KidsPark: A Unique Hourly Childcare Center
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KidsPark, a unique hourly childcare center, offers childcare without a reservation days, evenings and weekends. KidsPark has been a family favorite for over 20 years and has been in Olathe for over 7 years. Elizabeth Sileo, an Overland Park resident and mother of two, recognized the need for a safe, convenient, fun alternative childcare option that provides childcare when parents need it. “I know firsthand what it’s like to need good childcare when neighborhood babysitters or family members are not available,” says Sileo. “It may be a doctor’s appointment, a call from a sick relative, the need to pick up an older child at school, or just a few hours to run errands or enjoy a dinner and a movie.
Licensed by the State of Kansas, KidsPark is open Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Friday 7:30 a.m. to midnight; Saturday 10:00 a.m. to midnight; and Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Parents can drop their kids off without a reservation. KidsPark staff and teachers meet or exceed Kansas licensing requirements. Teachers lead kids in hourly group games, activities and art projects. “Kids have a choice of a vast array of age appropriate activities, even an indoor climbing structure,” says Sileo.
KidsPark also offers a traditional preschool school readiness program with a modern approach. In addition to Spanish, Gymboree and Computer Explorers classes, it incorporates The Arts (music, art and drama) and a daily Let’s Move Fitness session. Throughout the year, parents are invited to attend performances and shows. Parents create a schedule of mornings, afternoons or full day sessions that meet their family’s schedule and budget.
KidsPark extends the Arts beyond their walls by adding a little sparkle to the classroom. The KidsPark Sparkler Program awards micro- grants for art, music, dance, and culinary art events to non-profit licensed preschools through public grade 3 classrooms. Programs need to be within 15 miles of a KidsPark center.
KidsPark is a licensed hourly childcare center staffed by professional caregivers for preschool and school age children, ages 30 months – 12 years. KidsPark offers a unique solution in a safe and fun space that is available without making a reservation. Parents can drop their children by days, evenings or weekends (open till midnight Friday and Saturday nights). KidsPark also offers backup care when school is closed.
KidsPark rates start at $7.75 an hour. No monthly fees or reservations are required – families just register once. For more information, please visit: