Alison Talbot, Center Director
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Riverside, Ben Franklin, Shady Lane, Valley View, Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran School, St. Mary Parish, St. Anthony Parish. We are able to bus four-year-olds to elementary schools for 4K.
Our center is accredited by NAEYC.
Meet Alison Talbot, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 1993
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education
Favorite Children's Book: Eric Carle Books
Meet Alison Talbot! She is the Center Director at Main Street KinderCare in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. Alison attended the University of Wisconsin, where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been with KinderCare since 1993. Outside of work, Alison enjoys shopping and creating art with chalk. "Only where children gather is there any real chance of fun."
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.
Main Street 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.
Elementary School Distance Learning
Healthy bodies, happy hearts, growing minds. We make distance learning easy on your whole family! Our teachers are trained to facilitate safe and dynamic learning experiences online and in-person. Since every school has their own learning plan, we’ve added flexible enrollment options to meet your family’s needs. Whether you choose to enroll full-time, part-time, or before and after school, we’re here for you!
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.)
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!
Both of my kids go to KinderCare on Main St. in Menomonee Falls. I just wanted to say how much my kids love it there! My son only goes part time since he is school age, but my daughter is enrolled full time. She will be three years old next month. She loves the teachers and has so many friends there. She is learning so much! They are teaching her some Spanish and she can now count to ten in Spanish, which I think is awesome! She is always talking about her friends and her teachers. Everyone there is so friendly and welcoming, and the Center Director Alison is amazing! I can go to her with any questions I have and she almost always has an answer right away, and if she doesn't, she always gets back to us. We have never had a problem with her or any of the teachers there. We feel like and are treated like family there! We just love it!”
Celena L. - KinderCare Parent
Our daughter has been attending KinderCare since she was one year old. I was so nervous! It has been 14 years since I have had a child in daycare. The staff made me feel so at ease. My daughter was in her clingy stage, but the staff handled her very well. Since she started, she has graduated from the Infant Classroom and the young Toddler Classroom, and she is now enrolled in the older Toddler Classroom. All of the staff truly cares about all of the children. They treat them like their very own. Keep up the good job, Main Street KinderCare, and know that your center is safe and a wonderful place for any child to attend. Thank you!”
Remitha T. - KinderCare Parent
My children have been going to this KinderCare for a little over two years now. I couldn't be happier with this facility! The staff is wonderful and sensitive to each child and their needs. I never have to worry about them while I am at work. If my daughter has an early release day from school, I know the KinderCare bus will make sure she is safely transported back to the center. My three-year-old son has learned so much and comes home singing a new song every day. He loves "his Ms. Jeffanee!"”
Brittany V. - KinderCare Parent
My husband and I have been sending our oldest son to Main Street KinderCare for about three years, and our second son for about a year and a half. The main reason we picked KinderCare is their flexibility. My husband works second shift and has an odd working rotation. With KinderCare, we let them know a week in advance what our next week's schedule is. They are so flexible. If we need our boys to be dropped off for a full day or a half day, for one day or for five days a week, they accommodate our needs. We really love that about KinderCare. We also love the fact that we don't have to pack a lunch/snacks for our boys. Everything is provided by the center, even baby formula and jar foods. We only had to bring in diapers and wipes. We haven't experienced this yet, but we love the options that they have a "shuttle bus" that will pick the boys up from school when they get a little older. The staff is extremely friendly. They inform me about what kind of day my boys had and what they learned that day. Each day we get a little "progress report" on the day. It informs me on what they ate, how well they ate, if they took a nap, and for how long. It shows when the diaper was last changed. At the bottom is a little paragraph stating what they "worked" on for the day. Another great thing about the staff/management is they don't want our sons to be excluded out of fun activities. My boys go mostly in the afternoon, so if the class is doing a fun activity in the morning before lunch, I will get a phone call asking if we can bring the boys in earlier so they can be included in the fun activities. We had the option of eliminating daycare once our second son was born. Both my husband and I agreed that our oldest son learned so much in his time there, we decided it was best for our boys to continue to go to KinderCare. My list could go on and on about the things my boys learn there. I'm amazed about how much my boys learn in the time they are at KinderCare and they don't even go full time! I just think about what they could learn if they did go full time. We love it at KinderCare and so do our boys!”
Billie Jo B. - KinderCare Parent
Our relationship with Alison, Sarah, and the team at Main Street KinderCare started in January of 2011 when I returned to work after the birth of our first child. Since that time, we have had a second child, so we currently have a toddler and an infant attending the center every day. Overall we have been very pleased with the care our children have received. When I interact with the staff, I can sense that they truly care about our children. They demonstrate genuine concern when one of them is sick, and they express interest in their activity and development outside of the center as well. We are regularly impressed by what they have learned at the center and appreciate the structure the hour-by-hour schedule provides. I love to hear silly stories about what our kids have done throughout the day, and the team consistently shares those with me without me having to ask. I would recommend this KinderCare location to anyone who asks.”
Luke & Laurie R. - KinderCare Parent
Main Street KinderCare provides an exceptional learning and social environment. My four children have greatly benefited from their loving structure, both socially and academically. Due to the foundation that they received at KinderCare, my two school-age children excelled in their transition into their private school. My two younger children, who currently attend KinderCare, are thriving through their phonics and mathematics programs. The teachers and assistants are more than caregivers, they are a group of amazing individuals who help to mold my children's futures. KinderCare is a true blessing in our lives.”
Doug & Michelle P. - KinderCare Parent
There are many reasons why I love that my son is enrolled at KinderCare. As a single mom, it is nice to get all of the help I can. It is so wonderful to have a place where I feel my son is safe and cared for. It takes a lot of stress off my shoulders. My son has been enrolled in KinderCare since he was eight weeks old. I believe he has learned so much from everyone he has come in contact with at KinderCare. I had my son first enrolled at the KinderCare in Mequon. I was very nervous about moving my son from one location to another. I was worried about how he would react, but everyone at the Menomonee Falls locations were welcoming. He truly took to the teachers very fast. I appreciate everything that the people of KinderCare have done for both my son and I. I would not want my son enrolled in any other daycare!”
Kellie M. - KinderCare Parent
My husband and I were always very skeptical about sending our children to a daycare. Both of us grew up with our parents and/or grandparents around to take care of us. Between this biased view and everything negative you read about daycares, we decided to do our best to send our daughter to friends' homes and to cut back our hours at work. Once she turned one, we decided to look into a type of schooling for her and stumbled upon this KinderCare. Not only were we impressed with first impressions of the facility, but we were also impressed with their willingness to work with our odd job hours. The Center Director and teaching staff are wonderful! They helped me to feel comfortable with leaving my daughter with "strangers" and took the time every day during drop-off and pick-up to talk about my daughter's day. We are overly impressed with the amount of thought that goes into the curriculum even for the one-year olds. I am a teacher and it was very important that my daughter had structure and began a love for learning early in her life. It is amazing just how much more her vocabulary and social skills have developed at such a young age. Every room that she has been moved to has made us happy. When there have been concerns, everyone has been understanding and very quick to solve the issue and make me feel relaxed immediately. My husband and I are expecting our second child and look forward to sending her here as well!”
R. Family - KinderCare Parent
I would like to thank the staff of KinderCare on Main Street in Menomonee Falls. When my son first started at KinderCare, he was very shy. He has come out of his shell and is eager to learn. The staff is always very caring and reaches out to each child in a very special way. My son loves going to KinderCare each and every day.”
Jean N. - KinderCare Parent
I wanted to rave about Ms. Becky and Ms. Kellie, the Infant Teachers. The girls have been doing an amazing job with my daughter and all of the other babies in their room. I cannot tell you how happy we are with them both. Ms. Kellie has been exceptionally great. I feel like she really tries to take care of the children like they are her own and, to a mother, that means a lot. I was so pleased when she listened to me on Monday when I came in to pick up my child and explained about her teething necklace and how she has been using it at home. She also listened to me talk about where my daughter should be in her “Wonder Weeks.” Yesterday when I picked up my daughter, Ms. Kellie raved about how she did so well with her teething necklace at school and that it really did help her throughout the day. She also said she noticed that my daughter was not getting enough stimulation yesterday when it was just her and the younger babies in the room, so she took her on a field trip to Baby Room B to play with the older babies. She said my daughter was so excited to see her friends, finger paint, and loved washing her hands in the sink. Ms. Kellie also said that per our conversation about “Wonder Weeks,” she played puzzles with my daughter to help her learn the skills she should know--and she was able to put two out of five pieces together! All of this really melted our hearts to hear when Ms. Kellie told us about the day. I cannot thank Ms. Kellie enough for being so open, really listening to what a parent has to say, and taking care of my daughter like she is her own child.”
Cassy B. - KinderCare Parent
I enrolled my child in KinderCare on March 2, 2018. To start, they let my child enrollment start early so that I would not lose the state grant. Since that day, my child has come home everyday happy and with a new skill. He is growing so fast and it is nice to have a staff that I feel cares for him as if they were his mother. As they say, "There is no love like a mother's love," but I appreciate all they do and teach my child. KinderCare has been a great experience for me and my little one. I recommend bringing your child to them when learning, safety, and love is what you want for your child.”
Kizzy H. - 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 Main Street KinderCare?
Everybody’s schedule is different. When the unexpected arises, KinderCare ensures you have access to reliable childcare in a pinch. We’re happy to offer quality, affordable part-time and drop-in childcare—you’re always covered with KinderCare.
How does naptime work at Main Street 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.