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KKDC: Kingston

Kiddie Korner Daycare and Preschool in Kingston is the first of our 8 child care facilities. The daycare was established in 1995 by Melissa Agee-Duff and has been proudly serving Roane County ever since. Our Kingston facility consists of four separate buildings with plenty of room to learn, grow, and play, with each having safe indoor and outdoor facilities. 

 

Children in all four buildings are given breakfast, a hot lunch, and snack each day. All classrooms in our 3 Star facility use a faith-based curriculum, follow Tennessee Early Education Standards, and have CDA certified lead teachers. As well, all staff are TECTA certified, with childcare-driven goals and aspirations. Three days a week, through the school year, we offer Spanish class, and in the Summer we offer Children Around the World class and Personal Safety class (ages 3+).

All of our buildings have locking, passcode doors to enter, and Building 1 has a clock in and out station for parents dropping off or picking up their children. We offer cameras in every classroom of our facility for parents to watch, with the payment of a one-time fee.

Also, multiple times a year we have a photographer come to take pictures of the children, with an option for you to buy.

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Building 1 (LEFT) is infant toddler through preschool classrooms. We accept infants as young as 6 weeks old and teach them sign language. Parents are welcome to come and feed their babies during the day, with mothers being more than welcome to come and breastfeed. The staff offer tummy time and hold each baby to feed them when parents are away. The state of Tennessee requires that we set a timer and check each baby every 15 minutes for SIDS, but we check them every 10 minutes to ensure maximum safety.

At age one we begin our Christian-based curricula, High Reach and Pinnacle. While at age two we begin potty training. The curricula then changes at age three, when we begin Scholastic, Leap Into Literacy, and Saxon Math curricula. This combination curriculum lasts through preschool.

Building 2 is our Pre-K program. During Pre-K, we use an accelerated version of our 3-5 year old curricula, in addition to basic skills to know for Kindergarten. Pre-K is more structured and scheduled, but it helps to train your children for entering elementary school. At the end of the school year, we offer a Preschool Graduation. This comes complete with gowns, a ceremony, and presentation of KKDC diplomas.

Building 3 (RIGHT) is for Kindergarten through 2nd grade, while Building 4 is 2nd grade through 13 years old. We offer a drop off and pick up service directly from KKDC to Kingston & Cherokee and Midtown & Bowers every day through the school year for a one-time fee. Children in the school age program receive breakfast and an afternoon snack (lunch in the Summer), while playing outside, doing daily Christian devotionals, and working on homework. In the summertime, we take weekly field trips and also offer Personal Safety and Children Around the World.

Kiddie Korner Academy/Building 4 (RIGHT) is a program for children K-12 looking for an alternative to the public school system. Students can attend our online teaching program, taught by one of our very own licensed teachers. The program costs $650 per month ($250 per month for curriculum and $100 per week to KKDC) and requires each student have access to a personal laptop they can bring to class every day at Kiddie Korner Kingston. Daily lunch is included.

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FEES (As Of January 2023)

6 Weeks-17 Months: $195 per week

18 months-4 years (Not Pre-K): $175 per week

Pre-K: $150 per week

Part-Time 2-3 days (18 months+ only): $60 per day

Rotating Part-Time Days: $60 per day + $5 fee

School Age Before and After: $85 per week, King $80

Before School ONLY: $45 per week, King $40

After School ONLY: $70 per week, King $65

Midtown and Bowers Drop Off/Pick Up: $5 gas fee

Head Start/Pre-K After: $95 per week

6AM-6:30AM: $5 per day

6PM-6:30PM: $5 per day

*School Age is $110 per week for Summers and $25 per day for Breaks. Parent Advisory Board families get 5 vacation days.

The Douglas Cherokee Certificate Program is designed to help families get childcare that they otherwise may not be able to access.

There are three options in the program.

1. Families First pays for approximately 75% of applicants.

https://www.tn.gov/humanservices/for-families/families-first-tanf.html

2. Transitional pays for approximately 50% of applicants.

https://www.tn.gov/humanservices/for-families/child-care-services/more-about-child-care-payment-assistance.html

3. Smart Steps pays for approximately 30% of applicants. 

https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/human-services/documents/Smart_Step_Child_Care_Flyer_October_2017.pdf

We offer a discount to teachers, law enforcement, and active military families.

There is a 3% processing fee for debit and credit card transactions.

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KINGSTON CHAIN OF COMMAND

Site Director - Madi McClure

2's Co-Director - Cayla Roberts

Pre-School Co-Director - Vivian Duran

Infant Toddlers & Pre-School Co-Director - Kenzie Graves

Sacers Co-Director - Megan Feiore

Sacers Co-Director - Melanie Goldstine 

Secretary & Office Manager - Sarah Corbin

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