Since becoming a licensed program over ten years ago, FitKids Childcare at RVC has seen continuous growth.
This year marks a milestone for not only the program but also the local community with the construction of a brand new facility, located next to the River Valley Club.
This leaves many families in our community with tough choices when it comes to the care of their children. With their new building, FitKids Childcare will now have the ability to serve many more families.
Parents, teachers, and children have all played active roles in the design, layout, and amenities of the new space. The inspiration for the building’s design and decor uses the local flora and fauna as a foundation.
Large windows will allow for lots of natural light and serve as a great viewing platform for children to observe the outside surroundings. Classrooms will feel warm and calm, with natural tones.
Easy access for parents to drop off and pick up was a priority. Therefore, FitKids designed individual classrooms with doors accessing the parking lot and playground. For the safety of families, FitKids will also feature a state-of-the-art security system within the new building and around the facility.
The most exciting and unique element of the entire project has been the design and development of the adventure playground. FitKids Childcare worked with architectural engineers to create an outdoor space that uses natural elements found in the woods of New Hampshire. The final result is a fun and educational space, promoting children’s desire to engage in their natural environment.
Richard Louv, author of The Last Child in the Woods, coined the phrase “nature deficit disorder”. The vision behind the development of the nature playground is to re-acclimate children with nature and provide them with opportunities to use imagination, be creative, and to explore many elements of their natural surroundings.
FitKids Childcare is currently accepting applications for enrollment at their new facility for August 2016. They are also hiring teachers to join their growing team! For inquiries on childcare availability and career information please contact FitKids Childcare Director, Jenn Parker.