Program Highlights for your child
Infants staff to child ratio: 1:3 at Kid's Korner, your child's teacher becomes an extension of your family, opening opportunities for your infant to do what comes naturally...discover and explore. There are a number of developmental categories that our teachers work on daily to evaluate and support your baby's progress.
In addition, infants are introduced to Baby sign language. families will receive weekly newsletters that highlight your baby's classroom activities as well as daily reports. Diapers, wipes, solid foods, infant cereal, and most iron-fortified formulas are provided for your child. We encourage breast-feeding as it is a vitally important bonding time with your baby.
Toddlers staff to child ratio: 1:5 / 1:6
We provide a structured environment for your toddler at Kid's Korner, which encourages them to experience confidence, curiosity, self-control, relatedness, and cooperation. our teachers create a responsive setting with a predictable sequence of events that enables your child, your family, and your child's teacher to feel a sense of order, direction and security.
We begin toilet training and encourage families to become strong partners in this endeavor. Baby sign is continued to help children foster their language development. families will receive weekly newsletters that highlight your toddler's classroom activities as well as daily reports. diapers, wipes, and our nutritional food Program continue to be provided.
Preschool staff to child ratio: 1:8 / 1:9
50% of our Minnesota Kindergartners are not ready for Kindergarten*. With this startling statistic, it is vital that teachers and families begin to understand the importance of education during the preschool years. Kid's Korner strives to meet these challenges in order to give your child a foundation for successful learning and growth.
A full Preschool curriculum is implemented in each of our classrooms. Your child will work on expanding his or her knowledge and intellectual abilities. They will prepare for Kindergarten by practicing foundational reading, math, and writing skills; color,
shape, letter and number recognition; and speech clarification, story telling, and self expression. They will also work on their gross and fine motor skills, self-help capabilities, and continue to develop their social and emotional well-being. Families will receive weekly newsletters that highlight your preschooler's classroom activities as well as individual daily reports.
Latchkey staff to child ratio: 1:15
Latchkey is Kid's Korner's classroom for students enrolled in the public or parochial school systems. The latchkey program encourages students to expand on their knowledge, grow positively into competent and ethical young adults, and master skills that will provide a foundation for life-long learning. Fine and gross motor skills, language and cognitive development, social and emotional development, character education, support and alternatives for dealing with stress, accomplishments, and "growing up" are all part of the latchkey program.
Kindergarten teacher to child ratio: 1:15
Kid's Korner offers an enriching, hands-on all-day kindergarten curriculum as a seamless transition from our preschool classrooms. Our program aligns with the Owatonna school district and meets or exceeds the state of Minnesota's Kindergarten standards. Teachers are licensed through the state of Minnesota department of Education.
Your child's core curriculum revolves around meeting the standards in math, science, and language arts. Special additions to the program include art, music, spanish, visual phonics, character education, cooking, community service projects, physical education, and outdoor recreation. Families will receive an in-depth report card and parent teacher conferences are held quarterly. our program ensures that your child will enter first grade feeling confident and prepared.
Before- and after-school care, supplies, breakfast, lunch, and snacks are included in the weekly tuition rate. Care is also provided on those days when other schools in the community are closed.