Ms. Alison Talbot, Center Director
Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Riverside, Ben Franklin, Shady Lane, Valley View, Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran School, St. Mary Parish, St. Anthony Parish. We are able to bus four-year-olds to elementary schools for 4K.
Our center is accredited by NAEYC.
AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED
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.
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.
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.
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.
We're the only company in early childhood education to select teachers based on natural talent. Being a great educator isn't enough though. KinderCare teachers are also amazing listeners, nurturers, boo-boo fixers, and smile-makers. Put more simply, we love our teachers and your child will, too.
Meet just a few of our amazing KinderCare teachers!
A KINDERCARE TEACHER WITH
An Artist's Heart
"My classroom is full of art!” says Mary Annthipie-Bane, an award-winning early childhood educator at KinderCare. Art and creative expression, she says, help children discover who they really are.
We put our best-in-class teachers in a best-in-class workplace. We're so proud to have been named one of Gallup's 37 winners of the Great Workplace Award. When you put great teachers in an engaging center, your children will experience an amazing place to learn and grow.
Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!
Both of my kids go to KinderCare on Main St. in Menomonee Falls. I just wanted to say how much my kids love it there! My son only goes part time since he is school age, but my daughter is enrolled full time. She will be three years old next month. She loves the teachers and has so many friends there. She is learning so much! They are teaching her some Spanish and she can now count to ten in Spanish, which I think is awesome! She is always talking about her friends and her teachers. Everyone there is so friendly and welcoming, and the Center Director Alison is amazing! I can go to her with any questions I have and she almost always has an answer right away, and if she doesn't, she always gets back to us. We have never had a problem with her or any of the teachers there. We feel like and are treated like family there! We just love it!
Celena L. - KinderCare Parent
Our daughter has been attending KinderCare since she was one year old. I was so nervous! It has been 14 years since I have had a child in daycare. The staff made me feel so at ease. My daughter was in her clingy stage, but the staff handled her very well. Since she started, she has graduated from the Infant Classroom and the young Toddler Classroom, and she is now enrolled in the older Toddler Classroom. All of the staff truly cares about all of the children. They treat them like their very own. Keep up the good job, Main Street KinderCare, and know that your center is safe and a wonderful place for any child to attend. Thank you!
Remitha T. - KinderCare Parent
My children have been going to this KinderCare for a little over two years now. I couldn't be happier with this facility! The staff is wonderful and sensitive to each child and their needs. I never have to worry about them while I am at work. If my daughter has an early release day from school, I know the KinderCare bus will make sure she is safely transported back to the center. My three-year-old son has learned so much and comes home singing a new song every day. He loves "his Ms. Jeffanee!"
Brittany V. - KinderCare Parent
My husband and I have been sending our oldest son to Main Street KinderCare for about three years, and our second son for about a year and a half. The main reason we picked KinderCare is their flexibility. My husband works second shift and has an odd working rotation. With KinderCare, we let them know a week in advance what our next week's schedule is. They are so flexible. If we need our boys to be dropped off for a full day or a half day, for one day or for five days a week, they accommodate our needs. We really love that about KinderCare. We also love the fact that we don't have to pack a lunch/snacks for our boys. Everything is provided by the center, even baby formula and jar foods. We only had to bring in diapers and wipes. We haven't experienced this yet, but we love the options that they have a "shuttle bus" that will pick the boys up from school when they get a little older. The staff is extremely friendly. They inform me about what kind of day my boys had and what they learned that day. Each day we get a little "progress report" on the day. It informs me on what they ate, how well they ate, if they took a nap, and for how long. It shows when the diaper was last changed. At the bottom is a little paragraph stating what they "worked" on for the day. Another great thing about the staff/management is they don't want our sons to be excluded out of fun activities. My boys go mostly in the afternoon, so if the class is doing a fun activity in the morning before lunch, I will get a phone call asking if we can bring the boys in earlier so they can be included in the fun activities. We had the option of eliminating daycare once our second son was born. Both my husband and I agreed that our oldest son learned so much in his time there, we decided it was best for our boys to continue to go to KinderCare. My list could go on and on about the things my boys learn there. I'm amazed about how much my boys learn in the time they are at KinderCare and they don't even go full time! I just think about what they could learn if they did go full time. We love it at KinderCare and so do our boys!
Billie Jo B. - KinderCare Parent
Our relationship with Alison, Sarah, and the team at Main Street KinderCare started in January of 2011 when I returned to work after the birth of our first child. Since that time, we have had a second child, so we currently have a toddler and an infant attending the center every day. Overall we have been very pleased with the care our children have received. When I interact with the staff, I can sense that they truly care about our children. They demonstrate genuine concern when one of them is sick, and they express interest in their activity and development outside of the center as well. We are regularly impressed by what they have learned at the center and appreciate the structure the hour-by-hour schedule provides. I love to hear silly stories about what our kids have done throughout the day, and the team consistently shares those with me without me having to ask. I would recommend this KinderCare location to anyone who asks.
Luke & Laurie R. - KinderCare Parent
Who Are KinderCare Families?
They hail from hundreds of cities across the country from countless backgrounds, and proudly represent every walk in life. What our families have in common, though, is the want to give their children the best start in life. We are so proud to be their partner in parenting.
Hear from just a few of our amazing KinderCare families.
A Globe-Trotting Family Finds A
Home in Houston
Four young children, four different passports, two languages, two full-time jobs…oh, and a few triathlons thrown in for good measure. Meet the globe-trotting Colettas—a family on the go.