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St. Joseph KinderCare

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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Special Instructions:
at Cook and Belt Highway Across from North Belt Wal-Mart

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Pershing, Oak Grove, Mark Twain, Coleman, Eugene Field

KinderCare is now enrolling in our preschool program.  Stop by today and get your daily dose of wonder.

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Welcome

Welcome to KinderCare Learning Center. We are very excited to meet with you and your family. We believe in developing the whole child with an emphasis on assisting your child’s growth in the areas of 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.

Amie Fisher, 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.

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.

  • Amie Fisher

    Amie Fisher, Center Director

    You're off to great places, today is your day.  Your mountain is waiting so get on your way." ~Dr. Seuss

    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, 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 ~Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    1/28/2008
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential, pursuing Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education
  • Jo Davis

    Jo Davis, Assistant Director

    So often you find that the students you're trying to inspire are the ones that end up inspiring you." ~Sean Jenkins

    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 is currently enrolled in  the Child Development Associate's program.

    Previous Experience:
    Jo has been working for KinderCare for over 25 years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    I'll Love You Forever" ~Robert Munsch
    Year Started:
    8/1/1988
    Tenure:
    27 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 years
    Education:
    Pursuing Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Echo

    Ms. Echo, Discovery Preschool Teacher

    Teachers who love teaching teach children to love learning.

    Ms. Echo rejoined our KinderCare family in April of 2014.  Echo had worked for our center as an infant teacher for four year prior to leaving for Nursing school.  After she completed school she decided that she still had a passion for teaching and came back to our center.  We are so happy that she made that decision as she is a wonderful teacher and loves all of the children in her class.  We are so glad to have her back on our team!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Velveteen Rabbit ~Margery Williams
    Year Started:
    4/9/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
  • Ms. Lauren W.

    Ms. Lauren W., Infant Classroom

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

    Ms. Lauren is our Infant teacher. She has been with the company for since 2012 and has been a wonderful additon to our KinderCare family. She is a very loving and caring person. Ms. Lauren is enrolled in the Child Development Associate's program.

    Year Started:
    2/1/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Pursuing Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Ashley

    Ms. Ashley, Preschool Teacher

    No, I am not a superhero, I am something even better.....I am a TEACHER!" ~Unknown

    Ms. Ashley had 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.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Oh The Places You'll Go ~Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    8/17/2012
    Tenure:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Jessecca

    Ms. Jessecca, Three Year Old Teacher

    A teacher affects eternity; She can never tell where her influence stops." ~Henry Adams

    Ms. Jessecca is our infant teacher. She has been working in this field for four 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 preschool class a quality learning experience.  She is currently enrolled in the Child Development Associate's program.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    If You Give a Moose a Muffin ~ Laura Numeroff
    Year Started:
    10/1/2012
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 years
    Education:
    Pursuing Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Karen

    Ms. Karen, Toddler Classroom

    I touch the future, I teach." ~Christina Mcauliffe

    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 childcare 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 ~Bill Martin Jr./Eric Carle
    Year Started:
    8/8/2011
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 years
  • Ms. Sue

    Ms. Sue, Toddler Classroom

    The best teachers teach from the heart not the book." ~Unknown

    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 childcare 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:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 years
  • Ms. Roxy

    Ms. Roxy, Preschool Teacher

    Teaching is the one porfession that creates all other porfessions." ~Unknown

    Ms. Roxy joined our KinderCare team in 2012. She enjoys being a direct impact on a child’s life. She has worked in child care for five years and is beginning the Child Development Associate's program in March. She has a son in our four-year-old preschool class. Ms. Roxy is on a roller derby team and enjoys doing that in her spare time.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    I'll Love You Forever ~Robert Munsch
    Year Started:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years

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About Our Center

Here at the Saint Joseph KinderCare we are a family and we strive to make you and child feel welcomed into our family from the day that you tour our center.  We are much more then an average childcare center.  We are an all day preschool!

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 alternative pick up people 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. No child is ever left unattended, even for a minute. 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 that 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

I love knowing each day that I am making the best future for my child by choosing to take them 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

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 KinderCare!

- Mother
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