Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Drop-In Center and how is it different than regular childcare?
Child care is defined by law in G.S. 110-86 (2) as a program or arrangement where three or more children less than 13 years old, receive care away from their home on a regular basis (at least one time per week) for more than four hours but less than 24 hours per day from people other than their parents or legal custodians.
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.
Hourly rate is $11/ child (if you bring more that one child at a time, any additional children will have a discounted rate of $9)
Prepaid packages* are available for purchase as well:
- 10 hours can be purchased for a 15% discount for the 1st child at the rate of $9.35/hour, and any additional children at $7.65/hour
- 30 hours can be purchased for a 20% discount for the 1st child at the rate of $8.80/hour, and any additional children at $7.20/hour
- 50 hours can be purchased for a 25% discount for the 1st child at the rate of $8.25/hour, and any additional children at $6.75/hour
- 100 hours can be purchased for a 30% discount for the 1st child at the rate of $7.70/hour, and any additional children at $6.30/hour
*These packages are non refundable
Minimum charge of 1 hour. After 1st hour, time is charged in 15 minute incriments.
What ages do you accommodate?
Infants to 12 years
What are your operating hours?
MON-THURS 8:30-7:00pm (close at 6pm if there are no children)
FRIDAY 8:30am-10pm (close at 8pm if there are no children)
SATURDAY 10am-10pm (close at 8pm if there are no children)
*If you ever need childcare outside of our regular business hours let us know via email or by phone and we will work with you to accommodate your needs. Any time used outside of regular business hours will be charged at the regular rate, pre-paid time will not be used.
**Children picked up after hours will be charged $1 per minute after closing time.
Where are you located?
2709 Chapel Hill Rd.
Durham, NC 27707
How can I contact you?
What are the payment options?
We accept cash, check, debit, and credit.
Do I need reservations?
No! Reservations are not needed, but we will certainly welcome them, especially on holidays where it will be busier. This makes sure we can have enough staff scheduled to make sure we can take in every child that needs us!
How long can my children stay?
Drop-in centers are different from traditional daycare. We are limited to the state's limitations for regular drop in hours.
Will you administer medication?
No, we do not administer regular medications of any kind. Certain life saving medications (EpiPen) will be administered.
What is your breastfeeding policy?
All mothers are free to breastfeed before, after, or during their child's visit in any room that makes they are comfortable with. Sleeping Grass is absolutely a safe space for breastfeeding!