Desiraes Childcare - Shawnee KS Licensed Day Care Home

5001 Marion St, Shawnee KS 66218
(913) 752-7916
3 Reviews

About the Provider


Hello.  I'm Desirae.  In 2008, I graduated with an Early Childhood Degree from South Dakota State University.  From there, I went to work at Creme De Le Creme, an upscale preschool and early childcare center in Leawood, KS, as their Kindergarden teacher.  I then accepted the position at Creme as Director of Administration.  After a couple years, I realized I missed the direct interaction and teaching with the kids and accepted a job as Kindergarden teacher at a private Christian school in Shawnee, Maranatha Christian Academy.  My husband and I had our first kid and after struggling to find a quality child care solution, I decided to stay home and provide the solution for our own kids, as well as for another select few.

Additional Information:

Would you want to join the family?  I am 34 years old.  My husband, Nick, has been a youth pastor the last 11 years.  We have 3 kids.  Colton, 6.  Reece, 4.  Hadley, 2.  We have two sisters I have watched since they were babies.  They are 4 years old and 1 year old.  We have a daily schedule that includes play-center times, preschool teaching (I provide curriculum and teaching), reading time, outdoor fun, crafts, snacks, meals, and naps (if necessary).  Fridays are fun days that many times include a special activity or a field trip.  We have dress-up theme days and holiday parties.  Throughout each day, I send pictures and updates (per your desire), so that you never feel disconnected.  After my years of teaching experience, I provide everything that a corporate day-care center/school provides, but with a very personal investment into your child.  I purposely keep our group-size small to accomodate an intimate enviroment and experience with both the kids and you, as their parents.  With that, my rates do reflect a more personal investment and our space is limited.  Please check in with me to see if I have any spots or if you want to schedule a visit.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 0501685-001
  • Capacity: 6
  • Age Range: Infant-Age 5
  • Rate Range $10 Per Hour (Part-Time Accepted)
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Type of Care: Daytime
  • Transportation: Field Trips
  • Current License Issue Date: May 04, 2018
  • District Office: Kansas Dept of Health and Environment - Child Care Licensing Program
  • District Office Phone: 785-296-1270 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Brenton Dec 06, 2019
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

As a first time parent there’s a lot of emotions those first few months. A lot of good emotions and a lot of “sleep deprived, where did that come from” emotions. So at first we were a little nervous when my wife was going back to work after 3 months of maternity leave. I know it was especially tough for my wife after spending every day with our son, Pax, since he was born. Des alleviated all those initial worries! She did such a good job watching our son. You could tell she cared so much for him. It was so nice too having somebody with so much recent experience with infants. Her and her husband have three young kids of their own, in addition to other kids she has watched, so she knows the ins and outs of what to not worry about and what worked and what didn’t work in the past. She also understood that every infant is different and unique and was great about picking up on our son’s cues for what he needed specifically. Des is extremely knowledgeable and professional, but even more important to my wife and I, she has the biggest heart for kids, is kind, sweet, and loved our Pax so well while we were at work. We drove 20 minutes to get to Des’s house to drop/pick up our son, but it was well worth it having peace of mind knowing that our little one was somewhere special. We would recommend Des 100%, without hesitation or reservation!

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Amelia and Kyle Nov 27, 2019
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Desirae brings her early childhood education and experience to her care. I know she was not just looking after my son, she was providing developmentally appropriate activities and learning opportunities. She kept thorough notes of his schedule and I loved getting picture updates throughout my day. She has a gentle and loving disposition and I only wish we lived close enough to have our children still with her.

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Alexandria W Nov 27, 2019
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Desirae has been our care provider for our two children for the last two years. Our girls absolutely adore her and she makes each of them feel loved and special all day long! She also sends me pictures of their activities regularly through the day. We knew her family through our previous church for a year before she started watching the girls and we received many positive recommendations from prior families! We felt like our girls would be in safe hands from day one and we have never had any doubt. She has done a structured pre-K curriculum with our four year old. She is a former teacher and very patient and consistent with the learning piece of the day. However, my favorite part (not to mention our kids) is the fact that she incorporates so much outside time on any possible day! I personally want my kids to get as much outdoor and creative play as possible and they would never have received as much anywhere else as they have with Desirae!

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