Owned and operated by Angie, and Allen Brown.
Staff members have complete FBI and Sled background checks. Our staff is required to have 15 hours annually, and be certified in Infant and Child CPR, First Aid, and Blood Bourne Pathogens.
Our mission at Kids Paradise is to provide a safe, well maintained developmentally appropriate environment for your child to learn and grow. We offer families the highest standards in early care and education. Kids Paradise wants to be an active participant in your child’s growth and development.
Center Discipline Policy: Children at our Center will not receive physical punishment. In situations where conflict occurs, redirection, and children will be encouraged to verbalize their anger and concerns. We strongly believe in positive reinforcement and redirection as the solution to conflict, as this removes the children from the situation calmly and allows them time to reflect on what they have done.
Here at Kids Paradise, we feel a child-center approach is the most effective way for teaching young children. We incorporate natural surroundings into our classroom and encourage social interaction. Each child brings with them, individual qualities that add to the uniqueness of our program. The staff at our center are caring, and put the needs and well-being of the child first. The creative progress of each child is most significant. Our goal is to create a nurturing environment where children feel safe to learn, grow and explore. Through active hands-on learning, the children will develop emotionally, physically, cognitively, and socially.
Emergent curriculum is a philosophy of teaching and way of planning curriculum that focuses on being responsive to children’s interests to create meaningful learning experiences. It can be practiced at any grade level. This philosophy prioritizes active participation, relationship building, flexible and adaptable methods, inquiry, and play-based learning. Curriculum is child-initiated, collaborative and responsive to the children’s needs. Proponents of this style of teaching advocate that knowledge of the children is the key to success in your program.
To plan an emergent curriculum requires observation, documentation, creative brainstorming, flexibility and patience. Rather than starting with a lesson plan which requires a “hook” to get the children interested, emergent curriculum starts with the observation of the children for insight into their interests. Additionally, content is influenced by values held for the children’s learning by the school, community, family and culture. Our classrooms consists of learning centers that expand and facilitate children’s learning and encourage independent learning skills.
Late Fees: The school closes at 6:00 p.m. A $5 fee will be charged for every minute that the parent/Guardian is late picking up the child after 6:00 p.m. This fee is to discourage being late, our staff wants to get home to their families just like you do.
What To Bring: Your child needs to be dressed in comfortable clothing each day. We ask that you bring a complete change of seasonal clothes to keep in the cubby at all times, including socks and underwear. If your child has to use his back-up clothing, we ask that you take home the soiled clothing, and replace his backup clothing immediately. Please label all of your child’s clothing with his/her name and send in a large zip lock or plastic bag.
If your child is not potty-trained, diapers and wipes must also be provided. When your child is being potty trained, there may be certain deapers asked for, this is to help with the process, not to cause any undo stress. Additionally, seasonally-appropriate clothing is also required.
If your child has a blanket, or other self-soothing object on which he/she is fairly dependent, certainly feel free to bring that to the school and share your child’s needs with the teacher. A bag, tote or backpack is helpful in carrying things to and from school.
In order to have breakfast, you must arrive and have your child in class on their scheduled time to eat. To be in attendance for the day, you have to arrive by 10 am.
Daily events will be posted on the Parent Bulletin Board. Additionally, a weekly newsletter will be sent home, to keep you informed of the center’s events and activities. Any announcements or documents for parents will be placed in the child’s individual cubby or folder.
Nap Time: Children that don’t sleep are required to rest quietly. Some children require more sleep than others.
Photographs: Pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, Kids Paradise is required to obtain permission to utilize photographs of your child taken while attending the school. Photos may be taken for school projects, bulletin boards, website, weeks in review, mementos or the like, in accordance with each parent’s wishes as indicated on the Consent to Utilize Photographs form completed as part of the Registration Application.
Parental visits: Parents are welcome anytime to visit our facility, as long as they do not have a court order in place saying other wise, and won’t interrupt the instructional time of the entire class. In the event there is a court order in place that limits parental access the center must have a copy of the court ordered document on file.
Updates on Files: It is very important that you update the files. We have to have a current phone number to reach you in case of an emergency
Releasing Children: When you pick up your child, you will verbally give the password, and sign them out of our care, after being signed into the center that morning. If someone new picks up, that we have not met, and they are on the list to pick up, we will check their ID. This is how we keep your children safe. Please let anyone new picking up, we will check their ID.
Tracking Children: Your child will be tracked daily, on our form. On this form you will have your password that you came up with, the time your child arrived at school, and the time of activities throughout the day, and when they go home.
Telephone Calls: We invite you to call and check in on your child. Each class will have a telephone for calls from parents, and for emergencies.
If inclement weather arises, we will go by the schedule of the Horry County Schools, closing procedures. If they dismiss early, so will we. If they close, so will we. Full tuition is expected, as we cannot control the weather.
Illnesses A call for the parents to pick up their child will be at the discretion of the director. This will only be done when other kids may catch whatever the case may be, and a doctor’s note will be required to return.
Emergency medical plan In the event of a medical emergency, these are the steps to be taken.
Emergency Evacuation In the event of emergency evacuation of the entire center, we will relocate the children to Creative Beginnings CDC. Physical address is 4047 Holmestown Rd. Myrtle Beach SC 29588. Phone number is 843-215-1234.
Menus will be posted weekly and you will have access to daily.
New Years Closings 4th of July
Good Friday & Monday after Easter Labor Day Closings
Memorial Day Closings Independence Day
Thanksgiving (Thurs, and Fri)
Christmas Eve December 24th close at 1:00pm, closed December 25th for Christmas
Staff training days to be closed
January, Martin Luther King Day
February, Presidents Day
October, Columbus Day
Confidentiality A child’s record, emergency information, photograph and other information about the child or the family and information that my identify a child by name or address is confidential and may not be copied, posted on a website or disclosed to unauthorized persons without written consent from the child’s parent/guardian.
Physical Activity and Punishment Staff will not withhold opportunities for physical activity, unless a child’s behavior is a danger to himself or someone else.
Absences When a child is absent, there is no refunds for tuition. You are paying for a spot in a child care center, and staff still has to get paid. If your child is absent without paying tuition for a week, your child’s spot may be given away. Communication is key when we are responsible for your child.
Biting While biting others sometimes happens with young children, this is a very serious problem. We will report all incidents of biting to parents and will work hard for this never to happen. If we cannot control this behavior to the point that a parent withdraws from the center, we may ask this child not to come back. This will only happen in extreme cases as a last resort.
Celebrations We ask you to send in a holiday book for the class, not unhealthy treats. Parties will have sign up sheets for you to bring in at the appropriate times.
Food on our weekly menus will never be withheld from a child for punishment.
Supply list for your child’s room will be given at the time of registration.