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Security KinderCare

Ms. Tasha Weinfurtner, Center Director

600 Security Blvd. Green Bay WI 54313
(920) 434-2700 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Neighborhood:
Howard/Suamico Neighborhood

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Meadowbrook, Howard, Forest Glen, Hillcrest in Pulaski

Welcome

Finding the right place that suits your family's needs and leaves you feeling relieved about leaving your child in the hands of another can be difficult. Here at the Security KinderCare, we can guarantee that you won't have a worry about your precious little ones when you can't be with them. We are not just a daycare for your children: We are the leader in early childhood education and a second home for your family. School readiness for your children as well as a great place to grow, learn, and enjoy every day is what you can look forward to with us. Our classrooms are geared toward learning while providing a safe environment for social-emotional growth, physical growth, and academic growth. Call us today to set up a time to visit our building and see the amazing things we have going on.  

Ms. Tasha Weinfurtner, 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.

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.

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.

Teachers & Staff

Welcome to the Security KinderCare Learning Center. We have a very tenured staff with over 150 years of child care experience shared among us. We all have a passion for teaching and learning. Please use this as a window to get to know our teachers. Also, please feel free to come to the center and meet us personally!

  • Ms. Tasha Weinfurtner

    Ms. Tasha Weinfurtner, Center Director

    Working with children each day is so inspiring. I have a great passion for teaching and learning, but the best part of my job is learning something new from a little mind every day.

    Ms. Tasha grew up in central Wisconsin and graduated from Mosinee High School in 2005. Following high school, Ms. Tasha went to the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay (UW-GB), where she double majored in human development and psychology. During her years in college, she did internships at the pediatric unit at St. Vincent's Hospital in Green Bay with their ChildLife program and was a grief counselor and camp coordinator for Camp Lloyd at UW-GB. She started working at KinderCare during her third year of college and has been employed there since. Ms. Tasha has had the opportunity to work and grow at three of our centers in the Green Bay area since she started in 2007. Ms. Tasha is passionate about education and sharing her knowledge with those around her to help them grow and learn. She enjoys being an inspiring leader and embraces the opportunity to work with children and families each and every day.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Tasha has previous experience as an assistant teacher, School Age Teacher, Toddler Teacher, and Assistant Center Director.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

    Year Started:
    10/2/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Human Development; Bachelor's Degree in Psychology; Child Development Associate Credential; Child Care Administrative Credentials
  • Ms. Erin Long

    Ms. Erin Long, Assistant Director

    I have always loved working with children. It is so rewarding to watch a child grow and learn right before your eyes.

    Ms. Erin grew up in DePere and gradated from West DePere High School. She started with KinderCare in 2008 as a Toddler Teacher. In 2009, she received her child development associate credential from Ellis University. In Ms. Erin's free time, she enjoys spending time with her two children. Ms. Erin enjoys working with families and children every day. She loves that she gets to come to work and make a difference in children's lives.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Erin has worked as a School Age Teacher, Toddler Teacher, and Learning Adventures Teacher.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

    Year Started:
    4/17/2008
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Beth

    Ms. Beth, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Beth graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in human development and psychology. Previously, she worked with children in a domestic violence shelter and treatment center. She started working in daycare in October of 2012. Ms. Beth looks forward to seeing the children’s smiles and hearing their laughter every day. She can truly say that she loves what she does and finds her job beyond rewarding. In Ms. Beth's off-time, she enjoys spending time with her son and her fiancé.
      

    Year Started:
    2/18/2013
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Human Development and Psychology
  • Ms. Heather S.

    Ms. Heather S., Infant Classroom

    Ms. Heather started at KinderCare in October of 2006. Her favorite part of working in the Infant Classroom is watching the children change from newborn to toddler. She likes coming to work every day knowing that she is teaching young children and making a difference in their lives. Outside of work, she and her husband, Justin, have four daughters of their own: Shannon, Taylor, Aaliyah, and their newest addition, Rosalie. They always enjoy spending time as a family.
      

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

    Year Started:
    10/16/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Early Childhood I & II Credentials; Infant / Toddler Credentials
  • Ms. Kayla

    Ms. Kayla, Infant / Toddler Classrooms

    Ms. Kayla has been working with children since she was very young. She has three little sisters and grew up babysitting them a lot. She chose to work in child care because she loves children and is excited to work with them every day to teach them and watch them learn and grow. Ms. Kayla is excited about her future here at KinderCare. She has only been here for a few years and has already learned so much.  

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault

    Year Started:
    11/10/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Early Childhood I & II Credentials
  • Ms. Bonnie

    Ms. Bonnie, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Bonnie has been married to her husband, Kevin, for 28 years. They have one child named Jason. Ms. Bonnie has been in the child care field for 20 years. She has always wanted to be a teacher and work with children. She enjoys watching the children learn and grow. Ms. Bonnie knows she is making a difference in their lives and helping them become the people they dream of becoming. She enjoys the hugs and love she receives every day from the children--it is a blessing.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Itsy Bitsy Spider by Iza Trapani

    Year Started:
    5/10/1994
    Tenure:
    23 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    23
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Kyla

    Ms. Kyla, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Kyla has been working with children for six years and continues to learn something new every day. Working with children can be super rewarding as she watches them grow and achieve milestones. Ms. Kyla loves working with children and being able to get a smile and a hug from them every day. 

    Year Started:
    5/5/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Katie

    Ms. Katie, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Katie started with KinderCare in 2009. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay with a bachelor’s degree in human development and public administration. She loves witnessing the growth of each and every child and watching them repeat or use what she has taught them. Ms. Katie is excited to provide a loving environment and also enhance their lives with learning while having fun.

    Year Started:
    9/2/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degrees in Human Development and Public Administration
  • Ms. Kathy

    Ms. Kathy, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Kathy has been working for KinderCare for 23 years and couldn't imagine doing anything else. Her love and devotion is in teaching. She has two of her own children, Kayla and Colen, with her husband, Chad. She loves spending time with her family hunting, fishing, enjoying the outdoors, and playing with their dog Lexi. Ms. Kathy's favorite part about teaching is watching as kids learn new things and hit new developmental milestones. Watching them write their name for the first time or complete a pattern activity with success is so rewarding to her. Ms. Kathy gets to share with them in the excitement and nothing beats that!

    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

    Year Started:
    2/10/1993
    Tenure:
    24 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    24
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Tara

    Ms. Tara, 4K / School Age Classrooms

    Ms. Tara is married and has two boys of her own. She has worked in child care since 1993 and started working for KinderCare in 1995. Ms. Tara chooses to work with children because she loves to teach them new things and watch them learn and grow. Each day is a new experience for both herself and the children, even after 20 years.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles Green Shaw

    Year Started:
    7/17/1995
    Tenure:
    22 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    21
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential

Upcoming Center Activities

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August's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: All About Me and Dinosaurs
Infants and toddlers will learn all about themselves while kids in Discovery Preschool will take a look at our favorite extinct creatures: dinosaurs! Infants will look at their reflections in mirrors, listen to voices through cardboard tubes to encourage babbling, and practice self-expression as they move while listening to music. Toddlers will create body-related artwork (like paintings of their faces) and imagine the future as they pretend to be all grown up while playing dress-up. Meanwhile, children in Discovery Preschool are in for a “dinomite” time learning all about dinosaurs and their habitats, and they’ll build essential skills through fun, theme-related activities—like counting dinosaur eggs and going on pretend fossil hunts!  

Children 4 to 5 years old: Foods and Flavors, Shapes and Colors, and Alphabet Letters/Review
For the first two weeks of August, older children will be learning all about the basic food groups, where food comes from, and how to make healthful food choices. After that, preschoolers will be getting artsy as they explore shapes and colors using materials like blocks, paint, play dough, and colored water—and they’ll even take their knowledge outdoors with scavenger hunts for colors and shapes! Their older friends in Pre-K and Transitional Kindergarten will be getting up close and personal with the alphabet as they learn uppercase and lowercase letters, the sounds the letters make, and how those sounds can be combined to make words—all culminating with the creation of a classroom alphabet book. 

Monday August 14, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Tuesday August 15, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Wednesday August 16, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Thursday August 17, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Friday August 18, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

About Our Center

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.

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

Our main priorities here are to not only provide top quality care for your children, but to provide you a safe and educational setting. Health awareness, safety, learning, and fun are an everyday expectation here at KinderCare.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

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

First off, everyone is wonderful at Security KinderCare! We love all of the staff. Ryan and I have seen all of these Service Values demonstrated numerous times. Props to all of you! Our daughter is in love and obsessed with Miss Kyla. Kyla is always so kind and caring to her. She has made an important role model for our daughter and always lets her be a helper (which she adores). Furthermore, she is always communicating with Ryan and I about her daily interactions, needs, and much more. Kyla has gone above and beyond working and building a relationship with our daughter and us. Often, I hear about Ms. Katie as well. She tells me that she loves to play with Ms. Katie outside and that she is fun. This shows me that Ms. Katie cares about her and gives her the attention she thrives on. Ms. Reanna, even though just starting with my daughter, already has reached out to introduce herself, starting to build a relationship with our family. She seems excited and enthusiastic to be working with my daughter and the other kids in her room. Beth and Kayla (Heather and Stephanie too) take wonderful care of my son. I am extremely comfortable leaving him with them, and have been since week one. They always fill me in on his days and continue to provide me detailed information so we are on the same page. I am always welcomed when dropping off or picking up. Tara and the other openers always help make my daughter's drop-off a smooth transition. She is always welcomed in the room and they help her on some days when she does not always want me to leave. They are quick to hold and comfort her, also making it easier on Mom. Erin and Tasha are always working and shifting to meet our family's needs. They are great when adjusting our schedules to meet my working schedule, which means so much. Every day, whether walking in or out, I am welcomed. KinderCare is a happy and warm place because of the foundation they have provided. My daughter loves coming to "school" every day and is always so excited to share her day with us. My son, too, is always so content and happy--he one day will be telling us about his day too. It's a great feeling knowing my kids are in great care.

- Parents

Welcoming a child into our lives was probably one of the scariest and most rewarding things we have ever done. When the time came to go back to work, we couldn't image leaving our daughter in the hands of another, but as parents, it is something most of us probably face. Initially we did not want to put our child in public daycare so we decided to have someone come to our home. For us, that was surprisingly an unanticipated disaster! We made a list of all the things that were important to us and began touring centers. Each tour was more disappointing than the next until we toured Security KinderCare. It had all of the things we were looking for. The most important things to us were safety and security, no prop-feeding bottles, a strong learning curriculum, low turnover in teachers, cleanliness, and we did not want our child sitting a swing or bouncer all day. (We call that the BOP, Battery Operated Parent.) Just from the short tour, we knew we had found our place. Not one bouncer or swing in sight. Children were being fed by a teacher, security checks were occurring throughout the visit, and the teachers put us at ease. So we decided to give it a go. Fast forward to three years later and here we are, still members of the center and have just added a son. Can you believe in three years' time, we still see all the same faces every day when we walk in the door? What we didn't realize was how KinderCare would integrate into our family. They have done an amazing job of welcoming our kids each morning (let's be honest, drop off doesn't always go smoothly), painting the picture of what our children did all day on the daily sheet, providing development feedback, and including our family in many events throughout the year. Our favorite events are the book fair exchange, family Thanksgiving dinner, and the chili cook-off. Like most families, these days our lives get a bit chaotic sometimes. The KinderCare staff is always there to send a reminder email or take one of our many calls. We never feel as though our children are just numbers. It is the most comforting feeling to know that while we are at work our children are safe, happy, learning, and growing!

- Mom and Dad

We chose to enroll our first son at a KinderCare child care center because of the friendliness of the staff and families. When our first son was in the “baby” room, we soon found out we were pregnant with our second. The center warmly welcomed our new baby boy! We loved that the boys were able to interact with one another during the day, but also were able to learn the skills necessary when dealing with their same-age peers. Their social, behavioral, and academic skills improved throughout the years because of the KinderCare staff's knowledge and care. We were highly impressed with the center and know that our children have a strong upbringing because of the KinderCare child care center.

- Mom and Dad

We have been a KinderCare family since 2010. When we first were in need of daycare services, my son was six months old. He is now in the 4K program at KinderCare, and we could not be any more pleased with the care and education he has received over the last four years. Our daughter now attends KinderCare as well. We are amazed at how much she has grown in just one year. We are so fortunate to have found a center that exceeds our expectations. As parents, it is our hope that our kids be safe, happy, and engaged in learning each day. The KinderCare staff works very hard each and every day to make sure these three items are at the top of their minds. I know my children are safe at the center, they are happy to see their friends each day, and we can see their learning displayed on the walls of each classroom. There is a special place in our hearts for the staff at Security KinderCare!

- Mom and Dad
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