Kiddi Kollege of Wellington Park
Helping Children Grow to Their Fullest Potential
Helping Children Grow to Their Fullest Potential
Director: Mrs. Natasha | DirectorWP@KiddiKollege.com | 15020 Antioch Road, Overland Park, Kansas 66221
P: 913-814-7770 | F: 913-814-7778 | Hours: 6:30am – 6:00pm
Welcome to Kiddi Kollege of Wellington Park! My name is Natasha Anderson. I am new to the Kiddi Kollege family and am so happy to be here. I have 18 years’ experience working in the Early Childhood field and have enjoyed every moment of it. I am a recent MBA graduate from Walden University. I believe that children need teachers who are passionate about learning in order to grow and develop in the classroom. Working with early childhood professionals has become something that I have grown to enjoy. Being a classroom educator prior to my positions as a Program Director, I learned how to work closely with other teachers in the classroom to help them meet their professional goals and provide peer support to them. I am eager to begin building relationships with all of the staff, children and families that enter our school each day.
“Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.” – Fred Rogers
“My career with Kiddi Kollege began in September of 2009 at Kiddi Kollege #6 as the Lead Toddler Teacher as well as the Assistant Director. I stayed there until Kiddi Kollege of Wellington Park opened in August of 2011. My first teaching position was at a Lutheran Preschool where I worked for 3 years and taught 3 year old Preschool and Two’s Parents Day out.
“I earned my degree from The University of Kansas where I studied Early Childhood Education and Intervention and received a Bachelors in Applied Behavioral Sciences. While at KU I did my practicum in Infants and Toddlers and also worked on campus at their Sunnyside Toddler program. My passion for working with children came at a young age when I became an aunt at age 11; I now have 20+ nieces and nephews and still love spending my time with them. At that young age I realized how important early education was and I knew from that point on that this would be the focus of my career and the rest of my life.
“The most valued part of Early Education in my eyes is the socialization, I believe for a child to learn to socialize at a young age helps promote their interest in learning and pave the way for their educational success. I also have two young children of my own and I feel that my passion for what I do on a daily basis has prepared me for motherhood. It is such a privilege to say I have been with Kiddi Kollege of Wellington Park since we opened our doors!”
Ages: Infant to School-Age
Before and after school care and summer camp program provided
Meals: Breakfast(Optional), AM Snack, Lunch, and a PM Snack
School-Age Drop-Off/Pick Up Locations:
“We have been members of the Kiddi Kollege family for over 7 years now and couldn’t be happier with the level of care and attention they have always shown our little girl! I say “family” because they have always made us feel that they care as much about our child as any family member would. The drop-offs and pickups were always seamless, and we never experienced any separation anxiety because we knew that our baby was in the very best hands.
“Our child RAN into school each morning and was actually sad when it was not a school day at Kiddi Kollege! As she progressed through the toddler, preschool and pre-K rooms, she was always excited to enter each new room and see what new things she was going to learn and explore. We were so impressed with how well she was doing there we even decided to send her to private Kindergarten at KK. Best Decision Ever! She absolutely LOVED it! It was an excellent mix of learning and fun and she was more than prepared to transition over to 1st grade the next year. We are so thankful to have found KK and truly feel they were a blessing to both us and our child’s lives!”
– Reynolds Family
“We enrolled our son Connor at kiddi kollege when he was 6 weeks old. Now he is in first grade, and has had a wonderful experience in his time there. They have supported him emotionally, mentally and physically. Connor really loved their FitKids program that offered him early introduction into sports. Their preschool and pre-K program were also amazing, and he was very well prepared for kindergarten. A few years ago they were certified above and beyond as a private school. As a parent and a physician I am fully confident in the care and education that he received there. We would recommend this facility to our friends and family.”
– Worthington Family
“We have been with Kiddi Kollege since January, 2016, starting first with one child, now with two children 5 days a week. We have been so happy with the level of support, care, attention, and development both children have received as they have progressed through each classroom. The children are provided ample opportunities to learn through creative activities, as well as classroom subject content relative to their age group. Between the Directors and the teaching staff, we have always seen our children receive mental and emotional support and care amongst the social atmosphere that our children absolutely love. We love and appreciate Kiddi Kollege and would recommend the facility to everyone we know!”
– Hynes Family
“We absolutely love Kiddi Kollege @ Wellington Park. My son started there 3 years ago and my daughter started 1 year ago! Mrs. Fall and Ms O are always at the desk and communicate well with parents and staff. The security at the door and desk for check in/out are great! I feel very comfortable and safe dropping kids off every day. The teachers are all very amazing and truly car/ love the kids they teach. They really focus on age appropriate lessons but also allow the kids time to play as they learn. It is very clean and tidy facility.”
– Brammer Family
“Our daughter has been attending Kiddi Kollege for 2.5 years now, and we love everything about the staff and facility. The staff is polite, knowledgeable and friendly; it is evident that they all have a genuine love for kids and are concerned with the well-being of the “whole child”.
“The facility is kept in pristine condition and always feels welcoming to those who enter. As a mother, it is heartening to hear my daughter come home and rave about how much fun she has during the day with her teachers and friends. She enjoys the engaging lessons and activities that her teachers create and is always excited to debrief with me in the evening about her fun-filled day. My husband and I are so grateful that our daughter is under good care while we are away at work. Kiddi Kollege feels more like a family than a daycare/school to us.”
– Orrick Family
“We are more than happy to submit a testimonial since we are always singing Kiddi Kollege’s praises! Before Charlotte was born I had quite a bit of “mom guilt” for being a working mom. We toured a few daycares and were so disappointed by the quality of care we saw. Everything changed when we toured Kiddi Kollege. We instantly felt a sense of family and compassion that was lacking from other daycares.
“The education and experience level of Kiddi Kollege teachers is significantly higher than we found at other daycares which also helped us to know Charlotte would be in good hands. And my “mom guilt” instantly disappeared after signing on with Kiddi Kollege. We continue to be pleased with each room Charlotte has been in during her time there. She advances so quickly in her language and skills, we are amazed!! I honestly feel she is leaning more by being at daycare than I could have ever provided had I stayed home with her. Thanks for the love and devotion you pour into Kiddi Kollege and it starts with you which transcends to your staff!”
– Fehling Family
“Kiddi Kollege has been amazing for our family of three boys! We started there with just two older boys, who have gone through toddlers to pre-K and even through Kiddi Kollege’s accredited Kindergarten program. Once they became school age, we also utilized their option for before and after school care so we could drop our kids off and pick them all up from the same location every day and feel comfortable they were being transported to and from school safely.
“When we recently had our third, we have had the pleasure to also experience the infants and babies rooms. In each and every interaction, the staff at Kiddie Kollege has been caring, communicative and understanding all while providing exceptional care to our boys. It is exceptionally clean, has low staff turnover compared to many other facilities and is run and managed by wonderful, organized professionals. We love Kiddi Kollege almost as much as our three boys do!”
– Conway Family