Ms. Mandy Kostman, Center Director
AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED
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.
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.
Participating Child Care Aware Center
KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.
Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program
Our Cooking Academy program teaches kids confidence in the kitchen through hands-on activities that build important math, science, and social skills. They’ll learn about recipes, ingredients, cooking vocabulary, and nutrition—and get to eat some delicious food made all on their own like carrot and turmeric hummus, pumpkin muffins, vegetable curry, black bean and sweet potato chili, and so much more!
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.
We're the only company in early childhood education to select teachers based on natural talent. Being a great educator isn't enough though. KinderCare teachers are also amazing listeners, nurturers, boo-boo fixers, and smile-makers. Put more simply, we love our teachers and your child will, too.
Meet just a few of our amazing KinderCare teachers!
A KINDERCARE TEACHER WITH
An Artist's Heart
"My classroom is full of art!” says Mary Annthipie-Bane, an award-winning early childhood educator at KinderCare. Art and creative expression, she says, help children discover who they really are.
We put our best-in-class teachers in a best-in-class workplace. We're so proud to have been named one of Gallup's 37 winners of the Great Workplace Award. When you put great teachers in an engaging center, your children will experience an amazing place to learn and grow.
Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!
I think Overland Park KinderCare is great, my kids are excelling so much at this school! My daughter enjoys going to school and my son is learning a lot as well. I think the teachers are well-trained and the staff is excellent, always warm and welcoming! I would recommend this school to anyone!
Rachel - KinderCare Parent
The Overland Park KinderCare staff provides such a caring and nurturing environment for my son and our family. They are always there with friendly, helping hands. I love how curriculum is followed with all of the projects that are combined with it.
Amanda B. - KinderCare Parent
I trust Overland Park KinderCare with our most precious treasure: our beautiful daughter. The staff has been wonderful! I am very thankful I found them years ago. As a parent, it is critical to make the best choices possible for our child. This was the best choice and I would highly recommend KinderCare to anyone looking for the right place they can count on.Thank you for all your help. I think you have done a fantastic job!
Casey and Crista W. - KinderCare Parent
I have to admit that when I changed daycare centers on the first of 2013 for my grandson, I saw the biggest change in his behavior--for the better. He has matured beyond words during these past months and has learned so much. He is actually teaching me new songs. The staff has been wonderful to work with and is in tune with each of the children. If there are ever any issues, they are discussed privately, which I respect. It's always fun when I drop off or pick up my grandson and the other children call me Grandma and give me hugs or pictures that they have drawn for me. My grandson has made so many friends at KinderCare and now wants to have play dates.Thank you, KinderCare, for all that you have provided for my grandson and me. You are the best!
Jo J. - KinderCare Parent
"Mommy, home" is what my son blurts out when we pull up in the KinderCare parking lot. I say, "Yeah, this is your second home!" Then out comes a very energetic, giggly "yes!" We have been going there since he was eight weeks old, and I have never once been worried about him a day that he's been there. We all know daycare is a pretty penny, but to know that your child is genuinely taken care of and loved by these teachers is priceless. Trusting your child in the hands of someone else is scary, especially when it's your first child. When we stepped in the building during our tour, we felt very comfortable and welcomed. All the teachers said hello and it was an instant "this is it." Our son loves going to school and has excelled so well. There are so many things he gets there that he would not get at other places. I'm amazed at how well he is doing. He talks about his friends and teachers on the weekends and can't wait to go back and see them. This will be the only daycare we ever go to. Some things you just can't put a price tag on. Thank you for being so amazing and for making it so easy to trust you with our child!
Becca O. - KinderCare Parent
Who Are KinderCare Families?
They hail from hundreds of cities across the country from countless backgrounds, and proudly represent every walk in life. What our families have in common, though, is the want to give their children the best start in life. We are so proud to be their partner in parenting.
Hear from just a few of our amazing KinderCare families.
A Globe-Trotting Family Finds A
Home in Houston
Four young children, four different passports, two languages, two full-time jobs…oh, and a few triathlons thrown in for good measure. Meet the globe-trotting Colettas—a family on the go.