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Shawnee KinderCare

Ms. Elsie Thurman, Center Director

6350 Long Ave. Shawnee KS 66216
(913) 631-6910 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Before School: N/A, After School Pick Up: Rhein Benninghoven, Ray Marsh

Welcome

Welcome to Shawnee KinderCare in Shawnee, Kansas! Thank you for visiting our web page to learn more about us. My teaching staff and I are excited you're considering us as a potential school for your children. We would love the opportunity to talk with you about our school and the programs and services we can offer your family. Our schedule and services are very flexible and are designed to meet each family’s specific educational needs. In addition, I would love to arrange a tour for you so that you can see firsthand the quality education your child will receive and the awesome experiences they will have in our classrooms. 

Ms. Elsie Thurman, 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.

Monthly Activities

July's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: What’s the Weather and Wonderful Water
This month we go all natural as infants and toddlers are introduced to the weather and children in Discovery Preschool experiment and have fun with water. Sensory adventures will continue for infants as they explore playing with colored water and experiment with how pinwheels and scarves move in the wind. Meanwhile, toddlers will use musical instruments to create the sound of rain and will connect their learning to the world as they role-play different weather scenarios, such as a warm summer day at the beach and a cold, snowy winter day. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about different bodies of water as well as how people use water in their everyday lives.

Children 4 to 5 years old: Spectacular Science and All About Books
In the first two weeks of this month, we take older children on a scientific journey of discovery to learn more about the natural world before turning the focus to the amazing world of books! Preschoolers will learn about states of matter, force, motion, and magnetism; children in Pre-K will learn about natural formations like rivers, mountains, and deserts; and kindergarteners will discover the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. When we turn to books, children will learn about the different parts of books, explore the roles of author and illustrator, and learn what makes a book fiction or nonfiction.

November's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Foods and Flavors
This month infants, toddlers, and the little ones in Discovery Preschool will be exploring foods and flavors! It’s never too early to expose children to healthy food—even babies who aren’t eating solids yet. All children will explore, read about, play with, and create around different foods, but each age group will have a different focus. Infants will practice sensory exploration and create their own pretend soup, toddlers will count and measure food items, and the children in Discovery Preschool will learn about the different food groups—including a pretend farmers market. 

Children 4–5 years old: Farms and Community
The older children will focus on learning first about farms, and then their community! Farms are filled with so many science- and social science-based learning opportunities for children. Children will learn all about barns and farming equipment, which animals are raised on a farm, and which crops are grown. They’ll also focus on their own communities and learn all about the different kinds of places that exist, the people who live there, and the jobs that those people do.

December's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Family, Friends, and Things that Go!
Infants and toddlers will be exploring family and friends, while three-year-olds will focus on things that go vroom! Social and emotional development is foundational to growth and development in babies, so this month, infants and toddlers will participate in activities that reinforce their connection to family while also exploring connections that exist outside their home, such as friends. Meanwhile, their older friends in Discovery Preschool will learn about and play around with things that move (like bicycles, cars, buses, trains, and airplanes), which are all very exciting for little ones as they continue to explore the world outside their homes. 

Children 4–5 years old: My Country + Tools and Machines
The four- and five-year-olds continue exploring the world around them by learning about the state and country they live in! They’ll sings songs, play games based on travel, and learn about flags, state foods, and more. Children will also be introduced to cardinal directions (east, west, north, and south) and gain an appreciation for travel and meeting new friends from different places. Children are naturally fascinated with machines and how things work and are put together. So to encourage that fascination, during the second half of this month children will learn about and play around with tools and machines. In addition to building literacy skills by using the names of machines and tools, children will develop math skills by graphing information, counting wheels, and more.

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.

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

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.

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.

Teachers & Staff

At Shawnee KinderCare, we believe education is important for the children we serve and the education level of the teaching staff reflects that belief. A majority of our staff have continued their education beyond high school, including five with a bachelor's degree or higher. With tuition assistance from KinderCare Education, some teachers have begun their college career while others are working on their master’s degrees. By making educational experiences memorable and modeling our passion for learning, we strive to instill that same love of learning in the children we teach.

  • Ms. Elsie Thurman

    Ms. Elsie Thurman, Center Director

    I believe every moment in life has a learning opportunity and I enjoy fostering those moments with little people.

    Ms. Elsie began work in early childhood while obtaining her bachelor of science in education from The University of Kansas. She has worked with all ages of children and loves the career path she has chosen. In addition to teaching, she has experience as an Assistant Director in Lawrence, KS.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Elsie has previously taught children and has worked as an Assistant Director.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

    Year Started:
    5/4/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Ms. Lauren Torres Estes

    Ms. Lauren Torres Estes, Assistant Director

    I teach because I think children have such a pure view of the world and that it should be fostered and cared for. Children have such great potential if adults will let them explore their environment and not hinder their sprit of adventure.

    Ms. Lauren has an associate's credential from Kansas City Community College and is currently pursuing an associate's degree in early childhood education. She comes to KinderCare after teaching prekindergarten for ten years.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    I Love You This Much! by Lynn Hodges

    Year Started:
    6/7/2013
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential; Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education (In Progress)
  • Ms. Robyn Probasco

    Ms. Robyn Probasco, Team Lead / Discovery Preschool Classroom

    "I believe wholeheartedly that teachers who love teaching teach children to love learning.

    Ms. Robyn is the Discovery Preschool Teacher and Team Lead here at Shawnee KinderCare. She has been working in early childhood for 24 fun-filled and very rewarding years. She is also a mother of three and grandmother to two. She enjoys each and every aspect of teaching and has realized throughout the many years that she has been teaching, that the children teach her just as much as she teaches them. Seeing the development and accomplishments of each and every child is one of the greatest rewards a teacher can have. She has been employed with KinderCare for almost two years now, and believes it is a wonderful place for children to begin and develop their education, both academically and emotionally. 

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Pete The Cat by Eric Litwin

    Year Started:
    9/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    24
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential; Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Deborah

    Ms. Deborah, Infant Classroom

    "Spread the love!

    Ms. Deborah has fourteen years experience working for KinderCare. A native of New Orleans, she is married and has one daughter and three grandchildren. Ms. Deborah moved to Kansas City and began working for KinderCare in July of 2000. After 8 years, she moved back to New Orleans and transferred to a KinderCare in Louisiana. In 2012, she returned to Kansas City and to our center.

    Previous Experience:
    Spring Ridge Academy
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Baa Baa Black Sheep

    Year Started:
    7/20/2000
    Tenure:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate credential
  • Ms. Edit

    Ms. Edit, Toddler Classroom

    I love to watch the children learn and grow. I love that every morning when I come to work they run to me saying my name. I love their smiling faces.

    Ms. Edit has worked for KinderCare for more than seven years in Kansas and Arizona. Prior to that, she taught school for more than ten years in Hungary, her country of origin. Ms. Edit's education includes a bachelor's degree in education and additional coursework equivalent to a master's degree.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Edit has previously taught high school in Hungary for over ten years.
    Year Started:
    7/1/2007
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9
    Education:
    Master's Degree in Math and Science
  • Mr. Daniel Gonshorek

    Mr. Daniel Gonshorek, Toddler Classroom

    Mr. Daniel has worked as an early childhood educator since September 2013 and holds a bachelor's degree in educational studies and studio art from Knox College in Galesburg, IL. From December 2014 to June 2016, he worked as a Discovery Preschool Teacher at Premier Lane KinderCare in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. In June 2016, he relocated to Lawrence, Kansas and now works as a Toddler Teacher at Shawnee KinderCare. Mr. Daniel enjoys how rewarding it is to help his students discover the world around them as well as to verbalize their needs, wants and emotions.

    Previous Experience:
    Lead Teacher at The Place For Kids; 3rd Grade Student Teacher at ROWVA school district #208, Curricular Development at Navajo Evangelical Lutheran Mission School August 2010; undergraduate research assistant in the Educational Studies dept. Knox College 2009-2011; attended and co-presented at WATG, IAGC, and NAGC professional conferences.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Draw Me A Star by Eric Carle, Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, and Hands Can by Cheryl Hudson

    Year Started:
    12/8/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies & Studio Art
  • Ms. Kaelynn Baltimore

    Ms. Kaelynn Baltimore, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Kaelynn is presently working toward obtaining her childhood development associate credential. In the spring of 2017, she will begin pursuing a degree in elementary education. Ms. Kaelynn is a mother of one daughter, and has been working in this field for nearly a year.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Philippe in Monet's Garden by Lisa Carmack

    Year Started:
    10/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential (In Progress); Bachelor's Degree (In Progress)
  • Ms. Nafisallah ("Fe")

    Ms. Nafisallah ("Fe"), Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Fe is a Preschool teacher who strives to bring understanding, love, patience and structure to her classroom. She believes these components are fundamental to the positive growth and development of each young child. 

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin

    Year Started:
    3/1/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    13
    Education:
    Child development associate
  • Ms. Samantha B.

    Ms. Samantha B., School Age Classroom

    Samantha is studying to be an elementary school counselor. She has an associate's degree in liberal arts and is currently pursuing an elementary education credential. 

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Green Eggs and Ham

    Year Started:
    11/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Associate's Degree
  • Ms. Laura

    Ms. Laura, Floater

    Ms. Laura was born in Portland, OR and moved to Kansas when she was 10. She has 11 years experience working in child care.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Where the Wild Things Are

    Year Started:
    10/1/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    11
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Cynthia

    Ms. Cynthia, Floater

    Cynthia enjoys working with children and seeing the excitement in their faces when they experience new things. She feels every child deserves the best education they can be given, and she enjoys helping them accomplish this goal.

    Previous Experience:
    Kansas City School for the Blind (1 year), Camp Cumcito (2 years)
    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Where the Wild Things Are

    Year Started:
    5/1/2017
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Ms. Hailey

    Ms. Hailey, Floater

    Ms. Hailey was born in Montana and raised as an Army Brat, but has lived in Kansas for most of her life.

    Previous Experience:
    internship in a kindergarten classroom
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Dear Mrs. Larue: Letters from Obedience School

    Year Started:
    5/1/2017
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    pursuing a bachelor's degree in elementary education with endorsements in special education and reading
  • Ms. Paulina

    Ms. Paulina, Floater

    Paulina loves working with young children. She is enrolled as a student at Johnson County Community College.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    No David by David Shannon

    Year Started:
    6/12/2017
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Ms. Jessica

    Ms. Jessica, Prekindergarten Classroom

    You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.

    Jessica was born in Arkansas and moved to Kansas in 1994. She has worked as an early childhood educator since 2003.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Day The Crayons Quit

    Year Started:
    9/1/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14
    Education:
    pursuing RN credential
  • Ms. Amanda

    Ms. Amanda, Infant Classroom

    "The children are the future leaders.

    Ms. Amanda has been with KinderCare for five years. She and her husband have two Chihuahua's who love to take walks and ride in the car. She holds an associate degree in Early Childhood Education. Amanda is a passionate and dedicated infant teacher and interacting with the babies brings her immeasurable joy each day. 

    Previous Experience:
    KinderCare Discovery Preschool and Infant Teacher at Lansing and Martindale locations, Kidzone at Powerplay
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Everything by Eric Carle (but especially Brown Bear, Brown Bear and The Very Hungry Caterpillar)! 

    Year Started:
    4/18/2012
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5+
    Education:
    Associate in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Sydney

    Ms. Sydney, Toddler Classroom

    Sydney has been working with children for eight years. She started with a small in-home daycare and has been a babysitter for many children before making her way to KinderCare. Sydney is currently pursuing a degree in Elementary Education at Johnson County Community College, and will earn her degree through Emporia State University. As a toddler teacher, she loves watching her students grow and develop everyday.

    Previous Experience:
    in-home childcare
    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Three Little Pigs & Billy Goat's Gruff

    Year Started:
    3/1/2017
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    pursuing a degree in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Jes

    Ms. Jes, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Jes grew up in Raymore, Missouri with a heavy involvement in childcare; mentoring younger scouts in Girl Scouts and volunteering a ta local mother's day out program. She has worked in childcare since she was nineteen. When she's not at KinderCare, she's reading science fiction books and watching The Lord of the Rings. 

    Favorite Children's Book:

    The BFG by Roald Dahl

    Year Started:
    5/1/2017
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 years
    Education:
    partial child development associate coursework
  • Ms. De'Ausha

    Ms. De'Ausha, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. De'Ausha works as an assistant teacher in our prekindergarten classroom. Born in 1994 within a family of four, she is a part of the twenty-third set of twins in her family. When she is not fostering the creativity and imaginations of her students, she is an aspiring singer/songwriter.  

    Favorite Children's Book:

    TSPY, Magic Tree House Book, Babysitters club, Mary-Kate & Ashley Olson Detective Books, Goosebumps, Judy Blume Books & Eloise.

    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Ms. Lesley

    Ms. Lesley, Infant Classroom

    "The way we talk to children becomes their inner voice. Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be Kind. Always.

    Although Ms. Lesley's long-term goal is to work in the medical field, she loves working with children! She plans to continue to work with babies until she finishes her education. Se and her boyfriend have two pugs that they spoil daily. Lesley also enjoys reading, fishing and spending time with her family.

    Previous Experience:
    in-home daycare, nanny, two's teacher and infant teacher at KinderCare
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

    Year Started:
    1/1/2017
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 years
    Education:
    pursuing Bachelor of Science in Nursing & CNA license
  • Ms. Ashlyn, Floater

    "Don't look back, you're not going that way!

    Ashlyn is an enthusiastic and charismatic teacher at Shawnee KinderCare. She thoroughly enjoys working with children and watching them learn and grow everyday. Her favorite part about being a teacher is the trusting relationships she builds with the children and their families.

    Previous Experience:
    Assistant toddler teacher for one year, Lead infant teacher for one year.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Giving Tree

    Year Started:
    6/10/2017
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
    Education:
    Some college

Upcoming Center Activities

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July's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: What’s the Weather and Wonderful Water
This month we go all natural as infants and toddlers are introduced to the weather and children in Discovery Preschool experiment and have fun with water. Sensory adventures will continue for infants as they explore playing with colored water and experiment with how pinwheels and scarves move in the wind. Meanwhile, toddlers will use musical instruments to create the sound of rain and will connect their learning to the world as they role-play different weather scenarios, such as a warm summer day at the beach and a cold, snowy winter day. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about different bodies of water as well as how people use water in their everyday lives.

Children 4 to 5 years old: Spectacular Science and All About Books
In the first two weeks of this month, we take older children on a scientific journey of discovery to learn more about the natural world before turning the focus to the amazing world of books! Preschoolers will learn about states of matter, force, motion, and magnetism; children in Pre-K will learn about natural formations like rivers, mountains, and deserts; and kindergarteners will discover the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. When we turn to books, children will learn about the different parts of books, explore the roles of author and illustrator, and learn what makes a book fiction or nonfiction.

Tuesday July 04, 2017
Center Closed for 4th of July

Monday July 17, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Tuesday July 18, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Wednesday July 19, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Thursday July 20, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Friday July 21, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

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.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • German
  • Spanish
  • Hungarian

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

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, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

At Shawnee KinderCare, children's safety is of utmost importance to us. We believe children should be free to learn and grow in a safe and nurturing environment. From the moment you approach our door to the end of the day, we work to ensure the safety of your children while in our care. Our exterior security features include secure entry, which requires the use of a key pad code. Our play area is fenced in, with a separate fenced area for younger children. Our entry features covered, lighted parking directly in front of the entrance.  All staff members hold certification in CPR, First Aid, Signs and Symptoms of Childhood Illness, Safe Sleep, and Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention, and are subject to state and federal background checks prior to start of employment. The center undergoes yearly licensing and compliance visits from local fire department officials and KDHE.

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.

To my teachers: Thank you for taking such good care of me! You have watched me since I started coming to KinderCare as a newborn. You have fed me, changed me, rocked me, and most of all loved me! You are so caring and compassionate, and educate my mom when she has questions. I love my mommy the most, but am so thankful that I have you too!

- Self

Thank you so much for being such a great teacher and role model for my daughter. We will really miss you and I know she will never have another teacher in her future who cares so much about her. You're awesome, thanks for everything.

- Mother
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