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Surprise KinderCare

Kelli Kraemer, Center Director

15415 West Bell Rd. Surprise AZ 85374
(623) 975-1592 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS
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Special Instructions:
Located on SE corner of Bell and Reems Rd

Neighborhood:
SE Corner of Bell Rd and Reems next to the Mountain fitness Center

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Imagine Rosefield, Calibre, Rancho Gabriella,

We are always busy learning, growing, creating and playing! Our teachers focus on Early Childhood Education and school-readiness. Call today to schedule a tour.

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Welcome

Welcome to Surprise KinderCare we are very excited to meet with you and your family. We believe in developing the whole child with emphasis on assisting your child's growth with their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Surprise KinderCare is a place where your child can explore, discover , and learn about the world around them, surrounded by teachers who passionately turn every learning moment into a positive learning experience. If there's anything you want to know, ask away. We consider you to be an extension of our family and want you to be as informed as possible.

Kelli Kraemer, 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.

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.

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?

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  1. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. January's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Light and Dark, plus the Sky and Weather

      Through shadow play, experiments with flashlights, observing the Sun and more, infants and toddlers will enjoy learning about light and dark this month. Infants continue sensory development by looking at contrasting patterns and at objects that are clearly defined by sharp edges and bright colors, while toddlers will build on their understanding of the light and dark concepts with play around daytime and nighttime. The older Discovery Preschool children will turn their attention to the sky as they learn about weather, the Moon, the Sun, and stars.

      Children 4–5 years old: Transportation, Healthy Bodies, and Winter

      For children in the Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms, January is filled with variety! They’ll begin by learning about transportation and studying how things get from “here” to “there.” A few weeks later, the focus will shift to health and bodies, with an emphasis placed on how to make good choices for a growing body. Towards the end of the month, children will be introduced to the transformative nature of the winter season and learn how to dress and take care of themselves when it’s cold outside. 

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

Teachers & Staff

The teachers and staff at Surprise KinderCare are passionate about educating and nuturing young children. The majority of our teachers have their Child Development Associate's credential, or Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. Our team strives for excellence through continuing education from biannual company professional development trainings and seeking additional college courses or seminars.

  • Kelli Kraemer

    Kelli Kraemer, Center Director

    I enjoy seeing the smiles from the children when they learn something new.

    Kelli started with KinderCare in winter of 1996. She has experience as a teacher, program specialist, and assistant director. Kelli was born and raised in Minnesota where she started her journey working with young children & completed her Child Development Associates. She enjoys the daily experiences with the children, staff and families.

    Year Started:
    1/1/1996
    Tenure:
    20 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Frances Glasser

    Frances Glasser, Assistant Director

    I love being part of making a difference in the lives of children each day.

    Frances started with KinderCare in 2004 throughout the years she has had so many wonderful experiences with the children in her class. On her time away from work she enjoys horseback riding.

    Year Started:
    8/1/2004
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    21 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Brianna, Discovery Preschool

    "I enjoy watching the children grow on a daily basis."

    Year Started:
    3/21/2016
  • Jessica, Infant

    The only person you are destined to be is the person you decide to be.

    "I enjoy working with the children and teaching them new things. I Love watching their little faces when they learn something new!"

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "The Cat In The Hat"
    Year Started:
    6/18/2003
    Tenure:
    13 Years
  • Paola, Prekindergarten

    "I love that I'm a part of preparing the children for Kindergarten."

    Year Started:
    4/5/2016
  • Tina, Prekindergarten

    Happy children, make happy teachers.

    "Being a prekindergarten teacher is the best!" I'm originally from Germany, I moved to the states in 1996. I have worked in multiple age groups and have found a pssion for prekindergarten.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "The Cat In The Hat"
    Year Started:
    9/28/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
  • Darian, Preschool

    "I love seeing the look on a child's face when they learn something new."

    Year Started:
    11/26/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
  • Sa'Myah, Preschool

    "I enjoy helping children reach their milestones."

    Year Started:
    10/20/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
  • Chelsea, Schoolage

    "I enjoy seeing the creations the children make."

    Year Started:
    9/24/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Jessica, Toddlers

    Why fit in when you were born to stand out?" ~Dr. Suess

    "I love being able to teach the children something new everyday."

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Little Quack by Lauren Thompson
    Year Started:
    8/14/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
  • Ms. Vivian

    Ms. Vivian, Infant and Toddler Classroom

    I enjoy teaching because I can make a positive impact on children and encourage their young minds.

    Year Started:
    4/1/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Denisse

    Ms. Denisse, Infant Classroom

    I love the smiles on the babies' faces when you walk into the room. It's a joy to see them go through their own cognitive and physical changes.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to starting at KinderCare Ms. Denisse was an English and Spanish tutor.
    Year Started:
    4/1/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Jill

    Ms. Jill, Infant Classroom

    I love watching the children experience new things and accomplish the many milestones along the way.

    Year Started:
    6/1/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 Years
  • Elizabeth, Infants, cook, multi-age

    As educators we are challenged to grow and try new things. I enjoy teaching the children to try new things.

    I love seeing the children's smiles everyday & building relationships with the families.

    Year Started:
    4/28/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
  • Ms. Sandy

    Ms. Sandy, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love seeing the children discover new things! It inspires me knowing they look forward to seeing me as much as I look forward to seeing them.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Sandy previously worked in the public schools and for the Department of Defense.
    Year Started:
    6/1/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
  • Ms. Desiree

    Ms. Desiree, Discovery Preschool

    I enjoy teaching the children how to over come challenges and helping to put a smile on their face everyday.

    I want to make a difference in children's lives and watch them discover new things in our world.

    Year Started:
    10/30/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. December's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Family, Friends, and Things that Go!

      Infants and toddlers will be exploring family and friends, while three-year-olds will focus on things that go vroom! Social and emotional development is foundational to growth and development in babies, so this month, infants and toddlers will participate in activities that reinforce their connection to family while also exploring connections that exist outside their home, such as friends. Meanwhile, their older friends in Discovery Preschool will learn about and play around with things that move (like bicycles, cars, buses, trains, and airplanes), which are all very exciting for little ones as they continue to explore the world outside their homes. 

      Children 4–5 years old: My Country + Tools and Machines

      The four- and five-year-olds continue exploring the world around them by learning about the state and country they live in! They’ll sings songs, play games based on travel, and learn about flags, state foods, and more. Children will also be introduced to cardinal directions (east, west, north, and south) and gain an appreciation for travel and meeting new friends from different places. 

      Children are naturally fascinated with machines and how things work and are put together. So to encourage that fascination, during the second half of this month children will learn about and play around with tools and machines. In addition to building literacy skills by using the names of machines and tools, children will develop math skills by graphing information, counting wheels, and more.

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

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

  • German
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

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

At KinderCare Learning Centers, your child's safety is one of our top priorities. The front door has a coded entry where authorized family members will have a code to enter. Otherwise a doorbell is available to visitors who will be greeted by a center staff member. The outside perimeter is fenced with locked gates for security. At Surprise KinderCare we conduct trainings on fire & safety. Ensuring that all staff's first aid and CPR certificates are up to date, and maintaining high cleanliness standards.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

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At Surprise KinderCare we are always greeted with a warm Hello. Everyone is so loving towards my child. She is always so happy at school and can't stop talking about her day when we are driving home. We love our KinderCare!

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