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.
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 compliment 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 interest. 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.
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 develop 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!
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 University of Southern Indiana. She is currently enrolled at Henderson Community College. 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 & 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.