Roeland Park Early Childhood Development Center

Ages 3 to 5 years old

Our programs focus on self-awareness, motor development, self-selected activity, pre-academic skills, and creative arts along with field trips, classroom visitors, and special events. We are equipped with a variety of learning centers that encourage the young child to explore and understand their environment.

Gentle Guidance by Caring Teachers

Through the gentle guidance of our caring and experienced teachers, each child is able to achieve realistic goals specific to individual needs. Programs also seek to include special projects, field trips, parties, and other activities based upon the interests of the children enrolled. Our unique multi-age group setting allows children to experience opportunities in both peer mentoring and modeling. Children are encouraged to be responsible decision makers who work well in communities.

About our Facilities

Our Early Education Center is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Our center features a morning preschool component, extended programming for the working parent, daily hot lunch along with a morning and afternoon healthy snack, early afternoon quiet period, and late afternoon creative arts and socialization activities.  We are located at 4850 Rosewood Drive, Roeland Park, KS  66205.

Fully Licensed

Fully licensed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment our programs maintain a 1 to 12 staff to child ratio. Our site program director possess a Master's degrees from an accredited university. This advanced education allows the director and staff to plan a wide variety of interesting and age appropriate activities including science experiments, cooking, health, fitness, environmental education and recreation.

Requirements for Participation

  • Participants must be fully toilet trained prior to starting our program.
  • Children must be 3 years old.
  • All enrollment forms must be completed in ePact one week prior to your child’s first day of attendance.

2023-24 Pre-Enrollment Open House Tours

Thursday, February 9, 2023 @ 6-7pm

Come see our classroom, meet our teachers, and get details on enrolling!

Enrollment will begin on February 13, 2023

2023 SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION

Roeland Park ECDC Summer Camp Registration for current families will begin March 6-10.  Our Program Director will have more information for you regarding this process.  We will begin taking new Summer Camp enrollments March 13. Summer Camp will run from June 5-August 4 and will be a full summer camp commitment when you enroll.

2022-23  ENROLLMENTS

NOW being accepted!    

Enrollment is done on-line via Active Net.  Families will receive an email from ePact within a week after enrollment to complete child health form requirements.  

To inquire about current openings and to receive the link to enroll please contact us.  Spaces are limited.

Classroom Video Tour



2022-23 Roeland Park 

Early Childhood Development Center Fees

(2023-24 Fee increase listed in blue)

PROGRAM OPTIONS (7a-6p)WEEKLY FEE RATES
Enrollment Fee$75.00 seasonally
Full Time Resident (4-5 days)$195.00/week
$202.00/week
Part Time Resident (3 days or less)$129.00/week
$133.00/week
EXTRA FEESAMOUNT
Declined Payment Fee$30.00
Program Options Change Fee$15.00
Late Pick-Up Fee$1.00/minute

**Fees are subject to change if programming is presented with extenuating circumstances that increase the cost of programming.

**Fees will be paid weekly by recurring payment and are fully inclusive of all program activities.

**Roeland Park ECDC follows the Shawnee Mission School District inclement weather closures.


2022-23 FEE ALLOWANCE DISCOUNT 

JCPRD is EXCITED to announce that we have received temporary grant funding that allows us to subsidize up to 25%  of your 2022-2023 Roeland Park ECDC weekly fees until funding is depleted.  

These funds are available to all participants in our licensed childcare programs who complete the brief application, and no further documentation is required.  We anticipate funding to be available for the fall semester and possibly longer.

Funding applies ONLY to weekly tuition payment (does not apply to other fees such as registration, late payment, or late pick-up fees).  Funding may NOT be used retroactively and will go into effect no earlier than 48 hours after submission of the application.  

We look forward to sharing these grant funds with our families and hope that you will each take a moment to fill out the brief application as soon as possible!  Complete the form below at your earliest convenience.

RP ECDC Form:  https://www.jcprd.com/FormCenter/Childrens-Services-10/RP-Natureplay-20222023-Fee-Allowance-App-576

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Girl playing with nature toys
A boy playing with sand
A kid working on a project at a yellow table
Having fun with seashells

Testimonials

  • As always, thank you all for what you do every day. Keeping Genevieve at Roeland Park this year has been one of the best decisions we made in the last year.  - Alissa
  • Thanks for planning and doing such wonderful things with our kiddos! - Staci
  • I’m always so happy to share about this awesome hidden gem in our community-Emily
  • Thank you for your amazing care throughout this trying year. You and the other teachers have been her North Star and constant throughout this exceptionally tumultuous year and I cannot thank you enough for the excellent care and schooling you have provided. -parent
  • As cheesy as it sounds, we feel like we have a "team"!
  • Just want you to know how awesome you all are and how happy, overjoyed and relieved we are that Karina goes to RPEC.  We see everyday the difference you are making.  We hear the vocabulary she is learning.  She loves school. That is what we are striving for as educators!!!  Love you all!  You are doing a great job! -parent

Change/Drop Request Form 

To make a request in current Programming options or to drop from the program, please complete this form.  You will be contacted within 48 business hours to verify your requests.   Must request a change at least one week in advance.