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Rosewood Academy Child Care and Preschool

5225 N. 158th Avenue
Omaha, NE 68116

(402) 496-6332


Rosewood Academy is more than just childcare. Upon entering our facility, it is immediately apparent that the children in our facility are like family. Each child is appreciated for their individuality, and each is encouraged to grow and explore at their own pace. Rosewood Academy has programs for Infants, Toddlers, Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten, as well as offering before and after school care and transportation.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

From the Director:

Rosewood Academy is independently owned by Carl and Kelli Hansen, who are engaged in the day-to-day operations of the school to ensure it is s operating in the children's best interest. Carl and Kelli are passionately committed to delivering excellence in early childhood education tailored for your child's individual needs. The high-quality education we provide addresses cognitive, motor-skill, language, visual, math and emotional/social development children need to assure greater success in their adolescent years.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught Sign language is taught as early as 6 months of age and social skills begins in infancy up through school-aged children.

From the Director:

Rosewood Academy strives to be a nurturing community that surrounds your child with love. We are dedicated to treating each child as an individual, with their own needs, so that they mature into an independent and secure adolescent and adult. We don´t keep our children confined to a classroom all day, but encourage interactive, hands-on activities to develop not only their minds but their bodies, too.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

The staff at Rosewood Academy has only your children´s best interests at heart. Each classroom has appropriate teacher-child ratios as outlined by the state of Nebraska, so that our teachers continually interact with their students throughout the day.

Each staff member has met education qualifications, and has undergone a thorough criminal background check.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Striving to be your children's home away from home with a tremendous amount of love and a positive learning environment.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Rosewood Academy builds its sense of community through open communication between the staff and families. Each family is special and what your family does/knows/feels is important to every staff member. Our teachers strive to develop a partnership with our families through communications appropriate to every age level. We want and appreciate feedback from our parents on their child´s life outside of school, knowing that it can impact their school interactions.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Parents in classroom early on
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

"When we first found Rosewood we were immediately impressed. Other day cares that we had toured were older and just didn’t seem to give us that “warm fuzzy” that we got when we walked into Rosewood. Rosewood was new, bright, clean, and most important, WELCOMING!!! As we toured Rosewood we noticed how happy each staff member and child was in each of the class rooms. The kids were all busy doing fun activities and we were thrilled that our children would be a part of that one day soon. As our tour continued, we saw that there was clearly an emphasis on teaching and leading by example. My wife Kim and I knew instantly that THIS was the place that we wanted our children to be.

We have now been a part of the Rosewood Family for 3 years. Our kids have learned things like Sign Language and Spanish. Our daughter, Addie learned Sign Language at Rosewood before she could even talk! Our son, Connor learned to read at age 4 in his Pre-K class. The teachers are great and they give each child all of the love and attention they need to make them feel comfortable and help them learn at their own pace. Our children love the field trips to the zoo, Vala's Pumpkin Patch, and the Rose Theatre too. They've enjoyed tumbling programs, soccer, and other great activities outside of the normal curriculum at Rosewood.

As a parent, having to leave your child behind at a daycare center can be one of the hardest things you'll ever do. The staff at Rosewood gives you a sense of security that will make you feel as if you are leaving your child with family!!! This is what being a part of the Rosewood Family is all about!