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Kimberly KinderCare

Ms. Annette Peters, Center Director

749 Truman St. Kimberly WI 54136
(920) 687-3111 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Kimberly and Kaukauna City Schools, Dr. H.B. Tanner, Quinney, Woodland, Sunrise, Westside, Janssen

Welcome

Kimberly KinderCare has been a part of the community for over 20 years and has a staff with a combined total of over 250 years of experience in the early childhood education field. We serve families from many neighborhoods, including Kimberly, Kaukauna, Little Chute, and Appleton, just to name a few. We understand each family has different needs and would love the opportunity to show you how we can fit the needs of your family. Our staff has the NAEYC seal of approval on their education, training, and ability to care for little ones (and their parents!). Questions and repartee about your endeavors outside of school are a part of our daily life. We love it. Let us take a load off your mind, find a kindred heart, share some tips and tricks, and join your "village." Child-rearing is a messy job. Let's do it with finger paints.

Annette Peters, Center Director

Ms. Annette Peters, 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

July's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: What’s the Weather and Wonderful Water
This month we go all natural as infants and toddlers are introduced to the weather and children in Discovery Preschool experiment and have fun with water. Sensory adventures will continue for infants as they explore playing with colored water and experiment with how pinwheels and scarves move in the wind. Meanwhile, toddlers will use musical instruments to create the sound of rain and will connect their learning to the world as they role-play different weather scenarios, such as a warm summer day at the beach and a cold, snowy winter day. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about different bodies of water as well as how people use water in their everyday lives.

Children 4 to 5 years old: Spectacular Science and All About Books
In the first two weeks of this month, we take older children on a scientific journey of discovery to learn more about the natural world before turning the focus to the amazing world of books! Preschoolers will learn about states of matter, force, motion, and magnetism; children in Pre-K will learn about natural formations like rivers, mountains, and deserts; and kindergarteners will discover the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. When we turn to books, children will learn about the different parts of books, explore the roles of author and illustrator, and learn what makes a book fiction or nonfiction.

November's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Foods and Flavors
This month infants, toddlers, and the little ones in Discovery Preschool will be exploring foods and flavors! It’s never too early to expose children to healthy food—even babies who aren’t eating solids yet. All children will explore, read about, play with, and create around different foods, but each age group will have a different focus. Infants will practice sensory exploration and create their own pretend soup, toddlers will count and measure food items, and the children in Discovery Preschool will learn about the different food groups—including a pretend farmers market. 

Children 4–5 years old: Farms and Community
The older children will focus on learning first about farms, and then their community! Farms are filled with so many science- and social science-based learning opportunities for children. Children will learn all about barns and farming equipment, which animals are raised on a farm, and which crops are grown. They’ll also focus on their own communities and learn all about the different kinds of places that exist, the people who live there, and the jobs that those people do.

December's Learning Focus

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 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.

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.

Teachers & Staff

My team and I would love to meet you and your children. Come in for a tour and don't forget to ask about our free day offer!

  • Ms. Annette Peters

    Ms. Annette Peters, Center Director

    I love coming to work each day and seeing my second family! I love to see the smiles from the children each day and it is such a joy when they need to come into my office to give me a hug goodbye at the end of the evening. I have such a passion for doing what is right for children that it makes me excited to see what the future holds for each child.

    Ms. Annette began working in the early childhood field in 1990 as a Kindergarten Teacher with KinderCare. She then went to teach in the Toddler and Infant Classrooms before becoming an Assistant Director. Because of her passion for working with young children and making sure all children receive the best quality care, Ms. Annette became a Director in 1993. Because of her commitment to business and growing relationships of staff and family, Ms. Annette has taken the center through NAEYC accreditation, becoming one of the first 5 star centers in Wisconsin.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to working for KinderCare, Ms. Annette managed a family restaurant.
    Year Started:
    1/1/1990
    Tenure:
    27 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    22
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential; Administrator's Credential
  • Ms. Lindsey Krahn

    Ms. Lindsey Krahn, Assistant Director

    Ms. Lindsey loves watching the children grow and learn, and getting to know the families. She's inspired to come into work each day because of the teachers she works with and the children she teaches are amazing.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2006
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11
  • Ms. Emily

    Ms. Emily, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Emily decided to become a teacher because she enjoys watching children learn and grow. She has always loved spending time with young children and has wanted to be a teacher since she was a little girl. She and her husband Eric have been married since 2008. They have two beautiful children: their son, Eli, who was born in 2009 and their daughter, Evie, who was born in 2011. They also have a dog named Lucy. Ms. Emily loves spending time with her family and friends. They really enjoy visiting Chicago, boating, camping, and taking vacations. Their favorite vacation so far has been taking their children to Disney World.

    Year Started:
    8/1/1998
    Tenure:
    18 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18
  • Ms. Kelly

    Ms. Kelly, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Kelly finds it very rewarding to see the children learning and accomplishing new things on a daily basis. The children inspire her to come to work each day, especially when they get so excited to see her.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2000
    Tenure:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17
  • Ms. Kim R.

    Ms. Kim R., Infant Classroom

    Ms. Kim loves to watch the children learn and grow in their first years of life! There are so many changes, and it's amazing to be a part of it! She loves coming to work each day for the children's smiles and hugs and knowing that she can make a difference.

    Year Started:
    1/1/1994
    Tenure:
    23 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    23
  • Ms. Noel

    Ms. Noel, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Noel decided to become a teacher so she could inspire young children each and every day. She started her career path with KinderCare in 2000. She and her husband Jason have been married since 2004. They have two daughters: Ella, who was born in 2006 and Lyla, who was born in 2010. Ms. Noel enjoys scrapbooking with friends, shopping, and spending time with family.

    Year Started:
    5/1/2000
    Tenure:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17
  • Ms. Aubrey

    Ms. Aubrey, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Aubrey finds it very rewarding to see the children learning and accomplishing new things on a daily basis. The children inspire her to come to work each day, especially when they get so excited to see her.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
  • Ms. Deb

    Ms. Deb, Toddler Classroom

    "I love to see what the children learn in just a few weeks--sometimes days. The children inspire me to come to work each day, especially with how excited they get to see me and give me hugs.

    Ms. Deb decided to become a teacher because she enjoys working with children. It is such a joy to see them learn and grow. She and her husband Mark have three grown children: Josh (Kara), Jessica (Josh), and Aaron. They also have four grandchildren: Kayson, Xavier, Bella, and Ashton. Ms. Deb enjoys spending time at the camper and making memories with her grandchildren.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2001
    Tenure:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16
  • Ms. Kim A.

    Ms. Kim A., Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Kim loves seeing how much the children learn from her and their surroundings every single day!

    Year Started:
    1/1/1989
    Tenure:
    28 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    28
  • Ms. Jackie

    Ms. Jackie, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    "I love working with the children, especially doing art projects! Watching how much the children grow in the short time they are in my care and being with the children and teachers I work with every day is very special!

    Ms. Jackie decided to become a teacher because she loves spending time with kids. It is such a joy to her to watch them learn and grow. She and her husband Bill have two grown children, Craig (Alicia) and Gina (Jason). We also have four grandchildren: Addie, Ashton, Ayla, and Aiden. Ms. Jackie loves spending time at her cottage and making memories with her grandchildren. She also enjoys photography, kayaking, walking, fishing, cross country skiing, and water skiing.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2008
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30
  • Ms. Susan

    Ms. Susan, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Susan decided to become a teacher because she really enjoys seeing their faces when they learn something new. She loves that she gets to be such a big part of their development and education. She and her husband have two daughters, Destiny and Sky. They also have lots of pets. Ms. Susan enjoys being a Girl Scout Leader, teaching Sunday school, singing in the choir, and playing the hand bells.

    Year Started:
    5/1/2004
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
  • Ms. Jen

    Ms. Jen, Preschool Classroom

    "I love seeing the children progress from when they begin in my room until they move on to the next room. I also love the random moments of thoughtfulness that the children share. The children that I work with each day and knowing that every day is a new adventure inspires me.

    Ms. Jen decided to become a teacher because she really enjoys how each day is a new adventure. Children have such wild imaginations, which makes teaching them so exciting. Ms. Jen can come to a place where each day is a new adventure. She and her husband Brad have been married since 2007. They have a tank full of fish and look forward to having a child someday. She enjoys going to baseball games or watching hockey. In the summer, Ms. Jen likes visiting her family to help on their blueberry farm.  

    Year Started:
    1/1/2005
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
  • Ms. Jenna

    Ms. Jenna, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Jenna had decided to become a teacher when she was a little girl. She has always loved helping others learn and loved to play “school” growing up. Ms. Jenna loves watching children progress and knowing that she helped achieve this accomplishment through the year. She is married to a wonderful man named Jason and they have two amazing children.

    Year Started:
    1/1/1998
    Tenure:
    19 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    19
  • Ms. Laura

    Ms. Laura, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Laura is passionate about helping children learn and grow each day, and that helps her be a great person. She is married to her best friend Sean and they have two wonderful children.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2005
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12
  • Ms. Sara

    Ms. Sara, School Age Classroom

    I decided to become a teacher because I want to make a difference in children’s lives.  It is so rewarding to know that what I teach them can make a difference. y husband Bob and I have been married since 2013.  We have a beautiful daughter Isabella, who was born in 2014.  I love to work with technology of any sort.  I like putting things together and figuring out how they work.
     
     

    Year Started:
    5/1/2010
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
  • Ms. Alexis

    Ms. Alexis, Floater

    Ms. Alexis loves watching the children learn and grow each day, and seeing the children's smiling faces.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2010
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7

Upcoming Center Activities

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July's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: What’s the Weather and Wonderful Water
This month we go all natural as infants and toddlers are introduced to the weather and children in Discovery Preschool experiment and have fun with water. Sensory adventures will continue for infants as they explore playing with colored water and experiment with how pinwheels and scarves move in the wind. Meanwhile, toddlers will use musical instruments to create the sound of rain and will connect their learning to the world as they role-play different weather scenarios, such as a warm summer day at the beach and a cold, snowy winter day. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about different bodies of water as well as how people use water in their everyday lives.

Children 4 to 5 years old: Spectacular Science and All About Books
In the first two weeks of this month, we take older children on a scientific journey of discovery to learn more about the natural world before turning the focus to the amazing world of books! Preschoolers will learn about states of matter, force, motion, and magnetism; children in Pre-K will learn about natural formations like rivers, mountains, and deserts; and kindergarteners will discover the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. When we turn to books, children will learn about the different parts of books, explore the roles of author and illustrator, and learn what makes a book fiction or nonfiction.

Tuesday July 04, 2017
Center Closed for 4th of July

Monday July 17, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Tuesday July 18, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Wednesday July 19, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Thursday July 20, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Friday July 21, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

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

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

We are here to make your life easier and secure in knowing you have chosen the right center for your family. We always take safety seriously. One of the many ways we protect our families here is to make sure every staff member in our center is First Aid, Shaken Baby, and CPR certified. We also have a secured entrance and take attendance every half hour. We would love for you to be a part of our family, so please take a moment to come and meet us in person!

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.

If you need amazing an child care center, this is the perfect one! I have three kids who attend here at Kimberly KinderCare and I love it! I love the facility, and the staff are amazing! I have been a part of the KinderCare family for almost three years now. I love the fact that the staff have been here long-term, which makes it very nice for the kids. The staff are very caring, understanding, and have a lot of patience. I love how active they are with the kids. They have a great curriculum, and I am amazed at how much my kids have learned. They hold family events year-round, which is another great perk, so meeting the parents of other kids and bonding with the KinderCare family is common! During the summer they have guest speakers and do field trips! They also have a great security protocol to ensure your kids never leave with someone they should not leave with. KinderCare Kimberly is the way to go! I love being able to be at work knowing my kids are in very good hands and safe. Come join the KinderCare family--I can promise you won't be disappointed!

- Mother

We have been part of the Kimberly KinderCare family for more than six years. It truly feels like the staff at KinderCare is an extension of our family. Each and every staff member, from current and past teachers to administrators and management staff, knows everyone in our family by first name. We are always greeted at drop-off and pick-up with smiles and stories about our children's day or recent antics. Every teacher has made us feel like our children are the most important people in the building. We have always felt our children receive quality, compassionate, safe, reliable care here. We have watched our children grow and develop new skills because of the amazing experiences provided by KinderCare. It is evident in our children's daily activities that KinderCare strives to promote healthy development in all areas, like social, emotional, and cognitive skills. Although it can be a difficult decision finding the right care for your child while you are working, we feel blessed and fortunate to have had the opportunity for our children to experience our local KinderCare. Our children are better, brighter kids because of KinderCare! A heartfelt thank you and sincere appreciation goes out to the staff at Kimberly KinderCare! We appreciate all you do each and every day.

- Mother
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