Debbie Deere, Owner

I am the Owner/Executive Director of A Deere Place.  I started this  program in my garage in 1993, for the purpose of allowing myself to have a job that allowed me to stay home with my own 3 children.  I was a frazzled, working Mom, who had an unpleasant experience with finding quality childcare for my family.   I was determined from the beginning, to offer services that provided peace of mind in a safe, fun, and affordable environment for their child.  

 

ADP had an original enrollment of 10 children. In 1997 the program expanded and moved into the Lansing Elementary School as a Before & After School Program for 10 years.  It has been at its current location in the Lansing Business Center since November of 2007.  The facility now serves children, ages 2 ½ - 11, and has an enrollment capacity of 98 children.  

 

 

I have worked with families & children for 30 years.  Prior to starting ADP, I worked in a private facility in St. Joe, MO as a Residential Houseparent for At-Risk children.  

 

Upon moving to this community in 1988, I served as the Residential Campaign Director for American Red Cross, and also Executive Director to a state wide non-profit organization that provided services to families and children of offenders.  During this position, I also provided programs, training, and served as a liaison between the KS Department of Corrections and incarcerated individuals throughout the state of Kansas.   
 

I received my Bachelors in Business Administration from Friends University, as well as studying Early Childhood Education at Kansas City Community College.
 

My husband, Kyle, and I have been married for 31 years.  We have 3 grown children and 3 grandchildren.  I have served on the Lansing School Board since 2011.  I have  been honored to receive:  2008 Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Award, 2013 Athena Business Woman of the Year, and ADP was recently voted the 2015 Best Childcare Facility by the Leavenworth Times.  

 

I thank you for visiting our website and invite you to visit our facility.  A Deere Place looks forward to the possibility of working with your family to meet your childcare needs.  We hope to meet you soon.