Hours of Operation
We operate from 2:00pm until 5:45pm on school days, and 8:00am until 5:45pm on 'Full Days'. Pick up time is no later than 5:45pm. If staff need to stay past 5:45pm because you have not yet picked up your child, you will be charged a late fee of $10 for the first 15 minutes and $1 per minute thereafter. Late fees must be paid within 5 days of the late pick up. If not paid, your child may be suspended from the program. Repetitive tardiness is grounds for permanent release from the program at the discretion of the directors.
In Case of Emergency or Inclement Weather
Kids Count follows the Ithaca City School District policy for school closures. In case of early school closure due to inclement weather or emergency, there will be no Kids Count after school that day. Families are reminded to check for updates throughout the day if weather conditions are deteriorate while school is in session. If it becomes necessary for Kids Count to close because of weather or other emergency, families will be notified by email unless alternate communication is requested. Families will then be required to pick up their child(ren) within 1 hour. Parents are encouraged to sign up for the school closing list serve at:
Health and Illness
We follow school policy regarding illness. If your child is absent from school due to illness, s/he may not come to after school that day. If your child is sent home from school due to illness, s/he may not return to the program that day. If your child becomes ill while in our care, we will notify you and ask that you pick up your child as soon as possible.
Your child will need to go home if s/he displays one or more of the following symptoms:
* Have or have had a temperature of 100 degrees or more
* Vomiting or diarrhea
* Pink Eye
* Open skin rashes
* Any communicable disease
* If your child should show sudden physical or emotional distress for which we are unable to determine the cause