Korrin McIlrath, Center Director
Meet Korrin McIlrath, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2017
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Studio Arts
Favorite Children's Book: Llama Llama
Meet Korrin McIlrath! She is the Center Director at Brookfield South KinderCare in Wisconsin. Karin attended Northland College, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Arts. She has been with KinderCare since 2017, and before that she was a teacher and an assistant director. "Play is the highest form research." - Albert Einstein. Outside of work, Karin enjoys pottery, photography, 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.
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.
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
Cooking Academy™ (3 – 12 Years)
In Cooking Academy, kids learn new recipes from cultures around the world and develop a healthy relationship with food. They’ll whip up everything from Southwest rainbow lettuce wraps to pumpkin muffins, building their skills in STEM, communication, and more along the way. And yes—little chefs get to eat their culinary creations!
Music Explorers™ (2 – 4 Years)
KinderCare families are already giving a standing ovation to our newest Learning Adventures program: Music Explorers! Kids will learn to sing, move, listen, play instruments, and even create their own tunes. Our original curriculum blends math, science, social studies, literacy, and mindfulness (think yoga!) for a uniquely KinderCare way of learning the foundations of music.
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.)
Japanese Adventures, Active Adventures
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!
I was very nervous about my daughter starting at a new daycare because I was so comfortable with the last. I couldn't be more happy with this KinderCare. My daughter has learned so much in such a short time. Her speech has improved, she knows how to spell and write her name (and she's four), and they have so many activities that she is involved in, like cooking, phonics, and math. To top it off, the teachers are extremely nice! I highly recommend this daycare!”
Carly - KinderCare Parent
It is hard to put into words how wonderful Bluemound Road KinderCare has been for my family! From the moment that we stepped foot into the facility when we were just expecting our daughter, we were greeted with open arms. Every member of the staff was (and continues to be) welcoming, kind, and warm, and the facility is always clean and inviting. Our daughter started attending daycare when she was three months old and is now a little over two years old. She is so excited to go to school every day and is constantly talking about her teachers and friends at home. It warms my heart to watch her interact with not only her current teachers, but also past and future teachers and the Directors. They have a specific curriculum for each classroom and have constant open communication with my husband and I regarding her development. No question or concern is too small and they are always willing to take extra time out of their day to sit down and meet with us. The center is continuously making learning fun with theme weeks, dress-up days, and special learning programs. I can’t say enough about how much she has thrived in this environment. We are currently expecting our second child and we are excited that this baby will also be joining the KinderCare family. These teachers and staff at KinderCare are truly family to us and we will forever be grateful for how they have assisted in building a solid foundation for our daughter. I know each day when I drop her off that she is in the best place for her and is beyond loved.”
Amy H. - KinderCare Parent
Our son has been at KinderCare for three years and we have always been happy with that decision. The teachers are so attentive to each child's learning level and needs. Our son is continually surprising us with the things he has learned during the day. It is a well-run center and we are glad our son has the opportunity to be a part of it.”
Stacey K. - KinderCare Parent
Putting our children in daycare with my son being only four months old, unable to talk or fend for himself, was an incredibly scary idea. I had faith my daughter would tell me if she had a problem, but after our tour where she cried because we couldn’t stay longer, I wasn’t too worried about her! After the first drop off (crying in the parking lot and a phone call or seven later), I got very comfortable in the care they were being given. I’ve seen such growth in my daughter's vocabulary and social skills, and the fact that she asks if she gets to go to school each day and doesn’t cling to us at drop-off confirms just how well she is treated! As for my son, my fears for his care left as quickly as they came. When I watched every person in his room care for him as if he was related to them--whether it was his severe diaper rash or teething issues--the smiles he shares each time he sees Ms. Lauri or Ms. Jennifer inside and outside of the center, proves he knows who’s on his side! As I said, the need for daycare was something we didn’t expect, so being able to remove them should be an easy decision--you would think--but I want you to know as I sit here writing this letter, a little emotional, as our family needs have changed, that it's been an extremely hard decision to make. I’ve shared milestones with this group of people that my family, who live far away, have missed! I can’t thank them enough for the wonderful care they have given my children. We will miss them all! I am truly grateful for the open communication and flexibility the administrators both have given me and my family. Thank you so much, Bluemound Road KinderCare!”
Erin L. - 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.