Welcome to Kids R Us University
Kids R Us University is an early childhood education center in Marinette and Menominee counties that focuses on the developmental needs of each student. Our programs follow the Wisconsin Model of Early Learning Standards and School-Age Curricular Framework, which provides services in early learning, health, and family well-being. We implement a curriculum that enhances language skills, literacy, and concept development while also encouraging social skills and positive emotional well-being. We provide students with a well-balanced meals each day that includes protein, fruit, and a vegetable. These meals are made by our staff, focus on being nutritious, and are USDA approved through the Child and Adult Food Program. As a licensed program through the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, we are regularly inspected to ensure that our programs and facilities meet licensing standards.
We use developmental tracking and implemented curriculum to insure we are providing quality childcare in all of our locations. Our classes are split up by age group so that children are with peers that require the same level of care and attention. Age groups include infants, 1 year, 2 years, 2.5 years, preschool (3 to 5 years), and school-age (5 to 12 years).
We currently offer a half day Head Start program at our Carney Avenue building for children 3 - 5 years old. The A.M. class runs from 7:30 - 11:00 and the P.M. class from 11:30 - 3:00. This program is free to qualifying low income families and provides a safe, nurturing environment, highly qualified teachers, and implemented curriculum to help children develop and succeed. The focus of this program is to promote school readiness, health, nutrition, and family involvement. We are a collaborative partner with family and child learning centers of northeast Wisconsin.
Our wrap around care options are offered to families that need care before and after school. We help arrange transportation to and from school as needed. Care is also offered for school closures, spring, and winter breaks.
Home Based Early Head Start
We are currently offering a home based Early Head Start program for qualifying low income families. This program is for children from 1 - 3 years old and is a once a week visit at our hall ave. location where the parent and child sit down with a teacher to complete activities, developmental assessments, and connect with community resources to help support the child and family. We are hopeful that our Early Head Start program will return to in classroom learning soon, but are offering this program until that time. We are a collaborative partner with family and child learning centers of northeast Wisconsin.
To provide a purposeful learning environment by inspiring children, collaborating with schools, and providing families with consistency, convenience, and quality programming. Through personal attention to each child, specialized resources, and dependable staff, your child will be encouraged to learn, socialize, and play.
Kids R Us University was founded in 2009. We started as one location that served 30 children in the Marinette area. Through the dedication of our staff and support of the community, we have since expanded our programs. Today, we are proud to operate four locations in Marinette, Peshtigo, and Menominee and serve more than 250 children.