What will my child do at KidsPark?
Short answer: HAVE FUN!
Long answer: Activity areas throughout our centers offers enrichment opportunities and opportunities to socialize. Kids can participate in the area of their choice. Areas include Creation Station, Mountain of Energy, Activity Area, Blue Crew (5 and up), Theater, Sport Court. Each month there are featured activities that include cooking, arts and crafts, sensory exploration or hands-on science. Read more.
Who will care for my kids?
Short answer: Our KidsPark staff are energetic, creative people who enjoy interacting with children and have experience in early childhood education.
Long answer: Our staff provides a safe, fun center for your kids and they are also:
- Certified in First Aid and CPR
- Screened by the Department of Justice
- Trained in Early Childhood Education and Recreation
- Required to attend staff development and skill-building workshops and classes
What COVID-19 safety protocols does KidsPark use?
Short answer: Your children’s health and safety are our top priority. KidsPark follows CDC guidelines. We’ve increased cleaning and disinfection efforts and health screening protocols at check-in.
Long answer: Visit our COVID-19 detailed resource page.
When should I use KidsPark?
Short answer: ANYTIME! KidsPark is a treat, a part of your routine, or your back-up childcare provider.
Long answer: KidsPark is a safe, fun, pay-as-you-play center for kids ages 2-12 (check with your local center for exact ages). Care by the hour, day, or week, we’re here anytime you need us. We’re open days, evenings, and weekends – no reservations needed!
Please keep in mind, especially for young children, it is easier for them to come to a center they know. Don’t wait until an emergency, get your children used to KidsPark now so they are prepared.
Should I bring a meal or snack?
Short answer: Snacks of 100% apple juice or water and crackers are complimentary at 10am, 3pm and 8pm.
Long answer: Lunch and dinner can be brought with you or purchased. See our daily menu on the sidebar. Check your local center for mealtimes. Please, do not pack any products with peanuts. Check with your local center for their detailed meal policy.
Label all items and meals from home with your child’s name.
Are there potty-training requirements?
Short answer: No!
Long answer: Diapers are welcomed. If your child is in diapers, bring a spare. What if my child is potty training? If your child is toilet training, bring extra clothes just in case . . . we do remind them!
Is there a regular nap time?
Short answer: Naps are not scheduled* since children arrive at various times.
Long answer: If a child is tired, they are encouraged to rest in our theater or a quiet area. If you are sure your child will sleep, please bring a pillow or blanket for them.
*Some State regulations require a center-wide quiet time. Please check with your local center.
How can I help my child transition to a new setting?
Short answer: kids thrive at KidsPark and can’t wait to come back.
Long answer: You know your child best and how they react to new experiences. They may be joiners, watchers, explorers, or resisters. We assist each child to make his or her transition easy and positive. Read more.
How did KidsPark start?
Short answer: I am sure you’ve heard, necessity is the mother of invention. Like you, the founder, Debbie Milner, needed hourly care . . . and the rest is history.
Long answer: Read more.
What is the KidsPark Good Citizen pledge?
Short answer: We want all the children in our care to experience a fun, safe time. Consequently, KidsPark is serious about good citizenship. We have zero-tolerance for fighting, bad language, and bullies.
Long answer: If your child acts inappropriately, we may call you to pick up. If this behavior is demonstrated on multiple visits, children may be suspended or expelled. If the transgression poses serious safety concerns, they may be suspended or expelled on the first occurrence.
A good KidsPark Citizen:
- Enters the center calmly and stays in the play area.
- Keeps their hands to themselves.
- Uses toys as they are intended.
- Is friendly and uses kind words and actions.
- Takes turns and shares.
- Is respectful and a good listener