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Establishing a Safe Learning Environment for Young Kids

Mission Statement

Kidz World Childcare exists to provide a safe, developmentally appropriate Christian, environment for infant to school age children. Our focus is to provide a stimulating early care and education experience, which promotes each child's social/emotional, physical, and cognitive development. Our goal is to support a child’s desire to be a life-long learner in an affordable, high quality, home-like environment.

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Our Philosophy

Kidz World Childcare, Inc. is based on the child development model which incorporates the quality care of STARS, the standards set in ITERS, ECERS, and SACERS, and the Kentucky State Regulations. Learning through play is viewed as the cornerstone of the curriculum. Adults provide protection, security, stimulation, support, limits, and affection.

Children are respected as individuals within a child-oriented rather than teacher-directed program. We believe that the home is the most important factor in a child’s development. We will always strive to support and complement the family in order to promote the healthy development of children and parents.

At Kidz World Childcare, Inc., children are given the opportunity to explore materials and participate in a variety of experiences. Activities are carefully planned and implemented in an open classroom setting. We have implemented the Pinnacle-Faith Based Curriculum and children are encouraged to participate in activities including art, music, language development, pre-math skills, science and nature, and dramatic play. Children develop self-esteem, independence, and problem-solving skills as they make choices and assist in planning the environment and the activities.

Our primary goal is for children to feel safe and secure. Prior to being independent, a child must know that he or she can depend on adults and a predictable environment. Children are treated with respect and kindness. We recognize that children develop at different rates and have different interests. Small group size and appropriate teacher-child ratios allow for meeting the individual needs of each child.

Learning and playing are not limited to the classrooms. Children participate in the outdoor environment when weather permits. There are opportunities for gross motor activities to aid in raising a healthy child. The Center provides an age-appropriate playground. Infants are also taken outside for walks in a stroller or in the arms of a teacher.

Our Story

Every business has a beginning... sometimes those beginnings are unexpected. Tamika Johnson was sitting at her desk at the Henderson Housing Authority when she received a phone call... not just one, but many calls from a friend wanting her to open a daycare. Little did she imagine that this phone call develops into her life's dream, her life's passion... assisting, caring for, and educating children of the community.

Kidz World's first location opened in 2005 at 817 N. Elm St Henderson, KY. Following soon after was the 2nd location in 2010 located at 325 N. Elm St Henderson, KY. The two locations were busting at the seams when Ms. Tamika discovered a hidden gem, an opportunity she just couldn't pass up... the current facility opened in July 2012 at 106 Hancock St Henderson, KY. But... don't think it stops there... we have big plans in the works!

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Tamika

Tamika Johnson

President/Owner

Ms. Tamika has 24 years of experience servicing the needs of children in the Henderson, KY community. She holds a Master’s Degree in Management, Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, Director’s License, CDA, and is CPR/First Aid Certified. She is an alumnus of Henderson County High School, Henderson Community College, and the University of Southern Indiana.

Her proudest accomplishments thus far are: becoming a Christian, owning and operating a successful childcare center, and utilizing those opportunities to work with children and adults to bring them to Christ. Tamika has an infectious personality and her warmth, caring, and passion for what she does just fills the room. Among her many favorites in life are; the color red, chicken-n-dumplings, UK Wildcats, Spiderman, and singing and dancing.

Her favorite quote, outside of Bible verses is, “A person is a person, no matter how small.” When asked about the thing she loves most about her job she replied, “I love getting hugs & kisses from all the children every day. Seeing the children learn and grow daily is still amazing after all these years!” Ms. Tamika is not only the foundation from which Kidz World was built, but she is the support of the facility that keeps everything standing strong each and every day.

Kidz World Staff

Stephenie Duncan

Stephenie Duncan, Director of Kidz World Childcare, Inc. has over 17 years of experience in the field of child care. She is an alumnus of Henderson County High School. She holds her CDA and Director’s credential. She is CPR/First Aid certified. Stephenie is the cog that moves the wheel at Kidz World and fulfills many roles in her duties. She receives great respect from all the children and is the go-to person for all staff. She is a problem solver and goes above and beyond each day to ensure the safety...

Brandi

Brandi is the lead teacher in the 4+ room at Kidz World. She has over 10 years of experience in the field of childcare. She is an alumnus of Henderson County High School and Henderson Community College where she obtained her Director's Credential and CDA license. She is CPR/First Aid Certified. Her proudest accomplishments thus far are: evolving in her career at Kidz World, her precious daughter, and being a part of the lives of the children and families of Kidz World. Among her many favorites in life are the...

Rose Mary

Rose Mary, is a Float at Kidz World Childcare. Ms. Roro, as the children call her, is an alumnus of Henderson Co High. Her proudest accomplishment in life thus far is being a mother, grandmother of three, and Aunt to 15 nieces and nephews. Her favorite color is purple. Fried chicken is her favorite food. She strongly advocates for Autism Awareness. Mickey Mouse is her favorite Disney character while Superman her favorite super hero. Her favorite hobby is reading. Her favorite quote is “Yes you can!” When asked why she loves...

Alexis

Alexis is the lead teacher in the 3 year old room at Kidz World. Ms. Alexis has 5 years of experience in childcare. She is an alumnus of Benjamin Bosse High School. She is currently enrolled in Henderson Community College and holds a phlebotomy certification. She is the proud mother of one son and twin girls. Her favorite color is blue. She loves Italian food. She proudly supports UK and the Patriots. She loves all Disney and superhero characters. Her favorite hobby is shopping and make up. When asked why...

Michelle

Michelle is the Administrative Assistant at Kidz World. She comes to us with three-years’ experience in administration. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Services from USI. Her proudest accomplishment thus far is becoming a mother to three wonderful boys. Her favorite color is turquoise. She loves Chinese food. Her favorite team is the Dallas Cowboys. Ariel from Little Mermaid is her favorite Disney character. Superman is her favorite superhero. In her off time, she loves photography. “This, too, shall pass,” is her favorite quote. When asked why she loves...

Savannah

Savannah is the lead teacher at Kidz World in the 2-yr old Red room. She has 10 years experience in childcare. She is an alumnus of HCC where she obtained her Associate's Degree in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education. Her proudest accomplishments in life thus far is being in a profession she loves, marrying her best friend, and making a life with him. Her favorite color is black. Her favorite food is anything with cheese. She loves alternative music. Savannah's favorite Disney character is Mulan while her favorite superhero is Captain...

Jessika

Jessika is a teacher in the one-year-old room at Kidz World. Ms. Jessika has 5 years of experience in childcare. She is an alumnus of Henderson Academy. She has her CDA. Her proudest accomplishment is making a future for her 3 beautiful children. Her favorite color is purple. She loves pizza. Spiderman is her favorite superhero. Her favorite quote is, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” When asked why she loves her job so much, she replied, “I get to see children grow and learn new...

Selena

Selena is a teacher in the Orange room at Kidz World. Ms. Selena has over years of experience in childcare. She is an alumnus of Henderson County High and is currently enrolled at Henderson Community College where she will receive her Associates in IECE. She has a CDA. Her proudest accomplishment in life thus far is being a mentor to the children. Her favorite color is red. Hot wings are her favorite food. Her favorite Disney character is princess Tiana and her favorite superhero is herself! She believes early childhood...

Paula

Paula is one of the morning teachers in the infant room. Ms. Paula has 20+ years of experience educating children. She has an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood. She is an alumnus of Henderson Community College. Her proudest accomplishment in life has been teaching the children in the community of Henderson, KY. Her favorite color is red. Pizza is her favorite food. She’s a proud supporter of the Seattle Seahawks. Her favorite Disney character is Belle. In her spare time, between working at Kidz World and Thelma B. Johnson ELC,...

Wanda

Mrs. Wanda is the lead teacher in the infant room. She is an alumnus of Henderson County High School. She has seven years’ experience in licensed childcare including being a Director. Her proudest accomplishment in life thus far is being a mother of two children and grandmother to four. She is also very proud of being married to her husband, Rick for the past 47 years. Her favorite color is red. Mexican is her favorite food. She proudly supports the St. Louis Cardinals. Her favorite Disney character is Pluto and...

Mary

Mary is a float at Kidz World. She is an alumnus of Central Academy. Her proudest accomplishment in life thus far is getting her driver’s license. Her favorite color is yellow. Her favorite food is potato soup. She loves Broadway music. Her favorite movie is Beauty and the Beast. Her favorite Disney character is Belle. Her favorite superhero is Iron Man. Singing is her favorite hobby. Her favorite quote is, “A rose by any other name, would smell as sweet.” She believes Early Childhood Education is important because, “It helps...

Tamara

Ms. Tammy is the kitchen manager here at Kidz World. She comes to us with 25 years of experience. She is an Alumnus of Henderson County High School. Her proudest accomplishment are her wonderful kids and grandkids. Her favorite color is purple, favorite movie is Titanic and her favorite Disney character is The Little Mermaid. She loves 70's music and is a fan of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. When asked why she loves her job Ms. Tammy said "I love my job because it puts a smile on my face...

Abbie

Abbie is the assistant teacher in the 1 year old room. She is a senior a Central Academy and has 3 years of experience in childcare. Her favorite color is blue, favorite food is Mcdonalds and her favorite movie is the Grinch. Her favorite hobby is going on walks. She loves her job because of "the gratification you get from working with children." Abbie plans on attending college and continuing her carreer in childcare.

Courtney

Courtney is a teacher in the Blue room. She is an Alumnus of Union County High School and Has completed Vocational Training in Childcare. She comes to us with 6 years of experience. Her favorite color is blue, favorite disney character is Belle and she is a fan of the Colts. Courtney's favorite quote is "If you see someone without a smile, give them yours." When asked why she loves her job she said "I love being able to work and interact with children and teach them new things."

Sabrina

Sabrina is a Float here at Kidz World Childcare. She has 3 years of experience in childcare. Her favorite color is blue/green and she enjoys Gospel Music. She is a proud parent of 3 children and 4 beautiful grandchildren. Sabrina believes early childhood education is important because "it gets the children ready for the real world. It helps the child first, then it helps the world because they can turn it into something great."

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