April Bolan, Center Director
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Light and Dark, plus the Sky and Weather
Through shadow play, experiments with flashlights, observing the Sun and more, infants and toddlers will enjoy learning about light and dark this month. Infants continue sensory development by looking at contrasting patterns and at objects that are clearly defined by sharp edges and bright colors, while toddlers will build on their understanding of the light and dark concepts with play around daytime and nighttime. The older Discovery Preschool children will turn their attention to the sky as they learn about weather, the Moon, the Sun, and stars.
Children 4–5 years old: Transportation, Healthy Bodies, and Winter
For children in the Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms, January is filled with variety! They’ll begin by learning about transportation and studying how things get from “here” to “there.” A few weeks later, the focus will shift to health and bodies, with an emphasis placed on how to make good choices for a growing body. Towards the end of the month, children will be introduced to the transformative nature of the winter season and learn how to dress and take care of themselves when it’s cold outside.
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.
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.
I love being involved in all our students lives. It is wonderful watching each of them grow and develop daily.
Laura began teaching PreK at another location until she was promoted to Assistant Director in January of 2016.
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.
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.
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.
I enjoy watching children grow and develop a variety of personalities.
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.
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.
I love seeing the expression on a child's face when they finally get the concept on how something works.
I enjoy watching the children learn and grow.
I enjoy being there for the children. I love when the children cuddle up to me when they are sad because it shows the trust that I have built in them.
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.
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.
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.
I love connecting with children and being someone they can rely on for help as well as sharing their exciting stories with.
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.
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.
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.
I love seeing the children experience new things and become the best they can be.
Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Family, Friends, and Things that Go!
Infants and toddlers will be exploring family and friends, while three-year-olds will focus on things that go vroom! Social and emotional development is foundational to growth and development in babies, so this month, infants and toddlers will participate in activities that reinforce their connection to family while also exploring connections that exist outside their home, such as friends. Meanwhile, their older friends in Discovery Preschool will learn about and play around with things that move (like bicycles, cars, buses, trains, and airplanes), which are all very exciting for little ones as they continue to explore the world outside their homes.
Children 4–5 years old: My Country + Tools and Machines
The four- and five-year-olds continue exploring the world around them by learning about the state and country they live in! They’ll sings songs, play games based on travel, and learn about flags, state foods, and more. Children will also be introduced to cardinal directions (east, west, north, and south) and gain an appreciation for travel and meeting new friends from different places.
Children are naturally fascinated with machines and how things work and are put together. So to encourage that fascination, during the second half of this month children will learn about and play around with tools and machines. In addition to building literacy skills by using the names of machines and tools, children will develop math skills by graphing information, counting wheels, and more.
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.
We observe the following holidays:
Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.
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.
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.
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