No. We are a short-term child care facility. Children may remain in our care up to 4 hours per day and up to 8 hours per week for drop-in child care services. Our preschool program runs from 9am - 1pm Monday through Friday for children ages 18 months - 5.
We are discontinuing our Infant Care Program effective December 31, 2019. After December 31, 2019 we will no longer register new infants into our program. We will continue to service all infants that are already enrolled as of December 31st but wil not accept any new registrations.
Yes! Our Preschool program begins January 2020. Children ages 18 months - 5 years will enjoy our research based curriculum as part of our structured program in a fun, loving environment. Children can enroll for 2 days, 3 days or 5 days each week. Monthly and weekly payment options are available. To learn more click on our Preschool page or navigate to www.kidsandmain.com/preschool.
Reservations are not required for children ages 1-12. You are welcome to call ahead and make a reservation if you know you are dropping in. We HIGHLY ENCOURAGE reservations for our Friday/Saturday night Parents Night Out program. We do not hold spots for Parents Night Out unless the reservation is prepaid. We will accept walk-ins until we reach capacity. Reservations for this program can be made at www.kidsandmain.com/calendar. 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-payment is required for our School's Out! Day Camp, Mothers' Morning Out and Preschool programs.
Our drop-in child care service is designed for ages 1 to 12 years old. Preschool is for children ages 18 months to 5 years old. Our School’s Out! Day Camp is for children ages 5 to 12 years old. Half day camp is available for children ages 2-6.
We strive to maintain a 1:7 ratio at all times. If we find ourselves busier than expected we will activate our employee on-call system for additional assistance.
Kids & Main Drop-In Childcare 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.
Please notify our staff when you drop off your child 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 Saturdays and Sundays. Click on Calendar then Parties to inquire about your party date/time. Parties require a non-refundable deposit at reservation and must be paid in full prior to the day of the party. We kindly ask for a minimum 2 week notice if you are booking a Custom/Themed birthday party.
Children ages 1 to 12 years can visit Kids & Main’s Drop-In Childcare facility up to four (4) hours per day and up to eight (8) hours per week for drop-in services and Parents' Night Out. Children enrolled in our Preschool program can attend 2, 3 or 5 days per week from 9am until 1pm (Monday through Friday). Children ages 5 to 12 years participating in our School’s Out! Day Camp can visit up to 10 hours per day on the days in which the Day Camp operates.
All children are required to have slip-resistant shoes, as we are a shoes-only facility. We also recommend bringing a light jacket or sweater. You must also supply all diapers, pull-ups and wipes for your child. If we use diapers and wipes from our facility supply, you will be assessed a small fee for each changing. Children visiting during Parents' Night Out 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 childcare setting. We cannot be responsible for the return of these items. Items left in the Center and unclaimed after 1 week are donated to a local charity organization. We do not allow the use of electronic devices from home (such as iPhones, iPads, tablets, etc) as we are unable to monitor the content of what the children are watching and are unable to effectively prevent that content from being shared with other children.
Our facility provides one snack to all children present at snack time. Parents/guardians may bring in snacks from home to supplement or replace the snacks provided by the Center. 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. You may also purchase a meal upon check-in for $5. As a reminder, we are a nut-free facility and will not allow nut products to be consumed in the Center.
We allow up to 30 minutes for children to settle down and get used to their environment. If during that time we are unable to effectively console your child or your child appears in distress or becomes physically sick we will ask you to pick up your child as we are unable to offer one-on-one or specialty care. Fees for services rendered are still due and payable.