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Northwest KinderCare

Stefanie Rollins, Center Director

9202 N. Rockwell Ave. Oklahoma City OK 73132
(405) 722-4033 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
James L. Denis Elementary Harvest Hills Elementary Northridge Elementary Wiley Post Elementary Will Rogers Elementary

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Welcome

Welcome to Northwest KinderCare Learning Center Located on North Rockwell. Our staff members are whole-heartedly committed to providing excellent care for all of our students. Parents throughout our community have considered our facility a second home for their children. Northwest KinderCare is a place where a child can be themselves while they learn and play in a safe environment.

Stefanie Rollins, 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.

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. Thursday July 30, 2015
    1. Andy Alligator Park

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  2. Friday July 31, 2015
    1. Splash Park

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Teachers & Staff

Here at the Northwest KinderCare teachers are passionate about your child's happiness and growth and provide a safe, nurturing environment that cultivates self-esteem. This is more than a job for our teachers. It’s an opportunity for them to share their passion for life while they inspire, engage, and awaken the wonder inside each and every child.

  • Stefanie Rollins

    Stefanie Rollins, Center Director

    Stefanie began her career with KinderCare in the summer of 2014.  She has experience as a classroom teacher, Assistant Director, Program Specialist, and Director from many different agencies in the childcare industry ranging from private pay, church, and non profit.  Stefanie ensures that all children have a great experience in the early years of learning.  She enjoys working with staff and families to ensure everyone has nothing but and long last memories.  Stefanie enjoys seeing children's smiling faces as they are running into the center during drop off as well as hearing the cries of disappointment when they want to stay in the evening.

    Previous Experience:
    Before my current position, I worked as a Chidcare Director in a church affliated childcare program, Program Director of Preschool Programs for YMCA of Greater OKC, Director for before and after school program for Oklahoma City Public Schools, and Owner of Family Home Day Care.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Chic-A-Chic-A Boom Boom
    Year Started:
    7/14/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    28 years
    Education:
    AA in Early Care Education, Certificate of Mastery
  • Ms. Brooke Parrish

    Ms. Brooke Parrish, Assistant Director

    Be the change that you wish to see in the world.

    Brooke has worked what with many age groups. She believes that children are blessings and it brings her joy to be a part of their growing lives.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Corduroy
    Year Started:
    7/1/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 years
  • Ms. Latorus

    Ms. Latorus, Infant Classroom

    I believe each child is unique in their own way

    Latorus has been with KinderCare since 2005. She enjoys working with all children but shares a special bond with children but shares a special bond with the babies. Ms. Toy as they call her, loves coming to work each day seeing all the children and their smiling faces.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    I Love You Forever
    Year Started:
    1/1/2005
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    22 Years
  • Miss Ashlyn

    Miss Ashlyn, Discovery Preschool

    The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me. - Ayn Rod

    Ashlyn was born and raised in Oklahoma City Ok.  She has  1 child, 2 brothers and a sister.  Ashlyn currently attends Oklahoma City Community College where she is working towards her degree as a Pediatric Nurse.  She has a passion for helping kids and watching them grow.

    Previous Experience:
    Toddler Teacher at Nichols United Methodist Church
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Oh the Place You Can Go - Dr. Suess
    Year Started:
    12/23/2014
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
  • Miss Lauren

    Miss Lauren, Discovery Preschool

    I can see it.  This one moment when you know you're not a sad story, you are alive, and you stand up and see the lights on the buildings and everything that makes you wonder.  You're listening to that song on that drive with the people you love most in this world, and in this moment I swear, we are infinite.  
                                                                                                                           -The Perks of being A Wallflower

    Lauren attends OSU-OKC pursuing a degree in Nursing.  She loves her job because she can help the development and growth of young children.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Oh The Places You Will Go"
    Year Started:
    12/18/2014
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
  • Miss Latasha, Pre-K

    Latasha is born and raised in West Texas.  She moved to Oklahoma to attend college. She has working in the childcare field for 12 years. She realized early in life that she had a love for children and that teaching was her calling.  She started out working part time as a two year old afternoon teacher and floater. She is fascinated at how the little minds of today work and strive to learn all that she can. She enjoys attending workshops and taking advantage of other training opportunities whenever she can.  Her strengths includes bonding with children and, their parents and creating a classroom full of fun and education.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    Year Started:
    9/27/2012
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12
    Education:
    Child Developement Associaiates Credential, Bronze Oklahoma Directors Credential
  • Miss Megan

    Miss Megan, Discovery Preschool

    Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it's not. - Dr. Seuss

    Megan has been working with children for 11 years.  She started helping out with the children's ministry at her church when she was about 11 years old and fell in love with working with kids.  Since then she has worked at different daycares and joined KinderCare Learning team in 2013 and has absolutely loved the experience.  She loves getting to spend her days with the children and getting their huge smiles and hugs as she walk in the door.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Wind in the Willows
    Year Started:
    4/1/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11

July 2015 Events

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  1. Wednesday July 01, 2015
    1. Red, White, Blue Day Picnic

      Center-wide, red, white, & blue family picnic. All classrooms will participate in this event, parents are also invited and encouraged to attend! We will have burgers, chips, & watermelon!

  2. Monday July 06, 2015
    1. Braums Dairy Farm

      We will explore the Braums Dairy Farm located in Tuttle Oklahoma. The children will see how many dairy products are made, tour the facility and even sample some sweet treats.

  3. Tuesday July 07, 2015
    1. Tinsel Town Movies

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  4. Wednesday July 08, 2015
    1. Cactus Jack's

  5. Thursday July 09, 2015
    1. Cooking Project-Breakfast Foods

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      School age students will create breakfast foods!

  6. Friday July 10, 2015
    1. Splash Park

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  7. Monday July 13, 2015
    1. Building Minds

      Building Minds come to help the children build and create structures!

  8. Tuesday July 14, 2015
    1. Exploring Nature Community Social

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      We would love for you family to join us for our Nature Community Social. Tuesday, July 14th from 4-6pm. Come prepared for tons of fun; nature activite for everyone! We will have hotdogs, chips, watermelon, drinks and dessert. we hope your family will join us!

    2. Tinsel Town Movies

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  9. Wednesday July 15, 2015
    1. Bowling Heritage Lanes

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  10. Friday July 17, 2015
    1. Splash Park

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  11. Monday July 20, 2015
    1. Fairytale Castle Buiding

  12. Tuesday July 21, 2015
    1. Tinsel Town Movies

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  13. Wednesday July 22, 2015
    1. Allegiance Credit Union

      Bank Tour

  14. Thursday July 23, 2015
    1. Gatti Town

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  15. Friday July 24, 2015
    1. Splash Park

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    2. Splash Park

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  16. Monday July 27, 2015
    1. Cooking Project-Ice Cream in a Coffee Can

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  17. Tuesday July 28, 2015
    1. Tinsel Town Movies

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  18. Wednesday July 29, 2015
    1. Dream Shakers

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  19. Thursday July 30, 2015
    1. Andy Alligator Park

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  20. Friday July 31, 2015
    1. Splash Park

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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

Holidays Observed

New Year's Day
Memorial Day
Fourth of July
Labor Day
Thanksgiving
Day After Thanksgiving
Christmas Day

Health and Safety

At Northwest KinderCare, safety and security of every child, teacher and family is our top priority. Our center is secured via a keypad entry system. We ensure that there are more than enough staff members to adhere to classroom ratio requirements. Our teachers are certified in CPR, First Aid, and have additional educational trainings. We have an on-site Health and Safety Coordinator who holds monthly meetings with teachers. Staff members walk the playground daily for hazardous object, we hold regular fire drills and tornado drills, and everyone ensures that our allergy lists are updated monthly and posted in every classroom.

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.

My daughter, Kelaiaha Williams, has been going to KinderCare over two years. Although it has not been the best relationship, everything changed since Pauline took over. Since Pauline took over, I feel extremely comfortable leaving my daughter without reservation.
 
Pauline had done a fantastic job in dealing with cleanliness and parent relations. My husband and I lead hectic work lives. Our schedules cause extreme difficulty finding adequate daycare for my daughter, so Pauline uses communication boards or contacts me personally in advance when the daycare will be closed, or if something is needed to provide adequate care for my daughter when we are away.
 
Amanda is Kelaiaha's teacher. She is awesome and Kelaiaha feels welcomed when she is around Amanda, Pauline and their well trained staff. The staff is friendly and they keep me informed. When an issue needs to be addressed, they do so privately. To me, that is what I consider important when someone else is caring for my daughter and her welfare.
 
This will be Kelaiaha’s last year at KinderCare because she will be 12 years-old. Pauline and the whole crew will sincerely be missed by the Williams family. We have and will continue to have appreciation for this wonderful facility and everything that they have done for our family. We pray their continued success in all of their future endeavors.
 
Furthermore, Pauline's strength and resilience is unmatched. As a mother, I have had many reservations about who to leave my daughter with, and who to allow as an influence in her life. I am so thankful that I found you. I am more than appreciative of Pauline as a woman, a mother, and as a business woman. I am happy to leave my young, impressionable daughter in your care. Thank you so much, and keep being you!

- Mother

We feel that the staff at KinderCare provides a great level of care for our daughter. Our three-year-old loves spending a day with her friends at the center! It is filled with activities while also providing some guided learning time.

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