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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. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. January's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Light and Dark, plus the Sky and Weather

      Through shadow play, experiments with flashlights, observing the Sun and more, infants and toddlers will enjoy learning about light and dark this month. Infants continue sensory development by looking at contrasting patterns and at objects that are clearly defined by sharp edges and bright colors, while toddlers will build on their understanding of the light and dark concepts with play around daytime and nighttime. The older Discovery Preschool children will turn their attention to the sky as they learn about weather, the Moon, the Sun, and stars.

      Children 4–5 years old: Transportation, Healthy Bodies, and Winter

      For children in the Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms, January is filled with variety! They’ll begin by learning about transportation and studying how things get from “here” to “there.” A few weeks later, the focus will shift to health and bodies, with an emphasis placed on how to make good choices for a growing body. Towards the end of the month, children will be introduced to the transformative nature of the winter season and learn how to dress and take care of themselves when it’s cold outside. 

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

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

    We learned about dignity and decency - that how hard you work matters more than how much you make... that helping others means more than just getting ahead yourself." -- Michelle Obama

    I have been with Kindercare since April 2011.  Before I began my career 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 true 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. Maggie

    Ms. Maggie, Infant Classroom

    Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all." - Aristotle

    I am currently working towards my Child Development Associates from Rasmussen and will be finished in the Spring!   Working in the Two's classroom demands a lot of energy, love & enthusiasm,- so it's right up my alley!  With an artist background, I really love helping my children express themselves and find their love for learning along the way!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Green Eggs and Ham!" by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    11/18/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Tychell

    Ms. Tychell, Infants + Tutorial 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
  • 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!

    Previous Experience:
    Stephen's House Preschool.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Love You Forever." By Robert Munsch
    Year Started:
    3/14/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
  • Ms. Hawa

    Ms. Hawa, Toddler

    Year Started:
    6/1/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
  • Ms. Bridget

    Ms. Bridget, Discovery Preschool

    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. Tanya

    Ms. Tanya, Discovery Preschool

    Year Started:
    4/2/2001
    Tenure:
    15 Years
  • Ms. Issy

    Ms. Issy, Preschool

    If it feeds your inner light, it's not an indulgence - it's a necessity.

    Working in childcare has been so rewarding for me!  I love seeing children learn and grow each day, knowing that I help play a part in their journey is what makes me so happy!

    Year Started:
    6/21/2016
  • Ms. Becky

    Ms. Becky, Prekindergarten

    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. Shannon

    Ms. Shannon, Preschool Support Staff

    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:
    4 Years
  • Ms. Kayla

    Ms. Kayla, Transitional Kindergarten + School Age Classroom

    Year Started:
    7/14/2016
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Shahera

    Ms. Shahera, Culinary Specialist

    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!

    Previous Experience:
    Northland Cathedral
    Year Started:
    4/12/2001
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. 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.

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas 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.

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.

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

I have a seven month old son and a 18 month old daughter, both who have attended since they were seven weeks old. I am extremely grateful for the communication that the center has with my wife and I about the care, needs and education of our children. I love the daily notes as well pictures through out the week on what the children have done. We feel blessed our children are at a place were we feel valued as a family and can see the genuine care and love for our children.

- Father

I have two boys that attend KinderCare and they absolutely love it. They are excited to go each and every morning. The teachers are fantastic and the directors are very involved in more ways than one, and always stay on top of everything. Everyone there is always friendly and always have a smile on their faces. My boys have developed and learned so much at an incredible rate since attending KinderCare. As a parent I couldn’t ask for much more out of a preschool, as for my children, I don’t think they could either. We all love it and I would highly recommend them to anyone in search of a preschool.

- Father

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

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

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

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
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