Top Flight Kids Learning Center is inspired by the classrooms found in Reggio Emilia, Italy. These model classrooms allow the teacher to observe children at play and extend their natural curiosity in a learning environment, which is designed to be an extension of the home. At Top Flight Kids, we nurture each child to become a life-long learner by focusing on the processes of education.
The teachers at Top Flight structure the learning environment to foster creativity, competence and exploration. The curriculum is based on the children’s interests and developmental needs. The learning environment is designed to encourage exploration in the following areas: literacy, science, math and manipulatives, art, music, sensory, movement, dramatic play, and outdoor play. The children are encouraged to learn by doing things themselves in a fun, safe and challenging environment.
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Our Favorite Links
- City of Olathe: www.olathe.org
- Olathe School District: www.olathe.k12.ks.us
- Child Care Aware: www.childcareaware.org
- Kansas Department of Health & Environment: www.kdheks.gov
- Kansas Department for Children and Families: www.dcf.ks.gov
- The Family Conservancy: www.thefamilyconservancy.org
- FAA Subsidy: www.1stfinancialassociates.com or call (800) 453-8151
- FAA HR/Child Care Contact: Martina.Shipman@faa.gov
The school day is structured around a schedule that meets the needs of the children. The teachers provide time for free play, large group instruction and small group project work. Each classroom goes outside for an hour in the morning and in the afternoon. The children participate in family style dining during meal times. We serve breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack. All the meals are cooked onsite and a new menu is posted each month.
The children’s progress is documented with work samples, photos, observations, developmental checklists, and an individual portfolio. Parents receive written progress reports twice a year and have the opportunity to conference with teachers twice a year. All of the students leaving for Kindergarten are well prepared and ready for more learning!
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After looking at tons of day cares for our girls, it was a blessing to find Top Flight. Immediately I saw the difference when we went to visit. The staff was kind and thoughtful with the kids. They treated them like people and it was apparent they cared deeply for the kids. Not only do they have the best staff, they even have an indoor playground in the basement for days where the kids couldn't go outside and a chef! We moved to Top Flight a couple months ago and couldn't be happier! I always know our girls are having fun, learning and getting all the love they deserve. We are so thankful to be at Top Flight!
We moved to Olathe this past year and needed to find a preschool for my then four year old son. I've taught preschool myself for over fifteen years and currently work in the public school system. I am very particular when it comes to choosing a school for him. We toured Top Flight and many other schools over the course of a week and easily decided Top Flight was the best. The office staff and teachers are incredible. We have always felt so safe leaving him there and he begs to go when it's not a school day. They are very kind with the children and offer a great curriculum and structure. We wouldn't send him anywhere else and love it here.
When your three year old begs to go to preschool you know it's a great place. The teachers are all amazing. My one year old also goes. The amount of information both kids have learned in just six months is crazy. You get what you pay for. I love getting an email each day telling me what my kiddos are learning. It's a stress reliever knowing my kids are safe and the staff and teachers care about them as much as I do. The teachers take the time to know each child and work with them in ways they understand. I love this place.
My son begs to go to school everyday. He talks non stop about his teachers and the directors. The best part for parents is the communication. Each day I receive an email with daily info and high resolution pictures of the class during their activities. Every teacher is happy to be there and makes my family feel welcome.
Our boys have been at Top Flight for a little less than one year. They absolutely love it and we are so glad we switched from our former day care. The amount of learning and developing we've seen in both of them since starting is incredible. We really appreciate Top Flight's amazing staff and love that being there feels like family!