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Norman KinderCare

Kimberly Wilks, Center Director

1205 West Boyd St. Norman OK 73069
(405) 360-6658 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
Corner of Boyd and Berry

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Jackson, Monroe, McKinley, Cleveland, Adams, Truman, Truman Primary

Welcome

Welcome to the Norman KinderCare where we are committed to providing a quality child care experience for you and your child. Continued education is of great importance as we strive to maintain an effecive learning atmosphere for our children to grow and develop.
 

Kimberly Wilks, Center Director

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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

  • Kimberly Wilks

    Kimberly Wilks, Center Director

    The only way to do great work is to love what you do.   -Steve Jobs

    At an early age Kimberly discovered her passon of impacting the lives of children through child care and education.  For 8 years she succesfully operated her own Day Care and Pre-K program in Alabama before relocationing to Oklahoma in 2013. In September of 2014 Kimberly Joined the KinderCare staff as a Program Specialist.  Her knowledge-base experience and passion quickly led to a promotion as Assistant Director. She serverd as an Assistant Director  for 6 months before being promoted to School Director in Norman. 
    She is married with 2 children. In her spare time she enjoys spending qualtity time with her family, shopping and researching/discovering new eductional ideas.

    Previous Experience:
    8 Years as Owner/Director of the Tiffany Young Youth & Development Center Daycare/Pre-K in Alabama.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
    Year Started:
    6/19/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
    Education:
    Early Childhood Degree, Gold Director's Credentials, CPR and First Aid Certified
  • Paige LittleCharley

    Paige LittleCharley, Assistant Director

    Year Started:
    4/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Education:
    A.A. Psychology & Social Work
  • Dakota

    Dakota, Discovery Preschool

    Be yourself, everyone else is already taken. -Oscar Wylde

    Miss Dakota begun her Early Childhood career in 2013.  She is curretly studying at Oklahoma City Community College majoring in Psychology.  With the degree she has hoped of becoming a children's youth counselor.  Miss Dakota believes that watching the children grow by learning and exploration is one of the most rewarding experiences that you can have. Miss Dakota chose childcare because she feels children can sometimes be overlooked and wants to make a change in the lives of the children and families.  She prides herself in making the child's time with her one of the greatest early childhood experiences possible.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    I'll Love You Forever
    Year Started:
    8/13/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
    Education:
    Oklahoma City Community College, CPR/First Aid Certified
  • Tabitha

    Tabitha, Floater/Preschool

    Never judge a book by its cover.

    Miss Tabitha is a mom of one who has recently found her calling as  Childcare professional.  Tabitha looks forward to coming to work each day and gaining more knowledge. 
    In here spare time she loves to watch movies, read books and listen to music.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    A Wrinkle In Time
    Year Started:
    6/22/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Oklahoma Community College
  • Brittani

    Brittani, Pre-K

    Believe you can and you are halfway there.

    Miss. Brittani is a very strong willed, educated, creative and loving mother of 3 beautiful children. The level of patience and understanding that she has a a mother go hand and hand as a teacher.  Being an early educator is fun for Miss Brittani but it also teacher her so much personality.  Instead of going to the Olympics as planned, she found her calling in preschool.  She knew at the age of 17  that she wanted a career in Early Childhood and she has not turned back.  She has a heart for the kids and really enjoys interacting and exploring with them.

    Previous Experience:
    YMCA Camp Counselor, Childcare Inc, & Quality Care
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Alexander and the Terrible
    Year Started:
    2/11/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    CPR/First Aid Certified
  • Keivon

    Keivon, School Age/Learning Adventures

    Always smile; you never know who needs one.

    Previous Experience:
    La Petite Academy
    Year Started:
    4/28/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 year
    Education:
    CPR/First Aid Certified
  • Alisha Jackson

    Alisha Jackson, Preschool

    Always live your life with good intentions.

    After receiving her Associates Degree in Accounting,  Miss Alisha knew in her heart that her real passion was educating the young child. Miss Alisha quickly turned her focus to entering the childcare field. She enjoys encouraging the children and helping them learn.  She also enjoys being a positive and impressionable role model.  Miss Alisha's classroom is unique because her students learn at a fast rate.  She believes if you make learning fun for all then it's easier to teach and the students are very eager to learn.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    I Love You Because.........
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Associates of Applied Science
  • Anna Mauch

    Anna Mauch, Toddlers

    All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.   - Walt Disney

    Miss Anna has always had a love for kids and helping them learn and grow.  She knew as a first grader that she wanted to be a teacher when she grew up.  The most rewarding thing to Miss Anna is watching the kids face light up when the have that "Aha" moment when learning something new.  Miss Anna's class is unique because she constantly provides a safe environment.  Her children enjoy coming to her class because it is fun filled learning everyday.

    Previous Experience:
    YMCA & Renaissance School & Daycare
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Put Me in the Zoo, by Dr. Seuss
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Currently attending The University of Oklahoma
  • Stepahanie Yarbrough

    Stepahanie Yarbrough, Infants

    Education:
    B.A. Pschycology, University of Oklahoma
  • Rodsetta Williams, Infants

    When you know better, you do better.

    Miss Rodsetta's passion for childcare led her to choose a career in childcare.  She loves teaching and interacting with the infants while they learn.  Seeing how they grow, develop into their own, and seeing their unique skills is amazing.  Miss. Rodsetta's class is unique because "that is where it all starts." She believes that infants need a lot of interactions and space to thrive.  She responds to their needs in a caring and sensitive way.  Toys, pictures, mirrors, sensory and etc. makes the class more meaningful for their development.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom & Pete The Cat
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 1/2
    Education:
    Currently pursuing an AAS 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
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

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

The health and safety of our children and families are our number one priority. Our faciltiy is equiped with a security keypad for entrance. All parents utilize a PIN number for entrance in the school.  We conduct daily health and safety checks, monthly fire drills, and quarterly tornado drills. All staff members are CPR and First Aid certified. Each employee also receives annual training in order to ensure a safe environment is being maintained at all times.

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.

We have been so happy with Kindercare on Boyd Street. All three of our children are enrolled there. One major perk is that I have been welcomed in on my lunch hour every day to nurse my infant, allowing me to experience the infant classroom. My toddler is excited to go to school and see his teacher. He is learning letters and numbers as well as improving his speech in general. Our kindergartener loves the school age classroom. They provide reading/homework time but also find time for fun activities, like putting together a talent show. We are so glad to have found this center. It really is a learning center and not just a daycare.
 
Karen Wendt
 

- Mother
My children have been learning and playing at KinderCare on Boyd Street for a year now. They come home with me exhausted from a day of playing creatively and safely, well loved and cared for by every staff member.
 
Mrs. Kim has transformed the facility in the few months that she has been there. She has opened new worlds of creativity for every child in her care through her focus on safe but innovative play. Watching her repaint walls, organize every last paper in the facility, build new play centers, bring in new food recipes and personally engage with the children gives me a great confidence in the ability of her and her staff members to work with me to raise confident, secure, and intelligent children. Thanks to the dedication of the center leadership and faculty my children are learning life skills such as patience, sharing, caring, understanding and love along with their ABC’s, numbers, colors and other lessons.
I look forward to many more years of my children growing in the care of Kim and her staff.
- Mother of a Toddler and Preschooler

I have three children attending this childcare center.  Weston, 18 months (Toddler class), Ellis, 4 years old (Pre-K) and Evynn, 6 years old (School Age). I was very nervous about choosing the right daycare for my children, it is such an important decision.  Very shortly after they started attending KinderCare, I was very confident in my choice.  Mrs. Kim and her amazingly competent and warm staff have help m children not only transition positively to attending daycare, but also to facilitate their growth academically and socially.  I am profoundly grateful to have found such a great place for my children, and feel secure knowing that they are well taken care of while I am away from them.

- Mother of a Toddler, Pre-Kindergardener & School Ager
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