Brittney Czempinski, Center Director
Meet Brittney Czempinski, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2016
Education: Childhood Development Associates Credential
Favorite Children's Book: A Bad Case of Stripes
Meet Brittney Czempinski! She is the Center Director at Ledgeview KinderCare in De Pere, WI. Brittney attended College of DuPage, where she received a Child Development Associate Credential. She has been with KinderCare for more than five years, and before that she spent 17 years working in the public school system. Every day, Brittney enjoys helping children discover their true potential. “If you’re comfortable, you’re not growing.” Outside of work, Brittney enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and three dogs, and being outside and exploring new places.
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.
Ledgeview 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
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.)
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!
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 Ledgeview 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.
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.
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.
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.
How does naptime work at Ledgeview 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.
Is tuition support offered for Wisconsin families at Ledgeview KinderCare?
Child care is one of the biggest priorities—and expenses—for hardworking families like yours. We partner with state and local agencies in Wisconsin to provide tuition subsidies where we can, including the agency below:
There may be other available funding sources for families living in De Pere, Wisconsin and we have subsidy coordinators standing by that can discuss potential solutions for your family. Even if you are not subsidy eligible there may be other options in Brown County to help with tuition.
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!
We started our journey with KinderCare four and a half years ago when our first daughter started at only ten weeks old. We chose KinderCare because of the healthy meals provided, curriculum, loving environment, loving staff, and big green outside play area. It became evident very early on that my daughter was thriving from her new “school.” Throughout the years, she has learned so much from not only the teachers, but has also developed social skills being with other children that attend KinderCare. She is constantly talking about her day and the fun she had doing art projects, playing dress-up, learning, and special bonding time with the teachers. I truly feel that the Director and the teachers have a genuine concern for her well-being. As busy working parents, it is a comforting feeling to know your children are in good hands when they can’t be with you. So much so that after we recently had our newest daughter, there wasn’t any hesitation in where we would choose for her future learning environment. We have met some really wonderful families that attend the center and the feeling about KinderCare seems to be unanimous. Our family is very grateful for the care that we have received at our KinderCare center.”
Suzanne D.L. - KinderCare Parent
KinderCare has been a part of our family for nine years. My son started at the Green Bay-Bellevue KinderCare center when he was eight weeks old. The center was wonderful at sharing the day’s activities, including meals, potty times, and learning opportunities. My son loved the teachers and his friends, which made it easier for Mom to go to work. At five years old, we transferred him to his current KinderCare center. The Ledgeview KinderCare was located within our school district and provided transportation to and from school. With the school district having late starts, early releases, and teacher meeting days, it is a relief to know that KinderCare picks up, drops off, and takes care of everything in between. Here in Wisconsin, we can be hit with snow days and KinderCare is open. One day my son’s school had an emergency closing because the HVAC system stopped working. Before I had heard about the closing, KinderCare staff contacted me to confirm they were to pick up my son and take him back to the center. The Ledgeview KinderCare center makes summer fun as well for school-age children. They have weekly field trips to parks, museums, bowling, area landmarks, and the zoo – trips that are both fun and educational. The center also provides transportation to and from the district summer school program. Director Stacey, Assistant Director Heidi, and the rest of the staff are amazing. There is open communication, whether it’s in person or on the phone. Even zipping an email in the evening with questions will have an answer the next morning. KinderCare has been wonderful and I would wholeheartedly recommend them to other parents.”
Anita S. - 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.