Mission Statement

We, at Kids of the Kingdom, see child care as a family strengthening service. We are proud to offer Christian Child Care as an outreach ministry of Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield, MN. The policies and procedures of Kids of the Kingdom are set for the purpose of establishing a well-organized and nurturing environment. We strive to meet the needs of all children in our care, in all areas of their development.

Each Child in our center is recognized for their unique God-given talents. We will work with families and the communities to best meet the needs of all children in our care. It is the goal of Kids of the Kingdom to assist all children in our care to develop to their fullest potential, both socially and academically.

Children will be provided with a Variety of learning experiences throughout the day, in both structured and non-structured ways. We at Kids of the kingdom will help children develop healthy personalities, form values, develop empathy, positive feelings towards themselves and others, a positive self-image and good relationships with others.

All Children will be in a positive and stimulating home-like atmosphere in which they will be given unconditional love, forgiveness, and compassion. Our goal is to assist parents in developing happy, secure, empathetic, and well-disciplined children.

“There are two things we should give children: One is roots, the other is wings.”

Program

Kids of the Kingdom is a Parent Aware rated program. We have organized activities for all ages of children based on their skills abilities. We provide structured activities based on the 123 Learn Curriculum along with plenty of time for free play. Children are introduced to opportunities to help them develop socially.

Kids of the Kingdom provides care for children ages 6 weeks through 12 years. Kids of the Kingdom offers part-time and full-time options for childcare.

Kids of the Kingdom is licensed by the state of Minnesota Department of Human Services to operate with the following groups of children;

  • Infants (6 weeks to 16 months): 16 children at a 4:1 child to staff ratio
  • Toddlers (16 months to 33 months): 31 children at a 7:1 child to staff ratio
  • Preschool (33 months to Kindergarten): 42 children at a 10:1 child to staff ratio
  • School Age (Kindergarten through 12 years): 49 children at a 15:1 child to staff ratio

Program Options

Kids of the Kingdom has part-time and full-time options. We also offer year-round preschool as part of our daily child care program. We offer before and after school care, as well as closed school care for our School Age children. As part of our Preschool and School Age Curriculum, we attend church weekly on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively. Parents are allowed to view the Kids of the Kingdom program plan at their discretion.

Hours of Operation

Kids of the Kingdom will operate from 6:00 am to 5:30 pm Monday-Friday.

Observed Holidays

  • New Year’s Eve
  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • July 4th
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day (Thursday & Friday)
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

Should the traditional holiday occur on a Saturday, we will close on Friday. Should the Holiday occur on a Sunday we will close on Monday. Please Note: You are responsible for your normal childcare costs for each holiday we are not open. In the event of a staff death, the center will be closed so we may attend the funeral.

Discrimination Statement

Kids of the Kingdom will not discriminate against any child or family, in terms of enrollment or services provided regardless of: race, creed, color, national origin, source of payment, disability, religion, sex, or sexual identity. Furthermore, Kids of the Kingdom will not discriminate on the basis of physical or mental disability, provided Kids of the Kingdom can provide adequate service to best meet the needs of the child.

Communication

Prior to enrollment, a pre-admission interview will be scheduled with the parents, child, and child care director. This will help the child and parents become acquainted with the center and allow the director to answer questions, address concerns, and go over the childcare contract along with required paperwork.

Reserving a Spot

In order to reserve a spot for your child for a future date, we require that you pay 50% of the weekly rate in advance. this payment will go towards your first week’s tuition. This deposit is non-refundable.

Enrolling Your Child

To enroll your child, you must complete the Child Care Contract, Emergency Card, and Personal Record. Licensing also requires us to have a completed Health Care Summary and Immunization Record for each Child in our care. The Health Care Summary and Immunization Record must be signed by your child’s health care provider.

Denise Fransen

Denise Fransen

Director of Kids of the Kingdom

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