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Raymond Road KinderCare

Jeani Meehan, Center Director

6726 Raymond Rd. Madison WI 53719
(608) 271-0775 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
at Mckenna & Raymond Rd on the W side of Madison

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Huegel, Orchard Ridge, Chavez YELLOW SCHOOL BUS for Falk

KinderCare Learning Center strives to have a warm and caring learning environment.  The long-term teaching staff loves working with children and are dedicated to each individual child's progress and needs.  Each team member is highly educated and trained.  We are always looking for new and exciting ways to continue our passion for learning in hopes of passing along the same thirst for knowledge.  Our center staff is wonderful!  They are compassionate, responsible, energetic, and most of all they are excited to come to work every day to provide the best quality care in the Madison area. It would be our pleasure to have you tour our center and preschool in the next couple of days.  I look forward to meeting your family and introducing you to ours.

Welcome

Welcome to the KinderCare Learning Center located on Raymond Road and McKenna Boulevard in Madison, Wisconsin. We are so happy that you have chosen to visit our center and explore all that we have to offer. Our main goal is to make your family feel safe, respected, and welcomed each and every day. We are constantly working to make each and every one of our family stories be heard and told. Whether your child has first words or first grade in the near future, we’re excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning! Thank you again for your interest in learning more about our Raymond Road KinderCare. My team and I look forward to meeting your family!

Jeani Meehan, Center Director

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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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Tuesday September 13, 2016
    1. “All About Me” Community Social

      Your whole family is welcome to join us September 13th for our community social.  Summer is winding down, Fall is approaching and that means it’s Back to School season!  Now is the perfect time to get a glimpse of the KinderCare curriculum and experience in our centers.  Our director and teachers can’t wait to point out their favorite aspects of the classrooms.  This is also a great chance to spend time with current families who stay and have fun at the social!  See you there!

Teachers & Staff

The Raymond Road KinderCare Learning Center strives to have a warm and caring learning environment. The passionate teaching staff loves working with children and are dedicated to each individual child's progress and needs. Each team member is educated and well trained. We are always looking for new and exciting ways to continue our passion for learning in hopes of passing along the same thirst for knowledge to the children and families.

  • Jeani Meehan

    Jeani Meehan, Center Director

    Children are life's greatest gifts.  They are joy, curiosity, and energy all wrapped up in tiny humans with an infinite potential to become and a limitless capacity to love. -L R Knost

    Jeani started working for KinderCare as a Schoolage Teacher in Schofield, WI.  Shortly afterwards she was promoted to Assistant Director.  She spent six years at the KinderCare in Schofield.  The decision to move back to Madison was a hard one, but she decided that it would be best to be closer to family.  During that time she has worked at three other KinderCare centers and has helped out with district recruitment and training.  In November of 2015 she had the wonderful opportunity to come back to the Raymond KinderCare as the Center Director. Jeani has been actively involved in the community by working with the 4K program in Madison and Launching into Literacy and Math, that supports training for teachers in the field of Early Childhood.

    Year Started:
    11/23/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 years
    Education:
    Administration Credential, Leadership Credential, and working on Program Development Credential
  • Ms. Gabbi

    Ms. Gabbi, Infant Classroom

    Each day brings a new learning experience not only the children, but for me as well!

    Ms. Gabbi works in the Infant classroom. She has received her Infant and Toddler Credential and her Associates Degree in Early Childhood. She is also our Health and Safety Coordinator and a member of our management team.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Gabbi started her career early with babysitting and as a tutor for younger elementary aged children. She also worked as a Sunday School Teacher.
    Year Started:
    10/11/2005
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Fundamentals of Infant and Toddler Care Credential, Introduction to the Child Care Profession, Skills and Strategies for the Child Care Teacher Credential
  • Ms. Melissa

    Ms. Melissa, Infant A Classroom

    I love interacting with the children and watching them grow and develop daily.

    Ms. Melissa works in the Infant classroom at the Raymond Road KinderCare Learning Center. She loves this age because of all the important milestones she gets to witness. She prides her classroom for being creative, organized, and full of laughter.

    Year Started:
    11/6/2007
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Fundamentals of Infant and Toddler Care Credential, Introduction to the Child Care Profession, Skills and Strategies for the Child Care Teacher Credential
  • Ms. Kia, Toddler

    Year Started:
    7/18/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Studies
  • Ms. Megan

    Ms. Megan, Toddler

    Year Started:
    8/13/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Amanda

    Ms. Amanda, Preschool Classroom

    Children are like sponges. They absorb all your strength and leave you limp, but give them a squeeze and you get everything back." - Barbara Johnson

    Ms. Amanda has been with the Raymond Road KinderCare for four years now and currently teaches in the Discovery Preschool classroom. She loves that each and every moment includes a learning opportunity for the children and herself. Ms. Amanda is inspired to come to work every day so she can have a chance to make an impact on a child's life.

    Year Started:
    10/10/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 Years
    Education:
    Fundamentals of Infant and Toddler Care Credential, Introduction to the Child Care Profession, Skills and Strategies for the Child Care Teacher Credential
  • Ms. Clarice

    Ms. Clarice, Preschool

    We are some of the people that the children see the majority of the day.  So, it's important for me to lead and guide them in the right direction while nurturing and loving them.

    Children are Clarice's passion.  In her classroom, she likes to focus on each individual child as she guides them.  She was born and raised in Wisconsin and enjoys singing, cooking, relaxing with family, writing, and shopping in her free time.  She looks forward to being a positive impact in your child's life!

    Previous Experience:
    Clarice has previously volunteered in daycare centers and has participated in various practicums during her schooling.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
    Year Started:
    12/26/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
    Education:
    Currently working on her Associates Degree for ECE
  • Ms. LiQuita

    Ms. LiQuita, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love seeing the children develop during their time in each classroom.

    Ms. LiQuita is the lead teacher in the Prekindergarten classroom. She enjoys watching the children explore and learn new things every day. Ms. LiQuita believes that children learn the most through play. That's why she encourages her entire classroom to take full advantage of their surroundings and materials at KinderCare.

    Year Started:
    3/15/2001
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 Years
    Education:
    Fundamentals of Infant and Child Care Credential, Introduction to the Child Care Profession Credential, Child Development Associate's Credential

August 2016 Events

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  1. Monday August 01, 2016
    1. Spirit Week

      August 1 - 5

  2. Tuesday August 09, 2016
    1. Join us for our Curriculum Night

      Find out how we can work together to give your children a brighter future!

      On August 9th, you’ll see firsthand how we nurture your child’s curiosity. Come meet our wonderful teachers and find out what a day at our center is like. Participate in some of our engaging curriculum activities, like creating modern renditions of pop art or discovering gross and gooey physiology! Curriculum Night gives you the opportunity to see how your child will grow and develop at our center, all while having fun. You’ll also get to talk with other parents who are already a part of our family.

  3. Thursday August 11, 2016
    1. Backstage Tour of Mitby Theatre

  4. Wednesday August 17, 2016
    1. Channel 27 News Tour

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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

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

We are closed New Year's Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, the day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. 

We close at 3:00 pm on Christmas Eve.

Health and Safety

The Raymond Road KinderCare Learning Center strives to have a warm and caring learning environment. The long-term teaching staff loves working with children and are dedicated to each individual child's progress and needs. Each team member is highly educated and trained. We are always looking for new and exciting ways to continue our passion for learning in hopes of passing along the same thirst for knowledge.

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.

Even though Elan cries every morning, she misses KinderCare on the days she is not there. Thank you for everything you do for her. We see the difference in our daughter. She likes to organize and put things back in their place.

- Parents

We have loved all of Liliana's teachers! She loves you all too, which is what means the most to us. It's nice to know that our baby girl is not only safe, but that she is cared for while we are away!

- Parents

Thank you for all you do. We appreciate all you do for our child and for caring for her so well.

- Parents

Ms. Amanda is an outstanding teacher! Since our son has been in her class he has grown so much. He surprised us one day when he came home singing his ABC's all by himself. We greatly appreciate all the time that Ms. Amanda takes not only with our son, but with all the kids in her class.

- Parents

KinderCare Lovely Ladies, We cannot thank you enough for all that you do for our family. We are appreciative that you always treat our girls like one of your own. They have grown so much in the last three months.

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