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What is KIDS:PLUS?

KIDS:PLUS is the only before and after school child care in Cabarrus County conveniently located at each elementary school, eliminating the need to transport school aged children off site. We are dedicated to providing the best possible care, in a financially sound manner, for the children enrolled in Cabarrus County Schools.

Established in 1985 at R. Brown, in response to community need, KIDS:PLUS now has expanded to each of the 19 elementary schools in Cabarrus County School System. The KIDS:PLUS before school program opens at 6:00 a.m. The KIDS:PLUS after school program is open until 6:00 p.m. We offer full-day care programs ("Special Days") on teacher workdays, during school breaks and summer camp.

Each KIDS:PLUS program is dedicated to providing quality school-age care. Our programs are licensed by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Child Development and all programs currently hold a five-star rated license.
Children in KIDS:PLUS will be provided with a balance of structured and free-choice activities designed to stimulate the child’s social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.

We offer:

-Theme-related activities in art, crafts, music, dramatic play, language arts and more
-Character-Building Education
-Homework Time
-Computer Time
-Time for Social Interaction
-Special activities through our partnerships with 4-H, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and more
-Organized indoor and outdoor games and physical activities

KIDS:PLUS believes all children should receive quality care in a safe and nurturing environment. The KIDS:PLUS staff recognizes each child as an individual and believes a child’s self-image is developed between the ages of 5-12. We believe students learn through play and interaction. We offer materials and activities that are age appropriate to guide growth and development. We continually adapt our programs to best facilitate the growth in a student’s development regardless of his/her age or stage of development.

Meet the KIDS:PLUS Program Director...

Meet the KIDS:PLUS Director:  Ms. Nikki Iadarola
Mrs. Nikki Iadarola graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies.  This proud UCONN Husky was a member of the competitive cheer squad and cheered for the women’s basketball team.  She was also a member of the “Pride of Connecticut,” UCONN Marching Band and Tau Beta Sigma sorority.  Upon graduation, she taught Family & Consumer Sciences (Child Development and Cooking) at Killingly High School, her alma mater, for one year then relocated to North Carolina. 
Mrs. Iadarola, “Mrs. I” as the children refer to her,  joined Cabarrus County Schools in August of 2005 and served Winecoff Elementary School as the Family-School Advocate for six years.  In July of 2011, Mrs. Iadarola became the Cabarrus County Schools KIDS:PLUS Program Director.  She holds her North Carolina Early Childhood Credentials and is qualified as a Level 3 School-Age Administrator.
Mrs. I and her husband, “Mr. I,” met at Winecoff Elementary where he taught 3rd grade.  They are now the proud parents of twins, Mason and Mia.  

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P.O. Box 1909
Concord NC 28025   
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If you need information on getting your child registered for the program, please contact the KIDS:PLUS Site Director at your child's school.   
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