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Rockhill KinderCare

Tara Beadles, Center Director

7915 E Rockhill St. Wichita KS 67206
(316) 682-3210 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
Across from Bradley Fair shopping area. West of Rock Road

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Gammon, Jackson

Rockhill KinderCare is located in a very convenient location, right across the street from Bradley Fair. We are currently enrolling in our Infant, Toddler, Discovery Preschool, Preschool and School Age classrooms.

Welcome

KinderCare on Rockhill is a family centered childcare facility focused  meeting the needs of both the children and the parents we serve. We offer an amazing curriculum and our classrooms are designed to ensure the children are successful.

Tara Beadles, Center Director

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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.

Spanish

Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

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

  • Ms. Lauren Brown

    Ms. Lauren Brown, Assistant Director

    Hello my name is Lauren. I have been the Assistant Director here at KinderCare since 2015. I am a Pittsburg State University alumni and I hold a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Development. Working with children has always been a passion of mine and there is nothing better than watching them learn and grow each day. My motto when it comes to children is to educate, participate, and motivate each and every child!

    Year Started:
    10/29/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Development
  • Ms. Sara

    Ms. Sara, Infants

    Life is too short to stress.

    My name is Sarah. I am originally from California where I began my career in Early Childhood Education. I have  worked with all ages from Infants to School Age. Currently, I am the Lead Teacher in our Infants Classroom. I am also our Health and Safety Coordinator monitoring the Health and Safety needs of our school. I enjoy teaching new things to my  kids and watching them learn.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2002
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 Years
    Education:
    Associate Degree
  • Ms. Cassandra

    Ms. Cassandra, Toddler 1

    My name is Cassandra but the children call me Ms. Cassie. I am married with two sons, two step sons, and a male cat! I enjoy crafting, party planning, playing Sudoko and game nights. I am very excited to start my new adventure as a teacher at KinderCara. I truly enjoy helping children learn through new and fun ways.

    Year Started:
    1/5/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Ms. Anissa

    Ms. Anissa, Toddler 1

    Hi There! My name is Anissa. I have one daughter, Aurielle, whom I love very much. I really enjoy being around children because I can be my naturally "silly" self. I love to drw, cook and have fun! I am excited to have a part in your child's life because kids are the future.!

    Year Started:
    1/5/2016
  • Ms. LaTasha

    Ms. LaTasha, Two Year Old

    I am a mother of three wonderful children that are actively involved in a variety of sports. I also Coach a Youth Basketball Team. I have worked with children of all ages from Infant to School Age. I absolutely love working with children. I am very successful at potty training. Many see it as a challenge, but I embrace it and am just as excited as the children when they accomplish this task. I am happy to be a part of the wonderful experience your children will receive here at KinderCare.

    Year Started:
    10/19/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
  • Ms. Ashley

    Ms. Ashley, Preschool

    Hello my name is Ashley. I'm currently attending Wichita State University. I enjoy decorating for anything, canvas, and also painting. Dr. Seuss is my favorite! Education is a passion of mine and kiddos bring light into my life everyday.

    Year Started:
    7/28/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
  • Ms. Lindsey

    Ms. Lindsey, Pre Kindergarten

    My name is Lindsey. I have a 15 month old son that also attends KinderCare. I am a former Hutchinson Community College Cheerleader. I love drawing, being outside, and watching my Pre Kindergarten Class grow into smart and friendly young ladies and gentlemen.

    Year Started:
    4/13/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1

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

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

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

To ensure your child's safety we provide a complete coded building, fenced in playgrounds and strictly enforced authorized pick up procedures. Our staff is trained in First Aid, Signs and Symptoms and CPR. 

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 am a Mother of 5 children, ranging in age from 20 years old to 2 years old.
Throughout the last 20 years,  all of my children have attended KinderCare Learning Center, at different locations throughout Wichita since birth.
Currently I have 3 children enrolled at the Rockhill location, with Center Director Tara Beatles. They have been at this center going on 3 years in October. Their names are Mariah-7 years old, Nelson Jr-4 years old, and Jackson 2 years old.
I wanted to take a brief moment to express my gratitude to Rockhill KinderCare Director Tara Beatles and Staff for the very important role they played in a tumor diagnosis of my daughter Mariah, last December.
December 11 2015, Mariah had gotten extremely ill before being transported to school by KinderCare. The KinderCare bus driver that day, took my daughter to the school nurse immediately on arrival. The school nurse then contacted KinderCare to get more information on Mariah’s illness.
Center Director, Tara Beatles, immediately called me at work, as I had just started a new job and she was the only one with the number to reach me directly, and quickly let me know that Mariah was ill and needed my immediate attention.
I was able to leave work immediately and make it to Mariah’s school in time for the ambulance transport to the hospital where a stage 4 kidney tumor was diagnosed.
During Mariah’s 2 week hospital stay, Center Director, Tara Beatles, as well as staff members Ms. Lindsey Ms. Ashley, came to visit Mariah in the hospital and brought her gifts. All of the KinderCare staff continued to check on, ask about, and offer, assistance needed in any way.
I was very touched by the way the whole situation was handled, the words of encouragement, the visits, and the immediate attention and response that day which played a critical role in being notified of something so significant.
The staff at the Rockhill location is friendly, supportive, and genuinely care about the children there.
 I love the way they gives hugs and "hello's" to my children in the morning and wish us a good night or weekend in the evening.
Special thanks to Ms. Sara Ms. Cassandra (Ms. Cassie) and Ms. LaTasha who communicate great with my children and myself in how their day went.
The Rockhill center is safe with a personalized keypad entry, always clean, the teachers are professional yet personal, and my children love going.
Thank you Rockhill KinderCare for being an amazing place that  my children and me adore!
 
Love,
Amber & Family

- Mother

When shopping around for childcares I was becoming very apprehensive, the centers my husband and I went to were not clean and the staff looked unhappy. Then I walked into Rockhill KinderCare. The director immediatly made me feel welcome and the staff were all very friendly. The infant room was clean and the teachers were engaged with the babies.  I have not regreted my choice in taking my grandchild to KinderCare.

- Grandmother

My children started going to KinderCare in 2005 and eventually got old enough to go to school. I have never had a complaint about KinderCare. Every single teacher that was there when my boys went there are still there and some new ones have come in. But those specific teachers remember who my children are and remember them like they were just there. I currently have my one-year-old daughter going there. I was a little nervous as I never had an Infant go to KinderCare before, but I have no complaints about the Infant room. My daughter is very attached to the teachers there. I have and would recommend more families to KinderCare. I am a very satisfied parent! Good job KinderCare family!

- Mother
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