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Brown Deer KinderCare

Ms. Tammy Kreger, Center Director

8750 North 51st St. Brown Deer WI 53223
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Ages: 6 Weeks to 6 YEARS
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Welcome

Welcome to our center! We are proud to offer one of the area's 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.

Ms. Tammy Kreger, Center Director

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AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

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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SCHOOL-READY

Our kids are taking off!

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

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.

Monthly Activities

July's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: What’s the Weather and Wonderful Water
This month we go all natural as infants and toddlers are introduced to the weather and children in Discovery Preschool experiment and have fun with water. Sensory adventures will continue for infants as they explore playing with colored water and experiment with how pinwheels and scarves move in the wind. Meanwhile, toddlers will use musical instruments to create the sound of rain and will connect their learning to the world as they role-play different weather scenarios, such as a warm summer day at the beach and a cold, snowy winter day. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about different bodies of water as well as how people use water in their everyday lives.

Children 4 to 5 years old: Spectacular Science and All About Books
In the first two weeks of this month, we take older children on a scientific journey of discovery to learn more about the natural world before turning the focus to the amazing world of books! Preschoolers will learn about states of matter, force, motion, and magnetism; children in Pre-K will learn about natural formations like rivers, mountains, and deserts; and kindergarteners will discover the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. When we turn to books, children will learn about the different parts of books, explore the roles of author and illustrator, and learn what makes a book fiction or nonfiction.

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

Cooking

The Cooking Adventures program gives children opportunities to participate in fun, developmentally appropriate cooking experiences. They will learn about recipes, ingredients, cooking vocabulary, and the importance of a healthy diet. The curriculum includes lessons on picnics, pizza, and heart-healthy meals.

Teachers & Staff

Welcome to KinderCare in Brown Deer! Thank you for taking time to learn more about our wonderful center and all we have to offer in early childhood education. Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we’re here to support you--and we're excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning. Here at Brown Deer KinderCare, our parents 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 the day!

  • Ms. Tammy Kreger

    Ms. 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. I know that my staff is not only teaching them, but touching their lives in so many ways.

    Ms. Tammy 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:
    1/1/2008
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9
  • Ms. Vickie Boswell, Assistant Director

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

    Ms. Vickie has been employed with KinderCare for two years. She previously worked for Milwaukee public schools. She has her bachelors degree and is currently working toward her master's degree in counseling. Ms. Vickie enjoys working at KinderCare and being able to take part in the kids' education!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Vickie has worked at public school.
    Year Started:
    10/7/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts Degree
  • Ms. Monique, Infant Classroom

    "The smiles on the children's and parents' faces brighten my day because I know that I'm making a difference.

    Ms. Monique has been working in child care for eight years and thinks that KinderCare is a wonderful company to work for. She really enjoys working with each and every infant!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Monique has worked at several other child care centers throughout her years in child care.
    Year Started:
    10/13/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
  • 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:
    11/21/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education (In Progress)
  • Ms. Mya, Toddler Classroom

    Year Started:
    2/23/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    12
  • Ms. Rushani, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Rushani was born in Sni Lanka and moved to the United States in 2004. In 2011, she married her husband. They have a daughter (Reesha) and a son (James). In her free time, Ms. Rushani likes to spend quality time with her family going to the park, going to the movies, shopping, swimming, or just hanging out with them. The thing that Ms. Rushani likes about working at KinderCare is all the children and all the great teachers.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Rushani worked at the Mary Linsmeier School for three years and at Milwaukee Montessori for eight months.
    Year Started:
    2/4/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood
  • Ms. Janel, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Year Started:
    4/18/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    16
    Education:
    ECE I and II Credentials; Infant and Toddler Credentials; Director I and II Credentials
  • 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, Ms. Sarah has gone on to receive her child development associate credential, which she feels has really helped develop her  as the teacher she is today. She takes ownership and pride in her classroom and she loves each and every child that is enrolled in her classroom.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Sarah worked at Quality Childcare Center.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2010
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
  • Ms. Carissa, Preschool Classroom

    I love helping kids develop a love for learning.

    Ms. Carissa has been working here since March of 2015. She has a bachelor of arts degree in theatre and did a six-month internship at Walt Disney World. She is a big believer in process art and enjoys watching her toddlers learn through play.

    Year Started:
    3/1/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre
  • Ms. Lutania, Preschool Classroom

    Year Started:
    9/9/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
  • Ms. Bonnie

    Ms. Bonnie, Prekindergarten Classroom

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

    Ms. Bonnie brings to our classroom many years of experience and a lot of exciting and teachable moments. She is a lifelong learner and loves to see and read about all the new techniques and teaching tips. Ms. Bonnie is the proud recipient of the KinderCare Educator of the Year award as well.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Bonnie worked as a Preschool Teacher in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
    Year Started:
    10/11/1985
    Tenure:
    31 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    32
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential; Vocational Diploma in Child Care; Program Administrator Certificate
  • Ms. Karyl, Cook

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

    Ms. Karyl has her associate's degree in culinary arts and truly enjoys cooking for these children every day!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Karyl worked as the manager of Sendik's Deli and has 30 years of experience in food handling.
    Year Started:
    5/19/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Culinary Arts

Upcoming Center Activities

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July's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: What’s the Weather and Wonderful Water
This month we go all natural as infants and toddlers are introduced to the weather and children in Discovery Preschool experiment and have fun with water. Sensory adventures will continue for infants as they explore playing with colored water and experiment with how pinwheels and scarves move in the wind. Meanwhile, toddlers will use musical instruments to create the sound of rain and will connect their learning to the world as they role-play different weather scenarios, such as a warm summer day at the beach and a cold, snowy winter day. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about different bodies of water as well as how people use water in their everyday lives.

Children 4 to 5 years old: Spectacular Science and All About Books
In the first two weeks of this month, we take older children on a scientific journey of discovery to learn more about the natural world before turning the focus to the amazing world of books! Preschoolers will learn about states of matter, force, motion, and magnetism; children in Pre-K will learn about natural formations like rivers, mountains, and deserts; and kindergarteners will discover the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. When we turn to books, children will learn about the different parts of books, explore the roles of author and illustrator, and learn what makes a book fiction or nonfiction.

Tuesday July 04, 2017
Center Closed for 4th of July

Monday July 17, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Tuesday July 18, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Wednesday July 19, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Thursday July 20, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Friday July 21, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

About Our Center

Welcome to Brown Deer KinderCare--we're glad you're interested in our center! 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!

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Sinhala

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 keypad security system, to which only enrolled families are given 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 child care. 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 Brown Deer 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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