Welcome to Hillcrest Christian Early Learning
Our center is located in Hillcrest Christian Church at 11411 Quivira Road, Overland Park, KS 66210, just south of the College Boulevard and Quivira Road intersection. In addition to nine classrooms, our facility also includes two playgrounds, one for ages three and older, the other for ages two and under.
OPERATING HOURS &
Our operating hours are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and our program runs all year long. We provide full time care to children ages six weeks to five years old. During the summer, we host an eleven week camp for school age children.
Our center has been NAEYC accredited since 2005 and was re-accredited in March 2010 for a five year period. The result of our 2010 evaluation was an overall score of 96% and an average score of 96% for our classrooms.
For more than 80 years, the National Association for the Education of Young Children has worked to raise the quality of programs for all children from birth through age eight. Since 1985, NAEYC's national accreditation system has set professional standards for early childhood education programs, and helped families identify high-quality programs for their young children. (Click on the NAEYC logo for more information.)
We believe children learn and grow when they are in an affectionate, accepting and Christian environment. To us, learning begins with playing, so we view play as an important part of a child’s experience at Hillcrest. We also believe the freedom to express feelings helps children develop a positive self image.
We encourage children to use their intellectual and creative abilities and to develop habits of observation, questioning and listening. We also teach that every choice has a consequence, so children will learn to make positive choices. Christian values are integrated into learning through weekly chapel, circle time and our approach to discipline.
To give children loving, quality care and help them develop a love of learning by: providing a nurturing, Christian environment, meeting their individual educational, social and emotional needs and supplementing their parents' efforts.