Teachers & Staff - Hudson KinderCare in Hudson, WI | KinderCare
share

Hudson KinderCare

Becky Mesto,
Center Director

2600 Center Dr. Hudson WI 54016
Ph: (715) 386-6672
Ages:
6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS
Open:
6:00 AM to 6:30 PM, M-F

SPECIAL DIRECTIONS: South on Carmichael near US Bank and Perkins

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS BUSED TO: River Crest, Hudson Prairie, EP Rock

Teachers & Staff

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.

Becky Mesto, Center Director

""I enjoy working with families and young children. I love collaborating with her great team of teachers to provide a safe and happy place for children.""

Becky opened the Hudson center in 2007. Prior to being at Hudson, she was a Center Director at a KinderCare in Maplewood for four years. She started her career at KinderCare as a Kindergarten and School Age teacher and moved up to Assistant Director after a few years of teaching. Becky recently completed her Childcare Administrator's Credential from Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College. She lived in Wisconsin and Canada while growing up and attended Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Becky and her family live nearby in Minnesota, but she is still a huge Packer fan!

Previous Experience:

Prior to being a center director, Becky was a school-age teacher and assistant director for KinderCare.

Year Started:
8/1/1997
Tenure:
17 Years
Years in ECE industry:
16 Years
Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, Childcare Administrator's Credential

Dani Seidl, Assistant Director

""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 families is something that Dani truly enjoys. She likes hearing the stories the children tell and often shares those with parents at pick up time.

Previous Experience:

Prior to joining our center Dani worked as a teacher at Maplewood KinderCare.

Year Started:
2/1/1996
Tenure:
18 Years
Years in ECE industry:
17 Years
Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Human Development and Family Studies

Ms. Angie, Infant Classroom

"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!

Previous Experience:

Ms. Angie previously had her own in-home center and has worked with children of all ages at another childcare center. She also managed a school age program in a local private school.

Year Started:
6/1/2007
Tenure:
7 Years
Years in ECE industry:
25 years
Education:
Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education

Ms. Ellen, Infant Classroom

"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.

Previous Experience:

Ms. Ellen has worked with all ages of children in her in-home center as well as other early childhood centers.

Year Started:
5/1/2008
Tenure:
6 Years
Years in ECE industry:
14 years
Education:
Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education

Ms. Gabe, Infants Classroom

""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.

Previous Experience:

Ms. Gabe previously worked at the childcare center in a gym where she worked with children of all ages. She also enjoyed her experience working with infants in a small center in Mankato while she went to school. After she graduated she worked at KinderCare in Woodbury..

Year Started:
1/1/2006
Tenure:
8 Years
Years in ECE industry:
12
Education:
Degree in Sociology

Ms. Ashley, PreKindergarten

""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.

Previous Experience:

Prior to starting at the Hudson KinderCare, Ashley worked at the Shakopee KinderCare as a float teacher.

Year Started:
12/1/2012
Tenure:
1 Year
Years in ECE industry:
2
Education:
Child Development Associate

Ms. Kelly, Preschool

"I love the children's curiosity and watching them grow and learn. Children inspire me to come to work and help them discover new things."

Miss Kelly works in the Preschool 1 classroom with Miss Tracy. Together, they have created a wonderful learning environment where they are able to help the children experience new learning opportunities. Miss Kelly has been working with the preschool age children since she started at KinderCare. She enjoys that every day is a little different!

Previous Experience:

Prior to working at KinderCare, Kelly was a student at UWRF.

Year Started:
1/17/2011
Tenure:
3 Years
Years in ECE industry:
4
Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Communicative Disorders

Chelsea, Toddlers

"Being with kids every day reminds me what life is all about...having fun, laughing and loving one another!"

Miss Chelsea grew up in a small town in Wisconsin and is a huge Packer fan! She currently lives in River Falls and enjoys reading, going on walks and spending time with friends. Miss Chelsea is great with the toddler age children - she has creative ideas, is very patient, and enjoys spending one on one time with them.

Previous Experience:

Chelsea has mainly worked with the toddler age group.

Year Started:
7/8/2014
Years in ECE industry:
7
Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education

Ms. Sara, Toddlers

""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.

Previous Experience:

Prior to working at the Hudson KinderCare, Sara worked in both the Eau Claire KinderCare and Stillwater KinderCare in the toddler program.

Year Started:
6/1/2012
Tenure:
2 Years
Years in ECE industry:
2
Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Human Development and Family Studies

Ms. Kristen, Toddler Classroom

""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 the Toddlers and 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.

Previous Experience:

Ms. Kristen has previously worked with two-year old children and preschoolers at a smaller center. She transferred from the KinderCare in Oakdale where she worked with toddlers and twos.

Year Started:
1/1/2011
Tenure:
3 Years
Years in ECE industry:
7 Years
Education:
Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education

Ms. Tara, Toddler Classroom

""I enjoy reading with the children and seeing them progress as they learn new skills. I can't wait to get to know each child and their family!""

Ms. Tara lives in St. Paul and enjoys relaxing, shopping and going out to eat. She loves playing with her nephews and being able to spend time with them. She has recently completed her Child Development Associate and is looking forward to using everything she has learned about Early Childhood in the toddler room!

Previous Experience:

Ms. Tara is new to the early childhood profession and is looking forward to learning from the veteran teachers in the toddler room. She has experience babysitting her nephews.

Year Started:
1/1/2013
Tenure:
1 Year
Years in ECE industry:
1
Education:
Child Development Associate

Ms. Stephanie, Toddlers Classroom

"" I enjoy being around children and seeing them learn and grow each day.""

Ms. Stephanie has a son and daughter of her own and can use her experience as a parent in the Toddler room. She lives in Hudson and loves the short commute to KinderCare! She is excited to be able to work with the toddlers and watch their excitement as they play and learn.

Previous Experience:

Ms. Stephanie has previously worked in a toddler room in a smaller center in Oakdale as well as in the school district with school age children in their before an after school program. Ms. Stephanie transferred from the Woodbury KinderCare in 2013.

Year Started:
1/1/2008
Tenure:
6 Years
Years in ECE industry:
12
Education:
Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Development

Ms. Alyssa, Discovery Preschool Classroom

""I enjoy the two-year-old children because they keep me on my toes and they always have interesting things to say!""

Ms. Alyssa graduated from University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse in 2011. She has previously worked in childcare centers as a teacher and as a camp counselor. She has implemented great routines in the Discovery Preschool classroom and does an excellent job of getting them ready for Preschool. Ms. Alyssa enjoys working with children and is grateful she gets to do something she loves every day!

Previous Experience:

Ms. Alyssa has worked in early childhood for four years before joining KinderCare.

Year Started:
7/1/2013
Tenure:
1 Year
Years in ECE industry:
6 Years
Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education

Ms. Kelly A., Discovery Preschool Classroom

""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 and Ms.Alyssa make a great team in the Discovery Preschool room! Ms. Kelly is married and has a daughter and a dog. She enjoys cheering for the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers, visiting family and playing darts.

Previous Experience:

Ms. Kelly worked for AmeriCorps, at a childcare center working with teenage parents and at a school for English language learners.

Year Started:
8/1/2013
Tenure:
1 Year
Years in ECE industry:
6 Years
Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Sociology with a minor in Spanish

Ms. Marie, Discovery Preschool Classroom

""I enjoy watching the two-year old children as they discover something new and creating a bond with them. It is a really fun age!""

Ms. Marie is married and has a young son. She recently completed her Child Development Associate from Rasmussen. She is a very organized teacher who likes to work on art projects with her class. She does a great job getting her class ready for the preschool room!

Previous Experience:

Ms. Marie has previously been a nanny for a family as well as a Toddler teacher at a different center.

Year Started:
1/1/2012
Tenure:
2 Years
Years in ECE industry:
6 Years
Education:
Child Development Associate

Ms. Shanell, Prekindergarten Classroom

""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!

Previous Experience:

Ms. Shanell has worked with children from birth to 12th grade since 2003. She worked in Hawaii teaching high school for a year before starting her early childhood career.

Year Started:
3/1/2013
Tenure:
1 Year
Years in ECE industry:
10 Years
Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education

Ms. Erin, Preschool Classroom

""All of the hugs and smiles make each day worth it and I love hearing all of the amazing stories the children tell!""

Ms. Erin has 3 children of her own and enjoys spending time with them. She works on all of the skills necessary for kindergarten with her class. Her room is always full of wonderful learning enrichment and creative art projects.

Previous Experience:

Ms. Erin has been in the Early Childhood profession for 12 years. She has worked primarily with preschool children.

Year Started:
1/1/2012
Tenure:
2 Years
Years in ECE industry:
12 Years
Education:
Psychology Degree

Ms. Tracy, Preschool Classroom

""I love teaching children new things and watching them grow. I enjoy hearing the children tell me what they are proud of and what they learned that day!""

Ms. Tracy's previous experience has given her many great ideas for working with Preschool children. She has also recently graduated from Rasmussen with her Child Development Associate. She is very creative and brings new ideas for projects into her room each week. She loves seeing the children each day and watching them accomplish new tasks. Ms. Tracy has a son in elementary school and is recently engaged.

Previous Experience:

Ms. Tracy has been teaching children since 2007 at centers in Minnesota.

Year Started:
1/1/2013
Tenure:
1 Year
Years in ECE industry:
6 Years
Education:
Child Development Associate

Ms. Emily, Learning Adventures Classroom

""I love teaching Learning Adventures because I get to work with the children one on one and watch them learn and grow. I love seeing how excited they get when they are able to come to Phonics or Music classes.""

Ms. Emily has a Bachelor's Degree in Communicative Disorders. This background has given her great resources to work with children of all abilities. She teaches our Learning Adventures classes and also subs in classrooms. Ms. Emily knows all of the children and their families and loves being able to talk with parents during the day about their child's progress.

Previous Experience:

Ms. Emily traveled to Ecuador to work with children with disabilities.

Year Started:
7/1/2011
Tenure:
3 Years
Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Communicative Disorders with a minor in Spanish

Chat with Us

We are available to answer your questions: Monday-Friday, 5AM-8PM PST Saturday-Sunday, 9AM-6PM PST

Contact this Center

If you have questions about tuition and openings tell us about yourself and we will contact you shortly.

Contact this center directly using the following form:
  1. Contact information
  2. About My Child

    Please give us more information about this child
    1. Tell us this child's birthday and desired start date
    2. Add another child

KinderCare respects your privacy.
Read our Privacy Policy