Beginning January 8th, 2013, we are offering evening drop-in childcare to members on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 3:30pm – 6:00pm. 24-hour reservations are required by calling the front desk. Space is limited.
We are proud to announce we are now a Licensed Plus Childcare Program!.
In November 2012 FitKids became a Licensed Plus Childcare Program with the state of NH. This is a higher quality rating for child care programs. Currently, FitKids is the only Licensed Plus Program in the Lebanon/ Hanover area.
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It is the goal of FitKids childcare to create and maintain a warm, nurturing environment that supports the naturally paced emotional, social, physical and intellectual growth of each child. In our program, learning is integrated into the daily routine.
We believe that playing should not be separate from learning, rather, playing is learning. We are committed to implementing some of Piaget’s, Vygotsky and other theorists research on child development into our program. We believe in Piaget’s educational approach that children have the opportunity to explore and experience a variety of activities. And we believe in Vygotsky’s theory of meeting each child at their own developmental level.
FitKids Childcare implements the Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies GOLD approach in supporting the developmental needs of the children in our care. We use the Creative Curriculum as a guide when creating lesson plans, holding parent/teacher conferences and organizing our classrooms to provide a variety of activities to meet each area of a child’s development.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
Located inside a fitness facility sets FitKids Childcare apart from other area childcare programs. On a daily basis children in our care have access to the Club’s Yoga Studio, climbing wall and open studios. The children enjoy gross motor activities daily no matter what the weather. Through the use of RVC’s facility we are able to encourage team-building activities, large motor coordination and promote healthy lifestyle choices. Children have the support of our FitKids Childcare staff to encourage, motivate and promote exercise through various planned activities.
Do I have to be a River Valley Club member in order to enroll my child at FitKids?
No. FitKids Childcare is open to the public! You don’t need to be an RVC member to take advantage of our services.
How many children is FitKids licensed for?
FitKids is licensed to accommodate 39 children
What is your teacher to child ratio?
Our teacher to child ratio in the infant room is 1:4; toddler room 1:5; preschool 1:8. You will find that most days we have a lower teacher to child ratio.
Does FitKids provide meals?
Morning and afternoon snacks are provided. We ask that parents pack a lunch and additional beverages.
What is your sick policy?
We strictly enforce the 24-hour after symptoms subside policy before a child can return to the program.
How long is your wait-list?
Please be in touch with our Director for an accurate timeline.
How do I enroll my child at FitKids?
Paperwork and a one month’s deposit is required for enrollment. The deposit can be credited towards your child’s last month’s tuition when 30 notice is given.