Idlewild Children's Center

Idlewild Presbyterian Church offers three programs through the Children’s Center: Day Care (12 months through 4 years), After School Care (kindergarten through 6th grade at Idlewild Elementary, Snowden Elementary & Idlewild Church Kindergarten); and Summer Camp (ages 5 to 12 years old). See complete children's center information in the Parents Handbook

Latrice Toombs
Executive Director

 Tanzy Johnson
Assistant Director

Jill Thornton
Administrative Assistant

Day Care for Preschoolers

12 months - 4 year olds
Monday-Friday  |  7: 00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

We offer age-appropriate full day programs for children from 12 months through four years. Open Monday through Friday 6:45 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. The full day care program uses a center-based curriculum. The staff takes a team approach to planning for each child’s day, seeking to provide a warm, loving environment and welcoming the parents to work in partnership to meet the individual needs of each family.  Please call 725-7941 for registration and tuition information. 

(The first time you use online payment you will need to create a ServiceU profile.)

After School Program

Kindergarten - 6th Grade
Pick-up time: 6:00 p.m.
After School Registration Form 2015 
Letter of Intent to Parents 

Our after school program is for children in kindergarten through 6th grade who attend Idlewild Elementary, Snowden, or Idlewild Church Kindergarten. Transportation is provided from school. Children are served a nutritious snack then choose between a homework room or activity room. There are also gymnasium and outside play opportunities. Pick up time is 6:00 p.m. On days that schools are closed and the Children’s Center is open, we provide all-day or partial-day care for children enrolled in our program.

After-School Fees 

    $50 per week (includes transportation from school)

    $20 half day (school dismisses early)
    $30 full day 
    $100 week (when school is not in session) 

DROP IN (for children not in regular program)
    $40 day$110 week

     $85 week  
     $100 week (when school is not in session)

Idlewild Summer Camp

May 26 - August 7
Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
For ages 5 - 12

REGISTRATION FORM (PDF to print & mail)  

 Letter of Intent 

ICC Parents Handbook 

Summer Camp, for children age 5-12, is a full-day program filled with child-friendly activities including field trips, swimming opportunities, and a variety of camper-directed projects. We serve nutritious snacks and promote physical well-being through outside play and organized sports. Our staff works closely with parents to meet the needs of each family.

There are a variety of age-appropriate activities: swimming and water play (age appropriate), arts & crafts, pottery, cooking, academic enrichment projects, field trips and community service. Children in Pathways I (ascending kindergarten) and Pathways II (ascending 1st grade) will not have field trips. They will have extracurricular activities such as Spanish lessons, gymnastics, magic shows, petting farm animals, and water play. Older campers enjoy community service projects in addition to other activities.  For more information call 901-725-7941. 


The center hours of operation are 7:00 am through 6:00 pm. The center closes promptly at 6:00 pm. No children can be accepted earlier or kept later. A late fee of $1.00 per minute will be added to your account if pick up is after 6:00 pm. Excessive late pickups can result in dismissal from the program. 

The center will be closed on Memorial Day and July 4th. Holidays are not discounted from weekly rates. Regular weekly fee applies to all weeks..

Weekday Kindergarten

Cheryl Ward
Kindergarten Director

Idlewild’s weekday kindergarten is planned to give each child new and broad opportunities to experience the joy and love of learning in a safe, secure, caring and positive environment. All children are unique and respected for their own worth, accepted and loved as they are. A growing respect for oneself makes it possible for one to respect others, their rights and property. A child will experience the joy of learning through…
    • Discovering the ability to think for him/herself
    • Developing manipulative skills and good work habits
    • Learning to listen and follow directions
    • Learning to give and take, and assume responsibility in a group
    • Growing in understanding of God’s love and being willing to respond to his love

Schedules & Fees

Junior Kindergarten (four-year-olds)
Monday-Friday | 8:30—11:30 
$165 per month + $75 registration fee

Senior Kindergarten (five-year-olds)
Monday-Friday | 8:30—12:30
$190 per month + $75 registration fee



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