Employee Testimonial

After having my second child, I was looking for child care and a job that was closer to home.  I enrolled my children into WCC Cedar Creek in late summer.  WCC was also hiring for a position that I had previously taught in a different city.  I applied, interviewed, and accepted the (Wausau School District) 4 Year Old Kindergarten Position with Wausau Child Care.  The position was for the Westside and Franklin Centers.  I am now teaching my 4th school year with WCC.  Before this opportunity, I had taught 4 years of 4K in another WI school district.  All 8 of my years I have taught 4K in the child care center setting.  Teaching in the child care setting allows me to work closely with the student’s child care provider about their skills and foster their 4K experience to best fit their developmental level.  Teaching at 2 centers on a daily basis, I am able to feel like an essential part of the WCC family.  Both center directors and teachers I have worked with are understanding and supportive of me implementing the WSD Learning Targets and Curriculum.  Classrooms give parents a special opportunity to join in an activity with their child.  As a teacher, it is nice opening up our classroom doors and sharing with parents the things their child is learning, showcasing art projects, and revealing their child’s skills in in action.  Choosing a career with WCC has provided me a staff discount which makes child care affordable for my family.  As part of my teaching role, I share meals with the children at no cost.  I like having the opportunity to eat the same meals that my kids are having that day at their location.  As a parent it is reassuring to know exactly what they are being served.  WCC plans continuing education opportunities to take part in as a way to gain educational hours for licensing regulations.  I plan to remain teaching 4K at WCC as the centers continue to grow.   

Ms. Nicole

The Boyle Family - Cedar Creek

I was in the middle of changing job locations and needed child care for my 1 ½ yr. old and 3 month old.  My husband and I wanted some place that had quality care and was close to home.  When we searched child cares, Wausau Child Care had 3 locations in the Wausau area.  Luckily, WCC Cedar Creek was within 5 minutes from our home.  We enrolled and have been utilizing their care for 3 ½ years.  Now our kids are 4 ½ and 3 years old.  We all love the short drive and they like waving as we go by on the weekends.  Over the years they have changed classrooms multiple times as they age.  WCC has made the transitions smooth and they are always welcomed into their rooms with smiles and fun new activities that are age appropriate.  Daily they talk about the books they read, art projects they created, and the friends they played with.  Our experience with the staff/ teachers has been great.  They are friendly, honest about our children’s day and willing to work together on any concerns that we have.  We also like being provided with the upcoming week’s meal menu.  WCC offers a wide variety of healthy breakfasts, lunches and snacks. WCC Cedar Creek offers a 4 Year Old Kindergarten program though the DC Everest School District so we are able to conveniently jump start our children’s educational experience smoothly.  We look forward to the next couple years at WCC!  

The Boyle Family

Stephanie Fredrick - Westside Parent

Tobias and Amelia have been going to WCC since they were babies. They both love their teachers and friends. The facility is always clean and kept safe. Everyone is nice and happy with the kids. I like getting updates about behavior (good or bad) and the daily sheets let me know what the kids are learning that day. The teachers are open about anything they notice that the kids may be struggling with and they always share positive things the kids have done throughout the day. Kids are kids and they get hurt occasionally, but the staff keep me informed about what happened, how they helped, and how my kid recovered. I like the menus and food they offer. The meals are diverse enough that the kids don’t get bored and they experience many different healthy foods/meals. My kids are always well fed throughout the day. We love WCC and are happy that our kids are safe and well cared for while my husband and I work.

Stefen & Tiffany King - Westside Parent

We love Wausau Child Care! Delilah is two years old now, but she was born two months premature. I was afraid she would be behind on her verbal skills, gross and fine motor skills. I credit the wonderful care the teachers give her for that. She talks up a storm, plus she has also learned how to be polite, patient, and kind. She wouldn’t be where she is now without the wonderful staff at Wausau Child Care. We also now send out 7 month old, Sullivan, there. He is also flourishing! He has a smile for everyone. I never worry about sending my kids to daycare, because I know they will be very well cared for. I would (and do) recommend Wausau Child Care.

Anne - Cedar Creek Parent

When my daughter started attending WCC-Cedar Creek it was the first time I was entrusting someone other than hospital staff or family to take car of her.  It was also the first time I was allowed to as she was a preemie, born at 28 weeks.  Even though she was one year old, she began in the Moon Room but as the years went on, the staff always encouraged her to remain with the correct peer group.  If it weren't for this daycare, I do not think my daughter would be entering Kindergarten without any major educational or developmental delays.  We are not only leaving daycare behind at WCC-CC, we are moving on from our second home.  Her teachers over the years are more friends and family than simply staff.  I would encourage and highly recommend your child being taken care of by this center, we are surely sad to go!

Erin Bailey - Franklin Center Parent

Outstanding is the word that comes to mind when I think of Wausau Child Care and the staff that have taken care of my daughter for the last 2 1/2 years.  The staff make a warm and welcoming environment where children are allowed to learn and explore.  My daughter also attended 4K in the Teddy Bear room with Ms. Tanya and Ms. Brea and the development she made from the beginning of the year to the end was truly something special to watch.  And be able to participate in  parent activities was very special. 

The Gehrig Family

The teachers at Wausau Child Care, especially those in the Tadpole Room always give the best care to our son.  They treat him as a member of their own family.  They greet him each day with a friendly, caring smile and say good-bye with an anecdote from his day.  It makes it easier to leave him each day knowing he is in the best care possible!  Thank you Ms. Mai, Ms. Kelly, Ms. Sandy and Ms. Rosie for being such wonderful people in our son's life!

Kara - Franklin Center Parent

Wausau Child Care is an awesome place!

The staff is always very friendly and listen to my concerns/requests.  Excellent care of my children, as my oldest always has exciting things to share with me everyday and something new he learned.

I'm at ease that my children are well taken care of, safe and learning everyday.  I've never been anywhere else that has such friendly staff.

Thank you WCC for everything you do for our family!

Franklin Center Parent

Our son's social skills have improved a lot.  We appreciate all the staff members' hard work and patience with our son.  We enjoy all the staff and hope to stay with Wausau Child Care Inc. for many more years to come. 

Julie - Cedar Creek Parent

6/23/15

My brother had taken his kids to WCC and highly recommended it to me when my daughter was born.  As soon as we walked in for our tour, we were greeted warmly and with respect.  My daughter will be two now and that same care and respect has been shown from the staff since that first day.  Teachers who don't have to interact with us know her name and share stories about times they've helped in her room or just see her around and make sure she's having fun each day.  We've had flexible schedules when needed and someone is always available if we ever have questions or concerns. 

My daughter loves the friends she's made and the teachers she's had so far.  I imagine the next two years will be just as great!  We plan on having another child and will definitely bring him/her here as well.  I can't imagine a better place. 

April Coleman

6/22/15

When my husband and I originally researched daycare, a lot of research went into it.  After comparing price, programs, locations and several other factors, we decided on Wausau Child Care.  Our son has been there over a year.  Even with the staff changes and moving through the program, he's happy when we drop him off and when we pick him up.  We look forward to him going through the whole program at the Cedar Creek Center and we know that the staff will continue to be excellent.

Stephanie - Cedar Creek Center Parent

6/22/15

WCC has been wonderful for both my child and myself.  The staff are always very personable and kind.  they have taught my daughter so much in caring for her.  I can always have a great conversation with her teachers when I drop her off or pick her up making me so comfortable leaving her in their care.  They have helped during transitions such as bottle to sippy and no more nuk.  I couldn't have done those things so well without their help.

You guys are awesome!  Keep up the amazing job you always do!!

Cedar Creek Center Parent

6/21/15

As parents of a smiley, yet very particular baby girl, we are so grateful for the teachers, assistant director and director at WCC - Cedar Creek.  Our daughter is small for her age and there was concern over her slow weight gain for the first 6 months of her life.  She is very sensitive to who is feeding her, how she is being held, and the temperature of the breast milk.  WCC staff have done everything possible to ensure our daughter takes in as much as possible.  If she refused her bottle, they would try a different position, a different teacher, etc.  It was so comforting as a worried parent, to see how much WCC cared and the lengths they would go to in an effort to help our daughter eat.  The teachers know her so well - she is always full of smiles each morning when she sees them.  I also love how involved the director and assistant director are in the day to day care in the classrooms. 

Cedar Creek Center Parent

6/21/15

Our son is in the 3 year old room at WCC - Cedar Creek. We are grateful for the learning opportunities and socialization he is exposed to in this environment.  As he is a very energetic 3 year old, it is always nice to hear teachers say positive things about his questions, personality and detailed stories.  we are thankful for the teachers who can see beyond some of the frustrating 3 year old behaviors and instead highlight our son's curiosity, personality and vitality.

We also greatly appreciate the direct involvement of the director and assistant director in the classrooms.  They know the children well, respond to questions in a very timely fashion and are open to suggestions/ideas

Jessica Wilharms

6/18/15

WCC - Westside Center:  Drop off for my son can be difficult.  I love how his teacher comes over to comfort him.  She'll give him a hug, reassure him that I will be back and then distract him with his favorite toy.  Knowing that he is with a teacher that is kind, patient and compassionate really lets me know he is in good hands.

Melissa - Cedar Creek Center Parent

6/15/15

My daughter has been at Wausau Child Care since she was 12 weeks old.  Over the past year, she has grown into a wonderful little girl.  The dedication of her teachers have helped guider her in all the right directions and helped my husband and myself as first time parents overcome any challenges we've had.  All the teachers are so welcoming and truly care for the children.  I couldn't see my daughter at any other place simply because of how wonderful and educational Wausau Child Care has been for my daughter

The Castenada Family

August 27, 2013

"There comes a time where, as always in life, the best things that happen to us have to come to an end. Sadly, that time has come for our beautiful princess, Kayla Sophia, for the first time in her life. She will be moving forward to her next stage and the first step on this new path is Kindergarten.

Since she was six months old, she came to be a part of the Wausau Child Care family, as we came to be a part of your institution as well, and there are no words to describe the gratitude, respect, appreciation and thankfulmess our family have for each one of the amazing members of your center, the ones that still remain and the others that have been with us over the past four and a half years. 

We strongly believe that many of the amazing skills, humble attitudes and the different innocent ways of driving us crazy as parents (which make us very happy and proud), were obtained through tireless dedication and endless patience, we honestly can say, that it has been a rewarding experience for all of the members of our family, even our loved ones that live thousands of miles away; you wouldn't believe the reach of what you do, or perhaps you do, as an example every time that we shared with grandpa or grandma, or aunty or uncle any of the stories, pieces of homework made through the different special occasions of the year, you made many people happy and proud, in a different language in a different country, for this and so much more, THANK YOU ALL.

As long as we take good care for our children, there always be hope for us, God bless the marvelous human beings who dedicate their lives to preserve, to improve, and to strengthen the sacred bond we have with our sons and daughters, your profession is perhaps one of the most important in our society.

We wish you the best, and as it turns out, our Matthew is going to stay with you for the next few years, so the headaches from our family are not ending really soon...

Thank you very much for all of what you have done for our princess, thank you for your patience and thank you for showing us and teach us so many things over the last few years, please keep the highest pride on what you do, at the end of the day, when I play with my children and I look into their eyes, I can see happiness, hope, dreams, wonder, eagerness for life, and many more things that we inexplicable lose as we grow up, and you are a big reason for all these wonderful great pieces in the life of our little angels."

 

Laura E. Scudiere

April 5, 2013
"Dear Jen,

We've met at a Health Department meeting in the past, but I wanted to send you a note to let you know how great your staff at the Franklin Center are.
My son, Forrest, is in the Honeybee room. A couple weeks back, he got a fever and was crying. I hurried over, and as I arrived, Miss Sue was cuddling him and comforting him. I can't tell you how wonderful it is to know that my son, in any circumstance, will be well cared for.
His teacher, April, is also really engaging. She always takes time to let me know what activities Forrest is doing. Forrest loves her and your other staff, particularly Kelly and Karen, and talks about them at home. On weekend days, he frequently asks if he'll get to see April, Kelly, or Karen. Thank you for providing that peace of mind. It is priceless."

Christal Gabriel

January 28, 2013
"I spent many hours thinking & worrying about how to choose the right daycare. Since my daughter was only going to be part time, I was looking for a daycare that was going to provide a rich learning environment that would be both fun and educational. I wanted to find a place where she would get the individual attention that I wanted her to have and the interaction with other children that I felt she needs. I am happy to say that Wausau Child Care provides that environment. Although she has interacted with many of the teachers, she spends the most time with Miss Hollie and Miss Stacie. They are very attentative to her little quirks. They are willing to help me "work" on particular things with her (i.e. tummy time). I always feel comfortable expressing my concerns with them. My favorite thing is all of the fun artwork she brings home. I need to get a bin to store it all. I know she is learning things there that she might not learn otherwise or at a different daycare. I know she is in good hands when I leave her there."
 

Anthony Kufahl

January 9, 2013
"To know your child is at a safe place and that he/she is always well cared for is so important. I appreciate very much the communication that is given every day by your staff. Thank you very much for all you do."