It was very exciting to hear that a new drop in child care center was coming to Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Courtneyâ€™s Drop in Kids Care which is family owned officially opened its doors on December 1st. Itâ€™s open to kidâ€™s ages 12 months through 12 years old. Itâ€™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.
Courtneyâ€™s Drop in Kidâ€™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 â€“ 10 pm, Monday through Saturday. There are affordable value packages available.
Parents can take advantage of Kidâ€™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. Courtneyâ€™s Drop in Kidâ€™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.
Letâ€™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 Courtneyâ€™s Drop in Kidâ€™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 â€“ Courtneyâ€™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, Courtneyâ€™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.
â€œIâ€™ve worked in childcare setting for more than 20 years, but Iâ€™m also a mom,â€ said Heather Rudd, founder of Courtneyâ€™s Drop in Kids Care. â€œIt 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 â€“ that theyâ€™d have fun and enjoy the time. Weâ€™re so proud of what weâ€™ve done and cannot wait to share it with the Chapel Hill community!â€
As part of the centerâ€™s opening celebrations, the ownership team will donate a portion of all proceeds from the month of December to UNC Childrenâ€™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 careâ€”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 Ruddâ€™s heart. In addition to the financial contribution, Courtneyâ€™s will also provide complimentary childcare to siblings of children being treated at UNC Childrenâ€™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 Courtneyâ€™s Drop in Kidâ€™s Care. This giveaway ends on December 24th â€“ Christmas Eve at 11:59 p.m. EST. Good Luck! Visit Courtney’s Drop in Kid’s Care website for more information.