The Landis Child Development Center is an integral part
of Foxwood Springs. The LCDC is licensed to serve 99 children ranging
in age from six weeks to age 12. This intergenerational program allows
the residents of Foxwood Springs and the children to bond throughout the
week by actively participating in a variety of mutually shared
Hours of Operation
6:30 am to 6:00 pm
Monday through Friday
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A picture of Grandma
Ruth Thaxter is recognized for her continuing dedication to the children
of Landis as she tells stories to the pre-school rooms twice a month.
Children from the
Landis Child Development Center out for a stroll
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We have made many improvements here at
Landis, including structural improvements as well as added educational
opportunities for the children and staff members.
The most visible change is the renovation
of the Landis courtyard. A safety ground material called Saf Dek now
covers the courtyard. The benches are reset and new play structures for
preschoolers, toddlers and infants are installed.
Improvements have been made inside as
well. By expanding and renovating some of the rooms, Landis has been
able to increase its capacity to enable accommodating up to 99 children, from six
weeks to 12 years of age. The increase in capacity benefits both
the staff and the growing community.
One of the
advantages of having a child development center at Foxwood Springs is
having the intergenerational connection between the children and the
residents. On a regular basis, the children visit residents who live in
Clare Bridge Gardens/Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Center, Personalized Assisted Living and the Care
Center/Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center.
resident volunteers help with Landis activities which include story
time, rocking babies and reading books. These volunteers are a special
part of our family.
The Landis program has expanded to
include a computer class for children who enroll in that. Preschool and
school age children enjoy swimming in Foxwood’s indoor pool. And, for
the past eight years, Jody Brown, from the Red Cross, has offered two
sessions of swim lessons during the summer. Breakfast and lunch are
prepared by the Foxwood Springs kitchen and a snack is provided each
Our School Age Program includes before
and after school care and all day care when school is not in session.
School busses pick up and drop off at Landis’ front door for those
children attending school in Raymore.
The summer months for school agers are
full of activities here and away from Landis. Even those younger than
school age enjoy field trips in the Kansas City area throughout the
year. Transportation is provided by Foxwood on a new 22 seater bus!
Continuing education for childcare
providers is vital for quality childcare. Landis is proud of having
teachers from time to time complete their Child Development Associate to
enhance their training. This is a continuing education program for
childcare providers who work with children from six weeks to six years
of Foxwood, Bill Knowles enjoyed playing with the children in the Landis
courtyard. He was one of the many residents who volunteered at
the Landis Child Development Center.
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The success of the childcare program at Landis is the
result of many factors: providing new learning opportunities for the
children and the staff members; improving and expanding the facilities;
and involving residents who volunteer many hours and enrich the
children’s experience at Landis.