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Surprise KinderCare

Ms. 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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Neighborhood:
SE Corner of Bell Rd and Reems next to the Mountain Fitness Center

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

Welcome

Welcome to Surprise KinderCare! We are very excited to meet with you and your family. We believe in developing the whole child, so we place an emphasis on assisting children's social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Surprise KinderCare is a place where children 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.

Ms. Kelli Kraemer, Center Director

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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.

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SCHOOL-READY

Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.

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.

Monthly Activities

July's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: What’s the Weather and Wonderful Water
This month we go all natural as infants and toddlers are introduced to the weather and children in Discovery Preschool experiment and have fun with water. Sensory adventures will continue for infants as they explore playing with colored water and experiment with how pinwheels and scarves move in the wind. Meanwhile, toddlers will use musical instruments to create the sound of rain and will connect their learning to the world as they role-play different weather scenarios, such as a warm summer day at the beach and a cold, snowy winter day. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about different bodies of water as well as how people use water in their everyday lives.

Children 4 to 5 years old: Spectacular Science and All About Books
In the first two weeks of this month, we take older children on a scientific journey of discovery to learn more about the natural world before turning the focus to the amazing world of books! Preschoolers will learn about states of matter, force, motion, and magnetism; children in Pre-K will learn about natural formations like rivers, mountains, and deserts; and kindergarteners will discover the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. When we turn to books, children will learn about the different parts of books, explore the roles of author and illustrator, and learn what makes a book fiction or nonfiction.

November's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Foods and Flavors
This month infants, toddlers, and the little ones in Discovery Preschool will be exploring foods and flavors! It’s never too early to expose children to healthy food—even babies who aren’t eating solids yet. All children will explore, read about, play with, and create around different foods, but each age group will have a different focus. Infants will practice sensory exploration and create their own pretend soup, toddlers will count and measure food items, and the children in Discovery Preschool will learn about the different food groups—including a pretend farmers market. 

Children 4–5 years old: Farms and Community
The older children will focus on learning first about farms, and then their community! Farms are filled with so many science- and social science-based learning opportunities for children. Children will learn all about barns and farming equipment, which animals are raised on a farm, and which crops are grown. They’ll also focus on their own communities and learn all about the different kinds of places that exist, the people who live there, and the jobs that those people do.

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.

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?

Teachers & Staff

The teachers and staff at Surprise KinderCare are passionate about educating and nurturing young children. The majority of our teachers have their 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 to seeking additional college courses or seminars.

  • Ms. Kelli Kraemer

    Ms. Kelli Kraemer, Center Director

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

    Ms. Kelli started with KinderCare in the winter of 1996. Ms. Kelli was born and raised in Minnesota where she started her journey working with young children and completed her associate's credential. She enjoys the daily experiences with the children, staff, and families.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Kelli has experience as a Teacher, Program Specialist, and Assistant Director.
    Year Started:
    1/1/1996
    Tenure:
    21 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Frances Glasser

    Ms. Frances Glasser, Assistant Director

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

    Ms. Frances started with KinderCare in 2004, and 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
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Jessica, Infant Classroom

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

    Ms. Jessica enjoys working with the children and teaching them new things. She loves watching their little faces when they learn something new!"

    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Cat In The Hat by Dr. Seuss

    Year Started:
    6/18/2003
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13
  • 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:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
    Education:
    Child Development Associate 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:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16
  • Ms. Vivian

    Ms. Vivian, Infant / Toddler Classrooms

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

    Year Started:
    4/1/2009
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Jessica, Toddler Classroom

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

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Little Quack by Lauren Thompson

    Year Started:
    8/14/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
  • Ms. Brianna, Discovery Preschool Classroom

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

    Year Started:
    3/21/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • 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:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20
  • Ms. Desiree

    Ms. Desiree, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    "I enjoy teaching the children how to overcome challenges and helping to put a smile on their faces every day.

    Ms. Desiree wants 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
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
  • Ms. Sa'Myah, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Sa'Myah enjoys helping children reach their milestones.

    Year Started:
    10/20/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
  • Ms. Paola, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Paola loves that she's a part of preparing the children for kindergarten.

    Year Started:
    4/5/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Ms. Tina, Prekindergarten Classroom

    "Happy children make happy teachers.

    Ms. Tina thinks being a Prekindergarten Teacher is the best! She is originally from Germany, but moved to the States in 1996. Ms. Tina has worked with multiple age groups and has found a passion for teaching prekindergarten.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Cat In The Hat by Dr. Seuss

    Year Started:
    9/28/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
  • Ms. Chelsea, School Age Classroom

    Ms. Chelsea enjoys seeing the creations the children make.

    Year Started:
    9/24/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Ms. Elizabeth, Cook / Infant Classroom / Floater

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

    Ms. Elizabeth loves seeing the children's smiles every day and building relationships with the families.

    Year Started:
    4/28/2006
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10

Upcoming Center Activities

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July's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: What’s the Weather and Wonderful Water
This month we go all natural as infants and toddlers are introduced to the weather and children in Discovery Preschool experiment and have fun with water. Sensory adventures will continue for infants as they explore playing with colored water and experiment with how pinwheels and scarves move in the wind. Meanwhile, toddlers will use musical instruments to create the sound of rain and will connect their learning to the world as they role-play different weather scenarios, such as a warm summer day at the beach and a cold, snowy winter day. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about different bodies of water as well as how people use water in their everyday lives.

Children 4 to 5 years old: Spectacular Science and All About Books
In the first two weeks of this month, we take older children on a scientific journey of discovery to learn more about the natural world before turning the focus to the amazing world of books! Preschoolers will learn about states of matter, force, motion, and magnetism; children in Pre-K will learn about natural formations like rivers, mountains, and deserts; and kindergarteners will discover the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. When we turn to books, children will learn about the different parts of books, explore the roles of author and illustrator, and learn what makes a book fiction or nonfiction.

Tuesday July 04, 2017
Center Closed for 4th of July

Monday July 17, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Tuesday July 18, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Wednesday July 19, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Thursday July 20, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Friday July 21, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

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 system 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 and safety. We also ensure that all staff's First Aid and CPR certificates are up to date, and we maintain 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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