Canyon Lake Kids Academy offers a well planned, structured learning environment that has been developed to stimulate the abilities of each individual child. We offer a combination of indoor and outdoor activities, balanced with lessons planned around interest and the needs of our students. Our Head Start program provides hands-on participation to encourage the full development of every child physically, academically, emotionally, and socially.
We know fun and play is a huge part of learning as well, so have plenty of that to offer. Our goal is to make your child feel welcomed, loved and secure in a learning environment created just for him/her. Whether you need a fun place to drop off your child for a few hours a few days a week or full time, we are the place to trust. The team meets all the requirements & guidelines set by Texas Department of Family & Protective Services (TDFPS) and continued education and training is a core element of the team and certified in CPR and First Aid. Come see the brand new facility! Accepting CCMS.
We include Horticulture and gardening, growing our own vegetables, and learning how to take care of the school house "hens". The kids will be planting seeds, learning about recycling, and learning responsibilities. We are so excited to incorporate this into the daily curriculum.
We do offer Dance and tumbling classes at discounted rates,and best part is they come to us here. Twice a week we have tumbling and dance for all ages. You can sign up your child for a low fee monthly.
We accept Infants 6 weeks and up to School Age and offer a After School and Summer program for kids of all ages. We serve amazing lunches and healthy snacks, all included in the tuition price. We have a fantastic After School Care program that includes tutoring and homework assistance, snack and some fun, all for $35.00 a week. Bus transportation is provided from Startzville Elementary and MVMS. No registration fees!
We offer Military,teacher,Police and Firefighter discounts of 5% off.
We offer Sibling discounts as well!
While we try to teach our children all about life,
Our children teach us what life is all about.
Daily Preschool Programs run Monday through Friday 6:30 AM-6:00 PM.
We offer Full Time, Part Time and drop in child care to children Infant- School Age .
2, 3 and 5 day full day programs all with Curriculum.
Space is limited!
We offer Discounted rates for enrolled children for Military, Police, EMT, Firefighters, and Teachers.Thank you for your service!
We also offer great sibling discounts as well.
Ages Infant- 12 month rates:
Full time rate $145.00 weekly
Part time 3 day rate $105.00
Part time 2 day rate $85.00
Drop in rate $45.00 day based on availability.
Age 13 month-24 month
Full time $145.00
3 Days $105.00
2 Days $85.00
Drop In rate $45.00 based on availability.
Age 25 month-35 month
Full time 5 day program is $135.00
3 Day rate is $95.00
2 Day rate is $80.00
Drop in rates $45.00 based on availability.
Full Time $135.00
3 Days $85.00
2 Days $75.00
Drop in rate is $40.00 based on availability.
Full time $135.00
3 Days $85.00
2 Days $75.00
Drop in rate $40.00 based on availability
Age 6 and up School Age
Full Time $100.00
3 Days $75.00
2 Days $55.00
Drop In $35.00 Based on availability
After School Care is 3:30-6:00 $35.00 weekly and we do accept CCMS! Bus will run from Startzville and Mountain Valley Middle School and drop off here. You will need to set up arrangements with the bus coordinator upon enrollment at your child's school. On Comal ISD Closures the price for full day for school age is $30.00 a day ONLY if you are enrolled in our After School care program. If not enrolled in After School Care Program with us, then it is a Drop in rate.
Termination of Enrollment:
Enrollment will be considered terminated if:
The parents give the center 30 days advance written notice, effective the last day agreed upon. Payment is delinquent. The parent fails to comply with this agreement, the handbook, or any other rules of the center. The center, in its sole discretion determines it is unable to meet the needs of the child, or that it is not in the best interest of the center or other children enrolled to have the child continue in attendance. The center and its staff retain the sole right and responsibility to determine any disputed factual matters regarding termination of enrollment.
If CCMS we only allow maximum 3 days per month absences unless excused by a Dr. note.
Payment Policy: Your daycare tuition will remain the same (AKA grandfathered in) through your child’s first day of enrollment to their last except in the following scenarios. (1) When graduating from Infant/Young Toddler class (0 to 24 months old) to Older Toddler/Preschool class (2 and 3 years old). (2) When changing contracted days of attendance. (3) Stopping and then restarting paid attendance in our daycare. In all scenarios your new payment will default to the current price of the newly enrolled schedule.
Part-Time Schedules: Unfortunately, we cannot switch around children’s scheduled days of enrollment . In other words, your days contracted are your days and cannot be altered on a weekly basis. If you feel you need and/or want a more flexible schedule then you may want to consider adding days or going to full time. However, keep in mind you can also pay for extra days on an as needed basis for the cost of a drop in rate. If this is a need based on employment schedule please come sit down to discuss how we can help.
Tuition must be paid in full a week in advance, whether your child is present everyday or not. Please notify the facility if your child will be absent that day. We do auto pay and when you enroll you can get signed up or you can come in to pay Fridays.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition is due in advance on Friday's for the upcoming week, for all students. Full payment must be received the upcoming week or child(ren) will be temporarily denied care.
Late fees if tuition has not been received is $10.00 a day starting the Monday after it was due.
Tuition checks should be made out to “Canyon Lake Kids Academy”.
If an emergency arises regarding payment, please contact the school.
If a tuition check bounces, you will be required to pay an additional “returned check” fee of $35.00
You will be charged an additional $10.00 fee for every 10 minutes you are tardy in picking up your child after school.
Leaving and Picking Up Children
The only people allowed to pick up a child are the ones listed on his or her enrollment form. If, for whatever reason, the child’s parent or guardian wants someone else to pick up their child, they must provide that person’s information in writing to the school in advance. If there is an emergency, telephone authorization will be considered if the person or persons listed on the enrollment form are not able to pick up the child on a particular day by notifying the office by calling 830-899-5437
We follow COMAL ISD for weather delays/closures. If they are cancelled or delayed we will be as well.
We are closed in observance of the following holidays:
- May 28th Memorial Day
- July 4th
- September 3rd Labor Day
- September 28th Comal County Fair Day
- October 8th Columbus Day
- October 31st Close at 3:00
- November 21st-23rd Thanksgiving
- December 24th-26th Christmas break
- December 31st-January 1st closed for New Years
Note: If the holiday falls on a Saturday, daycare will be closed the Friday before. If the holiday falls on a Sunday, daycare will be closed the Monday after.
Birthday parties are great for the student while at school . We love celebrating with them! If you wish to provide snacks or special treats,here are some ideas on what to bring.
- Kelloggs Rice Krispie Treats
- Fresh Fruit
- Fruit Kabobs with Marshmallows
- Apple Slices with Caramel dip
- Fruit Snacks
- Juice boxes
- Teddy Grahams
Please ask the teacher in advance to make sure you bring enough food for everyone, and so you can find out if there are any special diets to take into consideration (example: if there’s a peanut allergy among your child’s classmates).
We are not authorized to give your child medication without a written Doctor’s statement confirming the need to administer it during school hours. All medication must be in the original prescription bottle with your child’s name on it. Please let the school know if your child has any allergies, is asthmatic, or is subject to seizures prior to the first day of school.
Health Immunization Policy
All immunizations and health records must be current as stated in the Texas Department of Health. It is the responsibility of the parent to provide a report from a licensed physician confirming that the child is in suitable condition to attend the school within 30 days after the first day of classes, and annually thereafter. Canyon Lake Kids Academy reserves the right to deny class participation if the child’s medical information is not in compliance with state guidelines.
Parents will be informed of any announcements or necessary information in a variety of ways:
- Notices will be posted on the front door, and on the parent bulletin board
- Information will be sent home with your child regularly, so please be sure to read all notices sent home
- If there are any questions on information that has been dispersed, please call our office for clarification.
Please note: we will make a concerted effort to keep our website updated with new information as it becomes available, but please always read the newsletters and flyers we send home with your child to make sure you have the most up-to-date information.
Your Child’s Work
It is important to know what your child is doing in class on a daily basis so please check your child’s creative and academic work every day. Talk to him or her about what they learned today and have them show you.
Belongings and Toys from Home
All of our students have their own cubbies in which to keep their backpacks, work, or personal belongings. We welcome your child to bring his or her blanket and nap items to school daily, and we have designated days where your child can bring in their favorite toys and books from home as well. Please make sure anything your child brings in is labeled with his or her name on it. The teachers and staff at Canyon Lake Kids Academy will do our best to help your child keep track of his or her belongings, but we can’t be held accountable if your child misplaces any items.
Change of Clothes
In the event of an accident, it’s important that your child have a change of clothes with him or her at school. We ask that you provide the change of clothes in a large, clear plastic bag labeled with your child’s name in all seasons. We will keep it in your child’s cubby, and would request that you update the clothes by season.
We want to make sure all of our students are learning in a healthy environment, so if your child is ill, please do not bring him or her to school. We will use the following criteria to decide whether your child is too ill to attend or remain at school:
- Temperature of 100 degrees or higher in combination with other symptoms of illness
- Vomiting and diarrhea
- Any unidentified rash or excessive itching
If your child is suffering from any of the above maladies, we will call the first person on your child’s information sheet to have them be picked up from school. If we call you to have you pick up your child, please do your best to be at the school within an hour to pick him or her up. Students are dismissed from school for illness at the Director’s discretion. If vomiting, fever, diarrhea, they may not return until 24 hours.
It is the parent's responsibility to provide diapers, wipes, and diaper cream for your child. It is also the parent's responsibility to check periodically to see if or when your child needs more diapers, wipes, and cream, (not the providers). Each child has his or her own clearly labeled diaper bin, either in the infant/younger toddler room or older toddler/preschooler room, depending on the age of the child. Diapers are checked frequently, and changed every three hours or more often if required. Diapers containing #2 are changed immediately. The diaper changing tables are cleaned and disinfected between each diaper change, and hand washing of childcare provider and child is performed after each diaper change.
We are more than happy to encourage potty training as long as the child is ready (typically between 2 and 3 years old). The initial start needs to be done at home for at least two weeks with success before it can be effectively started at daycare. Parents will be required to supply pull-ups and wipes. Children will be allowed to come to daycare in cotton training pants/underwear after they have been accident free for at least two weeks in pull-ups. Communication between parents and the daycare provider is imperative for a successful transition from diapers to toilet.
Supplies Needed at Preschool
Parents are responsible for supplying the following items: diapers/pull-ups, wipes, diaper creams, weather appropriate clothes and a change of clothes, jacket, shoes that lace-up or Velcro and/or stay on feet (no flip-flops please), pacifier (if needed). For all children napping a nap mat is needed. If necessary a comfort object for rest-time, and any thing else your child may need. Your child's blanket, and pillow should be taken home every Friday and washed and retuned to daycare the following Monday. There is a good possibility your child will get dirty throughout the day because of food, paint, markers, dirt, bubbles, etc. So please dress your child accordingly for play. We are not responsible for replacing stained or soiled clothing. Furthermore we suggest that you write your child's name on the tags of their clothing (especially socks and underwear) in order to prevent any clothing mix-ups.
Note: Please periodically check your child's locker/cubby to make sure they still have all of their necessary items needed at Preschool. Further more, as the weather changes throughout the year, so do your child's items needed. We greatly appreciate your adherence to this subject, as it helps ours and the children's day run more smoothly to have all of his or her necessary belongings with them at daycare. This way we can care for your child in the best possible way.
We have a supply list in the enrollment packet for you to provide the first week of enrollment, and once a month we ask all students to bring two packages of baby wipes.