We provide quality care to children in our licensed programs. Our professional staff provides supervised care that is based on the whole child’s physical, emotional, social, creative, and intellectual development.

info@kidsplacebaltimore.org

P.O. Box 32453

Baltimore, MD 21282

410-484-6220

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Glyndon Elementary School





Chatsworth Elementary School





Church Lane Elementary School





New Town Elementary School





Reisterstown Elementary School





Summit Park Elementary School






 

What are Kids Place Academic Support Centers?


In order to support the Baltimore County Public Schools student reentry plan, Kids Place is opening registration for full-day programs in our host schools. In each center we are prepared to provide a safe, fun, nurturing environment for your child's school day and beyond. We are ready to implement enhanced health, safety, and cleaning measures to provide safe care for your child while also supporting their distance learning. You drop your child off in the morning, we take care of their learning day and offer safe socialization and fun play, and then you pick your child up at the end of the day.




What are the days and hours of the Academic Support Centers?


Kids Place will be open from 8am-6pm Monday through Friday beginning October 12th. Your child can arrive at any time after 8am and be picked up at any time before 6pm.




What safety measures will be in place?


Safety is our #1 priority! We promise to... - Conduct temperature checks and ask screening questions daily - Use face coverings (children and staff) except while eating or maintaining safe physical distance outside - Keep 6' safe distancing when practical throughout the day - Limit each small group to no more than 13 children with 2 staff at a time - Maximize time spent outdoors - Ensure frequent hand washing - Disinfect high touch surfaces and games/equipment after each use




What is the procedure for dropping off and picking up my child?


Upon arrival you will receive a warm greeting from our staff outside the building. You will take your child's temperature with your household thermometer and show us so we can record it. We will ask you a few screening questions and sign your child in for the day. You can be on your way and we will escort your child into the building. Unfortunately parents will not be allowed to enter the building in order to keep our contacts within our small group. You will receive a phone number to call when you arrive to pick up your child in the afternoon. We will help your child gather all belongings and escort him/her to you.




What does my child's day entail?


The day will be built around supporting distance learning. Each child may have a different schedule and we are prepared to support each one. We will make sure your child is logged on to their device and ready to attend class. We ask that your child brings the device, power cord, and headphones each day. We will monitor thier attendance and be ready to meet their needs on their breaks. When children are not attending class we will maximize time spent outdoors as much as possible. Children will be allowed to remove their face covering while maintaining safe distancing outside. Additional opportunities for exploration include arts & crafts, STEM experiences, games, as well as free play time. Lunch and snack time should be enjoyable parts of the day. We will enjoy safely distanced socializing while eating in the center or outside as weather permits. Children will wash their hands and place their face covering in a labeled paper bag before eating.




What is the tuition?


In order to keep the small group the same, enrollment is based on Monday through Friday, 8am-6pm. The weekly tuition is $275 due each Monday. We accept Child Care Scholarship payment if you apply and are accepted. For more information on how to apply for the Child Care Scholarship Program, click here.




What if my child may require medication to be administered while at Kids Place?


If your child may require emergency medication while in our care, that medication, and a completed Medication Authorization Form, must be at the center prior to your child’s first day. You may download the Medication Authorization Form from our Resources below.




What happens if my child becomes ill at the center?


If your child becomes ill during the program day, you or your emergency contacts will be notified immediately. You must then pick up your child or have someone else do so within 45 minutes. Your child will wait for your arrival isolated from the other children so as not to spread the illness. Remember that a late fee will be charged after 45 minutes.




What must I do if I am running late for pick-up?


The center closes promptly at 6:00 p.m. If you are unable to pick up your child by this time, you must find someone who can. Please call the center and let them know who is coming. Parents arriving after 6:00 p.m. will be charged a late fee at the rate of $1.00 per minute per family.




What do I need to bring daily?


- Computer - Power Cord - Headphones - Face covering(s) - Snack(s) - Water bottle - Items of interest to your child during down times (these items will not be shared) - Thermometer from home to take your child's temperature upon arrival




What if there is a case of COVID-19 in one of the Academic Support Centers?


We have very clear guidance from MSDE that if a child or staff member has a confirmed case of COVID-19, all close contacts must quarantine for 14 days. All children and staff in the affected center should stay home for that period of time. During that time the building will be throughly cleaned and disinfected.




Will my child have an opportunity to work on homework?


Yes. Our staff is available to answer questions and offer guidance. We cannot be responsible for requiring your child to do homework, but we can encourage them and offer the time necessary.




What if the Academic Support Center is not the right fit for my child?


We recognize that a distance learning experience might not be right for every child. You are not locked in to any contract and can withdraw at any time. We would appreciate as much notice as possible so that we can open up the space for someone else in need. You are only responsible for payment one week at a time.




How do I register?


Complete the Registration Form in the Resources section. Email both pages of the form to info@kidsplacebaltimore.org and you will receive an email confirming your child’s space in the program or space on a wait list. The Health Inventory (Parts I & II) and Emergency Form must be emailed to us by October 8th in order for your child to start on October 12th.





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410-484-6220. Thank you!

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info@kidsplacebaltimore.org

P.O. Box 32453

Baltimore, MD 21282

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