LIFE KIDS AFTERSCHOOL CARE PROGRAM:
Our desire is to offer high quality Afterschool care in Ridgeland, focusing on developing positive self-esteem, as well as enhancing academic growth and independence. Our program provides a safe, fun, and Christ-filled atmosphere with younger and older children placed in separate groups. Our afternoons are filled with healthy snacks, homework help, supervised free play on playgrounds, crafts and group fun games.
Ages: Kindergarten – 6th grade
Hours of Operation (mid-August – May):
Afterschool – 6:00pm, Monday – Friday
Address: 670 Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland, MS 39157
Transportation is provided from Ann E. Smith Elementary, Highland Elementary, Madison Avenue Elementary, Madison Station Elementary. Children are welcome to attend from other schools if the parent can arrange transportation to Lifekids.
Please call Lifekids by 12:00 noon if your child will be absent, is not at school, or will not need transportation to Lifekids for any reason. We have strict policies that our van drivers must follow regarding not leaving the school until each child is accounted for, so it is very important that parents notify Lifekids of absences.
Late Pick-up Fees:
We close at 6:00 pm sharp. After 6:00 pm there is a late pick up charge of $25 per child for first 10 minutes you are late in picking up your child and $1 per minute per child for every minute after. The Lifekids Weekday Ministry clock is the official time clock in calculating the amount of late pick-up fee. This fee is paid in cash directly to the person who is caring for your child afterhours.
Drop-ins are welcome on a space available basis. Please call us to confirm space availability. Drop-in fee of $20 per day per child is due before pick-up, along with your child’s current Certificate of Immunization Compliance Form 121 and a Drop-in Enrollment Form.
Throughout the afternoon the children are encouraged to create, move, build, negotiate, explore, relax, and respond. Our school-agers will hear that God loves them and simple Bible truths will be presented. We strive to provide a safe, clean, and Christian atmosphere for our families.
- 2:30 – 3:00 Hand washing, Snack Time, Friend Chat
- 3:00 – 3:15 Restroom, Hand washing
- 3:15 – 4:00 Homework Rooms
- 4:00 – 4:45 Outside Play
- 4:45 – 5:15 Organized group activities
- 5:15 – 6:00 Outside Play
Registration and Monthly Tuition After School:
- $100 Annual Registration Fee per child (non-refundable)
- Special for 2017. First 20 people register only $89.00
- $40 semi-annual Supply/Snack Fee, August and January
- Download and complete the Life Kid’s Enrollment Application Form
- Download and Complete the Life Kid’s Automatic Bank Draft Form with a voided check attached
- (Bank drafting is mandatory for tuition payments.)
Monthly Tuition (drafted August 1st – May 1st)
Three Days Five Days Drop/in
Months Holidays $140 $175 $20
1st 20 Special Rate for 1 Year
2017-2018 $115 $150 $20
Weeks of Full Day Holidays $125 $35
Our fees are calculated on the total annual cost per student and divided into 10 equal payments. Credit is not given for absences or school holidays. Tuition covers salaries, supplies and snacks, church building use, special activities, administration and maintenance costs. Method of payment will be Automatic Draft Payments on the 1st of every month, August – May.
Our staff members are fun, loving, trained professionals who have all passed CPR and First Aid trainings, FBI fingerprint screenings, Child Abuse Registry checks, Immunization Compliance, and are required by law to obtain 15 hours of additional child care training each year.
Children are served a nutritious after school snack at Life Kids.
Label, Label, Label:
Every single item must be labeled with your child’s name. Label jackets, sweaters, notebooks, change of clothes, backpacks, anything to help ensure items go back where they belong. We cannot be responsible for lost items.
Clothing, Toys and Electronics:
It is recommended that you not allow your child to bring with them toys or electronics from home. We are not responsible for lost items left behind. And we will not reimburse for items that are broken if brought to the center from home.
It is very important to us to keep our children as healthy and happy as possible. We do enforce a strict wellness policy and ask parents to keep their child home if they have any of the following symptoms: fever, vomiting, diarrhea, or excessive discharge from their nose or eyes. Children may return to Life Kids when all symptoms have subsided without medication for at least 24 hours or when doctors approve return. When in doubt, please apply the “Golden Rule”. It is our policy that no medications will be administered by the Lifekids staff.
We will use Remind app to alert parents of closures and other school related notices. Parents must sign up at enrollment.
Lifekids Weekday Ministry carries liability insurance only. It is the parent’s responsibility to maintain a health and accident policy for each child.
If you choose to withdraw your child from the program, a one-month written notification is required. If your child drops from the program mid-month, no refund will be given for remaining days.
Weeks of Full Day Holidays $125 week $35 daily
October 9 Fall Holiday
November 20 & 21 Thanksgiving Camp
December 15 – ½ Day Pick up at 11:30 – 6:00
December 18, 19, 20, 21, 27, 28 Christmas Camp
February 19 Professional Development
March 12-16 Spring Break
Our Life Kids Weekday Ministry Afterschool Care Calendar will follow the Madison County School calendar. Our Holidays and Inclement Weather Closings will also follow the Madison County Schools. However, if they have Late Arrival days during inclement weather, Life Kid’s will be closed for the day and will not make up for days missed. The safety of our children is our priority.
2017-2018 LifeKids Weekday Ministry Afterschool Calendar:
August 7 5:30pm – 6:30pm Meet and Greet
August 9 First Day of School
September 4 Labor Day – Closed
October 9 Fall Holiday – Closed
November 20 and 21 Thanksgiving Camp
November 22 – 24 Thanksgiving Holiday – Closed
December 18, 19, 20, 21 27, 28 Christmas Camp
December 22, 25, 26 Christmas Holiday – Closed
January 1 New Years – Closed
January 2 Life Kids Afterschool Program resumes
January 15 MLK Day – Closed
March 12 – 16 Spring Break Camp
March 30 and April 2 Easter Holidays – Closed
May 25 Last Day of Pick up Last Day of School (Waterslide Party)
May 29 Summer Camp Begins
PRINT ENROLLMENT FORM