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Mastin Street KinderCare

Lianne McMahon, Center Director

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

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Oak Park Carpenter, Brookridge.


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.

Lianne McMahon, Center Director

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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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Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.


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.

Teachers & Staff

Our loving and devoted professionals at 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.

  • Lianne McMahon

    Lianne McMahon, Center Director

    Lianne joined our KinderCare family in October of 1981. She left briefly in 2003, only to return in 2009. Lianne has been working with young children for over 25 years. She enjoys spending time with her two children. As a family, they love to travel to warm places! When she is not traveling, Lianne loves to read, work on puzzles, and is always starting home improvement projects. Lianne looks forward to work everyday! Children are full of surprises and are constantly growing and changing. She loves to watch their day to day development and at the end of the day, she loves visiting with the parents.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "I'll Love You Always"
    Year Started:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 years
  • Taylor Cockburn, Assistant Director

    Every child is an artist. - Pablo Picasso

    Taylor has worked with children since she was in high school and has worked her way up. Taylor started at KinderCare as a toddler teacher in 2012, moving up to closing manager in 2014. Recently in the winter of 2015 Taylor was promoted to Assistant Director. Taylor has her CDA (child development associates) from Rasmussen.

    Previous Experience:
    After School Education Pre School Education KindeCare Teacher
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons
    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Child Development Associates
  • Ms. Rachelle

    Ms. Rachelle, Infant Teacher/Health and Safety Coordinator/LA Teacher

    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 Behaviorial children. She has been a dance instructor and youth leader. 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 efforts WORTH IT!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "No David" "Green Eggs & Ham" "Oh the Places You'll Go"
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Mesha

    Ms. Mesha, Classroom Float

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

    Previous Experience:
    School-Age Pre-School ages 3-5 La Petite Academy
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Mel

    Ms. Mel, Discovery Pre-school

    Mel is married with two children a son and a daughter. She has a total of five grandchildren, 3 girls and 2 boys. She started working for KinderCare in 2004.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Goodnight Moon"
    Year Started:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Kelley

    Ms. Kelley, Infants

    Kelley is originally from KCMO. She started working at the Manhattan KS Kindercare in 1988. She relocated to our center in 1999. Kelley has 3 children, 1 boy and 2 girls. Kelley loves working with children and looks forward to each new day because you never have the same day! 

    Previous Experience:
    Kelley started at Boradway United Methodist Pre-School in 1987 working with infants. Started at KinderCare in November 1988. Recieved her CDA in 1991, currently working for re-certification, which will be completed this Summer. In June 1999 came to Overland Park as Assistant Director, in May 2015 stepped down to go full-time as an infant teacher.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Oh the Places You'll Go" -Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Terri

    Ms. Terri, Multi-age

    Terri loves being outdoors, camping, fishing and gardening! 

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Charlottte's Web"
    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Judy

    Ms. Judy, Pre-K

    Judy is a mother of two children, ages 23 and 18. Her favorite colors are tan, navy and purple. On her down time she loves to spend time with her Fiance and her children. Her hobbies are walking, thrift shopping and decorating. 

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "The Giving Tree" "Green Eggs & Ham" "The Little Engine that Could"
    Year Started:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Megan

    Ms. Megan, Pre-School

    Megan loves watching movies, eating, really eating! She's a foodie. She loves old school R&B music and Reggae. She has been teaching dance for almost 13 years and her main goal is to open her own dance theater studio. 

    Previous Experience:
    Taught Children church classes at her local church for the last 3 years. ages 3-13. Worked as an assitant teacher for the Summer School Program at Freedom School. 2004-2005 Has been teaching dance for the last 12 years ages 5-18.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Dr. Seuss "Ballet Shoes" "Dear David" "Brown Bear" "The Snowy Day"
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:

Upcoming Center Activities

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April's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Growing Gardens

What better time to explore the beauty and science of flowers and gardens than the spring? Infants’ learning will focus on sensory experiences with different plants and flowers, while toddlers and three-year-olds have the opportunity to learn how to care for plants. We’ll plant seeds in soil, water the plants, observe bugs and discover how they help plants grow, and even plant a butterfly garden outside! We’ll build math skills by counting seeds, learn new vocabulary words related to flowers and plants, and as always, sing songs and read books involving gardens. 

Children 4–5 years old: In the Spring + Wild Animals

For children in the Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten Classrooms, April is about exploring all things spring and discovering wild animals! Preschoolers will look for signs of spring outdoors, make mud cakes and count the twigs placed in them, and paint still-life paintings of things related to spring. When our learning turns to wild animals, we’ll learn about the habitats and habits of creatures big and small while maintaining a focus on learning lowercase letters. 

The older children in Transitional Kindergarten will focus on project-related work and pick something to work on together. In years past, children have painted a mural, made spring parade floats, painted wild animal masks, and created a model of a wild animal’s habitat. Both of these units focus on expanding the children’s understanding of the natural world around them.

Monday April 10, 2017
Come get a sneak peek of summer at KinderCare during our Open House event, from April 10th – 14th.

At KinderCare, our summer adventures are designed for learning and fun. We love taking our experiments outside, having special guests visit our centers, and even exploring our senses on walks outside or by rolling around in the cool grass. We can’t wait to meet you and show you what makes our centers special and why we would love to spend our summer with you!

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

Our center observes the following holidays and closings:
News Years Day
2 Professional In-Service Days- Feb. and Oct.
Memorial Day
4th of July
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day and the day after.
Christmas Day

Health and Safety

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

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 absolutely love the staff and teachers at KinderCare. It brings us such joy that our daughter smiles and gets excited everyday to see her teachers and others. The teachers keep us informed on her development, daily activites 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 expereince so far and look forward to future years and development. We highly reccommend and are so appreciative for all Ms. Kim, Ms. Rachelle and Ms. Kelly do for our daugther.

- Parents

Our daughter has gone to KinderCare since she was about 10 weeks old. All of the teachers (and many of the students) know her and have a connection with her. We have enjoyed the attention and care/concern the staff expresses towards 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 Lianne, Ms. Kim, Ms Frances and so many more teachers!

- Father

We have had such a great experience with 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 independance, 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.

- Parents

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