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Northeast KinderCare

Bernie Olin, Center Director

6900 Huntington Ave. Lincoln NE 68507
(402) 466-8285 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
1 Block S of 70th & Adams behind the YMCA

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Pershing, Meadow Lane, Kahoa KinderCare is a partner with the Special Education Department at Lincoln Public Schools

We will be having a community social on Tuesday October 18th and we welcome new families to come join us and to tour our center!

As our grand ambassadors Jason and Erin Chambers are able to share their experience they have had at KinderCare as a family.  They have been with us for many years and will continue to be with us for a few more as their youngest child is in our preschool program currently.  We enjoy having them as a family and look forward to the next few years we have to spend with them!

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Welcome and thank you for visiting the Northeast KinderCare webpage. We educate children from ages 6 weeks through 12 years old. Our research based curriculum provides the best possible education for children. We transport school age students to and from Kahoa, Meadow Lane, and Pershing schools as well as providing a fun summer camp when the students are out of school.

Finding the right place and the right people for your children's education and care is a big decision. We welcome you to come in and experience a clean, safe, fun, and structured atmosphere. Please contact us to schedule your visit. We look forward to meeting you and your family!

We are proud to be part of the accredited centers in Nebraska!

Bernie Olin, Center Director


Bernie Olin, Center Director

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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.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program


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.


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. Thursday November 24, 2016
    1. Thanksgiving Break - Center Closed

      Our center is closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after.

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

Teachers & Staff

Our center brings the best of many worlds. We have members of our staff that have over 20 years experience at KinderCare. We also have staff that have either a Bachelor's Degree, Associate's Degree, or a Child Development Associate's credential in the education field. In addition to our experienced staff, our NAEYC Accreditation shows our commitment to excellence in early childhood education.

  • Bernie Olin

    Bernie Olin, Center Director

    I enjoy seeing the children grow up and then as young adults coming back to the center and still having such a bond with the center and KinderCare family!

    Bernie grew up in the Panhandle of Nebraska with her three brothers and two sisters. She has two children and in her spare time loves to shop and watch football and baseball.

    Previous Experience:
    Bernie has her Associate Degree in Human Services and has been apart of the KinderCare family for over 23 years. Before becoming the Center Director, she was a teacher in almost every classroom at KinderCare as well as an Assistant Director.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Brown Bear
    Year Started:
    25 Years
    Associate's Degree in Human Services
  • Stacie Hubl

    Stacie Hubl, Assistant Director

    Stacie graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a bachelor's degree in Child Youth and Family Studies with a minor in Education. She has worked in the Early Childhood Education field for nine years.

    Stacie was born in Lincoln, NE and recently moved back from Los Angeles, CA where she lived for three years. She enjoys spending time with her family, sports, and shopping. She is excited to join the KinderCare team!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Rainbow Fish
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor's Degree in Child Youth and Family Studies with a Minor in Education
  • Ms. Carla

    Ms. Carla, Infant Classroom

    Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away.

    Ms. Carla was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska. In her spare time she loves spending time with her husband and four children. They enjoy playing games, watching movies, and going on vacations to places they have never been together.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Carla has worked with KinderCare for over 17 years. She has worked in many of the classrooms throughout the center over the years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Love You Forever
    Year Started:
    19 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    19 Years Total
  • Ms. Miranda

    Ms. Miranda, Infant Classroom

    I love walking into the room to be greeted by the children's smiles and hugs every day!

    Ms. Miranda was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska. She has three daughters and in her spare time she enjoys spending with them as well as her two dogs.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Miranda comes to KinderCare with over 8 years of experience in working in an early childhood education setting. She also had her own private in home childcare facility.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    There's a Monster at the End of This Book
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years Total
  • Ms. Courtney

    Ms. Courtney, Toddler Classroom

    I am from Lincoln, NE. I love watching the children grow and learn new things.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Longest Ride
  • Ms. Kelsea

    Ms. Kelsea, Toddler Classroom

    Kelsea was born in Scottsbluff, NE. Her favorite color is green, and her favorite food is Mexican. She also has a twin brother.

    Year Started:
    Currently majoring in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Desa

    Ms. Desa, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    You will never have this day with your children again tomorrow they’ll be a little older then they were today.  This day is a gift.  Just breathe, notice, study their faces and little feet.  Pay attention relish the charms of the present.  Enjoy today, it will be over before you know it.  

    I grew up in a small town in central Nebraska called Minden.  I moved to Lincoln in November 2012.  I have been married to my husband Travis since May of 2009.  We have two school-aged children.  I started KinderCare in January of 2015 where I have enjoyed watching children grow and develop personalities on their own.  

    Previous Experience:
    Since graduating from Doane College in May of 2009, most of my experience has been in social services, child protection services, and behavioral services. Before graduating from college I worked in multiple centers and was a nanny in Waverly, Nebraska.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    And the Moon Came Too. By Nancy White Carlstrom
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Bachelors Degree in Human Relations @ Doane College
  • Ms. Sherrell

    Ms. Sherrell, Preschool Classroom

    How do you spell love? You don't. You feel it.

    Ms. Sherrell was born in Savannah, Georgia, but moved to South Dakota has a child. She has two sisters and one brother. In Ms. Sherrell's spare time she enjoys reading, listening to music, rollerskating, art, and movies.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Sherrell earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Minnesota State University. Before transferring to NorthEast KinderCare, Ms. Sherrell worked at another KinderCare in Eden Prarie, Minnesota for 7 years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where the Sidewalk Ends, Splat the Cat, and Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
    Year Started:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Dawn

    Ms. Dawn, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Always take time for yourself.

    Ms. Dawn was born in Lincoln, Nebraska but also grew up in Dorchester, Nebraska. She attended Southeast Community College where she received her Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education. She also has three daughters and one son. In her spare time, Ms. Dawn enjoys scrapbooking, camping, and doing fun things with her children and new grandson!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Dawn has been with KinderCare for over 20 years. She has experience working in many different classrooms as well as management within KinderCare.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Are You My Mother?
    Year Started:
    22 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 Years
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Elaine

    Ms. Elaine, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Do unto to others as you would wish they would do unto you. The Golden Rule.

    Ms. Elaine was born in Denver, Colorado. She lived there for 56 years before moving to Lincoln in 2006. Ms. Elaine has two children and 3 grand children. In her spare time she loves to cheer on the Denver Broncos!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Elaine has worked with KinderCare for almost 30 years. She began working at KinderCare in Colorado and transferred to Nebraska in 2006. Before working at KinderCare, Ms. Elaine was also the Assistant Director for another early childcare facility in Aurora, Colorado.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
    Year Started:
    31 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    40 Years
    ChildAssociate's Degree
  • Ms. Teresa

    Ms. Teresa, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Every child is gifted, they just unwrap their packages at different times.

    Ms. Teresa grew up in Elmwood, Nebraska. She attended Southeast Community College for her Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education. In her spare time she loves spending time with her husbad, son, and daughter.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Teresa has her Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from Southeast Community College. She has also been with KinderCare for over 23 years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Victor Vito
    Year Started:
    25 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 Years
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Carol

    Ms. Carol, School Age Classroom

    Bring your own sunshine.

    Ms. Carol was born in Kentucky but grew up in Indiana. She has two children and three grandchildren. In her spare time she enjoys playing board games with her children as well as watching old movies and being outdoors.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Carol has worked with KinderCare twice throughout her career and has worked in many different classrooms. Additionally, she has worked closely with many families through the state as well.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    Year Started:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    23 Years Total
    Bachelor of Science in Education
  • Ms. Mikayla N.

    Ms. Mikayla N., School Age Classroom

    Love what you do and do what you love.

    Ms. Mikayla was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska. She has one younger brother and a golden doodle named Teddy. In her spare time, Ms. Mikayla loves to spend time with her family and friends. She also enjoys reading and listening to music.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Mikayla is currently working on her Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Special Education at Nebraska Wesleyan University.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Oh The Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    Pursuing Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary and Special Education
  • Ms. Tammy

    Ms. Tammy, Cook and Health and Safety Coordinator

    I love hearing what the children have learned each day from KinderCare’s curriculum. My co-workers and seeing the children’s smiling faces inspire me to come to work each day.

    Year Started:
    26 Years

October 2016 Events

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

      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.

  2. 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!

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

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, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

We know you want a healthy and safe environment for your child. We expect no less of ourselves! That's why we have a Health & Safety Coordinator to oversee all of our health and safety regulations.

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.

Thank you KinderCare! At a most difficult time for my four-year-old son, in the middle of a custody case, causing great separation anxiety for my son, especially with drop-offs at preschool, KinderCare provided a safe environment where I felt good about where my son would be during his time in Preschool with a key-code entry, clean, very well equipped classrooms, great meals, and great staff/teachers, who helped tremendously with transitioning my four-year-old to feeling okay about being dropped off at preschool. He made a special bond with his teacher, who went over and above to help him each morning at drop-offs, quickly engaging him so I could get to work without him having a huge meltdown. He made friends with other children in his class, as well as the other staff at KinderCare who all make the effort to know the kids' names.

When the regular school year ended for public schools, KinderCare provided a summer program to continue regular preschool attendance, which was amazing to keep my son accustomed to being dropped off at school, which was a long process to where he finally does great when it's time for school, so it would not have been good to then have three months off for school holidays, so the KinderCare summer program kept him going through the summer months with many great summer activities and field trips, leading up to transitioning to Kindergarten in public school.

I have three children, with my four-year-old being the youngest, so I was amazed at how many drawing projects the kids do, giving us a great little pile of art projects to put in a school book in comparison to public preschool, which my two older children attended. KinderCare provided a great preschool program, which I feel has given my four-year-old a great head start on his school years and he has mastered all of the fundamentals that my two older children learned at public preschool. However, I felt that my four-year-old had it the best by attending KinderCare and he came to like going to school, even on days when it was optional through summer holidays, and my four-year-old and I would often say he has "the best school ever!"

Thank you KinderCare for making preschool a great experience for my son.

- Mother

Hi my name is Ava, I have been coming to KinderCare for about 10 years; I have met many new friends. Well what if my kids have allergies like peanuts? Tammy’s got you covered Tammy is in the kitchen most of the time. If your kid does have allergies just talk to Bernie Olin she is the director of the center. Boy it’s a hot summer day its 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The kids will not be able to go outside 92 is the limit. Yes, your child will be wearing sunscreen. There are many different kinds of rooms; infants are right when you walk in to your right. A little bit down the hall is the toddler room. The next room would be the twos. Straight down is the threes room. Now to your left is the kitchen, fours, fives and school-age. Outside is a wonderful place to be. We have balls, four-corners, sand table, a jungle gym and a bike path that’s just the 4s, 5s and school-age. Along the fence are bikes slides and like a jungle gym. That’s the toddlers and twos. KinderCare has taught me how to read and write they offer phonics and cooking now my brother does phonics. They serve breakfast, lunch, and snack after nap time. Nap time is 2 hours for 4s, 5s, toddlers, twos, and infants. If you have any questions please ask Bernie Olin or Brittney Cambern.

- Child Herself

Dear KinderCare Staff:                                                                             
I wanted to write you all to let you know just how happy my husband, Chris, and I are with the care that our daughters, Reagan and Peyton, receive from their teachers and all the other wonderful staff at your center. 
When my husband and I found out we were pregnant with our first child I immediately knew where I wanted to have our baby attend daycare. Not only did I receive an excellent recommendation from my sister, Erin, who had brought her children to KinderCare, but it is also the same center her and I attended as children ourselves, which I only have fond memories of. When we visited the center I was sold after meeting Bernie, the wonderful teachers, and hearing about all of the great things that KinderCare had to offer. I love that it is not a place that is simply “babysitting” our children, but instead, they are being taught, cared for, and loved! In fact, it has become quite the family affair because our youngest sister, Rachel, now brings her daughter to KinderCare as well.
As difficult as it is to leave my children somewhere while I go to work, I never worry about the care they are receiving. Every morning I drop my girls off we are greeted with smiles and I am amazed how the teachers and staff members know all of the children by name, even though they may not be in the classroom with them. There are many children at the center, yet the teachers take the time to know all of the children individually, which I find extremely special. 
Not only do my husband and I love the care our girls receive, but it is obvious our children do too. Peyton shrieks with excitement every morning we walk in and she sees Carla for the first time. Reagan always comes home with stories about her day and what she did with her friends and teachers. Anytime we drive by KinderCare she will point and scream “my school”! It is amazing how much she has learned the past two and a half years from your center.
I honestly cannot give enough wonderful praises for Bernie, Reagan and Peyton’s teachers, or the rest of the KinderCare staff! Thank you so much for all you do for our precious girls, and the other children at the center. In case we don’t say it enough, you are all truly appreciated.

- Parents

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