Enhancing your experience every day!
Breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack is provided at Kids ‘R’ Kids.
For bottle-fed children, families must provide prepared formula or mother’s milk placed in bottles. We will inform you of the policy regarding baby foods. All infant items should be marked with the child’s first and last name, and the date.
Weekly menus for children on table food are available for review. Please see the Director for information regarding special diets and allergies.
We will provide you with information of the rates, discounts, late fees, activity fees, registration fees, check return fees and any other school-specific fees as well as when payments are due and any late charges to be applied.
Transportation is provided to and from public, private elementary, or grade schools designated by our school as part of our Before and After Program.
Transportation Agreements are signed once for each school year. Vehicle Emergency Forms must be completed, and information must be kept up-to-date.
We will inform you of the time your child must be present at our center for transportation to elementary or grade school.
If at any time your child will not be transported to school by Kids ‘R’ Kids or will not be picked up by Kids ‘R’ Kids from public school at the end of the school day, you must notify Kids ‘R’ Kids in advance. Kids ‘R’ Kids will inform you of the time by which you must make this notification.
Our Kindergarten and School-age applications include field trip permission and must be signed and dated for each child. You can view our online forms here.
The school will also provide identification for each child prior to going on field trips.
Internet access to your child’s classroom is by password only and is through a third party source, “Watch Me Grow.” By enrolling your child at Kids ‘R’ Kids you consent that your child(ren) may also be seen on the Internet by other persons viewing with passwords.
If an emergency situation develops such as severe weather, fire, physical damage to the building, or any other situation that poses a threat, the safety of the children is our first concern.
Kids ‘R’ Kids Clayton is equipped with a weather band radio, a fire alarm sprinkler system and fire extinguishers. Fire and severe weather drills are conducted according to state and county regulations or every 30 days.
If there is an emergency situation and it becomes necessary to close Kids ‘R’ Kids Clayton, parents will be notified to make arrangements for early pickup.
If is becomes necessary for us to evacuate Kids ‘R’ Kids Clayton, we will transport the children to our Emergency Evacuation Partner (click on the church name below for a Google Map):
Horne Memorial United Methodist Church
121 East 2nd Street
Clayton NC 27582
Parents will be notified of the situation and you will be required to pickup your child(ren) as soon as possible.
If there is inclement weather and it is determined that Kids R Kids Clayton will not open, we will communicate the center`s status on WRAL`s website (http://www.wral.com/weather). Parents should go to the WRAL Weather website, click on “Closings”, and search for “Kids ‘R’ Kids of Clayton” under the letter “K”. There we will communicate any delayed opening or closing. If we are not listed then we will be open for normal business hours. Note: it is not uncommon for us to delay posting our final decision until the wee hours of the morning.
At Kids ‘R’ Kids, we use a method called “redirection” to guide your child(ren) toward appropriate behavior. If a child is engaged in behavior not conducive to a safe and happy learning environment, the teacher will “redirect” the child toward appropriate behavior. The use of physical punishment and harsh language is prohibited.
The relationship between families and school staff is vital to the success of a child’s early learning experience. We believe building a teacher-parent partnership, using open communication, will benefit the child in making a positive connection between school and home.
Families can assist and help ensure a great experience by doing the following:
- Signing children in and out at the front desk and then escorting them to their designated class
- Having all forms completed before the child’s first day of school
- Updating forms as needed when changes occur (i.e. new phone number, address, etc.)
- Keeping staff informed of special needs or changes that might affect the child’s behavior
- Notifying the school if child is ill
- Not bringing an ill child to the school
- Notifying the school if child will be absent
- Notifying the school if you will be later than usual picking up
- Providing a change of clothes marked with child’s first and last name. (School is not responsible for lost clothing)
- Dressing child properly for the weather and play
- Not allowing child to bring toys or outside food
- Participating in the school’s special activities
- Attending scheduled parent meetings and conferences
- Asking questions and addressing concerns as they arise
All forms must be completed prior to the child(ren)`s start date. Information on forms regarding your child(ren) must be updated as needed.
You may download our enrollment forms from here.
We are a non-medication facility. Please see our Director for any questions.
If a child becomes ill, injured, or has an adverse reaction to prescribed medication while at Kids ‘R’ Kids Clayton, the parent(s) or emergency contact person will be notified immediately.
If it is necessary to seek immediate medical attention for a child, the child will be transported to the designated medical facility. * The child´s vehicle and emergency medical permission forms, as well as the health information file, will accompany the child.
In the event of an occurrence of a communicable disease, as outlined by the Department of Health, written notification will be posted on the classroom door within 24 hours or the next business day.
*(The designated medical facility will be listed on all emergency, transportation, and enrollment forms.)
In our effort to provide a safe, healthy environment for each child to grow and develop, we maintain a Center free of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco use. Weapons are prohibited with the exception of law enforcement officials.
The use or presence of weapons, alcohol, drugs, and tobacco is prohibited in the building or anywhere on the grounds by Kids ‘R’ Kids Clayton staff, parents, or anyone visiting Kids ‘R’ Kids Clayton.
The use or presence of weapons, alcohol, drugs, and tobacco is prohibited during any outing or field trip, as well as, on any vehicle used by Kids ‘R’ Kids Clayton to transport your child(ren).
The staff will work with each child to fulfill the needs of that child, and every effort will be made to provide a positive learning experience. Special needs will be accommodated when possible.
Kids ‘R’ Kids Clayton reserves the right to ask parents to make alternative arrangements for care if it is determined that a child´s needs cannot be met, or the child has not adjusted to group care provided by Kids ‘R’ Kids Clayton. In the event behavior becomes disruptive to the program or becomes a problem that poses an unsafe situation for the child or other children in the class, alternative arrangements will be required.
If you, as a parent, are uncooperative in completing and returning forms, fail to pay your tuition on time, fail to follow any state or county regulations, or fail to follow any Kids ‘R’ Kids Clayton Policy or Procedure, it may be necessary to dismiss your child(ren) from the Center.
Kids ‘R’ Kids Clayton reserves the right to change or revise any policies, procedures, or tuitions/fee schedules when deemed necessary. Written notification will be provided to parents.
Kids ‘R’ Kids Clayton is licensed for specific hours of operation. Early arrival and late pick-up cannot be allowed due to state licensing and insurance requirements.
If children are left at Kids ‘R’ Kids Clayton after closing time and no word is received from the parent(s), or an emergency contact cannot be reached, authorities will be contacted.
After Kids ‘R’ Kids Clayton´s licensed closing time, we will charge a late pick up fee.