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Bellevue KinderCare

Michelle Schirtzinger, Center Director

1510 Bellevue St Green Bay WI 54302
(920) 468-6503 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
Near the corner of Allouez.

Neighborhood:
Green Bay, Wisconsin Neighborhood

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Ann Sullivan, Doty, Eisenhower, Langlade, Mcauliffe, Webster, Aldo Leopold, ELC, St. Thomas Moore, Saint Matthews, NOTE: Does Not Provide Transportation for Children Under 5 years-old.

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.

All of us at the Bellevue KinderCare would love for your family to come in and meet our family of warm and nurturing teachers. Our top quality early learning programs are proven to provide children with the best foundation for school success and establish a love of learning that lasts a lifetime. Come in for a tour today and experience the fun and learning in person!
 

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Welcome


It can be scary to raise a child today. We read self help books, seek advise but every day we wonder if we're making the right decisions. Bellevue KinderCare is here to help you! When you walk through our doors, you will find a team of dedicated teachers that are passionate about educating children and making sure your entire family feels special.  
Our staff has the National Association for the Education of Young Children seal of approval on their education, training, and ability to care for young children. We are here for you and ready and willing to help with any questions that may arise.  Let us take away some of the stress and share what we know.

Michelle Schirtzinger, 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

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.

Music

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.

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Tuesday October 18, 2016
    1. Join Our Community Social

      Your entire family is welcome to join us October 18th for our community social. Come see how family-style dining is done at our center, mingle with other families, and, best of all, enjoy a healthy snack with your child!  

      You’ll better understand how we turn our meals into learning experiences and encourage the children to try new foods, practice table manners, use utensils, and simply enjoy a great meal and good company! See you there!

  2. Monday October 10, 2016
    1. Professional Development Day - Center Closed

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      Two times each year we dedicate a day for our staff's professional development to further their training and better equip them for the care of your child. The center will be closed on this day for training to occur. If you have questions or would like to request further details, please contact your local Center Director.

Teachers & Staff

We are Bellevue KinderCare and invite you to meet our wonderful staff. Our staff is very educated and loves knowing that children are learning daily. Our teaching staff at Bellevue KinderCare are dedicated to educating children. The majority of our teachers have their Bachelor's Degree, Associate's Degree or their CDA. KinderCare encourages continuing education of our staff through bi-annual professional development days and a tuition reimbursement plan so teachers can pursue higher education. We have teachers who have been in the childcare field for as many as 30 years, the average tenure is 12 years in childcare and eight years with KinderCare.

  • Michelle Schirtzinger

    Michelle Schirtzinger, Center Director

    I am inspired by the smiling faces of the children every morning. Being able to watch children grow and develop from infancy to school age and know that I have made a difference in their lives is my favorite part of my job.

    Michelle loves to build lasting relationships with the children and families that she serves. Many of the children will return years later as new parents to enroll their own children in Michelle's building to ensure that their children can have the same quality care and start to their education.

    Previous Experience:
    Michelle has been a Childcare Teacher, Program Specialist, Administrator and Center Director.
    Year Started:
    9/1/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    35
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Lynn DeBeck

    Lynn DeBeck, Assistant Director

    I love watching the children and teachers learn together and knowing that I make a difference in the lives of the families we serve.

    Lynn loves to build relationships with the families and children making each child know they are special.

    Previous Experience:
    Lynn was previously a Childcare Teacher, Program Specialist, Assistant Director, Director of Operations, cashier and customer service representative.
    Year Started:
    10/1/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Human Development
  • Ms. Jena

    Ms. Jena, Infant Classroom

    I love working with children because I get to see them grow and learn new things!

    Jena can be seen on the floor playing  and laughing with the babies in her care. She has a calm and reassuring nature about her that puts parents at ease with entrusting her with the care of their precious baby.

    Year Started:
    6/1/2004
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Education:
    CDA, Early Childhood Education CPR and First Aid
  • Ms. Candy, Transitional Kindergarten Classroom

    I enjoy being part of a child's learning journey.

    Ms. Candy believes that every child is capable of greatness. She fosters learning by providing opportunities for children to journal, draw and write their own stories and learn about their world while having fun!

    Previous Experience:
    Candy has worked in the Early Childcare field as a Teacher at other centers prior to joining KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    4/20/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30 years
    Education:
    Bachlors in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Kelsey

    Ms. Kelsey, Discovery Preschool- two year olds

    Kelsey is passionate about helping all children to learn and grow and watching each little ones own personality develop. 

    Kelsey  is in the process of completing her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Development. 

    Year Started:
    9/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Currently after her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Development
  • Ms. Kelley

    Ms. Kelley, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Kelley loves the hugs and greetings each morning and that she knows she makes a difference in the lives of the children and their families.

    Ms. Kelley can be seen doing art, reading stories and singing songs with her toddlers. While sometimes toddlers can be challenging Ms. Kelley enjoys watching them develop.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Kelley has worked at another KinderCare prior to ours.
    Year Started:
    12/22/2009
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education certified
  • Ms. Nora

    Ms. Nora, Toddler Classroom

    I am inspired by the hugs and excitement of the children when they see me in the morning, it makes me feel special.

    Nora can be seen sitting on the floor reading stories, singing songs and doing fun art activities.

    Previous Experience:
    Nora is a mother of 2.
    Year Started:
    5/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
    Education:
    Child Care Certificate
  • Ms. Margie

    Ms. Margie, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love knowing that I make a difference in each child's life everyday as they learn, laugh and play.

    Ms. Margie has been with KinderCare for 17 years, mostly at this location. Parents come back to visit her after their children age out of our program because of the loving care that she shows our families and our children.

    Previous Experience:
    Margie has previously worked at another KinderCare center.
    Year Started:
    8/9/2004
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Tina

    Ms. Tina, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I enjoy when I get to help a child learn something new or reach a milestone, like being potty trained.

    Ms. Tina is full of energy, enthusiasm and creative ideas. She is loved and trusted by families, children and staff.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Tina has previously worked here at Bellevue KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    4/1/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education Certificates
  • Ms. Ashley

    Ms. Ashley, Preschool Classroom

    I enjoy my preschoolers. I love the hugs and greetings each morning.

    Ms. Ashley has a calm and reassuring nature about her that puts parents at ease. She can be seen doing art, reading stories and singing songs.

    Previous Experience:
    Ashley has previously worked in other childcare centers.
    Year Started:
    4/18/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education Certificate
  • Ms. Shelby

    Ms. Shelby, Preschool Classroom

    I love making a difference in the lives of the families and children.

    Ms. Shelby can be seen and heard playing with the children and truly enjoying spending time with them.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Shelby has worked at other childcare centers prior to joining us.
    Year Started:
    3/13/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Family Studies
  • Ms. Ann

    Ms. Ann, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love to read stories, inspire children to create and spend time with my little friends.

    Ms. Ann has a way with her children that is so special. Children often go home and tell their parents that "Ann is my best friend," or, "That's not how Ann reads that book."

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Ann has been a Childcare Teacher at other centers.
    Year Started:
    4/20/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Sue, School Age Classroom

    I have the chance each day to see the children learn, gain new experiences and enjoy life.

    Sue is always busy with the school age children. She takes them on field trips, sets up activities for them to do in the classroom and keeps them moving outside.

    Previous Experience:
    Para professional in school district
    Year Started:
    9/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Associates Degree
  • Ms. Lori

    Ms. Lori, Learning Adventures

    Every day is a new opportunity to "turn the page" for new ways to learn and grow. I love that they are on the brink of a lifetime of learning.

    Lori is always finding new and exciting ways to introduce children to learning. 

    Previous Experience:
    Para professional school district
    Year Started:
    12/1/2010
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Bachelors Degree
  • Ms. Elsa, Support Staff

    I love working with the children and watching them change and grow.

    Elsa is well loved by all the children in the center. She covers for Teachers during their lunch breaks and vacation days.

    Previous Experience:
    Elsa has completed her student teaching.
    Year Started:
    9/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Associates in Early Childhood Development

September 2016 Events

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  1. Tuesday September 13, 2016
    1. “All About Me” Community Social

      Your whole family is welcome to join us September 13th for our community social.  Summer is winding down, Fall is approaching and that means it’s Back to School season!  Now is the perfect time to get a glimpse of the KinderCare curriculum and experience in our centers.  Our director and teachers can’t wait to point out their favorite aspects of the classrooms.  This is also a great chance to spend time with current families who stay and have fun at the social!  See you there!

About Our Center

The Bellevue KinderCare is like no other child care center in the area with a large indoor play area that allows children to engage in large motor play when the weather doesn’t allow for us to go outside. Our secure outdoor playing areas are very large and boarder a wildlife area. We often see a family of bunnies or ducks taking a walk to the delight of the children.  

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

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

All of our staff are pediatric First Aid and CPR certified. We use a name to face child supervision record to assure your child is accounted for at all times. Our busses have an alarm system to assure no child is left unattended. Strict cleaning and sanitation guidelines are followed by all staff and extra attention is paid to proper handwashing for all children and staff. We serve nutritious meals and snacks and closely monitor our children for any food allergies. Our center is a nut free environment.  Safety is a priority.

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.

KinderCare has been a part of our family for 9 years. My son Thomas started at the Green Bay-Bellevue Kindercare Center when he was 8 weeks old. The center was wonderful at sharing the day’s activities including meals, potty times and learning opportunities. Thomas loved the teachers and his friends which made it easier for mom to go to work.

- Mother

We have difficult drops offs some mornings, but they are made much easier because Ms. Ann will help him waive goodbye and whisk him off to an activity. I know he is in good hands! He enjoys her stories so much that when I read the same story at home he says "that's not how MS. Ann reads it!" I appreciate the care my children receive and the flexibility of the staff.

- Parent

As an educator myself, I know how important early education is to all areas of development in children. I feel confident when I leave my son at KinderCare that he will not only receive the best care but also he will learn something new everyday.

- Parent

My daughter is in the prekindergarten class. She also participates in Learning Adventures with Ms. Brenda. She went from getting her letters mixed up to knowing all of them. She now enjoys working in her own workbook and telling family members all she has learned. I have seen her self image improve since she has been enrolled at KinderCare.

- Parent
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