Kids First Childcare Center - Ballston Spa NY Day Care Center

12 Church Ave, Ballston Spa NY 12020
(518) 309-3540

About the Provider

Description: The KidsFirst Childcare Circle of Care is our philosophy in which staff and parents work together, with God, to create a loving community that provides the best learning environment for each child. We value the Christian principles of love, patience, integrity and good citizenship to support each child and help him/her grow in body, mind and spirit.

We are a place where the personal growth of your child AND the satisfaction of every parent are extremely important to us. KidsFirst is a happy place and it our intention to have all of our kids leave each day with smiles on their faces.

We value all members of our staff and do all we can to make KidsFirst a fulfilling place to work. We know from experience that happy staff members are a necessary ingredient for happy kids.

KidsFirst Childcare is a learning center for children from 6 weeks to five years of age. We are affiliated with Christ Episcopal Church in Ballston Spa.

As a Christian organization we believe that God loves us and wants us to maximize our potential as human beings. We believe that we are entrusted by God to care for each child in a manner pleasing to Him.

Christian values that emphasize love, patience, integrity and good citizenship are evident in the selection of our employees and in the meticulous care provided for our children. Our experienced director has developed curricula for each age group to meet and exceed all New York State guidelines.

We encourage the enrollment of children of all races, faiths and denominations.

Christ Church has been central to community life in Ballston Spa for more than 200 years. The church fills community needs for service in several areas including worship, food pantry, thrift shop, community events and now, childcare.

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 118
  • License Number: 693369
  • Age Range: Total Capacity: 118;Infants: 8;Toddlers: 16;Preschool: 41;School age: 53;
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Schools Served: Ballston Spa School District
  • District Office: Albany Regional Office
  • District Office Phone: (518) 402-3038 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Date Regulation Status
2018-03-01 418-1.15(a)(4) Corrected
Brief Description: The provisions specified on the license are binding and the child day care center must operate in compliance with the terms of the license. The number and age range of children specified thereon are the maximum number and age range of children who may be in the care of the child day care center at any one time.
2017-09-13 418-1.3(c) Corrected
Brief Description: Before any change is made, the Office must be notified and must approve the re-designation of a classroom to a different age group of children.
2017-07-13 418-1.15(b)(6)(i) Corrected
Brief Description: Information relating to an individual child is confidential and cannot be disclosed without written parental permission to anyone other than the Office, its designees or other persons authorized by law.
2016-06-08 418-1.4(b)(1) Corrected
Brief Description: Evacuation drills must be conducted at least monthly during various hours of operation of the child day care center.
2015-09-17 418-1.8(a) Corrected
Brief Description: Children cannot be left without competent supervision at any time. Competent supervision includes awareness of and responsibility for the ongoing activity of each child. It requires that all children be within a teacher's range of vision and that the teacher be near enough to respond when redirection or intervention strategies are needed. Competent supervision must take into account the child's age emotional, physical, and cognitive development.
2015-09-17 418-1.10(c) Corrected
Brief Description: In accordance with the provisions of Sections 413 and 415 of the Social Services Law, child day care center staff must report any suspected incidents of child abuse or maltreatment concerning a child receiving child day care to the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment, or cause such a report to be made, when such staff have reasonable cause to suspect that a child coming before them in their capacity as child day care center workers is an abused or maltreated child. This must be done in the following manner:

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