Hello, my name is Holly Tuttle and I am the owner of Kiddie Kare A’Kademie.
I have been at Kiddie Kare since we opened our doors on August 19th, 1991. I was the Administrative Director from 1991 until December 2014 which is when I became the owner. I am a single mother of 4 dogs and a cat. I love to volunteer my time working with local charities. I’ve also just started taking horseback riding lessons – one of my passions since I was a teenager 🙂 I love to travel – domestic and international. I have been to Africa – Uganda and Kenya – twice on missions trips to work in their primary schools with the teachers and children. I trained at Oxford and was a participant in their Early Childhood Round Table Symposium which included early childhood directors and owners from all over the world. I am still in contact with many of the wonderful people I’ve met on my travels and look forward to meeting many more!
My parents, Gerald and Stella Tuttle, built Kiddie Kare to provide Kenosha, WI with one of its first daycares. From 1991 – 1994 we operated two facilities, Kiddie Kare and Kiddie Kollege A’Kademie. Kiddie Kollege A’Kademie was started in 1967 by my mother. She rented from churches to provide a positive, educational, morning only preschool. In 1994 we combined Kiddie Kollege A’Kademie and Kiddie Kare – which became Kiddie Kare A’Kademie. We were the first daycare that included preschool classes. We are still one of the only daycares that incorporates a true preschool education and experience to give your child a successful start for their academic years.
A Typical Day at Kiddie Kare A’Kademie
5:30am We open
6:30 to 7:30 Serve breakfast
7:05 Bus arrives to take Jeffrey Students to school
8:30 to 11:30 Preschool – academics, playground, centers and one on one time with teachers
9:15 Morning Snack
11:30 Hot Lunch is served (Friday bag lunch)
12:30 to 2:30pm Nap
2:35 Bus brings children from Jeffrey Elementary
3:15 Afternoon Snack
2:30 to 6:00 Classroom activities and playground
6:00 We Close