West Side Kids is owned and operated by Cindy Vokes and her two daughters Erika Shepherd and Erin Christianson. Prior to opening West Side Kids the three of us spent several years in the daycare field and business management. In January of 2005 the stars aligned and West Side Kids was created. We leased a building, had it renovated to our needs, and opened for business July 5th, 2005. In October 2009 we began construction at our current location and the building was completed in June of 2010. Moving to our own space gave us the opportunity to improve a few things. For example we were able to add an indoor gym for those cold or rainy days, which is also used for our school age program, an extra room for our crawlers and beginning walkers, a larger playground that is separated into younger and older kids, a break room for our teachers, and several other smaller things.
Our goal at West Side Kids is to provide genuine care, excellent communication, and a messy good time! None of that would be possible without the help of our excellent teachers, parents, and kids! Most of our teachers have been with us for several years and are all very caring, knowledgeable, and experienced. Our teachers are well trained in CPR, 1st Aid, universal precautions, and are mandatory reporters of child abuse. They also receive a minimum of eight hours of continuing education every year.
It is our philosophy and objective to make West Side Kids feel like a second home to you and your children and we hope you will love and enjoy our "family" as much as we do!