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Mastin Street KinderCare

Rachel Dorman, Center Director

10456 Mastin St. Overland Park KS 66212
(913) 492-3221 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 6 YEARS
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Welcome

Our center is now accepting enrollments for the fall season. Please contact us today to schedule your tour!
 
 We are NAC Accredited!
Accredited programs exemplify excellence in the care and education of young children. These programs meet the Commission's high quality standards in the following ways: 

  • Learning environments are conducive to children’s individual growth and development
  • Professional development opportunities are available for staff working with young children
  • Programming exceeds minimum state and local licensing requirements
  • Health and safety of children are monitored on a daily basis
  • Partnerships with families are essential to planning children’s experiences in the program

Rachel Dorman, 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.

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.

Teachers & Staff

The loving and devoted professionals at Mastin Street KinderCare are passionate about teaching and caring for young children. As a high-quality child development program, our teachers exceed state minimum standards for education level and ongoing professional development. Their lifelong love of learning is evident in their desire to stay abreast of new research and teaching techniques. Families meet with teachers three times per year to review their child’s progress, which is documented in our developmentally appropriate assessments, portfolios, and anecdotal notes about daily achievements. We feel privileged to work alongside families to form supportive and cooperative partnerships.

  • Rachel Dorman

    Rachel Dorman, Center Director

    Ms. Rachel has been with KinderCare since April 2011. Before she began her career with KinderCare, she was an Assistant Site Coordinator at Kid's Country, Lee's Summit R-7 School Districts before- and after-school program! Being her first true experience working with children, it was there she found her true passion for working with children. Her goal is to ensure our promise of quality care is achieved in every classroom, with every child--every single day! Here at our Mastin Street KinderCare, we strive to set the standard for excellence in early childhood education in all of our programs and would love to meet with you and your growing family.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

    Year Started:
    4/11/2011
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6
  • Kristen Myers

    Kristen Myers, Assistant Director

    Ms. Kristen joined our Mastin KinderCare in March 2017. Prior to KinderCare, Ms. Kristen worked in management at La Petite for two years and comes to us with a world of experience. Ms. Kristen has a degree in early childhood education and has worked in child care for many years. Ms. Kristen ensures quality education is provided in all of our classrooms and is building our Learning Adventures program. She would love to take you on a tour of the facility and learn more about you and your family's needs!

    Favorite Children's Book:



    Year Started:
    3/10/2017
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Rachelle

    Ms. Rachelle, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Rachelle has a wide variety of experience in different types of environments. She has worked in a Montessori school setting. She is a certified trainer to work with children with behavioral problems. She has been a dance instructor and youth leader. Ms. Rachelle loves working with children of all ages. She enjoys making a difference and watching children learn and develop. This makes all the time, energy, and effort worth it!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Rachelle has worked at a Montessori school, as a dance instructor, and with children with behavioral problems.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    No, David! by David Shannon, Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss, and Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss

    Year Started:
    2/3/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
  • Ms. Brittany

    Ms. Brittany, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Brittany has been apart of our Mastin Street team since July of 2016, she has worked in different preschool settings and even as a nanny.  She will complete her Child Development Associate's Credential this summer and has an adorable two-year-old son!  Ms. Brittany would love to meet you and show you around her Nursery!

    Year Started:
    7/19/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Terri

    Ms. Terri, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Terri loves being outdoors, camping, fishing, and gardening! 

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

    Year Started:
    3/29/2013
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    28
  • Ms. Mesha

    Ms. Mesha, Multi-Age Classroom

    Ms. Mesha really enjoys working with the older age groups. She has so much fun trying new activities and projects with them. In her spare time, Ms. Mesha likes to watch movies! 

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Mesha has worked with preschoolers and school-age children. Before joining KinderCare, she had worked with La Petite Academy.
    Year Started:
    2/10/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
  • Ms. Mel

    Ms. Mel, Floater

    Ms. Mel is married with two children: a son and a daughter. She has a total of five grandchildren: three girls and two boys. She started working for KinderCare in 2004.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

    Year Started:
    5/4/2004
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    37

Upcoming Center Activities

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August's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: All About Me and Dinosaurs
Infants and toddlers will learn all about themselves while kids in Discovery Preschool will take a look at our favorite extinct creatures: dinosaurs! Infants will look at their reflections in mirrors, listen to voices through cardboard tubes to encourage babbling, and practice self-expression as they move while listening to music. Toddlers will create body-related artwork (like paintings of their faces) and imagine the future as they pretend to be all grown up while playing dress-up. Meanwhile, children in Discovery Preschool are in for a “dinomite” time learning all about dinosaurs and their habitats, and they’ll build essential skills through fun, theme-related activities—like counting dinosaur eggs and going on pretend fossil hunts!  

Children 4 to 5 years old: Foods and Flavors, Shapes and Colors, and Alphabet Letters/Review
For the first two weeks of August, older children will be learning all about the basic food groups, where food comes from, and how to make healthful food choices. After that, preschoolers will be getting artsy as they explore shapes and colors using materials like blocks, paint, play dough, and colored water—and they’ll even take their knowledge outdoors with scavenger hunts for colors and shapes! Their older friends in Pre-K and Transitional Kindergarten will be getting up close and personal with the alphabet as they learn uppercase and lowercase letters, the sounds the letters make, and how those sounds can be combined to make words—all culminating with the creation of a classroom alphabet book. 

Monday August 14, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Tuesday August 15, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Wednesday August 16, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Thursday August 17, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Friday August 18, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

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.

Awards and Recognition

  • NAC Accreditation

    NAC Accreditation

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian

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. 

Health and Safety

We have a keypad-secured entry system, doors locked at all times, and a fully fenced play area, including a separate fenced area for the toddlers and two's group. 

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

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If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

"We absolutely love the staff and teachers at Mastin Street KinderCare. It brings us such joy that our daughter smiles and gets excited every day to see her teachers and others. The teachers keep us informed on her development and daily activities, and call us if she is not acting herself. They know and understand each child is different and approach them accordingly, all while still teaching them new things. We have thoroughly enjoyed our experience so far and look forward to future years and development. We highly recommend this center, and are so appreciative for all Ms. Kim, Ms. Rachelle, and Ms. Kelly do for our daughter."

- Parents

Our daughter has gone to Mastin Street KinderCare since she was about ten weeks old. All of the teachers (and many of the students) know her and have a connection with her. We have enjoyed the attention, care, and concern the staff expresses toward her. If she is sick, we are informed right away. Everyone seems thrilled to see and interact with our daughter, and she loves to go to school! Thanks to Ms. Lianne, Ms. Kim, Ms. Frances, and so many more teachers!

- Father

"We have had such a great experience with Mastin Street KinderCare. Our son is happy and has really thrived while attending KinderCare. It is more than a daycare--KinderCare has helped with his early childhood development and we couldn't be happier with our whole experience."

- Parents

"Our daughter has blossomed since coming to KinderCare. She is developing independence and a love for learning. She now cries when I come to pick her up at the end of the day because she is having so much fun with her friends! And I have to say, the staff is amazing! They are so loving and caring, and make me feel confident to leave my daughter in another's care while we are work."

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