Kids Place takes pride in educating the children in our community since 1997. The directors, Robert Mier obtained his Child Development Associate Degree in 1997 and his wife Maritza Mier is a certified Early Childhood educator since 1986 with a Master’s Degree in Education. We take pride in being one of the first 4 Star Rated programs in West New York for Grow NJ Kids. A rigorous rating scale which measures the quality of care in each program by meeting an extensive list of quality benchmarks. This rating is a reflection of the commitment to the families we serve.
Our goal is to provide a developmentally appropriate curriculum that will enhance social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth in young children. Kids Place along with parental support share a common goal: providing the best learning opportunities we possibly can for the child. Working together, we believe that optimum development will be obtained.
Our classrooms are specially designed with the child in mind
Kids Place utilizes the Creative Curriculum as the foundation for our practices. It is a research-based curriculum designed for use with children from infancy through Kindergarten.
Our infant curriculum starts off exposing our little ones to lots of language opportunities by singing nursery rhymes, reading picture books and singing songs to them every day to enrich their language skills. The teachers will also enhance the infant's social, emotional and cognitive development by providing a variety of developmentally appropriate activities such as bouncing, lifting, clapping, gentle tickles, peek-a-boo, reading, tummy time, and singing.
They also go on mats for crawling and rolling to greater develop their motor skills. But most of all, our teachers will cuddle, rock your baby, and provide stimulating massages so that babies feel the love and warmth that they so much desire for a sound emotional development.
Our toddler program also utilizes Creative Curriculum which incorporates developmentally appropriate practices that consider the child's developmental level and provides opportunities for teachers to work with children who have various skills and abilities. Our spacious facility will provide the opportunity for your toddler to develop in all areas of development including social-emotional, physical, cognitive, literacy, mathematics, science, social studies and the arts.
Our structured schedule with age-appropriate experiences can offer opportunities for children to develop self-help skills and give them ample time to work on these important tasks. Remember that adults are important role models. We model self-help skills to help young children become independent by allowing and encouraging them to take responsibility for themselves whenever possible.
Our preschool program introduces your child to lifelong skills that will help them be successful in school. Creative Curriculum addresses all areas of development and allows teachers to modify their instructional activities to meet the needs and interests of the children. In addition, the curriculum is delivered within a play-based format and integrates small and large group interactions, free play, music time, gross and fine motor activities, social interactions and all areas of development including social-emotional, physical, cognitive, literacy, mathematics, science and technology, social studies and the arts within the daily classroom routine and structure.
Our goal is to provide fun and exciting preschool experiences so that children become problem solvers and acquire a lifelong love for learning.