North Carolina's Premier Hourly Drop-In Center
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The Drop Zone
The DROP ZONE is a drop-in childcare facility providing a convenient hourly drop-in childcare solution designed specifically to address your individual childcare needs for children ages 1 to 12 years old.
The Drop Zone also provides additional programs for K-5 graders to include After-School Care, Workday Camp for school-agers on a holiday, break or teacher’s workday, and Summer Camp.
Hourly Drop-In Childcare is for children ages 1 – 12 years old. Care is available Monday to Friday, 7am-7pm and Saturday 10am-6pm.
After school care is provided to school age children (Grades K-5) that attend local elementary schools.
Workday Camp is provided for those days when your school age children (Grades K-5) are on an official holiday, break, intercession, or workday.
Summer Camp is provided to school age children 5 – 12 years old. Summer Camp 2023 starts Monday, 6/5/23 through Friday, 8/25/23.
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What is the first step if I want to use The Drop Zone?
Complete the one-time registration for the location you prefer, then call or click “Book a Visit” to reserve.
Do I need a reservation?
YES, due to ratio restrictions and continued COVID-19 protocol.
Can I change my time within 1 hour of my reservation?
Only if space permits.
Can I reserve the same day?
Same day reservations by phone, FB request, or drop – in are subject to space availability at the un reserved rate!
If I’m late, does my 4 hours start then?
NO! Your reservation ends at the end of the your requested time. With ratio restrictions, others may be reserved immediately following your reservations. If space is available it will be subject to the unreserved rate!
What do I do if the time I need is not available when I click “Book a Visit?
Give us a call! 910-758-1055 (Fayetteville) 919-200-0135 for (Garner)
Are meals provided?
NO, due to COVID-19, meal service has been suspended! Please bring a bagged meal ( NO NUTS, Non microwavable)! Lunch: 12:00pm – 12:30pm noon! We provide a lite snack at 9am, 3pm and 6pm. After-Schoolers have their snack up on arrival around 3:45pm.
Can I reserve for more than 4 hours?
NO! Not for drop-in.
Are you still doing Date Night!
Yes, currently in Fayetteville the 1st Friday every month. In Garner every Friday and Saturday night. Open til 9pm!
What are your current hours?
(Fayetteville) Monday – Friday 7am – 7pm, Saturday 10am – 6pm
(Garner) Monday – Thursday 7am – 7pm, Friday 7am – 9pm and Saturday 9am – 9pm.
Do any of the teachers have their first Aid/CPR?
Yes, we require all teachers to be First Aid and CPR certified, and 12 + hours of annual professional development.
At what age will you potty train my child?
When the child shows signs of being developmentally ready to potty train, which can occur as early as 1 year old.
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Mon – Fri….7am – 7pm
Sat ………10am – 6pm