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Main Street KinderCare

Alison Talbot, Center Director

N88 W15240 Main St. Menomonee Falls WI 53051
(262) 255-5141 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
Off Hwy. 45 between Fond du lac and Pilgrim roads.

Neighborhood:
Menomonee Falls

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Riverside, Ben Frankilin, Shady Lane, Valley View, Bethlehem Lutheran School, St. Boniface School, Countyline, MacArthur Elementary, St. Mary's, St. Anthony's We are able to bus 4yr olds to elementary Schools for 4K

Our center is nationally accredited with NAEYC and we are a level 5 on the Youngstar program through the state of Wisconsin. We pride ourselves in both our staff retention as well as our parent retention. We are passionate about customer service and developing strong family relationships. We offer Learning Enrichment programs in music, phonics, cooking, math, and reading. As the center director at this KinderCare location for 21 years, I am extremely proud of my staff and all of their hard work!

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Welcome

Welcome to our center! We are proud to offer one of the area’s highest quality educational programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children (through 12 years of age). We are honored that you are interested in us for your child’s education and care. Our programs provide a rich, nurturing environment for your child’s cognitive, social, emotional and physical growth. Here, learning is fun, children are respected, and our teachers work in partnership with families to develop each child. Our staff members welcome the opportunity to meet with you at any time to discuss your child’s progress, growth and development. We also invite you to share your suggestions and concerns with us. You know your child better than anyone else, and we value your ideas and insights. We are looking forward to getting to know you and your child. If there is anything we can do to improve our program or services, please feel free to speak with the center managers, Alison or Tanya. Thank you for your interest in our center!

Alison Talbot, 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.

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.

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

  • Alison Talbot

    Alison Talbot, Center Director

    Only where children gather is there any real chance of fun.”

    I absolutely enjoy the faces of the children when they have learned something new that they truly enjoy. The children have a true passion for learning!

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare in 1992, Alison worked at Stevens Point Child Care Center and Community Child Care Center.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Any Eric Carle books
    Year Started:
    10/4/1993
    Tenure:
    23 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    26 years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education, Minor in Special Education
  • Andrea

    Andrea, Assistant Director

    “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away.”

    I love that everyday in the classroom is a new adventure. Seeing and hearing the learning taking place among the children on a daily and long term basis always amazes me.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site
    Year Started:
    4/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Bachelors in Education with a minor in mathematics
  • Charlotte

    Charlotte, PreKindergarten and School Age Classrooms

    Never judge a book by its cover.

    My favorite thing about teaching is watching the children become excited when they have mastered a new skill.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Good Night Moon
    Year Started:
    8/10/1998
    Tenure:
    18 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18
    Education:
    Associates in Early Childhood Education
  • Kat

    Kat, Toddler Classroom

    Our days are happier when we give people a bit of our heart rather than a piece of our mind.

    Everyday brings something new, interesting, and fun!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Brown Bear, Brown Bear"
    Year Started:
    9/30/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6
    Education:
    Associates in Early Childhood Education
  • Leanne

    Leanne, Toddler Classroom

    Enjoy the little things in life...for one day you'll look back and realize hey were the big things.

    I love seeing the children get excited about learning something new.  I am inspired because I get to laugh all day hearing and seeing the funny things the children say and do.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
    Year Started:
    7/24/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
    Education:
    Working towards getting an Associate in Early Childhood Education
  • Lindsey

    Lindsey, Infant B Classroom

    Enjoy the little things...for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.

    I love watching the children grow and learn each day!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Night Time
    Year Started:
    4/5/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Early Childhood 1 & 2
  • Toya

    Toya, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    The more that you read, the more things you learn the more places you'll go.

    I love when a child learns something new that can he/she will be able to use through his/her lifetime. 

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Green Eggs & Ham
    Year Started:
    8/26/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9
    Education:
    Associates in Early Childhood Education
  • Becky

    Becky, Infant A Classroom

    Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.

    I love to watch the babies grow and develop each and every day.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Love You Forever
    Year Started:
    2/25/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6
    Education:
    Early Childhood 1 & 2
  • Jenn

    Jenn, Infant A Classroom

    A person is a person, no matter how small.

    I love teaching and watching the children learn new skills.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    Year Started:
    11/1/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Bachelors in Community Engagement Education
  • Kim

    Kim, Infant A Classroom

    Everything happens for a reason.

    I love watching the kids grow and learn/grasp new things.  I love watching them develop as they grow!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Green Eggs & Ham
    Year Started:
    2/16/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Early Childhood 1 & 2
  • Katrina

    Katrina, Preschool Classroom

    Dance like no one is watching.

    I enjoy watching a child accomplish a skill that they first could not do…I find this amazing!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giving Tree
    Year Started:
    6/25/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12
    Education:
    Working on completing an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Margo

    Ms. Margo, Early Foundations Toddler

    Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts.  This is the secret of success.

    I love watching the children grow and succeed!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "The Lorax"
    Year Started:
    9/6/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Early Childhood 1 & 2 and Infant and Toddler
  • Ms. Nancy

    Ms. Nancy, Cook and Bus Driver

    “Don’t cry because it’s over, Smile because it happened.”

    I enjoy cooking and the variety of different jobs I do.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Green Eggs & Ham
    Year Started:
    8/22/2000
    Tenure:
    16 Years

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

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

Observed Holidays:
New Year's Day; President's Day (Professional Development Day); Memorial Day; 4th of July; Labor Day; Columbus Day (Professional Development Day); Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving; Christmas 

Health and Safety

Keeping your child safe and secure is our first priority. Our center is equipped with a front security door, of which only enrolled families have the code. For added security, this code is changed periodically. In addition, we ensure security by strictly following established procedures for your child’s arrival and departure. All children must be signed in and out on our computer system and other attendance procedures are followed in accordance with state child care licensing regulations. We value your child’s health and recognize the importance of cleanliness. We use Lysol products for cleaning and sanitizing, which involves the staff following a Daily Cleaning Checklist to ensure all areas of the classroom are being cleaned on a regular basis. We also know preventing the spread of infectious diseases is an important and necessary component of quality childcare. We actively strive to monitor the health and well-being of all children in our care. If a child is recognized as having certain communicable diseases, necessary control measures will be followed, including notifying you of any instances of a contagious disease in the center.

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.

I wanted to rave to you about Ms. Becky and Ms. Kellie. The girls have been doing an amazing job with Emma and all of the other babies in their room. I cannot tell you how happy we are with them both.
Ms. Kellie has been exceptionally great. I feel like she really tries to take care of the children like they are her own and, to a mother, that means a lot. I was so pleased when she listened to me on Monday when I came in to pick up Emma and explained to her about Emma’s teething necklace and how she has been using it at home. She also listened to me talk about where Emma should be in her “Wonder Weeks”. Yesterday when I picked up Emma, Ms. Kellie raved about how Emma did so well with her teething necklace at school and that it really did help her throughout the day. She also said she noticed that Emma was not getting enough stimulation yesterday when it was just her and the younger babies in the room, so she took Emma on a field trip to Baby Room B to play with the older babies. She said Emma was so excited to see her friends, finger paint, and loved washing her hands in the sink. Ms. Kellie also said that per our conversation about “Wonder Weeks”, she played puzzles with Emma to help her learn the skill she should know and Emma was able to put 2 out of 5 pieces together. All of this really melted our hearts to hear when Ms. Kellie told us about Emma’s day. I cannot thank Ms. Kellie enough for being so open, really listening to what a parent has to say, and taking care of Emma like she is her own child.

- Mother

I would like to thank the staff of KinderCare on Main Street in Menomonee Falls.  When Kaden first started at KinderCare he was very shy.  He has come out of his shell and is eager to learn.  The staff is always very caring and reaches out to each child in a very special way.  Kaden loves going to KinderCare each and everyday.

- Grandmother

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 10 in Spanish which I think is Awesome!! She is always talking about her friends and her teachers! Everyone there is So friendly and welcoming!  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!

- Mother

My husband and I were always very skeptical about sending our children to a daycare. Both of us grew up with our parents and/or grandparents around to take care of us. Between this bias view and everything negative you read about daycares, we decided to do our best to send our daughter to friends' homes and to cut back our hours at work. Once she turned one, we decided to look into a type of schooling for her and stumbled upon this at KinderCare. Not only were we impressed with first impressions of the facility, but we were also impressed with their willingness to work with our odd job hours. The Center Director and Teaching Staff are WONDERFUL! They helped me to feel comfortable with leaving my daughter with "strangers" and took the time every day during drop off and pick up to talk about my daughter's day. We are overly impressed with the amount of thought that goes into the curriculum even for the one-year olds. I am a teacher and it was very important that my daughter had structure and began a love for learning early in her life. It is AMAZING just how much more her vocabulary and social skills have developed at such a young age. Every room that she has been moved to has made us happy. When there have been concerns, everyone has been understanding and very fast to solve the issue and make me feel relaxed immediately. My husband and I are expecting our second child and look forward to sending her here as well!

- Parents

My husband and I have been sending our oldest son to KinderCare to 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 on 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 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!

- Mother

Our relationship with Alison, Sarah, and the team at 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.

- Parents

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!

- Mother

There are many reasons why I love that my son is enrolled at KinderCare. As a single mom, it is nice to get all of the help I can. It is so wonderful to have a place where I feel my son is safe and cared for. It takes a lot of stress off my shoulders. My son has been enrolled in KinderCare since he was eight weeks old. I believe he has learned so much from everyone he has come in contact with at KinderCare. I had my son first enrolled at the KinderCare in Mequon. I was very nervous about moving my son from one location to another. I was worried about how he would react, but everyone at the Menomonee Falls locations were welcoming. He truly took to the teachers very fast. I appreciate everything that the people of KinderCare have done for both my son and I. I would not want my son enrolled in any other daycare!

- Mother

KinderCare provides an exceptional learning and social environment. My four children have greatly benefited from their loving structure, both socially and academically. Due to the foundation that they received at KinderCare, my two school-age children excelled in their transition into their private school. My two younger children, who currently attend KinderCare, are thriving through their phonics and mathematics programs. The teachers and assistants are more than caregivers, they are a group of amazing individuals who help to mold my children's futures. KinderCare is a true blessing in our lives.

- Parents

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 room and the young toddler room, and she is now enrolled in the older toddler room. All of the staff truly cares about all of the children. They treat them like their very own. Keep up the good job and know that your center is safe and a wonderful place for any child to attend. Thank you!

- Mother
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