Sharon Lawrance, Center Director
Meet Sharon Lawrance, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 1990
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Social Work
Favorite Children's Book: The Giving Tree
Meet Sharon Lawrance! Sharon is the Center Director at Roseville KinderCare in Minnesota. She attended the College of St. Catherine, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in social work. Sharon has been with KinderCare since 1990. Her favorite quote is, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." -Nelson Mandela. Outside of work, Sharon likes to cook, garden, travel, handstamp cards, entertain guests, and spend time with her family.
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.
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.
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.)
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. While your child experiments, they’ll discover how to use technology to do amazing things!
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!
My son has been attending Roseville Kindercare for the past year. He is 20 months old and in the toddler room. The teachers read him books (all the time! Little guy loves books!!), give him hugs, and make sure he is happy. I love that the teachers have taken the time to know his personality (as much as you can for a toddler!) and they always tell me silly or special things that happened during the day. The teachers get the kids outside multiple times a day to play and they do lots of art projects. I love that they always send home pictures of the my son working on his art or playing with friends at school! It's so hard to be away from your kids during the day, but little extras like pictures and notes home make a world of difference. He is also learning so much and I am constantly surprised by the new things he is saying and doing. Based on my experience in the infant and toddler rooms, we are very happy with Roseville Kindercare!”
Leslie - KinderCare Parent
I am so very pleased with our Roseville KinderCare. It is like being a part of a big, happy family. All the teachers are so wonderful with the kids. I love the structure that they have and all of the things they have taught my daughter. She partakes in the Phonics program and can read and write before Kindergarten. The summer program is amazing and they give you calendar of all the activities the kids do everyday and also offer family activities. My daughter is going to Kindergarten this fall and I know she will be super successful because of KinderCare. They will be missed sorely and I highly recommend every family to enroll with this great group of people.
Carrie - KinderCare Parent
Zack has been at the Roseville-Fairview KinderCare since August 2011. We selected this KinderCare because it was convenient and had an opening the following Monday. This was to be a temporary situation until Zack was returned to his birth parents.
Life has a way of changing, spinning on a dime sometimes and this has become a long term solution for our child care needs. We cannot begin to communicate to you how fortunate we feel regarding our choice of childcare providers. We estimate that maybe 10% of this success should go to the corporate headquarters for their decisions of how the centers should be run. The other 90% of this success goes to the teachers and staff at Roseville KinderCare, but specifically the teachers.
Zack has grown and developed under the tutelage of his care providers. He is learning the alphabet and to count. He is gaining socialization and life skills. He would not be the wonderful and caring young man that he is without the daily nurturing he receives at Roseville (Fairview Ave) KinderCare. Our hats are off to each and every one of you. Thank you!”
Sarah & Scott - KinderCare Parent
As a new parent it can be nerve-racking to leave your young infant in the care of someone else. But, we quickly saw how much Elliott enjoyed being in your company and in the presence of the other kids. You taught us things about our child that we would not have been so quick to learn on our own. At drop off time, it was so reassuring that Elliott would gladly leap out from our arms to yours ready for another fun day with his ladies. We simply wanted to say just how much we appreciate your excellent care over the last year.”
Lorraine & Tim - KinderCare Parent
Our son was with KinderCare in Roseville for two and a half years. He enjoyed his time there immensely and we always felt good about dropping him off to the fantastic care and attention there. Bekah is a great director and Miss Randi, Ashley, Katy and many others did a wonderful job taking care of and educating our son in early childhood learning activities. I would not hesitate to recommend this center. Corporate efficiency and quality with family atmosphere of love and trust.”
Erik S. - 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.