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Brookfield North KinderCare

Nancy Coleman, Center Director

4080 North Calhoun Rd. Brookfield WI 53005
(262) 783-4199 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS
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Special Instructions:
at the Northeast corner of Capitol Drive and Calhoun Road behind the Bank Mutual

Neighborhood:
We are located just North of the intersection of Capitol Drive and Calhoun Road right next to the US Bank Corporate Offices

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Brookfield Academy Marcy Elementary Woodside Elementary Willow Springs ** Call us to add your chlid's school to our list!

We are proud of the positive difference we make every day for the children in our community through our exceptional early childhood education programs and expert care. Our dedication to quality has earned accreditation from both the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the state’s coveted YoungStar 5-star rating.

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Welcome

 Welcome to the Brookfield North KinderCare in Brookfield, where we are more than a daycare. Excitingly, a child's first school experience sets the foundation for their future academic success. It is not only our responsibility; it’s our privilege to make sure your child has the best experience and the strongest foundation possible. Our curriculum is geared towards Kindergarten readiness. From our Infant Program all the way up to our School Age Program, our children are active participants within their own education. We believe in a balanced approach to learning, giving you the peace of mind that your child will have fun as they develop socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually.

Here at KinderCare Learning Centers, we believe it takes a village to raise a child, and our parent’s consider us to be an extension of their families (their village). Your child will not only have a safe, secure, and stimulating environment to learn in, but will have support from a team of child-development experts who have a true passion for educating and nurturing children. Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we’re excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning! Come visit us today! We would love to show you around our school while introducing you to our team.
 

Nancy Coleman, Center Director

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Accreditation

Many of our child care centers are accredited by national organizations that require us to meet rigorous early childhood education standards and guidelines for high-quality care and education. Programs that are accredited have demonstrated their commitment to go beyond the state’s minimum licensing requirements to meet and maintain these high standards of quality.

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.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program

Math

The Math Adventures enrichment program is designed to teach important mathematics concepts such as geometry, numbers, measurement, and probability. Your child will learn about length, height, and weight. He will learn about shapes and solids. He will learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and count money. Math is everywhere and giving your child every advantage now will add up to success later in life.

Phonics & Reading Adventures

Set your child up for advanced success with literacy through phonics, the study of letters and sounds. Reader books, games, and activity cards help your child understand the basics of vowels and blending syllables, giving him confidence and command of language.

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 for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. January's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Light and Dark, plus the Sky and Weather

      Through shadow play, experiments with flashlights, observing the Sun and more, infants and toddlers will enjoy learning about light and dark this month. Infants continue sensory development by looking at contrasting patterns and at objects that are clearly defined by sharp edges and bright colors, while toddlers will build on their understanding of the light and dark concepts with play around daytime and nighttime. The older Discovery Preschool children will turn their attention to the sky as they learn about weather, the Moon, the Sun, and stars.

      Children 4–5 years old: Transportation, Healthy Bodies, and Winter

      For children in the Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms, January is filled with variety! They’ll begin by learning about transportation and studying how things get from “here” to “there.” A few weeks later, the focus will shift to health and bodies, with an emphasis placed on how to make good choices for a growing body. Towards the end of the month, children will be introduced to the transformative nature of the winter season and learn how to dress and take care of themselves when it’s cold outside. 

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

Teachers & Staff

Brookfield North KinderCare teachers are passionate about your child's wellbeing, happiness, and growth. Caring for and educating children is more than a job for us. It is an opportunity for us to reach each and every child in a way that positively impacts their world. We are here to stimulate, engage, and promote curiosity inside each and every child.

  • Nancy Coleman

    Nancy Coleman, Center Director

    Children should be taught how to think, not what to think. -Margaret Mead

    Nancy started with KinderCare in 2006 shortly after graduating from college. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and Minored in Early Childhood Education. Nancy has worked at many after-school programs and summer camps teaching and tutoring children. She came to KinderCare and started as a Program Specialist. During this time, she worked closely with teachers making sure their classroom was the best of the best. From there she moved up to Assistant Director and shortly after became the Center Director.

    Year Started:
    12/28/2006
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, Minor in Early Childhood Education
  • Alyson Papara

    Alyson Papara, Assistant Director

    Aly began working with KinderCare in 2015. She previously worked in retail  for 4 years, and was a two year old teacher at a church preschool in Racine for 7 years. Aly has been married to her husband Patrick for 13 years. They have three children, two dogs, and two guinea pigs. She has worked with infants, toddlers, and two year olds, as well as all her experience with her own children. In her free time Aly enjoys playing outside with her dogs and children, and relaxing whenever possible.

    Year Started:
    2/17/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and multiple classes in Early Childhood Education.
  • Ms. Ashley

    Ms. Ashley, Infant Classroom

    Ashley loves working with children. She spends time with her three nieces and one nephew when she is not at KinderCare. Ashley was introduced to the childcare profession by her sister after a discussion about what an amazing difference we can make in the lives of children.

    Year Started:
    2/22/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    This is Ashley's first year in ECE
    Education:
    Early Childhood Certification 1 & 2, working towards her Child Development Associates
  • Ms. Stacy

    Ms. Stacy, Infant Classroom

    Stacy is a mother of two school-agers that also attend KinderCare. She is the oldest of three siblings and has years of babysitting experience between them and many other younger family members. Stacy has worked with children of all ages, from newborn up to 12 years old, and loves watching them all learn and grow. When she has spare time, she enjoys watching movies, reading, and taking walks with her children.

    Year Started:
    1/22/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Education:
    Graduated from Menomonee Falls High School, currently taking classes at Colorado Technical University
  • Ms. Amber W., Toddler Classroom

    Amber is 25 and moved to the Brookfield area from Chicago 4 years ago. In her free time she enjoys reading and baking. Amber is eagerly awaiting the arrival of her first child this summer, and experiencing all the joys to come with her new son.

    Year Started:
    6/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Graduated from Jacobs High School, working towards her Child Development Associates
  • Ms. April, Toddler Classroom

    We are all different and unique in our own special way.

    April is born and raised in the Milwaukee area. She grew up the youngest of five children and now has two teenage daughters of her own. April has been working with KinderCare for over 11 years, and loves working with children. She enjoys making a difference in their lives and helping them grow and develop new skills that will help them through life. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, playing and teaching flute, singing in her church group, and working with the children's ministry. She is also very busy with her two daughters and all of their activities.

    Year Started:
    10/14/2004
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    21 Years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Certification 1 & 2, Child Development Associates, Bachelors degree in Early Childhood
  • Ms. Paige, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Paige loves working with kids and enjoys watching them learn and have fun.  She strives to make her children feel loved and nurtured and wants all her children to feel safe and comfortable when they are here.  Ms. Paige is married with a two year old daughter and her second is expected in February.  Whether it is spending time with her children, or spending time with her KinderCare family, Ms. Paige loves taking care of others.   

    Year Started:
    6/1/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Jess

    Ms. Jess, Preschool Classroom

    Jess began working with KinderCare in 2015 through the Champions before and after-school program in the Pewaukee area. She came to our KinderCare center to help in our Prekindergarten room and officially began with us in February. Jess absolutely loves working with all the children and enjoys meeting their wonderful families. In her free time Jess enjoys spending time with her three year old daughter. they love to visit the park and go to the museum. She also has a passion for photography and working independently on her hobby when time allows.

    Year Started:
    11/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Education:
    EC 1, EC 2, Infant and Toddler
  • Ms. Kristin

    Ms. Kristin, Discovery Preschool

    Everyday is new, bright,and fun. It is so rewarding builidng a stronger tomorrow, one child at a time.

    Kristin has been married to her husband, Gregory, for 3 years. They live in Menomonee Falls with their dog Juno. Kristin's passion for working with children began when she attended a childcare center in Menomonee Falls when she was young. The experiences at the center completely changed her life and gave her a secure place to grow and learn. She still remembers lessons that she learned, and all the wonderful teachers she had at the center. Ms. Kristin wants to be that teacher for your child.

    Previous Experience:
    Kristin is coming to us with 7 years of experience! Previously she worked at the YMCA running their before and after school camps, as well as, their summer programs.
    Year Started:
    9/12/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Two years at Concordia, completed EC 1 and EC 2
  • Ms. Amber F.

    Ms. Amber F., Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Amber has worked with children for over seven years, previously working as a line therapist, and with a residential facility helping children with autism grow and develop. She has even worked at a rehabilitation facility to help children who are struggling and in need of extra guidance and reassurance. Amber loves working with children and having the opportunity to watch them while they become brilliant children. 

    Previous Experience:
    Amber worked as a line therapist and with a residential facility for children with autism.
    Year Started:
    5/4/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Graduated from Oconomowoc High School
  • Mr. Joe, Prekindergarten and School Age Classroom

    Joe has been working with children for years and loves helping them learn and grow. In his free time he participates in multiple sports and spends a lot of his time outside. He loves to visit his lake house in the summer and ski or snowboard in winter.

    Year Started:
    10/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Education:
    High School Diploma, Early Childhood Certifications 1 & 2, Child Development Associates
  • Ms. Karen

    Ms. Karen, Prekindergarten and Learning Adventures

    I enjoy every opportunity I have to guide, mold, and prepare a child for their school future. It is my passion.

    Karen began her career with KinderCare 16 years ago, but has loved working with children her whole life. She is married and has one child, and eight year old son. Karen enjoys reading, crafts, cooking, and travel. She also loves camping and is involved with her son's Boy Scount troop.

    Year Started:
    1/16/2001
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Education (minor in Language Arts), Early Childhood 1 & 2 credentials, Infant/Toddler credentials

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. December's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Family, Friends, and Things that Go!

      Infants and toddlers will be exploring family and friends, while three-year-olds will focus on things that go vroom! Social and emotional development is foundational to growth and development in babies, so this month, infants and toddlers will participate in activities that reinforce their connection to family while also exploring connections that exist outside their home, such as friends. Meanwhile, their older friends in Discovery Preschool will learn about and play around with things that move (like bicycles, cars, buses, trains, and airplanes), which are all very exciting for little ones as they continue to explore the world outside their homes. 

      Children 4–5 years old: My Country + Tools and Machines

      The four- and five-year-olds continue exploring the world around them by learning about the state and country they live in! They’ll sings songs, play games based on travel, and learn about flags, state foods, and more. Children will also be introduced to cardinal directions (east, west, north, and south) and gain an appreciation for travel and meeting new friends from different places. 

      Children are naturally fascinated with machines and how things work and are put together. So to encourage that fascination, during the second half of this month children will learn about and play around with tools and machines. In addition to building literacy skills by using the names of machines and tools, children will develop math skills by graphing information, counting wheels, and more.

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

About Our Center

Our staff would like to welcome you to visit our center. The staff takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Ongoing training is offered to the staff during the year at the center and through the various training opportunities in the community.

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Gluten free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Special diets

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

New Year's Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, Christmas Day, President's Day, and Columbus Day

Health and Safety

Keeping your child safe and secure is our first priority. Our center is equipped with a front security door, of which only enrolled families have the code. For added security, this code is changed periodically. In addition, we ensure security by strictly following established procedures for your child’s arrival and departure. All children must be signed in and out on our computer system and other attendance procedures are followed in accordance with state child care licensing regulations. We value your child’s health and recognize the importance of cleanliness. We use Lysol products for cleaning and sanitizing, which involves the staff following a daily cleaning checklist, to ensure all areas of the classroom are being cleaned on a regular basis. We also know preventing the spread of infectious diseases is an important and necessary component of quality childcare. We actively strive to monitor the health and well-being of all children in our care. If a child is recognized as having certain communicable diseases, necessary control measures will be followed, including notifying you of any instances of a contagious disease in the center. All of our staff is CPR and First Aid certified, as well as trained in Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

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Our family has had such a positive experience with KinderCare on Capital and Calhoun. Our 3 year old daughter has been attending KinderCare since she was 3 months old. The teachers and staff are professional and caring. They take the time to let us know how our daughter is doing. She learns while she has fun. We'd recommend KidnerCare on Capitol and Calhoun to everyone.
- Parents

We are thrilled with the care that our boys received at KinderCare Brookfield North. We've seen significant improvements in our infant's motor development since enrolling him at KinderCare. He went from barely rolling to cruising around the room in a few short weeks! I love that the infants are never placed in swings, bouncers, or other equipment. The staff at KinderCare also helped us to get our 2 year old potty trained in a few short days. They let us know that he was ready and supported us through the whole process. Most importantly, we know our boys are safe, well cared for, and loved by the KinderCare staff! I feel very lucky that we found a place that we can fully trust with our children.

- Mother

My 20 month old son has been attending this KinderCare since he was 10 weeks old. The infant room is absolutely top notch. As a new mom, I obviously was nervous leaving my baby, but his teachers were so understanding, caring, and knowledgeable. When he moved into the Toddler A room, I found the teachers just as wonderful. He is currently in Toddler B and once again, his teachers are great. I love the fact that they keep track of your baby's daily activities (when they eat, sleep, go to the bathroom, etc) and give you an update on what they did during the day. They are understanding if you want to call and check in on your child and they have "parent-teacher" conferences twice a year, even for the under 2s, in which they update you on your child's growth and development. You can tell the staff truly care about children and when it comes right down to it, that's the most important thing. The highest compliment I can give this center is that I trust them with my little guy. I would recommend this center to anyone.

- Mother

We were lucky to find Kindercare! We toured many daycare centers before our first child was born. I immediately felt the attentive and nurturing atmosphere when I walked into the infant room. Miss Michelle has a very calm and loving demeanor. Even though I didn’t want to leave my son with anyone, I felt at ease with KinderCare. He has adjusted well and the daily input is very helpful; it is wonderful to see how he is learning new things everyday. Miss Beth, Miss Christine and the newly added Miss Jessica are always happy to see him and he smiles at everyone. This is how I know he is happy there.

- Parents
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