FAC# 540404974 and 540404975
Kaweah Kids Center
Day Care Service in Tulare County
Kaweah Kids Center was established in 1986 to provide our community with
quality childcare. This daycare center is open to our employees and all
local residents. We accept children ages six weeks to five years.
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507 West Willow Avenue
Visalia, CA 93291
Philosophy and Mission Statement
At Kaweah Kids Center, we believe children learn best through interactive
play. Our philosophy is that play is a child's work and we offer a
curriculum that promotes the child's emotional, social, physical,
and cognitive development. Our team works together with families to create
a safe, nurturing environment for children which is filled with respect,
honesty, love and understanding.
We hire teachers who are trained in early childhood education. Our teachers
have excellent leadership skills and encourage teamwork to provide a quality
educational experience for children. Our staff keeps the Kaweah Kids philosophy
and mission statement in mind as they create exercises that promote effective
communication skills, critical thinking, conflict resolution, and teamwork.
Our entire team is dedicated to providing a program that supports the
wellbeing of children and families.
We take no chances when it comes to your child's safety. All staff
members have been fingerprinted and given criminal record clearance by
the State Department of Justice. Our staff is also certified in Infant/Child
CPR and First Aid. Our center is licensed by the Department of Social
Services, Community Care Licensing Division.
We provide care for three age groups:
- Infant (0-2 yrs old)
- Toddler (2-3 yrs old)
- Preschool (3-5 yrs old, or when they begin Kindergarten)
Kaweah Kids is open Monday through Friday only.
- Kaweah Delta Employees (Medical Staff): 5:45 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
- Community Medical Staff (upon office approval): 5:45 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
- Public/Non Medical Staff: 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
We are closed on the following holidays:
- New Year's Day
- President's Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving and the day after
- Christmas Eve/Day
If a holiday falls on a weekend, parents will be notified of the date which
holiday will be observed. For the safety of our center, tours must be
by appointment only.
If you would like to schedule a tour of the center, please call 559-624-2170.
Tours are given by appointment from 9:00-10:30 am or 3:00-4:30, M-F.
Kaweah Kids Center change in biting policy for infants
Addendum to Biting Policy for Infant children (ages 6 weeks through 24 months)
7. Infants – 2 years old: Infants who bite will not be suspended
from care as long as the biting does not become excessive and harmful
to other children. If an infant excessively bites other children, management
will evaluate the situation and conference with the parent(s) to determine
if the child should be removed from the program temporarily or to find
alternate child care. It is at management’s discretion to remove
an infant from daycare.
Change policy effective immediately:
7. Infants – 2 years old: Infants who bite will be suspended from
care if the biting is excessive. Excessive is defined by us as a third
bite within a month. On the second bite, the situation will be evaluated
and a conference with the teacher and/or parent(s) to determine if the
child should be removed from the program temporarily or to find alternate
child care. On the third bite in one month the child will be dismissed
from the infant program.
6. Kaweah Kids Center staff is aware that biting is a typical childhood
development behavior in infants. We understand that biting can be harmful
to other children, both physically and emotionally. Biting in infancy
has a few identifying reasons: teething, exploration, overstimulation,
tired, aggression, or feeling their space is threatened. We are a little
more tolerant and take into consideration the reason an infant has bitten.
Our teachers will work to redirect the child, provide an environment with
age-appropriate toys and avoid stimulation for a child who becomes easily
frustrated or agitated. Teachers will work with the parents on ways to
support the parent of the biter also.