Childcare Services in Vancouver, WA
Though our facility is huge and inviting; we're a tiny, locally owned business. Our hearts aren't tiny though, nor is our passion and dedication to supply the very highest preschool, child care, and school age programs in Vancouver, WA. Please take time to peruse our website and read our philosophy and our core beliefs. We're ardent about giving kids, 2. 5 to 12, the developmentally appropriate experiences they need to grow, learn and be cheerful.
read moreWe believe in a child's abilities. We consider them extraordinary people. We listen to them, getting to know them as individuals, and valuing their trust in us. We meet them where they are, and teach them directly based on our knowledge of them. We support them by providing opportunities for achievement and failure so they can evaluate, re-evaluate, absorb and grow. We believe in play-based learning because every child deserves to wonder, experiment, question, dance, discover, pretend, and create every day.
read moreA stroll through Kidspace reveals light-filled, joyful learning environments, where children and teachers alike are actively engaged. For over 20 years, Kidspace co-owners Sharon Lascheck and Kathy Stanley have carefully developed their vision for providing an intentional, caring, child-centered community. Together they offer over 75 years of education and experience to Kidspace. Each of them provides individual talents and skills that together provide a strong framework for staff, children and families to thrive.
Child Education Curriculum
read moreIt is our belief that children develop skills to thrive, grow and learn when their days are filled with many play opportunities and peer interactions. While we consider ourselves a play-based program; our philosophies, learning materials and provocations, curriculum, teacher-child relationships, teacher observations, and classroom environments also align with cognitive-based programs. A cognitive-based program has classrooms planned to encourage exploration and problem solving, curiosity, socialization and negotiation all in a warm, respectful environment.