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Chouteau and Parvin KinderCare

Ms. Ashley Robinson, Center Director

3760 North Jackson Ave. Kansas City MO 64117
(816) 453-7520 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Years
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Maplewood, Winnwood, Chouteau, Gracemor

KinderCare Learning Center located at 3760 North Jackson Avenue in Kansas City is now accepting enrollments for the fall semester. Please contact us today to schedule your tour!

Welcome

Welcome to our Nationally Accredited Chouteau and Parvin KinderCare! Our school is nestled in a quiet community. Our tenured and educated teachers take pride in ensuring your child is immersed in a loving and nurturing environment that fosters a love of learning. We are more than a daycare and/or child care center: We are a school that has been nationally recognized for providing exceptional curriculum designed to meet each child’s individual needs. According to new data, kindergarten students who experience our high-quality early childhood education were on average four months ahead of their peers nationally. The study was conducted using Terra Nova, a widely used standardized assessment tool. These findings are consistent with other assessments, including previous results from the Maryland Model for School Readiness, which measures the impact that our learning programs have on children. Students enrolled in KinderCare centers for more than one year yielded even higher scores. We invite you to experience the accreditation difference by scheduling a tour at our school.

Ms. Ashley Robinson, 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

May's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Colors and Shapes

Spring fills nature with vibrant colors and interesting shapes, making this the perfect month for the infants, toddlers, and children in Discovery Preschool to explore these concepts. Infants will have a blast as they smash paint in plastic bags and explore blocks with different shapes, while toddlers will practice identifying and sorting different shapes and colors before making their own color-and-shape books! Meanwhile, the children in Discovery Preschool will create rainbow artwork and continue to practice sorting, counting, and matching shapes and colors.

Children 4–5 years old: Insects and Spiders + Water

Some children might find insects and spiders a bit frightening, but this month they’ll discover how cool these tiny critters really are. Children will find out how insects create food for plants, how bees makes honey, why spiders spin webs, and more. After that, children will dive into the world of water! Preschoolers will learn about how water can take three forms (solid, liquid, and gas), children in Pre-K will learn about the importance of keeping water clean and explore the different ways people use water, and our kindergarteners will learn about different water sources and why water conservation is so important. 

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.

Teachers & Staff

The teachers and staff at the Chouteau and Parvin KinderCare are passionate about educating and nurturing children. Our team strives for excellence through the continuing education and opportunities for self-development. They strive to promote a positive learning environment that creates opportunities for meaningful moments and plenty of staff engagement. At the end of the day, the true key to our teachers' success is their passion for teaching and their love of learning.

  • Ms. Ashley Robinson

    Ms. Ashley Robinson, Center Director

    I want every child and family who walk through our doors to have the best possible learning experiences!

    Ms. Ashley enjoys making the most out of life! She is very close with her family and friends, and cherishes their relationships. In her down time, she loves doing many activities with her children and spending time putting new life into used furniture.

    Previous Experience:
    At the age of 18, Ms. Ashley has received lots of experience working with children at different licensed child care facilities. Since being with KinderCare, she has experienced working in Washington, D.C. at the State Department in charge of their child care facility. Ms. Ashley is very eager and excited to continue her experience and grow with KinderCare.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Oh, The Places You'll Go! by Dr Seuss

    Year Started:
    1/5/2011
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Sabrina Bratton

    Ms. Sabrina Bratton, Assistant Director

    Ms. Sabrina was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. She has three brothers and was raised by her mother. She enjoys traveling and working out in her spare time. 

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Sabrina was a Preschool Director at Lenexa Christian Center, and has spent ten years here at KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    2/1/2009
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Tina

    Ms. Tina, Infant Classroom

    "I love the smiles on the children's faces, the way they laugh, and the special things they do.

    Ms. Tina has worked with children for 19 years. She is a teacher in the Infant Classroom. She has been married for 23 years and has three sons and four grandchildren. Ms. Tina loves coming to work and interacting with the children, and loves to put a smile on all the babies' faces day to day. She loves to see how the babies progress; it truly puts a smile on her face knowing that she is making a difference.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Tina worked for the Kansas City School District for 15 years.
    Year Started:
    9/21/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
  • Ms. Nita

    Ms. Nita, Infant Classroom

    I love working with children and knowing I could make a difference.

    Ms. Nita has been with KinderCare since August of 2009. She loves her job, the children, and getting the pleasure to teach every day. Her daughter has grown up in KinderCare. Ms. Nita is so grateful and thankful to the wonderful teachers at KinderCare who have given her daughter a wonderful foundation and love for learning. Ms. Nita enjoys seeing the children's smiling faces every day.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Nita has worked at Children's World, Lavonna Peterson's Early Childhood Center, and LaPetite Academy.
    Year Started:
    8/1/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20
  • Ms. Sanita

    Ms. Sanita, Toddler Classroom

    I love my job! Every day is a new experience teaching the children and watching them discover something new.

    Ms. Sanita started working at KinderCare in 2003. In 2004, Ms. Sanita had a child and took a little break to stay home and take care of them. In 2008, Ms. Sanita joined the KinderCare team again. She loves coming to work every day and seeing the smile on her children's faces when she teaches them something new.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2003
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14
  • Ms. Fata

    Ms. Fata, Toddler Classroom

    "I love watching the growth and development of the children, and seeing the kids' smiling faces and my coworkers each day.

    Ms. Fata has been with KinderCare since 2001. She is currently teaching in the Toddler Classroom, but she has been in every classroom and has also taught Phonics. Ms. Fata enjoys coming to work every day. She specializes in positive behavior.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2001
    Tenure:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16
  • Ms. Mevlida

    Ms. Mevlida, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Mevlida joined our KinderCare family in November of 2014. She has a true passion for the well-being of each child she comes in contact with. She loves watching the infants and toddlers grow and develop with each experience they have while in the classroom. Ms. Mevlida treats every child like they are her own grandchildren and is a true asset to our KinderCare family.

    Year Started:
    11/4/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
  • Ms. Holly

    Ms. Holly, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love coming to work and teaching children new things every day!

    Ms. Holly has worked in the early education field for 14 years. She has been with KinderCare since 2005 and has worked with almost every age group during this time. Ms. Holly enjoys teaching children because she finds watching children learn new things and being creative is very rewarding. She loves that each day is filled with something new and exciting.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Holly worked for the Independence School District and Creative World.
    Year Started:
    8/1/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14
  • Ms. Tatiana Jaques-Willis

    Ms. Tatiana Jaques-Willis, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Tatiana is originally from Lawton, Oklahoma. Her favorite color is pink and she loves being around children watching them grow and learn. Ms. Tatiana wants to continue her education and grow with KinderCare. She hopes to eventually be a Director at her own KinderCare. 

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Tatiana worked for Creative Children for two years.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park

    Year Started:
    10/10/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    High School Diploma; Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Shavonne

    Ms. Shavonne, Preschool Classroom

    I love seeing the children develop and grow to their potential.

    Ms. Shavonne has been with KinderCare since 2009. She is currently in the Preschool Classroom. She has also worked in each classroom as a teacher and has been the Phonics and Music Teacher. Ms. Shavonne loves coming to work each day and interacting with the children, knowing she is making a difference in the children's lives each day.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2009
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential (In Progress)
  • Ms. Jen

    Ms. Jen, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love working with children! It's exciting to watch the children learn and grow!

    Ms. Jen has been in the early childhood education field for almost 11 years. She has worked with children ages three through five for most of that time. Ms. Jen has been a Prekindergarten Teacher for four years. She loves to make learning fun and new.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Jen worked at the Park Hill School District and LaPetite Academy.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential (In Progress)
  • Ms. Tahira

    Ms. Tahira, Cook

    I love seeing the children's smiling faces.

    Ms. Tahira has been with KinderCare since 2005, but she has worked in child care for the total of 13 years. She is the cook at KinderCare. Ms. Tahira loves coming to work and cooking for all the children and her coworkers. She also helps out in any way that she can if another teacher needs her assistance in their classroom.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Tahira worked at an in-home child care center.
    Year Started:
    6/1/2005
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12

Upcoming Center Activities

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May's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Colors and Shapes

Spring fills nature with vibrant colors and interesting shapes, making this the perfect month for the infants, toddlers, and children in Discovery Preschool to explore these concepts. Infants will have a blast as they smash paint in plastic bags and explore blocks with different shapes, while toddlers will practice identifying and sorting different shapes and colors before making their own color-and-shape books! Meanwhile, the children in Discovery Preschool will create rainbow artwork and continue to practice sorting, counting, and matching shapes and colors.

Children 4–5 years old: Insects and Spiders + Water

Some children might find insects and spiders a bit frightening, but this month they’ll discover how cool these tiny critters really are. Children will find out how insects create food for plants, how bees makes honey, why spiders spin webs, and more. After that, children will dive into the world of water! Preschoolers will learn about how water can take three forms (solid, liquid, and gas), children in Pre-K will learn about the importance of keeping water clean and explore the different ways people use water, and our kindergarteners will learn about different water sources and why water conservation is so important. 

Monday May 29, 2017
Center Closed for Memorial Day

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

  • German
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Bosnian, Russian, Urdu, Serbian

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

We observe the following holidays:

·         New Year's Day

·         President's Day

·         Memorial Day

·         4th of July

·         Labor Day

·         Thanksgiving Day

·         Day after Thanksgiving

·         Christmas Day

Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, you should check with your Center Director for specific closures. 

Health and Safety

Safety is our number one priority at Chouteau and Parvin KinderCare. Our front door has a keypad entry system that requires a code for entrance into our center. This code is changed twice a year or more if needed. We also have a secure, fenced-in outside play area where the children can play safely. As the parents or guardians enter, we have a sign-in and sign-out book in the entryway that families are required to fill out at drop-off and pick-up. To ensure that only properly authorized people are picking up the children, we verify photo ID's and compare them to the paperwork that was submitted. In our classrooms, we keep Child Supervision Records, where the teacher checks attendance every half hour and center management reviews a minimum of three times a day. We clean our classrooms and main center areas daily and sanitize the center nightly, following all state and company health and safety guidelines to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all the children in our care. Each center has a health and safety staff member who makes sure that your children are safe the entire day.

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.

As new parents, we had no experience with daycares, but being loving parents, we knew what we expected. It was difficult for us to determine what location, what programs, and what overall experience we would want to have with our child care provider. We wanted a place that would be safe, educational, and an overall great place. We were looking for more than just a daycare--an extended family. It was at the Chouteau KinderCare that we found all of this and more. Our son and daughter are being cared for by people who truly care about them and want to see them succeed in life. We love to hear daily about the things that they are experiencing and learning. We appreciate that the teachers are actually teaching and not just "watching" them.  We would not know what to do without our KinderCare family.

- Parent

As a foster-to-adopt parent, there were a lot of ups and downs to the processes and challenges that come with such a responsibility. When we first started to think about taking the journey to foster to adopt, there was no question in our mind that we would send our children to our local KinderCare.  Before we were placed with a child, we took the time to visit many unique child care facilities throughout our city, and hands down we never felt as welcomed as we were at our Chouteau and Parvin KinderCare. Our KinderCare family has been there for us from the beginning--from the first day we brought in our little 18-month-old son to the day we adopted him and his sister.  Four years later, we can still count on our KinderCare family to be there for us. Next to bringing two little ones into our family, the choice of KinderCare has been an enriching decision. I am truly grateful for our center's love and support. I can trust them with our precious little ones as if I was leaving them with family, because they truly our members of ours. 

- Parent

My daughter was enrolled at KinderCare at six weeks old. I think this is one of the best decisions I have made. When it was time for her to go on to school, she was more than ready. KinderCare has a wonderful curriculum and passionate teachers to implement it. The fun "family feel" makes it easy to leave my  daughter at KinderCare every day, as she is still enrolled in the school-age before- and after-school program. I couldn't imagine my daughter attending any other center.

- Parent

My children have been attending KinderCare for three years. If you knew my children back then, you would know that they have come a long way. I believe part of it has to do with the staff and family at KinderCare. They worked with me and help my children feel safe and happy, even when they are hard to love. The staff is very caring and kind. I appreciate all of them and believe they are a part of my village. I couldn't do this without them. 

- Mother
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