Child Development Center

The Upper Room Child Development Center is a private, non-profit center located in Kansas City, Missouri. Since its inception in 2002 the center has provided quality Early Childhood Literacy based educational services for families in the community.

Infants: 6 weeks – 12 months
Toddlers: 12 months – 2 years
Early Preschool: 2 – 3 years
Preschool: 3 – 4 Years
Pre-Kindergarten: 4 – 4.5Years
Kindergarten Enrichment (transitional): 4.5 – 5 years

The Child Development Center Staff

Shiela Edwards

Administrative Support

Cheryl Hines

1 Year Olds

Leonela Lozano

2 Year Olds

Terria Zachary

Lead Teacher

Latisha Carroll

4 Year Olds

Paula Turrentine


At the Upper Room Child Development Center, we are dedicated to serving the needs of young children by providing a high-quality, culturally diverse early childhood programming within a safe, nurturing environment. The center will encourage the physical, social, emotional, creative, and cognitive development of each child through the use of developmentally appropriate practices while ensuring parents’ peace of mind in the care and services we render.

Our Program: We promote children to become lifelong learners. Our Child Development Center uses a developmentally appropriate curriculum that focuses on the whole child and emphasizes the development of literacy. The child’s cognitive, physical, social and emotional skills develop through:

  • Active exploration and investigation
  • Personal discovery
  • Reorganization of the physical environment
  • Support from adults

Our Commitment: Your child’s first educational experience is an important time in their lives and yours. We believe that every child is unique and special, with social, physical, and emotional needs. We respect them as individuals by offering an environment featuring a caring, dedicated, and experienced staff committed to the growth of your child.

Both you and your child will receive the personal attention that is required to create a trusting relationship with us. We believe that parents are their child’s first teacher and most important mentor in their life. We want to partner with you to enhance your child’s learning and development. We are a welcoming Family Engagement Center.


  • Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum
  • Qualified and Experienced Staff
  • Safe, Secure, Caring Atmosphere
  • Free, Nutritious Meals and Snacks
  • All Staff are CPR/First Aid Certified
  • French Lessons: Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Enrichment Classes (curriculum by Academie Lafayette)

Placing your child in the right Early Childhood Center is an important decision for you and your child(ren)s educational future. We would love to help with that.

Give us a call to schedule a tour and meet our staff.
Upper Room Child Development Center
5900 Swope Parkway
Kansas City, Missouri 64130

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