant Classroom

    I love watching children grow each day.  It makes me happy seeing their smiling faces.

    Emmas has been with KinderCare since 2013.  She has many yeasr of experience with younger children.  She loves being in the infant room watching them grow.  The first years of life are very important and she strives to make a difference in their lives.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Emma was a Nanny
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Simin, Infant Classroom

    I love working iwht children.  My passion encourages me to learn more about how I can make a difference in a child's future in a safe and loving environment.

    Ms. Simin came from Iran in 2003 with her family.  She started working with KinderCare in 2011.  She feels that KinderCare is a second family.  A child's day starts with a warm welcoming and having conversations with the families is what she feels makes a difference.  She strives to make the parents feel comfortable knowing that their child will be loved and nutured in her classroom.

    Previous Experience:
    Volunteer for 10 years
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Demika, Prekindergarten and School Age Classrooms

    The best part of being a teacher is experiencing a child comprehend what you teach

    Ms. Demika has been with KinderCare since the summer of 2010.  She is currently completing her CDA credentail.  Demika has had experience in training new hire staff, and has been an Assistant Director as well as a student aide.  Demika understands the development and uniqueness of each child and teaches according to the ability of the child.  She also challenges each child to complete goals that will promote physical, language, intellectual, and social-emotional development.

    Previous Experience:
    New hire trainer, Assistant Director and Student Aide
    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Pursuing Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Joanna (Asia), PreKindergarten Classroom

    The most amazing part in teaching is getting to be a part of such a wonderful

    Asia grew up in a Polish-German family.  Her mother and older sister currently live in Northern Germany.  Asia is a mother of a 16 year old, 2 cats and a dog.  She earned her master's degree in the Science of Education in Ploand at the Pedagogical University of Krakow, which is a beautiful, old town surrounded by green hills, forrests and mnay historical sites.  For many years she taught for public schools teaching various grades from 3 year olds to kindergarten.  Asia and her husband were looking for a new experience and moved to the U.S.   The first few years they spent in Chicago ant then moved to Arizona in 2010.  Asia is very passionate about Polish School in Phoenix where she and her colleagues teach the Polish language to children on Saturdays.  They also organize many cultual events such as the Polish Festival.  She loves reading, which opened a window to a beautiful world, and as a teacher her students have fallen in love with it as well. She focuses on mnay reading games, introducing sight words and letters and sharing books.  She loves to explore the world with her students through science experiments.  Asia know how math skills are improtant for a child's future in school so she teaches math concepts on every occasion.  In her free time she enjoys hiking, sightseeing, riding bicycles, and traveling.

    Previous Experience:
    Preschool and Kindergarten
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    Masters in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Carla, Preschool Classroom

    The most rewarding thing about working with preschool children is when you see them take what you've been teaching for so long and implement it in real life situations and play. Seeing them realize that they learned something is why I love to teach.

    Ms. Carla has spent a total of four years previously in state licensed centers including her time with KinderCare.  She holds an Associates Degree in Arts and Science with a focus on the Arts and Biology. She brings a creative and unique personality to the classroom and helped the children feel a sense of pride with a lot of hands-on art projects and activities.  She uses every opportunity she can for learning and growing; socially, emotionally, academically.  She spends a lot of time with the preschool class teaching the basics of reading and writing letters, numbers, letter sounds (phonics), colors and shapes, as well as mathematics, science and literature lessons.

    Previous Experience:
    Child Development Center in Virginia
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Associates of Arts and Sciences
  • Ms. Robin, Preschool Classroom

    Making a difference in a child's life brings me great satisfaction, knowing that I've done my job.

    Ms. Robin has been happily married for 26 years.  Robin and her husband have raised 4 children together, and now they enjoy watching their 5 beautiful grandchildren as they grow!  She has been a preschool teacher at KinderCare since 2008 and has began working in early childhood in 1998.  Robin is happy to say that she completed her CDA in Early Childhood Development in September 2014.  Robin became a teacher becasue it is her passion.  Throughout the day she engages her children in fun activities, looking at every movement as a teachable moment.  She encourages the chidlren daily on their journey of discovery.  She enjoys the relationships the she has developed with her children and their families.  Robin also enjoys working with the amazing staff at KinderCare, as there is such a positive energy in the center.

    Previous Experience:
    Valley Childcare, Naturally Womans Gym, Great Beginnings Preschool
    Year Started:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Sharaeh (Sherri), Toddler Classroom

    My love is children and they are building the future of the world.  If they are educated, we will have a better world.

    Ms. Sharareh, also known as Sherri, has been with KinderCare since December 2013.  She has been in the Early Childhood Education industry since 1995.  She has a degree in Child Psychology which she earned in Iran.  She taught children in Iran for 18 years.  She feels that through education children will have a better life.  Sharareh moved the the United States in from Iran in 2013 with her husband and 2 sons.  She is currently attending college to increase her ability to speak English fluently.

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Degree in Child Psychology

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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

  • Arabic
  • Hindi
  • 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

Our school has a keypad entry, the parents receive the entry code once they are enrolled with us. If anyone other than the parent picks the child up, they must provide us with a Government issued photo ID. All of our staff members have their current Fingerprint Clearance Card, CPR, First Aid and Food Handlers certifications.

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.

Leaving your child every day is one of the hardest things a working parent has to do. But Scottsdale KinderCare makes this so much easier. I am never worried when I leave my two children in the care of the outstanding teachers there. From the moment you walk in, you are greeted with smiles and friendly hellos. The staff is so understanding of special needs and individual attention. They will go out of their way to make sure that you and your child feel as comfortable as possible. And what an experience young children have there! I honestly do not believe that my three year old would know all that he does if it wasn’t for the committed teachers. They truly provide a learning experience from the Infant room on up. Everyone is dedicated to making sure that children have fun and learn new things every day. I have told several of the teachers that they are like family to us. What else would you say to a group of people who love and care for your children each day--that is family! How lucky we are that we have found the Scottsdale KinderCare. I can’t imagine my children with anyone else.

- Mother

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