Taylor Moran, Center Director
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Oxbow, Champlin-Brooklyn Park Academy, Dayton. Please inquire within the center regarding adding another school to our transport list.
Our center is accredited by NAEYC.
Meet Taylor Moran, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2015
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Business Management
Favorite Children's Book: Little Blue Truck
Meet Taylor Moran! She is the Center Director at Champlin KinderCare in Minnesota. Taylor attended St. Cloud State University where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management. She has been with KinderCare for eight years, and before that she was a multi-aged specialist, teacher, and an assistant director. Outside of work, Taylor enjoys traveling, being outdoors, going on walks, having game nights, having Bible study, and spending time with family and friends. Her favorite quote is, "Be stronger than your excuses."
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.
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.
Champlin KinderCare Programs
Infant Programs (6 weeks–1 year)
Leaving your baby in someone else’s care is a big step. Everyone at our centers—most importantly, our naturally gifted infant teachers—will work with you to make sure the transition goes smoothly. When you step into our infant classroom, you’ll see how much we want your infant to feel safe, loved, and ready to explore their world.
Toddler Programs (1–2 Years)
Everything in our toddler classroom is designed for little explorers. That’s because a lot is going on at this age. When your child is wandering all over the place, that means they’re learning and discovering new things every day. We’ll help them explore their interests (and find new ones!) as they play and learn.
Discovery Preschool Programs (2–3 Years)
This age is filled with so much wonder and curiosity. That’s why we offer a ton of books and toys and bring artwork down to kids eye level. Children in discovery preschool also begin to learn how we all work together in a classroom. Simple math and science, pretend play, and group play help them get used to a more structured school setting.
Preschool Programs (3–4 Years)
This age is all about expression, when kids really start to form their own ideas about what they want to play and how they want to create. Every day in our preschool classroom, your child will explore science experiments, create artwork, and play pretend—all the skills needed for their big next step: kindergarten!
Prekindergarten Programs (4–5 Years)
When you walk into one of our pre-K classrooms, you’ll see artwork and writing displayed around the room. Labels are everywhere to help kids connect letters with words. You’ll also see pictures on the walls that reflect the families in our community. Your child will also deepen their knowledge in language, math, science, Spanish, and social skills.
Before- and After-School Programs (5–12 Years)
You can count on us to provide reliable care for your school-ager while you’re at work, with safe transportation from our center to your child’s school and back! Whether your child wants to start a drama club, build a volcano, or create a comic book, they will have a place to follow their dreams. Your child will start and end the day with a whole lot of fun!
School Break Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)
Winter break, spring break, summer break—when school’s out (but you still need to work), you can count on KinderCare to provide a safe and supportive learning environment that’s focused on fun. We welcome children ages 5–12 during school break times and make sure they have a sensational, screen-free experience they won’t forget.
Participating Child Care Aware Center
KinderCare partners with Child Care Aware® of America to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and flexible support to fit their 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. They’ll 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! Kids will learn to sing, move, listen, play instruments, and even create their own tunes. Our original curriculum 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.)
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.
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.
Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!
We have been at KinderCare for over four years and we absolutely love it! I have three school-age kids and we have started a crafting circle. My kids have made canvas and wood paintings, and I'm looking forward to doing more. I have to say this is a pretty awesome way to end one year and begin another.”
Madeline W. - KinderCare Parent
Our children absolutely love their days at Champlin KinderCare! They come home happy and excited about what they’ve learned and the fun they’ve had with their friends, and each morning they look forward to another day to spend with their Champlin KinderCare family. They are thriving and learning more than we could’ve ever imagined and we are so grateful to Champlin KinderCare for all they do for our family. We know that our kids are in the best hands and we feel safe and secure knowing they are so well cared for with the thoughtful, loving, and knowledgeable staff at Champlin KinderCare. The staff there consistently go above and beyond to make sure our children have what they need to be happy and healthy. We recommend Champlin KinderCare very highly to anyone and everyone looking for child care.”
Chrissy S. - KinderCare Parent
Champlin KinderCare is a place my two kids enjoy going every day. They are flexible and reliable, and cater to my children's needs. My kids come home with fun crafts and know things that I didn't even realize they knew! I have recommended KinderCare to friends in the past and will continue to do so!”
Lisa L. - KinderCare Parent
The Champlin KinderCare has been wonderful for my family and son. I am a first-time parent and the teachers at KinderCare have really helped me with tips and suggestions that would make me a better parent. I have really appreciated the communication that they provide to me every day on the status of my son's day. We have tried the home daycares, but I have noticed that the programs and curriculum that KinderCare provides has allowed my son's educational development to grow, which will prepare him for kindergarten.”
Courtney P. - KinderCare Parent
We have been part of the Champlin KinderCare family since the fall of 2008, when our first son was born. I only visited two centers in the area and I knew after visiting the other center that I was going to choose KinderCare. The staff here is so great! I have made great connections with the teachers and the Center Director and Assistant Director. It is really comforting knowing that my children are being taken care of during the day while I’m at work and I don’t have to worry about them. We added to our family in the spring of 2011 and the same teacher who took care of my oldest son was still in the Infant Classroom at the center. This was great because I knew once again that my new son would be given great care during the day and I wouldn’t have to worry. I have recommended KinderCare to friends and would do so again in the future. This center is a warm and inviting place and all the staff, from the Director to teachers, truly care about the children and want what’s best for them.”
Amy - KinderCare Parent
Both of our kids have been a part of the Phonics program at KinderCare. They have both benefited greatly from this class. Our older son is now in school and excels in reading. We regularly get compliments from people, that hear or see him reading, saying that he is so good at it for such a young age! Our younger son has just recently started the Phonics program and is so excited to come home and tell us about what letters he is learning! He has quickly started identifying letters when he sees them and loves to ask about what words start with what letters. The Phonics program has been a wonderful experience for both of our children and we would strongly recommend others take advantage of this opportunity!”
Judith K. - KinderCare Parent
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
What accreditations does KinderCare have?
We are your trusted caregiver. Our centers are state-licensed and regularly inspected to make sure everything meets or exceeds standards, including child-to-teacher ratios and safe facilities. Our centers aren’t just licensed—most are accredited, too! Find out more.
Do you offer part-time schedules at Champlin KinderCare?
Everybody’s schedule is different. We’re happy to offer quality, affordable part-time and full-time childcare. Drop-in care may also be available. Reach out to your Center Director to learn more.
How does naptime work at Champlin KinderCare?
Our teachers meet every child’s needs during naptime. Our teachers know how to get babies to nap. In fact, they are pros at getting children of any age to nap. Visit our article on "10 Ways We Help Kids Get a Great Daycare Nap" to learn more.
Do you support alternative diets?
We strive to be as inclusive as possible. To that point, we provide a vegetarian option at mealtime, take care to not serve common allergens and can adapt menus based on your child’s food sensitivities. If your child has additional needs, we’ll work with you to figure out a plan.
Are meals included in tuition? Can I choose to send my child with lunch?
We provide nutritious meals and snacks developed by a registered dietician to meet the needs of rapidly growing bodies and minds. If your child has special dietary requirements and you would prefer to bring in their lunch, please make arrangements with the center director.
Does my child need to be potty-trained?
Every child begins toilet learning at a different age. Until your child shows an interest in toilet learning, we’ll provide diaper changes on an as-needed basis. When your child shows an interest, we'll discuss how to work together to encourage toilet learning.