We understand. Changing family dynamics, increasing parent work loads and decreased infant & toddler care accessibility has led to the need for a program that is flexible, easily accessible and reliable. Hour Kids is here when you can't be. Hour Kids is a locally owned and operated by a husband and wife team with two school-aged children of their own. They too have experienced the struggle to find reliable, trustworthy care on a moment's notice. As a full-time student with two young children at home, our Director realized that even with her children in a child care program full-time, all of her childcare needs were not always being met- especially when the care needs were temporary or unforeseen. In her own family's endless struggle to find back-up care, she realized there was something important missing in the landscape of child care; flexibility.
Traditional programs usually run Monday through Friday and typically close around 6:00 pm. This leaves a care gap for those with needs outside of a typical 9-5 schedule. Many parents are working later, working on weekends, have sporadic work engagements, have swing shifts, or are on-call. These families have a very hard time finding options that fit their schedules. Parents fortunate enough to have regular childcare may lack reliable babysitters when they want a night out, or their regular caregiver is unavailable.
Some programs do offer back-up care but parents are required to lock into a set schedule or abide by minimum attendance requirements. A majority of child care centers, as well as most in-home daycare programs, do not offer part-time options.
Hour Kids is different: you can walk-in and drop off as often or as little as you need to.
Hour Kids is unlike any other "drop-in" you may have experienced. Fitness gyms and some stores have play places you that you can check your child into while you shop or workout, but few fully-licensed centers offer walk-in care.
The Hour Kids difference is: we are a fully licensed child care facility.We are not required to place a 2 hour cap on the time your child can be with us for walk-in care. You are not required to remain on or near our premises. We won't call you back to pick your child up if they soil their diaper, are hungry or become sad...unless you request that. Hour Kids is staffed with trained, experienced teaching professionals; we know how to ease children into our care groups and provide a wonderful experience for them.
Not only will we meet your child's basic care needs, we will exceed them with a warm, welcoming, kind approach. You and your child will be greeted with a sincere welcome. We will work to learn your names, your preferences and ask important questions so we can provide superb care. We work to establish and build a relationship with you and your child over time, so we can be part of your village. Hour Kids is there when you can't be.
The Hour Kids staff are skilled in engaging young children. We provide activities, reading, music and dance experiences- all with safety in mind. Be assured that your child will be welcomed into a clean, caring, safe, and professional environment.