Dani Seidl, Center Director
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Welcome to Hudson KinderCare! We serve Hudson, River Falls and the surrounding communities. We are excited to meet you! Our teaching staff believe in developing the whole child and working with families to help each child grow and learn to their fullest abilities. Hudson KinderCare is Hudson's first and only 5 star rated childcare provider with Wisconsin's new YoungStar rating system. We are proud to provide excellent education and customer service to our families. Your child will have a safe, secure environment to learn in with wonderful, caring teachers to learn from. We have a true passion for early childhood education and would love the opportunity to be a part of your child's life. I am so grateful to have opened this center in 2007. Together with our wonderful staff, we have created a home away from home for your child where early childhood education is our focus.
Dani Seidl, Center Director
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Light and Dark, plus the Sky and Weather
Through shadow play, experiments with flashlights, observing the Sun and more, infants and toddlers will enjoy learning about light and dark this month. Infants continue sensory development by looking at contrasting patterns and at objects that are clearly defined by sharp edges and bright colors, while toddlers will build on their understanding of the light and dark concepts with play around daytime and nighttime. The older Discovery Preschool children will turn their attention to the sky as they learn about weather, the Moon, the Sun, and stars.
Children 4–5 years old: Transportation, Healthy Bodies, and Winter
For children in the Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms, January is filled with variety! They’ll begin by learning about transportation and studying how things get from “here” to “there.” A few weeks later, the focus will shift to health and bodies, with an emphasis placed on how to make good choices for a growing body. Towards the end of the month, children will be introduced to the transformative nature of the winter season and learn how to dress and take care of themselves when it’s cold outside.
The teachers and staff at Hudson KinderCare are dedicated to the education of young children. Each teacher attends training days for professional development to help strengthen their teaching skills. We strive to be a part of your family, so communication with the families is very important to us. We want to make this time in your child's life special and educational. To us, each child is an important individual who needs attention, love and support to grow and develop. We use this time with them to work on social skills as well as academic skills. Our teachers are passionate about early childhood education and helping your child be the best they can be.
I am passionate about Early Childhood Education and providing a child-centered atmosphere for children to thrive.
Dani started working for KinderCare in 1996 as a teacher while attending school. She attended Stout University and graduated with a degree in Family Studies and Human Development. After graduation, Dani came back to KinderCare as the Assistant Director in Maplewood. She transferred to the Hudson KinderCare when it opened in 2007. Partnering with the families is something that Dani truly enjoys. She likes hearing the stories the children tell and often shares those with the parents at pick up time. Outside of work Dani spends time with her own children watching them in their many activities.
I get excited everytime I go into a room because of the hugs I get from the kids. I love seeing all the smiles everyday and how excited each child is to tell me a story.
Emily has her background in Communicative Disorders. This background has given her great resources to work with children of all abilities. Emily knows all of the children and their families and loves being able to talk with the parents about their child. She was a Toddler teacher then she became our Learning Adventures teacher before becoming the Assistant Director. Emily is recently married and has a furry child of her own, a yellow lab named Mojo!
I enjoy working with the infants - being part of their development and watching them grow. There is something new to be learned each day and we get to discover that together!
Ms. Angie has her Associates Degree from NWTC in Green Bay. She loves rocking and cuddling with the babies, and always enjoys the one on one time she gets with them each day. She is a spirited Green Bay Packer fan and loves seeing the children dress in green and gold!
I love coming to work to be greeted with the children's wonderful smiles and knowing each day is a new start. I also love watching them grow and develop, reaching new milestones.
Ms. Ellen completed her Associate's Degree at WITC in New Richmond. She ran an in-home childcare as well as worked at childcare centers prior to finding her new home at KinderCare. Music hour is Ms. Ellen's favorite activity with the infants. She enjoys singing to the babies and having fun puppet shows throughout the day.
I love watching the older infants reach new milestones and seeing their smiles each and every day! It is a wonderful opportunity for me to be a part of their lives.
Ms. Gabe lives in Star Prairie and has two furry children of her own - a cat and a dog. She enjoys watching the infants grow and learn new things. She loves engaging the children in new art projects and adding new and exciting things for the children to explore in her room.
I love working here because I have very happy memories! My co-workers and management are great and I love spending my days with kids.
Kelsey has a lot of experience with Toddlers. She enjoys spending her days with them and loves teaching them life's basic skills. She lives in Hudson and enjoys her short commute to work. In her spare time she likes to read, watch Netflix and spend time with her family and friends. Ms. Kelsey just recently got engaged and is very excited to start planning her wedding with her fiance!
I love the smiles and hugs from the kids everyday when I get into the room! I love how excited they get when they've just learned something new!
Sara is a proud University of Wisconsin - Stout graduate. She has worked in toddler rooms throughout her early childhood teaching career and loves being a part of the families lives. She enjoys being able to tell parents about their child's experiences at the end of the night. Sara loves spending time with her nieces and nephews as well as her dog, Flash. She is part of a dart league and loves to scrapbook and photography in her spare time.
I enjoy being around children and seeing them learn and grow each day.
Ms. Stephanie has a son and two daughters of her own and can use her experience as a parent in the Toddler room. She is excited to be able to work with the toddlers and watch their excitement as they play and learn.
I love seeing children understand concepts. Seeing them have pride in what they've learned is one of the greatest feelings and seeing them grow socially, educationally and emotionally is a reward in itself.
Ms Haley loves spending time with her family and friends and going on trips. She is always excited to come to work each day to spend time with the children. She is very patient with them and loves learning from them.
Being with kids every day reminds me what life is all about...having fun, laughing and loving one another!
Ms Chelsea grew up in a small town in Wisconsin and is a huge Packer fan! She currently lives in River Falls with her fiance and enjoys reading, going on walks and spending time with friends. Miss Chelsea is great with the two year olds - she has creative ideas, is very patient, and enjoys spending one on one time with them.
I love working with two-year-old children because every day is different and it's fun seeing the world from their viewpoint.
Ms. Kelly is currently working on her Master's Degree in Education, specializing in school counseling. She has previously worked with young children in various settings. Ms. Kelly is married and has two daughters and a dog. She enjoys cheering for the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers, visiting family and playing darts.
I enjoy coming to work because it is fun to see the excitement of the kids every day! I also like that each day is a new challenge.
Ms. Kelsey just graduated from Mankato State University with her degree in Child Development and Family Studies. She worked at a child care center as a Preschool teacher before coming to KinderCare. She loves coming to work everyday to spend time with the children. She loves spending time outdoors and taking pictures. Ms. Kelsey just recently got engaged and is excited about this new adventure in her life!
The kids are independent at this age so I get to focus on making it a fun learning experience for everyone! I love talking to them and watching them learn.
Ms. Megan is going to school at UW River Falls for Elementary Education with a minor in Math. She is very excited to apply her knowledge from school to the classroom. When Ms. Megan is not at school or working she likes to play on a softball league and spend time with her family.
I love interacting with the children and watching them grow and learn over the year!
Ms. Kayla is going to school at UW River Falls for her Masters degree in School Psychology. She always has fun and new activies to do with the children in her class. In her free time she likes to watch Netflix, spend time outside, read books and spend time with her daughter Adelynn. She is able to use her experience as a parent to work in the Preschool room.
I enjoy watching the kids grow. I like learning new things everyday from each child and I love my job.
Ms. Tai has been in child care for five years and just started with us here. She is very excited to share all of her knowledge and fun activities with the children and learn about all of them. She loves all different kinds of animals and decided to take on the role of taking care of two hermit crabs which are also the classroom pets. When she is not spending time with her class she likes to go up north, fish and go 4-wheeling.
I love working with this age because of the conversations I have throughout the day with the children. I also love seeing them work through and solve problems.
Ms. Mara just recently graduated from WITC with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She loves being with children and likes the different experiences each day brings. When she is not with her class she likes to fish and spend time with her family. Her favorite animal is a teacup pig and finally has one of her own named Felix.
I love listening to the children's funny, quirky comments and stories. I love seeing the light bulb in their eyes when they accomplish something new.
Ms. Shanell has a fun, caring way of teaching children. She is very creative and enjoys spending one on one time with them. She previously has worked in Hawaii, Nebraska and in Duluth before working here. Check out Ms. Shanell's classroom for great art projects!
The children's smiles greeting me each morning and knowing I get to help make a difference in a child's life inspires me to come to work each day.
Ashley recently completed her Child Development Associate from Rasmussen College. She enjoys being able to teach the 4 and 5 year olds all they need to be successful in kindergarten. She loves how unpredictable children are and how their imaginations are constantly expanding. During her spare time, Ashley enjoys babysitting and spending time with friends and family.
While we're teaching kids they teach us so much in return. Their huge hearts and brains are like sponges and remind me to do better everyday!
Ms. Brianna is one of our Preschool teachers. She is currently going to school for her Masters degree in Special Education. Ms Brianna has a huge heart and develops a special bond with every child she meets. She wants to help every child find ways to succeed at their goals and to be confident! Brianna loves to cook and bake and to spend time outdoors with her family, especially her two little girls.
I love being there for a child when they need help or just need a hug. I know that I can help children develop to their highest potential.
Ms. Kristen graduated in 2009. She enjoys working with all children and loves seeing them grow and learn each day. She has so much patience and truly cares for each child in her classroom. Her open communication with parents helps her to get to know each child individually.
I love watching the kids learn and grow. I also love that I get to know the kids and families on a personal level.
Ms. Kayla is one of our float and Learning Adventures teachers. She is going to school at UW River Falls for her Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Early Childhood. Ms. Kayla is always seen having fun playing games with the kids on the playground and in the classrooms. When she is not going to school or working she likes to go up north and spend time with her family.
Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Family, Friends, and Things that Go!
Infants and toddlers will be exploring family and friends, while three-year-olds will focus on things that go vroom! Social and emotional development is foundational to growth and development in babies, so this month, infants and toddlers will participate in activities that reinforce their connection to family while also exploring connections that exist outside their home, such as friends. Meanwhile, their older friends in Discovery Preschool will learn about and play around with things that move (like bicycles, cars, buses, trains, and airplanes), which are all very exciting for little ones as they continue to explore the world outside their homes.
Children 4–5 years old: My Country + Tools and Machines
The four- and five-year-olds continue exploring the world around them by learning about the state and country they live in! They’ll sings songs, play games based on travel, and learn about flags, state foods, and more. Children will also be introduced to cardinal directions (east, west, north, and south) and gain an appreciation for travel and meeting new friends from different places.
Children are naturally fascinated with machines and how things work and are put together. So to encourage that fascination, during the second half of this month children will learn about and play around with tools and machines. In addition to building literacy skills by using the names of machines and tools, children will develop math skills by graphing information, counting wheels, and more.
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.
We observe the following holidays:
Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.
The safety and security of our children is one of our top priorities. We have a coded entrance into our facility as well as three locked and fenced in playground areas. All of our teachers are certified in First Aid, CPR, Shaken Baby and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Our classrooms have age appropriate toys and learning equipment specific for their age and development level.
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.
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