About

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

Our Gardeners... growing and nurturing precious blossoms every day!

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 a teacher in the 4+ room at Kidz World Childcare, Inc. She has 8 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. 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 color pink, seafood,...

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 two, 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 cook and Float 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 the CDA program at HCC. She recently received her CPT (Certified Phlebotomist Technician) 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 making bows. When asked why she...

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 lead teacher at Kidz World in the 2-yr old Red room. 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 a great man, and making a life with him. Her favorite color is black. Her favorite food is anything with cheese. She loves rock music. Her favorite movie is The Breakfast Club. Savannah's favorite Disney character is Mulan while her favorite superhero is Captain America....

Eticia (Ms. Tish)

Eticia (Ms. Tish), Teacher of Kidz World Childcare, Inc. is lead teacher in the 3-year old Blue room. Ms. Tish has 15 years of experience in a licensed childcare. She is an alumnus of Owensboro High School. She is CPR/First Aid Certified. Her proudest accomplishment in life thus far is being a good Mom, dedicated teacher, and good friend. Her favorite color is pink. Chinese and Italian are her favorite foods. She proudly supports the Dallas Cowboys. Princess Tiana is her favorite Disney character while Batman her favorite superhero. Her...

Kendi

Kendi is the lead teacher in the infant room at Kidz World Childcare, Inc. She is an alumnus of Henderson County Academy and is currently enrolled at HCC earning her CDA. Her proudest accomplishment in life thus far is being a mom to three adorable children. Her favorite color is olive green. Her favorite food is pizza. She loves country music. She supports the Cubs baseball team. Reading is Kendi’s favorite hobby while Twilight her favorite movie. Captain America is her superhero and Belle her favorite Disney character. Her favorite...

Kaitlin

Kaitlin, teacher at Kidz World Childcare, Inc. teaches in the 1-yr old rooms. Ms. Kaitlin has 3 years’ experience in childcare. She is an alumnus of Henderson County High School. She has her CDA. Her proudest accomplishment in life thus far is becoming a mother to two beautiful girls. Her favorite color is pink. Chicken is her favorite food. She’s a big UK Wildcat fan. Minnie is her favorite Disney character while Superman her favorite superhero. When asked why she loves her job, she replied, “I love kids! And I love working...

Jessika

Jessika is lead teacher in the one-year-old room at Kidz World. Ms. Jessika has 4 years of experience in childcare. She is an alumnus of Henderson Academy. She has her CDA. Her proudest accomplishments have been graduating high school, having her two sons, and being a teacher at Kidz World. Her favorite color is purple. She loves pizza. Spiderman is her favorite superhero. Her favorite quote is, “I can do all things through Christ.” When asked why she loves her job so much, she replied, “I get to see children...

Selena

Selena is a teacher in the Orange room at Kidz World. Ms. Selena has 3 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. Pizza is her favorite food. She proudly supports the Louisville Cardinals. She spends her spare time, between working at Kidz World, going to...

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

Wanda, teacher at Kidz World Childcare, Inc, is 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, Ray for the past 46 years. Her favorite color is red. Mexican is her favorite food. She proudly supports the St. Louis Cardinals. Her favorite Disney character is...

Zaria

Zaria is currently in training in the 1-yr old rooms at Kidz World. She is an alumnus of Henderson County High School. Her proudest accomplishment in life thus far is becoming a Christian. Her favorite color is purple. Her favorite food is Chinese. She loves all music. Her favorite movie is anything Disney. Zaria's favorite Disney characters are Mulan, Hannah Montana, and Penny Proud. Her favorite superheroes are the Flash and Astro Boy. Singing is her favorite hobby. Her favorite quote is, “I can do all things through Christ”. When...

Mary

Mary is in training as 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 colors are red, white, & black. Her favorite food is mashed potatoes. She loves Broadway music. Her favorite movie is Phantom of the Opera. 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...

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