Finding the right fit for preschool or childcare for your little one is one of the more stressful parts of early childhood. There are so many factors – time, location, programs offered! Our hope is this guide will help you narrow down your search to find the best solution for you and your family.
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Little Sunshine Playhouse and Preschool
Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool provides parents with peace of mind and children with a safe, secure & educational environment through our unique services and proprietary, Reggio Emilia-inspired curriculum. Early education has a lasting impact on a child’s life and it’s our mission to use this time to ignite the love of learning and spark curiosity through play. LSP maintains a reputation of unrivaled distinction in preschool and early childhood education making us a sought after, premier private preschool program for children ages 6 weeks through Pre-kindergarten. Check out their two locations in Overland Park and Leawood or learn more at littlesunshine.com.
Primrose School of Liberty
Primrose School of Liberty is a private premiere early childhood school, accepting children from 6 weeks until 6 years old for its infant to pre-kindergarten programs. In addition, the school offers Before/After Care for children in Kindergarten all the way to 5th grade. At the Primrose School of Liberty, we believe who children become is as important as what they know, and we help empower children to reach their full potential each day. Our exclusive Balanced Learning approach balances purposeful play with nurturing guidance from teachers to encourage curiosity, creativity, confidence and compassion. Our approach to teaching and learning is research-informed, exclusive, and time-tested. It includes a comprehensive curriculum; classroom equipment, materials, books and toys, training, assessment, and school-home connection — all intentionally aligned to engage your child in developmentally appropriate learning. Your child will learn the foundational skills to develop Active Minds, Healthy Bodies and Happy Hearts®.
Ward Parkway Preschool
Organized in 1966, Ward Parkway Preschool has been a long standing staple in the Brookside/Waldo area.Ward Parkway Preschool offers a loving, Christian environment where each child can develop spiritually, physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually through developmentally appropriate activities. These activities are based on the theory that children learn best and are more excited about learning when they are actively involved in constructing their own knowledge. As stated in our philosophy, play is one of the major ways in which children learn. In addition, we implement Creative Curriculum as well as Handwriting Without Tears. WPP serves children aged 2.5 (and potty trained) through Pre-K, and children can attend between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Kids R Kids Learning Academy
Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Olathe offers your little ones a jump start on their education by establishing a love of learning at an early age! Their high-quality teachers, engaging curriculum, and “Hug First, Then Teach” philosophy emphasize their efforts to nurture and challenge each enrolled student. With programs for children 6 weeks through 12 years of age, you’re bound to find the right fit for your family at Kids ‘R’ Kids. Enroll today!
The Goddard School
Learning for fun. Learning for life.®
Children learn best through experience. At The Goddard School, we use current, academically endorsed methods to ensure that children have fun while learning the skills they need for long-term success in school and in life. Positioned to support the needs of families, our distinctive structure helps ensure that children are known and appreciated for their individual talents and personalities. The Goddard School’s F.L.EX.® Learning Program (Fun Learning Experience) helps children explore and discover their interests in a safe, nurturing environment. It has been developed, in part, by The Goddard School’s Educational Advisory Board, which is comprised of acknowledged experts in various fields of early childhood education.
Over 7 locations in the Kansas City Area! For more information please visit www.GoddardSchool.com/KansasCity
Rising Star Academy - Olathe
Welcome to Rising Star Academy, a quality learning center located in Olathe, Kansas. We are a small family style childcare and preschool center in a cozy home environment. Our Preschool program is design to develop knowledge and skill in the social, physical, emotional and cognitive areas. Our goal is to help children develop skills and strategies that will help them learn and establish a foundation for lifelong success in education. We are dedicated to providing the best care for your child while encouraging an environment filled with fun and education. Enroll Today!!
Picking a Preschool: Things to Consider
“In the Kansas City area, we are fortunate to have an abundance of preschools to choose from (so many it can make your head spin!). Before picking one, consider the different preschool philosophies and which one is the best fit for your child.”
Why Preschool Graduation is Worth More than a Worthless Diploma
“All of these hours spent with their school family are not just a blip on their life’s radar to be lost, ignored or forgotten.”
Tips for Picking the Right Preschool
“We all want to make sure we’re giving our children every advantage and opportunity we can. That means ensuring their education begins early—and gets off to the right start.”