Oshkosh, WI

920-233-2330

Davis Child Care Center

Where Little Minds Grow!

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Davis Child Care Center is designed to meet the psychological, social, intellectual, and physical needs of 6 wekks  to- 11-year-olds.

 

Pay us a visit to see for yourself why we've been voted the Best of Oshkosh!

A variety of child-centered family events are held throughout the year, including March Madness and Literacy Night.

 

We welcome and encourage parents to join along on field trips as well!

Explore each of our classrooms and enroll in our current openings

Personal and professional

As a parent, you can feel confident that your child will receive the best care in a setting where they will be nurtured.

 

You and your child will receive personalized and professional attention.

Enjoy exciting activities

Serving children from 6 weeks to

11 years

We look forward to working with you and your child!

Creepers: 9 Months to 16 Months

Rockin' Rollers: 6 Weeks to 9 Months

The teachers in our infant room, the Rockin’ Rollers, have been in the early child care field for over 30 years combined. We believe that warm and responsive care, which is provided in a clean, safe environment, is essential for the healthy development of your infant.

 

We center our day on building a trusting relationship with each infant and their parents through daily communications. We have one teacher for every four infants. Our lessons revolve around your infant’s individual growth and development. Infants are constantly growing, learning and changing. Davis teachers delight in your infant’s every advancement and provide endless opportunities for development and discovery. We cuddle and rock, coo and sing, explain things and read stories; all while meeting the basic needs of your infant. When the time is right, we encourage them to roll, crawl, pull themselves up, vocalize, create and so on.

 

We provide Parent's Choice Advantage Formula, infant rice and oatmeal cereal, and 1st and 2nd strained foods. Between the ages of nine months and one year, they progress to the Creeper Room.

If you are intested in enrolling your child, please see our contact page to schedule a visit. Not every classroom is currently accepting enrollments. Some classrooms require full-time enrollment, while some accept part-time with set days each week.

Classroom Classroom Classroom

Together the Creeper Teachers have a combined experience of over 20 years in early childhood. Together we provide a safe, nurturing, caring and fun learning environment for your child.

 

While in the Creeper room, we will guide your young infant into the Toddler world. We start to eat finger foods, we eat meals from a dinner plate, and we start using a spoon and sippy cup. We include sign language during our mealtime conversations.

 

To enhance our developing skills, there are push toys, pull string toys and climbing blocks. Cognitive and small muscle skills are developing while playing with toys like stacking rings, shape blocks, nesting cups, activities at the sensory table and through messy hands-on art activities.

 

Social skills happen naturally by playing together, reading stories, singing songs, and by following a routine schedule. Weather permitting, we spend time each day playing on the playground or going on a buggy ride in the neighborhood.

Wigglers: 2 Years to 2.5 Years

Scooters: 16 Months to 24 Months

(This is the last classroom with the 1 to 4 ratio)

 

The teachers in the Scooter room have over 20 years of experience in the early childhood field. Our Scooters are between 16 and 24 months, and this 9 month difference means that as teachers we have to recognize the range of abilities that can differ among children. Scooters are beginning to think through their actions, solve problems and understand language. They thrive on new experiences, so we provide them with a safe, nurturing environment that allows each child to develop naturally, individually and happily.

 

Children learn best through play; play is a child’s work. Through play, the children learn sensory development, problem solving, eye coordination, working together, language development, large and small muscle development, communication skills, and socialization.

 

We have two main goals in the Scooter Room. The first goal is to learn how to share, as children at this age are all about mine, mine, mine. We try to teach them that they will have more fun if they share. The second goal is to learn how to be independent. We try to encourage children with lots of hands on activities. We also encourage children to drink without covers on their cups and to use spoons and forks.

Welcome to the Wiggler Room! Kelly Trochinski has her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood and has been working with young children for 18 years . Mithao Lee has a Bachelor's Degree in Human Services and is looking to pursue her education in Early Childhood. As Wiggler Room teachers, Kelly and Mithao have been working together for five months at Davis, creating a rich environment for two-year-old that is nurturing, consistent, secure and meaningful.

 

In the Wiggler Room, your child will be offered daily opportunities to explore, to problem solve and to flourish in his or her own unique way and his or her own personal pace. While structure is a necessary part of the Wiggler day and can be found in the daily schedule, Wiggler Room teachers believe that learning and discovery for the very young happens best through play. A strong emphasis is placed on free play and socialization. Increased language skills are perhaps the most notable developments during this time and children are encouraged to express themselves verbally. Daily opportunities for creative expression are provided through music, painting, drawing, children's literature and dramatic play to stimulate childrens imaginations and facilitate learning.

 

Weather permitting, outdoor play occurs twice a day, both morning and afternoon, to provide children with fresh air, a connection with the natural environment, and ample opportunity for large muscle activities. Self-help skills are a natural development that occurs when children grow and learn, and your child will achieve greater control of table skills, such as eating with utensils and drinking from open cups, independent hand washing, and dressing skills like learning to put their shoes and coats on and off. Potty training will also be introduced in a positive and encouraging way.

 

As any parent knows, two year olds need loving yet firm limits set for them as they work to understand their place in the world. Wiggler teachers use positive guidance methods such as redirection, explanation of appropriate expectations, and adherence to simple classroom rules to help the children work through the emotional ups and downs of being two. Positive self-esteem is a natural development that occurs when children are heard and understood, respected and valued as individuals. It is our hope that together, as a team with parents, we can form an important partnership.

Troopers: 2.5 Years to 3.5 Years

Welcome to the Trooper Room. In our classroom, we have children the ages of 2.5 to 3.5 years, and this allows us to have up to sixteen children with two teachers. We look forward to working with you!

 

We are the main potty training room at Davis. Before moving onto the next classroom in the fall, children must be completely potty trained. This means children have to be accident free for two consecutive weeks and be able to potty by themselves. In order for this to work, we have children use the potty hourly. In between potty time, we are busy with group time, free play, art, and small motor and large motor activities. We go outside twice daily to ensure our children are getting fresh air and large motor time.

 

Self-help skills are another classroom goal. Getting ourselves dressed after using the potty or getting ready to go outside are some examples among many other day to day activities. At this age, children are making huge strides verbally and socially, and our specially designed program provides lots of guidance along with the independence they crave. They can explore, emote, engage and enjoy and their own pace!

Hoppers: 3 years old

Welcome to the Hopper Room. Our room consists of potty trained young 3 year olds. The ratio is ten children to one teacher. Our primary focus is self-help skills. This includes dressing, bathroom use, clean up and meal time. All of our meals are served family style. the children are encouraged to work on these skills at home as well.

 

Lesson plans are age appropriate and include fun, educational activities. The themes vary from week to week and are connected with activities or holidays happening during the month. Every lesson plan includes daily group, fine motor, gross motor, and art activities.

 

We go outside two times a day. It is important for children to learn about the world about them. We will go on walks or some field trips in the community and surrounding areas. Parents/guardians are always welcome to visit at anytime and/or join us for breakfast or lunch.

 

As a Hopper, your child will continue to build upon his/her skills. Chatting with friends increases verbal and social skills. Solving shape puzzles strengthens problem-solving skills, while drawing and painting nurture creativity. Hopper teachers work to foster self-esteem with one-on-one interaction and group activities. We introduce one concept at a time, so your child feels proud, not frustrated.

Snappers: 3 Years to 4 Years

The main goals for three year old Preschool focus on the social and emotional development of a child in a classroom type setting. They work on gaining the ability to follow directions, take turns, and share with others.

 

Each month children work on a new shape and color. They learn to identify shapes and colors in the environment as well as working on the fine motor skills of cutting and coloring the shape. There is also an emphasis on science and computers as well as a music specialist who visits the classroom every other week.

 

Our Preschool is a thematic based, creative curriculum structured, academically enhanced program. This program is designed to fit the needs of each individual child as no child is a cookie cutter of another and each child has very specific needs. I take pride in saying that I make every effort to meet the needs of each individual child, while helping them to become compatible with a group of children. I feel, if you encourage and teach children the skills they need to get along with others and to use good problem solving techniques in a social setting, they will develop a stronger self-esteem and become more confident in their academic growth.

 

Our Preschool class follows the OASD calendar. Preschool runs from September through mid-June. We offer a Monday, Wednesday, Friday class and a Tuesday / Thursday class, with both running from 9 am to 11:30 am. The ratio is ten children to one teacher. Children must be 3 years old by September 1st and be fully potty trained.

In the Snapper classroom, I create a safe, nurturing environment for children to explore. I believe when a child feels loved, safe, and welcomed it opens them up to be independant, strong individuals.

 

Throughout the year, your child will learn about colors, shapes, and numbers. They will also gain exposure to the alphabet and begin recognizing letters in their name. Some will start writing their names!

 

We also focus on self-help skills such as dressing, bathroom use and clean up. During mealtimes, your child will be serving themselves and removing their things from the table when they are finished.

 

I believe it is important for your child to be opened to the world around them; therefore, we will go on field trips in the community and surrounding areas.

 

Come play, learn, and explore in the Snapper Room!

Sparklers: 3 Years to 4 Years

In my room we focus on self-help skills to encourage your child to be as independent as they can be. This includes self-dressing, bathroom use and clean up. At meal time your child will be serving themselves and removing their things from the table when they are finished.

 

Another important part of our room is to help build self-esteem. I use lots of positive reinforcements. I feel that it is important for your child to feel good about themselves and to be proud of their work!

 

I believe that it is important for children to learn about the world around them, therefore, we go on some field trips both in the community and the surrounding areas.

 

Each week we have fun filled learning themes. Some include: All about me, shapes, colors, introducing letters & numbers, families, and much, much more! We do a lot of discovery learning, so wearing clothes to have fun is a must in the Sparkler Room!

Rangers: 4 Years to 5 Years

The children in the Ranger Room are 4-5 years old. In this classroom the children are preparing for their kindergarten learning experience.

The environment promotes positive self-concepts, independence and a love for learning. This is all accomplished in a fun and routinely structured way.

 

The curriculum is based on preparing the children for kindergarten by teaching kindergarten readiness skills like self-help skills, making good choices, and problem solving skills through developmentally appropriate activities. The Ranger Room will also provide literacy activities, math concepts, social studies and science exploration.

Being a Ranger means you will be given an opportunity to enjoy many child enriching activities that will help you to learn and grow into your own unique individual.

 

The Ranger Room is a colloborative Ready 4 Learning site with the Oshkosh Area School District.

 

 

 

 

 

Preschool: 3 by September 1st

4K: Ready for Learning

Miss Erika's Room:  Welcome to Ready 4 Learning

First let me introduce myself.  My name is Erika Schloskey.  I have been teaching for 18 years and the last 13 have been with 4 year olds.  

My teaching philosophy is to provide and environment where the children feel safe and secure.  I work to develop a positive self-concept in each child that will help them learn to their full potential.  I will provide a routinely, structured program that is developmentally appropriate and the children will know what to expect each day.  I will work on teaching them the skills they will need for school readiness through fun themes, activities and play.  I also encourage self-help skills and independence, such as dressing themselves, buttoning, zipping, packing backpack, etc…

I also believe in teaching the children to solve problems and empowering them to make choices.  I will work with them on ways to share and get along with others and how to use their voice and words.  My goal is to create a school family where everyone feels safe and respected.

Your child will get a take home folder.  This will come home each day and it will contain notes, work, etc…  Please check it daily and return it each day.  A parent information board is located outside the classroom as well and will contain additional information about things that will be happening in the classroom.  Check there for weekly lesson plans, field trip information and more.

Parent-Teacher communication is also important for this program.  If you should have any questions or concerns please let me know.  You can call the center at 233-2330 or email me at ms.erika.4k@gmail.com.  I am not at school over the summer but will check in frequently.  

I look forward to being a part of your child’s learning.  We will be having Open House on August 27. September 1 is the first day of class.

Ms. Erika Schloskey

 

 

 

 

Miss Kimberly's Room: In Miss Kimberly and Miss Cassie’s Ready 4 Learning classroom, children learn through play in a safe, nurturing environment.  Children engage in a variety of activities that encourage growth in all developmental areas.  Language, math and literacy skills are taught through play-based activities.  Positive strategies are used to help children learn appropriate behaviors, social-emotional skills and independence.  Miss Kimberly and Miss Cassie both have their degrees in Elementary Education and have years of teaching experience.  Both teachers have a passion for helping children learn and grow and helping children and families have their first successful school experience.  When your child leaves 4K, they will be ready for kindergarten!

School Agers: 5 Years to 11 Years

Care is offered to the school aged siblings of current families enrolled and also children from our waiting list on the No School Days. The ratio of children is 15 to 1 teacher.

 

During the summer we have up to three separate School Age classes. These children participate in many different activities and field trips throughout the week. Swimming takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays afternoons at Omro Pool. Weekly trips to the Oshkosh Public Library allow children to browse and check out books using their own library card.

 

An all day field trip takes place most Wednesdays. Some examples are: Bay Beach, Barlow Planetarium, the NEW Zoo, Oshkosh Lanes bowling, the Children’s Museum, as well as trips to local parks.

 

Other activities include Cooperative Learning, arts and crafts projects, being “buddied” with a child from the Snapper and Sparkler class to read to or do an art project together, bake sales, and walks to Dairy Queen. Each classroom will provide a packet that will detail field trips as well as other information and expectations.

 

Families of school age children will be billed on their account for field trip and bussing costs depending on the trip. Classrooms will also ask for a small sum of money at the beginning of summer for treats/fun.