Larry King's Clubhouse: Children's Play and Care Center, Inc. is a free, drop-in childcare center for children between the ages of 6 weeks and 12 years of age whose family members are conducting business at the courthouse or serving as jurors. Additionally, the center cares for children who are at the courthouse because they are witnesses or are the subject of child neglect or custody proceedings. The center provides a safe, secure, and enriching environment for children.
Larry King's Clubhouse offers quality care, including developmentally and culturally appropriate activities, on all days that the Court is in operation.
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The infant toddler room provides care for a maximum of 10 children, ages 6 weeks-2 ½ years. The preschool school-age room provides care for a maximum of 19 children, ages 2 ½ --12 years. Learning centers include art, music and movement, computer, blocks, dramatic play, books and puppets, manipulatives, and activities for school-age children. Morning and afternoon snacks are provided.
Operating hours are 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, with an hour recess at lunchtime when court is not in session. If families must return to court after the lunch break, they pick up their children for lunch and return them to the center after lunch. Children are admitted as needed throughout each day via an enrollment interview conducted by a staff member. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling 704-686-0285.
A culturally diverse staff includes an executive director, two lead teachers, and two assistant teachers. All staff members have early childhood backgrounds, undergo thorough criminal background checks, and are certified in CPR and first aid.
Larry King's Clubhouse is located on the second level of the Mecklenburg County Courthouse, 832 East Fourth Street, in Suite 2510.
Larry King's Clubhouse is a not-for-profit agency, governed by a board of directors. Donations are accepted.