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Cormier KinderCare

Lindsay Thorson, Center Director

786 Cormier Rd. Green Bay WI 54304
(920) 498-8855 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
Three blocks south of Lambeau field between Oneida and Holmgren

Neighborhood:
Green Bay Neighborhood

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Valley View Elementary, Cormier Elementary, Beaumont Elementary

Searching for childcare can be a daunting and scary process. Fear no more, you've found Cormier KinderCare in Green Bay! Our family is excited to meet yours, and we would love to have you come in for a visit. Our staff have worked very hard to establish and maintain the level of quality education and care that has earned us all 5 stars with the state's Youngstar program, as well as recognition from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Please feel free to give us a call, or just stop in!

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Welcome

Welcome to KinderCare Learning Center on Cormier Road! We pride ourselves on providing fun, safe and educational child care to families everyday. We work with children starting as young as six weeks through 5th grade. KinderCare is much more than any typical daycare center. Our program allows for children of all ages to further develop their social, emotional, cognitive and language skills with plenty of time for creativity and self-guided learning. Our experienced staff provides the children with a welcoming, compassionate and encouraging learning environment each and every day!

Lindsay Thorson, 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.

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.

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.

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  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

The teachers at the Cormier KinderCare are what set us apart from anywhere else. We are very passionate about teaching and caring for each and every child that walks through our doors. Communication is key for us to be your child’s home away from home. We have ongoing conversations daily, Parent-Teacher conferences 3 times a year, on-going assessments of your child’s development and a daily sheet to take home that captures the highlights of each day. KinderCare offers continuing education at our Professional Development Day, two times per year, that focuses on the latest techniques in Early Childhood Education. Our teachers take pride in making each day designed for learning.

  • Lindsay Thorson

    Lindsay Thorson, Center Director

    My favorite thing about my job is creating relationships with all of the families in our building and getting to know the children as individuals. It is so much fun to witness each child's personality develop over the years they spend with us and I am very proud to provide safe, fun, and educational care to each of our families!

    Lindsay grew up in the Fox Cities area and graduated from Neenah High School. Lindsay then went on to earn a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. Throughout her college career, Lindsay worked in the Early Childhood field as a Toddler Teacher. After spending some time working in the Child Protective Services field, Lindsay joined the KinderCare family as the Assistant Center Director in Neenah, Wisconsin, and soon after became the Center Director in Green Bay at the KinderCare Cormier location. Lindsay now has a child of her own and is currently working on a Master's degree in Business Administration. Lindsay places a strong emphasis on educating young children by encouraging their creativity and eagerness to learn while also supporting their individualism.

    Previous Experience:
    Lindsay has previous experience as an early childhood teacher, early childhood assistant director, child protective services social worker, and juvenile justice social worker.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You" by Nancy Tillman
    Year Started:
    3/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Certified Social Worker
  • Karla Vandenlangenberg

    Karla Vandenlangenberg, Assistant Director

    I enjoy knowing that I make a difference in each child's life, and I love being able to watch the children grow, develop their personalities, and see their smiling faces every day!

    Karla grew up in the Green Bay Area and graduated from Prebble High School. She started her secondary education through Northwest Technical College, and went on to complete her Child Development Associate's credential through Ellis College. Karla has been a witness to the growth and advancement of the Early Childhood Education industry, and she utilizes her skills and experiences on a daily basis. Karla enjoys the challenge of encouraging children to reach their next level of development, and she strives to be a positive role model for the children in our Center.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak
    Year Started:
    9/1/1991
    Tenure:
    25 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Jodi

    Ms. Jodi, Infant A Classroom (Health and Safety Coordinator)

    I love having the kids look up to me and even if I'm having a bad day, all it takes is a child's smile to brighten it up!

    Ms. Jodi has been a dedicated teacher at KinderCare for nearly two decades! She excels at creating lasting bonds with the children in her classroom, and is well known around the building for having kids who have graduated from her classroom come and visit her frequently. Ms. Jodi can put a smile on any child's face, and is committed to maintaining a healthy and safe environment around our center.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "I Love You Through and Through" by Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak
    Year Started:
    11/13/1996
    Tenure:
    20 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Kerri

    Ms. Kerri, Infant B Classroom

    It is great to see the children laugh and smile! That can make anyone's day better!

    Ms. Kerri has so much fun in her classroom every single day. She uses her creativity to bring the infant curriculum to life and is able to transform her classroom for each theme. At any given time, you can find Ms. Kerri playing on the floor with the kids crawling all around her!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear" by Don and Audrey Wood
    Year Started:
    6/14/1999
    Tenure:
    17 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Mattanah, Infant B Classroom

    Ms. Mattanah is just starting out her career in the Early Childhood Education field, and she couldn't be more enthusiastic about her work. Ms. Mattanah adores the children in her care, and she is working hard to establish a fun classroom full of learning and development!

    Year Started:
    8/1/2016
  • Ms. Renee, Toddler A Classroom

    Ms. Renee's peaceful and calming demeanor helps to provide the perfect learning environment for spunky, energetic toddlers! She approaches every situation with a clear frame of mind, and keeps the children engaged in what they are learning about every day!

    Year Started:
    3/28/2016
  • Ms. Lisa M.

    Ms. Lisa M., Toddler B

    Ms. Lisa has one of the biggest hearts of anyone you'll meet. She has an incredible passion for the kids in her classroom, and it shows every time a child runs up to her for a hug. Ms. Lisa's classroom is filled with singing, giggles and lots of smiles!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Hi, Pizza Man!" by Virginia Walter
    Year Started:
    3/24/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Hannah

    Ms. Hannah, Discovery Preschool A

    Ms. Hannah has such a calm and loving personality and can approach any situation with a soft tone of voice and kindness in her heart. The children can't help but feel loved and supported with her as a teacher, and she is very skilled at whistling fun songs!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Are You My Mother?" by P.D. Eastman
    Year Started:
    11/2/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Bobbie, Discovery Preschool A Classroom

    Ms. Bobbie has one of the most positive, upbeat personalities of anyone you will meet. She greets each child with a warm welcome every morning, and approaches the day with a positive perspective. The children run to her for comfort and for a good giggle!

    Year Started:
    9/27/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
  • Ms. Rikki

    Ms. Rikki, Discovery Preschool B

    I love watching the children learn through the activities and learn to interact with each other.

    Ms. Rikki has been with KinderCare for nearly 7 years and she is an incredibly versatile teacher. Rikki works very hard to organize her classroom and plan amazing activities for the kids. She has so much fun in her job, and works hard to make sure the children in her classroom are happy!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Bear Feels Scared" by Karma Wilson
    Year Started:
    4/20/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Lynda

    Ms. Lynda, Preschool A

    No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care!

    Ms. Lynda has been a dedicated teacher at KinderCare since 2009. She goes above and beyond to make not only the children in her room, but also her families feel welcome and happy! Ms. Lynda is well known around the building for enhancing her classroom to fit whatever theme the kids are learning about. She is very creative and makes lasting bonds with all of the kids in her classroom!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "The Kissing Hand" by Audrey Penn
    Year Started:
    9/25/2002
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associates's Credential
  • Ms. Lisa G.

    Ms. Lisa G., Discovery Preschool B Classroom

    Ms. Lisa has such a fun sense of humor and can make a joke in any situation. She has grown so much since joining our team in 2015, and we are so happy to have her as a two-year old teacher. She is able to keep the kids busy with fun activities and brings smiles to all of their faces every day.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Ain't Gonna Paint No More" by Karen Beaumont
    Year Started:
    5/5/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Heather

    Ms. Heather, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love seeing a child do something for the first time when they worked so hard to do it on their own.

    Ms. Heather has been a part of the KinderCare family for nearly two decades! Her dedication to educating young children and getting them prepared for Kindergarten is truly remarkable. When you walk into Ms. Heather's classroom, you will immediately be able to see how much fun the kids are having while they learn!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Green Eggs and Ham" by Dr. Suess
    Year Started:
    6/14/1996
    Tenure:
    20 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Erin

    Ms. Erin, PreKindergarten

    Ms. Erin's smile and positive personalilty is very contagious. She is an incredibly hard worker and supportive in the classroom. All of the kids respect and have fun with Ms. Erin!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "I Love You Forever" by Robert Munsch
    Year Started:
    5/5/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Pursuing Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Mr. Brent

    Mr. Brent, School Age

    Almost every day at least one child will ask, "Is Mr. Brent here today?!" In addition to being a substitute teacher in the Green Bay School District, Mr. Brent helps run a fun and productive schoolage program here at KinderCare. The schoolage children really look forward to summer break and days off of school when Mr. Brent is there to help transform the classroom into whatevery they are learning about!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Curious George" by Hans Augusto Rey and Margret Rey
    Year Started:
    11/28/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
  • Ms. Brooke

    Ms. Brooke, Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Brooke is an incredibly hard worker and is so passionate about the kids at KinderCare. The children benefit from her loving personality and her background in American Sign Language has been a great contribution to our team!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Llama, Llama" by Anna Dewdney
    Year Started:
    7/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Megan

    Ms. Megan, Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Megan brings a special, youthful energy to our center! The kids absolutely love playing with Ms. Megan and she is a fun teacher to be around!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Little Bear" by Maurice Sendak
    Year Started:
    6/9/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Brandalyn, Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Brandlayn brings her bright spirit each and everyday and shares her passion for Early Childhood Education with all of the children. She does an amazing job keeping the children engaged with her songs and stories, and the children just love being around her!

    Year Started:
    7/26/2016
  • Ms. Debbie, Cook

    Ms. Debbie brings her positivie personality and fun sense of humor to work every day. She goes above and beyond to ensure the children's nutritional needs are being met while encouraging children to try new foods!

    Year Started:
    3/21/2016
  • Ms. Kristy, Center Support

    Ms. Kristy joined our team with a very important mission: keeping the building clean, safe, and sanitized! We are so grateful to have Kristy as a support to all of the staff, and the only thing "contagious" in her presence, is her incredible bright smile.

    Year Started:
    8/1/2016

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

If you're searching for childcare in the Ashwaubenon or Green Bay area, call to set-up a tour at Cormier KinderCare, located a few blocks south of Lambeau Field in between Oneida Street and Holmgren Way. The staff at KinderCare are compassionate and welcoming. They work hard to create a fun, safe and clean learning environment for the children. As a team, we love to plan events throughout the year for our families to get together and have fun! KinderCare's curriculum is what sets us apart from any other daycare in the area. Children attending our program will receive a quality education in every age group! Being a part of a larger company provides us with the benefits of an education team, a registered dietician, and an inclusion services department (just to name a few). We will work hard to make sure your childcare needs are met!

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Gluten free
  • Vegetarian

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

Providing safety to the children and families attending our center is a top priority. Our building is secured with a keypad entry, fenced-in playground, as well as our teachers taking the time to get to know the faces of all our children's family members. Every single staff member is trained in CPR and First-Aid, as well as Child Abuse and Neglect, Shaken Baby Syndrome, and SIDS. We follow strict guidelines for safe-sleeping babies, as well as enforcing a sickness policy to keep contagious germs out of our Center. Notifications with photos are included in each classroom for children with allergies. We also have emergency plans in place for everything from fire-related evacuations to doubtful earthquakes. We take pride in being prepared!

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.

Our daughter, Bella, attended KinderCare Cormier since she was 11 months old until she was 4 years old, and we moved out of state. We loved KinderCare's programming and ethics so much, that we enrolled her in KinderCare in Virginia.
We can't say enough good things about our Cormier Center in Green Bay. Every teacher Bella had was experienced and friendly. Not only did they take a professional interest in Bella, but also a personal interest by asking how gymnastics, swimming lesson, etc. were going as well as conversing with us Parents. Bella loved going to "school" and seeing all her friends and teachers, and especially loved the summer program. The center was always clean and well put together. We miss our KinderCare family in Green Bay so much!
 
-Alex and Jenna Joppe
- Parents
My child is enrolled at the Kindercare on Cormier Road and I am extremely happy with the level of care she receives. I am well informed regarding the various activities she takes part in throughout the day and they offer several stimulating options outside of their normal curriculum that she enjoys greatly (music and cooking classes). More importantly, in my interactions with the staff I can tell that they are genuinely concerned in my child’s wellbeing and are enthusiastic about their job and their role in the lives of the children they are involved with. Their overall focus on education and socialization are important to me and they continually surpass my expectations of what an early education facility should be.
- Father of Toddler
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