Contact
Donna Phelan
Co-Owner / Director
Loretta Gallagher
Co-Owner
Michelle Eagan
Assistant Director

14935 W Bruns Rd
Manhattan, IL 60442
Ph: (815) 478-7886
Fax: (815) 478-7876
Features
Secure access and video-monitoring.
Excellent child-to-teacher ratios.
Hot, nutritious meals prepared on-site.
Large 1+ acre playground.
Children’s garden.
Warm, loving, comfortable environment.
Philosophy

Kid Country Childcare believes that young children learn best when they are given choices to participate in activities that interest them and are allowed to follow-through with these choices for appropriate lengths of time.  In other words, children learn by playing!  Play is a necessary and integral part of childhood.  We believe that all areas of a child’s development should be part of the curriculum, as each area affects the other.  This integrated approach to curriculum allows children to learn through themes and relevant context.  We believe that the child’s parents and teachers, curriculum and materials all play a part in the child’s growth and development.  We believe that children need to be in an environment that allows them to feel safe and secure, along with promoting their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development.

In October 2015, Kid Country Childcare earned the Silver Circle of Quality designation from ExceleRate Illinois, the state’s quality recognition and improvement system for early learning and development providers. ExceleRate Illinois recognizes a program’s commitment to quality beyond the basic state licensing requirements. The Silver Circle of Quality designation shows that Kid Country Childcare has gone the extra mile to make sure that children enrolled in our program receive the enhanced learning and care experience. Silver Circle programs meet or exceed specific quality benchmarks on learning environment and instructional quality, along with selected program administrative standards; staff qualifications; and professional development. Kid Country Childcare has met these specific standards of quality and is helping to give children a good start in learning and in life!

Purpose

Kid Country Childcare’s purpose is to provide a safe, secure place where young children can achieve appropriate social behaviors and develop cognitively and physically, along with promoting independence and self-help skills. 

Goals

Kid Country Childcare’s goals for your children are: 

Services Provided

The Center  is open Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  Childcare is offered for children from 6 weeks of age through 12 years old.  We offer full-time childcare and 2 or 3 day part-time childcare, preschool programming, before and after school care, along with summer care.