About Us

Wee Rockets was established in 1996 by a member of the Rose Hill United Methodist Church. At that time, Wee Rockets was just a small preschool that met in the fellowship hall of the church building.
In 1998, Ivan and Charlene Rexroat, members of the Rose Hill United Methodist Church, donated ten acres of land south of the city of Rose Hill to the church to be used for a new church building. In May of 2001, the Rose Hill congregation consecrated a sanctuary and began meeting in the new building.
When the church facility officially moved, the “old” building was restructured as Wee Rockets Child Development Center. Besides the small preschool that was already active, the building was licensed as a full daycare facility for children from 2 weeks to 12 years of age. Since ample space allowed, the local Boy Scout Troop 626 also began using the Wee Rockets facility basement as a youth center. Today, thanks to the hard work of our staff, the support of the RHUMC congregation, and a whole lot of wonderful families in the community, Wee Rockets Child Development Center is bustling with energy, giggles, fun, and smiles from all corners of the building.
We welcome you to Wee Rockets Child Development Center and look forward to serving your family!

Answers

What are your hours?

Monday-Friday, 6:00 am – 6:00 pm

How can I contact you?

Email: weerockets@yahoo.com
Phone: 316-776-9330
Address: 109 S. Main, Rose Hill, KS 67133

Where are you located?

109 S. Main Street in Rose Hill, KS
We are just east of the intersection of Rose Hill Road and Berry Avenue.
Our parking lot is accessible from Berry Avenue on the north or Main Street on the east.


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What ages of children do you accept?

2 weeks-12 years

Do you accept DCF (formerly SRS)?

Yes, we do.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Cash, checks, DCF phone payments

Do you accept credit cards?

Not at this time.

Do you have a preschool?

Yes, we have a preschool that meets September through May. The 3-year-old class meets Tuesday and Thursday from 9-11:30 AM. The 4-year-old class meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9-11:30 AM.
We also teach a preschool curriculum in our daycare classrooms.

Does my child need to be enrolled in childcare to attend preschool?

No, your child can be enrolled in the preschool and the daycare, or you may select to enroll in only the preschool or only in the daycare.

Is the daycare preschool curriculum different than the morning preschool curriculum?

No, the same curriculum is taught in the preschool and the daycare classrooms. The only real difference for children attending morning preschool is a separate room and a different teacher.

What educational guidelines do you use to get my child ready for kindergarten?

The children in our Frog classroom (ages 5-6) work on the readiness test for kindergarten, using the same testing standards as USD 394. Each classroom for ages 2-6 implement Handwriting Without Tears, the same writing curriculum currently used by USD 394. Our director and teachers meet with the USD 394 early education and preschool teachers monthly to collaborate ideas and readiness programs for our daycare and preschool children. Our daycare facility also incorporates Conscious Discipline, the same program used by the Primary and Intermediate Schools.

Do you have part-time or drop-in openings?

We do allow part-time and drop-in enrollment. Please contact us by phone for availability.

Do you have a summer program?

Yes, we have a very active summer program for all age groups, and our older children (kindergarten-age 12) attend field trips during the summer, which includes movies, museums, bowling, swimming, and other local attractions.

Do you follow a special nutritional guideline?

Yes, we follow the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), which provides nutritional guidelines for meals and snacks.

Does your center accommodate children with food allergies?

Yes, we gladly work with families with food allergies to accommodate special requirements. We are also a nut-free daycare.

My child has special needs, can he attend Wee Rockets?

We happily work with families of special needs children, and our doors are always open to outside organizations that work with your children, such as Rainbows United. We urge you to speak to our director regarding your child’s needs to make necessary arrangements.

Do you have before and after school care or a latchkey program?

Yes, we offer before and after school care during the school year and a summer program.

How do you transport children before and after school?

By way of a school bus; arrangements are made through the USD 394 transportation office.

Is Wee Rockets a religious school/daycare?

Wee Rockets CDC is a mission of the Rose Hill United Methodist Church. We are a state licensed daycare facility, and we use a traditional daycare curriculum with focus on education and development. Children are introduced to weekly Bible lessons, which includes scripture readings, activities, games, coloring sheets, and songs. Children and teachers also say a prayer before each meal and snack. At times, activities for Wee Rockets are held at the RHUMC, and our school-age children participate in Vacation Bible School at the church. Wee Rockets does participate in activities for some religious holidays, such as Easter and Christmas.