Skip to main content

Green Bay West KinderCare

Ms. Emmy Geurts, Center Director

1101 South Taylor St. Green Bay WI 54304
(920) 496-0009 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
Open:

Show other centers nearby

Special Instructions:
Located on the corner of W. Mason and S. Taylor St Across from Burger Haus 41 just off Interstate 41

Neighborhood:
Green Bay Neighborhood

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Kennedy, MacArthur, and Chapel elementary schools.

You will find that in our center everything was thoughtfully designed for enhancing your child’s learning and development. Our hard work and dedication to quality has earned accreditation from both the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the state’s highest rating (five stars) from the YoungStar Program. We encourage you to tour and see what sets us apart from the rest!

  • Accreditation Seal Every Day · Every Child · Excellence · Accreditated · Knowledge Universe
  • NAEYC Accreditation NAEYC

Welcome

Starting in April 2014, our building underwent a transformation in mangement, quality, and cleanliness to ensure that we offer the best educational programming for infants, toddlers, preschool, and pre-kindergarten children as well as before & after school, school days off, and summer programs.
 
We understand that it can be extremely nerve-wracking to raise a child without an instruction manual…parents search literature, read the books, attend birthing classes and play groups, but every day greets us with the doubt of “Am I making the best choices for my child?”  Let the staff at KinderCare Green Bay West help!  Our staff has the National Association for the Education of Young Children seal of approval on their education, training, and their ability to care for children (and their parents).  We want to give you the peace of mind in knowing that you have made the right decision in looking for quality care for your family.  Together, we can make a difference in your family’s life!
 

Ms. Emmy Geurts, Center Director

Image Gallery

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.

Book Club

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Thursday September 29, 2016
    1. Discovery Preschool- Patterns

      The Discovery Preschool Classroom will complete activities with confidence as they work on new pattern skills.

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

      -

      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

Green Bay West KinderCare invites you to meet our staff. We love teaching and enjoy helping kids grasp new concepts. Please feel free to also come in and meet them all in-person!

  • Ms. Emmy Geurts, Center Director

    Hi, my name is Emmy.  I have been working in the childcare field for many years. I recently graduated from Capella University with my BS in Psychology. My daughter just graduated high school so we have had a very busy year so far.  When we have free time, we like to play board games, volleyball, and enjoy time outside with our puppy. Before joining the KinderCare family, I worked at a few other smaller childcare centers. I love my job and having the opportunity to work with children and families on a daily basis. I get to be a part of changing children's lives and helping them grow and learn!

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to working for KinderCare, Emmy worked for a couple private childcare centers as a cook, teacher, and Assistant Director
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "I Love My Mama"
    Year Started:
    10/19/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education and BS in Psychology
  • Jessica B.

    Jessica B., Assistant Director

     I'm Jessica and I have been with KinderCare since 2008.  Before joining the Taylor Street KinderCare family, I worked at another KinderCare location.  Before becoming the Assistant Director, I was a lead teacher and had the opportunity to work with every age group.  During my free time, I love video games and Disney.  My family was a miltary family while I was growing up and my parents recently moved to China.  I love getting to know each and every child in the center.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Bear's Loose Tooth"
    Year Started:
    9/29/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
    Education:
    Child Development Associates Certificate
  • Ms. Heather

    Ms. Heather, Learning Adventures

    My name is Heather.  I come from a large family and we love spending time together.  I enjoy hunting and fishing, anything outdoors.  I get the opportunity to work with every child in the center at times.  In my Learning Adventures classes, I get to work more one on one with the children to help them develop further.  I love working with the children and seeing them learn different things each day!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "The Itsy Bitsy Spider"
    Year Started:
    10/10/2005
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associates Certificate
  • Ms. Diane

    Ms. Diane, School Age Classroom

    Hi! My name is Diane.  I am currently attending NWTC for Early Childhood Education.  I am super excited to graduate this Fall.  When i have free time, I like to spend it with my family.  I really enjoy being in the School Age room, we enjoy playing games and coming up with new things to learn about.  Our summer is full of lots of different adventures and fieldtrips to keep the children busy and focused during their break from school.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Peanut Butter and Cup Cake"
    Year Started:
    4/30/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Pursuing Associates degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Alyssa

    Ms. Alyssa, Toddler Classroom

    My name is Alyssa!  I live with my cute little dog, Nelson!  We like to go for walks every day and then relax and watch TV together.  Our favorite show is the "Bachelorette"!  I also love to spend time with my mom, dad, two brothers, a sister, and two beautiful nieces.  Children in my classroom are always learning so much.  We have so much fun together!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed"
    Year Started:
    9/15/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    BS in Human Development
  • Ms. Kathy

    Ms. Kathy, Toddler Classroom

    My husband and I have two cats named Molly and Louie.  We enjoy traveling, gardening, reading, and helping with a local GED program in the evening.  I graduated from UWGB with a Major in Human Development and Early Educaton.  One of my favorite parts of being a teacher is the flexibiltiy to change the classroom up for the different themes that we focus on each month.  I always add a lot of extra items to peak the children's curiosity and extend their learning.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Baby Dance"
    Year Started:
    5/1/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    23 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Human Development
  • Ms. Taylor

    Ms. Taylor, Toddler Classroom

    My name is Taylor.  I live with my fiance Brent and have a son named Brayden.  I am currently attending school at NWTC for Early Childhood Education.  During my free time, we enjoy camping and anything outdoors.  I am a very active person.  At KinderCare, I work a lot with the Toddlers but have had the joy of working in all of the classrooms.  I get really excited to teach children new things and watch them learn by encouraging their development.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Over in the Meadow"
    Year Started:
    7/28/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Pursuing Associates degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Heidi

    Ms. Heidi, Infant Classroom

    My name is Heidi, I live with my three children: Harlie, Ryder, and Harper.  We like to go to the park and do other activities as a family.  I have been with KinderCare since 2002 and it has been home to me and my children.  I love working with the infants because I get to make that first connection with them when they have to be away from their parents.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Brown Bear"
    Year Started:
    9/1/2002
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Heather

    Ms. Heather, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    My name is Heather, I have always been around children.  When I was younger, my mom had a center in our home.  During my free time, I love to spend time with my boys and watch them in the numerous amounts of sporting events that they participate in.  I like working in the Discovery Preschool Classroom because they are learning so much at that time.  I love to dance and sing with the children and they like to laugh while I do it.  We enjoy reading stories together and play different character voices.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "It's Okay to be Different"
    Year Started:
    4/10/2001
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    24 Years
    Education:
    Childcare Diploma from NWTC and Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. ShaKeal

    Ms. ShaKeal, Pre- Kindergarten Classroom

    My name is ShaKeal!  I earned my BS in Human Biology along with a triple minor in Chemistry, Psychology, and Human Development from UWGB.  I am currently expecting my first child and we are very excited to bring her into the world.  I enjoy challenging the children in my Pre-Kindergarten class in their development and learning.  I love seeing their progress and success!  I like to make my classroom fun and inviting for the children to create the best learning environment possible.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "The Fly That Went By"
    Year Started:
    5/12/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Biology
  • Ms. Sandra

    Ms. Sandra, Cook

    My name is Sandy, I am the cook at KinderCare.  Before joining KinderCare, I worked in the elementary schools and then I started to raise my own family.  My husband and I love to go and visit our daughters and spend time with their families.  Although I do not work in a classroom, I do enjoy driving the school age group to school in the mornings.  I also get to interact with the infants and toddlers quite often and enjoy seeing them grow and develop while in our care.  I love to prepare heathly meals for the center.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"
    Year Started:
    6/1/1999
    Tenure:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    21 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Heather

    Ms. Heather, Preschool Classroom

    My name is Heather.  I recently added a new addition to my family and love spending time with my boys.  I have been a teacher with every age group.  I am currently attending Lakeland University to complete my BS in Business Management and after that work towards my BS in Child Care.  I like to make learning fun and exciting for the children.  I love working in my classroom and seeing the children learn new things.  The hard work that I do makes a difference to fill children with knowledge for the future ahead of them.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "I Love you Forever, I Love You for Always"
    Year Started:
    5/11/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Certificate

September 2016 Events

September Hero Image
Filter Center Calendar
  1. Friday September 02, 2016
    1. End of Summer Carnival

      -

      Join us to celebrate a great summer at our carnvial created by the school agers!

  2. Wednesday September 07, 2016
    1. Toddlers sing "Down By The Station"

      Toddlers will work on learning a new song as they interact with music and toy instruments.

  3. Monday September 12, 2016
    1. Preschool- "Adios means Goodbye"

      The preschool class will start learning Spanish as they repeat rhythm patterns in a song.

  4. 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!

  5. Friday September 16, 2016
    1. Infants - Knock it Down

      Infants will coordinate their hand movements as they reach to knock over towers.

  6. Thursday September 22, 2016
    1. Pre-Kindergarten Family Tree

      The Pre-Kindergarten classroom will learn all about their families as they explore different cultures to identify ways that people are alike and different.

  7. Monday September 26, 2016
    1. School Agers- Math Attack!!

      The School Agers will get to challenge each other with Math questions as they build patternships with teams!

  8. Thursday September 29, 2016
    1. Discovery Preschool- Patterns

      The Discovery Preschool Classroom will complete activities with confidence as they work on new pattern skills.

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

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian

Center Menu

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

At Green Bay West KinderCare, your child’s safety is one of our top priorities.  All of our outside perimeter doors are locked to ensure security, but all of our playgrounds are fenced with locked gates as well.  Our main entrance is a coded entry where only authorized family members have access to enter the building, along with a visible front desk allowing us to see who enters and exits the building.  All of our staff is trained in first aid and CPR as well as child supervision procedures.  New cleaning equipment and procedures have been put in place to maintain high standards in cleanliness and sanitization.  We also staff a Health and Safety Coordinator who completes regular classroom and playground safety assessments to make sure that your child is in the safest environment possible!

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.

I just love bringing my daughter here.  She talks about her day each night and how she has best friends.  The staff is great with the children and I feel safe leaving her here.

- Mother

I love bringing my children to KinderCare, they have only been there a couple weeks and they are learning so much already.  The staff is very friendly and helpful.

- Mother
×

See what’s happening on the blog

Our staff would like to welcome you to visit our center. The staff takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Ongoing training is offered to the staff during the year at the center and though the various training opportunities in the community.

View More

Resources for Parents

Download helpful guides and other resources to make your child care decisions easy.

What should I look for when choosing a childcare center?:

Enrollment Agreement: