Ms. Debbie Halbman, Center Director
Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Years
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Whitnall School District: Hales Corners, Edgerton. Greenfield School District: Edgewood, Elm Dale, Glenwood, Maple Grove. Milwaukee Public Schools: Honey Creek, Walt Whitman, Manitoba, Spanish Immersion, AAL, Alcott
AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
We're the only company in early childhood education to select teachers based on natural talent. Being a great educator isn't enough though. KinderCare teachers are also amazing listeners, nurturers, boo-boo fixers, and smile-makers. Put more simply, we love our teachers and your child will, too.
Meet just a few of our amazing KinderCare teachers!
A KINDERCARE TEACHER WITH
An Artist's Heart
"My classroom is full of art!” says Mary Annthipie-Bane, an award-winning early childhood educator at KinderCare. Art and creative expression, she says, help children discover who they really are.
We put our best-in-class teachers in a best-in-class workplace. We're so proud to have been named one of Gallup's 37 winners of the Great Workplace Award. When you put great teachers in an engaging center, your children will experience an amazing place to learn and grow.
Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!
My son started off at a center I worked at and when they told me when I could and couldn't bring him, I was crushed! We toured this location and fell in love. The staff is so nice and so friendly, and made everything easy--from drop-offs to lesson plans--so I knew my son would be safe and learning. My son has been at this location since he was eight months old and still loves it!
Ashley H. - KinderCare Parent
In search for a daycare for my 12-week-old daughter, a good reputation, a stimulating curriculum, qualified caring staff, and a clean and safe facility were on the top of my list. KinderCare in Greenfield not only has a good reputation and a fun curriculum (even for little babies), but also their staff genuinely seemed to care about and enjoy spending time with my baby. When I bring my baby to the center, she smiles when she sees her teachers rather than crying. And when I pick her up at the end of the day, she appears engaged rather than being dejected or in her own little world. It is natural to have concerns and questions when starting a new care experience, and when I have had a concern or feedback to share, the teachers and staff have been attentive and responsive in following up with me. The staff and Infant Teachers have done a wonderful job in making me feel comfortable leaving my precious bundle of joy with them every day.
Marc and Katie C. - KinderCare Parent
My sons had been stay-at-home kids their entire life when some changes caused me to need child care for them. My older son is school age, so I wasn't too worried about him, but my little guy has never been in a structured environment. I toured the center and knew right away that it would be the best choice I could make for them. The teachers were all so sweet and loving, everything was well-organized, the center was very clean, and I could tell they had the perfect balance between structure and fun. When my sons started, it was just as I had feared--my youngest son wasn't keen on me leaving and would cry so hard. The center teachers worked hand in hand with me to help him get over the transition, and even though I hated leaving him upset, I knew that they would take great care of him when I could not. The teachers were so overly helpful and great at communication with me so that we could change our approach to get them acclimated quickly. What started out as me leaving them in tears has now turned into happy drop-offs with excitement to see their teachers and friends, and pick-ups where they say, "Oh, Mom...is it time to go already?" What a fantastic feeling that is! The center teachers love my children--I can see and feel it and so can my sons. That is a huge weight off of my "mommy heart." More than that--my sons are thriving! My younger son is so interested in learning and so much more structured than he was when I first brought him in. I see him becoming more independent and communicating better, and I know this is all due to the hard work of his teachers. My older son is more confident at making friends, learning so many fun new games, and is absolutely a happier kid. I cannot say enough for the teachers at this center. They are part of our family now, and I couldn't imagine being at peace with leaving my kids anywhere else!
Katie V. - KinderCare Parent
Ms. Sara and Ms. Tiffany, a sincere thank you for being the excellent educators that you are! My son attended a program through Greenfield School District called Bee Ready and scored in the 90th percentile. I know this would not have been possible without his education at KinderCare and the hard work and dedication of teachers. He is definitely prepared to start school in the fall. We would love to thank you for all the hard work, support, and encouragement that you have given our son during his time with you in Pre-K. We can't thank you enough for making his time in your classroom so happy.
Melody and Owen - KinderCare Parent
I would like to share how comfortable and at peace I am knowing that my grandkids are at this daycare. I am especially at peace when Lori is there for my grandson. She has the ability to calm him down when he is stressed. It is not easy because this behavior can go on for hours and even days, and yet, she has the patience with him--it is endearing both to myself and him to have someone in our corner, not judging us but helping us, with a smile, patience, understanding, and yes, love. My grandson has told me that he loves Lori. So a big shout out to Lori! Thank you and the rest of your staff for all you do for us.
A KinderCare Grandma - KinderCare Parent
Who Are KinderCare Families?
They hail from hundreds of cities across the country from countless backgrounds, and proudly represent every walk in life. What our families have in common, though, is the want to give their children the best start in life. We are so proud to be their partner in parenting.
Hear from just a few of our amazing KinderCare families.
A Globe-Trotting Family Finds A
Home in Houston
Four young children, four different passports, two languages, two full-time jobs…oh, and a few triathlons thrown in for good measure. Meet the globe-trotting Colettas—a family on the go.