Kidds & Co. is a family-operated business that opened its doors in March of 2008. Nikki Salaun and Christine Hare have 36 years of combined experience in early childhood development. Nikki is the director and Christine, her husband and parents are the owners of this child day care center.
Our child day care center takes much of its practices from the Reggio Emilia style of teaching. We encourage intentional teaching. Our programs are based with a focus on problem solving, social and emotional development and developmentally appropriate early learning skills. Kidds & Co. provides these methods through our emergent curriculum.
Staffing at our child day care center is based upon an initial interview with Nikki and Christine. This process involves a range of questions that help us to determine if the applicant will be a good fit for our philosophy of children and families. We do not require a certain degree, however, we look for people that have experience in child day care centers. Most faculty have CPR and First Aid certifications and have injectable training. Kidds & Co. has a nurse that oversees all medical records, all physicals and immunizations and ensures that we are adhering to all Connecticut state requirements.