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Pewaukee KinderCare

Melissa Stadler, Center Director

1288 Capitol Dr. Pewaukee WI 53072
(262) 695-0888 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
Behind Penzoil.

Neighborhood:
We are located off of Capitol Drive B/T hwy 164 and 16. Behind the Penzoil station and Bubba's Frozen Custard

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Pewaukee, Richmond, Sussex, transport to some Arrowhead school district schools.

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 our KinderCare Learning Center in Pewaukee, where we are more than a daycare. Excitingly, a child's first school experience sets the foundation for their future academic success. It is not only our responsibility; it’s our privilege to make sure your child has the best experience and the strongest foundation possible. Our curriculum is geared towards Kindergarten readiness. From our Infant Program all the way up to our School Age Program, our children are active participants within their own education. We believe in a balanced approach to learning, giving you the peace of mind that your child will have fun as they develop socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually.

Here at KinderCare, we believe it takes a village to raise a child, and our parent’s consider us to be an extension of their families (their village). Your child will not only have a safe, secure, and stimulating environment to learn in, but will have support from a team of child-development experts who have a true passion for educating and nurturing children. Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we’re excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning! Come visit us today! We would love to show you around our school while introducing you to the team.

Melissa Stadler, 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.

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.

Teachers & Staff

Our KinderCare Learning Center teachers are passionate about your child's happiness, growth and provide a safe, nurturing environment that cultivates self-esteem. This is more than a job for our teachers...it's an opportunity for them to share their passion for education! Our teachers will inspire, engage, and awaken the wonder inside each and every child. We are proud of the work we do every day and cannot wait to have you join our KinderCare family!

  • Melissa Stadler

    Melissa Stadler, Center Director

    Each day brings new adventures and smiles.

    Melissa has worked with KinderCare since 2005 as a Prekindergarten teacher and Assistant Director. She loves working with the children and building relationships not only with them but their families. Melissa enjoys being a mentor to the teachers and helping them develop new ideas so that each child is being challenged.  In her role as the Center Director, she is committed to her center providing the very best early education, care, and relationships with the children and families.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2005
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Business Classes
  • Sarah Beth Hajny

    Sarah Beth Hajny, Assistant Director

    Teachers who love teaching, teach children to love learning!

    Sarah Beth has worked with KinderCare since 2013. She has worked with Infants through School Age. Sarah Beth loves working with children knowing that she makes a difference in their lives! Everyday is a new and exciting adventure to see what the children learn and to watch them grow.

    Year Started:
    12/1/2013
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    Elementary Education, teacher certified 1st-8th
  • Ms. Jessica

    Ms. Jessica, Infant Classroom

    I love putting smiles on all the children’s faces as they are learning new things every day! I love that I can help children learn and grow.

    Ms. Jessica has worked at KinderCare for the last four years. She's worked as a teacher with children ages six-weeks to twelve-years-old.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to working for KinderCare Ms. Jessica worked as a nanny and has babysat for numerous families.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2009
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
    Education:
    Associate’s Degree in Architectural Drafting, Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Niki

    Ms. Niki, Infants

    Ms. Niki loves teaching the children new things and seeing them learn and grow.

    Year Started:
    6/5/2015
    Education:
    Currently enrolled in CDA program
  • Ms. Heidi

    Ms. Heidi, Toddler Classroom

    I love the fact that I can laugh and cry at the same time, making great memories with the children while they are learning through play. I really enjoy being their teacher, watching them grow, learn, and smile. You really learn something new each day.

    Ms. Hedi has worked with all age groups from Infants to School Age. She was worked for KinderCare for five years now and is enjoying teaching the Toddlers.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2008
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education I & II Credential (Infant/Toddler), Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Rachael

    Ms. Rachael, Toddler

    Ms. Rachael loves watching how fast and how much the children learn day by day in her classroom! She loves seeing them follow along with the songs and activities that they do. Ms. Rachael enjoys coming into her classroom filled with smiling faces on the children who are so eager to learn; it fills her heart with joy each and every day!

    Year Started:
    4/1/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Ms. Chelsey

    Ms. Chelsey, Toddler

    Ms. Chelsey loves being able to see the children comprehend what she is teaching them. Ms. Chelsey loves being with the children and having fun while learning!

    Year Started:
    1/1/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Julie

    Ms. Julie, Toddlers

    Ms. Julie loves working with the children and watching them grow. The "funny" things children say inspire her to come to work each day!

    Year Started:
    1/1/2015
    Education:
    B.A. Early childhood education
  • Ms. Tracy

    Ms. Tracy, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Children make me laugh! Their innocence and curiosity make teaching worth it when the day is done!

    At KinderCare Ms. Tracy trained in the Prekindergarten room and then moved to the Discovery Preschool room, where she's been ever since.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Tracy has previously worked at two other childcare centers before joining KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2009
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Teaching (K-6), Early Childhood Education I & II Credential (Infant/Toddler)
  • Ms. Stacy

    Ms. Stacy, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love seeing the children's smiling faces every day and how excited they are to learn new things.

    Since joining KinderCare, Ms. Stacy has worked with children of all ages from Infant to School Age. She currently teaches in the Discovery Preschool Classroom.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to working with KinderCare Ms. Stacy worked as a nanny for one year.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Pursuing Early Childhood Education I & II Credential (Infant/Toddler)
  • Ms. Danielle G.

    Ms. Danielle G., Preschool Classroom

    What I enjoy most is coming in every morning and being greeted with ten plus hugs and 'Ms. Danielle’s!' I love being able to watch them grow socially, emotionally, and especially academically and to know I had a part in each one of their lives.

    Ms. Danielle has been with KinderCare for almost three years. She has had the experience of being able to switch classrooms and see the children grow. Danielle has found her home in our Preschool classroom.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Danielle has previously worked at Mad Science for three years as an instructor and also babysat for children of all ages.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education I & II Credential (Infant/Toddler), Pursuing Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Danielle W.

    Ms. Danielle W., Prechool

    Ms. Danielle loves watching each child learn and grow each day and knowing that she had such an impact on the children at such a young age.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Danielle has previously worked with KinderCare, was a full time nanny, and had an in-home childcare center before rejoining the KinderCare team.
    Year Started:
    5/26/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education classes
  • Ms. Yomarya

    Ms. Yomarya, Pre-K classroom

    I love getting to see each child grown into someone special. Teaching them new things that they’ll take home and use throughout their lifetime.

    Ms. Yomarya has worked with children of all ages at KinderCare, but has found her home as the Pre-K teacher. Preparing children for school is what she loves best!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Yomarya has previously worked at another childcare center for four years. She also has two children of her own.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education I & II Credential (Infant/Toddler)
  • Ms. Danielle C.

    Ms. Danielle C., Pre-K

    Ms. Danielle loves being able to see the children learn and explore the world around them. Being able to contribute to their learning and development is a career Ms. Danielle knew she was meant to do! Ms. Danielle is inspired by walking into the classroom and seeing the children's bright smiles!

    Year Started:
    4/6/2015
  • Ms. Bethany

    Ms. Bethany, School Age

    I love being apart of helping children learn and finding new ways to engage them and increase their interest in activities we are doing each day. I am inspired by the energy and interst the students have towards learning.

    Year Started:
    6/5/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
    Education:
    Senior in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Jen

    Ms. Jen,

    I love the hugs and questions I get the minute I walk in the door. The most memorable moment for me was when I was sick, all the compassion I received from my children and families.

    Ms. Jen has worked for KinderCare for the last three years as a Preschool and School Age Teacher. She enjoys working with children knowing she can make a difference for each child.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jen previously worked at an in-home childcare center, spent one year at Children's World and then as a stay-at-home mom to her two sons. In 2010 Ms. Jen worked with children with learning disabilities. She would help them with daily hygiene and living skills.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2010
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Human Services and Psychology, Early Childhood Education I & II Credential (Infant/Toddler)

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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.  We are proud to be Nationally accredited through NAEYC and rated 5 stars with the Wisconsin Youngstar program!

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • 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

Keeping your child safe and secure is our first priority. Our center is equipped with a front security door, of which only enrolled families have the code. For added security, this code is changed periodically. In addition, we ensure security by strictly following established procedures for your child’s arrival and departure. All children must be signed in and out on our computer system and other attendance procedures are followed in accordance with state child care licensing regulations. We value your child’s health and recognize the importance of cleanliness. We use Lysol products for cleaning and sanitizing, which involves the staff following a daily cleaning checklist, to ensure all areas of the classroom are being cleaned on a regular basis. We also know preventing the spread of infectious diseases is an important and necessary component of quality childcare. We actively strive to monitor the health and well-being of all children in our care. If a child is recognized as having certain communicable diseases, necessary control measures will be followed, including notifying you of any instances of a contagious disease in the center. All of our staff is CPR and First Aid certified, as well as trained in Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

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 have had our child there now for over 2 years.  He recently turned 5 and is bused over from the Pewaukee school district at Noon everyday.  He really enjoys his time and friends that he has made at the center. 

They work VERY hard at filling the needs of each and every child as well as considering the Parents desires.  We have been very impressed at how hard they work at being Professional but also at being Personal.  We would strongly recommend this center!
- Parent
Our child has been at KinderCare for two years shortly after we moved to Pewaukee and our second child just joined a few months ago.  The experience has been wonderful!  Having our son in multiple rooms at KinderCare, every teacher is very welcoming and caring of each child!   

The atmosphere is very dynamic and exciting!  The teachers do a wonderful job at lesson plans - art projects and themes are creative, challenging, and engaging.  Our oldest looks forward to the many special activities such as holiday parties, PJ days, etc.  Our child is so proud of everything made at daycare, and cannot wait to show us what is waiting at the end of the day.  We've are starting on our second scrapbook of art projects and pictures we receive! 

We are constantly receiving communication from the teachers regarding how each day went, newsletters on each month's new lessons and activities, and even the occasional phone call during the day for more important items.  We cannot stress how much interaction there is between teachers and parents.

KinderCare also encourages parent involvement.  There are many activities after daycare hours - Parent/Teacher meetings, Winter Gala, Trunk or Treat, Easter Celebration - which really excites the kids.  In fact, parents coming in to visit during the day is encouraged.  The few times we have had the opportunity to stop in, we've noticed that everyone is happy and excited to be there!  There are smiles and laughs all around.

We've cannot be happier with KinderCare and our experience.  Our children are excited to see go to KinderCare and look forward to each day!
- Parent
We moved to Pewaukee a few months ago and I needed to find a great daycare for my 3 year old. After visiting a couple of places I checked on Pewaukee Kindercare. My first visit happened on a hectic day (picture day) though everyone was really welcoming for us to join the morning at the center. Everyone was so loving and nice with the kids. I spent two hours with my daughter in the 3 year old class and every game, every moment (even at recess time) was a fun moment of learning. Ms Danielle and Ms Yomaira do an awesome work. We were offered on that first visit to stay for lunch and I loved it. My daughter came back another day for a test experience by herself. When I came back to pick her up she was so happy!! She really enjoyed her day. I felt this was the place I was looking for and we joined Pewaukee Kindercare right away. I cannot be happier (and my daughter never wants to leave when it is time to go). On top of everything, during the last couple of months the center went through a fantastic renovation. It looks beautiful and it really shows off the great job they do with the kids.
- Parent

As most working professionals, my wife and I were searching for the best care available for our two kids. After extensive search that began with over-priced and trendy names such as Goddard and local Montessori programs, we ended at KinderCare Learning Center in Pewaukee. We quickly realized that the "boxed learning programs" do not matter as much as the teachers do.

- Father

I wanted to say Happy Teachers day to everyone at the center. I have been so pleased, over the two years with the care and love that all of the teachers have given my two children. Everyone goes out of there way to talk to the kids and say hello and goodbye…they love the extra attention. You've been so helpful in many ways- academically, emotionally, and socially. I hope you know that you all are doing a great job and are very much appreciated by us.

- Mother
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