Please note…

  • Parent/teacher conferences are Monday, March 2 (8:00 – 12:00 and 4:00 – 7:00 PM). If you would like to schedule a conference, please give Kinderfarm a call at (319) 351-3438 to arrange a time. The last day to schedule a conference will be Tuesday, February 25 by 3:30 PM. Conferences generally last about twenty minutes and we ask that you leave your Kinderfarmer and siblings at home. PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS NO SCHOOL ON CONFERENCE DAY.

  • March tuition and transportation fees are due February 25.

  • Kinderfarm will be closed March 16 – 20 for Spring Break.

  • Be sure that you are familiar with our Winter Inclement Weather Policy. We are going to continue to keep our inclement weather policy of cancelling our classes when the Iowa City School District does but with the understanding that we will evaluate each weather event and opt to have classes. I always change the Kinderfarm voicemail message immediately to notify callers of any closing or van changes, send an email to all families, and post a message on Facebook. If you have not been receiving emails notifying you of school closings please send me an email at info@kinderfarm.com and I will be sure to get you on the list.

  • Be sure to like the Kinderfarm Facebook page. Photos are posted frequently.

  • Be sure to check your child’s classroom newsletters every week as they contain information pertinent to that classroom.

  • We are excited to announce that we are extending our hours to 5:30 beginning this Fall! Please go to the Enroll section for more information!

  • PLEASE! PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL ABSENCES OR CHANGES IN YOUR CHILD’S SCHEDULE! Internet in the country can be unreliable. Sometimes we do not get emailed messages until several hours or even days after they have been sent.

  • Please remember to apply sunscreen before your child comes to school each day. Sunscreen will be re-applied on children that attend all day and have a signed permission form on file. Please contact us if you need a permission form. The Iowa Department of Human Services considers sunscreen a drug and therefore it cannot be within reach of the children.

  • Please do not send water bottles or sunscreen in your child’s back pack. Drinking water and cups are available at all times at Kinderfarm.

  • If your child is going to be absent from Kinderfarm please call Kinderfarm at 351-3438. Kinderfarm does have voicemail so feel free to call anytime day or night.

  • Please! Please! Please! Label your child’s belongings with his/her name! Our lost and found continues to grow! When items are labeled it makes it so much easier for us to get them back to their rightful owner.

  • Daily outside time is part of the Kinderfarm curriculum. If your child’s health does not allow them to go outside to participate in chore time and playground time, they should be kept home.

  • Your child will need to wear chore shoes or boots when visiting the animals and playing outside on the playground. They need to bring slippers or other shoes in their backpack to wear indoors. We want to keep as much sand and other muck outside and off the carpet.

  • Feel free to send in stale bread or cereal, stale crackers, apples, carrots, or other vegetables for the animals. The children love sharing these treats with the animals almost as much as the animals like eating them! Please note that our rabbits are not allowed to eat anything green. In other words, no lettuce, celery, cabbage, green beans, broccoli, etc. Eating green vegetables can cause severe diarrhea and even death.

  • Please do not park along the split rail fence next to the playground. Those spaces are reserved for the Kinderfarm vans. Parking is also not permitted anywhere in the circle drive or next to the gas tank and dumpster. Parking is permitted on the south side of the garage behind the staff vehicles, on the gravel north of the circle drive, and on the gravel area across from the pig stall. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

  • For liability reasons families are not to visit or feed any of the animals before or after Kinderfarm school hours. All time spent with the animals must be done with the supervision of a Kinderfarm staff member.

  • Children should not wear jewelry to Kinderfarm. Rings, bracelets, watches, and necklaces will no longer be permitted as they are easily lost and have even been known to go down the bathroom sink. :(. In advance, thank you for your cooperation.

  • Parents must come on to the playground to retrieve their child. Children are not allowed to go outside of the fence, into the driveway to greet their parents.

  • If you would like to send birthday treats in honor of your child’s birthday, we ask that you call at least one week ahead of time to make arrangements. Food allergies and classroom activites need to be addressed before plans to bring treats can be made. In advance, thank you for your cooperation.

  • If you will be bringing and/or picking up your child, please be sure to sign your child in/out on the clipboard in the coatroom.

  • Children may be dropped off between 8:45 and 9:00. The building is locked until 8:45 so the teachers may prepare for the day. Classes dismiss at 11:30 AM and 3:30 PM. The after school program ends at 5:30 PM. A fee will be charged for late pick ups. The fee is $5 for every five minutes past the scheduled pick up time. Habitual late pick ups may result in termination of a child’s enrollment.

  • Receipts for tuition payments are due upon request.

  • Be sure to check out the 2019-2020 Calendar for important dates!