My name is Ashley Denhof and I am your new Program Director for the Leawood Kiddi Kollege. I moved to Missouri in October of 2021 from Michigan. I have worked in Early Childhood Education since 2009. I have an Associates Degree in ECE and a bachelor’s in marketing. Currently working on my bachelor’s in psychology. I have been working as a Program Director for the last 2 years. Before that I worked as a teacher for public schools at many different levels and I have owned and operated my own daycare.
I want the children in this center to feel loved and taken care of like family.During my time as a program director, I will motive staff and children to be the best that they can be every day. Outside of work I have three kids, Kellen(17), Kylee(16) and Claire(8). I love to read and watch movies. When the weather is just right, being outside hiking and exploring is my favorite. I love to travel and learn the history of the places I visit and try new foods. I am so happy to be a part of the Kiddi Kollege family and be the director of the Leawood location. Please come visit me for a tour of our wonderful school and learn more about our accredited program.
Ms. Simone, Assistant Director
I joined the Kiddi Kollege family back in July of 2019 opening the infant room at our Prairie Farms location upon its first opening. After 2 ½ years helping build up the infant and toddler programs there I jumped at the privilege to move over here to Leawood and open the infant room in our brand new Leawood Annex as director. I am excited to now be the assistant director in the Main Building here at Leawood. I cannot wait to see what my director and I can bring to the program here at Leawood working hand in hand to continue to aide this school in living up to the impressive reputation the Kiddi Kollege name has created for itself.
I proudly received my Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from Stephen’s College in Columbia, MO as a 3rd generation enrollee and 2nd generation Alumni. I spent many years working with local families as a Nanny in my hometown of Kansas City, MO before I received my Certification in Nursing Assistance as well as Medication Administration. I worked as a CNA and CMA for Shawnee Mission Medical Center as well as at a long-term care facility for the elderly in Olathe while beginning school again working towards my Associates in Early Childhood. I am a Certified Instructor for In Touch Infant Massage, working with families during the sometimes-difficult transition during the 3rd and 4th trimester of their infant’s lives. I recently began working with the Kansas Association for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health and I am very excited to start classes to begin providing respite care for foster families as a certified Foster Care babysitter. I am currently enrolled at Johnson County Community College in the Early Childhood Education department and will be graduation with my Associates in the Spring of 2022.
I have a strong passion for caring for people and I feel like this is a strong attribute that I can bring to this position and school. I have always enjoyed working with kids as well as in the theatre and spent many summers volunteering for the same local children’s theatre (Theatre at Vis) that I performed with from 5th grade through high school. I have two very spunky bright and beautiful teenage stepdaughters who keep me on my toes at home. When I am not working, I am spending as much time as I can with family or running!
Ages: Infant to School-Age
Before and after school care and summer camp program provided
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and a PM Snack
JR Karate Kids
School-Age Drop-Off/Pick Up Locations:
Mission Trail Elementary
Valley Park Elementary
Overland Trail Elementary
St. Michael the Archangel Elementary
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What Parents Say
“I love Kiddi Kollege of Leawood! It is such a clean and fun environment for your child. They have amazing teachers who love what they do, and you can totally tell by the way they run their classroom and interact with the kids.
“If you are looking for childcare this is a great place, especially if you have a child who is Preschool or Pre-K age. Their Preschool and Pre-K classrooms are the best and truly prepare your child for kindergarten. All the teachers are dedicated to your children’s education!” – Renard Family
“Sending our children to Kiddi Kollege has been the absolute best decision our family has made! Our children have excelled in learning, growing and developing and I attribute a lot of that to the wonderful and attentive staff at Kiddi Kollege.” – Ross Family