KIDCO Child Care Inc. is a community based, non-profit organization aimed to meet the early care and education needs of at-risk children and families who reside in Wynwood and adjacent communities.
The children and families served are characterized as single parent families, from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds, lacking in education, facing high-unemployment, needing employability skills, and living below or at poverty levels.
Our mission at KIDCO Child Care, Inc. is to provide comprehensive quality early childhood services to our young children, ages birth to five by…
Provide a quality early care and education program for children between birth and school entrance age and their families.
Founded in 1926, The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is the world's largest organization working on behalf of young children with nearly 80,000 members, a national network of more than 300 state and local Affiliates, and a growing global alliance of like-minded organizations.
The High/Scope educational approach emphasizes "active participatory learning." This refers to children having direct, hands-on experiences with people, objects, events, and ideas. Also children’s interests and choices are at the heart of the High/Scope programs. They construct their own knowledge through interactions with the world and the people around them. Children take the first step in the learning process by making choices and following through on their plans and decisions. This approach is consistent with the best practices recommended by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Head Start Performance Standards, and other guidelines for developmentally based programs.
On November 15, 2011 KIDCO children 2 and older began taking Yoga classes. We are excited to offer this new component to our curriculum. Children need to learn to find balance in their lives. We feel that teaching Yoga to children will help them develop better body awareness, self-control, flexibility and coordination. These skills will benefit them beyond the classroom. We have contracted Jill Rapperport who is an experienced and professional Yoga Instructor.
As a point of quick reference please check the monthly calendar which is most suitable for you and your child.
Here we will include special events regarding our children, families and agency in general. For example, you will be able to see the specific dates for our YOGA classes here.
At this time of the year we start planning for the End of the Year Ceremony in order to celebrate with the children and families who will be going to Kindergarten. Dates and times for your child’s ceremony will be shared with you by the classroom teacher.
This is a special moment in your child’s early education and the event is a special occasion.
Field Day - April 20th
Ana Vega Employee of the year 2009/2010. Ever since Ana joined the KIDCO family in 2005 she took her role to heart and goes beyond the call of duty each and every day. Ana has made it her goal to keep the KIDCO IV site immaculate and counts on all staff members to help. She is a positive energy with our children, parents, guests and staff. Thank you for your dedication to KIDCO!
Safety is always a priority. The KIDCO COOP guide was developed to identify the existing resources and the needed resources KIDCO would need to align in order to offer the KIDCO children, parents, staff and community friends and partners the most reliable and operational services possible during and after any potential emergency.
Communication is key to our success. Each month KIDCO EXPRESS News Letter is shared to bring you a listing of dates and times when special events, birthdays, trainings will take place. Please read the newsletter and stay informed. Sign up here.
Our latest Newsletter is Here.
KIDCO is proud to have achieved the maximum high quality standards set by the NAEYC Academy. All of its centers are nationally accredited. KIDCO strives to maintain its level of quality. You may locate a Center Here.
Each month we post our Breakfast, Lunch and Snack menus on the Services tab on our Home page. It is important that parents always check what their child will be enjoying on any specific day at KIDCO and your input is always appreciated. Certified and knowledgeable staff works very hard to develop a menu that is healthy, appealing and tasty for our children. ENJOY!!!! This Month - Here
There is a formal process we follow when it comes to hiring new staff. Our main goal is to hire the best possible candidate to meet the needs of all our children, our parents, staff, guests and partners. If interested in a position at KIDCO please check first with our social services aide/clerk in the central office. She will provide you with an application and basic information regarding openings.
For interest in employment, please print and complete the Application. You may mail, fax or email it to our offices. We are an equal opportunity employer.