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Hello! My name is Aaron Basnett. My son, Alexander Basnett, attended Kiddie Kollege for four years. He attended the daycare for all four years and the ISBE(Illinois State Board of Education)-affiliated preschool (pre-K) for two years. The experience that he and my family had with
Kiddie Kollege was fantastic! In my opinion, the child care at Kiddie Kollege is more than just babysitting. There are teachable moments woven throughout each and every day. Everything from letters and numbers to manners and procedures are taught on a daily basis with the utmost professionalism and care. The “students” are well-cared for and treated kindly in any given situation. The transition into pre-school at Kiddie Kollege is a smooth one. The pre-school class is just right down the hall from the daycare. This daily convenience is invaluable. Most of the procedures and skills that were learned in daycare are carried over and improved upon during the preschool hours. The ISBE-affiliated pre-school does a great job preparing students for Kindergarten and the rest of the students’ educational careers. The students also realize that school can be fun! I would highly recommend Kiddie Kollege and its services to any family with young children. They will care for your children in a nourishing environment while teaching them the fundamentals of education. Kiddie Kollege is the center for all of your Early Childhood needs! 

- Aaron Basnett, April 2016


“Kiddie Kollege played an enormous role in the first ten years of our daughter’s life. From the day I took her in when she was six weeks old, they provided her with a nurturing environment in which to grow. Being an only child, it was important to us that our daughter be in a setting where she could interact with other children and adults on a regular basis, and Kiddie Kollege offered that. While we were at work, we knew that Jevin was learning, eating well, having fun, napping when she needed to, and enjoying the well-rounded experience that has become a big part of her life’s foundation. We so appreciate the staff and Dr. Jill Andrews, whose vision and administrative skills made all of this possible!”

- Penny Shreve, Parent -  April 2016


Jackson Powell, Parent – March 2016"My daughter has been going to Kiddie Kollege since she has been an infant. She is now in the school age room and enjoys the summer program that Kiddie Kollege has to offer. She really likes all of her teachers and the other kids in the class."

- Janis Mayberry – March 2016


"My child will be four in May and has been attending Kiddie Kollege since she was 3 months old. She is my first born and I had to go back to work and I couldn't leave her with just anyone! I have always felt confident in leaving her with her teachers. She loves to go to Kiddie Kollege. The staff is amazing and very caring! Thank you!"

-Jackie Simpson, March 2016


"As a full-time working mom, leaving my girls in someone else's care every day is hard. Thanks to the teachers and staff at Kiddie Kollege I can feel better about leaving my girls knowing they are in the hands of professionals who truly care about them. The staff is great about keeping us up-to-date on the highlights of our daughters' day, sharing their funny moments and their latest achievements. I'm so grateful to the staff for helping us give our daughters a great start in life, and for including us in all of their special moments along the way."
- Erica Burris, March 2016


"My 5 month old has been enrolled at Kiddie Kollege since she was 6 weeks old. I have always felt very confident in the care she is given while I am away from her. The teachers in her classroom along with the ladies in the office are great at keeping me posted on how her day is going and if she isn't feeling well that day. It's a great feeling knowing the staff truly cares about the well-being of my daughter!"

- Lysa Clary March, March 2016


"My son has been coming to Kiddie Kollege for 3 years now and it's the best choice we've made. He wakes up ready to go to school. He is in Prek-k and I am more than pleased with his teachers and the staff. I know that he get the attention he needs and is educated to the fullest. I would recommend to any parent that Kiddie Kollege is a great place to bring your child."


 
- Amanda McGowan, March 2016


"My daughter has been coming to Kiddie Kollege since she was an infant. Every morning as we entered the building, all the teachers, even the ones not in her classroom, greeted us. Kiddie Kollege has an open door policy, so at any time, I am able to go in the classroom or look through the window to check on her throughout the day. As a parent, I entrust my greatest blessing to the staff at Kiddie Kollege every day, and I am grateful for the loving care and guidance she receives. The teachers and director look at each child as an individual, with their own strengths and needs. My daughter has been blessed with awesome teachers who understand her challenges, and handle her with grace. My child has learned so much and continues to share with me the great activities that go on each day at school! Thank you to the Kiddie Kollege for an incredible early childhood curriculum that engages and teaches at all steps of the day."

- Kristen Harwell, February 2016


"As full time working parents, leaving our children in someone else’s care every morning is one of the hardest things we have to do. Thanks to the staff at Kiddie Kollege we can feel a little better about leaving our children every day because I know they’re in hands of caring professionals who cherish them (almost as much as we do) and seem to understand how much we miss them every day. The teachers, director and assistant director have been fantastic about keeping up-to-date on the highlights of our children’s day, sharing funny moments and their latest achievements. The best part is I don’t have to wait until the end of the day. They send us text and photos. I ‘m so grateful to the staff at Kiddie Kollege for helping us give our children such a great start in life, and including us in the moments we would otherwise miss out on."
- Amanda and Aaron Musgrave, November 2015


"My son loves it here, his teachers are amazing, and he loves everyone. Keep up the great work!"
 
–March 2012


"My child enjoys attending Kiddie Kollege. She loves her teachers and she comes home with great activities."
 
–March 2012


"When my daughter came here, she was scared at first, but the teachers were very kind and loving and she loved coming here. Always wants to come back!"

–March 2012


"We love Miss Shelby & Miss Erin."

– April 2016


"Great Program and staff! Addy loved coming to class everyday. She's going to miss you all next year!"

– April 2016


"Chase has learned so much this year! Thank you so much for all your hard work and dedication! Teachers and staff have both done an awesome job and I'm very impressed with everything he has learned! Thank you!"

– April 2016


My child is always super excited to go see Ms. Shelby and Ms. Erin at "Killie Kollege"!

– April 2016


"Mary really enjoys school and talks about it frequently. It has been great for her socialization and emotional intelligence. Thank you for taking good care of all your students."

– April 2016


"We appreciate Miss Shelby & Miss Erin. Thank you for your hard work! We can see the positive difference you are making in our child!"

– April 2016



News


Kiddie Kollege is awarded Continuous Quality Improvement Program Funding November 2016. 

               Kiddie Kollege Early Childhood Center has been notified by Project Child Resource and Referral Agency  in Mt. Vernon that it has received a Continuous Quality Improvement Program Cohort Funding from the Illinois Department of Human Services in the amount of $7,200.

               This grant program is designed to support childcare centers in the improvement of the quality of care provided to infants, toddlers, preschool, and school age children.  The funding will be used to make renovations to the playgrounds, dramatic play items, fine motor items, active physical play items, and sand and water tables for the classrooms. The funding is also intended to assist providers in the achievement and maintenance of Continuous Quality. Currently, Kiddie Kollege is a NAEYC accredited early childhood center and has ExceleRate Gold Circle of Quality, which is the highest level is awarded and is the only Gold Circle of Quality and Accredited program in Fairfield.   Angela Lane, Director of Kiddie Kollege, wrote for this funding
Kiddie Kollege Hosts Annual Family Literacy Fest

LIONS CLUB AND ROTARY DONATE TO 25TH ANNUAL LITERACY FEST

Mike Sullivan, representing the Fairfield Lions Club and Tim McBride, representing the Fairfield Rotary Club presented Jill Andrews, Committee Chair for this year’s Family Literacy Fest with checks for $250 to be used to purchase books for the Fest.  Each child will receive a free book, goody bag and prize.  This year’s fest will be held on the lawn/playground behind Kiddie Kollege and the Early Childhood Services Building from 10:00 – 12:00 on Saturday May 14.  Frontier College had previously organized the fest, but due to the impact of the state budget, they were no longer able to do so.  Main attractions of this year’s fest will be the Lions Club train, a Minion and Michelanglo – the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, inflatable bounce/slide houses, petting zoo, crafts, games from many area organizations and family fun photo booth.  There will also be large door prizes drawn throughout the day that include a Kindle Tablet, boys and girls bikes with helmets, life size Minnie Mouse and more. Jan and Deans Corndog wagon and Annie’s shaved ice will also be available. For more information, to donate or participate, please call Kristen Harwell at 847-7102. 
Kiddie Kollege Awarded ISBE Prekindergarten Grant

July 21, 2017 

Kiddie Kollege has been notified that they will again be funded by the Illinois state board of education to serve 40 children at Fairfield  in the state’s prekindergarten program.  This is a free educational program offered to children ages three to five.  For more information call 847-7102 (Angie Lane).  Classes start August 14th.
Kiddie Kollege Awarded IDHS Child Care Assistance Site Contract

Illinois Department Of Human Services

Sept 13, 2017

Kiddie Kollege has been awarded an IDHS child care assistance program site contract for fiscal year 2018 in the amount of $399,000.  These funds are to assist parents in paying for their child care while they work, attend college or high school.  Parents who meet income guidelines can pay a monthly copay as little as $2 per month for their child care.  These funds do not have to be repaid.  All paperwork is completed on-site at kiddie Kollege so parents do not have to travel to project child in MT. Vernon to get their case approved. For more information call Kristen Harwell at 847-7102.