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New Berlin KinderCare

Ms. Laura Clevenger, Center Director

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

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Edgerton | Elmwood | Holy Apostles | Poplar Creek | Orchard Lane | Hoover | Star of Bethlehem

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.

Ms. Laura Clevenger, Center Director

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AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

We’re so proud!

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.

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SCHOOL-READY

Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.

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 ongoing 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.

  • Ms. Laura Clevenger

    Ms. Laura Clevenger, Center Director

    I love being involved in all our students' lives. It is wonderful watching each of them grow and develop daily.

    Ms. Laura began teaching Pre-K at another location until she was promoted to Assistant Director in January of 2016 and then Center Director.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Laura taught Pre-K at another child care facility and fourth grade in North Dakota.
    Year Started:
    6/23/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Linda Fadden

    Ms. Linda Fadden, Assistant Director

    I love that every day is filled with something new and exciting--with children, every day is an adventure.

    Ms. Linda has worked with KinderCare since 2001. Most of this time has been spent working as a teacher with the Discovery Preschool program. However, she is now a teacher in the Preschool Classroom, working with many of the children and parents she knows well. Her passion begins when the children are so excited to share an experience with their families, such as a story she read to them or an art project they completed. When they are talking so fast they can hardly get the words out, it shows her that the activities we complete make a difference in there lives. It is very rewarding to Ms. Linda to have children arrive in the morning with a big smile on their faces saying, "Ms. Linda, I am so happy to be at school", or when their parents come in and let her know they talked all night about the things they did in school. She has her child development associate credential as well as the administrator's credential. Ms. Linda is also one of 11 recipients in the company, nationwide, to win the honor of the early Childhood Educator Award in 2012. It was a day she will never forget and an honor she will always cherish--and all for doing what she loves!

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

    Ms. Sue, Infant Classroom

    There is nothing more rewarding than watching babies grow and reach important milestones.

    For Ms. Sue, coming to work every day doesn't feel like work. She always knew she would work with children. Ms. Sue didn't choose her career--it chose her. She knows she 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:
    22 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    21
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Lisa

    Ms. Lisa, Infant Classroom

    I love working in the early childhood education field because I know that I will be able to learn something new because children are always learning and teaching me.

    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. Ms. Lisa loves all the smiles and hugs that she gets. When parents are away at work, she wants them to know their children are in the best hands possible. Ms. Lisa treats all the children as if they were her own. She also loves teaching the children new things and helping them with all of their milestones.

    Year Started:
    9/1/2002
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11
    Education:
    Child Development Associate 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 child care 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:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education Credentials; Bachelor's Degree in Business Management
  • Ms. Jenn

    Ms. Jenn, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Jenn enjoys watching children grow and develop a variety of personalities.

    Year Started:
    9/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Infant and Toddler Credential
  • Ms. Heather

    Ms. Heather, Toddler Classroom

    "My passion for children stems from seeing them succeed in life.

    For Ms. Heather, to be part of their lives during these early years is exciting. She knows she has the ability to make a difference during the most important moments of their lives. Ms. Heather can only imagine the places they will go.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Heather worked at another child care facility prior to joining our KinderCare team.
    Year Started:
    10/9/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
    Education:
    Associate of Science Degree; Early Childhood Education Credentials
  • Ms. Jenny

    Ms. Jenny, Toddler Classroom

    "I enjoy working with children because I like to see them every day and hold and comfort them when needed.

    Ms. Jenny enjoys watching the children learn and discover new things that are going on in the world around them. She is also proud to offer the children a fun, engaging, and stimulating environment.

    Previous Experience:
    Throughout Ms. Jenny's early childhood education career, she has worked with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
    Year Started:
    2/10/1997
    Tenure:
    20 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    21
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Amber

    Ms. Amber, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I enjoy being there for the children.

    Ms. Amber loves when the children cuddle up to her when they are sad because it shows the trust that she has built with them. 

    Year Started:
    9/21/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Ms. Courtney

    Ms. Courtney, Preschool B Classroom

    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 it's the ABC's or how to put on a jacket themselves. 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 child care center as a Toddler Teacher before coming to work for KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    9/1/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
    Education:
    Early Childhood I & II; Infant/Toddler Credential
  • Ms. Hannah

    Ms. Hannah, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Hannah loves connecting with children and being someone they can rely on for help, as well as hearing their exciting stories.

    Year Started:
    4/25/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Sociology with Concentration in Criminal Justice
  • Ms. Tiffanie

    Ms. Tiffanie, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I am passionate about teaching children because I enjoy their excitement for learning!

    Ms. Tiffanie began as a teacher in our Preschool Classroom before taking the position as the Prekindergarten Teacher. She likes asking the children open-ended questions about the things they are learning. They are always so excited to tell her what they know. Ms. Tiffanie always asks them to think of one thing they learned that day to share with their parents when they go home, and in class, makes sure to talk about concepts the children are interested in. Every day is not just a learning experience for the children, but for her as well.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Tiffanie worked at another child care center before joining KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    2/1/2007
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Wendy

    Ms. Wendy, School Age Classroom

    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 program. 

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Wendy worked at a child care center for seven years prior to joining us at KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    6/27/2008
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    21
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Education
  • Ms. Ciera

    Ms. Ciera, Support Staff

    Ms. Ciera loves seeing the children experience new things and become the best they can be.

    Year Started:
    1/27/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree (In Progress)

Upcoming Center Activities

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August's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: All About Me and Dinosaurs
Infants and toddlers will learn all about themselves while kids in Discovery Preschool will take a look at our favorite extinct creatures: dinosaurs! Infants will look at their reflections in mirrors, listen to voices through cardboard tubes to encourage babbling, and practice self-expression as they move while listening to music. Toddlers will create body-related artwork (like paintings of their faces) and imagine the future as they pretend to be all grown up while playing dress-up. Meanwhile, children in Discovery Preschool are in for a “dinomite” time learning all about dinosaurs and their habitats, and they’ll build essential skills through fun, theme-related activities—like counting dinosaur eggs and going on pretend fossil hunts!  

Children 4 to 5 years old: Foods and Flavors, Shapes and Colors, and Alphabet Letters/Review
For the first two weeks of August, older children will be learning all about the basic food groups, where food comes from, and how to make healthful food choices. After that, preschoolers will be getting artsy as they explore shapes and colors using materials like blocks, paint, play dough, and colored water—and they’ll even take their knowledge outdoors with scavenger hunts for colors and shapes! Their older friends in Pre-K and Transitional Kindergarten will be getting up close and personal with the alphabet as they learn uppercase and lowercase letters, the sounds the letters make, and how those sounds can be combined to make words—all culminating with the creation of a classroom alphabet book. 

Monday August 14, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Tuesday August 15, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Wednesday August 16, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Thursday August 17, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Friday August 18, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

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.

Awards and Recognition

  • Early Educator Award

    Early Educator Award

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Polish

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 system. 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. 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.

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

We had an unfortunate bad experience with our son'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 their 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 and I'm sure other parents feel the same way. 

- Parents

My children have been at the New Berlin KinderCare center for over a year and a half. I couldn't be more pleased with everything they do! The consideration, nurturing, and compassion they have for the children is amazing. I'm so grateful for Lisa, Brooke, Karol, Sue, Heather, Jen, Linda, and April! Without them, I'd be a stay-at-home mom with no peace of mind during separation times during the day/work!

- Mother

Rule #1 of cooking class: bittersweet chocolate just doesn't taste good. Our daughter learned that the hard way. In the middle of cooking class with Ms. Linda, she was eyeing 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 of how the enrichment classes at KinderCare have helped our daughter become the quizzical four-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 let's 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 her 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 she's 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 her to sign her name. She did without question or needing help. Taking it one step forward, he then said, "Okay, put Mom's name on the envelope." She did--no questions asked. Less than a year ago, she 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
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