Providing Quality Professional Childcare for Every Family We Serve.
Established in 1996
Children’s Pantry Daycare has grown tremendously ever since and still has the same the beliefs and principles from day one.
Infant & Toddler
Infants and toddlers receive individual contact and attention upon demand or according to their schedules at home.
We strive to strengthen each
child’s own cultural identity while instilling a respect for others.
Teachers will maintain a
clean, safe, and structured environment with a variety of materials for your child.
A planned program for school age children will provide a time of transition from their school routine through activities.
Our summer program is designed for children grades first through sixth or age six to twelve.
CACFP Federal program that provides healthy meals and snacks to children receiving childcare.
CACFP Program Participant
Children’s Pantry is a proud participant in the Children and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
Is your facility licensed? By whom?
Our facility is licensed by the State of Wisconsin and Our program participates with the quality rating standards of YoungStar https://www.4cfc.org/providers/youngstar/ . All of our staff is state certified and all of our teachers are participants of “The Registry” https://www.the-registry.org/ and hold either and hold either an associate degree or several college credits in the field of early childhood education. Staff longevity is something that we are proud of at Children’s Pantry and is something that sets us apart from other childcare providers in southeastern Wisconsin.
What are your current Hours of Operation?
What ages of children do you accept?
Do you accept special needs children?
Yes. Children’s Pantry is one of the few childcare providers that DO NOT DISCRIMINATE against certain physical, emotional, mental or cognitive disabilities. We have a long history of providing care to children of all different walks of life and we strive to meet the needs of every child in our care for as well as each child’s parent(s).
Do you provide part-time or drop-in care?
Yes, we do. Drop-in care is based on schedule availability. Please feel free to call us with any further questions regarding Drop-In or Part-Time Care at (414) 342-8015 and we will be happy to personally answer them.
What are your Rates/Tuition Fees?
Our rates are comparable with our demographic area. We DO accept WIC and private pay. We offer a discount to our families with multiple children enrolled. Please feel free to call us with any further questions regarding Rates/Tuition Fees at (414) 342-8015 and we will be happy to personally answer them.
What are your teacher to child ratios?
Do you provide transportation services before and after school? Costs?
Yes we do provide transportation before and after childcare or school. For our full-time children, transportation is free if it is within a 2 mile radius from our facility. For our part-time children, transportation is $50 per month. Please feel free to call us with any further questions regarding transportation at (414) 342-8015 and we will be happy to personally answer them.
What security measures are in place to protect my child?
Children’s Pantry owners are committed to the safety and security of the children and teachers in their facility. We pride ourselves on maintaining a safe, secure school environment—and providing peace of mind to all our families. All exterior doors are locked at all times during open hours of operation. All visitors are buzzed in by our Procare Security Tracking System https://www.procaresoftware.com/features/student-tracking-software/. This security system utilizes a Biometric Fingerprint Check-in Scanner that gives our staff an accurate record of those picking up or dropping each child at our center. Visitors must also present identification and register in visitor logs. The children’s parents or guardians must authorize any alternate caregivers for drop-off and/or pick-up, and these caregivers must present identification and password information.
How do you communicate with the parents of the children enrolled?
At Children’s Pantry, we believe that staff and parent communication are the keys to successful coordination. All parents of infants and toddlers must completely fill out an Intake Form when they register. This form will be kept in their classroom file. Also, teachers communicate daily with parents through an App called HI Mama https://www.himama.com/features. Hi mama helps us to capture and share every important milestone from the classroom, and keep open lines of communication though in app messages and reminders.
What are your policies on vacation/sick days & snow or severe weather days?
We try to be as flexible as we can, but ask to be given at least 24 hours notice prior to an absence. We close our facility for 1 week every year (generally the 2nd week in August) for an all staff inservicing and training. Please feel free to call us with any further questions regarding attendance at (414) 342-8015 and we will be happy to personally answer them.
What are your Covid policies & procedures?
Our facility practices routine Covid Health Measures by requiring our staff and children over 5 years of age to wear masks. We require all staff and every child enrolled to have a daily temperature check performed before entering our facility. All staff and children enrolled are required to practice frequent handwashing. All toys and surfaces are disinfected daily.
How often are your toys/materials sanitized?
Cleaning and sanitizing occurs every day. We have teacher checklists in each room so that everything gets properly sanitized as we go through the day. We also implement extra rounds of cleaning when illnesses are going around in order to combat the increased germs.
Do you provide meals & snacks?
Children’s Pantry kitchen staff plan and prepares all meals on site. We offer Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner at our facility in addition to healthy snacks that meet USDA requirements. We are proud participants of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), a Federal program that provides healthy meals and snacks to children receiving childcare, participating in before and after school programs, or residing in homeless shelters.
Is there a weekly learning plan?
Yes. Our teachers abide by a daily routine and follow a weekly lesson plan. We are able to communicate daily with our parents through our Hi Mama app, https://www.himama.com/features so they are able to stay in the loop as to what’s happening in their child’s classroom and access each child’s daily reports.
What kind of activities do you do with the children?
Our activities consist of reading books, dancing, singing, art, music and movement, games and activities that require problem solving, both structured and independent play and fieldtrips for our older children. Our activities try to encourage the children to build appropriate social skills, enhance comprehension, develop fine motor skills, proper etiquette and manners and allow our older students space and time to complete homework assignments.
How does naptime work (what are your accommodations)?
Children under the age of two are cared for on individual schedules, so sleeping times in those classrooms vary according to the needs of the children. However, after a busy morning, the older children settle down for naps shortly after they eat lunch. Each of our nappers are provided a mat & sheet to sleep with. Their sheets are regularly laundered and the mats are wiped down daily.
What are your potty training policies & procedures?
We start potty-training here at 18 months, but are flexible and conscientious to the needs & requests of each individual parent and child. Potty-training is most successful with daily communication between the child’s teachers and parents. Our teachers will provide education to the parents if appropriate as we help to teach your child proper toilet training practices. If there’s a method working at home, please let us know and we will try to adopt it for your child. We use a low-key approach with lots of praise. Please realize that this should be your child’s accomplishment and not yours or ours. Children shouldn’t be compared to how others are doing.
*Please Note: the current hours of operation listed (4:00 am to 11:00 pm) have been temporarily enforced due to Covid19. We are however, planning on returning to our normal operating hours of Sunday thru Saturday, 6:00 am to 6:00 am (24 hours per day) when it is safe and we are permitted to do so.