Programs

Children may start Kidspace when they are 3 months old and remain until they start kindergarten.

Once a child is enrolled at Kidspace, we guarantee that there will always be room for that child until kindergarten, unless the child’s family makes other plans.

We have seven classrooms for infant to preschool-age children. In addition to classroom activities, children are exposed to music, dance, Spanish, and sign language through visiting teachers each week or every other week.

Our on-site cook provides healthy, balanced hot meals, including breakfast, lunch, and snacks.

Kidspace also receives periodic visits from a health nurse and a nutrition consultant.

Cloth diapers from Baby Diaper Service are included in the cost of tuition. Families that use Baby Diaper Service at home receive a monthly credit.

 

Classrooms

Kidspace has seven classrooms for infants through preschoolers:

Infant Room

3:1 Ratio

The Sequoia Room has up to six babies at a time, usually from 3 to 12 months old. Children generally move up to their next room between 10 and 16 months of age.

Waddler Room

The Willow Room has seven children, usually 1 to 2 years old.

3½:1 Ratio

Toddler Room

The Apple Room has eight children, usually 1.5 to 2.5 years old.

4:1 Ratio

Young Preschool

The Treefrog Room has ten children, 2 to 3 years old.  The Dino Room also has 10 children, from 2.5 to 3.5 years old.

5:1 Ratio

Preschool

7:1 Ratio

The Maple Room and Aspen Room each have 14 children, from approximately 3.5 to 5 years old, or until they move on to kindergarten.

 

Meals

January 24, 2024

Kidspace’s food program works to provides proper nutrition, high-quality food, and taste education. Our menu is based on a six-week rotation in which the meals are nutritionally balanced throughout each day and week, offering a variety of fruits, vegetables, grains, fish, poultry, and vegetarian meals.

Nearly everything on the Kidspace menu is made from scratch to ensure the highest quality and best flavor. We serve predominantly fruits and vegetables; milk that comes from hormone- and steroid-free cows fed on a diet scanned for herbicides and pesticides; non-GMO soy milk; fresh, free-range, no-hormone, no-steroid, no-antibiotic chicken and eggs; and fresh rather than frozen fish.

Kidspace considers food to be part of our curriculum. We believe that it is important for children to have a variety of taste experiences and develop a better understanding of where food comes from and the many people involved in bringing it to their tables.

Sample Weekly Menu Below:

Monday

Breakfast: Cheerios with Milk, Mixed Fruit, Milk

Lunch: Arabian Couscous w/ Chickpeas, Broccoli w/ Viniagrette, Oranges, Brown Rice, Milk

Snack: Banana Bread, Milk

Tuesday

Breakfast: Buttermilk Pancakes, Spiced Applesauce

Lunch: Roasted Pork Loin, Butternut Squash, Brown Rice, Pineapple, Milk

Snack: Berry Smoothie Yogurt, Melon, Water

Wednesday

Breakfast: Christina’s Eggs (Egg, Cheese, Salsa), Bananas, Milk

Lunch: Pasta Primavera, Roasted Carrots, Grapes, Milk

Snack: Thai Cucumber Sticks, Milk

Thursday

Breakfast: Pineapple Muffins, Bananas, Milk

Lunch: Orange Roasted Chicken, Garden Couscous, Fresh Fruit, Milk

Snack: Granola, Milk

Friday

Breakfast: Bagels w/ Cream Cheese, Fruit, Milk

Lunch: Armenian Lentils (vegetables and tomatoes), Rice, Cantaloupe Wedges, Milk

Snack: Oatmeal Cookies, Milk