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Park Place KinderCare

Kristen Porter, Center Director

10715 West Park Place Milwaukee WI 53224
(414) 359-1234 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
at I-94 & Good Hope next to Trammel Towers

Neighborhood:
Milwaukee Neighborhood

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
We bus to St Peters. Milwaukee will provide yellow bus service to and from KinderCare like Good Ridge Stewart, Emanuel.

We are proud of the positive difference we make every day for the children in our community through our exceptional early childhood education programs and expert care. Our dedication to quality has earned accreditation from both the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the state’s coveted YoungStar 5-star rating.

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Welcome

Welcome to Park Place KinderCare. Our center is unique because of the years of experience that the staff has and their genuine concern for quality child care. We provide a family like environment that is unique only to Park Place.

Kristen Porter, 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.

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.

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

Park Place KinderCare invites you to meet our staff. We are very excited to meet new families and would love for you to come in and actually meet our teachers. We all love teaching and watching the kids learn!

  • Kristen Porter, Center Director

    Kristen Porter is the Center Director and has been with KinderCare for 22 years. She has obtained a Child Development Associates Credential (CDA) in both preschool and infants.

    Year Started:
    1/1/1990
    Tenure:
    26 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    22 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associates Credential (CDA)
  • Dianne Greer, Assistant Director

    Dianne Greer is the Assistant Director and has 29 years of Early Childhood Education experience. She has her Associate's Degree in Childhood Education and has been with KinderCare for 16 years. Prior to KinderCare, she spent 13 years with other child care providers.

    Previous Experience:
    Has worked with other childcare centers
    Year Started:
    9/5/1995
    Tenure:
    21 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    29 years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Childhood Education
  • Ms. Shahida, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Shahida teaches in our infant classroom. She has been with KinderCare since 2007 and has her Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry.

    Year Started:
    5/21/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry
  • Ms. Tamika, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Tamika join KinderCare in May of 2010 and is a teacher in our infant classroom.

    Year Started:
    5/10/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
  • Ms. Landrey, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Landrey joined KinderCare in May of 2009 and teaches in our toddler classroom.

    Year Started:
    5/19/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
  • Ms. Alexis, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Alexis joined KinderCare in December of 2010 and is a teacher in our preschool classroom.

    Year Started:
    12/13/2010
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
  • Ms. Anika, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Anika has been with KinderCare for 25 years. She is a teacher in our preschool classroom. She has obtained her Child Development Associates Credential (CDA).

    Year Started:
    11/11/1986
    Tenure:
    29 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associates Credential (CDA)

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

  • Hindi

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

KinderCare provides us with a wealth of knowledge to support the highest quality of health care practices. Our staff is well-trained and has years of experience in following universal precautions, as well as implementing our state provided policies.

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