of Olathe
1585 S Mahaffie Circle, Olathe, KS 66062 • (913) 390-0234

Policies & Procedures

Kids ´R´ Kids 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 Center´s program.

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

Children Served
Kids ´R´ Kids of Olathe 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
Hours of operation for Kids ´R´ Kids Learning Academy are Monday through Friday from 6:30 am - 6:30 pm, 12 months a year.  Standard Holidays observed by Kids ´R´ Kids Olahe are: 

  • New Year´s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving (Two Days) 
  • Christmas Day

Holidays are pre-figured into tuition, so your cost remains constant. 

Kids ´R´ Kids Olathe is licensed for specific hours of operation.  Early arrival and late pick-up cannot be allowed.

If children are left at the Center after closing time and no word is received from the parent(s), or an emergency contact cannot be reached, authorities will be contacted.

After the Center´s licensed closing time, the Center  will charge a late pick up fee $10 for every 10 minutes or portion thereof.

Forms
Upon enrollment, your child(ren) will need all state and Kids ´R´ Kids forms completed in a timely manner. All forms necessary will be provided by the Center and many are available by clicking the link above.

Information on forms regarding your child(ren) or specific Center forms must be updated as needed.

Nutrition
Lunch, morning and afternoon snacks are available at Kids ´R´ Kids Olathe. Breakfast is available if you want it for your child and billed separately.  Meal schedule are posted in the cafe and the classrooms and menus are placed online weekly.  .

For bottle-fed children, parents must provide prepared formula, placed in bottles. The Parents of infants should bring baby food. All infant items should be marked with the child´s full name and dated.

Please see the Director for information regarding special diets and allergies.

Fees
A tuition and fee schedule will be provided. You will be informed of all rates, discounts, late fees, breakfast charges, activity fees, registration fees, check return fees, and any other specific fees.

The tuition and fee schedule will also provide you with information as to when payment is due, and any late charges. Also included on the tuition and fee schedule will be the Center Policy for vacation days, additional fees for extended days for school-aged children and any activity fees that field trips may incur.

Medication
All prescribed medication must be left at the front desk with the person in charge. A medication form must be filled out completely and signed by the parent or guardian before any medication can be given.

Medications must be in the original container and labeled with the child´s name; current date; dosage; times to be given, expiration date; and any other special instructions.

Any non-prescription medication must have a signed, dated note from the child´s doctor stating the name of the child to receive the medication, name of the medication, amount to be given; times to be given; length of time to be given and any other special instructions.

Medications will only be dispensed by the person or persons designated by the Franchisee or Director of the Center.

Medical Emergency
If a child becomes ill, injured, or has an adverse reaction to prescribed medication while at the Center, the parent(s) or emergency contact person will be notified immediately.

If it is necessary to seek immediate medical attention for a child, the child will be transported to the Olathe Medical Center Emergency Room.  The child´s vehicle and emergency medical permission forms, as well as the health information file, will accompany the child.

If a child contracts a a communicable disease, written notification will be posted on the classroom door within 24 hours or the next business day.

Transportation to and from Public School
Transportation is provided to and from public or private elementary or grade schools.  Transportation Agreements are signed once for each school year. Vehicle Emergency Forms must be completed and information kept up to date.

Children must be at the center by 7:30 a.m. for transportation to their elementary or grade school.

If your child will not be picked up by the Center from school at the end of the school day, you must notify the Center in advance no later than 1 p.m.  Failure to notify the center will result in drivers and center admin staff spending excess time trying to locate the child or a parent to ensure the child is safe.  A "Failure to Notify" fee will be charged if you fail to notify the staff that your child will not be picked up. 

Transportation on 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.

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
We realize that our parents have obigations to meet, so Kids 'R' Kids Olathe makes every effort to ensure that we are always open on normal business days. 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 Center is equipped with a weather band radio, a fire alarm sprinkler system and fire extinguishers. Fire and severe weather drills are conducted according to state and county regulations or every 30 days.

If there is an emergency situation and it becomes necessary to close the Center, parents will be notified to make arrangements for early pickup.

If there is inclement weather and it is determined that the Center will not open, parents will be instructed by the Center as to 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 McCracken's Gymnasium, 15515 S. South Keeler, Olathe.  Ph: (913) 782-8555.  Parents will be notified of the situation, and you will be required to pickup your child(ren) as soon as possible.

Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco
In our effort to provide a safe, healthy environment for each child to grow and develop, we maintain a Center free of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco use.

The use or presence of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco is prohibited in the building or anywhere on the grounds by Center staff, parents, or anyone visiting the Center.

The use or presence of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco is prohibited during any outing or field trip, as well as, on any vehicle used by the Center to transport your child(ren).

Discipline
At Kids ´R´ Kids School of Olathe we use a method of ´redirection´ to guide your child 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 or harsh language is prohibited.

Parents or guardians are required to abide by the Kids ´R´ Kids Discipline Policy any time they are on Center property.

Dismissal Policy
The staff will work with each child to fulfill the needs of that child, and every effort will be made to provide a positive learning experience. Special needs will be accommodated when possible.

Kids ´R´ Kids of Olathe reserves the right to ask parents to make alternative arrangements for care if it is determined that a child´s needs cannot be met, or the child has not adjusted to group care provided by the Center. In the event behavior becomes disruptive to the program or becomes a problem that poses an unsafe situation for the child or other children in the class, alternative arrangements will be required.

If you, as a parent, are uncooperative in completing and returning forms, fail to pay your tuition on time, fail to follow any state or county regulations, or fail to follow any Kids ´R´ Kids Policy or Procedure, it may be necessary to dismiss your child from the Center.

The Parent's Role
The relationship between parents and Center 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:

  • Signing children in and out at the front desk and escorting them to their
        designated class
  • Having all forms completed promptly
  • Updating forms, as needed, when changes occur (i.e. new phone number,
        address, etc.)
  • Keeping staff informed of special needs or changes that might affect your child´s
        behavior
  • Notifying the Center if your child is ill
  • Keeping your child at home if he ill child 
  • Notifying the Center if your child will be absent
  • Notifying the Center if you will be later than usual picking up your child
  • Providing a change of clothes marked with your child´s name (Center is not
        responsible for lost clothing) Children should be dressed properly for the weather and play
  • Leaving all toys at home
  • Participating in the Center´s special activities
  • Attending scheduled parent meetings and conferences
  • Asking questions and addressing concerns as they arise.

    Kids ´R´ Kids Learning Academy of Olathe reserves the right to change or revise any policies, procedures, or tuitions/fee schedules when deemed necessary. Written notification will be provided to parents.

    Kids ´R´ Kids Learning Academy is referred to as Kids 'R' Kids of Olathe, Kids ´R´ Kids, Kids ´R´ Kids Centers, Center(s) and School(s), KRK, KRK Olathe.

 

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