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 & CHILDREN’S AGES
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.
In 2019, our center was accredited for four years by the National Accreditation Commission (NAC) for Early Care and Education Programs. The accreditation process included a self-study in which administrators, employees and parents evaluated the program. The self-study was followed by a validation visit which included evaluations of the center, including six of our classrooms. A thorough commission review of all program materials concluded the process with a decision to award accreditation.
The National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs is sponsored by the Association for Early Learning Leaders. The organization’s goal is to strengthen and enhance the skills and knowledge of leaders in the field of early child care and education by providing membership services and benefits.
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.