What are your hours of operation?
6:30 am - 6:30 pm Monday through Friday
What age children do you accept?
Children beginning with ages 6 weeks through 12 years
Is transportation provided to local schools?
Yes, our center has school buses with seat belts to transport children to and from school in the morning and afternoon. Please click on the left pane for additional information on our afterschool program.
Are field trips offered for the children?
Yes, our buses are available for area field trips. We transport children who meet the state�s age requirements. These children are given opportunities to see their community and other places of interest year-round. Whether it is the local grocery store, elementary school, the petting zoo, the library, and entertainment places such as roller skating, ice-skating, bowling or putt-putt golf, we provide fun and learning for the children and guarantee the maximum protection plan for parent�s peace of mind.
Is playtime/outdoor time available?
Yes, our schools are equipped with three to four areas of outside play. The children have scheduled times in the morning and the afternoon to explore their outside world. As an added safety feature, our schools have six- to nine-foot fencing around the outside perimeter of the play areas. The play equipment is state-of-the-art, and Kids �R� Kids abides by the federal regulations on safety equipment and the surrounding fall zones.
Are meals and snacks provided?
Yes, we serve hot meals and nutritional snacks. Our location is equipped with a full-service kitchen and staff trained in nutrition, USDA guidelines, and proper portions for young children. We will offer vegetarian meals upon parental request.
Is your staff trained?
Yes, the Kids �R� Kids faculty are required to follow the state regulations that apply to training. All staff are trained in First Aid/CPR, Infectious Disease Control, Injury Prevention, Child Abuse Awareness, and SIDS training and certification. Additional training in curriculum, child development, classroom arrangement, classroom management, age-appropriate activities, nutrition, field trip planning and OSHA regulations provides the skills needed to create a quality learning environment. The staff is encouraged to further their education through CDA and CCP programs and are given opportunities to attend professional training conferences. Each of our lead teachers has a college degree. Some teachers also hold Master`s degrees. Our preschool teachers are EC-4 certified. In selecting candidates for employment at our center, we have taken great care to only select those teachers that genuinely care and love children and have a proven track record of working with young children. Our teacher`s education and work experience is reinforced by continuous training programs that we administer in conjunction with our corporate franchisor, Kids `R` Kids.
Do you offer live classroom video viewing?
Yes, our state of the art live classroom video system can connect parents and family members to their child while at work or thousands of miles away. Through a secured internet site (password protected), you can observe your child�s daily activities remotely. Kids `R` Kids Richardson uses high resolution color camera(s) in each classroom and outdoor playground areas to enhance your viewing experience. The same cameras are fed to the front reception for additional monitoring by our administrative staff. TECHNICAL INFORMATION: Kids `R` Kids Richardson uses the NUUO Intelligent Surveillance Solution software for our closed circuit video monitoring. Kids `R` Kids Richardson offers internet viewing as a complimentary service to our parents and families. We want to let you know that because the live viewing is shared by other parents and families at our center and due to the bandwidth limitations of our internet service provider, each login session is limited to five (5) minutes of "live" viewing. Each family is provided login credentials to view their child`s classroom(s). WEB BROWSING VIA WWW.KRKRICHARDSON.COM SITE: Parents may click the "Parent Area" section on our website and log in to our secure viewing site. MOBILE PHONE BROWSING: Our internet viewing system is second to none and offers additional capability for our parents to view "live" streaming classroom video on their mobile phone browsers. Supported mobile devices are: iPhone, Blackberry, various Android OS mobile phones. Data charges may apply from your mobile phone carrier. APPLE I-PHONE MOBILE DEVICE BROWSING: If you have an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, please download the iViewer App from your Apple device. Once you`ve downloaded the iViewer App, you`ll have to input some configuration information in the iViewer App. You may view a helpful YouTube video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xp2NtluCMuo) on how to download and use the the iViewer App. The iViewer App configuation information is available by contacting our school`s office. QUESTIONS / COMMENTS ON YOUR EXPERIENCE: Please let us know if you experience difficulties accessing the system.
How can I get more information about enrolling my child?
We are glad you are interested in finding out more about our schools. Please use the contact form to provide us with your name, address and phone number. We will send you more information through the mail. We look forward to meeting you when you come in for a tour. Thank you for your time and for visiting our website.
What is your pricing structure?
We`re glad that you asked. Kids `R` Kids Richardson is very competitive with its tuition pricing. Yes, our tuition covers TUITION but also snacks, meals and upto five kids activities (such as gym, karate, computers, Spanish and music). We strongly encourage our parents to let their children participate in some or all of these activities. We will not charge a la carte for these programs because we operate on a single price policy at this preschool. In offering the "one tuition price" policy, we hope that our parents and families recognize the tremendous value that Kids `R` Kids Richardson provides in the sphere of childcare. While providing these all-inclusive services our tuition is still lower than similar pre-schools in the area. We are a class above the rest and our curriculum and staff are here to prove it.
I`ve read about a new interactive teaching aid called Hatch Smartboard. Does your center use this?
Absolutely. Kids `R` Kids Richardson is among the first of any childcare centers in Dallas to have installed the Hatch Smartboard. This learning tool has been deployed in our Computer Lab. Our lead classroom teachers have been trained to use the Smartboard technology in assisting your children to maximize their time on this interactive learning system. More information on these systems can be found on the manufacturer`s website by pointing your browser to: http://hatchsmartboard.com/ Please also view the YouTube video on how a Smartboard enabled classroom will take your chil`d development and learning to greater levels. At Kids R Kids, we believe in investing in your child`s future and after you view the YouTube video, you will be convinced why we are your ideal early chaildhood development specialists. YouTube video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFprsjl--aQ
In case of inclement weather, how do I confirm if Kids R Kids Richardson is open?
If there is inclement weather and it is determined that the Center will not open, we will communicate the center`s status on our website. Parents should go to our website. There, we will communicate our exact status. It is not uncommon for us to delay posting our final decision until the wee hours of the morning.