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Laveen KinderCare

Erin Dewhirst, Center Director

7755 S 51st Ave Laveen AZ 85339
(602) 237-3567 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
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Our center is accredited by NAEYC.

NAEYC Accreditation

Welcome to Laveen KinderCare

Welcome to Laveen KinderCare in Arizona! Our center is located off S 51st Avenue, about 10 miles southwest of Phoenix. We value whole-child development, emphasizing social, emotional, cognitive, and physical growth. Our staff also believes that it takes a village to raise a child, and parents consider us an extension of their families. Here, your child will enjoy safe, secure, and stimulating learning environments, surrounded by support from passionate child development experts.

We’re proud of the industry-leading health and safety measures we’ve put in place to protect your family and our staff. And, if you need distance learning support for elementary school kids, grade K-6, we’re here for you. Contact our center director to learn more. We can’t wait to see you soon!

Erin Dewhirst, Our Center Director

Meet Erin Dewhirst, Our Center Director

At KinderCare Since: 2013

Favorite Children's Book: Where the Wild Things Are

Meet Erin Dewhirst! Erin is the Center Director of Laveen KinderCare in Arizona. She has been working in the early childhood education field since she was 16 years old. Erin has been with KinderCare since 2013. Her favorite quote is, "Every child is gifted! They must unwrap their packages at different times." When she is not working, Erin likes to play board games with her family and collect enamel pins.

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.

SCHOOL-READY

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)

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.

Elementary School Distance Learning

Healthy bodies, happy hearts, growing minds. We make distance learning easy on your whole family! Our teachers are trained to facilitate safe and dynamic learning experiences online and in-person. Since every school has their own learning plan, we’ve added flexible enrollment options to meet your family’s needs. Whether you choose to enroll full-time, part-time, or before and after school, we’re here for you!

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.)

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 to develop vocabulary and conversation skills. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts, and pets, as well as how to engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo.

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!

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.

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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!

  • Last year, I came to Ms. Kori, the Center Director, in a panic! I had just moved here from Missouri and had already looked into KinderCare services and knew the tuition was more than I could afford. So, I had no other choice but to take my daughter where I could afford the fees. On several occasions, my daughter was bitten, hit, kicked, etc. On the day I met Ms. Kori, my daughter had been bitten on her eye! I refused to take her back there. Ms. Kori and the KinderCare staff saved my daughter from a negligent daycare that showed mild abuse. Ms. Kori worked out an affordable resolution so that my daughter could attend Laveen KinderCare. Thank you so much, KinderCare!

    Mona W. - KinderCare Parent
  • Being part of the KinderCare family was the best decision I made during the pandemic. So many of those fears were assuaged by the kindness and warmth that emanated through the doors even on my very first visit. Teachers and administrators alike stooped to address my child on her level; they embraced her, if not physically, certainly emotionally right from the start. They celebrate her idiosyncrasies--every day is princess day--and support her areas of need--she's a very picky eater, but she's tried loads of new foods since enrollment. For these last months, I have been able to put my fears for her aside; I see her growing and learning and LOVING it; she shares her new ideas and facts with me on the way home from school. It's my favorite part of the day, to watch her light up as she tells me about diurnal and nocturnal animals, or how flowers need soil. She is the best and most important thing in the world to me, and KinderCare makes me feel like they really get that. 

    Sarah M. - 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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