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Apple Valley KinderCare

Skylar Stewart, Center Director

7691 145th St W Apple Valley MN 55124
(952) 431-3511 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 10 years

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West off of Cedar or 77 on 145th St. by the Kwik Trip gas station

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Greenleaf, Parkview, Highland, Cedar Park, and West View Elementary Schools

Our center is accredited by NAEYC.

Here at the Apple Valley KinderCare the Whole Child is one of our main focuses. We strive to deliver our Customer Promise on a daily basis. We truly believe that Confident Parents, Passionate Teachers and the Whole Child create the wonderful atmosphere we have to offer.


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.


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.

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 Academy™ (3 – 12 Years)

In Cooking Academy, kids learn new recipes from cultures around the world and develop a healthy relationship with food. Kids in this delightful and delicious program whip up everything from Southwest rainbow lettuce wraps to pumpkin muffins, building their skills in STEM, communication, and more along the way. And yes—little chefs get to eat their culinary creations!

Music Explorers™ (2 – 4 Years)

KinderCare families are already giving a standing ovation to our newest Learning Adventures program: Music Explorers! Built entirely from scratch, our new program teaches kids to sing, move, listen, play instruments, and even create their own tunes. It blends math, science, social studies, literacy, and mindfulness (think yoga!) for a uniquely KinderCare way of learning the foundations of music.

Phonics Adventures® (2 – 4 Years)

Learning how to read is a whole lot of fun at KinderCare! We help kids grow to love books and words (and get ready for kindergarten) in our Phonics Adventures program. From discovering the basics of vowels to practicing poetry, kids learn all about letters and sounds in small-group lessons made just for their age group. (Bonus: Kids who attend our phonics program are more prepared than their peers for school—and we have the data to prove it.)


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?

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!


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!

  • I cannot give enough praise to the teachers at this center. They have made my daughter's experience at KinderCare truly enriching.
    She's been at the same center since she was a only a few months and has grown to be an energetic two-year-old. I still see her teachers who cared for her while she was in the infant room. They ask me questions about her. My daughter still runs to them and gives them big hugs. I can see and feel that they care about my daughter.

    With that being said, the teachers have a sense of pride in the work that they do. This is evident in the way they interact with the kids there. My daughter loves to go to school, playing, seeing her friends, and her teachers. Therefore, I am grateful to all of the teachers at this center because I know she is being cared for by people who care. Even when I am not there, I know that she is safe, happy, learning, and having a great time all the while.

    Daniel - KinderCare Parent
  • I would not trust my children to any other childcare center than a KinderCare, especially our Apple Valley KinderCare.The teachers, Assistant Director, and Director are all so incredibly wonderful, caring and helpful. They put the children first and treat every children equally.

    My son started at this center about three years ago when he turned two-years-old. My daughter started when she was just about seven-weeks-old weeks. When I am at work, I have full trust that my children are well cared for as well as educated. Definitely go check them out! They have made me such a happy mother of two!

    Kelsey - KinderCare Parent
  • I am a mother of a witty, smart, and curious tot. I have held numerous jobs and going to school so my life is far from easy. KinderCare has been a place of safety and support for me and my child. I needed a place where I could be at ease that my daughter is getting a education, love, and freedom to learn about herself. I enjoy picking her up and being able to communicate with all of the staff, not just her teachers. KinderCare has truly been a blessing for me and my daughter and I appreciate everything this center does.
    Keep up the WONDERFUL work!

    Tescia B. - KinderCare Parent
  • Our first born son started with KinderCare when he was twelve weeks old. He made his way through the Center until he was five years old and started Kindergarten. He made a lot of friends, had a great time each day, and learned a lot from his teachers and classmates. He always knew his day as going to "school" because he knew he would be learning new things each day. I am always amazed at the type of activities the kids are involved with during the day and the types of messes the teachers put up with. I know as a mom I would never do half of the fun things at home that they get to do at KinderCare. Our son continues to share stories from KinderCare, has play-dates with kids he met there, and enjoys picking up his little brother with us in the evening.
    Our second born son also attends the Center. Like his older brother, he started at twelve weeks' and will continue until he is five years old and attending Kindergarten. As the second child, he likes to "get into things" and strives for attention. The teachers have a lot of patience, work with him each day, and enjoy his presence.
    It is obvious to us the teachers and staff care about our child's journey. Nicole is a great Director and takes good care of her families. We never doubt our decision to leave our children in their care each and every day, and many days for very long hours. We have also been fortunate to make new friends through the Center and get to know the teachers very well. We are happy with our decision for child care and highly recommend KinderCare to anyone looking for a child care center.

    Kelli S. - 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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