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Early Learning CenterSIX WEEKS TO FIVE YEARS

The Independent School has been an integral part of the Wichita community for 40 years. The Early Learning Center has been serving families with young children since January 2019.


Our Early Learning Center welcomes children 6 weeks to 4 years old to The Independent School. Families appreciate our small class sizes, nurturing environment, and our highly qualified teachers.


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Infant Room  (6 weeks - walking)
$425 / week
Toddler Room (walking - 2 years)
$350 / week
Early Preschool & Preschool (3 years - 4 years)
$325 / week


School Day

7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Meet Mrs. Hayden

Ricayah Hayden, our Head of The Early Learning Center at The Independent School, brings a wealth of experience and dedication to her role. With a background as a teacher for several years, Ricayah's passion for education has been a driving force throughout her career journey. 

Fuelled by her genuine love for children, Ricayah pursued higher education at Newman University. There, she attained a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, equipping herself with the foundational knowledge to make a positive impact in the lives of young learners. Her commitment to enhancing instructional strategies led her to further her studies, earning a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the same institution.

Notably, Mrs. Hayden's pursuit of knowledge doesn't stop there. She's currently on the path to completing her doctoral degree, a testament to her unyielding dedication to continuous growth and improvement. Through her experiences, education, and ongoing pursuit of excellence, Mrs. Hayden exemplifies the values and commitment that drive The Independent School's educational mission.