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KIDS’R’KIDS IS A PEANUT-FREE CENTER
Peanut Free Definition – Kids’R’Kids O’Fallon considers” peanut free” as being NO peanut or tree nuts listed as an ingredient in any food products. Some of our food is listed as possibly being produced in a facility where peanuts or tree nuts are produced.
For children who have allergies directly related to ingestion, we can substitute products that have no peanuts or tree nuts OR have been produced in a facility where nuts have been exposed to production to accommodate a peanut allergy accommodation request.
For any children who have allergies so severe that “air-borne” contact initiates a reaction, we CANNOT make a peanut free accommodation for this child.
Breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon snacks are available at Kids ‘R’ Kids. Snacks and lunch are included in your rates while breakfast is additional at $1.50/day
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 Directors for information regarding special diets and allergies.
Fees for 2019 are $274/wk for infants under the age of two, $237/wk for “two’s”, and $207 for three (and potty-trained) through pre-k. The annual registration fee is $50 for one child and $75 per family. Please see our tuition and fee schedule for a complete list of full-time and part-time rates
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 to Dardenne, Emge, Ostmann, Pheasant Point, Progress South, Rock Creek, and Twin Chimneys 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, we request you notify Kids ‘R’ Kids in advance.
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, wristband, and will be accounted for each time they get on or off the bus for complete accountability.
In fifteen years of ownership, we have successfully managed nearly six hundred field trips! 600!!!
Internet access to your child’s classroom and the area of the building they will be in are password protected.
Parents may view their child(ren) while at work, traveling with work, and grant grandparents who live outside of our area viewing privileges. Watch Me Grow is accessible anywhere in the world that has an internet connection!
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.
Our school is equipped with a fire alarm sprinkler system and fire extinguishers. Fire and severe weather drills are conducted each month.
If there is an emergency and it becomes necessary to close the school, parents will be notified to arrange for early pick-up via “Tadpoles”.
Parents will also be instructed by the school, using “Tadpoles” and KSDK (Channel 5) to provide closing or delayed opening information due to inclement weather.
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 “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. Should redirection not be effective, we then utilize “timeouts” with children sitting close to group activities for one minute per their age.
For children who have behavioral issues that become continuous, we will request a meeting with parents to have conversations on how to rectify the situation and/or if the child is a not a good “fit” with our environment.
The use of physical punishment and harsh language towards children is STRICTLY 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
- Asking questions and addressing concerns as they arise