Welcome to Priority Kids Childcare & Youth Development!

Building Dreams for a Better Future

About Priority Kids Childcare

Building A Better Future

Business Description & Services

Priority Kids Childcare and Youth Center is a State licensed family childcare center that serves children ages 6 weeks to 14 years old. The center operates Monday-Friday from the hours of 6:00am-12 midnight with the exception of major holidays in which we are closed.

At Priority Kids Childcare and Youth Center we want to ensure each and every family that we will always have the safety of their children in mind. We will nurture, comfort and guide the children in the parent’s absence.

Our staff strives to make the transition from home or school to daycare as smooth as possible. We strive to meet the nutritional, social, emotional, intellectual and physical needs of the children in partnership with the parents/guardian.

Our program is designed to be developmentally appropriate for children ages 6 weeks-14 years old that also includes providing exceptional care to children with special needs.

Additional Services and Support

Strengthening Families

Priority Kids Childcare & Youth Development LLC recognizes the importance of children, youth and families to have access to inclusive and equitable services in relation to early childhood development, social emotional and mental health.  To help foster an increase in resiliency, educational and economic stability our organization offers trainings, resources and referrals that helps to build family relationships, and support the strengthening of family units in the effort to prevent and/or provide intervention of child abuse and neglect.  Programs and services will be comprehensive and seamless to help improve the engagement and experience of the most vulnerable children, youth and families. 


Some of the services and supports that will be provided include:

  • Nurturing Parenting training
  • Positive Solutions for Families training
  • Parents Interacting with Infants training
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome and Abusive Head Trauma training
  • Periods of Purple training
  • Safe Sleep for infants under 1 year old
  • Child Passenger Safety training
  • Parent Peer Support
  • HSED/GED classes and support
  • Job readiness training and support
  • Life Skills training
  • Financial Literacy training
  • Trauma Informed Care training
  • Mindfulness and Self-Care Techniques
  • Respite Care

About Makini

Owner’s Background

My name is Makini Triplett and I come from a family that did not prioritize education. My mother and father did not graduate from high school and therefore, I was not motivated or encouraged within my household to pursue education. I have always been an A student throughout my academic career, and I enjoyed learning. I decided at a young age that I would finish high school and further my education in order to make positive changes in the world. I enrolled into the Human Services program because I knew that I wanted to work with people and assist them with navigating their strengths to progress in life. My past experiences have motivated me to want to prove to others (that were experiencing their own life challenges) that life can be as great as you make it.

I decided to pursue a career in Early Childhood Education because I believe that children are innocent, and they should all be allowed the chance to have positive life experiences to help them grow and develop into productive citizens to contribute to society. I wanted to contribute to the development of young children with the hope of keeping them excited about learning. Many people have witnessed how passionate I am about the early development and learning outcomes of young children. I have gone above and beyond to translate this through my programming because my childhood experiences were not all positive. My passion for early care and development has allowed me to continue to operate my program successfully.

What We Do

At Priority Kids, the children will learn to interact and solve problems and they will be exposed to unlimited amounts of hands -on experiences.  There will be a wide range of appropriate materials and supplies used to develop large motor skills, small motor skills, creative expression, social interaction and intellectual growth.  Priority Kids currently offers music lessons (music therapy for infants), drama lessons, free meals and snacks, and free field trips (excludes spending money).

Priority Kids Childcare and Youth Center began as a family licensed facility in 2001 and is currently expanding services as an organization that supports youth that are aging out of foster care, re integrating from the criminal justice system and disabled and wanting to become more self-sufficient and independent.  We have provided exceptional care to so many children throughout our years of service and we hope to be able to continue doing so for many years to come with plans of expanding and developing the center to include strategies, programming, and resources that will focus on equity and inclusion for all.


Before admission of a child, a meeting will be scheduled with the parent/guardian(s) to orientate them on the center’s policies, procedures and have an initial intake form completed to obtain information about the child(ren). The Initial Intake Form will assist the staff in developing individualized intentional planning curriculum for the child to ensure that the child is mentally, physically, emotionally and socially stimulated and has a pleasant experience during their time at the daycare.


Dedicated staff will provide one-on-one, group and study-skills based tutoring for all school aged students enrolled. Tutoring subjects include Math, Reading Comprehension/ Writing and any subjects that your child needs help with building their confidence.

Special Needs /Inclusion Care

At Priority Kids CYD, we realize that babies, toddlers, infants and children living with disabilities or special needs have unique care requirements. Our effective models of inclusive education not only benefit students with disabilities, but also create an environment in which every student, including those who do not have disabilities, has the opportunity to flourish.


We are proud to host special events and trainings at PKCYC that will be engaging and contribute to building relationships between the families and staff at the center. These events and trainings are meant to encourage family engagement and involvement and help strengthen families by providing parent education and family activities.

Family Playgroup: A different theme every month that will allow for arts and crafts, games and reading a book, and nibbling on a nutritious snack as a family. Held every 1st Saturday of the month.

Parent café Support Group: Come share thoughts and ideas and engage in conversation with other parents/caregivers as we all navigate the journey of caregiving for our little ones. Held every 2nd Saturday of the month.

Donuts with Dad (or male figure): Spend quality time with that special guy and engage in some fun activities. Held every 1st Thursday of the month.

Active Parenting Training: Improve communication, teach responsibility and other values, handle problems appropriately and stimulate independence. Trainings available upon request..

Financial Literacy Training: Learn the fundamentals of financial stability which includes the value of money, spending and savings, credit report, managing debt, and building your financial future. Trainings available upon request.

Our Mission

Our mission is to ensure each and every family that we will always have the safety and well-being of their child(ren) as our top priority. We will nurture, comfort and teach them how to be positive and productive in your absence. We will, to the best of our ability, and with the support and input from the families, make this transition/separation as smooth and uneventful as possible and make each child’s time at the program as meaningful as possible.

Our Philosophy

Creativity With Development


Our philosophy is to meet the nutritional, social, emotional, intellectual and physical needs of all children.  Our program is designed to be developmentally, appropriate for children ages 6 weeks – 14 years old.  The children will learn to interact with one another and solve problems with the guidance of the teachers.  The children will be exposed to a variety of hands on experiences to help with their developmental milestones.


The center will never discriminate against any one because of race, color, religion, national origin or sexual orientation.  We will, to the best of our ability accommodate anyone with differing abilities. We will also, to the best of our ability, incorporate the guidelines of the Americans with Disability Acts, to make the center as accessible as possible.  The center implements cultural diversity into our curriculum on a regular basis so that our children will be aware of the real world around them.


All of the information that we gather will help the staff to make sure that we are closely following the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct ideals and principles.  PKCYC is well equipped to care for children with special needs.  Our specialized training includes: caring for children with special health care needs, behavioral/emotional challenges, children that have experienced trauma (family separation, homelessness, etc.) The staff at PKCYC will stay well informed about early care issues that may arise through continuing education, trainings/workshops and research.  We will be open to new ideas and suggestions from our enrolled families and we will take those ideas and suggestions and implement them into our programming accordingly.  We will complete self-evaluations and self-reflections often to improve our standards and progress as early childhood educators.


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211 Impact (Social Services Referral): 211
Crisis Services: 414-257-7222
SDC (Utilities/housing assistance): 414-906-2700
Parenting Network Helpline: 414-671-0566
Psychiatric Crisis Line: 414-257-7222
Sojourner Family Peace Center (Domestic Violence Hotline): 414-933-2722
The Gathering (Meal Services): 414-272-4122

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    3119 N 52nd St Milwaukee, WI. 53216