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P: (845) 628-0281 854 Route 6, Mahopac NY 10541

Kidz Country was created over 25 years ago by a mom who wanted to know her children were receiving quality care while she was at work. Laurie Ford was a full time business woman, who like many people suffered with the idea of sending her children to day care. Unhappy with the daycares available to her, Laurie decided to leave the corporate world and begin a new path. She went back to school and received her Master's in children's education, and opened up Kidz Country.

Over the years, Laurie has continued to build and expand our facility while maintaining a warm and friendly environment. With the help of professional artists, and designers, all our rooms are welcoming, bright and colorful and focused on the children in the room. All our shelves, tables and chairs are designed for kids and their abilities.

Through Montessouri methods and consistent hands on learning, we provide the tools for the children to become confident, and self aware. All classrooms are geared to the developmental abilities of the specific ages, and the children are given the opportunity to learn in an encouraging environment. Through a caring and stimulating environment, our teachers provide the opportunity to grow, learn and imagine.

Diversity is something that is extremely important to us and we strive to always teach our children to accept and embrace differences. We begin at an early age by incorporating sign language and Spanish into our curriculum and carry it through our program. Our staff is also educated in diversity and different teaching methods by participating in bi-annual World Forums. These forums are held around the world and is an opportunity for daycare providers to come together and exchange different methods of teaching. This is an important aspect of our employment and so far the staff have gone to Malaysia, Hawaii, Ireland, Canada and Mexico.


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