of Fort Mill
3009 Hwy 160 W, Fort Mill, SC 29708 • (803) 802-8977

Policies & Procedures

Kids `R´ Kids Learning Academy of Fort Mill 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 school´s program.

Parents are encouraged to eat breakfast or lunch with their child(ren) at school. (See Director for details.)


Children Served

Kids ´R´ Kids of Fort Mill 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

Monday through Friday from 6:00 am - 6:30 pm, 12 months a year.

Standard Holidays Observed

New Year´s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day

Nutrition

Breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon snacks are available at Kids ´R´ Kids. Information will be provided by the school on any charges that may apply. The school will also provide information on the schedule for serving meals and snacks.

For bottle-fed children, parents must provide prepared formula or mother's milk placed in bottles. The school will inform you of the 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.


Fees

A tuition and fee schedule will be provided by Kids ´R´ Kids. You will be informed of all rates, discounts, late fees, breakfast charges, activity 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 will be the School Policy on Attendance, explaining the number of days that require full tuition, half tuition, and vacation days allowed.


Transportation (To and From Public School)

  • Transportation is provided to and from public or private elementary or grade schools designated by the school.
  • Transportation Agreements are signed once for each school year.
  • Vehicle Emergency Forms must be completed and information kept up-to-date.
  • The School will inform you of the time your child must be at the school for transportation to his elementary or grade school.


If your child will not be transported by Kids 'R' Kids to school or will not be picked up by Kids 'R' Kids from 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.

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 the school for each child.


Internet Access

Internet access to your child´s classroom is by password only. 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.

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.
  • The school is equipped with a weather band radio, a fire alarm sprinkler system and fire extinguishers. Fire and severe weather drills are conducted every 30 days.
  • If there is an emergency situation and it becomes necessary to close the school, parents will be notified to make arrangements for early pick-up.
  • If there is inclement weather and it is determined that the school will not open, parents will be instructed by the school regarding TV or radio stations providing closing information.
  • If an emergency situation develops and it is determined that the building or premises are unsafe, your child(ren) will be transported to a safe location.
  • Parents will be notified of the situation and you will be required to pick up your child(ren) as soon as possible.

Discipline

At Kids ´R´ Kids of North Cobb, 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 and harsh language is prohibited.)

The Parent`s Role

The relationship between parents and school 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
  • Have all forms completed promptly
  • Update forms as needed 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 the school if your child is ill
  • Do not bring an ill child to the school
  • Notify the school if your child will be absent
  • Notify the school if you will be later than usual picking up your child
  • Provide a change of clothes marked with your child´s first and last name. (School 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 the school´s special activities
  • Attend scheduled parent meetings and conferences
  • Ask questions and address concerns as they arise
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