|KIDZ Around is
a school-age child care service designed especially for the children of
working parents in Cleveland County Schools. The program provides
supervised enrichment and recreational activities for K-Intermediate
children in eleven elementary schools.
KIDZ Around operates
according to the school calendar on Mondays through Fridays from the
end of the school day until 6 p.m. Centers are open on teacher planning
days if a minimum of 12 children sign up. If a site is closed, parents
may place a child in another site that is open. Centers are closed on
Veteran's Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving (two days), Christmas (three
days), New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Holiday, and Easter (one or
two days depending on calendar year).
Before-School Care is also available at some of our schools from 6:30 a.m. until
the bell rings for ($2.50 per child per day if enrolled in the after
school program or $3.50 per child per day if not enrolled in the after
KIDZ Around offers a Summer Care Program which
begins the day after the school year ends, and continues until the day
before school starts in August. The summer care program is a school-age
child care service designed especially to meet the needs of families
with children in the Cleveland County Schools.
Before- and after-school summer care programs are not available for pre-k students.
A $30 registration fee is required for each child and is NON-REFUNDABLE.
There will be a $10 additional charge per child for all day care.
in March, we will be accepting registration information for Summer
Care. You can find the registration form in the sidebar of this page in
both English and Spanish.
are responsible for any additional spending money for video games,
food, or purchases in a gift shop). Students will be charged on a
weekly basis and WILL NOT BE CHARGED FOR THE FULL WEEKS THEY DO NOT
A site in each zone will operate (6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.) minimum of 12 children.
For more information contact Melanie Francis, Director of KIDZ Around, at (704) 476-8379.
School Closings, Delays, and/or Early Dismissals
the schools are closed due to inclement weather the After School
program will be closed as well. Also if school is dismissed early due to
inclement weather there will be no After School. If the school
operates on a two-hour delay our Before School Care will also open two
hours later and would open at 8:30 a.m instead of 6:30 a.m.