Kinderberry Hill will be closed the following days in 2021:
- Friday, January 1st – New Year’s Day
- Monday, January 18th – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- Monday, February 15th – (President’s Day) Late start open 11am-6pm\
- Monday, May 31st – Memorial Day
- Monday, June 14th – Excellence in Education Day
- Monday, July 5th – Observance of Independence Day
- Monday, August 2nd – Late start open 11am-6pm
- Monday, September 6th – Labor Day
- Monday, October 11th – (Indigenous Peoples’ Day)
- Professional Development Day
- Thursday, November 25th – Thanksgiving
- Friday, December 24th – Observance of Christmas Day
- Friday, December 31st – Observance of New Year’s Day
Kide Science starts in the USA with Kinderberry Hill Child Development Centers
Kide Science has agreed to launch in Minnesota with Kinderberry Hill Child Development Centers, which has over 30 years of experience providing a unique, child-led learning environment. The program is expected to start in early 2021.
“We have stayed true to our mission of continuous improvement by evolving throughout the years. Best practices, new initiatives, and what is best for children is always at the heart of what we do. That is why we are delighted to start with this research-based and award-winning Kide Science program,” says Lisa Swan, Director of Operations at Kinderberry Hill.
Kide Science supports teachers with online training, lesson plans, and engagement for families to continue science education at home. With holistic support, teachers can focus on working with the children to provide wondrous hands-on science experiences, even remotely, or in a hybrid model during the school closures.
CEO of Kide Science, Sari Hurme-Mehtälä says: “These unknown and changing learning situations are challenging for everyone. That is why we are so happy to provide support for experienced teachers in Kinderberry Hill. Our science lessons are designed to keep students interested and engaged, even remotely. Our lesson content stays the same, whether it is done in-person, or at home. This supports not only a hybrid learning model but provides consistency when the learning environment shifts during the pandemic.”
About Kide Science:
Kide Science develops young children’s scientific thinking skills through engaging hands-on experiments that solve real science problems. A proven pedagogical method predicts better learning outcomes in school and is based on years of rigorous academic research conducted by Founder Jenni Vartiainen, PhD. Its scalable online platform provides teachers and parents with training and lesson materials to lead playful STEAM education with storytelling for 3- to 8-year-olds.
For more information, visit kidescience.com or contact:
Sari Hurme-Mehtälä, CEO
Helsinki 00180, Finland
About Kinderberry Hill:
Kinderberry Hill Child Development Centers is a family owned, Minnesota based, Reggio-inspired early care and learning environment for children 6 weeks old through private kindergarten. With a reputation of successfully preparing children for success in school for over 30 years, Kinderberry Hill provides a unique community environment for families, employees, and children to learn, play, and grow.
For more information, visit kinderberryhill.com or contact:
Lisa Swan, Director of Operations
Kinderberry Hill Child Development Centers
Plymouth, MN 55447, USA
Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
As an organization, we are committed to preparing a better world for children and have made a commitment to more formally incorporate equity, diversity, and inclusion into our work and organization. We cannot do this on our own and will seek the advice of consultants, community leaders and members of our school communities to help us strategically plan. Together, we can do more, and we will do more.
Kinderberry Hill Diaper and Infant Supplies Drive
Kinderberry Hill Child Development Centers is partnering with our sister company, New Horizon Academy, to support their families and communities affected by the recent events in the Twin Cities. We will be accepting donations of new infant care items (diapers, wipes, bottles, formula, baby food, children’s hygiene products, etc.) at any of our seven locations. Thank you!
Coronavirus / COVID-19
Congratulations to Kinderberry Hill Minneapolis!
Our school Downtown had a perfect licensing visit from the Department of Human Services on Wednesday, March 4th!
Heartfelt anniversary wishes to three special ladies this month. Thank you for all you do every day for the children, families and staff in your care. You make the berry a better place.
Heidi Olson, Eden Prairie Executive Program Director- celebrating 24 years
Lena Rud, Woodbury Executive Program Director- celebrating 15 years
Lanai Koep- St. Paul Executive Program Director- celebrating 7 years
We are excited to announce that Lisa Swan & Sara Reichstadt recorded a podcast with our friends at Mom Enough! Give it a listen and learn all about the inspiration behind our outdoor classrooms.
UNLEASHING CURIOSITY, CREATIVITY, DISCOVERY, TEAMWORK AND MORE
Given the major national focus on making sure all young children are prepared to succeed in school and beyond, it might be tempting to sit kids down at desks with workbooks or flashcards. While those activities may sometimes have a place in early childhood education, child development experts know that young children learn best by moving, exploring, creating, and interacting with peers to make plans and solve problems.
Across the country, an exciting movement has been gaining momentum, working to get kids into outdoor learning environments designed to ignite their natural curiosity and allow them to explore, discover and imagine to their hearts’ content. Twin Cities-based Kinderberry Hill has joined this movement, adding carefully-designed outdoor classrooms to their centers and arranging training and consultation so teachers and young students can make the most of these natural learning environments.
In this Mom Enough episode, Lisa Swan and Sara Reichstadt from Kinderberry Hill join Marti & Erin to talk about the benefits of nature experience and outdoor learning and to share stories of what they have seen their students do in these outdoor classrooms. Knowing parents can support this vibrant approach to learning, Lisa and Sara also offer practical tips for how you can apply these same outdoor learning concepts at home or in your community.
Kinderberry Hill on the cover of Exchange Press Magazine
We are honored to have our Kinderberry Hill schools featured on the cover for an article we wrote for Exchange Press magazine! Exchange is such an incredible resource in the field of early childhood education. It feels fitting on a day like today to share “Joys of a Winter Wonderland.” Click on the link to read the full article.