My name is Lizzy Swanson, and my history with Kiddi Kollege started in 1996 when I graduated Pre-K from one of the original locations in Wyandotte County. My career with Kiddi Kollege started in November 2013 as a Toddler teacher at the Leawood school, and I stayed at Leawood for five years working in every position the school offered. From there, I moved to the Lenexa location as the interim Assistant Director for three months while I waited for the Prairie Farms Olathe location to open. When Prairie Farms opened in July 2018 I worked as the Assistant Director for about 2 years, and in March 2020 I was offered the position of Director of Harold Street. I am excited and honored for this new opportunity.
I have worked in early childhood education since 2008. I received my bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Western Governors University in 2017. I hold a current Kansas Teaching License and Center Program Director Certificate from the state of Kansas. I have one son, Apollo and a dog named Smurf.
I love working for Kiddi Kollege because they care about the reputation of their schools and the quality of education and care of children and fully support the teachers and administration in achieving those goals for their students.
Ages: Infant to School-Age
Before and after school care and summer camp program provided
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and a PM Snack
FitKids has been discontinued
Other electives are available, talk to us
School-Age Drop-Off/Pick Up Locations:
Schedule A Tour – Harold Street
What Parents Say
“I have an almost two year old and an infant at this location and could not love it anymore! The new director Becca is wonderful and always accommodating and helpful. You can absolutely tell how much she cares for each and every kid!
“The infant teachers (Brittany/Charlotte) are amazing and treat my daughter like one of their own! She always comes home in clean diapers and clothes and definitely has never had scratches or bruises. I go in daily on my lunch break to nurse my 4 month old and am always greeted very warmly and they go out of their way to make it easier for me.
“The toddler teachers are incredible as well (Isabelle/Amber) love my daughter unconditionally and always take incredible care of her. She is excited to go to school in the morning and see them! They will send pictures throughout the day (if asked) and are always open to drop ins! I could not ask for a better daycare!” – Lashbrook Family
“We absolutely love Kiddi Kollege! Everyone has been so genuine and welcoming since day one. We have had the same staff since we enrolled there in April 2017, which has been such a blessing as staff turnover for children (as well as parents) can be so difficult. They go above and beyond in making our children feel like family and will send picture updates throughout the day showing what fun things our little ones are up to. I highly recommend Kiddi Kollege to any parents out there!” – Buchele Family
“Kiddi Kollege #5 has been our 2nd home since my daughter started Preschool in 2016! When looking for a preschool to transition into, we immediately felt welcomed by the staff from our very 1st visit. From the directors to the teachers & aides, we have always had open communication & interaction. They also provide access to pictures & notifications with their Facebook group page, allowing a visual connection to activities from the day/week.
“Daily communication through daily sheets with information about each child’s day, good/bad, keeping the parent informed. We have been fortunate to be a part of this “family” for these past 2 years. We chose to continue utilizing their helpful services with their school age program for before care & transportation to kindergarten, helping to accommodate this working mama’s schedule! They’ve been a wonderful addition to our family! We definitely recommend Kiddi Kollege #5!” – Hernandez Family
“We’ve been at KK for over 4 years now and have had great experiences. Happy with the directors and many of the teachers. Kiddos love going here- they have fun and have learned so much over time” – Pence Family