To provide a safe, loving, fun, creative, and inviting atmosphere for all children in our care while ensuring peace of mind, comfort, and trust for all parents for the well-being of their children by practicing consistent, high standards of child care by all employees at all times—no exceptions.
PlanetKid—we are here when you need us
Providing quality child care you can trust
You will be happier, and so will your kids
Carla DiGiovanni was a single mom of two small children when she founded PlanetKid. PlanetKid evolved from what she could not find while seeking child care for her own kids. One of Carla’s biggest hurdles as a parent was finding a place she could trust where her children would feel happy and loved. It is not always easy to leave our children in the care of other people; that is why Carla founded PlanetKid—to provide child care that ensures that parents feel secure that their children are not only safe, but also happy and loved.
Carla was also concerned about being late or missing work because she could not get a caregiver at the last minute if her daycare was closed. Occasionally, her regular babysitter just did not show up. Carla worked for a large corporation and did not always work traditional hours, so picking her kids up by 6:00 p.m. was sometimes impossible. Carla also wondered about the quality of education her children were receiving. Why should learning be jeopardized for a safe environment? Children deserve both! Carla also believed that she should not have to pay for time she did not use. It is typical for child care centers to charge for the week even if a child is on vacation just to hold the spot. It is also typical to charge for the full week even if a child only attends for 2 days. Additionally, Carla, as a single mom working full-time, rarely had free time. She often thought that it would be nice to have lunch with friends on a Saturday or catch a movie after work, but she had a difficult time finding someone to watch her kids.
PlanetKid was founded by someone who truly understands parents’ child care needs. That is why the PlanetKid provides full-time, part-time, occasional, and drop-in care during days, nights, and weekends. Even more exciting—the PlanetKid crew believes in and provides safe, fun, loving, quality, genuine care and education for your children that you can trust, all in a fully-licensed center.
Kristin Reunes is a familiar face at PlanetKid. As PlanetKid director, Kristin uses her dedication to children to create a fun, loving, silly, and enriching environment, which enables your children to learn and grow mentally, physically, and socially.
Kristin began as a teacher at PlanetKid the year it was founded in 2009 and was later promoted to director. Her passion is to have a positive impact in the lives of students. She strives to inspire teachers to bring creativity and imagination to life in the classroom and to promote each child’s individual self-worth. Her goal is to ensure high standards for the development and care of each child. As a mother of three, Kristin, who achieved her director’s credential through the state of Florida at Eastern Florida State College, has the understanding, love, and patience necessary for child care.
Our Assistant Director
Paige Hoskins, our assistant director, is also a familiar face at PlanetKid. Paige was a lead teacher for several years at PlanetKid before joining the management team. Children are naturally drawn to Ms. Paige because she is patient, kind, creative, and she genuinely loves each child. Paige believes children are the future, and, as a teacher, she believes it is her job to give them the proper guidance and tools to be the best they can be. Paige also feels it is important to inspire other teachers and keep them excited about the huge roles they play in the development of our students. Paige is currently attending Eastern Florida State College, where she is working toward further developing her career in the child care industry.