Hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 8:00 am. to 5:30 p.m. The school day will begin at 9:00 a.m. Students are expected to be on time as late
arrivals are disruptive to the class. Children may be picked up from 3:00 p.m. through 5:30 p.m. If your child is picked up later than 5.30 p.m. you will be charged an additional $5.00 per minute
Days of Operation:
The school is open Monday – Friday, 12 months of the year. However, the school will honor all public holidays and will be closed at such time. On occasion a “Teachers Day” holiday or workshop may be scheduled either prior to that day or the day after the public holiday. We will be closed a few days prior to the “Cupmatch Holiday” each year, for general maintenance. In the event of bad weather, i.e. hurricane or wind storm, please listen to ZBM 1340 radio station. They will announce any school closings. If school is already in session and the weather has taken a turn for the worse, please pick your child up immediately. In either case, please use your own discretion.DON’T TAKE UNNECESSARY RISKS.
Kiddie Academy II provides a clean and spacious environment in which your child is cared for by kind and loving teachers. Our staff are certified in ECE, CPR and First Aid. Please review the important information that follows for information on our policies and procedures and do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.
Kiddie Academy II supplies the highest quality materials possible. Students are allowed to interact with the materials of their own choosing. However, willful damage of the equipment will not be allowed, and the parents will be held responsible for the replacement of that item at their own expense. Please encourage your child to leave his or her own personal toys at home. We will have plenty of things to entertain your child, whilst on the premises. This will ensure fewer disruptions in the classroom and no lost treasures.
We wish to foster self-discipline by helping children understand that they have choices to make, not only through activities but behavior as well. In rare cases, it may be necessary for a child to take “QUIET TIME” or “TIME OUT” to regain control. During this period, a child is required to sit quietly on a chair in the classroom for a short period of time. At no time will any corporal punishment ever be administered upon a child in our care.
Kiddie Academy may refuse or withdraw a child the privilege of attending the school due to behavior that may be physically harmful to themselves, their peers or staff members. At no time will any biting of others be permitted. In the unfortunate event that a biting episode has occurred, the parents will be notified on the first occasion. If however, this behavior continues from the same child, we will have to ask the parents to withdraw the child from the school. Please help us to enforce the fact that this is totally unacceptable behavior at anytime.
Medical or Dental Form:
The school requires the filing of a medical / dental form on an annual basis, and an updated information sheet for all students. Any change in the health of a student or any social conditions of a student i.e. asthma, must be reported to the school. This information will be kept confidential.
If any child is absent for any reason, the parent must notify the school and report the problem. Should the problem be contagious, the teacher will take the appropriate action and inform the parents of the other students. If a child becomes too sick to remain in school, the parents will be notified immediately for pick up.
Infectious diseases can spread quickly, being a threat to students and teachers alike. Diseases such as CONJUNCTIVITIS, MEASLES, RING WORM,
CHICKEN POX, IMPETIGO or MUMPS must be reported to the school immediately. A doctor’s certificate will be required upon the child’s return to the school.
Parking Facilities / Drop Off and Pick Up:
Parents are asked to park in available spots on Laffan Street. Please avoid double parking as this may cause traffic congestion.
We ask that you send an extra set of clothing, and the required amount of diapers/pull-ups (if required) for your child at the beginning of each week. Please ensure that all articles of clothing are clearly labeled and stored in a drawstring bag to hang on your child’s hook. You will also need to provide a towel for nap time. This will be placed on top of the cots for sanitary purposes.
All students need to bring a packed lunch Monday – Thursday (see Fabulous Friday). Please encourage healthy eating. Please do not send junk foods such as chips, gum, candies, or chocolate bars. If everyone eats healthy, no one will have to feel different.
Hot Lunch Fridays:
There will be free hot lunch provided for all students at Kiddie Academy every Friday of each week. The choices will be pizza, hot dogs, or chicken nuggets (on a rotating basis). If your child does not eat any of these choices please send in their own packed lunch for that day. Check the white board in the front entrance to the school. It will let you know what the lunch choice for the following Friday will be.
Each week, one child in each class will be chosen to bring fruit or healthy snacks for his/her classmates. You will need to provide the fruit/morning snack for each of the children in the class, for each day that week. Please remember, one apple will feed 4 children. We will prepare the snack at school, and your child will be allowed to serve his/her classmates for the week. This will instill sharing, and manners. The children will enjoy being “the server”. The rota for snack duty will be posted on the class bulletin board, and a reminder note will be sent home with the child responsible for the following week’s fruit.
Any correspondence will be put in your child’s school bag/lunchbox. Please check your child’s bag on a daily basis for any notes
Birthdays may be celebrated at school. Please refrain from sending in horns, hats, or candy.
Whenever your child is supplied with an extra drink at school, we guarantee that it will always be “PURE WATER” drinking water
Parents Off Island Or Alternative Pickup Arrangements:
If at any time you will be off the Island, or for any reason have made alternative arrangements for the collection of your child, please advise us of the name and contact numbers for the person or persons whom you have given the responsibility of the care of your child. Your child will not be released to a stranger without your consent.
The school day will begin at 9:00am. Students are expected to be in on time. Late arrivals are disruptive to the class.
Toys From Home:
Please encourage your child to leave his or her own personal toys at home. We will have plenty of things to entertain your child whilst on
the premises. This will ensure fewer disruptions in the classroom and no lost ‘treasures’.
Friday is our ‘relaxation day’. We feel that the children have worked hard all week and deserve a little ‘down time’. Since we serve hot lunch every Friday, we also allow the children time throughout the day for T.V./DVD watching. This will only be allowed on Fridays during the academic year. This allows the teachers some time to sterilize all toys and classroom materials.
Admission and Fees
Applications for children between the ages of 3 months through 4 years will be accepted. There are 8 spots for Baby class, 12 spots for Toddler class, 10 spots for Transition Class and 20 spots for Pre-Primary. Regular admission procedure includes a parent visitation to the school.
To download our Admission Application Form click here.
(Need application form to be supplied)
For October 2015 – September 2016
All fees will be due and payable on the first of the month. A late fee of $50.00 will be charged for fees paid after the 10th of the month.
Failure to pay fees by the end of the month will result in you being asked to remove your child from the school. The remaining unpaid fees will still be due and payable. If we are not in receipt of one month (30 days) written notice of your intentions to withdraw your child from our program, you will be charged for the full month fees.
Baby & Toddler
$1200 pm / 5 full days
$650 pm / 5 half days
$750 pm / 3 full days
$600 pm / 2 full days
Transition & Preschool
$1050 pm / 5 full days
$600 pm / 5 half days
$700 pm / 3 full days
$500 pm / 2 full days
Upon acceptance of your child, a $250.00 deposit will be required to hold your child’s place. Upon receipt of one month’s advance written
notice of your intention to withdraw your child, $200.00 of this deposit will be applied against the last month’s fees.
If your child will be away on vacation at anytime throughout the school year, his/her school fees will still be due and payable.