Roeland Park Early Childhood Development Center

UPDATED CLOSURE NOTICE 3/24/20

Due to recent mandates, including school closures, JCPRD will not provide OST and Early Childhood programming until further notice. Refunds have been issued for those enrolled the week of 3/16-3/20 (Spring Break), and automatic payments for these programs have ceased. As we consider Summer Camps, JCPRD will abide by all State and Federal guidelines and recommendations as we move forward through this health crisis. We are preparing for camps to open on time. We also recognize that this is a fluid situation with information changing rapidly. Any changes or updates will be posted here as soon as they are available. And finally, we would ask that as a community we work together to help one another. This is a time of unprecedented uncertainty, and our best source of comfort and survival is each other. Thanks again for being part of our JCPRD family. We feel very fortunate to be part of this community!

Sincerely,

JCPRD Children’s Services Team

OPEN HOUSE-POSTPONED until April 9th

Our Open House for the 2020-2021 school year will be held on Thursday, April 9 from 5:30-6:30pm.  Come meet our Program Director and teaching staff, see our classroom, ask us any questions you may have, and fill out your enrollment paperwork to secure a spot in our program.  Hope to see you there!

More information will follow about possible on-line enrollment for the 2020-21 school year in the event we cannot meet in person on April 9th.

Ages 3 to 5 years old

Our programs focus on self-awareness, motor development, self-selected activity, pre-academic skills, and creative arts along with field trips, classroom visitors, and special events. We are equipped with a variety of learning centers that encourage the young child to explore and understand his/her environment.

Girl playing with nature toys
A boy playing with sand

Gentle Guidance by Caring Teachers

Through the gentle guidance of our caring and experienced teachers, each child is able to achieve realistic goals specific to individual needs. Programs also seek to include special projects, field trips, parties, and other activities based upon the interests of the children enrolled. Our unique multi-age group setting allows children to experience opportunities in both peer mentoring and modeling. Children are encouraged to be responsible decision makers who work well in communities.

About our Facilities

Our Early Education Centers are open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Each center features a morning preschool component, extended programming for the working parent, daily hot lunch, early afternoon quiet period, and late afternoon creative arts and socialization activities.

Fully Licensed

Fully licensed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment our programs maintain a 1 to 12 staff to child ratio. Our site program directors possess bachelors degrees from accredited colleges and universities. Their advanced education allows directors and their staff to plan a wide variety of interesting and age appropriate activities including science experiments, cooking, health, fitness, environmental education and recreation.

Requirements for Participation

  • Participants must be fully toilet trained prior to starting our program.
  • Children must be 3 years old.
  • All enrollment forms must be completed one week prior to your child’s first day of attendance.
A kid working on a project at a yellow table
Having fun with seashells

2020-2021 Roeland Park 

Early Childhood Development Center Weekly Fees

(If you are interested in the current school year or Summer care, please contact us for pricing information)

PROGRAM OPTIONS (7a-6p)WEEKLY FEE RATES
Enrollment Fee$40.00 annual
Full Time Resident (4-5 days)$185.00/week
Part Time Resident (3 days or less)$119.00/week
EXTRA FEESAMOUNT
Declined Payment Fee$30.00
Program Options Change Fee$15.00
Late Pick-Up Fee$1.00/minute

Fees will be paid weekly by recurring payment and are fully inclusive of all program activities.

Roeland Park ECDC follows the Shawnee Mission School District inclement weather closures.

Testimonials

  • "You are all doing amazing work! Thank you for making a difference in the lives of these children…”
  • "Your people are great, the web site is beautiful and my kids love the teachers." Bruce
  • "My son has blossomed since coming here. I could not be happier with the care or instruction." Janelle
  • "Thank you so much for all of your effort to make Eli’s after school time more than I could ever have hoped it to be!”
  • "The teachers are the highlight of our mornings and makes the transition from home to school very smooth..." Dana
  • "My son really enjoys his time at the center. He loves the teachers and the activities during their day..." Angie

Change/Drop Request Form 

To make a request in current Programming options or to drop from the program, please complete this form.  You will be contacted within 48 business hours to verify your requests.   Must request a change at least one week in advance.