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OU Learning Center

Ms. Jennifer Sneed, Center Director

2727 Asp Ave. Norman OK 73072
(405) 325-0528 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS
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Neighborhood:
OU Campus

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Madison, Monroe

 

 

Welcome

The OU Learning Center is located on the beautiful campus of the University of Oklahoma, across from the baseball fields. Our professionally trained staff are dedicated to helping prepare your child for success in school and beyond. With designated learning centers such as dramatic play and blocks in every classroom, children have the opportunity for rich social play and child-initiated discovery. You’ll also find that our classrooms feature a print-rich environment full of carefully selected materials, written charts and labels, and children’s literature. By helping your child connect spoken words and print, we’re helping develop early literacy and writing skills. Our beautiful playground allows children to safely develop their gross-motor skills while climbing our play structures and riding bikes. Our playground features grassy areas where the children engage in whole-group activities and games. We offer nutritious meals guided by the Federal Food Program. This program features family-style dining, in which the children and teachers sit together for each meal. Each child-friendly meal consist of whole-grain products, milk, fruits, and vegetables. We’re excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning! Please call to schedule a visit today!

Ms. Jennifer Sneed, 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.

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.

Teachers & Staff

Being a part of the OU Learning Center means being a part of another family! Let us introduce ourselves to you...

  • Ms. Jennifer Sneed

    Ms. Jennifer Sneed, Center Director

    As a supporter of early childhood education, Ms. Jenny has been a Center Director since 1999. Ms. Jenny is very passionate about partnering with her families and teachers to provide the best early learning environment for their children. She believes that every child deserves the best. Ms. Jenny also looks forward to working with children and helping them learn and grow each and every day. She has successfully led her teachers to gain recognition as a Nationally Accredited Program through NAC. Ms. Jenny strives for "the best" in her staff, and her professionalism and enthusiasm is what sets her school apart from the others.
      

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jenny has worked in the field of early childhood education for 23 years in various roles: Teacher, Assistant Director, and Center Director.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Love You Forever by Robert Munsch and Sheila McGraw

    Year Started:
    8/3/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    23
    Education:
    Director Certificate of Mastery; Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education; Gold Level Oklahoma Director's Credential
  • Ms. Amber Glinton

    Ms. Amber Glinton, Assistant Director

    Ms. Amber has worked in the field of early childhood education since 2010. She received her bachelor of science in child development from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2012. Ms. Amber is very adamant about building strong relationships with her families and teachers to make the atmosphere of the early learning environment feel like a second home for children. She believes deeply in quality care and loving, supportive teachers for every child. Ms. Amber helps push the staff to be excellent in all that they do for the children, but especially in their curriculum. Her love for the children and her desire to help others grow to their full potential is what helps make this center so special.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Amber has worked for six years in the field of early childhood education in various roles, including Assistant Teacher, Master Teacher, and Assistant Director.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff

    Year Started:
    8/8/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    6
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Child Development; Bronze Level Oklahoma Director's Credential
  • Ms. Sky

    Ms. Sky, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Sky is so attentive to each infant in her care. She enjoys spending lots of time in the floor with the infants singing, reading, and talking to them while they play. She loves to see them hit new milestones and takes pride in being able to help them as they learn some of their "firsts." Her classroom is always such a warm and loving environment!

    Year Started:
    10/6/2016
  • Ms. Anita

    Ms. Anita, Infant Classroom

    "What I like best about working with children is knowing that I am instrumental in the field of early childhood education.

    Ms. Anita is grateful to be a part of the lives of each child she cares for. She enjoys watching the children grow and learn new things every day. She is passionate about making sure each child is treated as an individual.

    Year Started:
    7/20/1994
    Tenure:
    22 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    23
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Human Services; Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Auggie

    Ms. Auggie, Infant Classroom

    One of my favorite parts of working with children is knowing I am playing a part in the molding of tomorrow's leaders.

    Ms. Auggie has been with KinderCare for three years. She truly has a love for teaching young children. She helps to ensure that all children in her classroom expand their language skills, grow their minds, and build a sense of community. Her classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals. She is currently studying in the field of early childhood education and implements everything she learns into her classroom.

    Year Started:
    8/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Mrs. Breanna

    Mrs. Breanna, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Breanna provides a loving, nurturing environment for the infants. She has been in the early care field for five years. Ms. Breanna spends quality one-on-one time with each child in her care. She is very vocal with them, reading and encouraging them to coo and babble. She ensures all of their needs are met, and that they feel safe and secure while their parents are at work and they are in our care.

    Year Started:
    9/9/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
  • Ms. Adrienne

    Ms. Adrienne, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Adrienne provides such a warm and loving environment for each child she comes in contact with throughout the day! She loves seeing each child's personality differences and watching them learn new skills every day!

    Favorite Children's Book:

    If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff

    Year Started:
    10/20/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Ms. Michele

    Ms. Michele, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Michele loves seeing her toddlers learn new skills and advance in their abilities. She is currently working towards her child development associate credential. Her favorite part of the Toddler Classroom is all the hugs and love she receives throughout the day. 

    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

    Year Started:
    4/25/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Casandra

    Ms. Casandra, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Casandra works with the toddlers at our center.  She has two boys of her own and enjoys spending time with them. Ms. Casandra enjoys engaging the children in activities that develop their large-motor skills. She enjoys dancing, jumping, and encouraging the children to climb.

    Year Started:
    3/18/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
  • Ms. Sammie

    Ms. Sammie, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Sammie is our Lead Toddler Teacher. She is currently pursuing her child development associate degree and should have this by the middle of 2017. Ms. Sammie loves all the children in her class and builds strong relationships with all families. If your child is in our Toddler Classroom, you can expect to be invited in to read to the children or just spend time hanging out. Ms. Sammie loves parent interaction!

    Year Started:
    8/24/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Mrs. Amanda

    Mrs. Amanda, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Amanda has worked for four years in early childhood education. She has five beautiful children of her own and she considers the children in her class an extension of her own. Ms. Amanda is very passionate about her faith, family, and work. She loves teaching and her love for the children is so easy to see!

    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

    Year Started:
    7/13/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
  • Ms. Tabitha

    Ms. Tabitha, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Tabitha has been working in early care education for the past four years. If children are ready to be potty trained, then this is the class for them! Ms. Tabitha will work with parents to ensure the best potty training experience possible for their children! Ms. Tabitha will also implement our curriculum to expose children to developmentally appropriately activities that will stimulate their curiosity.

    Year Started:
    1/25/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
  • Ms. Shelby

    Ms. Shelby, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Shelby aspires to love and build connections with every child she encounters. She says her main goal is to make them feel safe, welcomed, and loved in her presence. Ms. Shelby finds great joy in watching her students grow and delights in the fact that she is able to inspire young minds in a positive way.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes by Eric Litwin

    Year Started:
    6/17/2016
  • Ms. Mia

    Ms. Mia, Discovery Preschool Classroom

  • Mrs. Savannah

    Mrs. Savannah, Preschool Classroom

    Mrs. Savannah has worked for four years in the field of early childhood education. She truly has a heart to take the time to understand every child's needs and invest in helping every child in her class feel special.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Where the Wild things Are by Maurice Sendak

    Years in ECE industry:
    4
  • Mr. Joel

    Mr. Joel, Preschool Classroom

    Children are the most valuable things in our world. It is an honor and a great joy to help children grow and learn as they explore their world.

    Mr. Joel has been with KinderCare for four years. Mr. Joel brings his positive and upbeat energy into the classroom. He enjoys teaching the children new things and experimenting along with them. Mr. Joel is a very patient and understanding person, so the children love to learn with him!

    Year Started:
    7/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in English; Child Development Associate Credential (In Progress)
  • Mrs. Linda

    Mrs. Linda, Preschool Classroom

    "I like watching the children learn and grow--each one is unique and special.

    Ms. Linda is known around the center for her bubbly personality and her warm and welcoming approach. Having 30 years experience with children and parents has given her great joy. Her high level of energy is contagious and families love her positive interactions with them.

    Year Started:
    9/1/1994
    Tenure:
    22 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Kellee

    Ms. Kellee, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Kellee loves seeing the joy on a child's face when they learn something new. She finds inspiration in the fact that she plays a part in giving children a happy and hopeful future!

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

    Year Started:
    1/2/2017
  • Ms. Amber

    Ms. Amber, School Age Classroom

    Ms. Amber is inspired by her class and has a great love for each of them! She loves seeing their smiling faces every day and getting to make an impact in their lives!

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss

    Year Started:
    5/27/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Ms. Ashley

    Ms. Ashley, Multi-Age Classroom

    Ms. Ashley is inspired when each child has a smile when she is in the room. She makes sure to let every child know how much they mean to her and that her goal is to help them learn while having fun!

    Favorite Children's Book:

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

    Year Started:
    9/2/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
  • Ms. Jackie

    Ms. Jackie, Multi-Age Classroom

    Ms. Jackie loves being silly with the children in her class. She is inspired by them every time she gets a hug or a smile! Her favorite part about working with children is seeing them experience new things as they grow and learn.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle

    Year Started:
    1/22/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Mrs. Tonya

    Mrs. Tonya, Learning Adventures

    Ms. Tonya loves helping children develop new skills, engage in activities that require them to think, and solve problems every day. She knows she is working in skills that the children will use their entire lives. Using the student council, the children are allowed the opportunity to help choose some of the activities they will accomplish in the upcoming weeks to promote independence and curiosity.

    Year Started:
    4/1/2006
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    23
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education; Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Amber, Cook

    Ms. Amber makes sure the children are able to eat the yummiest and healthiest food possible. She enjoys getting the chance to see all the children throughout the day and helping them learn how to make healthy eating choices.

    Year Started:
    1/4/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    19

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.

Special Features

  • 10 % Discount to OU staff, faculty, and students

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, you should check with your Center Director for specific closures.
 
If our center needs to open late, close early, or remain closed due to inclement weather, we will post notification on Kindercare.com

Health and Safety

At KinderCare, the safety of our children and the confidence of our parents are points of pride. From daily sign-in to strict parent / guardian identification and single keypad access, we maintain a rigorous standard for safety. Plus our daily cleanliness and maintenance schedules leave nothing at all to chance.

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.

Words cannot begin to express how grateful we are to the OU Learning Center. Our son has advanced so much in this last half year here. His vocabulary and motor skills have grown. We believe a classroom is only as great as the guidance above. Clearly, the leadership has developed a center where children grow and thrive. We will miss this center deeply!

- Parents

When we adopted our son through Oklahoma’s Department for Human Services, we had no idea how to navigate the daycare system in Norman. Many places had waiting lists with no end in sight. We knew we wanted this sweet little boy to be in a place that valued his learning and development, but that also cared for his spirit. We found that at OU KinderCare. The teachers immediately found a place for our son and made him feel welcomed. This was a relief to us, as we knew he was already dealing with adjusting to a new home and a new family. After a year at KinderCare, we are astounded at not only how much he has learned, but also at how his personality has blossomed. He runs to his classroom every morning and doesn’t want to stop playing at the end of the day. He loves taking music classes and sings all day long. He also surprises us daily with new knowledge and social skills he picks up in the classroom. We are so grateful to have such a fun, nurturing, and safe place for our son to grow each day.

- Mother

OU KinderCare has been nothing but great for us and our family. We love the attention our son receives from his teachers, as well as the communication they provide us throughout the day and in take-home correspondence. Our biggest surprise was the day he was able to finger paint at school. All his developmental and emotional needs have been met, and we feel that the staff at KinderCare truly cares about the well-being of our son. We would recommend KinderCare to parents looking for any sort of child care needs for their little ones.

- Parents

Our girls have learned and grown so much being at the OU Learning Center--they have enjoyed all of their teachers and I think the Directors do an amazing job running this center. I will continue to recommend them to all my families and friends looking for an early learning environment.

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