Kid Kare is a quality child care center that is not only child-centered and family-friendly, but professional in its care of young children. While Kid Kare has grown to be a large learning center, the standard of care and caring remains unchanged. Our on-campus state-certified center cares for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years as a service for all Kalispell Regional Healthcare employees on a space-available basis.
Contracted care with additional drop-in days is offered, and nutritious meals are provided on-site for all age levels. A preschool is offered with programs that are a blend of Montessori concepts and early childhood best practices. Children are encouraged to explore their environment and learn self-sufficiency while being taught critical thinking and life skills in preparation for later educational experiences.
Currently Kid Kare is encountering significant growth in enrollment. The growth is for all ages but especially with infants and toddler. This keeps our staff extremely busy meeting the needs on an ongoing basis for the growing number of employees of Kalispell Regional Healthcare. Our caring, competent staff work to expand their skills through continuing education and exchange of ideas with other child care professionals.
Kid Kare is a not-for-profit learning center and is licensed by the state of Montana. As a licensed facility, we are committed to exceeding the standards set by the regulatory services. The center is currently part of the state's STARS to Quality program, which requires standards of excellence in the operation and administration of early childhood programs.
It is our intent to deliver innovative, quality child care and learning programs to the families we serve. We provide an appropriate atmosphere where children of all races and creeds experience joy, kindness, love and wonderment at the world around them. We respect each child as a unique individual with the right to learn in a positive environment.
The Kid Kare newsletter is produced monthly on the first of every month. This will be our primary way of communicating important information to you so that you can stay informed. Submissions to the newsletter must be submitted by the 15th of the previous month to be included.
The Kid Kare handbook for parents is full of valuable information. The parent handbook is helpful for families to find answers to their questions regarding Kid Kare's policies about enrollment and attendance, health and safety, parent guidelines and responsibilities, illnesses, and general financial obligations.
Attachment A: Immunization Schedule
Attachment B: Breastfeeding Policy