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Old Sauk Road KinderCare

Stephanie Pavletich, 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 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.

Stephanie Pavletich, Center Director

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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


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.


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

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

  • Stephanie Pavletich, 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:
    Stephanie has previous experience teaching, coaching, and in management in various roles. WIth passion for bettering the lives of others, KinderCare is a perfect fit.
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Bachelor's of Science Degree in Educational Studies & Childcare, Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Courtney Kreklow, Assistant Center Director

    Treat people as if they are what they ought to be, and you help them become what they are capable of becoming!

    Previous Experience:
    Courtney has been working in childcare for over eight years with multiple age groups.
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Associates Degree in ECE
  • Ms. Camille

    Ms. Camille, Infant C

    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.
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education, English as a Second Language Teacher
  • Ms. Heather

    Ms. Heather, PreKindergarten

    I look forward to meeting your child and being a part of their Early Childhood education

    Ms. Heather was born in northern Wisconsin and attended Uw Stevens Point where she completed her Bachelors is Elementary Education. Ms. Heather enjoys scrapbooking, reading, theatre and the outdoors.

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4k Teaching Certified, Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Patreece

    Ms. Patreece, Discovery Preschool Classroom

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

    Year Started:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Child Development Associate's Credential, Infant and Toddler Credential
  • Ms. Merri

    Ms. Merri, Preschool Classroom

    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.
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 Years
    Lead and Assistant Teacher Credential, Infant Toddler Credential, 20 College Credits in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Jenny

    Ms. Jenny, Cook

    I love to make everyone smile from my cooking. I also love teaching the children new recipes.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Jenny worked for her family's restaurant.
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year

February 2016 Events

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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
  • 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

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.

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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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