Overview Kids is a nonprofit agency that envisions communities where every child has the support they need to reach their greatest potential. We enhance the lives of children and families through the delivery of comprehensive child development services and community involvement. To this end we utilize best practice models with the administration and management of the agency and its employees, high accounting standards with our fiscal accountability, and accreditation based "best practices" for all programs within our three service departments.Guiding Prinicpals:Safe and healthy/nurturing- The program is licensed, and in compliance with health and safety codes. Teaching staff is quaified, trained and passionate about meeting the individualized needs of every child.Developmentally Appropriate Practice- The program is respectful of, and values each child's individual rates and patterns of physical/motor, psychosocial, cognition, language and literacy development, personality and learning style, and family and cultural background.School Readiness- All children will have access to developmentally appropriate experiences that foster their optimal development across the developmental continuum.Assessment- Teachers gather information about children from several forms of evidence, development and learning.Intentionality- Teachers plan meaningful activities that support goals and objectives from the individualized assessment process.Social Competence- Children are provided opportunities to foster their ability to understand the thoughts, intentions, and behaviors of oneself, and others.We welcome your review of our programs and services described on the website and any questions that you may have. We are committed to quality early care and education services and being proactive and creative with our services. The Administrative Staff of Go Kids also leads by being involved on a local, county and state level to not only keep ourselves well informed of new issues but to advocate for the needs of families with young children.Structure:The organizational structure of Go Kids is quite unique as compared to other child development organizations. The agency is comprised of three direct service departments including Center-based Early Care Services, Family Child Care Services and Community Engagement Services. Populations Served:Agency-wide, Go Kids serves more than 4,000 families each year. The agency provides direct quality early care services to 450 children in our child care centers. Within our family child care network Go Kids serves over 700 children throughout a four county area with almost 200 licensed home providers. Go Kids' Community Engagement Services encompass three major projects that serve families within their communities. The number of participants in a Go Kids program continues to increase each year. Geographic Area:Go Kids' services are readily available in the four counties of south Santa Clara, San Benito, Monterey and Santa Cruz. Child care centers and offices are conveniently located within each of the counties in order to better serve our families. Non Discrimination Statement:Go Kids, Inc., does not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, color, or mental or physical disability in determining which children are served.