Kristin Schwenker, Center Director
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We at the NAEYC accredited Delafield KinderCare are near you in your community. As a Private Lake Country preschool, we are more than a daycare and welcome you and promise to respect your role as parent and want your family to feel completely confident when your child is with us. We are committed educators here to fulfill your child's educational and developmental needs by implementing our curriculum and encouragement with our Learning Adventures tutorial programs. We feel privileged to have your family join us as a personal referral, GSA or Care Select corporate family. We are here to support your family while your experience our nurturing environment and curriculum. Your child can learn and develop with confidence, with our infant, toddler, preschool curriculums, Kettle Moraine 4k and our school age care programs, in our 5 star YoungStar center.
Kristin Schwenker, Center Director
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ongoing research proves that early exposure to music helps children think, reason, create, and express themselves. Children will laugh and learn about rhythm, vocal melodies, and a variety of musical genres and instruments, which can lower stress and advance memory. Learning never sounded so good.
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.
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.
Our staff members invite you to experience our private preschool and childcare center here in Delafield. We offer building blocks throughout our program to support your child's core development from infancy to our before-and-after-school programs. Our curriculum is based on a hands-on approach and is supported by our well trained staff of teachers and educators. Our teachers encourage your children to allow their own personality and creativity to develop, while learning life skills along side their classmates.
My passion is to guide children, staff and parents to the best possibilities for their own individual needs. Nothing compares to knowing how much you have helped someone find the right answer.
Kristin's role is to lead and manage all aspects of our Delafield KinderCare. Her focus is on providing quality programming and exceptional service to you and your children, leading a staff of great people, and ensuring overall that we provide the highest quality care and education.
I enjoy being a part of each child's first school experience. I feel rewarded when I'm able to help out a family.
Since starting with KinderCare in 2009 as an infant teacher, Jennifer has had the opportunity to experience several aspects of the company. Very shortly after starting at the Delafield center, she was given the opportunity to be the lead toddler teacher. After a decision to go back to school and earn her Child Development Associate's credential, she was once again given a great opportunity to work in her current position as the Assistant Director, and continues her education today.
Ms. Jessica is one of our teachers that assists us in a variety of classrooms. She has been with KinderCare since 2016. Jessica is preparing to begin the Infant Toddler credential through Rasmussen College. When she is not teaching she enjoys reading, watching movies and hiking.
I love to help lay the foundation for a lifetime of successful learning.
Ms. Becky works as our lead infant room teacher as well as our health and safety coordinator. She has her Child Development Associate's credential and many years of childcare experience. Ms. Becky has been with KinderCare since 2000.
Ms. Emily, is one of our Preschool teachers. She has been with KinderCare since 2016. Emily has her Human Services degree from the UW-Oshkosh with a certificate in Autism. She has been working with children since 2011. When she is not teaching, she enjoys fishing, watching movies & spending time with family and friends.
Jessica has her Master's degree in Civil Engineering and has coursework in education as well. She has mentored and worked in outreach programs, including work within her church. Jessica has decided to start a family and joins KinderCare to work within a field of her passion.
Ms. Catherine is one of our Infant/Toddler teachers who enjoys working with younger children. She has been attending UW-Waukesha and is working towards getting her degree in Early Childhood.
I love getting to see each child grow into someone special. Teaching them new things that they'll take home and use throughout their lifetime.
I have worked for KinderCare Learning Center since 1999 and started my career as a teacher. I have worked with all age groups. I genuinely care for and love all the children in the center! I believe all children need nurturing, attention and praise daily. I am dedicated to creating strong relationships with staff, parents and children along with ensuring everything be done in the best interest of each child. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family.
Ms. Samantha is one of our Infant/Toddler teachers. She has been with KinderCare since 2016. Prior to starting at KinderCare she worked at UW Whitewater’s Children’s Center and as a nanny. Samantha has her Bachelor of Science degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders. She enjoys combining her enthusiasm, compassion and aptitude for teaching each child, while actively learning each of their individual developmental needs and skills. She has experience with all ages of children. She loves to spend time with family and friends. She is looking forward to meeting each new child and their family.
Ms. Kattie is one of our infant/toddler teachers. She has been with KinderCare since 2003. Kattie studied early childhood for her CDA certificate in infant/toddler from WCTC. When she is not teaching she enjoys gardening and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
I love seeing the joy and excitement the kids have for wanting to experience everything they can!
Ms. Kristin has many years of child care experience and her Child Development Associate's Credential.
Ms. Paula has her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. She has worked in various school districts as a substitute and has been with KinderCare since 2012. She enjoys watching her son play hockey and spending time with family and friends.
I love seeing the children reach their goals.
Ms. Liz has been working in our preschool classroom since 2004 and is currently one of our Prekindergarten teachers. She has her bachelor's degree in science and education from UW-Whitewater, as well as an associate degree from UW-Waukesha.
Ms. Margaret is one of our teachers who assists in a variety of classrooms. She has been with KinderCare since 2014. She has her associate degree and is currently attending WCTC in early childhood education. She enjoys spending her free time painting, reading and spending time with family and friends.
Ms. Cindy works in several aspects of our center, including childcare assistance, food preparation and KinderCare bus driver. She has been with KinderCare since 2008.
I love the 'Ah-ha' moments when a child understands a new concept.
Ms. Ilah has been with KinderCare since 2010. She works as our lead tutorial teacher as well helping out in various classroom throughout the center.
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.
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.
We observe the following holidays:
Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.
We at the Delafield Center conduct on-going professional safety trainings and demonstrate familiarity with licensing, health and safety policies in accordance with state and company guidelines, for the preschool and childcare settings. We establish and maintain procedures to ensure all aspects of safety, while implementing them in a regular and professional manner. The spirit of safe practices and excellent service allows the best environment for the children and their families.
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 though the various training opportunities in the community.
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