Years at Kid Zone: Since 2011
I love working at Kid Zone because: I love the warm and caring Kid Zone community within, the larger St Louis Park community. Kid Zone’s primary mission is to do what is in the best interest of their children, families, staff and larger community. I appreciate how unique Kid Zone is with adapting the classrooms to meet the interest of the children, and not expecting the children to conform to the teachers' ideas or structure.
The goals for Kid Zone are: to make a positive impact on each family, and show a good example of what a play based curriculum program can be without losing our personal touch and loving atmosphere.
Melissa: Assistant director
Years at Kid Zone: Since 2014
I love working at Kid Zone because: it is a unique environment with an overall feeling of community.Kid Zone is special in that it alters itself for the child(ren) and families rather than requiring the child to conform to the environment created for them.
The goals for Kid Zone are: to maintain the family and community atmosphere while providing high quality care for the children entrusted to us everyday.
Jill: food and nutrition director
Years at Kid Zone: Since 2016
My philosophy on nutrition is: food is nourishment for the body; necessary for growth and maintenance, allowing you to thrive mentally and physically. What you put in is what you get out, that is simple science. My philosophy is start out making the right choices as young as possible, so you can build healthy habits that will last a lifetime. If you are brought up eating, learning and being aware of food and nutrition, then there is a strong chance that you will continue to make those healthy life choices throughout your life.
My goals for the meal program at Kid Zone are: To build nutrition, the community garden and sustainable practices into the curriculum and the classroom.