Drop-in Care

DROP-IN! WE’RE WAITING TO SERVE YOU!

 

Our Kids' Place LKN is here for you and your family 7 days a week for those planned and unplanned events. Our goal is to make your child’s stay unforgettable from the very beginning and ease caregivers' minds. To achieve this goal, the staff at Our Kids’ Place LKN will greet you at the door, walk you through the registration/check-in process which will include taking photos of all child(ren) and any persons allowed to pick up the child. The student will be given a special Kids’ Club bracelet that may only be removed by Our Kids’ Place LKN staff after an approved adult has returned for pick up. Students will spend most of their time in one of our fun-filled classrooms with well-qualified caregivers. Drop-in children will be allowed to play in our playhouse provided the space is not overcrowded. There is only one entrance/exit into the playhouse besides our emergency exits. There is always a staff member at this door and children with a drop-in care bracelet shall only leave this space if accompanied by a staff member. Upon your arrival for pick up, your id will be checked, and a staff member will escort your child from his/her classroom to the lobby or you may go to your child’s classroom should you wish.

Please note: Drop-in/short-term child care arrangements are not required to be licensed or regulated by any state agency, including the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) or the Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE). Instead, they are registered with DCDEE as required by G.S. 110-86(2)(d)(d1) and G.S. 110-99(c).

  

Ages:

 

We proudly serve ages 3 Months Old to 12 Years Old!

Rates:

Annual Family Membership Fee: $59.99

ALL STUDENT ARE SUBJECT TO A MAX FOR 4 HOURS OF DROP-IN CARE A DAY.

Non-Members

  • Hourly Rate: $11.50 for 1st child, $8.50 for each child after

Members

  • Hourly Rate: $8.50 for 1st child, $6.50 for each child after

 

Kids’ Club Packages – For Members Only 

ALL PACKAGES EXPIRE 3-MONTHS AFTER PURCHASE. NO REFUNDS OR EXTENSIONS.

1 Child:

  • 12 Hours: $90, $7.50 per hour  

  • 24 Hours: $168, $7 per hour

 

2+ Children:

  • 12 Hours: $156, $13 per hour  

  • 24 Hours: $300, $12.50 per hour 

*All parents will be given a 15-minute grace period. If your child has been scheduled for less than 4 hours and you are more than 15 minutes late, you’ll be charged for the full hour. If you child has received our max of 4 hours of care in a given day and you’re more than 15 minutes late, then a late fee of $11 per every 15 minutes late will be assessed per child.  

Dropping Off Your Child

  • Please label all your children’s items and place their belongings on the hooks provided in their classroom.

  • If your child is potty trained or potty training, please have them use/try the potty in the hall or the classroom and wash hands before checking them in.

  • Parents, sign your child in at the lobby and make sure they receive their Kids’ Club bracelet. 

  • Give your child a hug and enjoy your time while they enjoy theirs.

Picking Up Your Child

By the end of your child's stay, most children are tired, ready to eat and/or ready for a rest time. Here are some suggestions to make this transition time easier for your child.

  • If payment is due, pay at the front desk before picking up.

  • Take all items from your child's classroom.

  • Sign out your child in the lobby.

  • Remember when you come to pick up, you are responsible for your child. The staff are watching the children whose parents have not yet arrived. Please understand we might not be able to chat at that time. Please check with the program supervisor to find a mutually convenient time for a parent/caregiver conference. We are happy to arrange a time to meet.

Dress for Success

Art projects and playgrounds are messy, as well as fun and educational. Make sure your child wears clothes that are washable and shoes that are practical. Any valuable jewelry or small items that could be misplaced or be a choking hazard for smaller children should be left at home. Our Kids’ Place Kids LKN assumes no responsibility for lost or stolen items.

Snacks and Lunch Time

Please provide a lunch/snack that your child can eat with minimal assistance. Our Kids’ Place LKN is nut-free.

Toileting

We DO accept children in diapers and will assist in potty training. Please be sure to supply a fully stock diaper bag and/or change of clothes.

Nap Time

We DO have a dedicated sensory room for nap times while your child is with us. Please be sure to pack them a clean, special blanket or stuffed animal to help them feel extra comfortable. 

Discipline Policy

Our Kids’ Place LKN does not use any form of corporal punishment.

Illness

If your child is sick, please do not send them to drop-in care. If a child becomes sick while in attendance, the parent or designated contact person will be called on to pick up the child immediately. We recommend consulting the Keep Me Home If... document as a guide for whether or not your child should stay home.

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