Why Kids World?
Our philosophy is based on respect for the child as an individual with concern for his or her interests, challenges, talents, and pace of learning. Surrounded by an environment where the child has an opportunity to experience a variety of activities throughout the day that will help him or her develop a feeling of independence and confidence. We feel that these accomplishments are vital for the child's self-esteem and self-identity.
We are committed to providing a clean, safe environment for the child to spend their day. A learning center that is calm, warm, loving, and nurturing and where affection is freely given so that a child feels valued and secure. We use a small group setting so we can provide personal attention to guide each child's developmental needs socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually.
Kid's World Learning Center encourages and values parental involvement. We believe in a partnership with parents so we can recognize the uniqueness of each family's values, standards, lifestyle, and cultural heritage.
Kid's World Learning Center will continue to evaluate our program each year in order to provide the quality Early Childhood Development Program your child deserves. We will work toward an accreditation from the National Association of Education of Young Children (NAEYC), which is an award given to only the highest level of quality preschool programs. Kid's World believes in continued education for our teachers in order to provide them with the most current early childhood concerns, development, and teaching practices to keep them engaged in this challenging and rewarding career. We will work toward all of our teachers receiving their Child Development Associates within the next two to three years thus giving our children the quality of teachers they deserve.
We go above and beyond the minimum standards set by the state of Texas to ensure that you child is receiving the best care possible. We are visited regularly to verify that we are in compliance with Texas Rising Star expectations. For more information please visit https://texasrisingstar.org/wordpress/
Melinda Scardino, the owner and director, is involved in every aspect of the center each day to ensure the highest standards are upheld. She has an open door policy where parents feel comfortable addressing any questions or concerns.
We use electronic entry, coded attendance tracking, and video/audio recording in each room and on the grounds.
All employees are cleared by a statewide criminal history check and obtain FBI fingerprinting. All teachers are certified in CPR/First Aid, attend monthly trainings with the Director and experts in early childhood, and attend yearly trainings with the Houston Association of Education of Young Children or other leading early education agencies. Our lead teachers have either their Child Development Associate certificate or a degree in a related field.
environment where each child is welcomed with open arms
monthly office newsletters, parent and classroom handbooks, weekly reminders at front office, posted menus, daily information sheets for children two and younger, communication folders for two and older.
with Collaborative for Children, Teaching Strategies GOLD, The Creative Curriculum, and membership with the Texas Licensed Child Care Association, NAEYC, and many other professional organizations.
is designed for each age group and is tailored for each child's developmental stage by experts in Early Childhood Education. We utilize The Creative Curriculum, Frog Street curriculum, The Letter People, Baby Signs, and Buttercups as a few of our educational guidelines.
prepared in accordance with USDA and the Child and Adult Care Food Program guidelines. Breakfast, lunch, and snack served each day.
We offer bi-weekly music lessons for children 2 and older. During the summer we offer sports camp twice a week and a splash pad on site for water play.
We offer three optional extracurricular activities here on site for our families. The Giggle Bus is a gymnastics and fitness program, Kinderdance is a dance program for young children, and Soccer Shots is a skills and teamwork program. They are once a week during the normal school day.
Low student to teacher ratio
Accept children ages 6 weeks to 12 years
Open from 6:15 am - 6:30 pm
Kid's World celebrates each child's potential during these crucial years of growth. We understand the importance of meeting each child every day with open arms and a loving heart. Our objective is to receive each child into an environment that is calm, secure and safe. This gives children the opportunity to develop emotionally, socially, cognitively, and physically. Close attention to the environment and curriculum allows children boundless growth during these vital years. Each child's individuality is celebrated and supported.
Most of our teachers have been with Kid’s World Learning Center for several years. When selecting a potential teacher to work at Kid’s World Learning Center they must meet required guidelines including, but not limited to: education, experience, references, training, childcare philosophy, a criminal background check, and fingerprinting. These background checks are conducted on all persons that work full or part-time at the center regardless of their job description. All employees must attend an orientation process that includes center policies and procedures, an overview of minimum standards, symptoms and prevention of child abuse and neglect, procedures in handling emergencies, first aid, information specific to the age group they will be working with, Texas Rising Star standards, and much more. All teachers are required to attend 40 clock hours of early childhood continued education classes. In addition, all teachers must be certified in CPR and First Aid, educated on Shaken Baby Syndrome, SIDS, and early infant brain development, and educated on Child Abuse and Neglect. All lead teachers must be working on or currently have their Child Development Associates certificate or a degree in education. Kid’s World feels it is essential for all of our teachers to attend continued education courses in order to be current and engaged in this challenging and rewarding career choice of Early Childhood Education. In order to achieve these goals for our teachers, Kid’s World works to find scholarships, has fundraising events at the school, pays our teachers to attend staff development meetings, and provides instructors to come to the school to train our teachers.
Since 2013, Kid’s World Learning Center has been a Texas Rising Star accredited program. We are currently a 4-star rating – the top level. This recognition demonstrates that we go above and beyond the minimum standards set by the state of Texas for child care providers. This includes stricter teacher requirements and training hours, detailed curriculum that is on par with child development standards, lower teacher to student ratios, positive teacher/child interaction, and more.