About LifeKids Weekday Ministry Daycare:

“Children are a gift of the Lord.” Psalm 127:3

Welcome to LifeKids Weekday Ministry Daycare in Ridgeland, MS. We offer a Mother’s Day Out Preschool Program, Full Time Daycare and an Afterschool Care Program for school-aged children. All programs are licensed by the Mississippi State Department of Health and serve the Ridgeland, Madison and the surrounding cities.. It is our purpose to help children see themselves as a special creation of God and to help strengthen their physical and mental abilities giving them the self-confidence to become healthy, emotionally-stable, socially adjusted, reasoning individuals in their world.

We provide inviting classroom facilities and playgrounds designed to provide a safe, healthy, inclusive, and fun environment. We place an emphasis on social and spiritual growth through meaningful play-based learning opportunities.

Serving families in Ridgeland, Madison and North Jackson.

Email Us    Call Us: 601-790-0808    Tuition and Rates

LIFEKIDS MOTHER’S DAY OUT AND FULL TIME PRESCHOOL:

Ages: Our program begins with Infants – Four Year Old children.

Hours of Operation (Mid- August – May): 7:00am-6:00pm Monday – Friday with Two, Three, and Five Day a week, half day and drop-in options.

Address: 670 Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland, MS 39157

 

We know that parents have busy schedules and we do our best to accommodate your needs, one way we do that is by offering daily early morning drop off. Whether you need it for a day here or there or all the time, we have drop off as early as 7:00am all the way up to the time regular class starts at 8:00 am.

 

Absences:

Please call us if your child will be absent for any reason.  We miss you when you are gone!

 

Late Pick-up Fees:

There is a $25 late pick up fee 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 Kid’s Life 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 after hours.

 

Drop-ins:

Drop-ins are welcome on a space available basis. Please call us to confirm space availability. Drop-in fee of $25 per day per child or $37 if staying for Lunch Bunch until 2;00 pm, is due upon arrival, along with your child’s current Certificate of Immunization Compliance Form 121 and a Drop-in Enrollment Form.

 

Goals and Curriculum:

Throughout the day the children are encouraged to create, move, build, negotiate, explore, relax, and respond. Children 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.

Our curriculum is our own framework for learning, integrated with many fun age-appropriate play and learn activities each day.  These include learning centers, seasonal themes and units that include letter recognition and writing, numbers and math activities, fine motor and large motor skills, and language development. Typical daily activities include art, music, games, story-telling and role playing.

 

Registration:

  • $125 Annual Registration Fee per child age 1 year + (non-refundable)
  • $75 Annual Supply/Snack Fee (due January and August
  • $50 Summer Supply Fee (due in May)
  • 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.)
  • Certificate of Immunization Compliance – Form 121
  • Workbook Fees (Threes and Fours $45 per year)

 

Monthly Tuition:

 

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 or 15th of every month until a 2 weeks written notices is provided.

 

Mother’s Morning Out  7:00am-12:00 noon Monthly Rates

Two Days Three Days Five Days

Infants $175 $200 $225

Ones – Fours $155 $175 $200

$25.00 Drop In rate, per day

Full Time: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm Weekly Fees

Two Days Three Days Five Days

Infants $60 $75 $125

Ones – Fours $40 $60 $105

$35 Drop-in rate, per day

 

Lunch Bunch: (optional for Mother’s Day Out)

12:00 pm – 2:00pm $12 per day/$200 per month

Our normal pick up time is 12:00 pm for our half day program but it does not have to end there! We have a daily lunch program we call “Lunch Bunch” where we continue our fun day until 2:00pm. All you need is a healthy lunch and a drink for your child and they can enjoy chatting with friends and getting a little extra time to play on the playground.  This program is available here and there or all the time depending on your needs or just simply because your child loves spending time here at Kid’s Life.

 

Automatic Drafts:

Automatic drafts that are returned for insufficient funds will be charged a $45 NSF fee and a $10 bank fee, and will need to be paid by money order for tuition and fees in order for child care services to be continued.

 

Staff:

Our staff members are 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.

 

Snacks and Lunch:

Children are served a nutritious mid-morning, lunch and mid-afternoon snack. All children should have eaten breakfast prior to arriving at Lifekids. Infant rooms will have refrigeration available for bottles. If your child eats baby food, please send spoons, bibs and food your child enjoys. Please send plastic bottles with your child’s name written on them. We are not allowed to prepare bottles so please make sure to prepare bottles at home.

 

Label, Label, Label:

Every single item must be labeled with your child’s name. Label bottles, pacifier, change of clothes, jacket, diaper bags, diapers anything that we might get out of your child’s bag to help ensure it goes back where it belongs. We cannot be responsible for lost items.

 

Clothing, Toys and Electronics:

We are going to play, play, play! Please dress your child in rubber sole shoes, comfortable for climbing and running. Sandals are not the best to wear while playing outside.  Washable play clothes are recommended for school days. We will be getting dirty! We will Paint! Please place a complete change of clothing (labeled with your child’s name) in their bag every day. Always send a jacket or sweater in cool weather, as we will be going outside, weather permitting.

 

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.

 

Wellness Policy:

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 Lifekids 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.  

 

Remind App:

We will use Remind app to alert parents of closures and other school related notices. Parents must sign up at enrollment.

 

Insurance:

LifeKids Weekday Ministry carries liability insurance only. It is the parent’s responsibility to maintain a health and accident policy for each child.

 

 

 

Withdrawal Notice:

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.

Calendar:  

Our Life Kids Weekday Ministry Mother’s Day Out Preschool 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 Preschool Calendar:

August 7 5:30am – 6:30 am Children Meet and Greet

September 4 Labor Day – Closed

November 11 10:30 am Thanksgiving Program

(Sanctuary): 3 & 4’s

November 22 – 24 Thanksgiving Holiday – Closed

December 22, 25 & 26 Christmas Holiday – Closed

January  1 New Years Day – Closed

January 15 Martin Luther King Day – Closed

March 30 and April 2 Easter Holidays – Closed

May 28 Memorial Day – Closed

May 29 Summer Camp Begins

July 4 Closed

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:

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.

Absences:

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:

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.

Goals:

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.

Daily Schedule:

  • 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.

Staff:

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.

Snacks:

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.

Wellness Policy:

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.  

Remind App:

We will use Remind app to alert parents of closures and other school related notices. Parents must sign up at enrollment.

Insurance:

Lifekids Weekday Ministry carries liability insurance only. It is the parent’s responsibility to maintain a health and accident policy for each child.

 

Withdrawal Notice:

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.  

Holiday Camps

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

Calendar:  

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

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LOCATION


670 Highland Colony Parkway,
Ridgeland, MS 39157

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Serving families in Ridgeland, Madison and North Jackson.

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This year we are partnering with the following companies to provide an even greater LifeKids EXPERIENCE for your child.

www.mskayskids.com music sessions

Soccer Shots continues for our second year.

www.stretchandgrowfit.com Ballet and Creative Dance sessions

School Pictures with Wonder Year Portraits – more info will be sent with your child on date and times.

Meet Our Director

Kandy Mason

Welcome to LifeKids Weekday Ministry! I am excited to begin our program together, and am looking forward to a great year full of fun, creative play, and learning experiences with your child. Our wonderful team of teachers and caregivers at LifeKids is dedicated to meeting the needs of your child and looks forward to partnering with your family.

My husband, Clay, and I live in Rankin County and enjoy spending time with family, caring for our many pets and rescues, and taking care of our land. I have been blessed with over 30+ years of working with children in various settings, including my most recent position as Preschool Minister at First Baptist Church Jackson for the last decade. My heart is so full of love for children, and my desire is to teach each of them that God loves them and made them special!

Thank you so much for trusting me with your child and giving me an opportunity to provide this valuable service for you and your family. I know how important this decision is and I am privileged you have chosen our program. On this website you will find some general information about our programs and the forms necessary for enrollment. If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at (601) 790-0808 or send us an email at info@lifekidsweekdayministry.com.

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