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Northside KinderCare

Ms. 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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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Mendota, Emerson, Lindbergh, Lake View

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 here to support you--and we're excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning!

Ms. Jenny Krueger, 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.

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 Northside KinderCare would like to invite you to visit our center so you can experience firsthand the fun that we have each day! We offer a safe and secure place where children from six 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 our center a place where each child grows into his/her own person and becomes ready to take on the next challenge in life!

  • Ms. Jenny Krueger, Center Director

  • 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:
    12 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 every day--it makes it all worth it. I believe in doing my best in everything that I do.

    Ms. Eva has been at the Northside 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
    Education:
    Child Development Associate 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 Northside KinderCare center for four years and enjoys having fun and being a kid herself.

    Year Started:
    8/1/2008
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Andrea

    Ms. Andrea, Infant A Classroom

    Ms. Andrea is currently working on her child development associate credential. She has a fun personality and enjoys playing and teaching the babies in an interactive way.

    Year Started:
    5/4/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Assistant Child Care Teaching Certificate; Child Development Associate Credential (In Progress)
  • Ms. Stephanie P.

    Ms. Stephanie P., Toddler Classroom

    "I love working with kids and my coworkers.

    Ms. Stephanie 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 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:
    15
  • Ms. Athena

    Ms. Athena, Toddler Classroom

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

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

    Year Started:
    2/1/2008
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9
    Education:
    Infant and Toddler Certification
  • Ms. Natalie

    Ms. Natalie, Toddler A Classroom

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

    Year Started:
    7/8/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Child Care Teaching Certificate
  • Mr. Billy Jack

    Mr. Billy Jack, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Mr. Billy Jack has had many years of experience working with children of all ages. He has nannied and also ran after-school programs.

    Year Started:
    11/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Ms. Jamie

    Ms. Jamie, Discovery Preschool Classroom

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

    Year Started:
    10/26/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Bachelor's 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 the Northside KinderCare since September of 2012. She places an 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
    Education:
    Child Development Training I & II
  • Ms. Jackie

    Ms. Jackie, Preschool Classroom

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

    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Ms. Melissa

    Ms. Melissa, Preschool Classroom

    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
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Ms. LaTonya

    Ms. LaTonya, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. LaTonya 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:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Associate's Degree
  • Mr. Devin

    Mr. Devin, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Mr. Devin has earned his bachelor's degree in early childhood education. While doing so, he worked as a teaching assistant with children of multiple age groups.

    Year Started:
    10/5/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree

Upcoming Center Activities

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August's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: All About Me and Dinosaurs
Infants and toddlers will learn all about themselves while kids in Discovery Preschool will take a look at our favorite extinct creatures: dinosaurs! Infants will look at their reflections in mirrors, listen to voices through cardboard tubes to encourage babbling, and practice self-expression as they move while listening to music. Toddlers will create body-related artwork (like paintings of their faces) and imagine the future as they pretend to be all grown up while playing dress-up. Meanwhile, children in Discovery Preschool are in for a “dinomite” time learning all about dinosaurs and their habitats, and they’ll build essential skills through fun, theme-related activities—like counting dinosaur eggs and going on pretend fossil hunts!  

Children 4 to 5 years old: Foods and Flavors, Shapes and Colors, and Alphabet Letters/Review
For the first two weeks of August, older children will be learning all about the basic food groups, where food comes from, and how to make healthful food choices. After that, preschoolers will be getting artsy as they explore shapes and colors using materials like blocks, paint, play dough, and colored water—and they’ll even take their knowledge outdoors with scavenger hunts for colors and shapes! Their older friends in Pre-K and Transitional Kindergarten will be getting up close and personal with the alphabet as they learn uppercase and lowercase letters, the sounds the letters make, and how those sounds can be combined to make words—all culminating with the creation of a classroom alphabet book. 

Monday August 14, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Tuesday August 15, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Wednesday August 16, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Thursday August 17, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Friday August 18, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

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 Northside 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. Her development has been wonderful and she loves everyone, and I see the love and warmth the staff has for her as well. On 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. I look forward to our continued growth with KinderCare.

- Mother
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