Christiana Schuette, Center Director
Meet Christiana Schuette, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2019
Education: Administrator's Credential, Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education
Favorite Children's Book: The Invisible String
Meet Christy Schuette! She is the Center Director at Delafield KinderCare in Wisconsin. Christy earned an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education, an Administrative Credential, and a Preschool Capstone. She has been with KinderCare since 2019. Outside of work, Christy enjoys boating, shopping, traveling, reading, and spending time with her family. "You will always be your child's favorite toy."
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.
Delafield 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
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.)
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 daughter's journey in the Learning Adventures program at Delafield KinderCare has been an absolute joy to engage in! Whether it is the supplemental learning CDs we sing along to in the car or the adventures at home with the tools provided, we have loved participating with our daughter and experiencing her learning and results outside the classroom. From saying ABC's to now reading and writing them into words, we are very proud of her journey! Well done to her and Ms. Ilah--they both make a great learning team together.”
Tiffany - KinderCare Parent
My son loves his Learning Adventures classes. He takes Music, Phonics, Math, and Yoga, and it’s hard to tell which is his favorite. It’s clear that he is gaining skill in letter recognition and sounds as he is starting to pay more attention to signs and words in books. His writing has improved, too! He is much more curious about numbers and putting things in order. We are very happy with the Learning Adventures classes, and we think he will be very well prepared for school and beyond.”
Allison - KinderCare Parent
Our son's journey with Learning Adventures has been amazing! We started with a music class and we could immediately see the impact. He was singing songs at home and telling us about what he learned...we even started to catch him dancing at home! Music was so great, we decided to enter him in phonics when he was old enough. He really surprised us when he came home and was able to read words from his book. He can now read small books and some sentences. Ms. Ilah has been great and we enjoy reading her notes about what our son did during the day...it helps us to feel like we are a part of the process and it gives us new things for us to talk to him about. It's been great!”
Erin Prymas - KinderCare Parent
My son is currently getting care at Delafield KinderCare. Due to a military obligation, we had to live short-term in Wisconsin and were able to transfer care to Delafield, WI. The staff at Delafield were absolutely amazing. From day one, the staff went above and beyond. Their inclusive and calm approach was paramount to my son's transition and continued development. Even knowing that we would only be attending their facility short-term, I was amazed when entire team took the time to get to know my son and created an individualized approach based upon his needs and personality. We cannot say enough good things about the staff at Delafield. They will truly be missed and we wished that we could have stayed longer at this facility.”
Zachary K. - KinderCare Parent
Our family is so, so blessed to have had all of your wonderful staff help our children learn and grow. It is bittersweet to let you know that I have gotten it approved through work to take some time with my girls and work (very, very) part time so I can be home with them while they are still little. The girls have learned so much and are such great little girls and we couldn't have been happier that we chose this school for them. I have become a better mom and have learned so much from your teachers and consider you all a part of our family. Again, bittersweet because I will be gaining so much extra time with my babies, but our girls love coming here to play with their friends and teachers and it will be sad to say goodbye for us. Please let me know if there is anything we can do to make this transition easier on everyone. Again, thank you all for everything.”
Sarah - KinderCare Parent
My daughter has been at Delafield KinderCare since March of 2013. Every teacher has been fantastic and supportive. When she comes in each day, it's like she's their favorite child. What a fantastic bunch!”
Ardis - 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 Delafield 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 Delafield 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.