Kids Way Before and After School Program
Dear Kids Way Child Care Family,
Welcome! Thank you for choosing Kids Way Before and After School program to care for your child/children while you are away. Your child’s safety and well-being are our primary concerns. Kids Way child care provides a safe, nurturing environment for children to learn, grow and develop social skills.
My Name is Arlene; I am the on-site coordinator for the program. I am excited to start this new journey with you and your child/children. I would like to share a little bit of my background. I have been providing quality care for children for over 30 years. I worked for several years as a director for a small hospital owned center in North Snohomish County, we provided care for children 6 weeks old through age 12 years old. From there I opened my own center in Arlington and was the director/pre-K teacher. We provided care for children ages 1-year-old through school age, this was my journey for 20 years. After many years of administrative work as well as working with the children, I decided it was time to devote myself to the “fun” part of the job, working with the children. I come to Kids Way with many years of experience as well as my Associate in Technical Arts degree in Early Childhood Education.
It is our goal to provide your child/children with a safe, quality environment where your child/children feel secure and accepted. We hope to create an atmosphere of respect that promotes positive self-esteem, to recognize each child as a unique person with individual needs and interest and provide a range of activities accordingly. We hope to give children opportunities to make choices among a wide range of developmentally appropriate activities, to develop self-control, independence and sense of purpose. We will provide designated time for homework, with assistance from staff. We will work as a team with parents, maintaining open communication and mutual support. We will meet or exceed the state-licensing requirements to ensure your child/children receive the highest quality of child care.
I am looking forward to developing a relationship with you and your child/children that will ensure your child feels safe, encouraged and loved
Kids Way Before & After School Program located at
Mt. Pilchuck Elementary School
Transportation provided to Highland and Hillcrest Elementary Schools
via Kids Way's 15 passenger Ford Transit Van
Hours, Monday through Friday 6:00 am until school starts,
and then after school until 6:30 pm.
Hours will be adjusted to accommodate early release times and non-school days.
Licensed Program through The Washington State Dept. of Early Learning
Located in the Mt. Pilchuck Elementary School multi-purpose room.
Sample of your child's day
6:00 am free choice in activity centers
7:30 Activity centers, group games, planned activities
9:00 Morning Closing Activity ... 9:10 dismissed for school
3:35 Sign in and store personal belongings
3:45 Outside Play
4:30 Homework Help/Quiet Reading/Drawing/Table Activities
5:00 Free Choice Activity Centers/Planned Activities
Kids Way Before & After School Program
**Holiday Closures **
Kids Way Before & After School Program is OPEN on non-school days, such as winter and spring break. We are open most school holidays.
Below is a list of the school year holiday closures.
•Thanksgiving and the day after, November 24th & 25th
•Christmas Eve & Christmas Day ,
•New Years Day
•Memorial Day, May 29th
**Kids Way is not a school district sponsored event. School districts have neither reviewed nor approved the program, personnel, activities, or organization.
Kids Way Child Care & Early Learning Center, Inc
12211 20th St NE
Lake Stevens Wa 98258