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Brown Deer KinderCare

Tammy Kreger, Center Director

8750 North 51st St. Brown Deer WI 53223
(414) 354-3770 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 6 YEARS

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Brown Deer

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Brown Deer school district busses children to and from our location.

We are serving military families through Child Care Aware fee assistance!


Welcome to our center! We are proud to offer one of the areas highest quality educational programs for infants, toddlers, and preschool children.  We are honored that you are interested in us for your child's education and care and we invite you to tour our center and see for yourself the learning and fun that happens each and every day.

Tammy Kreger
Center Director

Tammy Kreger, Center Director

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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.

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Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.


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.

Teachers & Staff

Welcome to KinderCare in Brown Deer! Thank you for taking time to learn more about our wonderful preschool and all we have to offer in Early Childhood Education. 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. Here at our Brown Deer KinderCare, our parent's consider us an extension of their families. We understand that the art of teaching is so important that it should only be practiced by individuals dedicated to excellence. We encourage you to come meet our staff and get to know the wonderful individuals who will be guiding your child throughout their day!

Tammy Kreger
Center Director

  • Tammy Kreger

    Tammy Kreger, Center Director

    I am inspired to come to work each day when I see all the smiles on the faces of the children and I know that my staff is not only teaching them but touching their lives in so many ways.

    Tammy Kreger has been with KinderCare since 2008 and loves getting the chance to have conversations with the families in her center and getting to know them better.

    Year Started:
    9 Years
  • Vickie Boswell, Assistant Director

    I love my job because I am able to watch the kids develop and grow!

    I have been employed with KinderCare for 2 years.  I previously worked for Milwaukee Public Schools.  I have my bachelors degree and I am currently working towards my masters degree in counseling.  I enjoy working at KinderCare and being able to take part in the kids education!

    Previous Experience:
    2 years
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelors of Arts
  • Ms. Rushani, Discovery Preschool

    Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or the same way.

    I was born in Sni Lanka and moved to the United States in 2004.  In 2011, I got married to my husband.  We have a daughter (Reesha) and a son (James).  In my free time, I like to spend quality time with my family going to the park, movies, shopping, swimming, or just hanging out with them. 

    The thing that I like about working at KinderCare is all the children and all the great teachers.

    Previous Experience:
    Mary Linsmeier School (3 years) Milwaukee Montessori (8 months)
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Associate Degree in Early Childhood
  • Ms. Janel, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    ECE I and II Infant and Toddler and Director I and II
  • Monique, Infants

    The smiles on children/parents faces brightens my day by me knowing that I'm making a difference.

    I have been working in child care for 8 years and I have to say that KinderCare is a wonderful company to work for.  I really enjoy working with each and every infant!

    Previous Experience:
    I have worked at several other child care centers throughout my years in child care.
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Carissa, Preschool Classroom

    I love helping kids develop a love for learning.

    I have been working here since March of 2015.  I have a BA in Theatre and did a 6 month internship at Walt Disney World.  I am a big believer in process art and enjoy watching my toddlers learning through play.

    Previous Experience:
    This is my first experience in early childhood education.
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    BA in Theatre
  • Ms. Lutania, Preschool Classroom

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Mya, Toddler Classroom

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Sheila

    Ms. Sheila, Infant Classroom

    I like watching the children learn and grow. The sparkle in their eyes is priceless.

    In her classroom Ms. Sheila strives to engage each and every child in activities daily. She knows that they will learn new skills daily. The more that she teaches them the more they will grow.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Sheila worked at County Park.
    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 Years
    Pursuing Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Sarah

    Ms. Sarah, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love coming to work each day to see the kids learning, and remembering what I taught them.

    Since starting at KinderCare I have gone on to receive my Child Development Associate's Credential, which I feel has really helped develop me as the teacher I am today. I take ownership and pride in my classroom and i love each and every child that she are enrolled in my classroom.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Sarah worked at Quality Childcare Center.
    Year Started:
    7 Years
  • Ms. Bonnie

    Ms. Bonnie, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I believe that for every teachable moment and kind gesture that I give to a child here, that someone somewhere is doing the same thing for my own child.

    I bring to our classroom many years of experience and a lot of exciting and teachable moments. I am a life-long learner and love to see and read about all the new techniques and teaching tips.  I am the proud recipient of the educator or the year as well.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Bonnie worked as a Preschool teacher in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
    Year Started:
    31 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    32 Years
    Child Development Associate's Credential, Vocational Diploma in Child Care, Program Administrator Certificate
  • Ms. Karyl, Cook

    Seeing each and every child smile every day knowing that I will be preparing them with well balanced and nutritional meals throughout the day!

    I have my associates degree in culinary arts and I truly enjoy cooking for these children every day!

    Previous Experience:
    Was the manager of Sendik's deli and has 30 years experience in food handling.
    Year Started:
    Associates Degree in Culinary Arts

Upcoming Center Activities

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April's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Growing Gardens

What better time to explore the beauty and science of flowers and gardens than the spring? Infants’ learning will focus on sensory experiences with different plants and flowers, while toddlers and three-year-olds have the opportunity to learn how to care for plants. We’ll plant seeds in soil, water the plants, observe bugs and discover how they help plants grow, and even plant a butterfly garden outside! We’ll build math skills by counting seeds, learn new vocabulary words related to flowers and plants, and as always, sing songs and read books involving gardens. 

Children 4–5 years old: In the Spring + Wild Animals

For children in the Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten Classrooms, April is about exploring all things spring and discovering wild animals! Preschoolers will look for signs of spring outdoors, make mud cakes and count the twigs placed in them, and paint still-life paintings of things related to spring. When our learning turns to wild animals, we’ll learn about the habitats and habits of creatures big and small while maintaining a focus on learning lowercase letters. 

The older children in Transitional Kindergarten will focus on project-related work and pick something to work on together. In years past, children have painted a mural, made spring parade floats, painted wild animal masks, and created a model of a wild animal’s habitat. Both of these units focus on expanding the children’s understanding of the natural world around them.

Monday April 10, 2017
Come get a sneak peek of summer at KinderCare during our Open House event, from April 10th – 14th.

At KinderCare, our summer adventures are designed for learning and fun. We love taking our experiments outside, having special guests visit our centers, and even exploring our senses on walks outside or by rolling around in the cool grass. We can’t wait to meet you and show you what makes our centers special and why we would love to spend our summer with you!

About Our Center

Welcome, we are glad you are here. I’m Tammy Kreger, Center Director of Brown Deer KinderCare and it is my job to make sure your child is receiving the best-possible educational and growth-development experience while they are here with us. Whether you are returning to work, going back to school or just freeing up a few hours in your day, I will walk you step-by-step through the application process. I will personally give you a guided tour, answer any questions you may have, help you fill out the paperwork, and recommend any tuition assistance you may qualify for. We have a rolling admission which means you are welcome to apply at any time and I think you will find the process simple and straight forward.  I look forward to hearing how we can help you manage your time and help your child grow.


Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

We observe the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.

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.

Share Your Story
If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

I just started working part time after being a stay at home mom to my three boys. I was of course concerned about them (and myself!) adjusting to a new environment, but I was instantly put at ease once I enrolled them at KinderCare. The staff is so warm and welcoming and goes out of their way to make your children feel welcome. The other parents and children quickly rallied around my little ones and we love saying hello to all our new friends when we walk in the door. My sons like their teachers and they love going to "school". Thank you KinderCare staff for making the transition of going back to work a little easier! Special thanks to Ms. Tammy, Ms. Alanna, Ms. Katie, Ms. Samantha, and Ms. Tracy for the yummy food!

- Mother

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