Blair Nelson, Center Director
Meet Blair Nelson, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2018
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education
Favorite Children's Book: Officer Buckle and Gloria
Meet Blair Nelson! She is the Center Director at Brookfield North KinderCare in Wisconsin. Blair attended the University of Wisconsin, where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been with KinderCare since 2018, and before that she was a teacher, program specialist, and an assistant director. Outside of work, Blair enjoys attending fairs and festivals, seeing live music, going to the beach, taking walks, and spending time with her family.
AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED
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.
Brookfield North KinderCare Programs
Infant Programs (6 weeks–1 year)
Leaving your baby in someone else’s care is a big step. Everyone at our centers—most importantly, our naturally gifted infant teachers—will work with you to make sure the transition goes smoothly. When you step into our infant classroom, you’ll see how much we want your infant to feel safe, loved, and ready to explore their world.
Toddler Programs (1–2 Years)
Everything in our toddler classroom is designed for little explorers. That’s because a lot is going on at this age. When your child is wandering all over the place, that means they’re learning and discovering new things every day. We’ll help them explore their interests (and find new ones!) as they play and learn.
Discovery Preschool Programs (2–3 Years)
This age is filled with so much wonder and curiosity. That’s why we offer a ton of books and toys and bring artwork down to kids eye level. Children in discovery preschool also begin to learn how we all work together in a classroom. Simple math and science, pretend play, and group play help them get used to a more structured school setting.
Preschool Programs (3–4 Years)
This age is all about expression, when kids really start to form their own ideas about what they want to play and how they want to create. Every day in our preschool classroom, your child will explore science experiments, create artwork, and play pretend—all the skills needed for their big next step: kindergarten!
Prekindergarten Programs (4–5 Years)
When you walk into one of our pre-K classrooms, you’ll see artwork and writing displayed around the room. Labels are everywhere to help kids connect letters with words. You’ll also see pictures on the walls that reflect the families in our community. Your child will also deepen their knowledge in language, math, science, Spanish, and social skills.
Before- and After-School Programs (5–12 Years)
You can count on us to provide reliable care for your school-ager while you’re at work, with safe transportation from our center to your child’s school and back! Whether your child wants to start a drama club, build a volcano, or create a comic book, they will have a place to follow their dreams. Your child will start and end the day with a whole lot of fun!
School Break Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)
Winter break, spring break, summer break—when school’s out (but you still need to work), you can count on KinderCare to provide a safe and supportive learning environment that’s focused on fun. We welcome children ages 5–12 during school break times and make sure they have a sensational, screen-free experience they won’t forget.
Participating Child Care Aware Center
KinderCare partners with Child Care Aware® of America to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and flexible support to fit their needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.
Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program
Phonics Adventures® (2 – 4 Years)
Learning how to read is a whole lot of fun at KinderCare! We help kids grow to love books and words (and get ready for kindergarten) in our Phonics Adventures program. From discovering the basics of vowels to practicing poetry, kids learn all about letters and sounds in small-group lessons made just for their age group. (Bonus: Kids who attend our phonics program are more prepared than their peers for school—and we have the data to prove it.)
Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language to develop vocabulary and conversation skills. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts, and pets, as well as how to engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo.
STEM Innovators (3-8 Years)
You’ve probably heard a lot about how important STEM education is for your child, but what does that really mean? Our STEM Innovators program takes kids’ natural ability to make sense of the world and applies it to robotics, chemistry, coding, geology, and more. While your child experiments, they’ll discover how to use technology to do amazing things!
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.
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.
Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!
Our family has had such a positive experience with Brookfield North KinderCare. Our three-year-old daughter has been attending KinderCare since she was three months old. The teachers and staff are professional and caring. They take the time to let us know how our daughter is doing. She learns while she has fun. We'd recommend KidnerCare on Capitol and Calhoun to everyone.”
Leticia and Carl D. - KinderCare Parent
We are thrilled with the care that our boys received at KinderCare Brookfield North. We've seen significant improvements in our infant's motor development since enrolling him at KinderCare. He went from barely rolling to cruising around the room in a few short weeks! I love that the infants are never placed in swings, bouncers, or other equipment. The staff at KinderCare also helped us to get our two-year-old potty trained in a few short days. They let us know that he was ready and supported us through the whole process. Most importantly, we know our boys are safe, well cared for, and loved by the KinderCare staff! I feel very lucky that we found a place that we can fully trust with our children.”
Cara H. - KinderCare Parent
My 20-month-old son has been attending this KinderCare since he was ten weeks old. The Infant Classroom is absolutely top-notch. As a new mom, I obviously was nervous leaving my baby, but his teachers were so understanding, caring, and knowledgeable. When he moved into the Toddler A Classroom, I found the teachers just as wonderful. He is currently in Toddler B Classroom and once again, his teachers are great. I love the fact that they keep track of your baby's daily activities (when they eat, sleep, go to the bathroom, etc.) and give you an update on what they did during the day. They are understanding if you want to call and check in on your child and they have "parent-teacher" conferences twice a year, even for the under 2's, in which they update you on your child's growth and development. You can tell the staff truly care about children and when it comes right down to it, that's the most important thing. The highest compliment I can give this center is that I trust them with my little guy. I would recommend this center to anyone.”
Laura - KinderCare Parent
We were lucky to find Brookfield North KinderCare! We toured many daycare centers before our first child was born. I immediately felt the attentive and nurturing atmosphere when I walked into the Infant Classroom. Ms. Michelle has a very calm and loving demeanor. Even though I didn’t want to leave my son with anyone, I felt at ease with KinderCare. He has adjusted well and the daily input is very helpful; it is wonderful to see how he is learning new things every day. Ms. Beth, Ms. Christine, and the newly added Ms. Jessica are always happy to see him and he smiles at everyone. This is how I know he is happy there.”
Shareen and Keith - KinderCare Parent
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
What accreditations does KinderCare have?
We are your trusted caregiver. Our centers are state-licensed and regularly inspected to make sure everything meets or exceeds standards, including child-to-teacher ratios and safe facilities. Our centers aren’t just licensed—most are accredited, too! Find out more.
Do you offer part-time schedules at Brookfield North KinderCare?
Everybody’s schedule is different. We’re happy to offer quality, affordable part-time and full-time childcare. Drop-in care may also be available. Reach out to your Center Director to learn more.
How does naptime work at Brookfield North KinderCare?
Our teachers meet every child’s needs during naptime. Our teachers know how to get babies to nap. In fact, they are pros at getting children of any age to nap. Visit our article on "10 Ways We Help Kids Get a Great Daycare Nap" to learn more.
Do you support alternative diets?
We strive to be as inclusive as possible. To that point, we provide a vegetarian option at mealtime, take care to not serve common allergens and can adapt menus based on your child’s food sensitivities. If your child has additional needs, we’ll work with you to figure out a plan.
Are meals included in tuition? Can I choose to send my child with lunch?
We provide nutritious meals and snacks developed by a registered dietician to meet the needs of rapidly growing bodies and minds. If your child has special dietary requirements and you would prefer to bring in their lunch, please make arrangements with the center director.
Does my child need to be potty-trained?
Every child begins toilet learning at a different age. Until your child shows an interest in toilet learning, we’ll provide diaper changes on an as-needed basis. When your child shows an interest, we'll discuss how to work together to encourage toilet learning.