The team at Kiddie Campus Preschool & Child Care recognizes that their efforts on behalf of children and working families are enhanced when there is a partnership with the community.
To that end, the Yorkville-based company is a frequent participant in the area’s homecoming and Fourth of July parades. The endeavor not only helps to showcase Kiddie Campus, but also introduces to the community the children who make up the facility’s roster.
The families enjoy participating in the events as well.
“They decorate their wagons and bikes, and throw candy to the spectators,” said Belinda Lies, director of Kiddie Campus.
The childcare company also helps raise money for Kendall County Animal Control and the Feed
My Starving Children organization, which coordinates the packaging and distribution of food to people in developing nations.
Lies also engages with the community by participating in speaking engagements at local colleges on the topic of early childhood education, as well as opening up Kiddie Campus to area high schools for their student working program.
The latter helps to provide hands-on training as well as fosters deeper ties between the preschool and high schools.
“Our preschoolers love having the high schoolers come in,” said Lies. “They bring excitement and energy to our school.”
She added that strong relationships between the Kiddie Campus facility and area communities are important.
“As they support and strengthen each other,” Lies said. “As this relationship develops, and experiences are provided, children develop a sense of security through their school and community.”