Kids Junction Before and After School Care Teachers’ Bios, Madison

Ms. NicoleMs. Nicole

Education
I graduated UW River Falls in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Conservation Science and a Minor in Outdoor Adventure Education. In 2019 I got my license in Special Education and started the process to get my masters in 4-12 grade math & science with a marketing minor.

Experience
In 2009 I started working at local day camps and in 2014 that changed to overnight trip camps. I have worked for 7 different camps and lead trips both back and front country in over 15 states. In 2019 I took a break and taught math and science in high school. I missed the summer camp life so in January 2022 I relocated to Madison to work at Kids Junction.

Personal
In my free time I enjoy hiking, photography, fishing and spending time with my family.

Ms. TaraMs. Tara

Education
I graduated from Beloit College in 2014 with a bachelors degree in biology and a minor in music.

Experience
Right out of college I began working at a camp leading various outdoor education courses for nearly 2 years. From there I worked at a childcare center in Mount Horeb for 1.5 years where I earned my lead teacher qualifications. I have been at Kids Junction since June 2020 where I have enjoyed hanging out with the school-agers and teaching music classes to the littles.

Personal
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter. Together we enjoy going for walks, spending time up north and playing in our yard.

Ms. OliviaMs. Olivia

Education
I graduated from Middleton High School in 2019. I then attended the University of Iowa pursuing a degree in elementary education and an endorsement of literacy in the classroom for grades K-12. I recently transferred to the University of Wisconsin Madison to continue earning my degree in elementary education and minor in education policy.

Experience
Prior to working at Kids Junction my previous employment was centered around children. I babysat, nannied and had been a dance teacher to children ranging in age. I was hired at Kids Junction in May of 2021 and since then have worked in their summer program as well as after school.

Personal
In my free time I am an avid reader and writer. I also enjoy baking, skiing, volunteering and hanging out with my friends and family.

Latest Happenings

Registration Open for After School Adventure Camp (ASAC)!08/20/2021

Do you have a child that needs after school care? Look no further! Kids Junction has connected with a variety of schools to pick up…

Vote for Kids Junction for Best Child Day Care Facility!07/01/2021

We are honored to be nominated in the top 8 of Madison’s People’s choice for Best Child Care Facility! Vote today on their website and…

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WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT US

Kids Junction feels like an extension of our family. It has been a blessing and a privilege to entrust our kids in their care. We truly are so thankful for all the kindness our girls and we have received, the staff is so incredible and has brought so many smiles to our girls faces.

- Diana

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