The KidsPark Mission was Formed
Creating a company was very important to me. I wanted to control my work life. I was a latchkey kid, so my hot button was to be home in the afternoon with my daughter. My version of life-work balance was to work before she got up, while she was at school, and then when she was in bed. When she was little, she came to work with me. Remember, this was back in 1988, before flex-time and job-sharing.
Being able to control one’s schedule resonates throughout KidsPark. Three times a year, we ask our teachers when they want to work. We build our schedule around their requests. This way a mom can work days when her children are in school and switch to evenings for the summer when school is out. Or college students can change their schedules each semester depending on their courses. I think this has helped us build a strong team – we have teachers who have been with us for 20+ years!