It was very exciting to hear that a new drop in child care center was coming to Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Courtney’s Drop in Kids Care which is family owned officially opened its doors on December 1st. It’s open to kid’s ages 12 months through 12 years old. It’s a flexible option for parents with no enrollment fees, membership fees or commitments. There are hourly rates as well as on-demand hours without reservations. Drop in at any time for just $12.00/hr.
Courtney’s Drop in Kid’s Care offers a variety of activities in a fun engaging and educationally based environment. As a parent of a son with a compromised immune system, I can appreciate their firm belief in providing cleanliness above industry standards, being environmentally friendly and providing state-of-the-art security measures at its facility. The hours of operation are from 8 am – 10 pm, Monday through Saturday. There are affordable value packages available.
Parents can take advantage of Kid’s Night Out twice a month on Friday or Saturday. There are special events planned for the kids to enjoy while parents can enjoy a night out too! You can drop off as early as 5:00 pm and pickup anytime by 10:00 pm. Dinner is served in between 6-6:30 pm. Courtney’s Drop in Kid’s Care always welcomes kids on ANY Friday & Saturday until 10:00 pm. There is also holiday and summer programs along with after-school or no school availability.
Let’s talk diet and healthy snacks for a moment. Healthy snacks are provided daily and you can inquire about lunch and dinner upon check-in. I love that Courtney’s Drop in Kid’s Care has partnered with local businesses to provide food for the kids. They proudly serve food locally prepared by Rudinos Pizza & Grinders and Jersey Mike. I think this is a great addition to the community and a great convenience to parents that need child care on the fly for a few hours with no commitment.
Official Press Release:
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina – Courtney’s Drop in Kids Care is opening in Chapel Hill this December, welcoming families to a unique, premiere experience. The center, which will be located off I-40 at highway 54, offers short-term on-demand childcare in which families pay an hourly rate and do not need reservations or memberships. Unlike other drop-in centers, Courtney’s is locally owned and founded with the firm belief in providing cleanliness above industry standards, being environmentally friendly, providing state-of-the-art security measures, and creating a fun, engaging and educationally based environment.
“I’ve worked in childcare setting for more than 20 years, but I’m also a mom,” said Heather Rudd, founder of Courtney’s Drop in Kids Care. “It was so important to me that we create a place that other mothers, fathers and grandparents would feel confident bringing their children. And, equally as important, that kids would want to come here – that they’d have fun and enjoy the time. We’re so proud of what we’ve done and cannot wait to share it with the Chapel Hill community!”
As part of the center’s opening celebrations, the ownership team will donate a portion of all proceeds from the month of December to UNC Children’s Hospital. As a top-tier academic medical center, UNC Children’s upholds a four-tiered mission to “CARE,” aligning clinical care, advocacy, research and education to deliver world-class family-centered care—always regardless of a family’s ability to pay.
The organization is a huge part of the Chapel Hill community and a cause close to Rudd’s heart. In addition to the financial contribution, Courtney’s will also provide complimentary childcare to siblings of children being treated at UNC Children’s on weekdays throughout December as space allows. Families can complete the contact form to inquiry about availability at www.dropinkidscare.com/contact/.
Bonus: Tis the season to gift 4 hours of drop in child care to parents who need it! Maybe you have to run a few errands during the day or you need a long overdue date night! Enter to win ((4)) hours of drop in child care from Courtney’s Drop in Kid’s Care. This giveaway ends on December 24th – Christmas Eve at 11:59 p.m. EST. Good Luck! Visit Courtney’s Drop in Kid’s Care website for more information.