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McDowell Mtn Ranch KinderCare

Dee McSween,
Center Director

10409 E McDowell Mountain Ranch Scottsdale AZ 85255
Ph: (480) 538-0411
6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
6:30 AM to 6:30 PM, M-F


NEIGHBORHOOD: Thompson Peak Blvd. & Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS BUSED TO: Scottsdale Unified School District, other surrounding schools

Teachers & Staff

Our staff is passionate about educating and supporting your children as they develop and grow. Our teachers are both educated and qualified and have a true passion for the learning of children. Our team participates in biannual company professional development trainings in order to provide the best possible care and continue our education and training.

Dee McSween, Center Director

"I love being able to provide children with a safe, nurturing, and educational environment.  I love that we play an integral role in the learning and development of all of our children, and that we are a positive resource and support  for all of our parents, families, and the surrounding community. "

Dee has been with KinderCare since 2003.  She started out as a discovery preschool teacher, transitioned to becoming the learning adventures coordinatopr for her center, and then in 2009 she was promoted to Assistant School Director.  In 2013 she was promoted to School Director of the McDowell Mtn Ranch KinderCare. 

Previous Experience:

Dee has previously been a discovery preschool teacher, learning adventures coordinator and an Assistant School Director for KinderCare.

Year Started:
11 Years
Years in ECE industry:
10 years
Bachelors Degree in Communication Studies

Ms. Amanda, Discovery Preschool Classroom

""I am passionate about my job and being able to provide care and knowledge to a parents most loved possession, their child.""

Ms. Amanda has a beautiful two year old daughter of her own. One of her favorite hobbies outside of work is learning how to country line dance.

Previous Experience:

Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Amanda worked for other preschools over the past few years.

Year Started:
1 Year
Years in ECE industry:
2 Years
Associate's Degree in Elementary Education

Ms. Rita, Floating Teacher

""Children are full of joy and have a love for life. I feel as though I can touch their lives by teaching them to be the best that they can be. I'm lucky to be able to help in all of the different classrooms from the nursery to the School Age. It's wonderful to see what each grade level is learning.""

Ms. Rita loves to cook, bake, garden and read. She also loves animals and has three dogs of her own.

Previous Experience:

Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Rita worked as a Christian Education Director at a former church, a camp counselor at a church summer camp and a para-educator for Scottsdale Unified School District.

Year Started:
1 Year
Years in ECE industry:
15 Years
Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts

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