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Northside Kindercare

Jenny Krueger, Center Director

2017 Londonderry Dr. Madison WI 53704
(608) 249-3393 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
0n Londonderry Drive and Northport In between the Associated Bank and police station

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Mendota, Emerson, Lindberge, and Lakeview

Our diverse Londonderry center is committed to offering an environment that emphasizes developing the whole child, by focusing on both education fundamentals, social skills, and physical development. We are passionate about providing a quality education and continue to focus on on the City of Madison Accreditation standards. Our center is also a site that provides the Madison School District 4K program.

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Welcome

We are proud of the positive difference we make every day for the children in our community through our exceptional early childhood education programs and expert care. Our dedication to quality has earned accreditation from both the City of Madison and the state’s coveted YoungStar 5-star rating. Our experts designed our classrooms — and every activity and lesson — to help prepare your child for success in school and beyond. With designated learning centers such as dramatic play and blocks in every classroom, children have the opportunity for rich social play and child-initiated discovery. You’ll also find that our classrooms feature a print-rich environment full of carefully selected materials, written charts and labels, and children’s literature. By helping your child connect spoken words and print, we’re helping develop early literacy and writing skills. Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we’re excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning!

Jenny Krueger, Center Director

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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.

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.

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.

Spanish

Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. January's Learning Focus

      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. 

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

Teachers & Staff

The staff at Londonderry KinderCare would like to invite you to visit our center so you can experience first-hand the fun that we have each day! We offer a safe and secure place where children from 6 weeks to 12 years of age are learning, playing, and growing. Our curriculum offers a hands-on approach and incorporates all areas of development - social, emotional, physical and educational. This, combined with our passionate educators, makes the Londonderry KinderCare a place where each child grows into his/her own person and becomes ready to take on their next challenge in life!

  • Jenny Krueger

    Jenny Krueger, Center Director

    You are your child's first teacher! We are here to help you and support you while working together to give your child the best care and education possible.

    Cassie started working in childcare during high school. She knew she loved teaching children from an early age. She moved to Milwaukee to pursue her education, during which time she worked in a childcare center for her university. After graduating, Cassie moved back to Madison to be with her family and worked in an Early Head Start program for many years. She loves coming to work every day and seeing the children and families. Every day is a surprise in childcare for the children and the adults! Cassie believes children are learning and developing every day and it honors her to be a part of that!

    Previous Experience:
    Cassie has previous experience teaching and in management in various roles at Dane County Parent Council, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Children's Center and worked as an Assistant Director at the Monona KinderCare and Center Director at the Old Sauk KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    8/5/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Education:
    Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education, Master's Degree in Leadership in Educational Administration
  • Jess Bord

    Jess Bord, Assistant Director

    Jess has worked with diverse populations through social service outreach. She has experiance with mentoring, training and teaching in multiple settings.

    Year Started:
    9/23/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Bachelors Degree
  • Kita Thompson, Assistant Director

    Kita has worked with children for many years. Most recently she was the 2 year old teacher. Kita has experiance with classroom management and using inclusion in the classroom to create positive learning environments for all children. 

    Year Started:
    1/1/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
  • Ms. Eva

    Ms. Eva, Infant Classroom

    I love and enjoy working with children and seeing them waiting for me everyday - it makes it all worth it. I believe in doing my best in everything that I do.

    Ms. Eva has been at the Londonderry Kindercare center for two years. When she plays with the infants they bring out the kid in her, and the whole room becomes their playground.

    Year Started:
    10/1/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Tonisha

    Ms. Tonisha, Infant Classroom

    I love watching the kids grow and learn.

    Ms. Tonisha is a lead teacher, and has taken Child Development 1 and 2, her courses in Infant and Toddler training, as well as potty training and Special Needs training. She has been at the Londonderry KinderCare center for four years and enjoys having fun and being a kid herself.

    Year Started:
    8/1/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Andrea

    Andrea, Infant A

    Andrea is currently working on her CDA in Early Childhood. She is a fun personality and enjoys playing and teaching the babies in an interactive way

    Year Started:
    5/4/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Assistant child care teaching certificate
  • Ms. Stephanie P.

    Ms. Stephanie P., Toddler Classroom

    I love working with kids and my co-workers.

    Ms. Stephanie P. has been working here for 11 years. She has been taking classes at Madison Area Technical College, trainings at our centers, and looks forward to taking more trainings. Ms. Stephanie P. places a focus on singing songs, doing finger-plays, reading books, doing art, and many other activities in her Toddler classroom.

    Year Started:
    10/1/2001
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 years
  • Ms. Athena

    Ms. Athena, Toddler Classroom

    I love watching the children I care for learn new things.

    Ms. Athena has worked in the Toddler Room for three years and in the Infant Room for two years.

    Year Started:
    2/1/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 years
    Education:
    Infant and Toddler Lead Teacher Certified
  • Natalie

    Natalie, Toddler A

    Natalie is currently working on schooling for nursing. She enjoys working with people and helping them.

    Year Started:
    7/8/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Child Care Teaching Certificate
  • Billy Jack

    Billy Jack, Discovery Preschool

    Billy Jack has had many years experiance working with children of all ages. He has nannied and also rans after school programs.

    Year Started:
    11/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Bachelors Degree
  • Jamie

    Jamie, Discovery Preschool

    Jamie has worked as a special education assistant for a school district in Iowa. She has experiance helping children learn through providing multiple opportunities in the classroom.

    Year Started:
    10/26/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Bachelors Degree
  • Jackie

    Jackie, Preschool

    Ms. Jackie earned her Bachelors degree this past year! She loves working with the children and is always a smiling bright face ready to welcome the children.

    Education:
    Bachelors Degree
  • Melissa

    Melissa, Preschool

    Ms. Melissa has worked with children of many ages. She enjoys creating projects and helping the children work on school readiness tasks.

    Year Started:
    9/4/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Bachelors Degree
  • LaTonya

    LaTonya, Pre Kindergarten

    Ms. Tonya recently moved back to Wisconsin from out of state. She has worked in multiple settings including MSCR and MMSD.

    Year Started:
    1/9/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Associate Degree
  • Devin

    Devin, Pre Kindergarten

    Devin has earned his Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood. While doing so he worked as teaching assistants with children of multiple age groups.

    Year Started:
    10/5/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Education:
    Bachelors Degree
  • Ms. Jenna

    Ms. Jenna, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love my job because I love working with children and seeing their bright smiles each day. I am passionate about my work because of the positive impact that comes out of teaching.

    Ms. Jenna has been with KinderCare - Londonderry since September of 2012. She places and emphasis on puppet shows, color matching, playing dress-up, and the normal, everyday routines in her classroom.

    Year Started:
    9/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
    Education:
    Child Development Training I & II

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. 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.

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

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.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language

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

Our first priority in caring for the children is meeting and maintaining their basic needs and safety needs. We conduct regular trainings and drills to maintain our policies in accordance with state and company guidelines. Our educators implement our safety procedures in all aspects of their teaching, which provides a safe and nurturing environment for your child. Our center also features a keypad entry system at the entrances to ensure only authorized persons are able to enter the building, as well as a fenced in playground for all classrooms. All of our staff members are certified in both CPR and First Aid procedures.

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.

My girls and I love the Londonderry KinderCare. They have built such a great relationship with their teachers. I know when I drop them off that they will be taken care of perfectly!

- Mother

Our experience with KinderCare in Madison, Wisconsin on Londonderry Drive has been a very positive one. My daughter has been enrolled since January 17, 2013. I started a new job in November of 2012 and my husband and I separated a couple weeks before she enrolled. We were all going through a difficult time and on top of all that, there was separation anxiety for both my daughter and I. I was a stay at home mom for the first six months of her life and it was wonderful. When choosing KinderCare, I noticed that the staff is more personable than the other centers I was looking at. KinderCare wanted to know about my child; like her favorite foods and colors and how I would handle a situation at home. Zaida’s development has been wonderful and she loves everyone and I see the love and warmth the staff has for her as well. The sheet that is completed daily to tell me about her day, her disposition is almost always marked as cheerful! Overall, I have been happy with our experience and so has my daughter and I look forward to our continued growth with KinderCare.

- Mother
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