our "special" history

special beginnings
1987

Our story began as Holy Spirit Extended Child  Care in Overland Park, Kansas. Founded by Lynda Connolly, and was licensed for 12 children.

special beginnings
1989

Mary Hornbeck, Lynda’s daughter, took over the program which then had grown to 24 children.

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1991

Special Beginnings Lenexa location was opened and licensed for120 Children Infants through Kindergarten.

special beginnings
1996

Camp Special Beginnings opens for School age summer camp in Lenexa.

special beginnings
2000

Special Beginnings Olathe location opens. This location serves 60 children; Infants through Pre-Kindergarten.

special beginnings
2001

Special Beginnings School Age care opens in Lenexa, KS. This program serves 45 School Age children as well as over 90 children for Summer Camp.

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2008

Cleveland Chiropractic College selects Special Beginnings to open an on-campus center.

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2017

With multiple locations, Special Beginnings provides excellent early care and education to over 400 children each day.

Our Mission and Philosophy

  • Special Beginnings Early Learning Center will provide a quality care program within a safe, loving, and Christian environment.  

Our Team

Our administrative team have accumulated dozens of years of knowledge. Each day we provide nurturing care and support to help build foundations on

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