Enrollment: Enrollment is based on “first come, first served” and availability in a classroom. In order to be enrolled, and secure a spot, the registration fee must be paid and all required paperwork completed, then submitted prior to the first day of attendance. In addition to the enrollment paperwork, a copy of the child’s shot record and last physical examination must be submitted prior to the first day of attendance.
Fees: The registration fee is $30.00 for one child or the first child, and $25.00 for each additional child. This fee is a one time, non-refundable payment. Tuition cost is based on the child’s age and current market rates. Tuition is paid on a weekly basis, with payment due the first business day of each week. Late payment fees will apply when payment is made after the first business day of the week. There is a $32.00 charge for returned checks that must be paid before your child can return to the center.
Operating Hours: Monday-Friday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm *Please note that the latest drop off time is 10:30 am, and a late pickup fee of $2.00 per minute/per child will be charged if a child is picked up after 6:00 pm. This payment must be made before the child can return to the center. The Kinder House observes major holidays and provides a list of these holiday closings upon enrollment.
Meals: The Kinder House serves morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack. All food that we serve is approved by the USDA for participation in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, as well as the standards set forth by the North Carolina Department of Child Development and Early Education. Substitutions are allowed when a child has a documented food allergy and can be reasonably accommodated.
Curriculum: The Kinder House uses The Creative Curriculum as a NCDCDEE approved curriculum. The Creative Curriculum pairs well with our Montessori-style of learning philosophy, as it allows for individual expression and planning. Lesson plans are created based on teacher observations of each child and the skill stages of social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development.
Health: The Kinder House operates for well children and staff only. Children who are mildly ill may remain at the center only with the Director’s approval. In order to remain at the center a child must be able to participate in all activities, including outdoor play. State regulations require that a child be excluded from care if he/she has a communicable disease or if the child displays symptoms of illness that include, but are not limited to: fever at or above 101 degrees, vomiting and/or diarrhea two or more times in a day, evidence of head lice, severe coughing, rapid or labored breathing, conjunctivitis, or evidence of infection.