About our Childcare Centers

The mission of Kelly's Kids Learning and Development Center is to provide an enriching environment for children to learn through real-life, hands-on experiences in a safe and loving atmosphere. At Kelly's Kids, we recognize that each child is an individual, and learns at his/her own level and in many ways.

Kelly Kiihne is the owner of Kelly’s Kids Learning and Development Center, Inc.  In June of 2008, Kelly opened her first child care center in the Highlands neighborhood of Lincoln.  After ten years of serving families and children in this northwest Lincoln Neighborhood, Kelly decided to open a second center to serve families and children in the northeast part of Lincoln, with a new child care center in the Havelock neighborhood.  That center opened in April of 2019.  The new center is called Kelly’s Kids North East.

Kelly Kiihne served as the director of the Highlands center from 2008 when it opened, until the Havelock center opened in 2019.  Now, Kelly serves as the director of the new facility as she works to establish and grow this second location.   With over eleven years in the business, as an owner and a director, Kelly is very knowledgeable in what it takes to provide a quality environment that serves the children, their families, and the community with this much-needed service.

As an experienced child care center director, Kelly was asked to be one of only two directors in the state to serve on the Warren Buffet Early Childhood Commission, a non-profit commission established to improve the impact that early childhood education has on the children of our state.

Kids on trikes on rubber surface at Kelly's Kids Highlands loction
Happy child in a classroom at Kelly's Kids North East
children playing outside at Kelly's Kids North East