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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
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Neighborhood:
Green Bay Neighborhood

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Kennedy, MacArthur, King

Welcome

In April 2014, our building underwent a transformation in management, quality, and cleanliness to ensure that we offer the best educational programming for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and prekindergarteners, including before & after school, off-school days, 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, and 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 NAEYC 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

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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.

Monthly Activities

June's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Wonderful Water and Insects and Spiders

Infants and toddlers will be exploring the wonderful world of water as the children in Discovery Preschool dig into the creepy-crawly world of insects and spiders! Infants will have the chance to practice splashing, scooping, pouring, and playing with bubbles, while toddlers will take a swim on the creative side as they paint with water and create habitats for sea animals. Children in Discovery Preschool will focus on science as they learn about the differences between insects and spiders, how caterpillars turn into butterflies, and how bees pollinate flowers and make honey. Children’s creativity will blossom as they use dried pasta to create butterfly artwork!

Children 4 to 5 years old: Staying Safe and Exploring the Arts

In this modern world, safety is never overrated—and that’s why we take the first half of June to teach children all about how to keep themselves safe in different situations and places. After that, children will delve into the arts as they learn about visual art, musical art, dancing, and acting, and discover the different types of art, music, and dance that exist around the world. Preschoolers will focus on number recognition in order to learn their phone numbers and how to call 911, the Pre-K class will examine how art concepts and techniques are used in famous works of art, and our kindergartners will collaborate on a group project together, such as making first aid kits or choreographing their own dance routine! 

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

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 us in person!

  • Ms. Emmy Geurts, Center Director

    Ms. Emmy has been working in the child care field for many years. She recently graduated from Capella University with her bachelor of science degree in psychology. Her daughter just graduated high school, so her family has had a very busy year so far. When they have free time, they like to play board games, volleyball, and enjoy time outside with their puppy. Before joining the KinderCare family, Ms. Emmy worked at a few other smaller child care centers. She loves her job and having the opportunity to work with children and families on a daily basis. Ms. Emmy enjoys getting to be a part of changing children's lives and helping them grow and learn!

    Favorite Children's Book:

    I Love My Mama by Peter Kavanagh

    Year Started:
    10/19/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20
    Education:
    Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education; Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology
  • Ms. Jessica

    Ms. Jessica, Assistant Director

    Ms. Jessica has been with KinderCare since 2008. Before joining the Taylor Street KinderCare family, she worked at another KinderCare location. Before becoming the Assistant Director, she was a lead teacher and had the opportunity to work with every age group. She loves video games and Disney. Her family was a military family while she was growing up and her parents recently moved to China. She loves getting to know each and every child in the center.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Bear's Loose Tooth by Karma Wilson

    Year Started:
    9/29/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Heidi

    Ms. Heidi, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Heidi lives with her three children: Harlie, Ryder, and Harper. They all like to go to the park and do other activities as a family. Ms. Heidi has been with KinderCare since 2002 and it has been home to her and her children. She loves working with the infants because she gets to make that first connection with them when they have to be away from their parents.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr.

    Year Started:
    9/1/2002
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Destiny

    Ms. Destiny, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Destiny has been taking care of children since she was in the sixth grade. She is expecting her first child very soon. She and her fiancé are very excited to welcome Sofia Cordella to their family. They have two guinea pigs named Carmel and Rascal. She really enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Ms. Destiny looks forward to continuing to be a part of the KinderCare family for a long time--after all, she was a KinderCare kid!

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

    Year Started:
    10/12/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    CNA Certification; Teacher Assistant Certification; Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Kathy

    Ms. Kathy, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Kathy and her husband have two cats named Molly and Louie. They enjoy traveling, gardening, reading, and helping with a local GED program in the evening. She graduated from UWGB with a major in human development and early education. One of Ms. Kathy's favorite parts of being a teacher is the flexibility to change the classroom up for the different themes each month. She always adds a lot of extra items to pique the children's curiosity and extend their learning.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Baby Dance by Ann Taylor

    Year Started:
    5/1/2007
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    23
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Human Development
  • Ms. Asha

    Ms. Asha, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Asha loves to spend her time with her children. She also enjoys music, dancing, cooking, shopping, and spending time with nature. Ms. Asha loves working with children and helping them to discover their inner talents. Before joining KinderCare, she worked in other child care centers in Minnesota when she moved there from Kenya. Ms. Asha loves the interactions each day she experiences with the families. 

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Asha has worked in other child care centers in the past.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

    Year Started:
    5/22/2017
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Casey

    Ms. Casey, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Casey just started in the child care field, but loves that she gets to come to work and make such an important, genuine connection with the children and their families. She has two children and really enjoys helping them learn. Together she and her children enjoy watching movies and anything outdoors. Ms. Casey loves seeing how excited the children in her class get when they talk about their daily experiences at pick-up time. 

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr.

    Year Started:
    5/22/2017
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential (In Progress)
  • Ms. Heather

    Ms. Heather, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Heather has always been around children. When she was younger, her mom had a center in their home. During her free time, Ms. Heather loves to spend time with her boys and watch them in the numerous sporting events that they participate in. She likes working in the Discovery Preschool Classroom because children at this age are learning so much. She loves to dance and sing with the children, and they like to laugh while she does. She and the children enjoy reading stories together and play different character voices.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    It's Okay to Be Different by Todd Parr

    Year Started:
    4/10/2001
    Tenure:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    24
    Education:
    Child Care Diploma; Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Jessy

    Ms. Jessy, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Jessy is originally from Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin and now lives in Green Bay with her high school sweetheart and their beautiful daughter Molly. They have a dog named Hank and a cat named Gracie. She loves working with children, especially the two-year-olds, because they are learning so much. She enjoys helping them explore the world around them!

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr.

    Year Started:
    8/22/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology; Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Heather

    Ms. Heather, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Heather recently added a new addition to her family, and loves spending time with her boys. She has been a teacher for every age group. She is currently attending Lakeland University to complete her bachelor of science degree in business management, and after that she will be working toward her bachelor of science degree in child care. She likes to make learning fun and exciting for the children. Ms. Heather loves working in her classroom and seeing the children learn new things. She enjoys knowing that the hard work she does makes a difference to fill children with knowledge for the future ahead of them.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

    Year Started:
    5/11/2012
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. ShaKeal

    Ms. ShaKeal, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. ShaKea earned her bachelor of science degree in human biology, along with a triple minor in chemistry, psychology, and human development from UWGB. She is currently expecting her first child and she and her partner are very excited to bring her into the world. Ms. ShaKeal enjoys challenging the children in her Prekindergarten class in their development and learning. She loves seeing their progress and success! Ms. ShaKeal likes to make her classroom fun and inviting for the children so she can create the best learning environment possible.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Fly That Went By by Michael McClintock

    Year Started:
    5/12/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Biology
  • Ms. Megan

    Ms. Megan, School Age Classroom

    Ms. Megan loves Star Wars, polar bears, and traveling. She enjoys working with every age group at the center. She has so much fun working with the school-age children having new experiences.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen

    Years in ECE industry:
    6
    Education:
    Degree in Education and Environmental Science (In Progress)
  • Ms. Heather

    Ms. Heather, Learning Adventures

    Ms. Heather comes from a large family and they love spending time together. She enjoys hunting and fishing, or anything outdoors. She gets the opportunity to work with every child in the center at times. In her Learning Adventures classes, Ms. Heather works one-on-one with the children to help them develop further. She loves 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:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Sandra

    Ms. Sandra, Cook

    Ms. Sandy is the cook at KinderCare. Before joining KinderCare, she worked in the elementary schools and then started to raise her own family. She and her husband love to go and visit their daughters and spend time with their families. Although she does not work in a classroom, Ms. Sandy does enjoy driving the school-age group to school in the mornings. She also gets to interact with the infants and toddlers quite often and enjoys seeing them grow and develop while in her care. Ms. Sandy loves to prepare healthy meals for the center.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

    Year Started:
    6/1/1999
    Tenure:
    18 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    21
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education

Upcoming Center Activities

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June's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Wonderful Water and Insects and Spiders

Infants and toddlers will be exploring the wonderful world of water as the children in Discovery Preschool dig into the creepy-crawly world of insects and spiders! Infants will have the chance to practice splashing, scooping, pouring, and playing with bubbles, while toddlers will take a swim on the creative side as they paint with water and create habitats for sea animals. Children in Discovery Preschool will focus on science as they learn about the differences between insects and spiders, how caterpillars turn into butterflies, and how bees pollinate flowers and make honey. Children’s creativity will blossom as they use dried pasta to create butterfly artwork!

Children 4 to 5 years old: Staying Safe and Exploring the Arts

In this modern world, safety is never overrated—and that’s why we take the first half of June to teach children all about how to keep themselves safe in different situations and places. After that, children will delve into the arts as they learn about visual art, musical art, dancing, and acting, and discover the different types of art, music, and dance that exist around the world. Preschoolers will focus on number recognition in order to learn their phone numbers and how to call 911, the Pre-K class will examine how art concepts and techniques are used in famous works of art, and our kindergartners will collaborate on a group project together, such as making first aid kits or choreographing their own dance routine! 

Tuesday June 13, 2017
Hand Washing Safety with CNA Aleece

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The children will get to learn proper handwashing techniques as they use a special light to see the germs.

Tuesday June 20, 2017
Fire Safety

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The fire station will be visiting our center to talk about fire safety

Thursday June 29, 2017
Ms. Taku

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Special guest Ms. Taku will be teaching the children about different instruments while they learn new songs!

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 system, 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 of cleanliness and sanitation. 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.

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I just love bringing my daughter here to Green Bay West KinderCare. 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

The teachers at Green Bay West KinderCare make me feel comfortable and confident about bring my daughter there every day. They have a great learning environment and superb interactions with the children. I love the flexibility the center has with my needs. My daughter is constantly talking about KinderCare and her friends. We love it here!

- Mother

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

- Mother
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