Paul Newton, Center Director
Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
McFarland, Schenck, Glendale, Elvehjem, Frank Allis, Nuestro Mundo Community, St. Dennis Catholic, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Monona Grove School District
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
Our Cooking Academy program teaches kids confidence in the kitchen through hands-on activities that build important math, science, and social skills. They’ll learn about recipes, ingredients, cooking vocabulary, and nutrition—and get to eat some delicious food made all on their own like carrot and turmeric hummus, pumpkin muffins, vegetable curry, black bean and sweet potato chili, and so much more!
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!
We're relatively new to Monona KinderCare, but I've found the staff to be incredibly patient and very much concerned with the well-being of my son. I wasn't sure what to expect with a larger center, but really have been pleasantly surprised. The food is homemade, the outdoor play area is awesome, and the caregivers are attentive and care about what we want as a family, not what they think we need. It's been a very positive experience for us!
K.S. - KinderCare Parent
I appreciate the consistency provided by the Monona KinderCare staff. I can count on seeing familiar, caring faces and know that the staff works hard to build trusting relationships with both the children and their families. Both of my children attended Monona KinderCare, and I would recommend them to anyone looking for consistent quality child care.
E.F. - KinderCare Parent
My two daughters have attended Monona KinderCare for three years now. I have been very pleased with KinderCare for many reasons. My girls absolutely love the teachers and staff. Teachers keep you informed on the positives of how your child is doing and if there are any concerns. The flexible hours are important for my work schedule and you can tell the staff take a genuine interest in each child. Its important to me that there is an indoor gym so the kids can get exercise even when weather doesn't permit them to go outside, and comforting that the gym is in a basement in the case of a tornado. I would strongly recommend KinderCare to anyone.
S.M. - KinderCare Parent
Monona KinderCare has provided my children meaningful curriculum to nurture their academic growth, a warm and caring environment to foster their social relationships and maturation, and friendly staff who provide a positive learning atmosphere for all ages. My children began in the Infant Classroom and have progressed through all age groups, including the school-age care. I know when I drop off my children their day will be filled with learning, plentiful activities, and fun. I would recommend this center for children of any age.
Tamra D. - KinderCare Parent
When we were first looking into daycares for our son, who is also our very first child, we were focusing on in-home daycares. After months of searching, we decided to look into some centers for comparisons, and I am so glad we did! From the moment I walked in the door at KinderCare Monona, I knew that the more of the center I saw and the more staff members I met, I became more and more sure of my decision. Everyone is so nice and friendly, but still very professional, and the center is always very clean. I really like our son's teachers as well, which makes it that much easier to drop him off in the mornings. I highly recommend this center!
I. U. - 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.