Angela Fondow, Center Director
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Sonnesyn, Forest, Zachary Lane, Meadow Lake. We are willing to bus to other schools upon request and if able.
Our center is accredited by NAEYC.
Meet Angela Fondow, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2007
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education.
Favorite Children's Book: The Grouchy Ladybug.
Meet Angela Fondow! Angela is the Center Director at County Road KinderCare in Plymouth, Minnesota. She attended Concordia University, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education. Angela has been with KinderCare for fourteen years now. Her favorite quote is, "Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children." -Walter Elias Disney. When she is not working, Angela likes to watch and play sports with her family, travel to different MLB stadiums, go camping, hiking, and biking.
AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED
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.
County Road 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
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!
If I could explain how great the staff is at County Road KinderCare in one word, it would be 'outstanding'! They take the time and care to find out what special needs and personalities each child possesses. My son has a ventricular aneurysm in the left vertical of his heart and I would not trust any other provider like I do KinderCare! They never hesitate to go the extra mile to make sure he is well taken care of. I have two other children who attend and they are well-equipped for their next big journey: school! I would say after three children and three different schools the first child attended, KinderCare is the best in my opinion. I am proud to be a KinderCare parent.”
Keshena W. - KinderCare Parent
My daughter has been attending County Road KinderCare since she was an infant. Over the years she has blossomed into a bright and even more curious child. We have taken what the center has to offer to prepare my child for school. KinderCare has several options for the children to participate in, such as Spanish and Phonics programs. They also offer Art and Sports Camps. I love bringing her to school and talking with her about what she has learned every day. It makes me proud to see how much she has grown in such a short amount of time. The teachers at KinderCare guide her and have given her the confidence to ask questions and learn new things every day!”
Lori H. - KinderCare Parent
Our eldest daughter has attended County Road KinderCare since the age of three months old. She is seven now and still attends before school. Our youngest daughter just started attending a few months ago. I have had nothing but a wonderful experience at KinderCare. I know that my kids are cared for, fed nutritiously, and have many educational opportunities. It is so wonderful to have peace of mind when I go to work knowing that they are being cared for by a kind and loving staff. They have always been very flexible with regards to scheduling and are always available at any time that I need them. I would not go anywhere else. We love you guys!”
Bonnie D. - KinderCare Parent
We have been on and off with the KinderCare in Plymouth for six years. We have tried two other centers within that time, due to a job relocation, but have returned (even though it is now out of our way) because the quality of care our children receive there cannot be matched. Knowing that our children are safe and happy is the number one reason we have been with KinderCare, but there are several other reasons as well. We love their nutritious, well-planned meal program. We love the daily "update" sheets that let us know what the kids learned, their disposition that day, how well they ate, etc. And last, but not least, we appreciate how our concerns, the very few we have had, have been listened to with a supportive, caring ear; are taken seriously; and dealt with in a timely manner. We have always felt secure with our children being at KinderCare, but even when we just need to call and "check in," the teachers and Directors have been the reassuring voice we need to get through the rest of our day. We truly believe one of the hardest decisions a parent can make is to entrust others to give the love and guidance to our children when we can not, and we feel we have been very fortunate to have found such a great team!”
Mike and Becky - KinderCare Parent
We can't say enough good things about County Road KinderCare! From the friendly staff to the welcoming environment, we feel like they are extended family. Our son is always so excited to go in the morning, and has so much to say about all the activities he did when we pick him up! As parents, we love the pictures and summary of the day that we get from our toddler teachers. It makes us feel like we are right there with them! He has noticeably expanded his vocabulary and personal skills, and it is clear he thrives at County Road KinderCare!!”
Jennifer S. - KinderCare Parent
We had our daughter join KinderCare in October last year. After spending 3 months at home with her I was worried about the transition to a daycare. KinderCare made the transition so smooth and I felt great about having my daughter there. The directors and teachers have been nothing but amazing to us from the start. If we have questions they respond right away and give us daily reports on what our daughter did during the day, that makes us know what she is doing and we have nothing to worry about. We would recommend KinderCare to anyone looking for a second home for their child. We appreciate all they have done so far with our daughter and know that will continue with others!”
Morgan - KinderCare Parent
We love KinderCare! Every single one of these teachers knows my child by name and knows his likes and dislikes! The teachers are amazing. Miss Lynne in the toddler room takes so much attention to detail when teaching these kids that even I learn through her daily updates! Each teacher cares so much for each child's learning and well-being. I have such confidence that my child is receiving the best socialization, education and development in their hands! Thank you KinderCare!! We LOVE you!”
Liz G. - 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 County Road 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 County Road 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.