Christina Lee, Center Director
Meet Christina Lee, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2016
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with minors in Asian American Studies, African American Studies, and Family Development
Favorite Children's Book: James and the Giant Peach
Meet Christina Lee! She is the Center Director at New Berlin KinderCare in Wisconsin. Christina holds a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin. She has been with KinderCare since 2016 and was an assistant director before that. Outside of work, Christina enjoys fitness, exploring new restaurants, and spending time with her family and dog. "Water doesn't simply become the sea. It has to take on many different forms before joining the ocean. And just like the raindrop, the stream, and the river, you are meant to become many different people on your way to yourself." - Pavana Reddy
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.
New Berlin 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
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!
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 New Berlin 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 New Berlin 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 New Berlin 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 New Berlin, 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 Waukesha 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 had an unfortunate bad experience with our son's previous daycare and when we had to start looking for a new daycare this summer due to John's job transfer, I was reminded once again of how amazing KinderCare really is. No other daycare center can even compare and I was appalled by some of the things that we witnessed during a daycare tour close to our home-all I could think was, "This would never happen at KinderCare." I never once had to worry about our son's well-being when he was in their care and I was consistently impressed with the overall daycare center, programs, curriculum, and his teachers. I really can't say enough good things about our entire experience and I'm sure other parents feel the same way.”
Morgan & John B. - KinderCare Parent
My children have been at the New Berlin KinderCare center for over a year and a half. I couldn't be more pleased with everything they do! The consideration, nurturing, and compassion they have for the children is amazing. I'm so grateful for Lisa, Brooke, Karol, Sue, Heather, Jen, Linda, and April! Without them, I'd be a stay-at-home mom with no peace of mind during separation times during the day/work!”
Samantha - KinderCare Parent
Rule #1 of cooking class: bittersweet chocolate just doesn't taste good. Our daughter learned that the hard way. In the middle of cooking class with Ms. Linda, she was eyeing chocolate on the counter and thrilled when her teacher let her have just a bit. Joy quickly turned to discontent when she realized that she was eating bittersweet chocolate, not semisweet chocolate. This is just one example of how the enrichment classes at KinderCare have helped our daughter become the quizzical four-year-old she is today. Through cooking, she felt a sense of accomplishment in completing a project from start to finish. There was wonderment in seeing that flour, sugar, eggs, and other ingredients could come together and make brownies or cookies. On top of that, she got to eat the delicious results at the end! (And let's be honest, Mom and Dad loved being able to taste test as well.) While we were all happy with the results from cooking class, I admit hearing her say, "Mom, I want to take phonics," really made me happy. Dave and I want her to enjoy learning, and we feel that phonics gives her an opportunity to learn without her realizing it. Learning is fun, and the phonics class she's is in has shown that. Not only does she have a better understanding of letters and sounds, but she can write her name, recognize letters and words, and has begun asking about how she can learn to read. Talk about great preparation for kindergarten--and that's still more than a year away. The biggest compliment to Phonics happened in May. On a Mother's Day mission to get the perfect card, Dave told her to sign her name. She did without question or needing help. Taking it one step forward, he then said, "Okay, put Mom's name on the envelope." She did--no questions asked. Less than a year ago, she didn't recognize all her letters by sight. Now, thanks to the endless work of her phonics teachers, she can write her letters, spell words by sight, and write words all on her own.”
Dave & Monica O. - 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.