Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Carrianne at Germantown

The teachers at Momentum Early Learning dedicate much of their time and heart to the children in their classroom. We appreciate all of their hard work and the commitment they make to maintain a higher standard of excellence in everything they do. The culture at Momentum is driven by one unified vision… “Grow as a cohesive and fun team with purpose, engagement, passion, and quality”. Here is a look into the life of one of our many excellent teachers. Find out what they love and what inspires them to be a great educator.

Introducing from Germantown, Ms. Carrianne!

How long have you worked at Momentum?
I started at Momentum in March of 2017, and I just returned from a medical/surgery leave on February 5th!

carrianne with the babies at child carefeeding a baby at daycareWhat classroom do you teach?
I stared as the lead teacher in CC3, and now I am assisting Ms. Tonya as in CC2!

What made you want to become a teacher?
I have this charisma with children everywhere I go, and I enjoy making them smile and laugh! For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to make a difference, and when I decided that being a police officer was not satisfying, I decided to stay in early childhood and teach- working with children is a blessing!

What or who inspires you?carrianne with her husband
God inspires me to be the best me I can be! I am also inspired by my Big Sister and my Little Sisters from Big Brothers Big Sisters, my husband-Kevin, and my family! My teaching is inspired by Dr. Seuss, and my teachers (most of whom I still keep in contact with), taught me with pride and passion, so I get my dedication from my teachers!

What is your favorite kind of activity to teach? (sensory, gross motor, etc.)
I enjoy circle time. Reading the story of the day, singing educational routine songs, teaching the basics, hands on activities, and introducing new material/concepts that go with the themes! This is my favorite part of the day, because you’re in a group setting and you can be personal and have fun learning.

 What is one of your first memories from school?
I have a few…

  1. I was in head start and we were reading One Fish Two, Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, and I wanted to write a book, so I wrote One Fish Two Fish, Red Fish Blue Fish and copied it (the best I could, not knowing what plagiarism was) and to this day I am still obsessed with Dr. Seuss.
  2. I was learning to read in Head Start and I saw a speed limit sign and it said 5 MPH. I told my Mom that I could read that sign and I know what it said, 5 minute parking here.
  3. In kindergarten we had a community helpers/bring your parent to school day, and we did an art activity project, where we had to pick three things that we wanted to be when we grew up. I picked a police officer, a teacher, and a farmer. I went to college for Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement (to be a Police Officer), I am a teacher, and I enjoy the country!
  4. Also in Kindergarten, we were making bunnies for Easter, my teacher was not happy with me because I made my ears rounded and the cutting exercise was to have them pointed. I was ready to color the ears and I wanted the hot pick crayon and a boy had it and would not give it to me so I tried to take it from him and bit his hand!

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 What is one of your hidden talents?
I can sort of wiggle my ears, and I can make a clover with my tongue!

Do you have any pets?
We want a dog, but where we rent we can’t have large pets, so we have 3 beta fish (2 boys and a girl) Storm, Midnight, and Sunset!

What is your favorite thing to cook? (if you don’t like to cook, what is your favorite food?)
I like to make Swiss chicken! It’s boneless skinless chicken breast, cream of mushroom soup, fresh mushrooms, swiss cheese, and fresh bacon bits.

What is your favorite way to relax?carrianne with family
I love playing cards, games (board and video), and puzzles to relax!

What is your favorite TV show/guilty pleasure?
My guilty pleasure is Netflix. I enjoy a lot of shoes/movies and books, right now my favorite show is This Is Us!

What makes a “good day” at Momentum?
For me a good day at Momentum is smiles, laughs, and hugs!

What kind of morning routine do you have to get excited for the day?
Well I start by picking out what outfit I’m in the mood for, then I eat a nice breakfast, brush my teeth, and my husband and I always do our goodbye routine. I always listen to KLOVE on my way to work (anytime in the car). Just thinking about the kiddos in my class puts a smile on my face and I’m all ready for the day!

What is the best thing about being a teacher?
For me the best thing is making a difference. My oldest child from my first center is a Freshman this year and still gives me hugs when he sees me. Also, I just reconnected with my 2nd grade teacher from 20 years ago over the weekend and she still remembered me!!!carrieanne with a friend If you could take your class on a field trip anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I would take them Up North to Eagle River. I am from Eagle River and to me it is God’s country and the most peaceful and beautiful place I have been. It keeps me going back, so I would like to share a part of something special to me with them!

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Momentum Early Learning, the new standard in education and child care, provides unparalleled excellence of care for children through an open, friendly and nurturing culture. Momentum Early Learning provides care and teaching for children ages six weeks to twelve years old. Momentum Early Learning’s pledge of excellence is based on four core values: safety, education, cleanliness and technology. Families interested in learning more about Momentum Early Learning can call the Sussex Campus at 262.820.2595 or the Germantown Campus at 262.415.8047 or visit Momentum’s website at www.momentumearlylearning.com.

Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Colleen at Sussex

The teachers at Momentum Early Learning dedicate much of their time and heart to the children in their classroom. We appreciate all of their hard work and the commitment they make to maintain a higher standard of excellence in everything they do. The culture at Momentum is driven by one unified vision… “Grow as a cohesive and fun team with purpose, engagement, passion, and quality”. Here is a look into the life of one of our many excellent teachers. Find out what they love and what inspires them to be a great educator.

Introducing from Sussex, Ms. Colleen!

How long have you worked at Momentum?
I have been at Momentum since August of 2009, when we first opened!

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What classroom do you teach?colleen-now
Lively Learners – 2.5-3 year olds

What made you want to become a teacher?
I have always loved working with children. I started babysitting when I was 10 and I taught Sunday School for a few years. I love watching children’s minds grow!

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What or who inspires you?
My family: My husband John who I have been married to for 30 years, my son DJ who is a high school history teacher, and my daughter Ali who is a nursing student.      colleen2

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What is your favorite kind of activity to teach?
I really enjoy doing science and sensory activities with the kids. Activities where they can watch and make things change color or shape are always fun!

What is one of your first memories from school?
I remember going to nursery school when I was 4 and being very scared. I made a friend the first day and we have been friends ever since! 🙂

What is one of your hidden talents?
I love to bake! Especially cheesecakes.

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I have a dog named Cody, he is a Pomeranian mix.

What is your favorite thing to cook?
I love to bake any kind of treat – cookies, cakes, and candy.

What is your favorite way to relax?
I love to go to farmers markets and wineries!

What is your favorite TV show/guilty pleasure?
I really enjoy watching cooking shows! I also love to watch Criminal Minds.

What makes a “good day” at Momentum?
When you see a child who has been struggling with an activity they have been trying to learn for a while, and they finally accomplish it! When their face lights up with pride, that makes a good day. 🙂

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What kind of morning routine do you have to get excited for the day?
As I drive to work, I go over all the fun activities that have been planned. I like to keep to a regular routine every morning.

What is the best thing about being a teacher?
Watching children’s minds learn and grow, and knowing that I have helped educate those children!

If you could take your class on a field trip anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I would take my class to Africa to see all of the really cool animals and different cultures!

Momentum Early Learning, the new standard in education and child care, provides unparalleled excellence of care for children through an open, friendly and nurturing culture. Momentum Early Learning provides care and teaching for children ages six weeks to twelve years old. Momentum Early Learning’s pledge of excellence is based on four core values: safety, education, cleanliness and technology. Families interested in learning more about Momentum Early Learning can call the Sussex Campus at 262.820.2595 or the Germantown Campus at 262.415.8047 or visit Momentum’s website at www.momentumearlylearning.com.

Get creative with dramatic play!

At Momentum Early Learning we hold four very important Core Values: Safety, Education, Cleanliness, and Technology. To maintain our higher standard of child care, we focus on education and curriculum. One of the most important ways children is through play. Dramatic play is important to children’s deployment because it allows children to act out their life in a way that they might not have the words to describe. It also helps them make sense of everyday situations that they may see adults in. With dramatic play, the creativity is endless! Ms. Lauren is passionate about creating a variety of dramatic play situations for her four year olds to experience. We hope that her ideas inspire you to create your own dramatic play areas at home or in your classroom soon!

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Hi, I’m Ms. Lauren and I am the teacher in Little Scholars. In my preschool classroom, my favorite center to set up is Dramatic Play! There are many different names for dramatic play such as pretend play, make believe or imagination play. Simply put, dramatic play is taking a theme and allowing children to play and explore. A few of the main benefits of having a dramatic play center are encouraging conversation and conflict resolution, integrating math and literacy skills as well as helping children break out of their shell. When students are acting out pretend scenarios, such as a restaurant server taking orders at a cafe, they are able to not only use math and literacy skills (reading the menu or writing down what their guest wants), as well as communication skills – talking to their table and other peers as they then make the food.

What do you need for dramatic play?dramatic play donut shop
When creating a dramatic play center in your living room, child care or school, some of the best ideas come from materials you already may have at home! Do you have extra pots, pans, cupcake tins and empty boxes of cupcakes? Let the children pretend to be at a bakery and whip up some yummy cupcakes. Do you have tons of luggage, old travel brochures, and kitchen table chairs? Set up an airport and let the children take you to their favorite places, whether it is Target or Disney World! One of my student’s favorite dramatic play centers came from their love of donuts. I went to Duncan Donuts and asked if I could have some empty boxes, napkins and cups. I have found that most places are always willing to give you a few extra items. These can really enhance the play and the dramatic play experience! They then helped me create a Donut Shop. We cut circles out of construction paper and they went wild decorating their donuts. They took turns taking orders for donuts, put them on fancy paper plates and delivered them to the tables. Our donut shop was a HIT and something that I will continue to do each year.

dramatic play campsiteBe a kid again
Some things I have found to really encourage play in this center is to become a kid again and play too! When we made a campground dramatic play, I sat in a chair around our “fire” (basket full of sticks we collected from outside and scrunched up red and orange tissue paper), took a big stick and told the kids I was going to roast a marshmallow. Within seconds, I had a whole class full of students next to me ready to roast their own campfire food. Our favorite was to pretend we were cooking chicken nuggets!

dramatic play sitting on an airplaneLearning through play
Most times while playing in dramatic play, students won’t even realize how much they are learning as they play. For example, when we created an airport, I made boarding passes for the students. In order to climb aboard our airplane (4 chairs stacked together 2×2), they had to match the Uppercase Letter on their pass to the lowercase letter I taped on the chair. They giggled and laughed as they identified each letter to see just where they would be sitting.

With dramatic play, creating a fun and engaging area will encourage your children to learn and grow each day. Positive interactions and learning through play are part of our curriculum and hold an important role in YoungStar and at Momentum Early Learning. All it takes is a little effort to create a fun and exciting experience for both adults and children alike. The next time you are sitting in your living room, child care classroom or school, take a look around. Do you see a restaurant? A space ship? A pizza shop? The possibilities are truly endless!

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Momentum Early Learning, the new standard in education and child care, provides unparalleled excellence of care for children through an open, friendly and nurturing culture. Momentum Early Learning provides care and teaching for children ages six weeks to twelve years old. Momentum Early Learning’s pledge of excellence is based on four core values: safety, education, cleanliness and technology. Families interested in learning more about Momentum Early Learning can call the Sussex Campus at 262.820.2595 or the Germantown Campus at 262.415.8047 or visit Momentum’s website at www.momentumearlylearning.com.

Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Cassi at Germantown

The teachers at Momentum Early Learning dedicate much of their time and heart to the children in their classroom. We appreciate all of their hard work and the commitment they make to maintain a higher standard of excellence in everything they do. The culture at Momentum is driven by one unified vision… “Grow as a cohesive and fun team with purpose, engagement, passion, and quality”. Here is a look into the life of one of our many excellent teachers. Find out what they love and what inspires them to be a great educator.

Introducing from Germantown, Ms Cassi!

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How long have you worked at Momentum?
My first official start date was October 27, 2017.

What classroom do you teach?
I teach 1 year olds in Cuddly Cuties 3.

What made you want to become a teacher?
When I was younger, I would line my stuffed animals up in the kitchen and use the rolling pin as my pointer to teach on the board (the refrigerator).  When a child (stuffed animal) was in trouble, they had to take a time out in the principal’s office (the bathroom). Needless to say, I have wanted to be a teacher ever since a young age. Now that I’m older, I have come to terms that I could never teach the way I did with my stuffed animals. Shaping young minds is truly my passion.

cassi and her niecesWhat or who inspires you?cassi with her dad
My dad is my inspiration in life. He changed his whole entire life around when he became sober 18 years ago to save his family and his own life. He has shown me that nothing is impossible and you can achieve anything that you put your heart and your mind to. If you work hard enough, never back down, and have a little faith; then you will come out winning on top. I am so proud of my dad and have never been happier to have him as my own. He is my true hero.

What is your favorite kind of activity to teach? (sensory, gross motor, etc.)
I love to teach children fine motor skills like putting the shape block in the matching shape hole, or learning to open the hidden animal doors, or learning how to link and unlink the connect letters. Learning how to do those things will actually set them up for big things later on in life.

What is one of your first memories from school?
My favorite memory from school was that there was a tree house inside my kindergarten classroom. I was so excited to go to school every day to play in the tree house. There was a star student every week and that student was the only one that could take their nap in the tree house for the whole week. That tree house is not in that classroom anymore, but I’m sure glad it was when I was there.

What is one of your hidden talents?cassi and her momI have always loved to write. I make up these stories in my head and write them down on paper. I would write short stories in high school and wrote my parent’s poems which they have framed till this day. Words just start flowing through my mind and it’s hard to stop them. I would write my own flannel board stories for the children in my Practicum classes during college. I shocked my teacher when I told her that I made those stories up and didn’t copy them from a book. I actually wanted to be a writer before pursuing teaching, but then I realized that working with children is what I’m meant to do in life.

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Do you have any pets?
I have a handsome 4 year old lab-coon mix named Major Moose Gatzke. He’s my pride and joy, and truly my best friend. He’s the most loving dog you will ever meet.

What is your favorite thing to cook?
My favorite meal to cook is BBQ Pineapple pulled Chicken with Brown Rice. You just throw it in the Crockpot for a few hours and you’re good to go. My favorite food would have to be my dad’s smoked ribs with his homemade signature sauce.

What is your favorite way to relax?
I love to curl up in my bed with Major by my side and watching a good show or movie on Netflix.

What is your favorite TV show/guilty pleasure?
My favorite TV shows are the Chicago series (Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, and Chicago Med). They portray real life events and have a great story line behind them.

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What makes a “good day” at Momentum?cassi teaching (2)I honestly love the days when the children are excited to see you right when you walk in the door in the morning. Getting morning hugs from your children is the best feeling ever. It makes for a great start to your day

What kind of morning routine do you have to get excited for the day?
First and foremost I have to take care of my child (Major) before I do anything else. Then I drink 1-2 cups of coffee. I usually jam out to some music on the way to work to get pumped up for the day.

What is the best thing about being a teacher?
I love seeing children learn something that you have been teaching them. Whether that’s learning sign language, learning what a cow says, or learning the color blue. It’s such a great feeling when they finally master what you have been teaching them and learning new experiences.

cassi and her sister (2)cassi and her sisterIf you could take your class on a fieldtrip anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I would love to take a class fieldtrip to visit Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel in New Hampshire. Families are able to have meet and greats with the sled dogs (many of which are rescue and second chance), help harness and hitch their team, and even help drive the sled. This would be a fun trip for the children and for the dogs.

 

Momentum Early Learning, the new standard in education and child care, provides unparalleled excellence of care for children through an open, friendly and nurturing culture. Momentum Early Learning provides care and teaching for children ages six weeks to twelve years old. Momentum Early Learning’s pledge of excellence is based on four core values: safety, education, cleanliness and technology. Families interested in learning more about Momentum Early Learning can call the Sussex Campus at 262.820.2595 or the Germantown Campus at 262.415.8047 or visit Momentum’s website at www.momentumearlylearning.com.

Get Organized!

At Momentum Early Learning we hold four very important Core Values: Safety, Education, Cleanliness, and Technology. To maintain our higher standard of child care, we focus on keeping every classroom clean and organized. Since it is National Get Organized month, we decided to have one of our teachers at the Sussex location write about the ways she stays organized in her classroom. We hope that Ms. Kelsi’s tips and tricks in her toddler classroom will help other teachers, and maybe inspire parents to use some different organizational tools at home!

Classroom organization is a very important pieces of the child care puzzle. Children thrive in an organized environment that promotes routine, along with learning through play. There are a few tricks to follow to ensure the classroom is always organized and ready for the day ahead. Classroom organization can be broken down individually or as a whole classroom.

When looking at each individual, it is important to label all of their personal belongings! This makes it easy to find things and leaves less time for waiting around during transitions into different activities. Cubbies, diaper caddies, individual artwork and files all have their own specific space in the classroom; everything is labeled with their name. At Momentum Early Learning child care center portfolios are kept for every child to track their development. Each child has their own folder, and those folders then get put into one large classroom crate. Labeling and separating these items allows for less time searching for materials, and more time to focus on the learning activities with the class.

Diapers and Wipes

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Each child has their own caddy labeled with their name on both the basket and the spot where their basket goes. For the extras materials, there are two shelves that are labeled with each individual’s name to find when needed, the same goes for diaper creams.

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Curriculum & Lesson Planning

I keep all individual assessments together to keep them up to date and to create specific goals for each child. I also keep extra lesson planning pages, weekly themes and old lesson plans to look back at. By keeping everything in one binder, lesson planning is more efficient and specified to each individual’s needs.

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Individual goals are supported with notes taken in the classroom journal, which is separated into sections. Goals are determined by the anecdotal notes taken in this journal, This notebook uses colored tabs to separate each child in the class, new children who visit, and learning checks for each child. The colored tabs make everything easy to find and keeps me on track to journal daily.

Organizing the classroom, as a whole, is done by making sure everything is put away in its place after each use. Cleanliness in a classroom is a vital part of organization. While days get busy with fun activities and learning, this important piece of organization will help a classroom run efficiently.

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Creating places for each toy and labeling the spot where that toy goes, keeps the classroom looking neat and tidy. This also helps children learn how to put back toys using visual cues. Did you know that labeling different items in the classroom promotes literacy even in the younger children like toddlers? Everything in the classroom works together to always promote learning, which is something that is very exciting for myself!

There are so many ways to keep the classroom organized and these are a few of the small ways I keep my classroom organized on a daily basis. Staying organized in the classroom is important because it allows for more time spent with the class building positive relationships. Positive interactions and learning through play are part of our curriculum and hold an important role in YoungStar. When time is spent focusing on curriculum and individual child goals, there can be more jumps forward in the their development.

Momentum Early Learning, the new standard in education and child care, provides unparalleled excellence of care for children through an open, friendly and nurturing culture. Momentum Early Learning provides care and teaching for children ages six weeks to twelve years old. Momentum Early Learning’s pledge of excellence is based on four core values: safety, education, cleanliness and technology. Families interested in learning more about Momentum Early Learning can call the Sussex Campus at 262.820.2595 or the Germantown Campus at 262.415.8047 or visit Momentum’s website at www.momentumearlylearning.com.

Sources:

The 10 NAEYC Program Standards. Retrieved from: https://www.naeyc.org/our-work/families/10-naeyc-program-standards

 

Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Ashley at Sussex

The teachers at Momentum Early Learning dedicate much of their time and heart to the children in their classroom. We appreciate all of their hard work and the commitment they make to maintain a higher standard of excellence in everything they do. The culture at Momentum is driven by one unified vision… “Grow as a cohesive and fun team with purpose, engagement, passion, and quality”. Here is a look into the life of one of our many excellent teachers. Find out what they love and what inspires them to be a great educator.

How long have you worked at Momentum?

Almost 1 year! My anniversary is Feb. 13th

What classroom do you teach?

Chatter Bugs – Two year olds

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What made you want to become a teacher?

I love kids! Especially two year olds! When I thought about my career, I couldn’t picture it without working with children! I love teaching kids new things and love how excited they get when they learn something new!

What or who inspires you?

My mom is my inspiration. Originally I was going to school for something completely different because I was hoping it would make me a lot of money. However, I wasn’t happy. My mom is the one who told me it doesn’t matter how much money you make if you aren’t happy. My mom was right, as always. I started working as a nanny for twin girls, then at a daycare, and now Momentum Early Learning! Not only was my mom smart, she was also the most amazing person, and a great friend. I don’t have any kids of my own yet so I take what I learned from my mom and how I was raised and use it to take care of my students. My mom always made sure I knew she loved me. In the classroom, I try give the kids the same love every day; because I’m not just a teacher. I love all of my students, past and present, with my whole heart.

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What is your favorite kind of activity to teach?

I love sensory! I love how excited the kids get when they are able to get their hands dirty! But I also love circle time and reading books. I love seeing kids get excited about reading.

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What is one of your first memories from school?

My first memory from school is when I was in Pre-K. I remember that I loved to play in the dramatic play area. I loved dress up and playing in the kitchen.

What is one of your hidden talents?

I’m very shy so I most likely won’t show you, but I love to sing! I was in choir all throughout school and even in an all-women’s “master” choir in high school. I also met my husband in choir when we were in college at UWM

Do you have any pets?

Yes! I have a three year old Siberian husky named Ace!

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What is your favorite thing to cook? 

I prefer to bake 🙂 I like making cookies, cakes, bars, or anything I can share with friends and family!

What is your favorite way to relax?

I love getting pedicures and manicures but I don’t get them often. Usually I like to watch a movie with a warm fuzzy blanket with my husband and dog, or play board games with my brother and sister.

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What is your favorite TV show/guilty pleasure?

My favorite TV show of all time is Rosanne! I am VERY excited for the “reboot” in March!

What makes a “good day” at Momentum?

Coming in with a positive attitude, lots of love for your students, a fun lesson plan, and an awesome team of co-workers! I can honestly say that this pretty much happens on a daily basis 🙂

What kind of morning routine do you have to get excited for the day?

I shower and think about what I have planned for the day, I eat breakfast, drink a lot of water, and go into work with a positive attitude. Knowing that the kids get excited to see me every day, makes me really excited to go to work.

What is the best thing about being a teacher?

Honestly, there are so many amazing things about being a teacher, but I think the best one for me is knowing that I’m making a positive impact in children’s lives every day. I have a lot of kids that love me and it makes my heart happy.

If you could take your class on a field trip anywhere in the world, where would you go?

I’m a big believer in learning through play. I would love to take my kids to a place called Book Worm Gardens in Sheboygan. It’s an awesome place that make popular stories come to life, and kids can play and explore. Also, any museums or zoos are great and I think the kids would really enjoy that.

Momentum Early Learning, the new standard in education and child care, provides unparalleled excellence of care for children through an open, friendly and nurturing culture. Momentum Early Learning provides care and teaching for children ages six weeks to twelve years old. Momentum Early Learning’s pledge of excellence is based on four core values: safety, education, cleanliness and technology. Families interested in learning more about Momentum Early Learning can call the Sussex Campus at 262.820.2595 or the Germantown Campus at 262.415.8047 or visit Momentum’s website at www.momentumearlylearning.com.

Momentum Early Learning participates in A Taste of Germantown

Momentum Early Learning child care center will participate in Taste of Germantown event for the third year in a row. A Taste of Germantown will be held on Thursday, July 27 from 5-9 PM at Fireman’s Park in Germantown.

A Taste of Germantown is an annual event held at Fireman’s Park each summer by Kiwanis Club. Attendees will enjoy food from a variety of vendors, listen to local music and visit local community artisans. Momentum Early Learning will be there with entertainment for children which will include a bounce house, bean bag toss game, arts & crafts and sensory play. Staff will also be on hand to provide information on child care center for those who are interested. For more information regarding A Taste of Germantown, please visit the event page on Facebook.

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Momentum-Sussex Campus a sponsor for I Run The Village 5K Run/Walk

Momentum Early Learning child care center is a sponsor for Sussex Village 5k run/walk. The I Run The Village 5K Run/Walk takes place on the morning of Saturday, July 15th during Lions Daze.

I Run the Village 5K is an annual run/walk that benefits the Parks & Recreation Scholarship Fund. Registration is available online or the day of the event beginning at 7:30 a.m. Momentum Early Learning helped sponsor the event this year and is excited to be able to take part in the scholarship fund.

Momentum Early Learning, the new standard in education and child care, provides unparalleled excellence of care for children through an open, friendly and nurturing culture. Momentum Early Learning provides care and teaching for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. Momentum Early Learning’s pledge of excellence is based on four core values: safety, education, cleanliness and technology. Families interested in learning more about our Sussex Campus should call (262) 820-2595. Families interested in learning more about our Germantown Campus should call (262) 415-8047. Families may also visit Momentum’s website at www.momentumearlylearning.com

Week of the Young Child 2017

Each year, a week is dedicated to young children, their learning, their teachers and families called the Week of the Young Child. The Week of the Young Child is sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Momentum Early Learning participates each year which includes fun dress up/theme days! The teachers then plan their group lessons around the theme of the day and this year is no different. This year, Week of the Young Child takes place April 24-28.

Below is a list of dress up/theme days for this years celebration at each campus:

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Germantown Campus Dress-Up Days

 

Week of the Young Child 2017 Sussex

Sussex Campus Dress-Up Days

Momentum Early Learning-Sussex Campus sets up Giving Tree

sussex campus giving treeEach year our Sussex Campus, partners with Sussex Outreach Services to sponsor local families that are experiencing financial hardships to help make their holiday special.

Sussex Outreach Services is the social ministry arm of the Cooperating Churches of Sussex and serves about 400 families a year. Sussex Outreach Services serves families and individuals in the Hamilton School District which includes Sussex, the Town of Lisbon, Lannon and parts of Merton, Butler and Menomonee Falls.

Momentum Early Learning’s Sussex Campus is supporting two of those 400 families this year. The two families that are being supported are single mothers with younger children, working multiple jobs. These families are looking for some household items, a few small gifts for themselves and gifts for their children so they can experience the magic of the holiday.

Our ‘Giving Tree,’ located in the vestibule, has both green and red paper ‘ornaments’ on them with gift ideas. We invite our families to choose an ornament (or two) to help Momentum support these families. We ask that gifts are returned, UNWRAPPED with the paper ornaments attached to them no later than Friday, December 16th. Please stop in the office if you have any questions!