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Kidz Kare Inc.

   
15 York Street, 3rd floor, Toronto, Ontario, M5J 0A3

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Approach :
Academic
Grades (Gender):
Nursery/Toddler (18 months) to K (Coed)
Tuition:
$240 to $750 /2 Weeks
Main Language:
English
Avg. Class Size:
Varies
Enrolment:
Day: Varies (Gr. NS - K)

School Address
15 York Street, 3rd floor, Toronto, Ontario, M5J 0A3

About this school:

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Our downtown Toronto licensed care centre offers children (ages 18mos +) a modern facility that combines a loving environment with an educational focus. Our enthusiastic and extensively trained staff implement a High Scope curriculum that keeps kids learning, engaged and excited to be there. We work hard to identify the strengths of each child and to nurture individual development. Healthy, fun and nutritious meals add to the feeling of a home away from home. At Kidz Kare, love and learning go hand in hand! — Visit school website




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The Our Kids review of Kidz Kare Inc.

our takeKidz Kare was founded in 2003 by Jennifer Roselli, a parent who wanted to create an environment that was more responsive to the needs of parents, including herself. Care, a family focus, a modern setting—that was the baseline, though the intention was also to include an appropriate education piece, one aimed not only at better preparing children for entry into the primary grades, but also at exciting curiosity and intellectual engagement in the short term.  Moreover, the intention was to provide a balance between those two things—care and learning—in an awareness that, typically, early childhood care providers either focus on one or the other, rather than both equally. The company has grown and now includes a range of ancillary services, including home care and tutoring, all of which have the needs of urban parents firmly in mind. It’s a unique approach, and one that rightly has found favour with families looking for childcare that hits all those sweet spots: care, learning, social development, and service.





Principal's Message

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Jennifer Roselli, President and Founder

Kidz Kare founder Jennifer Roselli has been involved in the child care and education industries for the past twelve years. She founded her first daycare in 2003 and tells of its genesis in the frustration of trying to find child care for her own sons. “I was having a great deal of difficulty finding the right balance of a loving and nurturing environment combined with a place where my two sons could learn. I was not prepared to place them in a situation where they were not receiving the same level of care and nutrition they would get at home, as well as the daily challenge of new things to learn and achieve.”

Yet her daycare search continually yielded only extremes of one or the other with no happy medium. Never one to accept the status quo, Jennifer decided to take matters into her own hands and create the solution she couldn’t find in the marketplace. She became a “mom on a mission” to develop a childcare facility that could offer the best of both worlds. She wanted to produce something that would meet the exacting expectations she had for the care of her own children and at the same time provide other parents with the relief of discovering a daycare that nurtured all aspects of children’s development, from health and happiness to achieving learning milestones.

This led to the opening of the first Kidz Kare daycare in 2003. Located in Mississauga, Ontario, this facility made parents so happy that many still keep in touch today.

As her sons grew, Jennifer’s path continued to follow their development and led her from child care into education. As a founder and Vice President of Operations, she was instrumental in taking a small private tutoring company and growing it into what Entrepreneur Magazine would recognize in 2011 to be a top global franchise.

The love she developed for the child care field never left her though, and she continued to progress the Kidz Kare model into the multi-faceted service line that it represents today. With the company’s 6500 square foot state-of-the-art licensed facility in downtown Toronto, its Kasual Kare and Nannie Kare home care divisions and its Edu Kare tutoring service, Jennifer continues to set the bar higher for quality of care, environment, learning, nutrition and fun.

The multi-tiered approach to child care allows Kidz Kare to provide services to busy parents who deal with the challenging schedules of modern day life. Instilling Jennifer’s values of honesty, integrity and sincerity throughout the company and providing consistent educational curriculum alongside caring support means that whether families choose home care or the licensed centre for their children, they can expect the same standard of care and education. By identifying the strengths of each child and nurturing individual development through all its divisions, Kidz Kare builds happy, empowered and confident children; and to Jennifer this means that parents like her – who have been seeking that ideal balance between Love and Learning – now have the solution they’ve been looking for.


Academics


Preschool/K Curriculum Academic

  • Play-based
  • Montessori
  • Waldorf
  • Reggio Emilia
  • Academic

Academic-based preschools and Kindergartens are the most structured of the different types, and have a strong emphasis on math and reading readiness skills. These programs aim to expose children to what early-elementary school is like. While time is still allotted to free play, much of the day is built around explicit lessons guided by the teacher. Classrooms often resemble play-based ones (with different stations set up around the room), but at an Academic program the teacher leads students through the stations directly, and ties these activities to a whole-class lesson or theme.

If you want to learn more about preschool education, check out our comprehensive guide. You can also read our in-depth answers to important preschool questions: What is preschool? What are the main preschool programs? What are the main pros and cons of preschool? What do children learn in preschool? How much does preschool cost?  What makes for a great preschool?

What Kidz Kare Inc. says: We follow a high scope curriculum here at Kidz Kare. The teachers observe the children on a daily basis and watch for key interactions between children and for indications of interest in specific topics. The teachers then proceed to plan based on these observations. Our programming encompasses everything from arts and crafts to sensory learning, language and circle time. The children themselves are the key to our programming as each day they show us what areas interest them.


Curriculum Pace Standard-enriched

  • Standard-enriched
  • Accelerated
  • Student-paced

Broadly-speaking, the main curriculum -- like that of most schools -- paces the provincially-outlined one. This pace is steady and set by the teachers and school. The curriculum might still be enriched in various ways: covering topics more in-depth and with more vigor than the provincial one, or covering a broader selection of topics.

Flexible pacing:

Flexible pacing style = offered
Subject-streaming (tracking)
Multi-age classrooms as standard
Ability-grouping (in-class) as common
Frequent use of cyber-learning (at-their-own-pace)
Regular guided independent study opportunities
Differentiated assessment

What Kidz Kare Inc. says about flexible pacing: This information is not currently available.


Academic Culture Supportive

  • Rigorous
  • Supportive

A school with a “supportive” academic culture focuses more on process than short-term outcomes: academic performance is a welcomed side-benefit, but not the driving focus. This does not mean the school lacks standards, or has low expectations for its students: a school can have a supportive academic culture and still light the fire of ambition in its students. It does mean, however, the school provides a less intensive culture than schools with a “rigorous” academic classification, and is focused more simply on instilling a love of learning and life-long curiosity.

What Kidz Kare Inc. says: This information is not currently available.


Developmental Priorities Intellectual, Social

Primary Developmental Priority: Intellectual
Academically strong, creative, and critical thinkers, capable of exercising rationality, apprehending truth, and making aesthetic distinctions.

Secondary Developmental Priority: Social
Socially aware and active citizens, motivated to change the world (or their community) for the better.

What Kidz Kare Inc. says: This information is not currently available.


Special Needs Support Limited

Limited

Kidz Kare Inc. offers limited support for students with learning difficulties or special needs.

  • Academic Support:
    Support Type = offered
    Learning strategy and study counselling; habit formation
    Extra support and minor accommodations for children experiencing subclinical difficulties

Gifted Learner Support No Support

Kidz Kare Inc. does not offer any specialized programming for gifted learners.

Gifted education: If you want to learn more about gifted education, check out our comprehensive guide. It’s the first of its kind: it covers different kinds of gifted schools and programs, and a whole host of issues parents face in finding the right option for their gifted child.

Homework Policy

In grade K, Kidz Kare Inc. students perform an average of No homework of homework per night.

Nightly Homework
NSPSK
Kidz Kare Inc. 0 mins0 mins0 mins
Site Average0 mins2 mins6 mins

Report Card Policy

How assessments are delivered across the grades:

Parent-teacher meetingsNursery/Toddler to K

Class Sizes Not available

This information is not currently available.

Recess Policy

 GradesNSPSK
Non-lunch recessFrequency 2/day 2/day 2/day
Location Outside Outside Outside
Amount 0 0 0
Lunch recessAmount 120 120 120

What Kidz Kare Inc. says: This information is not currently available.

Non-lunch recesses: All of this school’s non-lunch recesses take place between classes or academic periods. Recess segmentation: This school segments recesses by grade

What Kidz Kare Inc. says: This information is not currently available.



Extracurriculars

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What Kidz Kare Inc. says:

This information is not currently available.


  • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Ice Hockey
    Lacrosse
    Soccer
    Softball
    Swimming
    Tennis
    Track & Field
    Volleyball
  • Clubs offered: None


Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition

This information is not currently available.



Need-based financial aid

This information is not currently available.



Merit based Scholarships

This information is not currently available.


Enrollment

Total enrollment Varies
Average enrollment per gradeVaries
Average class sizeVaries
Gender (grades)Nursery/Toddler (18 months) to K (Coed)
Boarding offeredNo

Student distribution: This information is not currently available.


Admission

Application

Admissions Assessments:

Assessment = requiredGrades
Interview
SSAT
SSAT (out of province)
Entrance Exam(s)
Entrance Essay
Application Fee 

Application Deadlines:

Day students:
N/A


What Kidz Kare Inc. says: This information is not currently available.


Acceptance

Acceptance Rate:

100%

Type of student Kidz Kare Inc. is looking for: This information is not currently available.



Student Entry Points

Student TypeNSPSK
Day Acceptance
(Acceptance rate)
000

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