YoungStar 5 star
Ebenezer Child Care Centers: Downtown Milwaukee location is across from the main United States Post Office on St. Paul Avenue. Due to its wonderful location regular trips to the Milwaukee Public Library, Milwaukee Public Museum and Betty Brinn’s Children’s Museum are part of our curriculum.
Our newly renovated downtown Milwaukee day care center features a whimsical ocean-themed large play room and smaller delightful jungle room. In addition, each age appropriate classroom (including 3K and 4K rooms) has a unique theme and interesting architectural characteristics such as skylights and lofts. Our well-educated and dedicated staff, whose tenure with Ebenezer spans decades, teaches an engaging, age-appropriate curriculum. Children are brought up to appreciate the diversity all around them.
An outdoor play area offers children a wonderful place to burn energy and have fun outside.
In summer, we also have a Summer Blast Program that school age kids can participate in.
Our infant child care rooms offer complimentary Parent’s Choice formula and Gerber products. W-2 is accepted.
6 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday through Friday
Ages We Serve
4 weeks through 12 years
Center Coordinator: Ramona Perales is the caring and experienced Center Coordinator for Ebenezer Child Care Center’s Downtown Milwaukee location. Ramona comes to Ebenezer with over 18 years of experience working with children. She directed day camps and supervised Before and After school programs for 10 years.
Prior to joining Ebenezer Child Care Center’s Downtown Milwaukee location, Ramona worked at the YMCA in the School Age and Day Camp programs for 11 years. She earned her Administrator’s Credential through UW-Milwaukee and is working on her Associate’s Degree in Early Care and Education. Ramona would love to answer any questions you may have or arrange for you to tour our downtown Milwaukee facility. You can email Ramona at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 414-224-0990.
Assistant Coordinator: Marthan Stewart is the dedicated Assistant Coordinator at our Downtown location. Marthan was most recently serving as a teacher at our Downtown Milwaukee location and she has 15 years of experience in working with children of all ages in early education, including running her own family childcare center until 2010. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Development from MATC, and is currently two classes away from earning her bachelor’s degree in Human Services from Ottawa University.
Curriculum Specialist: Kris McPhail has over 37 years experience in early childhood education. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education, Administrators Credential, and Program Development Credential all from UW-Milwaukee. She has worked in three different employee sponsored programs, one that cared for a mixture of employee children and children with special needs. She has been a teacher, a director, an assistant administrator and now a curriculum specialist. Since 1986, Kris has presented workshops to adults in the early child hood field, and has taught at MATC when needed. Her educational philosophy is that children learn by playing. She is a very “hands on” person, and believes in setting up an environment and letting children manipulate, explore, discover and learn. She assisted her last program in getting through accreditation twice. She’s interested in working with the teachers and assisting them with helping the children learn and grow.
What Parents Say About Ebenezer Child Care:
The center is a beautiful place, inside and out, and I never have to worry about my child, which is priceless.
“My two daughters have attended Ebenezer’s downtown center for a combined total of about 7 years (one’s in school now). I’m not sure how to begin to convey how satisfied we have been with the caring, joyful, and conscientious care they’ve both received during that time. My two-year-old daughter literally RUNS to her classroom every morning, she’s so excited to see her teachers and friends. Now that she can talk, she doesn’t hesitate to tell me when her teacher does something differently than the way I do it – and her teacher’s way is always the “right” way. That says quite a bit about the respect and admiration that she feels for her teacher. My oldest daughter never misses an opportunity to go back to the center and give hugs to her former teachers, and tell them all about her adventures in kindergarten. As a parent, I love the flexibility I’ve received as our situation changed over the years, and the fact that I’d consider every teacher there a positive role model for my children. Ebenezer also seems to assign teachers to optimal child age groups based on teachers’ skill sets, personalities, and strengths – something I didn’t experience or even appreciate when my older son attended different centers. The center is a beautiful place, inside and out, and I never have to worry about my child, which is priceless. As a working mom, I know how difficult it can be to choose a childcare provider, and I have never had any doubt that I made the best choice in Ebenezer Downtown.”
-Megan a parent at Ebenezer’s Downtown Child Care Center
Ebenezer was a supportive and warm environment for my children, as well as a reliable place kick-start their educational journey!
“Being a working mom is tough. I had to find somewhere that could care for my children on a day-to-day basis and nurture them as they grew from infancy to school age – and I found it at Ebenezer! I love how they take advantage of their downtown location and expose the kids to what the city has to offer, like field trips to the public library for storytime or the farmer’s markets to identify colors, fruits and vegetables. I also appreciate the play-based learning philosophies which the staff incorporates into the children’s daily routines. After three years at Ebenezer, my daughter started kindergarten with a solid knowledge base and is ahead of her peers in many areas. Ebenezer was a supportive and warm environment for my children, as well as a reliable place kick-start their educational journey!”
Ebenezer has always made us feel welcome!
“My 4-year-old daughter, Ma’Riyah, has been attending Ebenezer since she was about 9-months-old and she loves it! She has learned so much over the last few years. Ma’Riyah absolutely loves her teacher of almost 2 years, Mrs. Adrianna. Ebenezer has always made us feel welcome! I couldn’t imagine my daughter attending anywhere else!”
I absolutely love the Ebenezer Downtown Center.
“I absolutely love the Ebenezer Downtown Center. The center is conveniently located and the staff are very polite. My 1 year old daughter has wonderful teachers and enjoys her time there.”
We couldn’t think of going anywhere else!
“Ebenezer is conveniently located downtown near my job. It is filled with wonderful, caring people that love what they do. Both me and my son love Ebenezer and we couldn’t think of going anywhere else!”
I highly recommend Ebenezer to anyone looking for child care in the Milwaukee area.
“I am a foster mom who has had kids in Ebenezer in the past and will continue to do so in the future. They were so helpful in the enrollment process and throughout the time the kids were there. They have a family-centered approach to child care, and were always encouraging and supportive of my kids. The kids loved their teachers! I highly recommend Ebenezer to anyone looking for child care in the Milwaukee area.”
Walking into Ebenezer Child Care Center’s Downtown Milwaukee Center I am always welcomed with a smile.
“The people that take care of my two boys are always there to inform me of how their day went. I think of it like this, when I feel comfortable being at the center, my children feel comfortable being at he center. I am glad that I choose Ebenezer Child Care Center in Downtown Milwaukee.”