Frequently Asked Questions
The registration process is relatively easy.
The first step is to fill out our registration form; you can find this either on our website under “First Time Forms” or at the center. It typically takes about 10 – 15 minutes to fill out. You can drop off your paperwork beforehand or bring it in on your first intended visit.
For kids that seem a little more apprehensive about their first time here, we encourage you to bring them by a bit early for a personal tour from one of our helpful play crew members.
We must have current immunization records on file for all children who are not currently enrolled in school. If your child is enrolled in school or a daycare other than Adventure Kids, we require that you provide the full information, including name, address, and phone number.
Please note that if your child is not enrolled in school, we require immunization records to be up to date and accurate.
If your family has chosen to exempt your child from receiving immunizations, we ask that you provide us with the State Vaccine Exemption Form.
FOR WASHINGTON STATE ONLY:
We are required to have current immunization records on file for ALL children, regardless of their attendance in school, per our WA licensing requirements.
We care for children ranging from 6 weeks old to 12 years old. For the safety of all children in our care, we have separate age-appropriate fun-filled areas, that include:
Our infant room:
In this area, the babies are stimulated based on their developmental stage. Our caregivers meet your child’s needs by following their individualized schedules.
The toddler area:
This area is full of playhouses, puzzles, and plenty of trains: there is never a dull moment in this room.
The main floor:
The Playscape in the center of the room serves as anything ranging from a spaceship to a mansion. When your child feels a bit crafty, they can head over to our craft area to create a masterpiece. On any evening, you can find a majority of the kiddos battling it out in a Just Dance competition.
At any given moment, there is fun to be had in every area; if it still sounds too good to be true, bring your kids in for a tour!
We provide a balanced breakfast, lunch, and dinner for an extra $4.00 per meal.
Upon check-in, we have forms at the front counter where you and your child can choose from a variety of meal options.
Snacks are served at 10:00 am, 3:00 pm, and 8:00 pm, at no extra cost to you. We know it is easy to get hungry while on such an exciting adventure, so snacks are also available at any time during the day, along with a refreshing cup of water.
For on-the-go hydration, we conveniently have pint-sized water fountains located throughout the center as well.
Children have a hand in the yummy snacks and meals that they eat! The Chef’s Academy cooking activities teach practical life skills in the kitchen and align with meals and snack times.
The Chef’s Academy is a hands-on way of learning about health, food, and participating in making delicious meals and snacks. Each day features new recipes!
Children will explore healthy cookie recipes that still
make our taste buds happy and satisfy our sweet tooth.
Tuesday/Around the World:
Children will recreate recipes from around the world!
Children will dive into the world of dips and small
bites by creating simple and complex appetizer recipes.
Children will recreate some of the most iconic
dishes found in some of their favorite books.
Friday/My Green Garden:
Children will explore dishes created with garden-fresh ingredients.
Unless an alternate arrangement has been made beforehand, only parents on the account can pick up a child. Your membership ID card or a photo ID is required at the time of check-out.
After verification, we can store each parent’s photo in the account so that a photo ID is not required on future visits.
If an alternate pick up is needed in an emergency, please notify the center by phone of the change. You will need to verify critical information on your account to authorize pick up from someone other than a parent.
The team at Adventure Kids comprises fun, caring, and passionate individuals with one common goal: to provide a positive and safe experience for all the kids in their care.
Finding team members who meet the standards set in place is both rigorous and thorough.
We set out to interview those who show a real passion for children and having fun!
Once past the interviewing phase, we perform extensive background checks, including FBI fingerprinting. If all measures have been met, our now “play crew” are trained in each area of the center and mentored by our best team members.
Many of our staff have children of their own and wholeheartedly understand how difficult it can be to entrust your children in someone else’s care. For this reason, all staff make it their mission to provide only the most nurturing environment for your children.
Adventure Kids Playcare pays excellent mind to the different hygiene needs of each child. For this reason, we regularly change diapers throughout the day.
We have a diaper change and do potty breaks every hour and a half.
Children in diapers -and those who need a little assistance- will be changed and/or taken to the restroom every hour and a half.
We ask that you provide a diaper bag with diapers and wipes and extra clothes for those kids that are still training.
If you forget or run out of diapers or wipes, it’s no problem! We have diapers in-house for an additional $1.00 each.
Even if a little upset upon drop off, most children are quickly enamored by all of the activities and fun things to do at Adventure Kids. Crying and sad faces are typically gone within minutes.
If, for some reason, after about ten to fifteen minutes, a child is still uneasy, we will reach out to you by phone; this is not necessarily to ask you to pick up your child but to update you on their mood and ask for any advice in consoling them.
Typically your child will come home with something that they have made while here and a story or two about all the friends they made.
For kiddos who can’t quite give you the full rundown of what they did, we take care of that.
We ask that you fill out our “Infant Information Form.” The top half of the form is for you to provide us with general information about your child, including their next expected time to eat and any likes or dislikes. This platform allows you to set out your child’s schedule.
Our caregivers will fill out the bottom half with their activities, food and bottle times, diapering, naps, and even their mood during their stay. A copy of this will be sent home with you at the end of each visit.
Parents can fill out a “Toddler Form.” The staff fills in the bottom with information on how well your child ate, naps taken, and the activities they participated in.
There is almost always a game or craft happening at Adventure Kids. We follow a written schedule that is full of fun activities and games. In between all of the activities we have planned, the kids are free to mingle and play.
There is a vast playscape, video game systems, computers, Legos, play kitchens, costumes, and much more! We are continually getting new and exciting things for the kids!
Weekends at AKPC are a blast as well!
Each Friday and Saturday night are theme nights. All activities are centered on the theme, which makes it easy for the kiddos to get involved. For dinner, we have a pizza party complete and ice cream sundaes for dessert.
FSP is a form of prepayment.
Put money into your account, and at each visit, the total for the stay is deducted from your balance.
The incentive for pre-paying is that you receive a discount of 15%-20%.
The $300 FSP yields a 15%discount, and the $500 FSP will get you 20%.
For example, if you choose to put $300 on your account, you will pay $300, but we will load $345 onto your account; if you spend $500, we will load $600 into your family’s account.
FSP never expires and can be used at any location. It is a great way to save some money!
We have an annual registration of $40; this includes the entire family for a year starting the day you register. Once this is paid, you become a “member.”
All families are required to pay the registration and become members.
However, we do allow first-time visitors without paying the registration, but your hourly rate will increase by $2.00 per hour per child.
You are more than welcome to drop off the kiddos anytime you need us.
We recommend making a reservation to guarantee space for special occasions, especially on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Because our infant rooms fill up fast, infant reservations are always recommended.
Camps are one of our specialties! We have summer, winter, and spring break camps, with both half-day and full-day options.
The best part is that there is no weekly or monthly commitment to the camps; you can choose which days you want to bring the kiddos in!
Each week is a different theme, and each day is full of games, crafts, and activities.
During the school year, we offer a preschool program known as Adventure Kids University (AKU). Every Monday through Friday from 9 am-1 pm; your child can join us for a truly educational adventure. Just like our camps, there is no weekly or monthly commitment, only a daily rate.
Pricing for both camps and AKU may vary by location; ask a manager for details!
An example of your child’s daily schedule in Adventure Kids University:
9:00-9:20 Arrival/ Small Group
9:20-9:40 Circle Time
12-12:15 Large Group
12:15-12:30 Small Group
12:30-1:00 *Free Play/ Pick Up Time
In the Adventure Kids University, your child explores the following centers/work areas:
Fine Motor Skill Activities
Since many of our children have different schedules and are typically here for short periods, we do not have a designated nap time. If you let us know that you would like your child to nap, we will certainly do our best.
We have plenty of resting mats and soft blankets.
If your child will be here in the evening and get sleepy, you are welcome to provide pajamas/sleepwear for your child to make the transition easier upon returning home from an exciting night at AKPC!
Keeping the children in our care safe is a top priority of the staff at AKPC. Necessary measures are taken each day to ensure the safety of all children.
Our front entrance is a controlled access entry, and our staff and management will only open the door upon visual recognition. We encourage parents to stop by for information and tours; as a safety precaution, the front office may request a valid state photo ID.
Only staff is permitted in the play areas; parents may walk their children back if accompanied by a manager.
For additional security, our center is equipped with security cameras focused on the facility’s entry and exit and in each room, excluding private areas such as restrooms.
If you cannot pick up your child by the centers closing time, there will be a fee of $1.00 per minute per child assessed to your total.
For example, if you have two children and arrive 10 minutes after the center has closed, there will be an additional $20 charged in addition to the total accumulated for the stay.
Our evening play crew appreciates your acknowledgment of this policy.
Many AKPC locations do host birthday parties on Sundays! They do all the work and the setup, and even better, the cleanup!
To schedule a party your child will never forget, contact your local Adventure Kids for specific pricing and availability.
Online party reservations are also available for your convenience.