Most FAQs

  • Drop-in child care is a pay-by-the-hour, flexible use service available to busy parents! KidTime offers drop-in care for children age 18 months to 12 years with extended late nights and weekend hours so you can rely on us for child care ANYTIME you need us. No appointment needed, no set schedule, and reservations are not required but recommended Friday and Saturday if you really need us. You only pay for the time you need, when you need it! We also offer prepay discount package plans to make it even more affordable!


    According to the state of North Carolina, drop-in / short-term child care is defined by law in G.S. 110-86(2)(d)(d1) as a child care arrangement where care is provided while parents participate in activities that are not employment related, and where the parents are on the premises or otherwise easily accessible.


    Drop-in / short-term care child care would be used by parents who need care while they occasionally run errands or participate in leisure activities. The operation must be able to reach the parent by telephone, cell phone, or pager, etc., if they are not on the premises. The parent must be able to get back to the program within 15 minutes.

  • KidTime Drop-In Center HOURS*

    • MON-THURS 8:30 AM – 9:00 PM, Last check-in 7:00 PM.  Close at 7:00 PM If there are no children in center.
    • FRIDAY 8:30 AM – 11:00 PM, Last check-in 9:00 PM. Close at 9:00 PM if there are no children in center
    • SATURDAY 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM, Last check-in 9:00 PM. Close at 9:00 PM if there are no children in center


    * Appointments at KidTime are not required; however, if you have plans to drop your child off later in the evening, please call ahead and let us know. We will close at 7:00 PM Mon-Thurs., Fri and Sat at 9:00 PM if we do not have any children in our center. 


    KidTime is Located in the Northcross Shopping Center across from Mickey and Mooch Restaurant – 9715 Sam Furr Road in Huntersville. Click here to view it on a map.

  • Yes! Our Multi-Child Discount is applied when more than one sibling is playing in our center at the same time. The more hours you purchase the bigger the discount on our multi-child package of hours.
  • Most of our staff are students working on their childhood education degree or are current educators. All of our staff have a genuine love for kiddos and are CPR & First Aid Certified. Additionally, all of the staff who come into contact with your child have passed state and federal background checks.
  • Our drop-in rate is $9.50/hour per child. We offer a multi-child discount when both kids are playing in our center at the same time.  Pricing is per child per hour. For example, if you have 2 children and they each stay for 2 hours your cost will be based on the total visit length of 4 hours. All visit times are calculated to the minute with no rounding. Hours also never expire.  We now offer payment plans on our 30 hour or more packages!
  • We accept cash, check and all debit and major credit cards.
  • While reservations are not required, they are recommended on Fridays and Saturdays. You’re welcome to email at dropoff@kidtime.com or call us in advance to reserve your space.  All reservation will be confirmed via email or phone within 24 hours.  For same day reservations, call us at 704.895.9002.
  • KidTime is a drop-in play center and not a daycare, so we are mandated by the NC guidelines for drop-in care.
  • Please be courteous to our closing staff and arrive before closing. There is a $1.00 charge per minute, per child when you arrive after closing.
  • No, Kidtime does not administer regular medications of any kind. Certain life saving medications (EpiPen) will be administered. Additionally, please do not send in any medication for children to self administer.