Kids & Company Benefits for Parents
Unlimited access to their children and the Kids & Company program during the center’s hours of operation, unless parent contact is limited by a court order. Parents may visit with the director about concerns related to their child or the program.
Parents are informed regarding their child’s behavior in Kids & Company.
Parents are informed promptly if their child does not arrive at Kids & Company according to his/her enrollment information.
Parents are regularly informed about the Kids & Company program by the site director regarding activities, enrichment opportunities and general information via SchoolCare Works, Facebook, site newsletter, face-to-face conversations, the Kids & Company web site, text message system, and the family fun calendar.
Kids & Company strives for all parents/guardians to be satisfied with our program. If a parent or guardian needs assistance in any area, Kids & Company will search for other programs within the school environment and/or AEA to help.
Monday through Friday AM and PM Enrollment
Kids & Company operates on a weekly flat rate for Monday through Friday AM and/or PM enrollment options. Families are billed weekly, based on the enrollment option selected. For example, if a child is enrolled to attend the AM option, the family will be billed the AM rate every week, regardless of attendance.
Monday PM only, and Monday and Friday PM Only
To accommodate families who need PM care on Monday early dismissal days, and for children participating in 21st Century Clubs, Kids & Company offers two convenient Monday afternoon only, and Monday and Friday afternoon only enrollment options. Families who participate in these enrollment options pay for the entire trimester in advance.
Out of School Days
During out of school days, including snow/cold days and holidays, several Kids & Company sites are clustered into one location for full-day childcare services. In preparation for planned out school days, such as holidays, Kids & Company will send out reminders 2-3 weeks in advance, and ask families to pre-register for childcare services. Full-day services carry an additional fee, which will be billed and charged to your auto-pay account.
Quality Rating System
All Kids & Company sites are licensed by the Department of Human Services, and voluntarily participate in the State of Iowa Quality Rating System (QRS), which was developed to raise the quality of childcare in Iowa, to increase the number of children in high-quality childcare settings, and to educate parents about quality in childcare. There are five levels to be earned in succession. Each level requires providers to meet rigorous training, environmental, and programming criteria.
Quality Ratings by Site
College View: 2
Lewis & Clark: 3