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Green Bay East KinderCare

Ms. Jenna Stein, Center Director

2280 Finger Rd. Green Bay WI 54302
(920) 465-7900 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEARS
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Neighborhood:
Green Bay, Wisconsin Metropolitan Neighborhood

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Baird, Martin, Sullivan, Wilder, St. Bernard Catholic, Eisenhower, Nicolet

Welcome

Welcome to the Green Bay East KinderCare. As a NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accredited center and a leader in the field of early childhood education, it is our honor to be a part of your child's development. We want to give you peace of mind in knowing you have made the right decision by looking into our center. We have a passion for teaching and nurturing children that leads our teachers to develop the whole child--socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually. We are excited to have you visit our learning center so you can see firsthand we are so much more than just a daycare. We are a place your child can explore, discover, and learn about the world surrounding them with confidence with a team of early childhood experts who can turn every moment into a positive learning experience.

Ms. Jenna Stein, 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.

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.

Spanish

Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

Teachers & Staff

The staff at Green Bay East KinderCare are caring and compassionate with children and families. We extend the learning curriculum by adding our own enhancement activities to programs weekly. Three of our staff members are bilingual (Spanish) and the low rate of turnover at this center promotes reliable and consistent care for the children in each room.

  • Ms. Jenna Stein

    Ms. Jenna Stein, Center Director

    I am extremely passionate about inclusion and making every child feel welcome and appreciated. I love coming to work every day in a center filled with learning, fun, and adventure!

    Ms. Jenna grew up in central Wisconsin and graduated from Lincoln High School in Wisconsin Rapids. After high school, Ms. Jenna went on to earn her bachelor’s degree in human development and psychology from the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay. During her time in college, Ms. Jenna began working for KinderCare as a floater and then after graduating, she became a lead Toddler Teacher. After college, Ms. Jenna worked as an autism treatment therapist, where she spent time assessing children’s development levels, creating therapy plans, and working on daily living skills in client homes. Ms. Jenna then returned to KinderCare as a Center Director in Green Bay at the Finger Road location. Ms. Jenna focuses on inclusion in every classroom by using her knowledge of intellectual disabilities to positively impact an entire community of young minds.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jenna has worked as a Toddler Teacher and as an autism treatment therapist.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    "Hi, Pizza Man!" by Virginia Walter 

    Year Started:
    8/22/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degrees in Human Development and Psychology
  • Ms. Tonya Konkle

    Ms. Tonya Konkle, Assistant Director

    Ms. Tonya has been with KinderCare since August of 2007. She is almost finished with her bachelor's degree in human development. She is also certified to drive the bus and is CPR and First Aid certified. Ms. Tonya started at our center as a School-Age Teacher. She then worked for a while as the transition teacher before going back to the School-Age Classroom. Ms. Tonya is presently the Assistant Director. She loves coming to work every day knowing that she is making a positive difference in so many children's lives.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Tonya has worked as a School Age Teacher and Toddler Teacher.
    Year Started:
    8/9/2007
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Human Development with a Minor in Psychology
  • Ms. Lynne

    Ms. Lynne, Infant Classroom

    "Working with infants is having the opportunity to care and enjoy being with them every day.

    Ms. Lynne always enjoys working with children and their families. She also enjoys doing different activities with them to see how they developed in reaching, crawling, and trying different challenges as they grow. Their smiles just melt her heart. She does their learning boards and the infants enjoy looking at them. When reading stories and painting, it is always fun to see their expressions.

    Previous Experience:
    Before Ms. Lynne worked for KinderCare, she worked as a teacher's aide for four and five year old's. She also worked at St. Vincent Hospital.
    Year Started:
    11/23/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Marissa

    Ms. Marissa, Infant Classroom

    I'm passionate about kids. I love seeing them go through many milestones.

    Ms. Marissa was interested in working with kids in a child care setting ever since she had her daughter at KinderCare. Ms. Marissa loved the setting of the room and the activities they did. She has two children, Veronica and Christian. Ms. Marissa completed high school even while caring for both of her children--they motivated her to graduate. Working at the center with the children has given her the opportunity to create bonds with the children and get to know their families. 

    Year Started:
    10/13/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential (In Progress)
  • Ms. Linda

    Ms. Linda, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Linda feels a strong emotional attachment to her children and their families; the relationships are what matters the most to her. Whenever you enter Ms. Linda's classroom, there is always music and movement. She loves to see the children smile and move their little bodies to the beat of the music as she sings. She knows learning and fun go hand in hand.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to starting at KinderCare, Ms. Linda worked with abused and neglected children.
    Year Started:
    7/27/2007
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    23
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Social Work
  • Ms. Brenda

    Ms. Brenda, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love teaching new and exciting things, as well as exploring new adventures that the children and I learn together.

    Ms. Brenda is proud to say she has completed her child development associate credential. Prior to working here in Green Bay, she worked for a KinderCare in Vernon Hills, IL. The most unique things she does in her classroom every day is bring new exciting and fun things. She enjoys getting messy with painting and shaving cream, and also enjoys working together with the children to tell a story.

    Year Started:
    9/11/1986
    Tenure:
    30 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Kesha

    Ms. Kesha, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Kesha is passionate about helping children learn. She loves making a positive impact on their lives and enjoys when she sees families years later and they thank her for doing a good job with their child.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Kesha was a babysitter for family and friends.
    Year Started:
    3/21/2008
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Gina

    Ms. Gina, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Gina has been working for KinderCare since September and is really enjoying it. Prior to working at KinderCare, she worked for another child care center. She has two children. The thing that Ms. Gina likes the most about working here is her awesome coworkers and playing with the kids and seeing their smiling faces.

    Year Started:
    9/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Tammy

    Ms. Tammy, Transitional Kindergarten Classroom

    Children are like little seeds. When I see them starting to sprout because of the seeds I planted, it makes me feel priceless.

    Ms. Tammy has been at this center since 1994. She started in the Discovery Preschool Classroom, and after six weeks she took the lead teacher role in the Toddler Classroom. Ms. Tammy then worked in the kitchen for a couple years, then in the Preschool Classroom until our center combined with another center, and she then became the Prekindergarten teacher. She encourages the children to start writing letters and lets them know it's okay if they even just make a couple of lines (it's a start). After a couple of months she sees these lines starting to become curves and circles and the end result is letters. Having a child of her own who needed extra support to learn has helped her become a better teacher. Every child learns in his or her own way, and once you find that way, they excel.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Tammy has served as a Toddler Teacher, Discovery Preschool Teacher, Preschool Teacher, Prekindergarten Teacher, and as a cook for KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    1/10/1994
    Tenure:
    23 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    23
    Education:
    Vocational Diploma in Child Day Care
  • Ms. Dania

    Ms. Dania, School Age Classroom

    I love my job because I enjoy watching the kids grow and learn every day.

    Ms. Dania likes to work with each child's individual needs. She also enjoys spending her time working with all the children and making them all feel included. Ms. Dania enjoys making her classroom child- and family-friendly as well as working with all the kids to make a unique relationship with all their classmates.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Dania has babysat for family members and is a mom herself.
    Year Started:
    3/17/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
  • Ms. Alexandra

    Ms. Alexandra, School Age / Learning Adventures Classrooms

    Ms. Ali started in the Toddler Classroom and now helps out wherever she can. Ms. Ali finds herself playing along with the kids in different area in the classroom. She loves sports (especially soccer) and being crafty. She has two kids, ages two and under. Ms. Ali loves being silly. She even learned the dance "Too Legit to Quit" to live up to her nickname, "Legit."

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining child care, Ms. Ali worked in retail and at a call center.
    Year Started:
    9/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Associate's Degree as an Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Ms. Diane

    Ms. Diane, Cook

    Ms. Diane can't pass up the smiles, the joy, and the questions of a child--and who could?

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Diane had her own in-home child care, and has worked as president of the PTO and as an assistant scout leader.
    Year Started:
    9/21/2000
    Tenure:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16
    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.

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

Our entire staff is First Aid and CPR certified as well as SIDS and Shaken Baby trained. The entrances are secured with a keypad entry system. We check all persons entering the center for photo identification. Our center is very safe for walking babies and toddlers to learn, grow, and play because we have a mulched playground. The toddler playground has a poured rubber surface for low impact.

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.

The staff at Green Bay East KinderCare are absolutely amazing. They not only take such great care of my son, but they always have smiles on their faces. He is so happy going there every day, and I am always amazed with how much he is learning.

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