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Broken Arrow KinderCare

Ms. Staci Bouma, Center Director

1812 S. Aspen Ave. Broken Arrow OK 74012
(918) 251-2542 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Welcome

Thank you for your interest in Broken Arrow KinderCare! We would love for you to join our growing family. We have an amazing curriculum to help prepare children for school. We are dedicated to maintaining a positive and nurturing environment that builds confident and independent children. We are excited for your visit!

Ms. Staci Bouma, Center Director

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AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

We’re so proud!

Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited–nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.

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SCHOOL-READY

Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.

Accreditation

Many of our child care centers are accredited by national organizations that require us to meet rigorous early childhood education standards and guidelines for high-quality care and education. Programs that are accredited have demonstrated their commitment to go beyond the state’s minimum licensing requirements to meet and maintain these high standards of quality.

Monthly Activities

July's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: What’s the Weather and Wonderful Water
This month we go all natural as infants and toddlers are introduced to the weather and children in Discovery Preschool experiment and have fun with water. Sensory adventures will continue for infants as they explore playing with colored water and experiment with how pinwheels and scarves move in the wind. Meanwhile, toddlers will use musical instruments to create the sound of rain and will connect their learning to the world as they role-play different weather scenarios, such as a warm summer day at the beach and a cold, snowy winter day. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about different bodies of water as well as how people use water in their everyday lives.

Children 4 to 5 years old: Spectacular Science and All About Books
In the first two weeks of this month, we take older children on a scientific journey of discovery to learn more about the natural world before turning the focus to the amazing world of books! Preschoolers will learn about states of matter, force, motion, and magnetism; children in Pre-K will learn about natural formations like rivers, mountains, and deserts; and kindergarteners will discover the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. When we turn to books, children will learn about the different parts of books, explore the roles of author and illustrator, and learn what makes a book fiction or nonfiction.

November's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Foods and Flavors
This month infants, toddlers, and the little ones in Discovery Preschool will be exploring foods and flavors! It’s never too early to expose children to healthy food—even babies who aren’t eating solids yet. All children will explore, read about, play with, and create around different foods, but each age group will have a different focus. Infants will practice sensory exploration and create their own pretend soup, toddlers will count and measure food items, and the children in Discovery Preschool will learn about the different food groups—including a pretend farmers market. 

Children 4–5 years old: Farms and Community
The older children will focus on learning first about farms, and then their community! Farms are filled with so many science- and social science-based learning opportunities for children. Children will learn all about barns and farming equipment, which animals are raised on a farm, and which crops are grown. They’ll also focus on their own communities and learn all about the different kinds of places that exist, the people who live there, and the jobs that those people do.

December's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Family, Friends, and Things that Go!
Infants and toddlers will be exploring family and friends, while three-year-olds will focus on things that go vroom! Social and emotional development is foundational to growth and development in babies, so this month, infants and toddlers will participate in activities that reinforce their connection to family while also exploring connections that exist outside their home, such as friends. Meanwhile, their older friends in Discovery Preschool will learn about and play around with things that move (like bicycles, cars, buses, trains, and airplanes), which are all very exciting for little ones as they continue to explore the world outside their homes. 

Children 4–5 years old: My Country + Tools and Machines
The four- and five-year-olds continue exploring the world around them by learning about the state and country they live in! They’ll sings songs, play games based on travel, and learn about flags, state foods, and more. Children will also be introduced to cardinal directions (east, west, north, and south) and gain an appreciation for travel and meeting new friends from different places. Children are naturally fascinated with machines and how things work and are put together. So to encourage that fascination, during the second half of this month children will learn about and play around with tools and machines. In addition to building literacy skills by using the names of machines and tools, children will develop math skills by graphing information, counting wheels, and more.

Our Programs

Infant Programs (6 weeks - 1 year)

Babies grow and learn every day. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where babies can explore and make new discoveries. We know that learning through play is extremely valuable at this age and our Early Foundations® Infant program is designed to give babies the skills that will serve as the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.

Toddler Programs (1 – 2 Years)

As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our Early Foundations® Toddler program will help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through experiences. So each day is filled with fun activities that excite and develop toddlers, giving them the comfort and confidence to speak those first few important words, as well as make their first friends.

Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)

At this age, children are making new discoveries daily. And as two-year olds begin to exert their independence, our Early Foundations® Discovery Preschool program is prepared to open their eyes to a world of learning, sharing, and exploring. Our holistic approach in the classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they'll need as they continue on to preschool.

Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)

As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they may feel ready to take on the world. Our Early Foundations® Preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science, and social studies concepts. A healthy dose of running, jumping, and dancing keeps them active too.

Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)

Prekindergartners are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime – school. And our Early Foundations Prekindergarten® program is designed to get them ready by teaching letters and words, math concepts, and valuable social skills. With small group instruction, independent play in an organized atmosphere, and whole-group activities, children will have all the right skills to hop, skip, and jump right into kindergarten.

Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)

Don’t miss out on KinderCare’s Summer of Wonder: Six themed programs that will make summer exciting, educational and tons of fun. Whether your child is in our preschool, Pre-K or school-age programs, all of it is designed to help children learn while soaking up the fun. We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours so we hope to see you there.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program

Math

The Math Adventures enrichment program is designed to teach important mathematics concepts such as geometry, numbers, measurement, and probability. Your child will learn about length, height, and weight. He will learn about shapes and solids. He will learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and count money. Math is everywhere and giving your child every advantage now will add up to success later in life.

Music

Ongoing research proves that early exposure to music helps children think, reason, create, and express themselves. Children will laugh and learn about rhythm, vocal melodies, and a variety of musical genres and instruments, which can lower stress and advance memory. Learning never sounded so good.

Phonics & Reading Adventures

Set your child up for advanced success with literacy through phonics, the study of letters and sounds. Reader books, games, and activity cards help your child understand the basics of vowels and blending syllables, giving him confidence and command of language.

Aerobics

Teachers & Staff

We have an outstanding staff. We all have the same goal: to help raise well-rounded children for the future. Our passion for children and for teaching has taught us a lot over the years. You can count on us to be up to date on the latest trends and research. And, lastly, the key to a successful relationship is communication. Our staff will always have a "daily communication" sheet for you in the evening to let you know how your child's day has been.

  • Ms. Staci Bouma

    Ms. Staci Bouma, Center Director

    I love listening to the funny things kids have to say.

    Ms. Staci's passion for child care started in 1987. She started with the KinderCare company in August 2002 as a Prekindergarten Teacher before being promoted. Ms. Staci obtained her associate and director's credentials and became a Center Director in 2006.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Staci has previously worked as a Prekindergarten Teacher.
    Year Started:
    8/1/2002
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    26
    Education:
    Director's Credential; Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Amy

    Ms. Amy, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Amy is married and has two children. She believes the most rewarding aspect of working at KinderCare is seeing the smiles on the children's faces. In her spare time, Ms. Amy enjoys reading and spending time with her family.  

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Llama, Llama, Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney

    Year Started:
    7/10/2012
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
  • Ms. Jennifer

    Ms. Jennifer, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Jennifer is from Muskogee, Oklahoma. She has been married to her husband for five years and has two wonderful kids. Ms. Jennifer earned her associate credential from Connors State College and has worked in child care for 12 years. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family.  

    Favorite Children's Book:

    No, David! by David Shannon 

    Year Started:
    3/23/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Nicole

    Ms. Nicole, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Nicole is from Broken Arrow and has three children. She has always enjoyed caring for others. Ms. Nicole loves working with infants because she enjoys watching them learn and grow each day!  

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr.

    Year Started:
    9/11/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
  • Ms. Michelle

    Ms. Michelle, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Michelle is from Collinsville, Oklahoma. She began working with children at a young age assisting her tae kwon do instructor. There she taught children leadership skills, self-control, discipline, confidence, and perseverance.   

    Year Started:
    4/25/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    11
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Northeastern State University
  • Ms. Christina

    Ms. Christina, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Christina is the proud mother of two children. She has always had a love for children and believes they are the most precious gift in the entire world.  

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Anything by Dr. Seuss

    Years in ECE industry:
    2
  • Ms. Erica

    Ms. Erica, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Erica lives in Coweta, Oklahoma with her husband and daughter. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.     

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown 

    Year Started:
    12/15/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Northeastern State University
  • Ms. Kailey

    Ms. Kailey, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Kailey is from Broken Arrow and graduated from Union High School. She is excited to be expecting her first child in July! Ms. Kailey enjoys being a part of a child's development.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

    Year Started:
    2/6/2017
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential (In Progress)
  • Ms. Pamela

    Ms. Pamela, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Pamela is originally from southern California. She has worked with children her entire life. Ms. Pamela is the grandmother of two. 

    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Erica Carle

    Year Started:
    8/4/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
    Education:
    Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education; Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Witney

    Ms. Witney, Prekindergarten Classroom

    "We are better together.

    Ms. Witney is originally from Idaho. She and her husband moved to Tulsa four and a half years ago. Ms. Witney enjoys teaching, as well as working with children and their families.  

    Year Started:
    7/10/2012
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Kathie

    Ms. Kathie, School Age Classroom

    "I enjoy working with children because I love to watch them learn and grow.

    Ms. Kathie is originally from California. She has worked with KinderCare for nearly 15 years! Her favorite thing about teaching is watching the children grow and develop into young adults.  

    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

    Year Started:
    1/2/2003
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Megan

    Ms. Megan, Floater

    Ms. Megan was born and raised in south Texas. She moved to Tulsa with her family in 2012. Ms. Megan enjoys making a difference in people’s lives.  

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling 

    Year Started:
    1/2/2017
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential (In Progress)
  • Ms. Cheyenne

    Ms. Cheyenne, Floater

    Ms. Cheyenne has lived in Broken Arrow her entire life. She and her husband are active members of the First United Methodist Church in Broken Arrow. Ms. Cheyenne has a passion for mission work, as well as working among children in general.  

    Year Started:
    11/29/2016
    Education:
    Associate Degree in English Communication; Child Development Associate Credential (In Progress)

Upcoming Center Activities

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July's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: What’s the Weather and Wonderful Water
This month we go all natural as infants and toddlers are introduced to the weather and children in Discovery Preschool experiment and have fun with water. Sensory adventures will continue for infants as they explore playing with colored water and experiment with how pinwheels and scarves move in the wind. Meanwhile, toddlers will use musical instruments to create the sound of rain and will connect their learning to the world as they role-play different weather scenarios, such as a warm summer day at the beach and a cold, snowy winter day. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about different bodies of water as well as how people use water in their everyday lives.

Children 4 to 5 years old: Spectacular Science and All About Books
In the first two weeks of this month, we take older children on a scientific journey of discovery to learn more about the natural world before turning the focus to the amazing world of books! Preschoolers will learn about states of matter, force, motion, and magnetism; children in Pre-K will learn about natural formations like rivers, mountains, and deserts; and kindergarteners will discover the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. When we turn to books, children will learn about the different parts of books, explore the roles of author and illustrator, and learn what makes a book fiction or nonfiction.

Tuesday July 04, 2017
Center Closed for 4th of July

Monday July 17, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Tuesday July 18, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Wednesday July 19, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Thursday July 20, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Friday July 21, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

About Our Center

Our staff would like to welcome you to visit our center. The staff takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Ongoing training is offered to the staff during the year at the center and through the various training opportunities in the community.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

  • New Years Day
  • Teacher Professional Development Day-Spring
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Teacher Professional Development Day-Fall
  • Thanksgiving Break (2 days)
  • Christmas Day

Health and Safety

Not only is KinderCare a happy environment, it is also safe. Our center features a keypad entry system, locked and fenced playgrounds. and our teachers are certified in CPR and First Aid. We also have strict parent or guardian procedures for end of the day pick-ups. We want to give our parents the peace of mind that they have made the best choice for their child's needs.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

Share Your Story
If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

Broken Arrow KinderCare has been a part of our family for five years. As a stay-at-home mother of four, I definitely researched child care facilities. The Broken Arrow KinderCare has given me peace of mind. I know that they treat my children as if they were their own. My kids come home happy and are excited to attend each morning. The curriculum is amazing and they offer many one on one classes that promote "fun learning," such as Spanish, Phonics, Cooking, and Music Adventures. We have taken advantage of using the phonics and cooking classes and have nothing but positive things to say about each. I definitely have referred friends and family, both, to the center. Our youngest is now seven years old and in the School Age program--it will be a bittersweet day when we say good bye to our KinderCare family! They are a part of our lives.

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