Each Staff member undergoes a rigorous Criminal Background check, NYS Fingerprints, SEL Clearance and Personal Reference checks. In addition they are all CPR/ First Aid certified and must complete a minimum of 20 training hours within their first 6 months of employment with Life Kids. Several of our staff also have their MAT certification.We are committed to providing the highest quality of care for your children so taking care of our staff and making sure we have the best team possible is crucial at Life Kids. They participate in staff meetings, fire drills, safety checks, shelter in place drills as well as emergency evacuation procedures should the need arise.
Life Kids Before and Aftercare is a non-profit community program affiliated with the Colonie Christian Life Center and First Assembly of God. We have two convenient locations at 31 VLY RD ALBANY, NY 12205 or 477 Krumkill Rd Albany, NY 12203.
Life Kids first opened our doors in 2008. The program was initiated due to the scarcity of affordable, quality before and aftercare programs in the South Colonie area. Many parents cannot afford the high prices of fulltime day care centers and even those who can afford them, find those schools and programs at full capacity. So, in an effort to meet a real need in our community, Life Kids was born. We now offer before school, after school care, drop- in care, tutoring, VIP Care, vacation care and camps for Holiday, Winter, Spring, and Summer Breaks. We service both South Colonie and Guilderland School Districts. We are striving to exceed your expectations on every level.
Our Mission & Vision
We want each child who enters our facility to grow emotionally, educationally, physically healthy and balanced. We are very proud of our commitment to excellence in our staffing and facilities. We are a NYS licensed School Age Child Care provider. During program hours your children will be guided through a time of creative play, a variety educational lessons, fun free play, homework help as well as limited time on computers, iPads, and interactive media. We want you and your family to feel comfortable so we adopt the idea that every child will “get what they need” from our program. For those children who need structure activities we provide a scheduled afternoon of activities while other children are allowed to choose whether or not to participate in a scheduled activity. We work closely with the parents to ensure their before and after school experience is a positive one.
During Camp weeks your child will enjoy a week packed full of exciting field trips, hand on projects, art & crafts, cooking, and games. Please visit the vacation care page here for more info.
Please fill out the contact form for more information regarding either the before, after-school care, vacation care days or camps. We will be happy to contact you regarding enrollment and schedule a tour for you and your child.