Welcome to Kids Express!

We are aware of the Governors Executive Order to allow for in person special education services this summer if able to while also meeting all Federal, State, and local requirements. As you can imagine, there are a lot of meetings happening to determine what that means in regards to the safety of all of students, staff and families in New York State. We will share any information that we receive.

We are also letting you know that we will be closed for Professional Development on Friday the 12th, Thursday the 18th, and Wednesday the 24th. We apologize for the late notice.

We will not be enrolling any students until the onsite learning environment has changed. Please be safe and stay healthy - we are thinking about all of you.


Free “Grab and Go” Meals


Will be providing free “Grab and Go” meals from 8:00 am-8:45 am and 11:45 am-12:45 pm Monday through Friday.  The following sites are open to all children ages 18 years and under:


  • Forts Ferry Elementary School (glass door of the cafeteria)
  • Blue Creek Elementary School (back parking lot door CYC


  • Shaker High School (back glass door near receiving entrance)


This meal distribution plan is in place Tuesday, March 17-Friday, March 20.  If the closure should be extended, times and locations will be re-evaluated and adjusted to ensure as many children as possible are receiving meals. We will be providing a breakfast and lunch with one pick up. These meals are “Grab and Go” Only.  Please be patient as we work through these challenging times.

WES and The Civic Center:

Will be open from 8:00-10:00 am to pick up a bag of breakfast and lunch beginning on Tuesday, March 17.  Anyone under 18 years old can grab and go at either location.



About Kids Express

Located at the Maplewood School in Watervliet, NY, Kids Express is the leading early childhood learning center in the Capital Region. Our programs include Preschool, Universal Pre-K (UPK), and Vacation care. 

Our curriculum is play based, and linked to New York State's Early Learning Standards, with a focus on social skills development and character education.

For more information about our school, programs, or rates, or to set up a private tour, email KidsExpressinfo@gmail.com or call us anytime at (518) 328-0430.