About Us

About Us

Our Philosophy

Kids Are Special People is located in the Cathedral of the Rockies and is a licensed and nationally accredited early learning program of the First United Methodist Church. KASP was created to provide a safe, nurturing, Christian atmosphere in which children learn, discover, explorer and grow.

Creative and loving teachers encourage positive self-esteem, independence, problem-solving, communication and socialization skills. We believe a child’s play is their work and encourage cognitive, small motor and large motor activities.

KASP provides a Christian atmosphere of respect and loving appreciation for each child and for the wonders of God’s world. We recognize the unique backgrounds, gifts and differing abilities of all God’s children. Our guiding principle is our name – Kids Are Special People!

 

Our Goals

A safe and loving atmosphere for our children.

An environment that promotes a positive self-image.

Create a place to practice self-help skills and problem solving.

Promote the development of the whole child: cognitive, physical, social, spiritual and emotional.

 

We Are A Ministry

Kids Are Special People began in March of 1986 and was created to serve the needs of parents who were members of First United Methodist Church. Twice per week, KASP provided a safe and fun place for children. Over the years, KASP has grown to accommodate the needs of today’s families. We offer quality care for the youngest children, a full day preschool program and an after school program.

We also serve as a ministry to the community and our own congregation as a way to draw families into the warmth and Christian friendship of First United Methodist Church, Cathedral of the Rockies. KASP parents who are impressed with our emphasis on youth encourage their children to participate in other FUMC activities such as Vacation Bible School, choir, piano lessons, Sunday School and other events.

For more information regarding FUMC, please go to www.CathedralOfTheRockies.org.

 

KASP Hours of Operation and Closure Dates

Our operating hours are from 7:30am to 5:30pm, Monday through Friday.

KASP CLOSURES 2017/2018

Facility Maintenance – Thursday March 30 & Friday March 31, 2017

Teacher In-Service Day – Friday May 26, 2017

Memorial Day – Monday May 29, 2017

Independence Day - Tuesday  July 4, 2017

First Aide/CPR/Disaster Training – Friday July 28, 2017

Labor Day – Monday September 4, 2017

Thanksgiving – Closed at Noon- November 22, 2017, Thursday November 23 and Friday November 24, 2017

Christmas/Winter Break - Friday December 22 through Monday, January 1, 2018

Martin Luther King, Jr./Civil Rights Day - Monday January 15, 2018

Presidents’ Day/Parent Teacher Conferences – Monday February 19, 2018

Facility Maintenance – Thursday March 29 and Friday March 30, 2018 

Teacher In-Service Day – Friday May 25, 2018

Memorial Day – Monday May 28, 2018

 

Immunizations

Please note that we require all of our children to be fully immunized. We are a private program and have chosen not to accept personal or religious waivers.

Other Affiliate Programs

Wesleyan Preschool and Kindergarten is our sister program and is located in the same facility. Please visit  www.WesleyanPreschoolBoise.com for more information regarding the Wesleyan program.