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Every Child Is Precious And Unique!

”Our task, regarding creativity, is to help children climb their own mountains, as high as possible. No one can do more.”
-Loris Malaguzzi

Kozy Kids was founded in the Bethany community in 2001 by Diana Niermann and began as an in-home childcare. She aimed to create a home away from home that is cozy, safe, and educational while valuing each child’s learning and loving them unconditionally. As an early childhood advocate for quality early learning, Diana decided to become accredited in 2012 with the National Association for Family Child Care. Recognizing the community’s need for infant and toddler care, Diana expanded by opening a second in-home location.

In 2015, Diana broadened her vision, moving Kozy Kids into a small center in Bethany Village. As Kozy Kids quickly outgrew the small center, Diana seized the unique opportunity to design her own center in a buildout located across the street. After construction was completed, Kozy Kids officially moved to its current location in 2016.

Over time, Diana recognized the childcare industry’s undervaluation, underpayment, and lack of support. As a small childcare business, she pledged to make a change by offering competitive pay, quality benefits, training, a beautiful, clean environment, and equipping staff with supplies that make them proud, strong, and efficient teachers. Understanding the value of teachers in shaping the future, Kozy Kids prioritizes hiring qualified teachers with a passion, experience, and education in child development. The center takes pride in supporting staff who show initiative in acquiring a higher level of education, helping teachers obtain child development associates, receiving college/community-based training, and guiding those passionate enough to make a change in the industry. New staff members are trained by experienced teachers in Kozy Kids’ unique curriculum style. The focus is on being educators, not just yard duty teachers, actively engaging and guiding children.

“We find these joys to be self-evident: That all children are created whole, endowed with innate intelligence, with dignity and wonder, worthy of respect. The embodiment of life, liberty, and happiness, children are original blessings, here to learn their own song. Every girl and boy is entitled to love, to dream, and to belong to a loving “village.” And to pursue a life of purpose. We affirm our duty to nourish and nurture the young, to honor their caring ideals as the heart of being human. To recognize the early years as the foundation of life and to cherish young children’s contribution to human evolution. We commit ourselves to peaceful ways and vow to keep these, our most vulnerable citizens, from harm or neglect. As guardians of their prosperity, we honor the bountiful Earth whose diversity sustains us. Thus, we pledge our love for generations to come.”
― Raffi Cavoukian