Kelly's Kids Learning and Development Center is a brand new building, built specifically for the purpose of caring for children in northwest Lincoln. The hallways, classrooms, bathrooms, cafeteria, and outdoor play area are all designed to fit the unique needs of children. Classrooms feature child height sinks and toilets, as well as carpeted and tiled floors. All toys and materials are brand new, age appropriate, and lead free. Safety is a top priority at Kelly's Kids. To ensure the safety of all individuals in the center, there are observation windows in the interior walls, and a front door lock and keypad so that only those individuals allowed in the center have access. The center includes two ADA compliant adult bathrooms. We have a commercial grade kitchen where healthy meals and snacks are prepared daily for children and staff. Our outdoor play area is divided into parts, and includes a brand new Backyard Adventures play structure specifically designed for preschoolers. The infant and toddler area has equipment more appropriate for younger children.
All of the classrooms feature windows in exterior walls for lots of natural light, and safety glass windows in interior walls that provide activity monitoring for staff and visiting parents. The center also features a dedicated cafeteria located in the center of the building, away from all exterior walls. This large room with it’s reinforced construction and safety glass interior windows also serves as our severe weather shelter. It is large enough to accommodate everyone in the building. It also features a video projection system for special use as a multipurpose room. The fenced outdoor play area is nearly 3,000 square feet, three times the minimum licensing requirement for our facility. It features an age-appropriate play structure, and a dedicated area with equipment designed for toddlers. The larger area with the play structure features 100% recycled tire rubber mulch from recycled Nebraska tires. The smaller area is currently under renovation, but will soon feature rubber tiles and a deck, and will be a versatile space where children can ride trikes or play with other toys, and will be safe for all ages. We also have a fenced grass backyard area that runs the full length of the building and playground, allowing us to do sprinkler play in the summer and other activities year-round (weather permitting).