Stefanie Rollins, Center Director
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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.
Stefanie Rollins, Center Director
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes.You can steer yourself any direction you choose! -Dr. Suess
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.
Be the change that you wish to see in the world.
Brooke has worked with many age groups. She believes that children are blessings and it brings her joy to be a part of their growing lives.
All things work together for good.
Zina joined Kindercare in October of 2015. She has been married for 22 years, has four children, and one grandchild. She receives great joy everyday when she enters classrooms and the children give her hugs!
We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he/she is some today.
Cassey recently joined our team here at KinderCare. She is orginally from Tecumseh, and she moved to Oklahoma City three years ago. She is currently attending OSU-OKC for Early Childcare and is currently working towards her director's credentials. She also has a nine-year-old daughter.
Nancy has worked in the childcare field for over 35 years. She has loves working with children and has been involved in her church nursery for many years. She started at KinderCare as the cook and did so for six years. Her favorite part of being an infant teacher is witnessing them take their first steps!
A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touchs a heart. -Unknown
Kirsten has been working with children for many years. She graduated from Candian Valley Technology Center in 2012 with her Certificate of Mastery, & Assistant Teacher Assistant Certification. She joined our KinderCare team in 2015 and has been great a asset to our toddler program. She enjoys the hands on approach she is able to give the toddlers each day. Kirsten also has a two year old daughter named Kynzleigh.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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 though the various training opportunities in the community.
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