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Mountain Park Ranch KinderCare

Updated: December 3, 2020

Temporarily closed

In the interest of our community’s health, this center is temporarily closed. We will update this page as soon as this center re-opens. Please reach out to your Center Director if you have questions or reach out to Family Support at 1-888-525-2780.

Kelly Lister, Center Director

4120 E Ranch Cir N Phoenix AZ 85044
(480) 759-9879 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years

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Ahwatukee: Kyrene School District

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Kyrene de las Lomas, Kyrene de la Colina, Kyrene de la Esperanza, Kyrene de los Lagos

Our center is accredited by the National Accreditation Commission.

Welcome to Mountain Park Ranch KinderCare

Welcome to Mountain Park Ranch KinderCare! We are located in the idyllic urban village of Ahwatukee in southern Phoenix, AZ. Our educated and caring staff focuses on six developmental areas to help children prepare for success in school and beyond. It’s our mission from the moment you walk into our center that you feel welcomed and a part of our KinderCare family!

This center is expected to reopen on December 9.


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.

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. 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.)

STEM Innovators (3-8 Years)

You’ve probably heard a lot about how important STEM education is for your child, but what does that really mean? Our STEM Innovators program takes kids’ natural ability to make sense of the world and applies it to robotics, chemistry, coding, geology, and more. Your child will experiment with activities like learning how lemon juice and baking soda interact to uncover secret messages, watching fizzy reactions in action, and discovering how to use technology to do amazing things!

Science Adventures

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!

  • We are the proud parents of a three-year-old boy. Today he got to return to his Mountain Park Ranch KinderCare family after a long, difficult battle with a rare form of kidney cancer. The staff and Director at our learning center have been there with us every step of the way. They have gone above and beyond, and today they gave us a hero's welcome home. We are beyond blessed to have such a quality facility where we know our precious boy will play, learn, love, and just plain thrive. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

    Kelli D. - KinderCare Parent
  • I have tears in my eyes as I sit and type out the gratitude I have for each and every person in the Mountain Park Ranch KinderCare facility. Much more than a daycare, Kindercare has become family while encouraging my son's education and growth. Since he was seven months old, my son has always been embraced by the beautiful family of this facility. From their care and investment in my son, to their standards of conduct, to their compassion and support, I find it hard to put into words how much it means to me to have found you!
     Thank you to all of the Mountain Park Ranch KinderCare staff! Love you all!

    Cassie E. - KinderCare Parent
  • We are the parents of a child in the Infant Classroom and I feel the need to send a message about this particular learning center. I work at the University of Phoenix and I am proud to let others know that our child is attending the Mountain Park Ranch KinderCare. The staff are fantastic and very caring. Ms. Sonja and Ms. Valerie are exceptional employees at this facility. I understand why they are the Directors. Our child is only nine months old. We had a difficult time departing from him when he started school, but the staff works very diligently with him. It makes us feel very good to have teachers such as Ms. Laura, Ms. Adrienne, Ms. Lisa(s), and Ms. Christy, who are very caring with his academic achievements and well-being. His face "lights" up when he sees their faces, even Sonja and Valerie, because they take great care of him as well. The facility is very clean and safety is a priority. Each and every staff member is caring and work together to create and maintain a stable and positive learning environment for the children. The staff at this facility are truly an asset to the organization. I feel the need to let others outside the facility know how wonderful they are at this location. This is a great organization!

    Felisha - KinderCare Parent
  • My daughter, who will be turning nine in August, had the positive experience of attending Mountain Park Ranch KinderCare beginning at three months old and continuing until she entered the School Age Classroom. There is no way I can adequately provide enough compliments for the staff, of how they demonstrated their love, teaching, dedication, and patience--along with so many other amazing traits--to train and shape my daughter into a caring, compassionate, smart, funny, and witty child. The staff was completely cooperative with my tendency to be a "hovering parent" and nearly every day I received a phone call, text, or picture showing me how my daughter was doing, which as a working mother, gave me complete reassurance in my decision of child care providers.

    Kelli K. - KinderCare Parent
  • I wanted to pass on a note of appreciation to Ms. Angie and KinderCare's Prekindergarten program. My son was highlighted in Mrs. Rojas' Kinder Newsletter (Esperanza Elementary) for being able to count to 100. I believe that only six kindergarten children out of a class of 21 were able to count that high. Ms. Angie provided such an excellent foundation for our son's success in kindergarten--thank you, Mountain Park Ranch KinderCare!

    Kate & Richard S. - KinderCare Parent
  • My daughter has attended Mountain Park Ranch KinderCare since she was just six weeks old and now she is almost eight. The teachers and management have always worked hard to help us in any way we needed. My daughter loves coming to her school and seeing her second family. Our family truly appreciates everything our KinderCare family does, especially the respect and love that they have shown towards our family. We have always recommended KinderCare to our family and friends.

    Amy - 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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