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31st Street KinderCare

Dora Broccard, Center Director

11633 E. 31st St. South Tulsa OK 74146
(918) 663-1937 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
East of 31st & Garnett North side of road next to Jiffy Lube and Fire Dep

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Columbus Elementary, Disney Elementary, Roy Clark Elementary, Peary Elementary

KinderCare Learning Center located at 31st and Garnett in Tulsa is now accepting enrollments for the spring semester. Please contact us today to schedule your tour!

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Welcome

Welcome to KinderCare Learning Center at 31st and Garnett. 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 with their 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 (their village). Your child will not only have a safe, secure, and stimulating environment to learn in, but will have support from a team of child development experts who have a true passion for educating and nurturing children.

Dora Broccard, 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.

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Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. January's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Light and Dark, plus the Sky and Weather

      Through shadow play, experiments with flashlights, observing the Sun and more, infants and toddlers will enjoy learning about light and dark this month. Infants continue sensory development by looking at contrasting patterns and at objects that are clearly defined by sharp edges and bright colors, while toddlers will build on their understanding of the light and dark concepts with play around daytime and nighttime. The older Discovery Preschool children will turn their attention to the sky as they learn about weather, the Moon, the Sun, and stars.

      Children 4–5 years old: Transportation, Healthy Bodies, and Winter

      For children in the Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms, January is filled with variety! They’ll begin by learning about transportation and studying how things get from “here” to “there.” A few weeks later, the focus will shift to health and bodies, with an emphasis placed on how to make good choices for a growing body. Towards the end of the month, children will be introduced to the transformative nature of the winter season and learn how to dress and take care of themselves when it’s cold outside. 

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

Teachers & Staff

The teachers and staff at KinderCare are passionate about educating and nurturing children. The majority of our teachers have their Child Development Associate's credential, Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education, or are working towards their Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education. Our KinderCare team strives for excellence through continuing education from biannual company professional development trainings to attending additional training courses or seminars in the education field. At the end of the day, the true key to our teacher's success is their passion for teaching and their love of learning.

  • Dora Broccard, Center Director

    Previous Experience:
    I started in Childcare when I was 16 years old. In my Junior year of high school I took a Child Development Class through the Tulsa Technology Center which encouraged me to seek a job at Children's World Learning Center here at 31st and Garnett. I started out as an assistant teacher in the Prekindergarten and Discovery Preschool classrooms. When I graduated I became a lead teacher of the PreK class. In 1992 I moved to the School Age Class as the lead. In 2001 I became Lead of the Two's and also Educational Coordinator. In 2002 I was given the Leads of the Preschool program and to continue as Educational Coordinator. In 2005 my family and I moved to Farmington Mo. and I became a Director at small center then became Manager over all four centers. October 19, 2015 I started back with KinderCare as Director in Training and on November 16, 2015 I got my own Center here where I started my Child Care Life.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    I Love You Forever
    Year Started:
    11/16/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    28 years
    Education:
    Oklahoma Director Credentials
  • Brooke Smith

    Brooke Smith, Assistant Director

    Our children don't need us to be superheroes. They don't need us to be perfect. They do need us to be present. They need us to show up and give it our best shot, no matter what else is going on in our lives." - President Barack Obama, Father's Day speech 2010

    Previous Experience:
    Brooke graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2008 with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. She did her student teaching for a semester in a 3rd grade classroom, then worked as a lead 3-year-old teacher before becoming Assistant Director at KinderCare.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    10/19/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
    Education:
    CDA, Bachelor's in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Rocio

    Ms. Rocio, Preschool Classroom

    Year Started:
    11/10/2016
  • Ms. Tyhita

    Ms. Tyhita, Infant Classroom

    Year Started:
    9/19/2016
  • Ms. Megan

    Ms. Megan, Discovery Preschool B

    I love my job because I get to see these kids grow and learn every single day.

    Ms. Megan has been with KinderCare since June of 2016. She graduated from high school in 2015 and is currently attending college classes to receive her degree in early childhood education. She strives to be attentive to all of the individual children in her classroom and to meet all of their physical and educational needs.

    Year Started:
    6/13/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Ms. Erin

    Ms. Erin, Infant Classroom

    "All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and somebody who believes in them.

    Ms. Erin has worked in the Early Childhood industry for 11 years, and absolutely loves teaching her babies and watching them grow and learn.

    Year Started:
    12/14/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Dakota

    Ms. Dakota, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Dakota has worked in Early Childhood for three years, and really enjoys working with infants.

    Year Started:
    12/21/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    CPR First Aid
  • Ms. Felicia, Health and Safety Coordinator

    I love watching the children's excitement when they are learning about new things.

    Ms. Felicia has been here at KinderCare since June of 2016. She has taken several Infant and Toddler training courses each year to make herself the best early childhood educator she can possibly be! She enjoys reading aloud to her children, and doing art projects with them. She loves decorating her classroom to fit with each new theme, and especially enjoys giving each child one-on-one time and attention.

    Year Started:
    6/13/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Montiese

    Ms. Montiese, Toddler Classroom

    The most important thing is to enjoy your life. To be happy is all that matters.

    Montiese has been working with children for 16 years. She joined KinderCare on May 11, 2012. She has experience with all ages, but really enjoys working with toddlers most of all. Montiese is a very driven person and wants the best experiences for the children in her care. She is very devoted and dedicated to the children she works with, as well as the families and staff she comes in contact with on a daily basis.

    Previous Experience:
    Montiese started in childcare babysitting for friends of the family when she was 16. When she was 18 she began her career in childcare at Day Schools before joining our team.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Clifford The Big Red Dog
    Year Started:
    5/11/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 Years
  • Ms. Lydia

    Ms. Lydia, Discovery Preschool

    You may not always end up where you thought you were going, but you'll always end up where you are meant to be.

    Lydia started working for KinderCare in the Spring of 2011. She has worked with every age and enjoys all of them. Lydia really enjoys spending time with her five nieces and eight nephews. In her spare time, she volunteers at her church and loves to travel. In 2012, Lydia was awarded Teacher of the Year for her devotion to the children in her care every day. Lydia is a very compassionate and loving teacher and loves making a difference in each childs life.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar and I Love You Forever
    Year Started:
    3/9/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
    Education:
    Associate of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Tara, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Year Started:
    3/21/2016
  • Miss Amber

    Miss Amber, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Silly Tilly
    Year Started:
    12/28/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Tremica, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Year Started:
    4/4/2016
  • Ms. Shawndale

    Ms. Shawndale, School Age Classroom and Learning Adventures

    Teaching inspires me. When the children have mastered what I taught them, it makes me smile and that is why I will never stop teaching.

    Shawndale is the School Age teacher at KinderCare, and also runs our Learning Adventures program. She has been with KinderCare since May 2006. Before KinderCare, Shawndale worked for Tulsa Public Schools as a teacher's assistant. Shawndale loves when children she has taught in the past come to visit and parents thank her for all she has done for their children.

    Year Started:
    5/2/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    24 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Ashley

    Ms. Ashley, School-Age Classroom

    Year Started:
    4/14/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Ginger, Floater

    Year Started:
    6/13/2016
  • Ms. Robin

    Ms. Robin, Cook

    When you know better, you do better.

    Robin grew up in East Tulsa and graduated from Owasso in 1993.  She started working in childcare soon after graduating high school.  Robin loves working with children.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    There Is A Monster at the End of This Book
    Year Started:
    6/19/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20
    Education:
    CDA

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. 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.

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

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

  • Spanish

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

Our facility is equipped with keypad entry. Upon enrollment you will be given a door code that expires every six months, at which time you will be given the new code. We make sure that all of our staff is certified in CPR and First Aid.

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 daughter has been attending KinderCare for a year now. Since day one the staff has been very supportive of me and my daughter as this is her first experience in child care. My daughter Tori absolutely loves "school". She wakes up every day (even on the weekends) and wants to go and see her friends. I have three other children that have attended KinderCare's in the past but KinderCare at 31<sup>st</sup> and Garnett is by far the best. The management team is so friendly, there is not a day in the year we have been there that they do not make my family feel welcome. They greet us every morning with smiles and when I pick Tori up they make sure to give her an after school snack and let her know they can't wait to see her the next day. I could go on for days about the center and staff, because they are so wonderful!

- Mother

My children have attended KinderCare since January of this year.
The staff at the 31st street location are phenomenal. They are always bright, happy, and cheerful to see the boys. Everyone has always got a smile on their faces.
The staff keeps me up to date on the happenings, and gives me the opportunity to know the curriculum my preschooler will have through the entire month. The food is balanced nutrition-wise, and they follow the menu they say they will.
Upon enrollment, my children and I got a complete tour and meet and greet with the staff. Dora and Brooke up front have a passion for early childhood development, and it shows! They take care of my kids while I'm away like it was their own children.
I'm very impressed and will definitely stay. 

- Father

I wanted to let people know what a wonderful staff KinderCare has at the 31<sup>st</sup> and Garnett location. My granddaughter has been going there for a little over a year. The staff is always smiling and greeting all the families when they arrive at the center. They are also very helpful with my granddaughter when she has those difficult mornings. They are more than happy to take her and comfort her when she needs a little extra TLC. I only wish that all child care facilities could be as great as this one.

- Grandmother
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