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St. Louis Park KinderCare

Ms. Heather Thomas, Center Director

4732 Excelsior Blvd. St. Louis Park MN 55426
(952) 920-8548 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 6 YEAR-OLDS
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Neighborhood:
We are located in the Excelsior and Grand shopping/neighborhood area

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
NONE does not offer Kindergarten and School age care

Our center is accredited by NECPA, NAEYC.

Welcome to the St. Louis Park KinderCare, where we are proud to educate over 140 children under the age of six!

We also serve military families through Child Care Aware fee assistance.

AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

We’re so proud!

Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited - nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.

SCHOOL-READY

What Learning Looks Like

Our talented early-childhood teachers set kids down the path toward becoming lifelong learners in a positive, safe, and nurturing environment.

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.

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.

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.

Our Teachers

We're the only company in early childhood education to select teachers based on natural talent. Being a great educator isn't enough though. KinderCare teachers are also amazing listeners, nurturers, boo-boo fixers, and smile-makers. Put more simply, we love our teachers and your child will, too.

Meet just a few of our amazing KinderCare teachers!

A KINDERCARE TEACHER WITH

An Artist's Heart

"My classroom is full of art!” says Mary Annthipie-Bane, an award-winning early childhood educator at KinderCare. Art and creative expression, she says, help children discover who they really are.

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We put our best-in-class teachers in a best-in-class workplace. We're so proud to have been named one of Gallup's 37 winners of the Great Workplace Award. When you put great teachers in an engaging center, your children will experience an amazing place to learn and grow.

Our Families

Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!

  • Our family has been a part of the St. Louis Park KinderCare family for 9 years now. You have an amazing staff, and as we enter what will be our final year all three kids still feel at home here, even though the older two are in school now. KinderCare has brought new friends to our children and to us and we will be forever grateful for how they have cared for and prepared our children for school and life.

    Kate - KinderCare Parent
  • We love the care given by all the teachers, but love the fact that many have been at the center as long as we have. We trust them (Mark, Kathy, Kate, Manisha, Majorie, Melissa, etc) and know that they care about our girls. It will be sad when we leave in June after 7+ years with KinderCare.

    Tracy - KinderCare Parent
  • My husband and I started looking for a learning center for our son months before he was born, as soon to be first time parents we wanted to make sure we found the right fit for our little guy and our family. We looked at many facilities, but KinderCare in particular because of its proximity to our home and the glowing reviews of our neighbors. Upon walking in the door we were immediately drawn to the warm personalities of all of the staff and just knew it was the perfect place for our son’s first educational experience. As we look back on the first year of his life and how happy he is, we know we have our KinderCare ‘family’ to thank for much of that!

    Heather - KinderCare Parent
  • KinderCare has been a very positive experience for our daughter. She has learned so much and loves coming to school everyday to see her friends and teachers. The staff go the extra mile to ensure she has a positive experience. We really enjoy bringing her and feel confident she is well cared for.

    Kathy & Troy - KinderCare Parent
  • As I am sure you know, we are very grateful for all the great care our child receives at KinderCare. Your staff has been so patient and caring of Tyler and I don't know what we would have done if we had not come upon such a wonderful Center. I am sure that the interaction Tyler experiences at such a young age will help set him up for Elementary school, and in reality, affect his entire adult life as well. Keep up the great job and know that your Center is the best in the Twin Cities.

    John - KinderCare Parent

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Who Are KinderCare Families?

They hail from hundreds of cities across the country from countless backgrounds, and proudly represent every walk in life. What our families have in common, though, is the want to give their children the best start in life. We are so proud to be their partner in parenting.

Hear from just a few of our amazing KinderCare families.

A Globe-Trotting Family Finds A

Home in Houston

Four young children, four different passports, two languages, two full-time jobs…oh, and a few triathlons thrown in for good measure. Meet the globe-trotting Colettas—a family on the go.

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