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South Milwaukee KinderCare

Ms. Michelle Nelson, Center Director

1801 East College Ave. South Milwaukee WI 53172
(414) 762-0045 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
South Milwaukee: Blakewood, E.W. Luther, Rawson Lakeview. Cudahy: Parkview, General Mitchell, J.E. Jones, Kosciuszko.

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.

SCHOOL-READY

What Learning Looks Like

Our talented early-childhood teachers set kids down the path toward becoming lifelong learners in a positive, safe, and nurturing environment.

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.

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.

Our Teachers

We're the only company in early childhood education to select teachers based on natural talent. Being a great educator isn't enough though. KinderCare teachers are also amazing listeners, nurturers, boo-boo fixers, and smile-makers. Put more simply, we love our teachers and your child will, too.

Meet just a few of our amazing KinderCare teachers!

A KINDERCARE TEACHER WITH

An Artist's Heart

"My classroom is full of art!” says Mary Annthipie-Bane, an award-winning early childhood educator at KinderCare. Art and creative expression, she says, help children discover who they really are.

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We put our best-in-class teachers in a best-in-class workplace. We're so proud to have been named one of Gallup's 37 winners of the Great Workplace Award. When you put great teachers in an engaging center, your children will experience an amazing place to learn and grow.

Our Families

Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!

  • I am writing this to recommend South Milwaukee KinderCare Learning Center, which I have known for three years, as a candidate for your family's child care needs. In this time with KinderCare, I have watched my son grow exponentially and have been very pleased with his progress. My son is my firstborn and has been in child care since he was 12 weeks old... he is now three years old.  I cannot say enough about the child care providers at KinderCare and the role they have played in molding my little boy into the smart, funny, and handsome little man he's grown to be today. At first, I was very reluctant to entrust strangers with my child--I admit it was very stressful and difficult for me to deal with. I feel I have been blessed with a healthy son and I am very protective over him. In the beginning, the separation anxiety was mutual and it was tough to overcome those feelings.  Now I can sincerely say that I feel as if they watch over his well-being the same way that I would. My son is treated as if he were family. The caregivers at KinderCare have grown a great bond with my son and he truly enjoys his time with the staff. The instructors have learned how to handle his little personality and I am grateful for that. I could not have done it without the help of KinderCare. I truly couldn't be happier and as a full-time working parent, the fact that I never worry about them with my child is worth its weight in gold! I have no doubt KinderCare will be a valuable asset as your child care provider and I give my highest recommendation.

    Raphael - KinderCare Parent
  • I wanted to give my personal recommendation for other families to enroll their children into the Phonics program at KinderCare. I cannot say enough about this program. I enrolled my daughter into the Phonics program in September of 2011 when she was three years old. Today she is still in the program and just turned four in December. She absolutely loves this program. On the days she has Phonics class, she comes home telling me about what she has learned and what they are working on. I cannot say enough about Ms. Judy and how well she does teaching my daughter all the concepts of phonics. Ms. Judy really gets excited to see how my daughter is growing each and every day in the world of reading. Ms. Judy ensures that my daughter is always growing and learning. If she sees that she knows a concept they were going to discuss for the day, she moves on to the next one. She doesn't see a point in holding my daughter back when she is willing to learn so much more.

    Jennifer K. - KinderCare Parent
  • We wanted to let you know how much our son, who is two, is enjoying his weekly visits to South Milwaukee KinderCare. He looks forward to the chance to learn and socialize and has expressed that he wishes his mother would get a job there so he can attend daily instead of once a week. We appreciate the good job you are doing! Thanks!

    Mary T. - KinderCare Parent

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Who Are KinderCare Families?

They hail from hundreds of cities across the country from countless backgrounds, and proudly represent every walk in life. What our families have in common, though, is the want to give their children the best start in life. We are so proud to be their partner in parenting.

Hear from just a few of our amazing KinderCare families.

A Globe-Trotting Family Finds A

Home in Houston

Four young children, four different passports, two languages, two full-time jobs…oh, and a few triathlons thrown in for good measure. Meet the globe-trotting Colettas—a family on the go.

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