Mini-World Child Care
Centers, accepts children for care from 6:00am through 6:00pm,
OUR SCOPE of CARE INCLUDES
Kindergarten through sixth
grade. For children who are enrolled in a full time public or private
school system, this program offers a variety of fun, creative activities
and continues the commitment of the total development of your child.
SCHOOL - AGE
Before and/or After School care to children enrolled in grades, K - 6.
We provide transportation to/from the following schools (unless
Montgomery County: Elliston-Lafayette Elementary
Roanoke County: Ft. Lewis Elementary
Andrew Lewis Middle School**
East Salem Elementary
G.W. Carver Elementary*
South Salem Elementary
West Salem Elementary
* These three (3) schools provide transportation to and from Mini-World.
We are located on their bus routes. If your child attends one of these
schools, the Director will advise you of the bus number. Please double
check with your school concerning the correct bus number. Sometimes, the
morning bus number is different from the afternoon number.
**This school is located within walking distance of Mini-World (Salem).
You must sign a release form, for us to allow your child to leave the
NOTE: If your child will not be attending Mini-World, in the afternoon,
after school, please notify us before 1:00 pm, of that day.
school - age children beginning at 6:00am, Monday through Friday. The
grades are usually combined during this period.
No breakfast is served to school-age children, when school is in
session. They will arrive at their respective schools with enough time
to have breakfast there. We ask that you not bring food into the
facility in the morning hours. EXCEPTION: Should schools be delayed
opening or closed for the day, breakfast will be served at 8:30am, at
the normal breakfast rate of $1.50 per child.
Transportation: Mini-World will provide transportation for your child to
local area schools. Please see the Director for any schools not listed.
The Mini-World buses depart the facilities between 7:30am & 7:40am. If
your child attends a school, which provides transportation, please ask
the Director for departure/arrival times.
The following is a schedule of daily events for our after school
programs. This schedule is for the regular school year, after school.
S/A-1: School - Age 1 = K, 1, & 2
S/A-2: School - Age 2 = 3, 4, 5 & 6
We have listed each individual center and each individual school - age
room. Each center services different schools and these schools vary
greatly with times of release and arrival times at the center.
Please keep in mind, that all times are approximate and are meant as a
A homework room is provided for those children who would like to start
or complete after school assignments. Our homework rooms are open for
approximately one (1) hour, with a staff member present to help your
child if needed. Our staff do not perform one-on-one or tutor. Their
primary concern is to answer questions and keep the room as quiet as
possible. Our homework rooms are very beneficial to those children who
have activities later in the evening (i.e. sports, gymnastics, dance,
etc.). Any child who disrupts the homework room will be ask to leave and
return to their class.
If you require your child to attend the homework room or DO NOT want
your child in the homework room, please advise your Director. The
children are signed in/out of the homework room daily, so you know if
they went and for how long they were there. If they are required by the
parent to attend the homework room and "tell us", they have no homework
for that day, this will be annotated on our log.
DISMISSAL of SCHOOL
Should your child’s school dismiss early, our buses will be at their
designated place at the school to receive your child. There is no
additional charge for early dismissal.
Should your child’s school have a delayed start time, usually one (1) or
two (2) hours, due to weather or any other reason, Mini-World will
provide transportation as if it were a normal school day. There is no
additional charge for delayed starts.
In the event school is closed and/or canceled for an entire day due to
weather, teacher work day, etc., an additional fee of $10.00 per day
will be charged. This is in addition to the normal Before/after-school
rate. Remember to PACK YOUR CHILD’S LUNCH!!
- SCHOOL PERIODS
When school’s are closed for an entire week, such as: Spring Break,
Christmas Break, etc., the school-age full-time rate will apply. Please
refer to the "RATE SCHEDULE". Please provide lunch for your child.
Mini-World does not provide lunches during NON-SCHOOL periods. We ask
that you pack your child’s lunch as you would for a normal school day.
WE WILL PROVIDE MILK!
Please do not include items that require heating or refrigeration. NO
GLASS CONTAINERS!!! Your child’s lunch must be clearly labeled with
his/her name and class (S/A1 or S/A2)
During the summer months, when school is not in session, Mini-World
accepts school-age children on a full-time basis. We schedule our summer
activities four days per week, usually in the morning hours. July and
August, generally have hot and humid afternoons and there are days which
we may not go outside, due to these conditions. Our summer activities
will include; bowling, swimming, roller skating, putt-putt, fishing,
laser tag, movies, go-cart, ice skating and more. A full summer activity
schedule will be provided to each child/family. A one-time "summer
activity fee" is charged for all scheduled activities. Your child is
allowed to bring additional money to any/all activities. However, it
will be their responsibility to keep up with it!