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Sunrise KinderCare

Ashley Groden, Center Director

8520 North West 44th St. Sunrise FL 33351
(954) 742-8592 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Years
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Special Instructions:
Between Pine Island & University Dr Striker's Bowling Alley is directly behind us

Neighborhood:
Located at intersection off 44th St. & Pine Isl/ Forum Shopping Center

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Banyan & Discovery Elementary. Drop off to Discovery Elementary Pick up from Discovery & Banyan Elementary

Exclusive to KinderCare ~ New Transitional Kindergarten program to enhance your child’s VPK experience ~
Transitional Kindergarten is an enhanced learning program that offers more challenging activities than our traditional VPK “Wrap” program.  Children will experience project-related learning and extended whole group activities. This is in addition to the language, social, physical and cognitive learning we provide to get them ready for Kindergarten!
 
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Welcome

KinderCare of Sunrise, is a great place for your child to begin their future academic success. With our family welcoming, and experienced providers we truly want to be a place you can't live without. The setting here on 44th Street, allows for large, and open classrooms. A huge playground for the children to enjoy their outside activity and each classroom offers a unique, age specific curriculum to ensure that your child's individual needs are being addressed. There are age appropriate toys, and classroom materials in each age group and assessments offer parents a deeper insight into how their child is continuing to grow and develop every day. These assessments are offered three times a year and combined with the individual daily communication that takes place, a parent can be re-assured that the child is getting the best care possible.

Our center recently received word that our Kindergarten Readiness Rate was an Excellent 100%.

Ashley Groden, 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.

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.

Florida Voluntary Prekindergarten Programs

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.

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

Come in and meet our wonderful teachers! Our staff is truly dedicated to each and every child. We strive to create the happiest and safest environment for the children to ensure our families have the most positive KinderCare experience.

  • Ashley Groden

    Ashley Groden, Center Director

    Each day, I get the opportunity to do what I love.  I get to spend time with children and watch them grow, and I get to form relationships with families that will last a lifetime.

    Ashley has been around children all her life.  She started babysitting at just twelve years old!  Ashley has always known that she wanted to work with children, so she went to Palm Beach College and received her Associates in Arts in education.  She then moved on to Florida Atlantic University where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Early Care and Education. 
    Ashley is married to her husband Josh, who is in the Dairy Queen business.  Ashley and Josh a four year old son!

    Previous Experience:
    Ashley has been working with children all of her life and knew from an early age that this was the career path she wanted to follow!
    Year Started:
    5/1/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Care and Education, State of Florida Director's Credential
  • Majorie

    Majorie, Assistant Director

    I love the bond and interactions between the children at my school and myself. I enjoy the many stories and fun facts I share with the children and families.

    Ms Majorie the Assistant Director of our Sunrise KinderCare location. She has been employed with KinderCare since 2012 and began with us as our Toddler and School Age teacher prior to her promotion. She is a very hard worker and has an amazing ability to create a special bond with everychild and family she works with. Ms Majorie is truly great with all age groups. 

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Majorie has been working with children for the past ten years at previous child care facilities.
    Year Started:
    11/30/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Business
  • Ms. Marta

    Ms. Marta, Infant Classroom

    My love for kids - my patience, dedication, confidence, energy to motivate, and my desire to make a difference in children's lives - assures my success in working with young children.

    Ms. Marta was born and raised in Colombia and has been married for many years and has two children. Ms. Marta studied Tourism Administration and worked in the tourism field for 10 years. Ms. Marta and her family came to the United States several years ago. Since then, she has found that her passion is working with children. She has been working at KinderCare for over 10 years and has gained much experience and treasures every moment of it.  Ms. Marta is also our Health and Safety Coordinator!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Marta worked in the Tourism field for eleven years. After that, she was a stay at home mom while she took some infant and child development courses.
    Year Started:
    3/1/2004
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's, Tourism Administration Associate/Tourism Marketing Diploma
  • Ms. Cardean

    Ms. Cardean, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Cardean is an amazing teacher!  She joined our team in April of 2015 and has spent time in pretty much every classroom.  She enjoys the younger children, and is an amazing Toddler teacher!

    Year Started:
    4/6/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Gloria

    Ms. Gloria, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love the children’s interest in learning and trying new things everyday.

    Ms. Gloria is fantastic with our busy and bubbly two year olds since joining our school. She always manages to keep her classroom happy and safe while having her kids always engaged with age appropriate activities that spikes their learning. Ms Gloria also has the neatest bag of tricks for getting our two year olds toilet trainer and ready to move forward into their Preschool class when its time. Another one of her strengths is that she is very creative and extends that skill with her class by bringing our curriculum to life. 

    Previous Experience:
    Ms Gloria has worked at previous KinderCare facilities prior to joining our Sunrise location
    Year Started:
    1/1/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Education:
    Pursuing Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Diana

    Ms. Diana, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Diana loves to work with all ages!  Currently, she is our three year old teacher.  Ms. Diana has a true passion for what she does, and it is clear that she cares deeply for all children that cross her path!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Diana transferred from the KinderCare in Boca Raton where she was a teacher since last February!
    Year Started:
    2/10/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Patrice

    Ms. Patrice, Prekindergarten/ School age Classrooms

    I’m inspired to make the best of an opportunity. I have the privilege of spending five days out of every week with a group of individuals whose smiles warm my heart and whose giggles tickle my soul. I love the way infants communicate through various means and experiencing their growth and development is the ‘icing on the cake!’

    Ms Patrice is another amazing part of our team. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband and two boys of her own. After years of raising her children she discovered her true passion was to work with children as her career. Since being employed with KinderCare, Ms Patrice has been a great asset to our team. She is great with our infants and strives to provide the most loving and nurturing atmosphere for her class.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Hospitality Management
  • Ms. Frances

    Ms. Frances, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love to see the expression on the face of a child when they complete a task. I find this very rewarding!

    Ms Frances has been a devoted member of our KinderCare family for over 20 years. She is natively from the island of Jamaica and resides in Florida with her husband and children. She loves spending her free time with her grandchildren on the weekend. Ms Frances has a passion for working with children of all age groups but she is particularly fond of babies. She has done a splendid job creating the ideal 'home away from home' environment for our infants, and our families love her! 

    Year Started:
    1/1/1994
    Tenure:
    22 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Carmen

    Ms. Carmen, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love introducing fun and educational material to the children.

    Ms Carmen has been an amazing asset to our Sunrise KinderCare family as a Prekindergarten (VPK) teacher since she began with us. Since then, our school has experienced continued success with our Voluntary Prekindergarten Readiness scores as our students strive and make us proud! Ms Carmen moved here from New York a couple years ago but is natively from the beautiful country of Puerto Rico. She has a huge family of her own and loves spending time with her children and grandchildren on the weekends. Ms Carmen has truly led our Prekindergarten classes with an enthusiasm for learning and we love her!  

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Carmen also taught for many years in New York prior to moving to South Florida.
    Year Started:
    9/1/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    40 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Elizabeth

    Ms. Elizabeth, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love giving children the opportunity to learn fun and exciting things.

    Ms Liz is one of our VPK/Prekindergarten teachers, as well as our School Age teacher in our AfterCare classroom. She spends her free time with her husband and three year old son. In the short time Ms Liz has been with us, she has contributed to the children and our center in such a huge way. She genuinely loves being with the children. Her kids are always engaged in fun, age appropriate activities whilst learning with huge smiles on their faces! Having someone with such a passion for teaching is the best.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Neera

    Ms. Neera, Floater

    I love how excited the children are to learn.

    Ms. Neera joined us a few years ago from another KinderCare in Atlanta. She has an amazing knack for working with children being that she has worked with almost every age group at our school. Currently, she assists in several different classroms for the summer!

    Year Started:
    1/1/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Kaycia

    Ms. Kaycia, Cook & Learning Adventures Program

    I love that my students come to class motivated and ready to learn, this makes me feel encouraged to continue instilling positivity in young minds.

    Ms Kaycia leads our Learning Adventures (Phonics, Reading and Math) Programs at our center. She has done a phenomenal job with our Learning Adventures students, making their time with her to be most rewarding. Ms Kaycia is dynamic at taking the contents of the programs and modifying it to suit the needs of each of her students to ensure he/she excels to their greatest potential. Our families have expressed how impress they have been with the way their children have improved through their added sessions with Ms Kaycia.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication

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

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

If your child has any updated Allergy information please bring it to your child's teacher or to the office so that it will be updated in our system.

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.

Knowing that my son is being taken care of by such loving, nurturing teachers makes me feel at ease and able to focus on work during the day. I'm always given a full report at the end of the day, and I appreciate that they take the time to always mention the little details that may have otherwise gone un-noticed!

- Mother

I loved this KinderCare from the minute James and I walked in the door. We felt welcome and like a part of the "family right away! When he started he was in the infant room and has now graduated to the toddler room and is doing excellent. The staff seem to have a genuine love for what they do on a day to day basis as it certainly shows in how happy James is!

- Mother
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