About Us

WHERE PLAYING AND LEARNING GO HAND IN HAND.

We are a childcare center located in the Upper Valley of the New Hampshire and Vermont region. We offer childcare from infant through pre-kindergarten to local families.

Our unique natural playground, curriculum, and partnership with River Valley Club provide you and your children with the best possible services and amenities in the area.

OUR MISSION

We have a strong emphasis on connecting children with nature, and our purpose is to support a child’s natural curiosity to learn through play-based experiences. Learn more about by reading our Culture Statement.

OUR PURPOSE:

TO SUPPORT A CHILD’S NATURAL CURIOSITY TO LEARN THROUGH PLAY-BASED EXPERIENCES.

Five Core Values: Our core values represent our organization’s highest priorities, deeply held beliefs, and fundamental driving forces. They encompass the solid foundation of who we are.

  • Our families needs are our #1 priority
  • Provide a safe, nurturing environment
  • Utilize a play-based curriculum
  • Promote creativity and imagination; nurture social, emotional, and physical development; support language and pre-literacy skills
  • Foster a respectful partnership with our families

Five Supportive Values: Without our supportive values, our core values would not be possible.

  • Teamwork
  • Education
  • Communication
  • “Work like you own it”
  • Motivation and inspiration

Result: Learning is play!

OUR PLAY-BASED CURRICULUM FOCUSES ON DEVELOPMENT IN THE DOMAINS OF THE NH EARLY LEARNING STANDARDS.


Social and Emotional

Teachers support young children’s social and emotional development by providing guidance to experience positive interactions with adults and other children. Children’s healthy social and emotional development will enable them to build and enjoy friendships.

 

Language and Emergent Literacy

Young children progress in language development by observing, listening, conversing, asking questions, singing songs and retelling well-loved stories. Teachers engage with and respond to young children’s verbal and non-verbal communications. Teachers support children’s emergent literacy by reading to them, telling stories, playing with letters, sounds and words, and providing opportunities to play with written language.

 

Early Numeracy

Children from earliest infancy begin to discover mathematical concepts, such as more or less. Teachers support this development by offering hands-on play opportunities that encourage children to pose questions, explore and problem solve, laying the foundation for the development of logical reasoning and abstract thought.

 

Science and Social Studies

Like scientists, young children observe their world, wonder about what they see and experience, and ask questions about the physical and social aspects of their environment. Teachers support the development of scientific and social thought by offering play-based experience that involve creativity, communication, cooperation and collaboration.

 

Approaches to Learning

Young children learn in many ways. Children are motivated by curiosity and interest to explore their environments. Teachers support this learning by providing children with interesting, appropriate and satisfying play opportunities that allow them to practice, explore and experiment.

 

Physical Development and Health

Teachers provide daily opportunities for children to engage in sustained, moderate to vigorous physical activity, outdoors and indoors. With guidance from adults, young children develop an understanding of the link between safe and healthy habits and their body’s growth and development.

 

Creative Expression and Aesthetic Appreciation

Young children respond emotionally, cognitively, and with their whole bodies to the arts and the natural world. Teachers help children have experiences with the arts and the natural world that help them integrate sensory, emotional, physical and cognitive learning.

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MONTHLY TUITION

Infant (6w-12m)……………………….………………………..$2206

Young Toddler (12m-24m)…………….…..….…………..$1980

Older Toddler (24m-36m)………..…………..….…..……$1763

Preschool (3y-4y)
……………………………………………………$1565 full time
……………………………………………………$1174 3 days/week
……………………………………………………$798 2 days/week

Pre-Kindergarten (4y-5y)
……………………………………………………$1326 full time
……………………………………………………$995 3 days/week
……………………………………………………$676 2 days/week

FitKids follows guidance from the CDC and American Pediatrics Association, keeping in accordance with NH Department of Health in order to maintain a safe and healthy environment for all students and staff. This applies for all health issues, including those Covid-related. Health and safety policies are in compliance with the NH State Department of Licensing. Please contact us with any specific questions.

Air Exchange System at FitKids – when stale air is completely removed from a part of the building, and replaced with fresh air from the outside. This number tells you how long it takes to fully exchange the air in each classroom. e.g.: All of the air in each classroom is completely replaced every 30 minutes.

  • All FitKids classrooms – every 30 minutes
  • FitKids staff break room – every 40 minutes
  • CrossFit Box (climbing wall is located here) – every 23 minutes
  • RVC Tennis – every 60 minutes
  • RVC Pools – every 24 minutes
  • Salon, Spa, Barber – every 9 minutes

Electrostatic Cleaning – Twice a week, the entire FitKids building is sprayed with an electrostatic disinfectant system.

Nightly Cleaning – Additionally, each night our cleaning crew cleans the entire building, wipes surfaces, vacuums, etc.

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