Skip to main content

New Berlin KinderCare

April Bolan, Center Director

13000 W Beloit Rd. New Berlin WI 53151
(414) 425-5924 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
Open:

Show other centers nearby

Neighborhood:
New Berlin

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Edgerton | Elmwood | Holy Apostles | Hales Corners Elementary | Ronald Reagan | Poplar Creek | Orchard Lane | Star of Bethlehem | Hoover |

We are excited to announce that our center has achieved a new, five year term of NAEYC Accreditation! We are committed to providing high-quality early education to all children.  We are also proud to be a 5 Star center with the state of Wisconsin's quality rating system.

  • Accreditation Seal Every Day · Every Child · Excellence · Accreditated · Knowledge Universe
  • NAEYC Accreditation NAEYC

Welcome

We would like to welcome you to our NAEYC Accredited New Berlin KinderCare! We are the place for your child to learn, laugh, grow, and have fun! Come on in for a tour and see what learning looks like! 
We have tremendously trained teachers to help your child develop individually and in a group setting. We offer a safe, secure, and stimulating learning environment for children as young as six weeks old. Our curriculum, developed by Early Childhood Education experts, focuses on your child's social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development to help prepare them for Kindergarten.
We value strong-bonded relationships with our families. We believe through open, daily communication our teachers and Center Management partner with families to help inspire the joy of learning.

April Bolan, Center Director

Image Gallery

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.

Teachers & Staff

At our New Berlin KinderCare, all of the teachers are dedicated to providing the highest quality early education for your child. We feel the on-going relationships between teachers and parents enable our children to exceed and thrive. It's through our passion and dedication for children and families that we demonstrate quality education.

  • April Bolan

    April Bolan, Center Director

    I love working in Early Education because of the relationships I build with children and families as well as mentoring teachers to provide high quality early education. The highlight of my day is hearing a child say, 'wow, I did it' or 'mom /dad, look what I learned today!' I strive to develop the best team of teachers who are passionate about educating young children.

    April began working at KinderCare as a Preschool teacher in 1996 and then worked as an Assistant Center Director until she was promoted to Center Director in 2002. She worked at another KinderCare location before transferring to the New Berlin center in 2006. While in her role as Center Director, she was able to achieve accreditation through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) at both centers. She is a certified trainer for the prevention of shaken baby syndrome and has obtained her Administrator's Credential through the state of Wisconsin.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to becoming Center Director, April started at KinderCare as a Preschool teacher and then moved into the Assistant Director role.
    Year Started:
    9/1/1996
    Tenure:
    19 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 Years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education Degree
  • Ms. Sue

    Ms. Sue, Infant Classroom

    Coming to work every day doesn't feel like work. There is nothing more rewarding than watching babies grow and reach important milestones. I always knew I'd be working with children. I didn't choose my career, it chose me. I know I was meant to take care of infants and to help families know they made the best choice by bringing their child to KinderCare.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Sue worked in the neonatal intensive-care unit (NICU) at Children's Hospital.
    Year Started:
    4/1/1995
    Tenure:
    20 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    21 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Lisa

    Ms. Lisa, Infant Classroom

    I love working in the Early Childhood field because I know that I will be able to learn something new because children are always learning and teaching me. I love all the smiles and hugs that I get. When parents are away at work, I want them to know their children are in the best hands possible. I treat all the children as if they were my own. I also love teaching the children new things and helping them with all of their milestones as an infant.

    Ms. Lisa began working in our Discovery Preschool classroom with the two-year-old children. She has now found her passion working with the Infants.

    Year Started:
    9/1/2002
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Karol

    Ms. Karol, Infant Classroom

    My passion comes from seeing children have fun while learning. The giggles and wide eyes when they see what they have accomplished bring a smile to my face.

    Ms. Karol owned her own childcare center prior to working for KinderCare.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Karol has been working with Infants and Toddlers since she began working with KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    6/17/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 Years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education Credentials, Bachelor's Degree in Business Management
  • Miss Carrie

    Miss Carrie, Toddler

    My toddler classroom is incredible.  I introduce great experiences for toddlers.  From sensory to dancing, our day is full of excitement.

    Miss Carrie is a teacher in the young toddler classrooom.

    Year Started:
    4/7/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Early Childhood Credentials
  • Miss Heather

    Miss Heather, Toddler

    My passion for children stems from seeing them succeed in life.  To be part of their lives during these early years is exciting.  I have the ability to make a difference during the most important moments of their lives.  I can only imagine the places they will go.

    Miss. Heather worked at another childcare facility prior to joining our KinderCare team.

    Year Started:
    10/9/2012
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
    Education:
    Associate of Science Degree, Early Childhood Education Credentials
  • Miss Jenny

    Miss Jenny, Toddler

    I enjoy working with children because I like to see them every day and hold and comfort them when needed.  I also enjoy watching the children learn and discover new things that are going on in the world around them.  I am also proud to offer the children a fun, engaging, and stimulating environment.

    Throughout Ms Jenny's Early Childhood Education career, she has worked with Infant, Toddlers, & Preschool children.

    Year Started:
    2/10/1997
    Tenure:
    18 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    21
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Miss Liz

    Miss Liz, Discovery Preschool

    I love seeing the children and being their home away from home.  To see children show their excitement after acocomplishments is the most rewarding aspect of my day.  I make it my goal to be a positive influence in the growth of their learning.

    Miss Liz has been a nanny since 2013.

    Year Started:
    1/13/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Art Education
  • Miss Brooke

    Miss Brooke, Discovery Preschool

    Working at KinderCare is a great experience.  Knowing that I am helping children learn new concepts is extremely rewarding.  I love that everyday is a new day to learn a new experience.  It is amazing when children learn new concepts and I am so lucky to know that I helped in that learning experience.

    Miss Brooke worked at the Boys & Girls club as well as another childcare facility in her hometown.

    Year Started:
    12/10/2014
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Social Work & Early Education Credentials
  • Ms. Linda

    Ms. Linda, Preschool

    I love that every day is filled with something new and exciting.  With children, every day is an adventure.  My passion begins when the children are so excited to share an experience with their families, such as a story we read or an art project we completed.  When they are talking so fast they can hardly get the words out, shows me that the activities we complete make a difference in there lives.  It is very rewarding to have children arrive in the morning with a big smile on their face saying, "Ms. LInda, I am so happy to be at school", or when mom and dad come in and let me know of how they talked all night about the things they did in school.  One of my most memorable moments working at KinderCare happened on October 5th, 2012, when I receive the Early Educator of the year Award!  It was a day I will never forget and an honor I will always cherish, and all for doing what I love!

    Ms. Linda has worked with KinderCare since 2001.  Most of this time has been spent working as a teacher with the Discovery Preschool.  However, she is now a teacher in the Preschool Classroom, working with many of the children and parents she knows well.  She has a Child Development Associate's Credential as well as the Administrator's Credential.  Ms. Linda is also one of eleven recipients in the company, nation wide, to win the honor of the early Childhood Educator Award n 2012.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Linda worked as a nanny for two children.
    Year Started:
    9/1/2001
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential & Administrator's Credential
  • Ms. Kali

    Ms. Kali, Preschool

    Being a child care educator is not just a passion, it's a quality and lifestyle that each of us possess in our own way.  Parents trust us with the most important learning experiences of their child's life.  We are not here to watch them play, we are here to pick them up when they are down, to wipe away tears when they are sad.  We are here to educate them in every experience they have at KinderCare.  I wake up every day thinking about my Preschool children just as I would my own children.  I walk into the classroom with smiles and hugs, but the laughter, relationships, and joys of accomplishments we earn together outweigh it all.  I yearn to see these children prosper and reach milestones no matter how challenging it can be, and do everything in my power to see it happen.  The sense of accomplishment among parents, co-teachers, and most of all, happy and healthy children make it all worthwhile.  Nothing makes me feel better than knowing I had a part in making our future a better place, starting with the little ones who will one day be our future.

    Ms. Kali worked at an in-home child care center prior to coming to KinderCare.

    Year Started:
    2/3/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    Early Childhood I & II, Infant/toddler Credential
  • Ms. Courtney

    Ms. Courtney, Preschool B

    There are so many things about working with children that I love, but the one thing that really keeps me in the Early Childhood Education field is knowing that I'm helping children grow and learn every day.  Whether they are learning their ABC's or how to put on  their jacket, they've learned something.  To know that I'm a part of that learning process is really an amazing feeling.  And to know that I will continue to help them grow is even better!

    Ms. Courtney started with KinderCare as a Discovery Preschool teacher and is now a teacher in our Preschool classroom.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Courtney worked in another childcare center as a toddler teacher before coming to work for KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    9/1/2008
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
    Education:
    Early Childhood I & II, Infant/Toddler Credential
  • Ms. Teresa

    Ms. Teresa, Preschool B

    What I like most about working at KinderCare is knowing that I am making a difference in the lives of children.  There is no better feeling than watching a child grasp an concept that yo are teaching.  Even a child completing a small task, such as taking off their shoes, fills both the child and myself with pride.  Knowing that they can now do something that used to be difficult for them is so rewarding.  Watching these children learn and grow while they are here makes everything worth while.

    Ms. Teresa began working at KinderCare as a teacher in our Discovery Preschool classroom and now is a teacher in one of our Preschool classrooms.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Teresa worked as a nanny.
    Year Started:
    12/1/2012
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    Bachelor Degree in Early Education
  • Ms. Tiffanie

    Ms. Tiffanie, Pre-Kindergarten

    I am passionate about teaching children because I enjoy their excitement for learning!  I like asking the children open ended questions about the things we are learning.  They are always so excited to tell me what they know.  I always ask them to think of one thing they learned that day to share with their parents when they go home.  We also talk about other concepts the children are interested in.  Every day is not just a learning experience for the children, but for me as well.

    Ms. Tiffanie worked at another childcare center prior to joining us at KinderCare.  She began as a teacher in our Preschool Classroom before taking the position as the Pre-kindergarten teacher.

    Year Started:
    2/1/2007
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Wendy

    Ms. Wendy, School Age

    KinderCare is more than just a place to come to work.  It is here that I am able to share my knowledge and passion for education.  I am able to learn and explore along with the children in my care.  Field trips are wonderful opportunities for children to learn more about the community around us, as well as lifelong lessons.

    Ms. Wendy works as a Parochial School teacher during the school year and then works as our School age teacher in the evening.  During the summer, Ms, Wendy works as our summer teacher for our School Age camp.  She worked at a childcare center for 7 years prior to joining us at KinderCare.

    Year Started:
    6/27/2008
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    21
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Education

August 2015 Events

August Hero Image
Filter Center Calendar
  1. Friday August 07, 2015
    1. Story Time with the New Berlin Library

  2. Monday August 10, 2015
    1. WATER DAY!!!

  3. Monday August 17, 2015
    1. Papa Murphy's Make a Pizza Day

  4. Friday August 21, 2015
    1. WATER DAY!!!

  5. Friday August 28, 2015
    1. Back To School Celebration

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.

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

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

The health and safety of the children in our care is of the utmost importance. The safety starts at the front door, with a security-code access door. We adhere to strict pick-up procedures, based on each family’s written requests. Our center is set back from the street away from traffic and all playgrounds are fenced-in and locked. Also, new teachers are put through an extensive national background check including validating references obtained. All buses use a "child reminder system" to ensure that children are accounted for during transportation. Our center promotes a healthy environment in many ways too. Children and adults wash their hands numerous times a day, toys are sanitized frequently and we follow a daily and weekly cleaning and sanitizing checklist.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

Share Your Story
If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

As you know, we had an unfortunate bad experience with Owen's previous daycare and when we had to start looking for a new daycare this summer due to John's job transfer, I was reminded once again of how amazing KinderCare really is. No other daycare center can even compare and I was appalled by some of the things that we witnessed during a daycare tour close to our home-all I could think was "this would NEVER happen at KinderCare." I never once had to worry about our son's well being when he was in your care and I was consistently impressed with the overall daycare center, programs & curriculum, and his teachers. I really can't say enough good things about our entire experience with you and I'm sure other parents feel the same way. Please feel free to share this message with all of Owen's teachers and any potential parents that are considering your center for their daycare needs.

- Parents

Rule #1 of cooking class: bittersweet chocolate just doesn't taste good. Hannah learned that the hard way. In the middle of cooking class with Miss Linda, Hannah was eying chocolate on the counter and thrilled when her teacher let her have just a bit. Joy quickly turned to discontent when she realized that she was eating bittersweet chocolate, not semisweet chocolate. This is just one example how the enrichment classes at KinderCare have helped our daughter become the quizzical 4 year old she is today. Through cooking, she felt a sense of accomplishment in completing a project from start to finish. There was wonderment in seeing that flour, sugar, eggs, and other ingredients could come together and make brownies or cookies. On top of that, she got to eat the delicious results at the end. (And lets be honest, mom and dad loved being able to taste test as well.) While we were all happy with the results from cooking class, I admit hearing her say, "mom, I want to take phonics," really made me happy. Dave and I want Hannah to enjoy learning, and we feel that phonics gives her an opportunity to learn without her realizing it. Learning IS fun, and the phonics class Hannah is in has shown that. Not only does she have a better understanding of letters and sounds, but she can write her name, recognize letters and words, and has begun asking about how she can learn to read. Talk about great preparation for kindergarten-and that's still more than a year away. The biggest compliment to phonics happened in May. On a Mother's Day mission to get the perfect card, Dave told Hannah to sign her name. She did without question or needing help. Taking it one step forward he then said, ok put mom's name on the envelope. She did - no questions asked. Less than a year ago, Hannah didn't recognize all her letters by sight. Now, thanks to the endless work of her phonics teachers, she can write her letters, spell words by sight and write words all on her own.

- Parents
×

See what’s happening on the blog

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 though the various training opportunities in the community.

View More

Resources for Parents

Download helpful guides and other resources to make your child care decisions easy.