In order to provide the highest quality of childcare
Kids 'R' Kids Matthews Policies
The relationship between families and school staff is vital to the success of a child’s early learning experience. Through the use of open communication, we believe building a teacher-parent partnership will benefit the child in making a positive connection between school and home.
Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks are served daily at Kids ‘R’ Kids.
For bottle-fed children, families must provide prepared formula or mother’s milk placed in bottles. We also provide baby food and infant cereal. 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.
You will be informed of all rates, discounts, late fees, registration fees, check return fees, and any school-specific fees.
The tuition and fee schedule will also provide you with information regarding when payment is due and any late charges to be applied. Also included on the tuition and fee schedule is the School Policy on Attendance, explaining the number of days that require full tuition, half tuition, and vacation days allowed.
Transportation is provided from public, private elementary, or grade schools designated by our school as part of our After School Program.
Transportation Agreements are signed once for each school year. Vehicle Emergency Forms must be completed, and information must be kept up-to-date.
If at any time your child 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 by 1:30 pm.
Field Trip Permission Forms must be signed and dated for each child. Vehicle Emergency Forms must be completed, and information kept up-to-date. You can view our online forms here.
Children going on field trips must wear a Kids ‘R’ Kids t-shirt and/or wristband.
The school will also provide identification for each child.
Internet access to your child’s classroom is by password only and is used through watchmegrow.com. 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.
The safety of the children is our first concern. In the event of an emergency such as severe weather, fire, physical damage to the building—or any other situation that poses a threat we will inform you via tadpoles any information/closings/delays which will come as a text and/or email. We will also post closings on our Facebook page.
Our school is equipped with a fire alarm sprinkler system and fire extinguishers. Fire and severe weather drills are conducted on regular basis.
If there is an emergency and it becomes necessary to close the school, parents will be notified to arrange for early pick-up.
Parents will also be instructed by the school, using tadpoles and Facebook to provide closing information, if there is inclement weather and it is determined that the school will not open.
If an emergency develops and it is determined that the building or premises is unsafe, your child(ren) will be transported to a safe location. Families will be notified of the situation and you will be required to pick up your child(ren) as soon as possible.
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