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Raymond Road KinderCare

Amanda Domokos, 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, Country View, 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.We are excited to announce that we are rated a 5 star by YoungStar and are City of Madison Accredited!

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!

Amanda Domokos, 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.

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.

Teachers & Staff

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.

  • Amanda Domokos, Center Director

    Imagination is a large part of learning. We encourage children to close their eyes, think with their minds, and their hearts!

    In 2009, Nikki graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Elementary Education. After graduating, she received a teaching position in the Toddler room at a KinderCare in Waukesha and later became the Prekindergarten teacher. After dedicating two years to the Waukesha center, she chose to move to Madison and accepted a transfer to the Old Sauk KinderCare as the 4K teacher. Her outstanding work was quickly noticed and Nikki was promoted to Assistant Director at the Raymond Road center in December 2012. In April 2014, Nikki was promoted to Center Director of the Raymond Road center. Currently, she is working towards her Master's of the Arts Degree in Education. During her spare time, Nikki enjoys spending time with her family and planning her upcoming wedding! She looks forward to getting to know more of the families and children every day.

    Previous Experience:
    I have taught 4 year old Kindergarten, 5 Year Old Kindergarten, Second Grade, and Third Grade.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
    Year Started:
    6/29/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Science Degree in Education (Elementary)
  • 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:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 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. 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 Preschool classroom. Ms. Gabbi has received her Infant and Toddler Credential. She is pursuing 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:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 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. Amanda

    Ms. Amanda, Discovery 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 two 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:
    3 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. LiQuita

    Ms. LiQuita, Preschool Classroom

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

    Ms. LiQuita is the lead teacher in the Preschool 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:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
    Education:
    Fundamentals of Infant and Child Care Credential, Introduction to the Child Care Profession Credential, Child Development Associate's Credential

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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

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

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.

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

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

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

I am always greeted with a smile. All the teachers are great, especially Ms. Michele.

- Mother

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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