By Craig Baird
With spaces booked up into 2014 two things are certain. One is that Gull Lake is a growing community with plenty of families coming in. The second is that Kreative Kidz is proving to be a very popular place among children of the community.
“Our current situation is that we have had to start a waiting list for families that will be requiring care in the future. To date, we have all of our infant spaces full going into 2015,” Rebecca Anderson with Kreative Kidz said. “Our toddler spaces are almost full from July 2014 onwards. As far as pre-school spaces go, we seem to be filling those more all the time as well.”
In Feburary, Kreative Kidz sent out surveys to find out about the need of families requiring care in the community. That gave those at Kreative Kidz an early indication that things were going to be busy.
“It seems like we are getting busier all of the time and we are hearing really good feedback from the community,” Anderson said.
With so many looking to use the organization, talks of expansion are definitely in the air. Currently, Kreative Kidz is looking at designing plans for a permanent space and having a larger facility.
“Not only in the hopes of expanding in the future, but also to have more usable area that will allow our users to feel less enclosed,” Anderson said. “We have already applied for a temporary change to our licence for the months of October through December 2013 in order to accommodate an extra infant. We are going to research the possibility of whether that can become a more permanent arrangement or not. For now, I would encourage any new parents and expecting parents to give us a call and let us know their future childcare needs.”
Currently, Kreative Kidz provides childcare from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday.
“Our programming is designed with an understanding that play is how children learn. We offer materials and experiences that are of interest to our children,” Anderson said. “Each day is full of opportunities for free play, large and small group activities, excursions within the community and healthy meals and snacks.”
One of the biggest parts of what Kreative Kidz does is serving the community’s needs, something they take great pride in.
“We are always looking for ways to involve the children in the community,” Anderson said. “If you or your organization have an idea on how to include us, please don’t hesitate to contact us.”
Article Compliments of The Gull Lake Advance