Kids R Kids Clayton strives to be the best preschool in our area to provide your child with a superior early childhood education. In order to best serve our families, there are specific policies that must be maintained and followed. Please take the time to fully review the below stated policies.
Kids R Kids Clayton is open to you, the parent, any time your child is present in the school. For the safety of all children, we do request that you make your presence known to the person in charge, and cooperate in not disrupting the Center´s program.
Parents are encouraged to eat breakfast or lunch with their child(ren) at our School.
Kids R Kids Clayton is open to children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old without discrimination on the basis of political affiliation, religion, race, color, sex, mental or physical disabilities.
Hours of Operation
Hours of operation for Kids R Kids Clayton are Monday through Friday from 6:30 am - 6:30 pm, 12 months a year.
Standard Holidays observed by Kids R Kids Clayton are:
- New Year´s Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
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.
The Parent`s Role
The relationship between parents and Kids R Kids Clayton staff is vital to the success of a child´s experience. A partnership must be formed the first day, with open communication and understanding that the development and growth of the child is our top priority.
Parents can assist and help ensure a smooth transition by doing the following:
- Sign children in and out at the front desk and then escort them to their designated class, insuring that their teacher has acknowledged their arrival or depature.
- Have all forms completed promptly, update forms as needed, and when changes occur (i.e. new phone number, address, etc.).
- Keep staff informed of special needs or changes that might affect your child´s behavior.
- Notify Kids R Kids Clayton if your child is ill.
- Do not bring a sick child to the Center.
- Notify Kids R Kids Clayton if your child will be absent.
- Notify Kids R Kids Clayton if you will be later than usual picking up your child.
- Provide a change of clothes marked with your child´s name (Kids R Kids Clayton is not responsible for lost clothing).
- Children should be dressed properly for the weather and play.
- Do not allow children to bring toys.
- Participate in Kids R Kids Clayton´s special activities.
- Attend scheduled parent meetings and conferences.
- Ask questions and address concerns as they arise.
You may download our enrollment forms from here. All forms must be complete prior to the child(ren)`s start date. Information on forms regarding your child(ren) must be updated as needed.
Breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon snacks are available at Kids R Kids Clayton. Information will be provided by Kids R Kids Clayton on any charges that may apply. We will also provide information on the schedule meals and snacks are served.
For bottle-fed children, parents have the choice of bringing in their own bottled formula or we can provide prepared formula, placed in bottles. Kids R Kids Clayton will inform you of their policy regarding baby foods. All infant items should be marked with the child´s first and last name.
Weekly menus for children on table food are available for review.
Please see the Director for information regarding special diets and allergies.
A Tuition Contract will be provided. You will be informed of all rates, discounts, late fees, breakfast charges, activity fees, registration fees, check return fees, and any Kids R Kids Clayton specific fees. Also included on this form will be information on our attendance policy explaining the number of days that require full tuition, half tuition, and anniversary tuition credits.
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.)
Transportation (To and From Public School)
Transportation is provided to and from public or private elementary or grade schools designated by Kids R Kids Clayton.
Transportation Agreements are signed once for each school year.
Vehicle Emergency Forms must be completed and information kept up to date.
Kids R Kids Clayton will inform you of the time your child must be at Kids R Kids Clayton for transportation to their elementary school.
If your child will not be transported by Kids R Kids Clayton to school, or will not be picked up by Kids R Kids Clayton from school at the end of the school day, you must notify Kids R Kids Clayton in advance. We will inform you of the time by which you must make this notification.
Transportation (Field Trips)
Field Trip Permission Forms must be signed and dated for each field trip.
Vehicle Emergency Forms must be completed and information kept up to date.
Children going on field trips must wear a Kids ´R´ Kids t-shirt.
An identification bracelet will be provided by Kids R Kids Clayton for each child.
Internet Camera Viewing Access
Internet access to your child´s classroom is by password only. By enrolling your child at Kids R Kids Clayton you consent that your child(ren) may also be seen on the Internet by other persons viewing with passwords.
You will be given more detailed information regarding internet viewing upon enrollment.
Severe Weather, Fire or Emergency Situations
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.
Weapons, Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco
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).
At Kids R Kids Clayton we use a method of ´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 or harsh language is prohibited.)
Parents or guardians are required to abide by the Kids R Kids Clayton Discipline Policy any time they are on Kids R Kids Clayton property.
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.