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St. Joseph KinderCare

Ms. Amie Fisher, Center Director

3107 Cook Rd. St. Joseph MO 64506
(816) 364-5685 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Years
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
John Glenn, Oak Grove, Pershing, Eugene Field

Welcome

Welcome to the St. Joseph KinderCare Learning Center. We are very excited to meet with you and your family. We believe in developing the whole child, so we place an emphasis on assisting children's social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Here at KinderCare, we believe it takes a village to raise a child, and our parents consider us to be an extension of their families. In addition to a safe, secure, and stimulating environment for your child to grow up in, you will have support from a team of child development experts who have a true passion for educating and nurturing children.

Ms. Amie Fisher, 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

May's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Colors and Shapes

Spring fills nature with vibrant colors and interesting shapes, making this the perfect month for the infants, toddlers, and children in Discovery Preschool to explore these concepts. Infants will have a blast as they smash paint in plastic bags and explore blocks with different shapes, while toddlers will practice identifying and sorting different shapes and colors before making their own color-and-shape books! Meanwhile, the children in Discovery Preschool will create rainbow artwork and continue to practice sorting, counting, and matching shapes and colors.

Children 4–5 years old: Insects and Spiders + Water

Some children might find insects and spiders a bit frightening, but this month they’ll discover how cool these tiny critters really are. Children will find out how insects create food for plants, how bees makes honey, why spiders spin webs, and more. After that, children will dive into the world of water! Preschoolers will learn about how water can take three forms (solid, liquid, and gas), children in Pre-K will learn about the importance of keeping water clean and explore the different ways people use water, and our kindergarteners will learn about different water sources and why water conservation is so important. 

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.

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

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.

  • Ms. Amie Fisher

    Ms. Amie Fisher, Center Director

    Ms. Amie has been the Center Director since 2011 at this center. She was the Center Director of another KinderCare for two years prior to that. She is dedicated to making her center a wonderful place for children as well as a wonderful place to work. She has a very close relationship with her staff and her families. She is currently working on getting her degree in elementary education.

    Previous Experience:
    Before being the Center Director, Ms. Amie was a nanny, two-year-old teacher, three-year-old teacher, and Assistant Director of KinderCare.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Oh, The Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss

    Year Started:
    1/28/2008
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential; Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education (In Progress)
  • Ms. Jo Davis

    Ms. Jo Davis, Assistant Director

    Ms. Jo has had many roles at the St. Joseph KinderCare. She was a teacher, a phonics teacher, a cook, and now the Assistant Director. She has worked at this center for many years and has formed an incredible bond with many of the families at the center. She has achieved her child development associate credential.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jo has been working for KinderCare for over 25 years.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

    Year Started:
    8/1/1988
    Tenure:
    28 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential (In Progress)
  • Ms. Lauren

    Ms. Lauren, Infant Classroom

    I love seeing children progress over time and watching them feel proud of their success.

    Ms. Lauren is our Infant Teacher. She has been with the company since 2012 and has been a wonderful addition to our KinderCare family. She is a very loving and caring person. Ms. Lauren has achieved her child development associate credential.

    Year Started:
    2/1/2012
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential (In Progress)
  • Ms. Sue

    Ms. Sue, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Sue is our Toddler Teacher. She has a wonderful personality and is dedicated to making each child smile each day. She gets down and plays with each child and makes them at ease when they are upset. She has many years of experience in this field!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Sue was a Toddler Teacher in a child care facility for many years prior to coming to our company.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Any book by Dr. Suess
    Year Started:
    7/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25
  • Ms. April

    Ms. April, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. April has been part of our KinderCare team for ten years. She has held many roles throughout the years and has recently became our newest Toddler Teacher. She gets down on the children's level and guides them through as they learn and grow. She maintains strong relationships with children and their families all around the center. Ms. April has achieved her child development associate's credential.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2006
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17
  • Ms. Karen

    Ms. Karen, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Karen is our Toddler Teacher. She is very dedicated to making each and every child and family feel welcome in her classroom. She has had over 20 year of experience in the child care field. She is very passionate about the children that she cares for.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Karen previously worked as an Infant Teacher in another facility for 22 years.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr. and Eric Carle

    Year Started:
    8/8/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25
  • Ms. Ashley

    Ms. Ashley, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Ashley has been a teacher at KinderCare since August of 2012. She brought her own children to our center prior to being a teacher. She loved what they were learning so much that she decided that she wanted to be a part of such an amazing team. She strives to make a difference in a child each day in her classroom. Ms. Ashley has achieved her child development associate credential.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Oh, The Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss

    Year Started:
    8/17/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
  • Ms. Jessecca

    Ms. Jessecca, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Jessecca is our Infant Teacher. She has been working in this field for five years and was with our company for a year prior to coming back in October of 2012. She is a very hard worker and very dedicated to giving her preschoolers a quality learning experience. She has achieved her child development associate credential. 

    Favorite Children's Book:

    If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Numeroff

    Year Started:
    10/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential (In Progress)
  • Ms. Samantha

    Ms. Samantha, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Sam has been with KinderCare for nine years and continues to be an inspiration to the children around her. She is always creating amazing enhancements and projects for the children to showcase their own creativity and development. Ms. Sam has achieved her child development associate credential.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2007
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9
  • Ms. Cheryl

    Ms. Cheryl, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Cheryl has been in early childhood education for 30 years and makes a wonderful addition to our team. She has a close bond with the children she cares for as well as their families. Ms. Cheryl has strong ties to our community, providing the children with enhanced learning experiences.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2010
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30
  • Ms. Roxy

    Ms. Roxy, School Age Classroom

    Ms. Roxy joined our KinderCare team in 2012. She enjoys having a direct impact on a child’s life. She has worked in child care for six years and has achieved her child development associate credential.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

    Year Started:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5

Upcoming Center Activities

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May's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Colors and Shapes

Spring fills nature with vibrant colors and interesting shapes, making this the perfect month for the infants, toddlers, and children in Discovery Preschool to explore these concepts. Infants will have a blast as they smash paint in plastic bags and explore blocks with different shapes, while toddlers will practice identifying and sorting different shapes and colors before making their own color-and-shape books! Meanwhile, the children in Discovery Preschool will create rainbow artwork and continue to practice sorting, counting, and matching shapes and colors.

Children 4–5 years old: Insects and Spiders + Water

Some children might find insects and spiders a bit frightening, but this month they’ll discover how cool these tiny critters really are. Children will find out how insects create food for plants, how bees makes honey, why spiders spin webs, and more. After that, children will dive into the world of water! Preschoolers will learn about how water can take three forms (solid, liquid, and gas), children in Pre-K will learn about the importance of keeping water clean and explore the different ways people use water, and our kindergarteners will learn about different water sources and why water conservation is so important. 

Monday May 29, 2017
Center Closed for Memorial Day

About Our Center

Here at the St. Joseph KinderCare, we strive to make you and your child feel welcomed into our family from the day that you tour our center. We are much more than the average child care center. As an all-day preschool, we provide a safe, healthy, and inviting environment for your child to learn and play in.

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

Our top priority at KinderCare is to provide a safe and healthy environment for our children, families, and staff. We do this through rigorous training and constant assessment and evaluation of proper policies and procedures. Your child’s security begins at the front door, literally. All guests and those authorized for pick-up are checked for identification and escorted through the building. Of course, our teachers have all cleared local, state, and federal background checks, including fingerprinting. We are trained in infant and child CPR and First Aid. We do routine fire, storm, and lock-down drills to prepare for the unexpected. Throughout the day, your child will be supervised at all times. Teachers have all been trained in supervision, discipline and guidance, and developmentally appropriate practices to ensure they understand the risks associated with the children in their care. If your child has food allergies or specific medical conditions, we will work with you to ensure your child’s well-being while in our care. We also take the responsibility of your child’s emotional security very seriously. We want every child to feel safe, loved, and respected while at KinderCare.

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.

"My children are so happy with the St. Joseph KinderCare. I have three daughters who attend the center. All of them love going each day! Our oldest daughter, who is now in third grade, participated in the Phonics program and she is reading at a sixth grade level. The center is amazing and we love it! The staff is part of our family!"

- Father

"The teachers are caring and always greet us as we come through the door. He is always ready to go to daycare and he has learned so much from St. Joseph KinderCare! "

- Mother

"I love knowing each day that I am making the best future for my child by choosing to take her to KinderCare. It is so much more than a daycare--it is an opportunity for my child to learn and grow at her own pace. I look at how much she's learned and really trust that my child is receiving the best possible care."

- Mother
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