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Northwest KinderCare

Natalie Wood, 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. Dennis Elementary, Harvest Hills Elementary, Ralph Downs Elementary, Wiley Post Elementary

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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.

Natalie Wood, 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.

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.


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.


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

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.

  • Natalie Wood

    Natalie Wood, Center Director

    I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. - Maya Angelou

    Natalie began her career with KinderCare in the fall of 2001.  She has experience as a classroom teacher, Assistant Director. Natalie 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. Natalie  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:
    I began my career with KinderCare in 2001. I was the assistant director as well as the director at many of our KinderCare location. I became the director of the Northwest KinderCare in February 2016.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    26 years
    AA in Early Care Education, Certificate of Mastery
  • Crystal

    Crystal, Discovery Preschool

    Nothing is impossible the world itself says 'I'm Impossible.' -Audrey Hepburn

    Crystal was born and raised in Oklahoma. Crystal is the mother of two; she has a four year old and a five year old.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Pete the Cat
    Year Started:
  • Onica

    Onica, Preschool

    So often you find that the students you're trying to inspire are the ones that end up inspiring you. -Sean Jeankins

    Onica is a student at Langston University. She is studying Elementary Education and she plans on getting her  Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Green Eggs and Ham -Dr Suess
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Sondra

    Sondra, Preschool

  • Kyra

    Kyra, School Age

  • Susannah

    Susannah, Toddler B

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    Year Started:
    1 Year
  • 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:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    22 Years
  • Miss Ashlyn

    Miss Ashlyn, Toddler A

    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:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:

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.

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

New Year's Day
Memorial Day
Fourth of July
Labor Day
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 son is always happy to come Kindercare when I drop him off in the mornings.  His teachers inform me about his day and always take the time to make my child feel special in his own way.  The management team keeps in touch with me when an incident occurs which leaves me prepared for any news I might hear when I pick up my child.  I couldn't ask for a better learning center for my child to attend.  Thank you to the staff and management team at Kindercare!

- Mother

I was a stay at home mom with my first two sons therefore putting my third child in a child care center was not easy for me.  I was at ease the minute I walked through the doors of this Kindercare.  The management team was so willing to answer any questions I had with a smile on there face.  They took time giving me a tour of the center and did not rush through it.  My son has been at Kindercare for almost two years and he has enjoyed each and every one of his classes and teachers. The quality of education that he learns is above the standard of just a typical daycare.

- Mother

The teachers at Kindercare always greet my kids with a smiling face and a warm "Hello".  They are always good about filling out accident reports if my child falls or gets hurt in any way.  My two year old is always excited about going to "school".

- Mother

My son started here at Kindercare and I was very nervous.  His teachers and the management have made me feel comfortable leaving him while I'm at work.  I was always encouraged to call and check on him during the day if I ever felt that need!  I truly appreciate this center!

- Mother

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