General Information

School Hours

7:00 AM to 5:30 PM EST Monday to Friday

Drop off must be by 9:00 AM 

Drop Off / Pick Up

  • Parents are required to wear a face mask during drop-off and pick-up.
  • Upon entering the building, teachers, adults and all children will wash hands. 
  • Staff will make a visual inspection of the child for signs of illness which could include flushed cheeks, rapid breathing or difficulty breathing (without recent physical activity), fatigue, or extreme fussiness.
  • Staff will use a touchless thermometer to take the temperature of the child(ren). Forehead temperature of the child(ren) must be less than 100°F/38°C to be admitted into the school.
  • Hand sanitizers will be out of the reach of children, but near all entry doors, classrooms, and other high traffic areas.
  • Each classroom will be assigned an entrance. 
  • Parents/Caregivers are not permitted to enter the classroom with their child. Instead your child’s teachers will greet children at the front office. An Administrator will take each child’s temperature as they are dropped off. Please let the Administrator know if you have gone anywhere or had any exposure out of your ordinary routine.
  • A Teacher will take children inside their designated class. 

Staffing and Classroom Placement

  • Children will be assigned classrooms to maintain continuity with former classrooms and peer groups as much as possible.
  • Each classroom will have two co-teachers working staggered shifts to cover Before School (if applicable) and the regular school day. Each classroom will also have a Support teacher that will cover After School. The Support teacher will be shared between two classrooms. This Support teacher will help the classrooms with things such as: break times, diapering and bathrooms, cleaning, taking the group on walks, and pick-ups.

Food Services

Kinderoo Children’s Academy offers many programs that vary in times please see your program specifics.

In general meal times are:

Breakfast: 8:00 – 8:30 AM, Lunch: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM,  Snack: 2:30 PM –3:30 PM.

During breakfast, Kinderoo Children’s Academy will provide whole milk for our toddler classes and 2% milk for our preschool and VPK classes. Nutritious packed lunches from home are required during full-day and summer programs. Kinderoo Children’s Academy is unable to refrigerate or heat lunches for our Preschool or VPK classes. For your convenience, hot meals are available at your request. Please see the office for bi-weekly lunch menus and associated fees.

If your child has a food allergy, medical documentation must be provided. In the event we have a student with a peanut allergy, we may ask the entire class to refrain from bringing items that contain nuts, depending on the severity of the allergy. Snack and sharing time has been included in our program as a time for the children to socialize either in small groups during free play or all together. Children enjoy this time as an opportunity to relax and talk with their peers and teachers. It is best to keep the snacks simple, small, and nutritional.

 

Diapering and Bathrooms

  • Classrooms with bathrooms in their rooms will use their own bathrooms. 
  • Gloves have always been required when diapering children. Gloves are always changed between each child.

Naptime

  • Every effort will be made to have children sleep as far apart as possible, with a goal of at least 6 feet apart whenever possible.
  • Nap cots will be assigned to each child and disinfected daily. 
  • All nap items should be labeled with the child’s name. Parents will be required to store nap materials in sealable bags. Nap materials will be sent home weekly to be laundered.

Holiday Closings

Kinderoo Children’s Academy is closed on New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. When one of these holidays falls on a Saturday, we will be closed on the preceding Friday. If the holiday falls on Sunday, the academy will be closed on the following Monday, in accordance with common practice. Additionally, Kinderoo Children’s Academy, Inc. will close at 3:00 PM on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, in order that our employees may be with their families. Tuition is charged as usual during holiday weeks.

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