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South Milwaukee KinderCare

Kayla Klug, Center Director

1801 E College Ave South Milwaukee WI 53172
(414) 762-0045 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 5 years

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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
South Milwaukee: Blakewood, E.W. Luther, Rawson Lakeview. Cudahy: Parkview, General Mitchell, J.E. Jones, Kosciuszko.

Our center is accredited by NAEYC.

NAEYC Accreditation

Welcome to South Milwaukee KinderCare

Welcome to South Milwaukee KinderCare in Wisconsin! Conveniently located near Pennsylvania Avenue, our center offers a healthy and safe learning environment that will make your child excited about learning. Here at KinderCare, we believe it takes a village to raise a child. The parents of our students consider us to be an extension of their family. Everyone belongs in our circle; We love to make new friends and invite you to join our KinderCare family!

Our classrooms are places to thrive! 
In our safe and healthy classrooms, your child will be engaged in learning experiences that meet them where they are, both socially and academically. With fun daily activities, passionate teachers, and great friends, a lifetime of confidence starts here. Contact the center director to learn more about our child care options and schedule a tour! 

Meet Kayla Klug, Our Center Director

At KinderCare Since: 2013

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Favorite Children's Book: The Color Kittens

Meet Kayla Klug! She is the Center Director at South Milwaukee KinderCare in Wisconsin. Kayla attended Alverno College, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. She has been with KinderCare since 2013. Every day, Kayla enjoys helping children learn and discover their true potential. Her favorite quote is, “If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.” Outside of work, Kayla enjoys spending time with her family, bowling, watching movies, and exploring nature.

at KinderCare, our accreditation equals excellence. Contact one of our daycares today!


We’re so proud!

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.

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What Learning Looks Like

Our talented early-childhood teachers set kids down the path toward becoming lifelong learners in a positive, safe, and nurturing environment.

South Milwaukee 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.)

Our Teachers

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!

Daycare teacher at KinderCare helping young children


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.

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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.

Family Stories

Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!

  • I am writing this to recommend South Milwaukee KinderCare Learning Center, which I have known for three years, as a candidate for your family's child care needs. In this time with KinderCare, I have watched my son grow exponentially and have been very pleased with his progress. My son is my firstborn and has been in child care since he was 12 weeks old... he is now three years old.  I cannot say enough about the child care providers at KinderCare and the role they have played in molding my little boy into the smart, funny, and handsome little man he's grown to be today. At first, I was very reluctant to entrust strangers with my child--I admit it was very stressful and difficult for me to deal with. I feel I have been blessed with a healthy son and I am very protective over him. In the beginning, the separation anxiety was mutual and it was tough to overcome those feelings.  Now I can sincerely say that I feel as if they watch over his well-being the same way that I would. My son is treated as if he were family. The caregivers at KinderCare have grown a great bond with my son and he truly enjoys his time with the staff. The instructors have learned how to handle his little personality and I am grateful for that. I could not have done it without the help of KinderCare. I truly couldn't be happier and as a full-time working parent, the fact that I never worry about them with my child is worth its weight in gold! I have no doubt KinderCare will be a valuable asset as your child care provider and I give my highest recommendation.

    Raphael - KinderCare Parent
  • I wanted to give my personal recommendation for other families to enroll their children into the Phonics program at KinderCare. I cannot say enough about this program. I enrolled my daughter into the Phonics program in September of 2011 when she was three years old. Today she is still in the program and just turned four in December. She absolutely loves this program. On the days she has Phonics class, she comes home telling me about what she has learned and what they are working on. I cannot say enough about Ms. Judy and how well she does teaching my daughter all the concepts of phonics. Ms. Judy really gets excited to see how my daughter is growing each and every day in the world of reading. Ms. Judy ensures that my daughter is always growing and learning. If she sees that she knows a concept they were going to discuss for the day, she moves on to the next one. She doesn't see a point in holding my daughter back when she is willing to learn so much more.

    Jennifer K. - KinderCare Parent
  • We wanted to let you know how much our son, who is two, is enjoying his weekly visits to South Milwaukee KinderCare. He looks forward to the chance to learn and socialize and has expressed that he wishes his mother would get a job there so he can attend daily instead of once a week. We appreciate the good job you are doing! Thanks!

    Mary T. - KinderCare Parent

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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.

Young family ready to go to their local KinderCare daycare center

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.

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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 South Milwaukee 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 South Milwaukee 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.