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Northside Kindercare

Ayron Zoal, 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.

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!

Ayron Zoal, Center Director

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Accreditation

  • City of Madison

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?

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!

  • Ayron Zoal, Center Director

    I love working with kids, they are constantly teaching me new and exciting things! Everyday is an adventure!

    Michelle just relocated from Florida with her husband and three young children. She currently holds a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Florida Gulf Coast University and a Leadership in Educational Administration Master's Degree from Capella University. She has been in the Early Childhood Education field as an educator for over eight years. Her experience includes teaching Head Start Prekindergarten, Kindergarten, First and Second Grades. She is excited about her new administrative role and looking forward to helping serve children and families in the Madison community.

    Previous Experience:
    Head Start Prekindergarten, Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade
    Year Started:
    6/2/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Master's Degree in Leadership in Educational Administration
  • Ayron Zoal

    Ayron Zoal, Assistant Director

    I enjoy working in the Early Childhood Education field. There are always new experiences around every corner. I like meeting new families, building relationships, watching children grow and learn, as well as sharing the lessons I have learned so far. I am looking forward to new challenges and continuing my education in this field.

    Ayron graduated from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice. She is a level 12 on the Wisconsin Registry with completed training in shaken baby syndrome, SIDS, CPR and infant/toddler training. Completed courses include the Introduction to the Child Care Profession and Skills and Strategies for the Child Care Teacher.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ayron spent five years working in the Early Childhood Education field as a lead teacher and nine years working in a community support program helping senior citizens.
    Year Started:
    4/1/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice
  • Ms. Athena

    Ms. Athena, Infant 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:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 years
    Education:
    Infant and Toddler Lead Teacher Certified
  • 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:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Felicite, Infant Classroom

    I enjoy my job because I enjoy seeing the babies learn and discover different things. I am very patient in understanding what the babies need as well as showing them love, trust, and care. I enjoy teaching them to be understanding, gentle with their friends, and nurturing the creative side of them through painting, drawing, and coloring.

    Ms. Felicite places an emphasis on reading and singing to the infants and playing with the babies on the floor. She also works with the infants on their key vocabulary words to help them communicate with their teachers. Ms. Felicite also does a great job with her classrooms Display Boards.

    Year Started:
    8/1/1992
    Tenure:
    23 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 years
  • Ms. Morgan, Toddler Classroom

    I was a cook at KinderCare for over four years. I found that I love working with children so I became a lead teacher to be able to be with the children more!

    Ms. Morgan loves children, as she has four of her own!

    Year Started:
    10/1/2008
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 years
    Education:
    Assistant and Lead Teacher Credentials
  • Ms. Stephanie K.D.

    Ms. Stephanie K.D., Toddler Classroom

    I enjoy being able to watch the children that I care for learn and grow. I also love working with amazing people!

    Ms. Stephanie has been at the KinderCare Londonderry center for eight years. She has worked with all of the age groups, with most of her experience with the younger ages - infants, toddlers, and two-year-old children. Ms. Stephanie laughs, smiles, and plays in her classroom and loves making a difference in the lives of the children and building a partnership with parents.

    Year Started:
    5/1/2005
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • 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:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 years
  • 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:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
    Education:
    Child Development Training I & II
  • Ms. Kita, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love the sound of laughter and joy in the children as they come to learn and have lots of fun.

    Ms. Kita enjoys getting messy with the children in her classroom. She places a large focus on learning textures, colors, and shapes. Ms. Kita also focuses on the everyday routines with her children, so they are able to experience forecasting and knowing what to expect next.

    Year Started:
    5/1/2000
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Training I & II Certified
  • Ms. Sara

    Ms. Sara, Preschool Classroom

    I am passionate about creating a safe environment and learning place for my kids and parents. It is important to me that we achieve our goals we set for ourselves. When I walk into my classroom and my kids, parents, and co-teachers greet me with a 'good morning' it really make me feel good inside.

    Ms. Sara's room always has a wonderful display of the children's art work. She places a strong focus on structure and making sure there are books being read, musical experiences, and group sharing time multiple times each day. Ms. Sara also is very invested in making sure that children are able to express themselves.

    Year Started:
    12/1/2007
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Training I & II Certified
  • Ms. Tonisha

    Ms. Tonisha, Preschool 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:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Stacy

    Ms. Stacy, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love helping kids discover their love of learning and watching them learn new things and grow! It is so fun to come to work everyday to play and have fun with the kids!

    Ms. Stacy has taught prekindergartenin Green Bay, Sun Prairie, and now here. She believes in learning through play, discovery, and loves to enrich her room as much as possible.

    Year Started:
    6/13/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education Degree, Registry Level 14
  • Ms. Sharon

    Ms. Sharon, Prekindergarten and School Age Classrooms

    I enjoy teaching children because they have such interesting personalities and ideas. My goal is to motivate them to be the best person possible. My motto: Live abundantly, laugh often, and love freely.

    Ms. Sharon moved to Madison from Chicago in 2012. She is married with no children of her own but a host of nieces and nephews. Being a "kid at heart" makes Sharon a great fit for working with School Age children! Her classroom reflects the children's talents and interests, from gardening and arts and crafts, to learning about the world they live in.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Sharon ran an in-home daycare for five years and was a restaurant manager for 12 years before that.
    Year Started:
    5/1/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Education:
    Associate of Arts and Science Degree in Early Childhood Education, pursuing Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education and Addiction Studies
  • Ms. Lace

    Ms. Lace, Cook

  • Ms. Tamera, Support Staff

    I am committed to teaching life skills and promote life-long learning.

    Ms. Tamera has been with KinderCare since April of 2012. She has completed the Early Childhood Education Associated Degree program at Blackhawk Technical College in Janesville, Wisconsin. Ms. Tamera has also completed three semesters at Edgewood College, studying in the field of Early Childhood and Special Education.

    Year Started:
    4/1/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education

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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.

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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

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!

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