Free Time Kids Playcare, Inc.  (574) 204-2677 / 235 W. University Dr. Mishawaka, IN 46545

Copyright 2013. Free Time Kids Playcare. All rights reserved.

Please click here to review a brief overview of our Rules and Policies or click here for the Family Handbook

If you have further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us!

FAQ


  • Do I have to make an appointment?  NO. We are a drop-in facility, which means you can bring your child at your convenience, without having to call ahead. We do however, recommend calling ahead for children 6 months - 18 months to ensure we can withhold the proper staff-to-child ratio. 
  • Are there minimum or maximum stay requirements?  There's a ONE (1) hour MINIMUM stay requirement and no maximum; however, visits are typically kept to 4 hours (not required), unless seasonal camps. 
  • Do I have to pre-register?  NO. Although, you are more than welcome to print out the Registration Forms on-line and bring it with you, it's not a requirement.
  • Do I have to become a Member?  NO, not for drop-in only. Although, being a member would get you lower rates, option to buy our packages, access to our facility on Sunday afternoon's for parties and much more! Please see our Hours & Rates page for more details.
  • What can I expect on the first visit?  You will fill out the Registration Forms, which includes all the important information we will need on your child(ren). We will need a copy of your child's immunization record (please see next question below for further details). You will be assigned a Family ID #. We'll assign a cubby to your child, where he/she will put all his/her belongings. You are more than welcome to stay with your child until he/she is comfortable. Please note, only authorized staff members are allowed in the play area for the safety of all children. You are off to enjoy your FREE TIME!
  • Does my child have to be up-to-date on immunizations?  YES. For the safety of others, all children are required to be up-to-date with their immunizations on their 1st visit and provide us with a copy of this record within 30 days. Not required if there is a medical reason why they can not be given, or for religious purposes (per Indiana rules). Please call the center for further details.

  • What do I need to bring with my child?  SOCKS or SLIPPERS...all children must have socks or slippers; for the younger children, please bring an extra set of clothes, diapers (cloth accepted!), wipes, formula/breast milk, other items you feel necessary. 

  • What if I forget something?  No worries...we have socks that can be borrowed, socks for purchase, diapers & wipes for a small fee, blankets & pillows. Please note, there's a $5 refundable fee for any clothing needed during visit; the fee gets refunded when clothing is returned.

  • Do I have to bring a meal for my child?  NO. If your child is with us during a mealtime, we have a la-carte meal options that can be purchased, or you can purchase an Aladdin's Eatery kids meal ($5-$6) and we will order and pick it up. We provide complimentary snacks & beverages throughout the day. Please note: we ARE a PEANUT-FREE facility; if you do bring in a meal for your child, please follow this policy. 

  • Do you offer sibling discounts?  YES. Please see our Hours & Rates tab.

  • Do you go outside?  NO. 

  • Do you ever close your facility early?  YES. For severe weather we may close the facility, close early or have a late start. Please view our website often, as notification will be provided. If we are not caring for children in the last hour of the day, we will close early as well.

  • What is your Drop-off & Pick-up policy?  We have a strict drop-off and pick-up policy. Please review Family Handbook for further details.

  • What is your sick child policy?  For the safety of others, we DO NOT accept ill children. Please review our Family Handbook for further details.

  • Do you administer medications?  NO. Our policy is to not administer any medications. We will however, possibly administer medications in life-threatening situations, i.e., epi-pens, if medication is supplied. All medications (life-saving, i.e. Epi-Pen) must be in a sealed bag with your child's name and dosage (if applicable) on it. This MUST be provided to us prior to their visit. Please do not just keep in their bag without notifying us. Please fill out the attached Medication Authorization form.

  • Do you have an Anti-bullying policy?  ABSOLUTELY! Please see attached

Frequently Asked Questions