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76th Street KinderCare

Ms. Jennifer Ford, Center Director

12922 E. 76th St. N Owasso OK 74055
(918) 274-7473 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
"Off Hwy 169 at 129th Ave. and 76th St. N."

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Ator Elementary, Bailey Elementary, Barnes, Hodson Elementary, Mills Elementary, Smith Elementary, Northeast Elementary and Stone Canyon

KinderCare Learning Center located on 76th St. in Owasso is now accepting enrollments for the summer and fall. Please contact us today to schedule your tour!

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Welcome to Owasso KinderCare!

Ms. Jennifer Ford, Center Director

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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.

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

Cooking

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.

Math

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.

Music

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. Monday October 10, 2016
    1. Professional Development Day - Center Closed

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      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. Thursday November 24, 2016
    1. Thanksgiving Break - Center Closed

      Our center is closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after.

Teachers & Staff

Our teachers and staff are passionate about educating and nurturing children, and the majority of our teachers have extensive experience within the childcare industry. We also have many teachers who already have, or are working towards their Childhood Development Associate Credentials, Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in the education field. As a corporate team, everyone strives for excellence through continuing education. For instance, we attend bi-annual professional development trainings, college courses and seminars to ensure we are evolving and expanding our teaching knowledge. In addition, teachers are trained and have up-to-date certifications in both CPR and First Aid. At the end of the day, the key to our success is the passion for teaching and love of learning that we all share.

  • Ms. Jennifer Ford

    Ms. Jennifer Ford, Center Director

    Happiness is not a goal....it's a by-product of a well lived life." -Eleanor Roosevelt.

    My name is Jennifer Ford, I have a wonderful husband and 4 amazing children ranging in age from 11 years old to 5 months old. I began working in Early Childhood Education after having my first child.  As a child, I always knew I wanted to have a job to where I could make a difference in the lives of children. I love working with children and seeing the light in their eyes when they discover how to do something new. There is no better medicine in the world then the laughter of a child and seeing them grasp on to a new idea. 

    Previous Experience:
    My child care career began in November 2004. I started out as a infant room teacher and worked up to teach 2 & 3 years old. I really enjoyed seeing the children as they learned new tasks. Knowing that I had found an age group in which I truly enjoyed working with was amazing. I love knowing that I have an impact on the lives of children everyday. In November 2008, I became the Assistant Director and continued part-time in the two year old classroom. In 2009, our center director had moved on to another facility and I was asked to take over the position as the Center Director. I really enjoyed building the relationships with the families and growing the center. When I joined the KinderCare family in December 2014 as a Center Director in Training. I took over my position as a Center Director in April 2015.I enjoy knowing that my center is providing a positive learning environment for the children on our care. My favorite part of my job aside from the daily hugs is building strong relationships with families.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Green Eggs and Ham" - Dr. Seuss.
    Year Started:
    12/4/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    12
    Education:
    AAS in Education, Certificate of Mastery, Child Development Associate Credential, Gold Director's Credential
  • Shirlie Smith

    Shirlie Smith, Assistant Director

    Children always accept us as we are.

    She grew up in a family of ten children. Her mothers world revolved around her children. When she was one year old her father was killed in a mining accident so her mom was left with no way to support her family. Her mother started college at the age of 50 and obtained her teaching degree so she would have a job with the same hours as her children. Her mom taught her the importance of a strong work ethic. Shirlie also started her college education late in life but it has been worth it. She has two grown children and five grandchildren. She cannot imagine doing anything else. Children are her life.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Shirlie started her career with Levi-Strauss sewing factory and then when she had two children she found it difficult to find quality childcare for her children and also her friends were having the same problem. She decided to quit her job and open an in-home childcare center. When both of my children were in school full time she accepted a job as a preschool assistant teacher in the public school system. When she moved from there she started working in childcare centers, first as a teacher and then asstistant director.
    Year Started:
    6/1/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30 years
    Education:
    Director's Credential and Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Terri

    Ms. Terri, Heath & Safety Coordinator

    Integrity- doing what's right even when no one is looking.

    Ms. Terri has been married for 32 years. She has 2 daughters ages 32 and 26, and two grand children ages 13 and 7. She has worked in childcare for 7 years. She is going back to school for her assoicates in Early Childhood Education. 

    Year Started:
    2/2/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Janette

    Ms. Janette, Infant B Classroom

    Live, Laugh, Love.

    Ms. Janette has been married to her huband for 26 years. They have obe child and are expecting their first grandchild in December. She has been working with children since she was old enough to start babysitting. Her love for children and working with them is very strong. She is so glad to be able to help your children learn new things.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Janette worked at a University childcare center in Springfield, Missouri.
    Year Started:
    2/2/1998
    Tenure:
    18 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    22 Years
    Education:
    Preschool Child Development
  • Ms. Kimberly

    Ms. Kimberly, Infant A

    Kindness is a landguage that the deaf can hear and the blind can see." -Mark Twain.

    Ms. Kimberly has lived in Oklahoma my entire life. She has been married for 17 years and has a 12 year old son. She love animals, reading, writing, drawing, and working with children, their smiles really do light up her life. 

    Previous Experience:
    Mrs. Kimberly has previous experience babysitting. She is also an aunt and a mother.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Little Women"
    Year Started:
    1/13/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 years
  • Ms. Morgan

    Ms. Morgan, Toddler B Classroom

    Ms. Morgan has been at KinderCare for over a year now. She graduated from Owasso high school where she took child education and parenting classes. Ms. Morgan has always wanted to work with children. She enjoys watching children learn and watching their personalities blossom. Ms. Morgan is married and has a 2 year old son. 

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Morgan has previous experience babysitting.
    Year Started:
    3/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
    Education:
    Pursuing her Child Development Associate Credential.
  • Ms. Erica

    Ms. Erica, Two B Classroom

    Ms. Erica is from a large family, she has five sisters and two brothers. Ms. Erica has been married for fifteen years and has two children.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Erica started babysitting for family and friends at the age of twelve.
    Year Started:
    3/16/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Miss Rachel, Preschool

    “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” -Abraham Lincoln

    Ms. Rachel is 19 years old. She takes martial arts classes with her boyfriend when she is not working. She loves to do fun things. She wants to have children when she is older. 

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Rachel worked in her churches nursery for many years. She worked with children of every age group at another facility before joining the KinderCare family.
    Year Started:
    4/28/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    9
  • Ms. Lucy

    Ms. Lucy, Preschool

    Mrs. Lucy is a mommy to 3 children. She spends all of her free time with them. She loves teaching the children in her care. She loves learning new things all of the time. 

    Previous Experience:
    Mrs. Lucy began working in childcare at another facility and she is also a mother of 3.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Pete the Cat."
    Year Started:
    6/17/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Acquiring a Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Cara

    Ms. Cara, Pre-K

    You're off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So....get on your way." -Dr. Seuss

    I married my high school sweetheart in 2002. We have 4 amazing children! I have been teaching since 2003 and fell in love with it switching my major from nursing to education. I will forever be a student because I love leaning just as much as I love teaching.

    Previous Experience:
    She previously worked for 5 years as a preschool teacher and 6 years as the elementary children's ministry leader at Asbury UMC.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    All Dr. Seuss books or Nicholas Sparks books.
    Year Started:
    8/24/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    12
    Education:
    Working towards a AAS degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Heather, Pre-K

    Year Started:
    5/24/2016
  • Ms. Nicole

    Ms. Nicole, School-Age

  • Kayla

    Kayla, Floater

    Year Started:
    4/7/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1

September 2016 Events

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  1. Tuesday September 13, 2016
    1. “All About Me” Community Social

      Your whole family is welcome to join us September 13th for our community social.  Summer is winding down, Fall is approaching and that means it’s Back to School season!  Now is the perfect time to get a glimpse of the KinderCare curriculum and experience in our centers.  Our director and teachers can’t wait to point out their favorite aspects of the classrooms.  This is also a great chance to spend time with current families who stay and have fun at the social!  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 Years Day
  • Teacher Professional Development Day-Spring
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Teacher Professional Development Day-Fall
  • Thanksgiving Break (2 days)
  • Christmas Day

Health and Safety

All teachers and staff are certified and trained in both CPR and First Aid. Each teacher is also required to complete 20 hours of professional development each year in conjunction to those who are already working on or have a degree in education. To enter the building, one must have a code that is only given to families and staff. This code is changed periodically throughout the year.

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.

 
I just want to let you know how pleased we are with your learning center. We have tried three other centers in Owasso and one in Tulsa., Kinder Care by far out shines them all. We have four year old twin boys with some special needs and they have blossomed under your care. The whole staff always goes above and beyond to make sure everything runs smoothly. The teachers are the best! From making little personal books for their birthday to patting them to sleep at nap time. I really appreciate all they do.

- Parents

"I love this center!  My son is special needs and needed the extra loving care.  It takes a loving and patient person to understand.   I pulled him out of another center.  No one had the patience to work with him.  No one wanted to provide the extra resources and make it more about the kids than the money.  We celebrated his one year anniversary at KinderCare this August!  The teachers and directors here have touched our lives in a way I cannot describe.  They gave us hope!  I have worked in childcare myself for six years and recently changed career paths.  This is the only center that I have shown up at all times of the day, completely unannounced, and never once heard someone talking negatively to a child or putting them down.  They really do love the kids.  They have always worked with me and have been a blessing to my younger child who also attends there.  I just can't even describe how thankful we are for them.  They stood by my son when no one else would and I have never had a discussion with them concerning his behaviors where I didn't hear the words, "...but we just love him."  Thank you KinderCare!
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