About Sweet Beginnings

Sweet Beginnings opened for care and early childhood education on November 2, 2009. Since that date our school has continued to grow enrollment in all of our programs. Currently we provide a caring educational environment for up to eighty-four children. We are proud of our school for many reasons; we’ve created an environment where all decisions are based on what is best for our children, where families feel like we are a part of their extended family, and where the staff and teachers take pride in providing quality care and valuable learning opportunities for all our students.

Please see our Programs page for more in-depth information. Also, please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like to schedule a visit to one of our schools.

Sweet Family

Meet the Owners

Adam and Jessica Sweet are the owners of Sweet Beginnings Early Learning Center.  The Sweets have a passion for and strive to provide young families with the highest quality, licensed childcare and preschool in the Kansas City Northland.  They have developed a unique program offering first, a safe environment for all students. Second, a solid infant, toddler and preschool curriculum combining many approaches to best reach all types of learners. And lastly, enrichment classes that give all students exposure to other languages, the arts, science, technology, library and physical education.

Our Experienced Teachers

Jessica Sweet


Jessica manages the day-to-day operations of the center, making decisions and creating an environment for young children to thrive, achieving their first milestones.

Whitney Heim

Assistant Director

Whitney has been an Early Childhood Educator since 2004.  She was working as an Education Coordinator at another Early Learning Center, before joining us in July ’19.

Christi Woodson


Christi has a degree in Culinary Arts and enjoys cooking from scratch. She loves to go on bike rides, knitting and is a Mary Kay Consultant.

Kim Snow

Roly Pollies Lead Teacher

Kim has been married for 17 years and as 2 daughters. She is caring and patient, and has a special way of calming infants and helping our newest parents adjust to parenthood.

Colleen Paige

Nightcrawlers Lead Teacher

Colleen has been with Sweet Beginnings for 2 years. She has 3 bright, beautiful children. She loves teaching young children and is excited to be a part of this awesome team!

Kelley Eskridge

Bumblebees Lead Teacher

Kelley was elated to begin working with infants at Sweet Beginnings, she has always loved babies and now has the opportunity to care for them every day.

Skylar Russell

Walking Sticks Lead Teacher

Ms. Skylar Russell grew up in Winston, Missouri.  She has a big heart for kittens, who often find their way to her house, where they adopt her as their human mom.

Emilee Sedgewick

Caterpillars Lead Teacher

Emilee is an organized, well-planned teacher who keeps her students busy, challenged and engaged in unique learning activities that both are fun and challenging.

Ashley Kelly

Dragonflies Lead Teacher

Ashley has experience working with children of all ages. She enjoys creating engaging lessons and activities. She is eager to build a rapport with her students and their families.

Alex Smith

Butterflies Lead Teacher

Alex has a passion for working with young children, giving them opportunities to explore their environment through sensory and art. She also works with the youth at her church.

Bonnie Kloppe
Bonnie Kloppe

Fireflies Co-Lead Teacher

Bonnie has been at Sweet Beginnings for over 6 years and works with the littlest of the littles. She loves working with infants and helping them reach important milestones.

Morgan Taylor
Morgan Taylor

Fireflies Co-Lead Teacher

Morgan is currently working towards her CDA at Penn Valley. It is an absolute joy for her to work with children and help them develop life-long skills.