Kidz Around

Kidz Around

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 ten 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. 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 the calendar year).

Before-School Care is also available at some of our schools from 6:30 a.m. until the bell rings for ($3.00 per child per day if enrolled in the after-school program or $4.00 per child per day if not enrolled in the after-school program).

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.

The following price schedule will take effect at the beginning of the 2020-21 school year.

After School

  • $45.00 per week: if picked up by 4:30 p.m.
  • $50.00 per week: if picked up by 6:00 p.m.
  • $40.00 per week: additional children from the same family if picked up by 4:30 p.m.
  • $45.00 per week: additional children from the same family if picked up by 6 p.m.

A $35 registration fee is required for each child and is NON-REFUNDABLE.

Before School

  • $3.00 per day per child if enrolled in After School Care
  • $4.00 per day per child if not enrolled in After School Care

There will be a $10 additional charge per child for all daycare.

Summer Care

Beginning 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.

  • $35.00 Non-Refundable registration fee per child is required
  • $90.00 per week for the first child
  • $85.00 per week for each additional child attending from the same family.

(Parents 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 ATTEND.

Teacher workdays
A site in each zone will operate from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. In the event of a planning day with 15 children signed up at Washington, Fallston, Union, Jefferson, Township Three, and Shelby Intermediate, we will open at Shelby Intermediate as the care service center. If 15 children are signed up at Springmore and Boiling Springs, we will open at only one of those two locations. If 15 students sign up between Bethware and North, we will also open at only one of those two locations. If we are open at any of the three locations, you will be charged for a full week. Keep in mind, if you sign up your student and you change your mind about bringing your student after the sign-up sheet comes down, you will still be charged the additional $10 for all day care. During the weeks of Christmas and Easter, if we have 15 children from all schools signed up, we will only be open at Shelby Intermediate.

For more information contact Melanie Francis, Director of KIDZ Around, at (704) 476-8379.

School Closings, Delays, and/or Early Dismissals
If 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.

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