Our Staff

At Top Flight, our teachers all possess the love of teaching and working with young children. Our Infant and Toddler teachers are primary caregivers and follow their care group as they grow older. The previously named “Pre School” and “Pre K” classrooms have become multi-age classrooms. Each of these classrooms have a combination of children that are 3-5 years old. Each team of teachers brings a combination of youth and experience as co-lead teachers.

John Ricklefs: The B.E.S.T. Choice, Inc. Business Manager

John has been the owner and business manager for Top Flight Kids for over 25 years. He wears many hats and wears them well. He is the epitome of “lead by example,” a great role model for staff and children.

Nicki Englund: Director

Nicki cannot imagine not working with children. She has a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Kansas and has worked in childcare for more than 20 years. Her two children grew up way too fast and they are both attending college. When she is not working she likes to be active and outside, visiting her children or exploring Kansas City’s entertainment options.

Current staff assignments include:

Assistant Director: Holly Kardell
Infant/Toddler Unit Coordinator:
Preschool/Pre-Kindergarten Unit Coordinator:
Infant Teachers: Camryn Gish & Allison Patton
Toddler 1 Teachers: Paige Dvorak & Paige Grooms
Toddler 2 Teachers: Morgan Smith

Puddle Jumpers: Madison Delamore
Shooting Stars: Tiara Clawson
Float Teachers: Shirley Alcorn, Michelle Bennett & Ameilia Bruening
Chef: John Woods

Don’t Just Take Our Word For It

Check Us Out In Action!

Child care offered for children from 6 weeks through 6 years.

Monday through Friday 6:00am-6:00pm

Call us now for more information and availability!

(913) 768-4661

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300 S. Rogers Rd. Olathe, Ks 66062