Drop Zone Kids Policies
Please Read Before Sigining
LOCATION AND CONTACT INFORMATION:
Address: 285 Pinehurst Ave, Suite 3c, Southern Pines, NC 28387
Registration: We require every parent to register their child(ren) before receiving care in our facility. Contact information and emergency contact numbers are required as is the name and number of any other adults allowed to pick up children. We will not release your child to any person without your written permission. Parents can register their child in Drop Zone Kids by completing the registration form. Registration form is also available on our website and our Facebook page. Drop Zone Kids does not require a registration fee.
Ages and Length of Stay Policy: For regular drop off childcare, ages 12 months-12 years old may stay up to 4 hours per visit (must have a minimum 4-hour gap between visits).
Payment: Payments will be due at time of checkout and will be calculated and rounded up to 15-minute increments. For children remaining after closing hours there will be an extra charge per minute/per child of $1 until the child/children are picked up.
Fee/Family: $9.00/hour first child $5.00/hour second child $4.00/hour third child $3.00/hour each additional child(ren). School's out Special is for ages 5-12, Monday-Friday only. Current prices and other details can be found on our website. Other discounts and payment options available, see our website for details. Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and Apple Pay may be used to pay for childcare fees. You will then have the option to choose to have receipt emailed or texted to number/email of your choice. There is a $36.00 fee charged for payment checks returned by the bank. Returned checks will not be re-deposited. If at any future time the bank returns a parent’s check, all future fees payments must be made cash or with a credit card. All balances must be paid in full until childcare services are available to your family.
Arrival and Pick Up: We require that the parent, guardian, or an authorized representative must sign the child in upon arrival and out when leaving the childcare facility. The authorized representative must be approved by the parent or guardian, in writing, and must be 18 years old or older.
Announce your child’s arrival to a staff member
Sign your child in with a staff member
Allow your child to put his or her belongings away in designated cubby
Put hand sanitizer on child’s hands let child in facility
Announce your arrival and the name of your child to a staff member. Locate and gather your child’s belongings. Double check everything is there before leaving (socks, pacifiers, cups, lunch boxes, wipes, etc).
***DZK is not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged items or belongings.
Sign child out with a staff member and pay fee for the day
Time Limit: Drop-in/short-term child care is defined by law in G.S. 110-86(2)(d)(d1) as a child care arrangement where care is provided while parent, guardian, or an authorized representative participate in activities that are not employment related, and where the parent, guardian, or an authorized representative are on the premises or otherwise easily accessible. Drop-in/short-term care childcare would be used by parent, guardian, or an authorized representative who need care while they occasionally run errands or participate in leisure activities. The operation must be able to reach the parent, guardian, or an authorized representative by telephone, cell phone, or pager. The parent, guardian, or an authorized representative must be able to get back to the program within 15 minutes. There is a 4-hour limit per day.
Snack and Meals: You are to provide a healthy snack or meal for your child while they are in our care. Please no items that contain peanuts, we will not serve anything with peanuts. Please label snacks, cups and food items with your child’s name. Also, please no candy or gum. We offer Goldfish and Animal Crackers at no extra cost for those without a snack. We also have filtered water always available.
Diaper Changing and Potty Training: Please bring children in a clean diaper and extra diapers and wipes. Diapers and wipes are not provided. Please bring a change of clothing for children not fully potty trained in case of an accident.
Illness: Do not send a child that has a fever (oral temperature of 100.4°F or higher), stomachache, or any other signs of illness. Children must be fever free for 24 hours before being able to be dropped off. Temperature will be checked at check-in. Children with fever cannot stay at the facility. (Ear-100.9°F or higher/Forehead-99.4°F or higher). If a child begins to show signs of illness while at our facility, parents/guardian will be contacted and must pick-up child within 15 minutes.
Emergency Closures: We may be closed due to conditions beyond our control. In these circumstances, opening and closing times may change and times the facility may be closed for the day. We will do our best to keep the regular business hours and will post any changes on our Facebook page.
Holiday Closures and Early Closings: We will be closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. There are some holidays we will close early, such as Memorial Day. Watch for any changes in hours on our Facebook page.
I give permission for my child to be given cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid treatment by a qualified staff member of Drop Zone Kids. In the event I cannot be contactaced, I also give permission for my child to be transported by ambulance or aid car to an emergeny center for treatment.
I fully understand and agree to adhere to all policies above. By signing, I represent that I am the parent or legal guradian of each child designated on this registration form. I understand that the provision of child care contains risk of injury to persons and property, and that by signing the release below I, on behalf of myself, my spouse, or other guardians associated with each child noted on the registration form provided, do waive and release all rights, causes of action, and claims against Drop Zone Kids and its owners, employees, agents, and affiliates for any and all loss, expense, damage, or injuries suffered by my Child during the time my Child is at Drop Zone Kids’ facility, including the possible negligence of Drop Zone Kids, but excluding gross negligence and intentional misconduct. I understand that this Release will be kept on file at Drop Zone Kids and will remain in effect for this and all future visits my child may make to Drop Zone Kids.