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."
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.
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!
“ 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.Show more
“ 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.Show more
“ 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!Show more
“ 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.Show more
“ 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.Show more
“ 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!Show more
Frequently Asked Questions
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Child Care You Can Trust
It’s More Than Daycare, It’s KinderCare!
Whether your child is just starting to explore the world or on their way to big-kid school, we have exactly what they need to foster their love of learning and build confidence. See proof that our Early Foundations® curriculum prepares kids for kindergarten, elementary school, and beyond!
Leading the way as America’s most accredited child care provider.
Meet Our Classroom Heroes
From ABCs and 123s to social-emotional skills and problem-solving, our amazing teachers build kindergarten readiness and Confidence for Life™.
See how they bring learning to life at every age and stage!
Babies Are Reaching New Milestones
Babies are giggling, wiggling, and exploring the world one tiny step at a time! In our infant classrooms, little ones are discovering language, experimenting with problem solving, and practicing social and emotional skills.
Toddlers Learn Through Creating, Playing, and Exploring
Toddlers are on the move! At this age, that’s totally normal as they learn and discover the world around them. In our toddler classrooms, they’re building confidence through creating art, learning their ABCs, imaginative play, and so much more.
Discovery Preschoolers Practice Independence
Discovery Preschoolers are channeling their creativity, learning how to express themselves, practicing motor skills, and experimenting with language and literacy in new, exciting ways.
Preschoolers Are Building So Many New Skills
Preschoolers are exploring science experiments, creating artwork, and playing pretend with friends. We’re also boosting literacy and social skills through letter-building and group art projects!
Teachers You Can Trust
When we say we’ve got the best teachers around, we really mean it. You can rest assured that every team member clears rigorous national and state background checks. Plus, our hiring process includes the Gallup® Talent Assessment to make sure we hire educators who have that special something it takes to work with kids.
7-time Gallup® Exceptional Workplace Award Winner
Every year we check in with our amazing team to survey how engaged they are, and for 7 years running we’ve earned the Gallup® Exceptional Workplace Award! We’re the first and only early childhood education provider recognized, and one of just four companies worldwide to receive the honor seven years in a row.
Peace of mind from pick-up to drop-off.
Child care isn’t just about caring for children—it’s about families and communities too! We’re committed to valuing the experiences and traditions you bring with you and honoring them within our community. Whenever you step through our front door, you’ll know that you’re in a place where your family is safe, happy, and celebrated for who they are.
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Our teachers join forces with families to help kids become lifelong learners while building confidence to live happy and healthy lives.
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Hear from families like yours.
When it comes to deciding on a child care center, we know there’s nothing quite like hearing from other families! Hear what Becky has to say about being a part of the KinderCare community:
“As a parent, I entrust my greatest blessing to the staff at KinderCare every day, and I am grateful for the loving care and guidance he receives. The teachers and director look at each child as an individual, with their own strengths and needs. My son has been blessed with awesome teachers who understand his challenges, and handle him with grace. My child has learned so much and continues to share with me the great activities that go on each day at "school!" Thank you to the KinderCare child care organization for an incredible early childhood curriculum that engages and teaches at all steps of the day, and a special thanks to Karen and her staff; they continue to do amazing works of ‘heart’ with all children.”
- Becky T.