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The Learning Ladder Family Daycare is a State Licensed Family Daycare.  It is owned and operated by Nancy Storkel.  I accept children from 6 weeks to 6 years old. I provide a preschool based learning center from a home environment.  I am rated as a Three Star Provider in the YoungStar Program through the State of Wisconsin.  We belong to the Western Dairyland Food Program.

As a family owned and operated business, I provide a secure, nurturing and educational environment for each child that promotes social, emotional, physical and cognitive development. It is my belief that by giving children a safe, stable, loving place to be creative, to learn and to have fun, they will grow and develop to their full potential.

I believe by being a State Licensed Daycare Provider, I can promote the highest quality childcare to each child and their families.  By being Licensed by the State, I have surprise visits to my home by a licensing specialist to ensure I am providing a safe, happy and healthy environment to all children.  The results of these visits are always available to the public for review at anytime.

We have a daily routine, so the children know what to expect during the day. Our weekly themes are full of activities that allow the children to be creative, explore and learn. Sign Language is our second language at the daycare.  It helps children communicate before they are able to  talk and cuts down on their frustrations.  Our meals are homemade and served at the table family style, giving the children the oppurtunity to serve themselves.

Different activities that we do daily at the daycare include:

    • Group time that includes, storytime, music/dance, calendar and weather.
    • Planned outside activities to keep the children active.
    • Dramatic play where the children can dress up.
    • Gardening with flowers and veggies.
    • Block area for building and creating.

Special activities that we do monthly/yearly at the daycare include:

  • Preschool Graduation/Family Party in the spring
  • “Around the World’ unit, where we visit a country each month and learn about their foods, animals and culture
  • ‘Share the Fun of Reading’, 4-5 times a school year a book is read and the children receive a copy of that book to help build their home library.
  • Tea Parties with real tea cups and dishes
  • Birthday celebration for each child and friends make a Birthday book for child to take home.
  • Each child has a Portfolio and Parent Conferences