No - we are a short-term child care facility. We engage children with a learn-through-play concept but do not follow a standardized educational curriculum.
Our general hours of operation are as follows. Please check our calendar for the most up-to-date facility schedule. Drop-in Hours Monday - Thursday, 8 am - 8 pm (last drop-off at 6 pm) Friday - Saturday, 8 am - midnight (last drop-off at 9 pm) School's Out! Day Camp 7am - 6 pm on designated days that Gwinnett County Public Schools system is closed. Parties & Special Events Sunday 10 am - 6 pm
Reservations are not required for drop-in child care. We accept children on a first-come, first-serve basis until we reach our facility capacity. If you are organizing a large group drop-in we ask for as much advanced notice as possible so we can ensure we are properly staffed upon your arrival. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required for our School's Out! Day Camp.
Our drop-in child care service is designed for ages 12 months to 12 years old. Children must be a full 12 months old to visit our Play Center. Our School’s Out! Day Camp is for children ages 5 to 12 years old.
We strive to maintain a 1:7 ratio at all times, with a designated adult supervising the younger children. If we find ourselves busier than expected we will activate our employee on-call system for additional assistance.
Kids & Main Playcare is a legally license-exempt, short-term childcare facility. Although we are not required to be licensed by the State of Georgia, we must comply with specific licensing rules to keep our exemption status. In addition, we are required to comply with all local and State rules, regulations and ordinances. You will find our exemption documentation issued by DECAL's Bright from the Start posted in our facility. Additional information can be found in our Parent Handbook as well as our enrollment package for your convenience. Questions regarding license exemption rules or the status of our programs can be directed to Bright from the Start by: Email: CCSExemptions@decal.ga.gov Phone: 404-657-5562 Mail: Bright from the Start GA Department of Early Care & Learning 2 Martin Luther King Jr Drive SE, 670 East Tower Atlanta, GA 30334. Kids & Main Playcare does maintain liability insurance coverage.
Please notify our staff when you drop off your child and complete the Special Instructions form if someone other than yourself will be picking up your child. The person picking up your child must know the security code issued at check-in as well as provide a valid government photo ID at pickup. We highly discourage call-in changes, but understand that emergencies happen. In the event of an emergency, you may also call us to request a pickup change by providing the name of the child(ren) and the security code issued at check-in. The person picking up your child must also know the security code issued at check-in as well as provide a valid government photo ID at pickup. If you are calling in a change we ask that you be available for callback verification at one of the telephone numbers we have on file for you.
Parties are scheduled in 2 hour increments on Sundays. Check our calendar for available dates/times and reserve your party slot. Parties require a non-refundable deposit at reservation and must be paid in full prior to the day of the party. We ask for a minimum 2 week notice for parties. Parents must have at least one child registered for Kids & Main Playcare services to host a party in our facility.
Absolutely! We provide enough support to supervise children attending the party. The adult party host must remain with the party at all times. Children attending the party do not have to be registered at Kids & Main Playcare; however, their parent/guardian must sign a waiver prior to the party. The adult party host will be responsible for ensuring each child is reunited with the correct parent/guardian at the end of the party.
Children ages 12 months to 12 years can visit Kids & Main’s Playcare facility up to four (4) hours per day and up to eight (8) hours per week. Children ages 5 to 12 years participating in our School’s Out! Day Camp can visit up to 11 hours per day on the days in which the Day Camp operates.
All children are required to have socks, as we are a socks-only facility. We also recommend bringing a light jacket or sweater. Children visiting during Parents Night Out (8pm – midnight on Friday and Saturday) can dress in freshly laundered pajamas if desired. Please do not bring in toys, electronics or other items that could be lost, stolen or damaged in a child care setting.
Our facility provides one snack every four hours to all children present at the time. Parents/guardians may bring in snacks from home to supplement or replace the snacks provided by the Placyare. If you child will be in our care during lunch or dinner time, it is recommended that you bring a meal for your child to enjoy. A catered lunch is provided for our School's Out! Day Camp participants and included in the cost of registration. If you register for a camp less than 48 hours from the start of the camp, there is no guarantee that we will be able to alter our lunch count. Please be prepared to provide your child(ren) with lunch. Remember, we are a nut-free facility.