About LifeKids Weekday Ministry:

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

Welcome to LifeKids Weekday Ministry in Ridgeland, MS. We offer a Mother’s Day Out Preschool Program and an Afterschool Care Program for school-aged children. Both programs are licensed by the Mississippi State Department of Health and serves the Ridgeland, Madison and surround 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 Preschool:

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

Hours of Operation (Mid- August – May): 8:00am-12:00pm Monday – Friday with Two, Three, and Five Day a week options

Early morning (optional)  7:30am – 8:00am $10 per day/$60 per month

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 7:30am all the way up to the time regular class starts at 8:00 am.

Lunch Bunch (optional) 12:00pm – 2:00pm $12 per day/$200 per month

Our normal pick up time is 12:00pm 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.

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, cash only, 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.

The ABeka Curriculum is our 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:

  • $100 Annual Registration Fee per child (non-refundable)
  • $75 Annual Supply/Snack Fee, which includes Life Kid’s T-shirt
  • 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 (Twos $45, Threes $55, Fours $65)

Monthly Tuition:

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.

  • Two Days / Three Days / Five Days
  • Infants $175 / $200 / $225
  • Ones, Twos, Threes, Fours $155 / $175 / $200

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 childcare 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:

Children are served a nutritious mid-morning snack at Kid’s Life, provided by parents. All children will be assigned a week to supply a snack for their class. All children should have eaten breakfast prior to arriving at Kid’s Life. 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:

We are going to play, play, play! Please dress your child in rubber sole shoes, comfortable for climbing and running. Washable play clothes are recommended for school days. We will be getting dirty! 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.

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 Life Kids staff.  

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.

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.

 2016-2017 LifeKid’s Mother’s Day Out Preschool Calendar:

  • August 3   9:00am – 10:00 am Children Meet the Teacher
  • August 4    First Day of School
  • September 5    Labor Day – Closed
  • October 10    Fall Holiday – Closed
  • November 11    10:30 am Thanksgiving Program (Sanctuary): Threes and Fours Class
  • November 21 – 25    Thanksgiving Holiday – Closed
  • December  19 – January 3    Christmas Holiday – Closed
  • January 3    Life Kids program resumes
  • January 16    MLK Day – Closed
  • February 20    Professional Development – Closed
  • March 13 – 17     Spring Break – Closed
  • April 14, 17    Easter Holidays – Closed
  • May 12    May Program (Sanctuary) Threes and Fours Class
  • May 19    Last Day of School

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, and group fun games.

Ages: Kindergarten – 5th 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, and Madison Station Elementary. Children are welcome to attend from other schools if the parent can arrange transportation to Life Kids. Other schools can be added to our wait list and we will consider providing transportation from that school when 5 children register.

Absences:

Please call Life Kids by 12:00 noon if your child will be absent, is not at school, or will not need transportation to Life Kids 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 Life Kids 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 Life Kids 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.

Registration:

  • $100 Annual Registration Fee per child (non-refundable)
  • $40 semi-annual Supply/Snack Fee, which includes Life Kid’s T-shirt
  • 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

Monthly Tuition:

  • $260 per child, monthly August – May
  • $210 per child monthly for Three Day a week program, August – May

(must be the same three days each week)

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.

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 (older children), Outside Play (younger children)
  • 4:00 – 4:45 Outside Play (older children), Homework rooms (younger children)
  • 4:45 -5:15 Organized group activities
  • 5:15 – 6:00 Outside Play

Snacks:

Children are served a nutritious afterschool 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:

We are going to play, play, play! Please dress your child in rubber sole shoes, comfortable for climbing and running.  Washable play clothes are recommended for school days. We will be getting dirty! Please place a complete change of clothing (labeled with your child’s name) in their backpack every day. Always send a jacket or sweater in cool weather, as we will be going outside, weather permitting.

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 Life Kids staff.  

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.

Remind App:

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

Insurance:

Life Kids 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.  

2016-2017 LifeKids Weekday Ministry Afterschool Calendar:

  • August 3 2:00pm – 6:00pm Staff Orientation and Set-up Day
  • August 4 First Day of School
  • September 5 Labor Day – Closed
  • October 10 Fall Holiday – Closed
  • November 21 – 25 Thanksgiving Holiday – Closed
  • December 16 11:30 am start 60% day
  • December 19 – January 3 Christmas Holiday – Closed
  • January 3 Life Kids Afterschool Program resumes
  • January 16 MLK Day – Closed
  • February 20 Professional Development – Closed
  • March 13 – 17 Spring Break – Closed
  • April 14, 17 Easter Holidays – Closed
  • May 19 11:30 am start 60% day/Last Day of School
  • May 19 8am  – 11:30am Staff Clean-up Day
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LOCATION


670 Highland Colony Parkway,
Ridgeland, MS 39157

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Serving families in Ridgeland, Madison and North Jackson.

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.