Kids' Safari Learning Center


U’ren Family Support

Kids’ Safari is deeply saddened to share that two members of our KSLC family, Kirk and Jenni U’ren, were in a tragic accident yesterday. Kirk did not survive and Jenni is in the ICU in critical condition. Kirk and Jenni’s twin toddler boys were safely at home with their grandmother and are safe in the care of family members as well as attending KSLC. Our thoughts and prayers are extended to their family.

Anyone wanting to share their support and express their empathy can do so through our office. We are accepting donations, cards, etc. and passing it along to the families of Kirk and Jenni.


Individuals and families can sign up at  SignUp Genius


Individuals can donate by credit card at GoFundMe


You may also send monetary and gift donations directly to Kids’ Safari without registering.


Monetary donations can be made out to Geri U’Ren, grandmother of the twins and mother of Kirk U’Ren. All monetary donations will be used for care expenses of the twins. Donations can be mailed to or dropped off at:

Kids’ Safari Learning Center

207 Commerce Parkway

Cottage Grove, WI 53527

Attn: U’Ren Support




It is our mission to ensure that all children in our care are educated and nurtured in a safe and loving environment that supports their healthy growth and maturity in all developmental domains.

History of Kids’ Safari

Kids’ Safari Learning Center opened on June 6, 2005. Kids’ Safari was originally licensed for 198 children with ten classrooms. We opened with 97 children enrolled and haven’t looked back. We were at 100% capacity by January 2006.

In 2007, Kids’ Safari added on three additional classrooms for an after-school program as well as a summer camp program. In 2008, Kids’ Safari partnered with Monona Grove School District to offer 4K programming.

In 2010, Kids’ Safari began the process of NAC accreditation self-study as well as began preparation for the implementation of YoungStar.

In 2013, Kids’ Safari successfully achieved NAC accreditation and a 5-Star YoungStar rating. We are very proud of this amazing accomplishment.

Kids’ Safari Offers:

  • Infant and Toddler Care
  • Preschool and Pre-K
  • MG T4K Program
  • Before and After School Care (K-4)
  • Summer Camp (K-5)

Contact us:

207 Commerce Parkway
Cottage Grove, WI 53527
Phone: 608-839-9095
Fax: 608-839-9816