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Old Sauk Road KinderCare

Ms. Courtney Kreklow, Center Director

7126 Old Sauk Rd. Madison WI 53717
(608) 831-1223 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
on Old Sauk Rd W of Gammon Rd

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Crestwood, West Middleton, Sauk Trails (a.m only), and John Muir

KinderCare Old Sauk values families and understands the important role that parents and caregivers play in the lives of young children. This is why we hold multiple family events each year and enjoy bringing families into the classrooms and centers. See our events calender for a sneak peak of all the exciting family involvement activities coming up.

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Welcome

Welcome to Old Sauk Road KinderCare in Madison, where we are more than a daycare. Excitingly, a child's first school experience sets the foundation for their future academic success. It is not only our responsibility; it’s our privilege to make sure your child has the best experience and the strongest foundation possible. Our curriculum is geared towards Kindergarten readiness. From our Infant Program all the way up to our School Age Program, our children are active participants within their own education. We believe in a balanced approach to learning, giving you the peace of mind that your child will have fun as they develop socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually.

Here at Old Sauk Road KinderCare, we believe it takes a village to raise a child, and our parent’s consider us to be an extension of their families (their village). Your child will not only have a safe, secure, and stimulating environment to learn in, but will have support from a team of child-development experts who have a true passion for educating and nurturing children. 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! Come visit us today! We would love to show you around our school, while introducing you to our amazing team of teachers.
 

Ms. Courtney Kreklow, 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.

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.

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Tuesday October 18, 2016
    1. Join Our Community Social

      Your entire family is welcome to join us October 18th for our community social. Come see how family-style dining is done at our center, mingle with other families, and, best of all, enjoy a healthy snack with your child!  

      You’ll better understand how we turn our meals into learning experiences and encourage the children to try new foods, practice table manners, use utensils, and simply enjoy a great meal and good company! See you there!

  2. Monday October 10, 2016
    1. Professional Development Day - Center Closed

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      Two times each year we dedicate a day for our staff's professional development to further their training and better equip them for the care of your child. The center will be closed on this day for training to occur. If you have questions or would like to request further details, please contact your local Center Director.

Teachers & Staff

Our expert team of teachers look forward to meeting you in person, but until then, here is a little about them!.

  • Ms. Courtney Kreklow

    Ms. Courtney Kreklow, 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.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Courtney has previous experience teaching, coaching, and in management in various roles. WIth passion for bettering the lives of others, KinderCare is a perfect fit.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Goodnight Moon
    Year Started:
    3/3/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Jennifer Ward

    Ms. Jennifer Ward, Infant A

    Eat food. Not too much, mostly plants

    Previous Experience:
    In past year's Ms. Jennifer has been a camp counselor, along with before and after school. She has worked with every age from 6 weeks to school age.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    A Bad Case of Stripes Blueberries For Sale
    Year Started:
    9/21/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 Years
    Education:
    Bachelors in English and Theater
  • Ms. Tanisha Randle

    Ms. Tanisha Randle, Infant A

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Tanisha had worked in child care while she was in high school earning her Assistant Teacher Certification.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    Year Started:
    9/30/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Assistant Child Care Teacher Certification
  • Ms. Camille Laughlin-Kalal

    Ms. Camille Laughlin-Kalal, Infant B/ Health and Safety Coordinator

    I love the relationships that I make with each child and family. It is an honor when children give me hugs. It lets me know that I am making an impact on their lives.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Camille's previous experience includes babysitting and working as a nanny, teaching English as a Second Language in China for two months and she also student taught for four semesters.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry and The Big Hungry Bear
    Year Started:
    8/23/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education, English as a Second Language Teacher
  • Ms. Kaleigh Clegg

    Ms. Kaleigh Clegg, Infant C

    "I look forward to coming to work everyday to see the children and to see something new they have learned!"

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Kaleigh has worked in other daycare centers with various age groups. She has also worked with different grades in school for her Bachelor's degree.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Foot Book
    Year Started:
    8/28/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Studies in Education
  • Ms. Michelle Brown, Toddler B

    Year Started:
    11/30/2015
  • Ms. Maria Rodriguez

    Ms. Maria Rodriguez, Toddler B

    Year Started:
    12/11/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Amanda Carroll

    Ms. Amanda Carroll, Discovery Preschool

    The heart is not so easily changed, but the head can be persuaded."- Pabbie

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Amanda's background is primarily working with children in the mental health field. She has been an early childcare teacher for over 3 years now, with a primary focus on ages 2 to 5 years old.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    I Love You Stinky Face
    Year Started:
    1/11/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Human Development and family Studies
  • Ms. Patreece Richmond

    Ms. Patreece Richmond, Discovery Preschool

    I love to learn with the children through creative play that stimulates their abilities.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Patreece has been working in the childcare field for over 15 years. She has worked with all different age groups, from infants to school age children.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Kissing Hand
    Year Started:
    12/1/2000
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential, Infant and Toddler Credential
  • Ms. Merri Helt

    Ms. Merri Helt, Preschool

    I love seeing the children's smiles and excitement on what we are going to learn.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Merri worked at an in-home daycare and adopted families over the holidays.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Go Dog Go
    Year Started:
    7/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 Years
    Education:
    Lead and Assistant Teacher Credential, Infant Toddler Credential, 20 College Credits in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Jaime Riefer

    Ms. Jaime Riefer, Preschool

    Previous Experience:
    Jaime has experience being a youth counselor for many years, along with a summer camp counselor and with many positions in the leadership role.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    So Much
    Year Started:
    10/9/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Education:
    Master's in Counsilin, and Bachelor's in Sociology
  • Ms. Kerry Egan, Infant B

    I feel that helping children build the blocks they'll need for life is the most important work there is" 

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Kerry has experience in High School couching theater camp, and after college she work as an after school teacher.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse
    Year Started:
    11/16/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's in Studies in Education
  • Ms. Gwyndolyn Holtmeyer, 4K/PreKindergarten

    Year Started:
    5/9/2016
  • Ms. Xavior Horne, Infant Support

    Get up, get dressed, and be there

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Rainbow Fish
    Year Started:
    5/23/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Master's in Special Education-Early Childhood Intervention
  • Ms. LaTonda Morris, SchoolAge/Support

    Year Started:
    4/21/2016
  • Ms. Aisha Meyers

    Ms. Aisha Meyers, Support

    It takes a village to raise a child.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Aisha has done some teaching at various places.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Goodnight Moon
    Year Started:
    6/14/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Graduate School

September 2016 Events

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  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!

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
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Center Menu

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

Health and safety of the children and families we serve is extremely important. We have our very own Health and Safety Coordinator who keeps the center safe and addresses all hazards before they happen. We have locked entryways and management visibility for all who enter. All of our teachers are CPR and First Aid certified and our playground is fenced in to keep children safe.

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 son has been attending Kinder Care on Old Sauk Road since three months of age, and will soon turn one year old.  From the very first day he started, the teachers and director(s) have been nothing but kind and patient with my son and myself!  You can tell they are very passionate about what they do and for the goals they set for my son and the other children to achieve.  The teachers are quick to respond to any issue my child may be having and even update me with pictures of him doing activities or learning to do something new.  I truly feel blessed to have my son be in the care of these wonderful people!

- Mother
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