KIDazzle Flying Start Child Development Center

Where it is our goal to create a safe learning environment, supportive of every child's individual needs. Each class provides age appropriate developmental and educational material designed to stimulate the natural curiosity in children.

At KIDazzle Flying Start Child Development Center parents and children come first! We believe that is it our job to extend and strengthen the foundation started at home. We provide a warm and nurturing environment while at the same time provide high quality education and child care for our most precious asset, our children.

Mission: We use the Creative Curriculum, which allows for every child to pursue his or her special talents and to demonstrate their areas of strength. We want our children to feel that learning is an exciting lifelong experience that is full of wonder and fun!

Operating as usual

[10/29/20]   Hello All KIDazzle Parent's:

We will be open tomorrow, Friday, October 30th for normal operating hours.

[06/10/20]   Statement from the President & CEO – KIDazzle Child Care, Inc.

A Broken Hearted Mother

As the mother of two African American sons, my husband and I had “the talk” with them both. In African American families “the talk” is almost a rite of passage in the inevitable event that they were stopped by a police officer. We counseled them to roll the window down before the police approached, always say yes/no sir, keep their hands at the top of the steering wheel, ask for permission to get any information the police requested, move slowly, never talk back, never resist any directive. Every African American family gives that talk because they know the chance is high that their children may not come home after such an encounter. Our only goal in giving the talk is for our children to live.

Last month we witnessed the murder of Ahmaud Arbery while out for a jog in Brunswick, Georgia and the killing of Breonna Taylor, a healthcare worker, as she slept in her bed in Louisville, Kentucky. As the month ended, a Minneapolis, Minnesota policeman knelt on the neck of George Floyd for 8 minutes and 46 seconds crushing the life out of him while he was handcuffed on the ground. Mr. Floyd cried out “ I Can’t Breathe” several times but when he called for his dead mother my heart broke. I believe the hearts of mothers all over the world, in that moment, broke as well. The world said,” Enough is Enough” and “ Black Lives Matter”!!
KIDazzle is committed to do our part to reduce and eliminate racism. We stand with Black Lives Matter and other organizations that are peacefully protesting for an end to police brutality and racial injustice. We stand with our teachers, that are mostly black and brown, that are grieving the loss of another black life. We stand with our communities as they try to find a new way to talk about racism. If you are not a person of color, we welcome you and invite you to help eliminate racism; perhaps not in our lifetime but maybe, just maybe, in the lifetime of our children.

Children are not born with racist views. It is a learned behavior. As we work with the children and families in our care, we want to ensure that we are teaching love, teaching empathy, teaching sharing, teaching tolerance, teaching kindness and teaching forgiveness. We want to instill in all of our children a sense of wonder and excitement and the knowledge and confidence that they can do anything they undertake. We want them to feel hopeful for a bright future.

Ben and I have two beautiful African American grandsons that I pray will not have to hear “the talk” by their fearful parents. It is my hope that they will come of age in a country that will judge them by the content of their character and not by the color of their skin. When we will no longer have to proclaim Black Lives Matter because we will have reached a place where All Lives Matter. Join us as we work together to make this a reality for all of our children.

Michele Hill
President & CEO

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[05/12/20]   May 11, 2020

KIDazzle Families and Staff:
Last week we completed a survey of the FAA parents and staff at the Hampton location, which was scheduled to be the first site that was reopened, and the overwhelming majority felt that it was too soon to bring their children or return to work. As you all know, the number of COVID 19 cases have continued to rise over the last few weeks. The number of COVID19 cases in Georgia have risen quite significantly and although both Tennessee and Florida’s state numbers have remained level the numbers continue to climb in both Shelby County and Miami –Dade County.

We realize that we all will have to learn to live in this new post COVID world but it is important to ensure the utmost in safety and to help families and staff feel as safe and comfortable as possible. To help with this comfort level we have located free testing sites for all staff and set up a testing regiment that will be ongoing. Hopefully this new testing regiment along with the CDC’s stringent guidelines(masks, face shield, reduced ratios etc.) will help ease the minds of both our staff and our families.

Our Tentative reopen plans are as follows:
Site Location Staff Training Children Return


Staff Rerurn
May 27 - 29, 2020

Children Return
June 1, 2020

Peachtree Summit

Staff Return
May 27 - 29, 2020

Children Return
June 1, 2020

College Park
Staff Rerurn
June 2 - 5, 2020

Children Return
June 8, 2020

York Ave. West End

Staff Rerurn
June 2 – 5, 2020

Children Return
June 8, 2020

Memphis, TN
Staff Rerurn
May 27 – 29, 2020

Children Rerurn
June 1, 2020

Miami, FL

Staff Returm
June 17 – 19, 2020

Children Return
June 22, 2020

We certainly appreciate your patience as we have stepped through this process. We look forward to your continued support and feedback. Please stay safe.

Ben Hill
[email protected]

Michele Hill
[email protected]

Robert Hill
[email protected]

[05/01/20]   May 1, 2020
Families & Staff,

These are certainly unprecedented times. We never would have imagined that we would close and remained closed for over six weeks. Now as the nation and the world begin to turn their thoughts to reopening, we too are beginning to think through how we open. Our first priority is to open in a way that ensures, to the greatest extent possible, that we protect the health of our staff, children and families.
The White House Corona Virus Task Force presented a very detailed plan on the criteria that should be in place as businesses begin to open. One measurement that they stressed is the number of new cases in each state and a projected downward trend for 14 days.

Another measurement is adequate testing and the ability to contact trace in the event of an outbreak. Please know that we are tracking each state and county (Georgia, Tennessee and Florida) daily. It is our goal to follow the White House Task Force’s guidance as we plan to re-open.

We have worked with the Boards at each site, National Child Care Managers, and center managers and have developed the following strategy to re-open. The first location that will re-open will be our FAA site in Hampton, Georgia. This decision was made based on the fact that Hampton, Ga. is about 40 miles from Atlanta and has much lower cases of the virus. The virus in metro Atlanta, Memphis and Miami still have fairly high numbers that continue to climb.

KIDazzle is tentatively targeting May 18th as the date to re-open the Hampton location. That date could be moved based on the increased spread of the virus. The CDC and Bright From the Start have mandated that currently only 10 people (children and adults can be in a room at any one time. Their definition of a room is four walls and a door. Therefore currently the Hampton center would only be able to open with 24 children and six staff. We will have to prioritize which families will be able to attend until the state changes the capacity. The priority will be 1. FAA/Federal, 2. Essential workers (hospital, police, fire, service), 3. State subsidy (CAPS, QRSG, PREK), 4. Community.

Following a successful soft opening at the Hampton location we anticipate opening the remaining centers in early June.

We also want to allow staff to make the best decision for themselves and their families on whether they choose to return in the initial reopening phase. While this virus can be contracted by anyone, people that are over the age of 60 with underlying health conditions are more vulnerable for a negative outcome.
KIDazzle will be adhering to all of the CDC recommendations for child care centers. It will definitely be a “New Normal”. Here is what you can expect:

- No parents or visitors will be allowed in the center
- Families will drive up and be greeted by a staff member. The staff member will have on a mask and a face shield. He/she will sign your child in, take their temperature, ask you some basic questions (have they had a fever, have they been exposed to anyone that has a fever etc)
- Your child will have their hands sanitized, then they will be given a mask (ages 2 years and up) and escorted into the center to their classroom. Once in the classroom their hands will be washed.
- Children in one classroom will not mix with children from another classroom anytime during the day.
- All staff will wear a mask at all times during the day. When they are in close proximity to a child that is not wearing a mask ( bottle feeding, diaper changing etc.) they will have on a face shield as well.
- The teachers assigned to your child’s class will be the only adults they interact with during the day.
- Temperatures will be taken on all children throughout the day and recorded.
- Any spike in temperature will require the child to be picked up immediately.
- At the end of the day the child will be brought to your car and signed out by the staff.

I am sure I have missed a few things…..It is a lot. We will be training staff for a week prior to opening to ensure we are implementing all steps correctly. Again, it is our #1 goal to ensure the health and safety of staff, children and families as we get through this health emergency.

If you have questions please give me a call. Also a good reference is the CDC website which lists all of the CDC guidelines for child care centers.

Please stay safe and we are looking forward to seeing you all soon.

Ben Hill
[email protected]

Michele Hill
[email protected]

Robert Hill
[email protected]

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[04/15/20]   April 10, 2020
Families and Staff,

When we closed on March 20th for the Coronavirus Pandemic we had assumed that we would be ready to re-open by mid-April. As we know most southern states continue to show increased infections that will continue to climb through the last weeks of April.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases gave the best estimate of when we will, and should re-open, when he stated,” The virus decides when the country will open back up.” The health and safety of staff and children is paramount in our decision to remain closed. Additionally we are working on procedures for the “new normal” that will need to be in place as we open once again.

The Governors of Georgia, Florida and Tennessee have issued “stay at home orders “ that are in effect until the end of April. The stay at home order has made a tremendous impact on decreasing the spread of this virus. KIDazzle thanks you for doing your part.

Please continue to do what we know works:
- Wash hands often for 20 seconds
- Sneeze or cough into a tissue and cough
into a tissue and throw the tissue away
- Disinfect surfaces often
- Practice appropriate social distancing

We will provide an update near the end of April. If you have any concerns please feel free to contact any of us at the numbers listed below.

Please stay safe and stay at home,

[03/27/20]   Families & Staff:

KIDazzle Child Care, Inc. made the decision to close all sites on Friday, March 20, 2020. All centers will remain closed until April 10th at a minimum. We are monitoring the spread of this virus constantly and will make the decision that we feel is in the best interest of the staff that we employ and the families and children that we serve.

We are all in unchartered territory with this pandemic. Our first goal is to ensure the health and safety of our families and staff. Please stay safe and remember to:

- Wash hands often for 20 seconds
- Sneeze or cough into a tissue and cough
into a tissue and throw the tissue away
- Disinfect surfaces often
- Practice appropriate social distancing

We urge you to follow all directives in the cities and counties where you live and please stay safe. If you have any issues and concerns or if your family is in need of anything please give us a call.

Michele Hill

[03/13/20]   March 13, 2020


I am sure that most of you have heard that the Governor of Georgia, Brian Kemp recommended that schools and day care centers should consider closing for the next two weeks. The Governor stressed that this decision should be made by individual owners based on whether there was any evidence of COVID-19 is in the school or local area. We have been monitoring our school carefully, and at this time, we have seen no evidence of the virus. At this time we will remain open and continue to provide your child with care and education while you are at work. We will continue to keep a close watch and follow CDC guidance in making closure decisions.

We know this is a stressful time for you and your family as well, please keep these things in mind:

- Avoid crowds of people. Social distancing is key to mitigating this virus.
- Wash your hands. Use soap and warm water. Wash for at least 20 seconds and dry with a paper towel.
- Disinfect surfaces or avoid touching them altogether. Remember to include your cell phone.
- If you or your child is sick please stay at home. If your child is absent for an illness they will need a note confirming that they are
not contagious before returning to the center. Please make plans to pick up sick children immediately.
- Make alternate child care plans in the event of the center closing. If your child is at a federal building (Peachtree Summit/FAA
Regional Office/Memphis/Hampton/Miami) and the building closes we have been advised that the center MUST close.
- Stay Calm and try not to panic… If you need anything please let us know.

Ben, Michele

[11/12/19]   Good morning families. We are open today! We look forward to seeing you.

[11/11/19]   We need all parent to please read:

As potential snow threatens tonight or early tomorrow, KIDazzle-Flying Start is making every effort to keep you informed regarding the travel and safety for all families and staff. As a precautionary measure, if the weather tomorrow is in fact freezing rain or snow, we will monitor and inform you if KIDazzle WILL BE CLOSED. However please keep in mind that if Shelby County Schools is closed tomorrow, KIDazzle will be closed tomorrow as well. If we are open and the weather worsens, we could be looking at an early closing depending on the weather and its conditions. We will contact you to promptly pick-up children. This is all precautionary as we want to keep you informed for everyone's safety.
Please, also tune in to WREG-Channel 3 News, Fox 13, or Channel 5 News for center closing information. Also feel free to contact your director at [email protected] or [email protected].


[10/21/19]   Good morning parents. Due to inclimate weather and power troubles our center will be closed today. We apologize for any inconvenience, but as we all know, safety is very important. Please call the center at 901-368-8444 for further information.

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[09/09/18]   Good day KIDazzle Family. I am happy to report that we will be in full operation tomorrow, Monday, September 10, 2018. See you in the morning at 6a.m.

[09/07/18]   Good evening parents. We regret to inform you that KIDazzle Child Care will be closed tomorrow, Friday, September 7, 2018, due to circumstances beyond our control. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please email us with questions or concerns.
email: [email protected]


[01/19/18]   Hello all. We are happy to inform you that the center will be open tomorrow and operating on our regular schedule. We can't wait to see you!

[01/18/18]   Hello families. We have truly missed you all during these snow days. We were hoping that we would be able to operate tomorrow 01/18/2018, but unfortunately the weather is not permitting, so we will be closed again. While some major roads and highways may be clear, a majority of roads are still posing a safety hazard for many, including child care families and employees. We always focus on safety and are remaining hopeful that we are able to operate on Friday. Thank you all for your understanding and cooperation.

[01/17/18]   Hello families our center will be closed tomorrow Jan. 17, 2018.

Parents we were waiting and remaining hopeful that we could operate tomorrow. With SCS making the decision to close tomorrow due to inclimate weather, our decision is that we will also be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, January 16, 2018. See you on Wednesday, January 17, 2018.

Update: ALL District offices are closed today, Jan. 16 due to inclement weather. Emergency personnel should contact their supervisor. Stay safe and warm!


District leaders have been closely monitoring the weather forecast today. Because the latest weather models are calling for 1-3 inches of snow, frigid temperatures and low visibility during the morning commute, the decision has been made to close all SCS schools tomorrow, Tuesday, January 16, 2018. We hope that by making the decision tonight, employees and families have more time to make the necessary childcare arrangements, if necessary. All school-based employees should not report to work in the morning, however, central office and non-school employees will be notified early morning.

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