March 27, 2020 UPDATE RE: COVID-19

Dear Parents,

Due to COVID-19 and the stay-at-home order issued by the City of Kansas City, Upper Room Early Learning Center will be temporarily closed for the remainder of the stay-at-home order. For those parents without prior balances, and who have paid for next week, we will issue a refund through the EZCare system. Parents that have an outstanding balance should continue to make payments.

The center will reopen on Monday, April 27, 2020 unless the order has not been lifted or new orders are in place.

Please know this has been a difficult decision. However, the health and safety of our children, families and staff must be our first priority in these unprecedented times. Please continue to check your email and our website for updates.


EARLY LEARNING 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.

PROGRAMS OFFERED

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

At the Upper Room Early Learning 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.

Bethann Roitz

Bethann Roitz
Director

Shelia Edwards

Shiela Edwards
Administrative Support

Dixie Jones

Dixie Jones
Infants

Cheryl Hines

Cheryl Hines
1 Year Olds

Leonela Lozano

Leonela Lozano
2 Year Olds

Terria Zachary

Terria Zachary
Lead Teacher

Latisha Carroll

Latisha Carroll
4 Year Olds

Paula Turrentine

Paula Turrentine
Receptionist

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.

CENTER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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 Académie Lafayette)

CONTACT US

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.

SCHEDULE A TOUR

Give us a call to schedule a tour and meet our staff.
Upper Room Early Learning Center
5900 Swope Parkway
Kansas City, Missouri 64130
816.361.0790

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  • "We love Upper Room. You all have a great team and do wonderful activities with our kids. It’s actually one of the best after school programs I’ve seen". -- Callie M.