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Mullan KinderCare

Teresa White, Center Director

North 422 Mullan Rd. Spokane WA 99206
(509) 928-3184 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
off of I-90 1 mile S of the Argonne Rd exit

Neighborhood:
Mullan Road

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Ness (District Provides Transportation To/From Center, NOT CENTER)

At Mullan Road KinderCare our teachers are dedicated professionals who are passionate about providing excellent care and learning opportunities for the children in our care. Give us a call today to schedule a tour for the opportunity to experience our curriculum and to meet our teachers and center support staff. We look forward to meeting you!

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Welcome

Welcome to the Mullan Road KinderCare, where each day, happiness is learning! Here, it’s about finding a place where your child runs into your arms with a GRIN on his face at the end of the day! Come see all the smiles you can see, here at the Mullan Road KinderCare!

Teresa White, 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.

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.

Private Kindergarten Programs (5 – 6 Years)

As children reach school age, our comprehensive full-day kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate, and create – all in a nurturing, small-class setting. Our team of expert educators has created a unique curriculum of reading, language, arts, math, science, and physical fitness that’s presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so children will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.

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

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.

Math

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.

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.

Spanish

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?

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Monday October 10, 2016
    1. Professional Development Day - Center Closed

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      Two times each year we dedicate a day for our staff's professional development to further their training and better equip them for the care of your child. The center will be closed on this day for training to occur. If you have questions or would like to request further details, please contact your local Center Director.

  2. Thursday November 24, 2016
    1. Thanksgiving Break - Center Closed

      Our center is closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after.

Teachers & Staff

The entire Staff at the Mullan Kinder Care Learning Center is devoted to each and every family we serve. Our long term, well-educated and thoroughly trained teachers are dedicated to the educational well-being of every child in our care. We are determined to advance the children’s Executive Functioning by introducing them to the details of the environment and atmosphere in which they live. We want them to question the world around them and to grow in their knowledge. We want to promote their Social and Emotional growth by encouraging them to participate in life and learn to respect themselves and others. Cognitive Development begins at the beginning of life itself. The minds of our young children are so open to learning that we must instill in them the Desire to absorb every atom of knowledge that can be placed within their path. We are a center that believes children will thrive in life when Language and Literacy are introduced at infancy. As educators we believe the reading of books, the singing of songs and long talks of love should be happening while a child is still in the womb. From age six weeks when a child is old enough to start attending our center, we will continue this legacy of literacy, which you began, throughout our portion of your child’s day. Last but certainly not least is the Physical Development and Wellness that your child deserves. We serve age appropriate servings and nutritional meals. Children are encouraged but never forced to try new foods. We offer appropriate daily outside play using fun games of active and quiet movement that strengthen young muscles and promote the growth of sturdy bones and strong bodies. The small motor skills and eye/hand coordination are stimulated in a variety of ways in order to support grasping, writing, typing and cutting skills. These are the foundations of the curriculum we offer as we strive daily to inspire the deep seated desire to want to learn.

  • Teresa White

    Teresa White, Center Director

    They might forget what you taught them... but they will never forget how much you love them.

    Ms. Teresa has been with KinderCare since 1994. She has a Bachelors Degree in Education from Eastern Washington University, and began her career at KinderCare as a teacher. She has been a Center Director for 10 years. Miss Teresa has a heart of gold and you can feel it when you walk through the front door. She is never too busy to stop and assist families and teachers. You will often find Teresa training and leading her fellow directors in new and exciting directions. Teresa's center shines with curriculum and meaningful moments. Her experience and expertise in early childhood education gives parents a true peace of mind that their children are cared for and engaged in learning the whole day through.

    Year Started:
    9/5/1994
    Tenure:
    22 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20
    Education:
    Bachelors Degree in Education with a Major in Reading and a Minor in Early Childhood Education
  • Sarah Degregory

    Sarah Degregory, Assistant Director

    Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.

    Miss Sarah has been with KinderCare since 2010. She began her career at KinderCare as a toddler teacher and recently found her niche in management. Sarah specializes in school and family schedules. This is particularly helpful for families who are very busy. Ms. Sarah loves spending any extra time in the infant room rocking the babies to sleep. She is always the first to volunteer when there is a tired baby who needs extra love and cuddles.

    Year Started:
    4/7/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
  • Ms. Selina Corson

    Ms. Selina Corson, Program Specialist

    I believe the children are our future. Teach them well, and let them lead the way.

    Ms. Selina has been with KinderCare since 1996. She has a Bachelors Degree in Education from Eastern Washington University and began her career at KinderCare as a teacher. Selina chose to pursue the Program Specialist position because of her love for the curriculum, She is constantly in classrooms looking for ways to support the students and the teachers as it relates to academics. She spends most of her time at the Mullan Road Center, however, she does help support the whole Spokane district. She enjoys working on the district's special events that showcase KinderCare's wonderful curriculum.

    Year Started:
    7/22/1996
    Tenure:
    20 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17
    Education:
    Bachelors Degree in Education with a Major in Math and a Minor in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Sabrina

    Ms. Sabrina, Discovery Preschool

    While we try to teach our children about life, our children teach us what life is all about.

    Ms. Sabrina is a Discovery Preschool teacher and a center teacher trainer.she teachers her students with an amazing amount of energy and is always singing and dancing. Simply passing by her room will make you want to join in and play. Her enthusiasm for teaching has made her an amazing role model for new teachers. Ms. Sabrina works hard on routines and potty training in her class so that her students will be successful in Preschool.

    Previous Experience:
    Volunteer work at Mosco School District
    Year Started:
    2/15/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
    Education:
    Pursuing Childhood Development Associates
  • Ms. Rhonda

    Ms. Rhonda, Preschool

    Teachers who love teaching, teach children to love learning.

    Ms. Rhonda is an amazing teacher who captures each and every "teachable moment". She is a leader at her school, and always ready to give helpful advise to fellow teachers. She has an organized classroom and feels consistence is a priority. Ms. Rhonda clearly loves her job, and her students love her!

    Year Started:
    4/5/1991
    Tenure:
    25 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    23
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education courses from Riverside Community College in Moreno Valley, California

September 2016 Events

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  1. Tuesday September 13, 2016
    1. “All About Me” Community Social

      Your whole family is welcome to join us September 13th for our community social.  Summer is winding down, Fall is approaching and that means it’s Back to School season!  Now is the perfect time to get a glimpse of the KinderCare curriculum and experience in our centers.  Our director and teachers can’t wait to point out their favorite aspects of the classrooms.  This is also a great chance to spend time with current families who stay and have fun at the social!  See you there!

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

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

We value health and safety at our center which is why we have the following features: A keypad entry to the building, fenced playground and all of our staff are CPR and First Aid certified.

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.

As a mother of four, I stayed at home with three of my children, and can confidently say that my fourth child was far more ready for Kindergarten. He attended KinderCare for preschool and pre-k. He also participated in a special Phonics Adventures class where he learned to read. He made lots of friends,as did I, and is now more socially stable.Thank you to the Teachers that love my boy!
- Mother
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