Kids' Corner Child Care
Kids' Corner is an on-site before and after school care available for Young 5's through 5th grade. Care for preschool age students may also be available surrounding their Little Hornet Preschool class time. Established in 1985 Kids' Corner is a self-supporting non-profit childcare/enrichment program. We are located in the northwest corner of Explorer Elementary School.
Kids' Corner is licensed by the Bureau of Regulatory Services, Child Day Care Licensing. We have an open-door policy, and welcome and encourage parents to visit our programs any time.
- Little Hornets - Wrap around care for preschool-age children
- Kids' Club- Young 5- 5th grade students
Kids' Corner is directed by a qualified, experienced supervisor, Rebecca Olsen.
Call 517-655-4637 or stop by for more information. We are located at 420 Highland St., Williamston.
Notification of Child care Licensing Records and Reports
In accordance with the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs rule R 400.8110 and MCL 722.113g stating the requirements of a licensee within a child care center. Child care facilities require transparency of all licensing reports for the program. All licensing inspections, special investigation reports, and corrective action plans along with a summary sheet for the last five years made for the center are available to families within the center’s care as well as the general public.
Licensing reports can be accessed in our office as well as through the department’s electronic database of licensing records. The website to access these records can be found by clicking the link below:
All licensing rules, regulations, and inspection reports can be accessed through the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs website at www.michigan.gov/lara
Providing a safe, loving environment is our priority. The lead teacher plans theme related curriculum that includes large and small motor time, creative, sensory, social/emotional and cognitive development.
An afternoon snack and juice are provided by Kids' Corner.
Care is available on most days when school is not in session. A reservation form is necessary for these days. Parents are responsible to provide a peanut-free lunch and a drink when school is not in session. Field trips may be planned. Notification will be on the reservation form. Additional charges for field trips are added to your tuition.
Kids' Corner is designed to meet the social, emotional, physical, intellectual and creative needs of each child. We believe that:
- Each child is a person whose growth occurs in developmental stages that are sequential and continuous;
- Each child is unique with individual physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs and cultural backgrounds;
- Creativity and independent discovery of children are best promoted through the provision of hands-on experiences in a warm and nurturing play-based environment;
- Children learn best when their educational experience is a cooperative venture between home and school.
The goals of Kids' Corner are to:
- Provide safe, dependable, quality care.
- Provide a variety of activity options designed through a theme approach to learn that enhances the social, emotional, physical, intellectual and creative development of individual children.
- Nurture, support and personally interact with each kid.
- Encourage critical thinking and problem solving skills
- Utilize community resources to benefit the needs of children.
Positive Behavior interventions and Support
Kids' Corner uses a Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) framework as a means of encouraging self-control and self-direction rather than thinking of it as a punishment for unacceptable behavior.
We intend to teach and reinforce positive behaviors for students to achieve success. Kids' Corner teachers, models, and practice kind, safe, cooperative, and respectful behaviors. Children will be guided toward self-discipline through the use of skilled techniques that include:
- Setting clear guidelines and expectations - both verbally and in writing;
- Redirection of potential problem situations by offering appropriate choices;
- Responding to inappropriate behavior in a positive way by presenting reasons why behavior is inappropriate and suggesting alternative behavior;
- Enforcing limits with related consequences;
- Helping children problem-solve disputes
- Use of behavior reflection forms, not as a punishment, but opportunity for students to reflect upon actions and discuss what they did with an adult to positively impact future interactions.