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Prairie View KinderCare

Bonnie Fizer, Center Director

5900 Northwest Prairie View Rd. Kansas City MO 64151
(816) 741-4331 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
Next to Joe's Carpet/Weber Flooring

Neighborhood:
Park Hill School District

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Southeast, English Landing, Graden & Chinn.

KinderCare Learning Center located at 5900 Northwest Prairie View in Kansas City is now accepting enrollments for the fall semester. Please contact us today to schedule your tour!

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Welcome

Welcome to our nationally accredited KinderCare on Prairie View  Road in Kansas City, MO. We look forward to having you apart of our KinderCare family. Here you will meet a passionate team that is committed and dedicated to meeting all your child’s development needs: social, emotional, physical and intellectual, while having fun! You can be confident that you will be treated as an important member of our family. So, come join us now, it would be our honor and privilege for you to be apart of our family!

Bonnie Fizer, Center Director

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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.

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.

Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)

Even after school's out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating environment. That's where our Catch the Wave® program comes in. This innovative before – and after-school program allows school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help to fun physical activities, our program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.

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

Cooking

The Cooking Adventures program gives children opportunities to participate in fun, developmentally appropriate cooking experiences. They will learn about recipes, ingredients, cooking vocabulary, and the importance of a healthy diet. The curriculum includes lessons on picnics, pizza, and heart-healthy meals.

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Tuesday October 18, 2016
    1. Join Our Community Social

      Your entire family is welcome to join us October 18th for our community social. Come see how family-style dining is done at our center, mingle with other families, and, best of all, enjoy a healthy snack with your child!  

      You’ll better understand how we turn our meals into learning experiences and encourage the children to try new foods, practice table manners, use utensils, and simply enjoy a great meal and good company! See you there!

  2. Monday October 10, 2016
    1. Professional Development Day - Center Closed

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      Two times each year we dedicate a day for our staff's professional development to further their training and better equip them for the care of your child. The center will be closed on this day for training to occur. If you have questions or would like to request further details, please contact your local Center Director.

Teachers & Staff

Our loving and devoted professionals at KinderCare are passionate about teaching and caring for young children. As a high quality child development program, our teachers exceed state minimum standards for education level and ongoing professional development. Their lifelong love of learning is evident in their desire to stay abreast of new research and teaching techniques. Families meet with teachers three times per year to review their child’s progress, which is documented in our developmentally appropriate assessments, portfolios and anecdotal notes about daily achievements. We feel privileged to work alongside families to form supportive and cooperative partnerships.

  • Bonnie Fizer

    Bonnie Fizer, Center Director

    I have been with KinderCare for six years. I transferred to the Northland KinderCare from the Olathe, KS Center. I come with a wide range of experience, working with family and children over the last 12 years. I have obtained my Bachelor of Science Degree in Child and Family Development. My goal as a director is to create a community that focuses on engaging our children in a quality education program, providing a safe environment, and exceptional service to the children and families we serve.

    Previous Experience:
    Head Start Learning Centers
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "How are you Peeling"
    Year Started:
    9/9/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree of Science in Child and Family Development
  • Ms. Rachel Dorman

    Ms. Rachel Dorman, Assistant Director

    Who dares to teach must never cease to learn." -- John Cotton Dana

    I have been with Kindercare since April 2011.  Before I began my career began with KinderCare I was an Assistant Site Coordinator for the Lee's Summit R-7 School Districts before and after school program.  It was then that I found my passion for working with children.  My goal is to ensure our promise of quality care is achieved with every child, in every family, every single day.  At Prairie View we strive to set the standard for early childhood education in all of our programs & would love to meet with you and your growing family!

    Previous Experience:
    Lee's Summit R-7 School District
    Year Started:
    4/11/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Kody

    Ms. Kody, Infant Classroom

    Your mind is like a parachute, it only works when it's open!

    I began my career with Kindercare in Nebraska, and joined the Prairie View team in October of 2011.  I enjoy seeing the children learn and grow each day; the amazing families, students, and my co-workers are who inspire me to come to work each day.  My biggest adventure in Early Childhood is first time parents who are unsure about "daycare."  Watching them experience all the benefits of having their child in our program and nurture the whole child is what makes each day better than the last!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Knuffle Bunny" by: Mo Willems
    Year Started:
    10/25/2008
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree
  • Shahera

    Shahera, Infant

    Ms. Shahera has been apart of our Prairie View family since August of 2015, but a member of the KinderCare family since 2001! She brings love, laughter and many years experience to our center and is an asset to our team. Outside of KinderCare, Ms. Shahera loves spending weekends watching her daughters Competitive Softball team! She would love to meet you and your child's needs while in care!

    Year Started:
    4/12/2001
    Tenure:
    15 Years
  • Ms. Jennifer

    Ms. Jennifer, Toddler

    I have been apart of the Prairie View team since 2012 and came from our sister school of Chouteau and Parvin!  Working with the Toddlers is one of the most rewarding classrooms I've been apart of; first steps, first words and every milestone along the way makes coming to work so special to me!

    Year Started:
    3/14/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
  • Ms. Dallas

    Ms. Dallas, Toddler

    I worked as a Camp Counselor before I started my career at the Prairie View KinderCare.  I never knew how special Early Childhood Education was until I began.  This is my first true experience in this environment and I feel like I've found my calling.  I can't wait to learn and grow alongside my coworkers and families.  I'm looking forward to earning my Child Development Associates in 2016.

    Year Started:
    6/24/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Kristina

    Ms. Kristina, Preschool

    If you don't like something, change it.  If you can't change it, change your attitude." - Maya Angelou

    Coming in to see all of the children each morning ready to learn and excited is what inspires me to come to work each day, and to know that I make a giant difference in each and every child's life is what I love most about early childhood education!  Here at Prairie View we aren't just a band of teachers, we are family & we would love to make your family a part of it!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Go Away Big Green Monster!" by Ed Emberley
    Year Started:
    9/16/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Shannon

    Ms. Shannon, Preschool

    Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela

    Ms. Shannon loves to watch the children learn all day. They are what inspire her to to come to work each day.

    Year Started:
    11/23/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Becky

    Ms. Becky, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I have been here at the Prairie View center for 3 years now and feel so fortunate to be a part of such a thriving school!  Being able to influence a child's life is a responsibility I don't take lightly; this is our next generation!  All of my wonderful students inspire me to come to work each day.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs" by Paul Giamatti and Zach Braff
    Year Started:
    9/17/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
  • Ms. Bridget

    Ms. Bridget, School Age & Learning Adventures

    I love watching a child learn and grow through life and the evolution of education over time.  In my Phonics program seeing those "Ah-ha" moments make everyday worth it!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "No laughing, No giggling, No Smiling!" by James Stevenson
    Year Started:
    6/24/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Bachelor's in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Tychell

    Ms. Tychell, Culinary Specialist

    The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you." - BB King

    I've been with the Prairie View KinderCare for 10 years, so I've seen many kids who started in our Infant program excel throughout every classroom.  I love seeing first day drop offs, first steps and first days of Kindergarten - the journey is what makes everyday worth it.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Shades of Black" by Sandra Pinkney
    Year Started:
    1/1/2003
    Tenure:
    13 Years

September 2016 Events

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  1. Tuesday September 13, 2016
    1. “All About Me” Community Social

      Your whole family is welcome to join us September 13th for our community social.  Summer is winding down, Fall is approaching and that means it’s Back to School season!  Now is the perfect time to get a glimpse of the KinderCare curriculum and experience in our centers.  Our director and teachers can’t wait to point out their favorite aspects of the classrooms.  This is also a great chance to spend time with current families who stay and have fun at the social!  See you there!

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.

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Special diets

Holidays Observed

Fall Professional Development Day: October 13th
Spring Professional Development Day: Feb. 16th
Thanksgiving Day: November 27th, 2014
Day after Thanksgiving: November 28th, 2015
Christmas Eve Closing Early: Dec. 24th, 2015 @ 3pm
Christmas Day: December 25th, 2014
New Year's Day: January 1st
Memorial Day: May 25th
Fourth Of July: July 4th
Labor Day: September 7th

 

Health and Safety

Our top priority at KinderCare is to provide a safe and healthy environment for our children, families and staff. We do this through rigorous training and constant assessment and evaluation of proper policies and procedures. Your child’s security begins at the front door, literally. All guests and alternative pick up people are checked for identification and escorted through the building. Of course, our teachers have all cleared local, state and federal background checks, including fingerprinting. We are trained in infant and child CPR and First Aid. We do routine fire, storm and lock-down drills to prepare for the unexpected. Throughout the day, your child will be supervised at all times. No child is ever left unattended, even for a minute. Teachers have all been trained in supervision, discipline and guidance, and developmentally appropriate practices to ensure they understand the risks associated with the children in their care. If your child has food allergies or specific medical conditions, we will work with you to ensure your child’s well-being while in our care. We also take the responsibility of your child’s emotional security very seriously. We want every child to feel safe, loved, and respected while at KinderCare.

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

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

My twins have been attending Kindercare for just over a year. The staff is very responsive to any need for change and you can just feel the positive vibes coming off everyone there. Staff seem to love their jobs and our kids. My daughter has extra needs and the staff has gone above expectations to meet her needs, help her achieve goals and an overall overwhelming sense that they WANT our kids there. I would absolutely recommend it to another family. 

- Mother

Choosing a daycare center can be one of the most difficult decisions a parent makes.  Once we thought about it, we realized that our child’s teacher(s) were going to spend more awake time with him than we would during the workweek.  Like any parent we want the best for our child and with KinderCare we have made a great choice. 
 
Our son has been enrolled since he was three months old.  Ms. Lauren did an amazing job nurturing our son and was just as excited when he could roll over, sit up, and take those first baby steps as we were.  Once our son graduated to Ms. Kristina and Ms. Kodi’s class his sense of exploration increased as he further developed social and communication skills. His teachers take the time to let us know how his day was and what adventures he accomplished during the day. 
 
It takes a village to raise a child, and we certainly appreciate the one we have.  Ms. AJ and Ms. Jamie are as involved as our son’s teachers are and know just as well how his day was.   Our son has asthma and the Directors and his teachers are fully aware of the symptoms and administer the prescribed medical attention as he needs it.  The staff is wonderful at communicating with our family and we feel comfortable voicing any concern we may have with our son’s care. 
 
It is comforting to know our son is in such caring hands while we are away.  KinderCare is truly a family beyond our family. 

- Parent

Our son Michael first joined KC during March 2012 when he was 1.5 years old.  We had spent the previous month or so touring different facilities, meeting with center directors, etc. in an attempt to find a good fit for Michael while we were at work.  Upon walking into KC, we were immediately impressed with the cleanliness of the center, the numerous labeled (& organized) 'stations', as well as all of the artwork and photos hanging on the walls.  However, the main deciding factor was the teachers.  All of Michael's teachers have made him feel special and unique each and every day they spend with him.  He is given the adequate attention he needs, yet the space to interact with his fellow classmates/friends.  As Michael has advanced through the different classrooms - he is now in the 3's class, we have continued to be impressed with the activities, topics discussed, and in turn the direct increase in his knowledge of day-to-day life lessons.  The best part is picking up Michael and seeing how excited he is to show off the different art work activities he has done during the day.  The 3's class has continued to challenge Michael while still offering a stable, safe and daily routine he needs to build his confidence.  Whether it has been helping us to teach Michael how to use his words, wean him off of his pacifier, learning how to use the big boy potty, or how to interact in a social environment, KC has been a huge help and asset in the development of our child's learning.  Thank you!

- Parents

My five-year-old son has been attending KinderCare Learning Center since he was 13 weeks. It has been a great experience for my son as a student and for me as a parent. The associates are kind, knowledgeable and friendly. Although there are many wonderful things to say about Prairie View KinderCare, what I appreciate the most is that the staff truly cares about my son and his future. I feel he has gotten a great start here at KinderCare from the caring staff, the fun educational environment, the individual attention they give each student, and the all-important communication between parents and teachers. Keep up the great work and thanks for all you do!

- Parent
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