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Start Right Childcare

The “Start Right” Facility recognition program of the Independence Health Department is part of an ongoing, collaborative effort to promote the health and safety of children enrolled in child care settings. This voluntary program was designed to build on minimum licensing standards and to incorporate national recommendations for health and safety. Child care facilities that demonstrate achievement of the performance standards may be awarded a “Start Right” Facility Certificate along with various promotions throughout the City of Independence. The Health Department would like to recognize facilities that go above and beyond what is required and to promote those sites.

The “Start Right” Facility distinction is based on completing performance measures in eight different categories. These include:

  • Emergency preparedness
  • Communicable Disease
  • Indoor safety
  • Outdoor safety
  • Safe sleep practices for infants
  • Physical activity
  • Nutrition environment
  • General safety

The eight performance standards are divided into One Star, Two Star and Three Star levels. All of the performance measures must be complete for a specific star level under each category to receive the “Start Right” designation.

Current 3 Star centers include: 
          
            Creative World
            2641 Hub Drive

            Sunrise Montessori Academy
            16716 E. US 40 Hwy

            Child's Play Learning Center
            9611 E. Truman Rd

Current 2 Star centers include: 

            Kids Kove
            19260 E. 50th Terrace

Current 1 Star centers include: 

            Creative World Countryside
            19701 E. 40 Highway

Child Care Listings: listed alphabetical

A-Zanipolo
2407 291 Highway
Independence, MO 64057-1203
Phone: (816) 795-8182
Accept children: newborn-12 years
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Spring 2013: 86%
  • Fall 2013: 96%

Benton Early Education
429 S. Leslie
Independence, MO 64050
Phone: (816) 521-5392
Accept children: 3-5 years
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Spring 2013: 96%
  • Fall 2013: 96%

Bethel Baptist Preschool
2406 S. M-291 Highway
Independence, MO 64057-1291
Phone: (816) 252-3555
Accept children: 3-4 years
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Spring 2013: 100%
  • Fall 2013: 100%

Blackburn CFLC
17302 E. R.D. Mize Rd
Independence, MO 64057-1825
Phone: (816) 521-5635
Accept children: 3-5 years
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Spring 2013: 100%
  • Fall 2013: 100%

Cathy Bullard Child Care
16608 E. 41st. Street
Independence, MO 64055-4030
Phone: (816) 373-3614
Accept children: 6 months and up
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Spring 2013: 100%
  • Fall 2013: 100%

Child's Play Learning Center
9611 E. Truman Rd
Independence, MO 64052
Phone: (816) 254-4130
Accept children: 6 weeks-5 years
Current 3 Star Start Right participant
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Spring 2013: 82%
  • Fall 2013: 100%

Christ Early Learning Center
14506 E. 39th Street
Independence, MO 64055-4200
Phone: (816) 833-4913
Accept children: 6 weeks-5 years
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Spring 2013: 96%
  • Fall 2013: 97%

Creative World
2641 Hub Drive
Independence, MO 64055-2054
Phone: (816) 478-1887
Accept children: 12 months and up
Current 3 Star Start Right participant
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Spring 2013: 93%
  • Fall 2013: 94%

Creative World Countryside
19701 E. 40 Highway
Blue Springs, MO 64015
Phone: (816) 373-6700
Accept children: 3 months-school age
Current 1 Star Start Right participant
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Spring 2013: 96%
  • Fall 2013: 91%

Englewood Pre-School
10628 Winner Road
Independence, MO 64052
Phone: (816) 254-8313
Accept children: 6 weeks-5 years
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Spring 2013: 93%
  • Fall 2013: 100%

Fairmount Childcare
120 N. Cedar
Independence, MO 64053
Phone: (816) 521-5407
Accept children: 3-5 years
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Spring 2013: 91%
  • Fall 2013: 100%

First Baptist Church Child Care Center
500 W. Truman Road
Independence, MO 64050-2695
Phone: (816) 252-4052
Accept children: 6 weeks-5 years
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Spring 2013: 100%
  • Fall 2013: 100%

Fort Osage Early Childhood
2101 N. Tywman Road
Independence, MO 64058
Phone: (816) 650-7480
Accept children: 3-5 years
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Spring 2013: 100%
  • Fall 2013: 100%

Glendale CFLC
2611 Lee's Summit Road
Independence, MO 64055-1987
Phone: (816) 521-5510
Accept children: 3-5 years
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Spring 2013: 97%
  • Fall 2013: 96%
Grandmas Early Learning FOCN Joy Preschool

Great Beginnings
2020 S. M-291
Independence, MO 64057
Phone: (816) 461-0266
Accept children: 3-4 years
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Spring 2013: 95%
  • Fall 2013: 54%

Hand in Hand Children's Center
2901 M-291 Frontage Road
Independence, MO 64057-1289
Phone: (816) 350-7500
Accept children: 6 weeks and up
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Spring 2013: 100%
  • Fall 2013: 95%

Hanthorn Early Education
1511 S. Kingshighway
Independence, MO 64055-1906
Phone: (816) 521-5485
Accept children: 6 weeks-5 years
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Spring 2013: 100%
  • Fall 2013: 100%

Here They Grow LLC
912 Atherton
Independence, MO 64056
Phone: (816) 257-1111
Accept children: 6 weeks and up
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Spring 2013: 100%
  • Fall 2013: 100%

Kids Kastle
1701 E. 24 Highway
Independence, MO 64050-2264
Phone: (816) 461-5275
Accept children: 6 weeks-5 years
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Spring 2013: 98%
  • Fall 2013: 93%

Kids Kove
19260 E. 50th Terrace
Independence, MO 64055
Phone: (816) 795-5454
Accept children: 6 weeks-12 years
Current 2 Star Start Right participant
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Spring 2013: 94%
  • Fall 2013: 84%

Little Blue Elementary
2020 Quail Dr.
Independence, MO 64057
Phone: (816) 521-5480
Accept children: 3-5 years old
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Fall 2013: 100%

Little Light Daycare
641 S. Ash Ave.
Independence, MO 64053-1818
Phone: (816) 254-7595
Accept children: 6 weeks and up
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Spring 2013: 81%
  • Fall 2013: 77%

Little Ponies Preschool & Daycare
4000 Bedford
Independence, MO 64055
Phone: (816) 896-4679
Accept children: 3-4 years
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Spring 2013: 100%
  • Fall 2013: 100%

Luff CFLC
3700 S. Delaware Ave.
Independence, MO 64055-3140
Phone: (816) 521-5417
Accept children: 3-5 years
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Spring 2013: 100%
  • Fall 2013: 91%

Marla Butler Child Care
1708 S. Hands
Independence, MO 64055-1802
Phone: (816) 833-3196
Accept children: 6 weeks-5 years
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Spring 2013: 100%
  • Fall 2013: 100%

Messiah Lutheran Child Care
613 S. Main
Independence, MO 64050-4499
Phone: (816) 254-9990
Accept children: 2-4 years
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Spring 2013: 100%
  • Fall 2013: 100%

Mill Creek CRFLC
2601 N. Liberty
Independence, MO 64050
Phone: (816) 521-5420
Accept children: 3-5 years
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Spring 2013: 100%
  • Fall 2013: 90%

Nativity Day Care
10021 E. 36th Terr.
Independence, MO 64052-1173
Phone: (816) 356-0286
Accept children: 3-5 years
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Spring 2013: 100%
  • Fall 2013: 96%

N. Rock Creek Korte Childcare
2437 S. Hardy
Independence, MO 64052
Phone: (816) 521-5432
Accept children: 3-5 years
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Spring 2013: 91%
  • Fall 2013: 100%

Ott Childcare
1525 N. Noland Road
Independence, MO 64050-1998
Phone: (816) 521-5437
Accept children: 3-5 years
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Spring 2013: 97%
  • Fall 2013: 95%

Patti Thee Childcare
4028 S. Liberty St.
Independence, MO 64055-3308
Phone: (816) 836-4190
Accept children: 4 weeks-6 years
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Spring 2013: 100%
  • Fall 2013: 100%

Randall Childcare Center
509 N. Jennings Road
Independence, MO 64056-1889
Phone: (816) 521-5447
Accept children: 3-5 years
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Spring 2013: 96%
  • Fall 2013: 91%

Robinson's Learning Tree Child Care
16821 E. 31st. Street South
Independence, MO 64055-2912
Phone: (816) 350-1411
Accept children: all ages
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Spring 2013:
  • Fall 2013:

Sandy's Daycare
1916 S. Cedar Avenue
Independence, MO 64052-2049
Phone: (816) 252-4323
Accept children: 18 months-5 years
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Spring 2013: 100%
  • Fall 2013: 100%

Santa Fe Trail CFLC
1301 S. Windsor
Independence, MO 64055-1196
Phone: (816) 521-5452
Accept children: 3-5 years
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Spring 2013: 100%
  • Fall 2013: 95%

Sherry's Day Care
3509 S. Phelps Road
Independence, MO 64055-3501
Phone: (816) 373-0093
Accept children: 6 weeks-12 years
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Spring 2013: 100%
  • Fall 2013: 89%

Spring Branch 21st Century
20404 E. Truman Road
Independence, MO 64056-3009
Phone: (816) 796-4827
Accept children: 3-4 years
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Spring 2013: 100%
  • Fall 2013: 100%

St Mark's Small Wonder
3736 S. Lee's Summit Road
Independence, MO 64055-3801
Phone: (816) 373-2600
Accept children: 2-5 years
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Spring 2013: 95%
  • Fall 2013: 88%

St. Paul's Precious Lambs
17200 E. 39th Street
Independence, MO 64055-3832
Phone: (816) 373-3582
Accept children: 6 weeks and up
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Spring 2013: 100%
  • Fall 2013: 100%

Starshine Preschool
400 W. Maple Street
Independence, MO 64050
Phone: (816) 254-6910
Accept children: 6 weeks-5 years
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Spring 2013: 98%
  • Fall 2013: 87%

Stone Church Day Care
1012 W. Lexington Ave.
Independence, MO 64050-4058
Phone: (816) 461-0150
Accept children: 2-5 years
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Spring 2013: 97%
  • Fall 2013: 91%

Sunshine Center Salisbury
18400 E. Salisbury Road
Independence, MO 64056
Phone: (816) 521-5526
Accept children: 6 weeks-5 years
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Spring 2013: 100%
  • Fall 2013: 98%

Sunrise Montessori Academy
16716 E. US 40 Hwy
Independence, MO 64055
Phone: (816) 478-1234
Accept children: 2 1/2-5 years
Current 3 Star Start Right participant
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Spring 2013: 96%
  • Fall 2013: 97%

Susquehanna Assembly of God Day Care
622 N. Jennings Road
Independence, MO 64056-1816
Phone: (816) 257-0029
Accept children: 3-5 years
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Spring 2013: 96%
  • Fall 2013: 100%

Susquehanna Baptist Preschool
17800 Susquehanna Ridge
Independence, MO 64056
Phone: (816) 257-2080
Accept children: 3-4 years
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Spring 2013: 98%
  • Fall 2013: 95%

Sycamore Hills Baptist Preschool
15200 E. 39th Street
Independence, MO 64055
Phone: (816) 373-1646
Accept children: 3-4 years
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Spring 2013: 98%
  • Fall 2013: 96%

Sycamore Hills CFLC
15208 E. 39th Street South
Independence, MO 64055-4239
Phone: (816) 521-5467
Accept children: 3-5 years
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Spring 2013: 93%
  • Fall 2013: 94%

Tiny Town Child Care Center
19401 E. US 24 Highway
Independence, MO 64056-4413
Phone: (816) 796-9210
Accept children: 2-5 years
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Spring 2013: 96%
  • Fall 2013: 100%

Tri-City Christian Preschool
4500 Little Blue Parkway
Independence, MO 64057
Phone: (816) 795-1088
Accept children: 12 weeks and up
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Spring 2013: 100%
  • Fall 2013: 98%

Truman Early Education
3301 S. Noland Road
Independence, MO 64055
Phone: (816) 521-5352
Accept children: 6 weeks-2 years
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Spring 2013: 92%
  • Fall 2013: 100%

William Southern CFLC
4300 Phelps Road
Independence, MO 64055
Phone: (816) 521-5477
Accept children: 3-5 years
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Spring 2013: 100%
  • Fall 2013: 100%

Wunderkind Home Daycare
18001 E. 25th Terr.
Independence, MO 64057
Phone: (816) 795-6412
Accept children: 6 weeks and up
Initial Immunization Audit Rate

  • Spring 2013: 100%
  • Fall 2013: 100%
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