Kootenai Health's kids child care program helps children grow socially and physically in a safe and loving environment.
Child Care Program Team
The program has a specially trained staff with over 50 years of combined experience attending to the needs of children.
All staff members are trained in basic life support (BLS) and first aid. Continuing education for staff is also offered.
Kootenai Health’s modern child care facility includes a fenced play yard. Inside is a permanent play structure surrounded with bark for the children's safety and a multi-purpose area for larger projects and programs.
Food and Activities
Meals are served family style and children's restroom facilities are age appropriate.
All activities are designed for each age group in their classroom and the use of the multi-purpose area. Sample activities include:
All children must be pre-approved, registered, and current on their immunizations. Monthly calendars are required for scheduling.
We believe that given the opportunity, resources and stimulus, children have the potential to develop their innate capacities and learning styles during the first six years of life. Activities should be appropriate to their learning style and developmental needs.
Intergenerational interaction between children and the elderly encourages a child's sense of self-worth through the extended family concept. Children are exposed to traditions and customs parents may not always have the time to provide.
Financial Assistance may be available if pre-approved and qualified through the Idaho Child Care Program. To find out if you are eligible, please call (208) 769-1456.
For more information contact the Kootenai Kids Clerk at (208) 625-6070 or Kootenai Kids Coordinator at (208) 625-5002.