Kiddie City provides an enriching learning environment for children from infants through 3rd Grade in the Euclid area fostering curiosity and imagination to create a lifelong love of learning.
To provide an atmosphere that encourages a positive self esteem and regulation. A message of positive regard and respect for the individual is evident. Appropriate verbal interactions with children and adults are modeled using positive words to accomplish goals in a peaceful way. Encouragement is provided as children transition from emerging to established skills. Consistent guidance is used to support learning and optimal growth in children.
Let us be concerned with the whole child –
The physical and mental growth,
The feelings, attitudes, and relationships,
The character and personality.
Let us be concerned with the child as an individual –
Having certain innate tendencies, potentialities, and traits.
And also with the child as a member of society –
Having certain rights and privileges, duties, and responsibilities.
Kiddie City Child Care Community, Inc. is a creative play, child directed, non-profit corporation with 501 (c)(3) non-profit, tax exempt status from the IRS. Carole and Sherrie decided from the inception of Kiddie City that they would provide a valuable service to the community by operating the best, non-profit child care center in the area. We will rely not only on the tuition that we receive from families, Cuyahoga and Lake Counties, but we will be actively seeking funding through donations and grants. Any help that you can provide to us and the children will be gratefully received.
Kiddie City opened its door to children ages 6 weeks to 6 years in September 2006. We serve children and families who reside in Cuyahoga and Lake Counties year-round.
Kiddie City’s staff works hard to always be a five star Star Step Up to Quality designation by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. We are a Universal Pre-K provider and are a provider of HeadStart enhancement to our Preschool children. Our collaborations with the Positive Education Program (PEP) and Starting Point helps us provide parenting workshops, teacher in-services, and the Conscious discipline program.
We are a food provider to our children through the Ohio Department of Education’s Child and Adult Food Program. Kiddie City hosts volunteers year-round through Cuyahoga County’s Foster Grandparent Program. We support and encourage early childhood education teacher training by hosting area high school students enrolled in the Early Childhood Education programs.
Our center’s leadership team is active in community organizations that tie into our mission and we incorporate activities in our center to immerse the children and their families in our neighborhood and our larger community like the E. 200th Street Stroll and other family events. Recent activities include a Penny War to benefit the Euclid Animal Shelter and a plastic cap collection to help us build a “Buddy Bench” for our playground.
Services We Provide
Children need continuous relationships with warm, caring, and supportive adults for healthy development. Family members must create a secure attachment with their children and provide high quality child care that leads to enhanced development and continuous learning. A high quality child care program consists of adults who talk and listen attentively to children and who ask thought-provoking questions to promote critical thinking and problem solving.
Children are active learners and as such, need plenty of hands-on experiences with authentic materials. When children are engaged in meaningful activities that are relevant to their lives, numerous regions of the brain are simultaneously activated. The classroom is enriched with a variety of multi-sensory objects of different shapes, sizes, and colors to promote problem-solving skills. Warm, comfortable, settings encourage creativity and imagination in children. Developmentally and age appropriate activities enable the connection between learning and positive emotions throughout the day.
When children feel secure they can reach their full potential in cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development. A non-threatening learning environment is a crucial component of the classroom for children to freely explore, experiment, and encounter stimulating new ideas. Children move freely among the room as they transmit ideas from one learning center to another.
The Kiddie City Child Care Community acknowledges and accepts the diversity of our ever changing world. This community understands and appreciates the differences and similarities of people and promotes respect and admiration for people of differing races, genders, creeds, ethnicity, and abilities throughout our small community and the expanding community around us.