Register your child/children today!

Children must be registered before participating in any activities at Island Time!

There is no charge to register your child, so if you think your child will play within the next 6 months at Island Time, go ahead and register them now, that way when you are in a pinch, you’ve already done the legwork.

Island Time Play

Island Time Drop-n-Play is was designed with FUN in mind.

Island Time “drop-in” Play is your solution to flexible childcare where kids can play up to 4 hours at a time. Hourly care when you need it, without the financial obligation when you don’t!  We are here when you need us.  For children 12 months to 12 years.

At Island Time we are focused on FUN.  We have a toddler area, dramatic play area with a stage, role play center, gross motor area with ride on toys, a snack/craft center, and a big kid lounge with an air hockey table, double basketball shoot, TV, games, and we now have an outdoor play area for a little fresh air.  There is something for everyone!

If you’re already registered, all you have to do is text us to reserve your spot!

After School

Registration is $25 per family and is non refundable (unless we do not have enough interest from your school choice and we end up not offering pick-up).  Please fill out our online registration for after-school.    We currently pick up from Carolina Beach Elementary and Anderson Elementary.  Each year school locations are subject to change based on interest.

We offer weekly, monthly, and flexible rates based on how many days per week you need after school care.

Don’t need after-school care every day?  That’s ok, at Island Time we are all about flexibility.  On a first come first serve basis, for available seats on the van, Island Time can pick-up your child and you just pay our regular hourly rates.  If our van is full, you are welcome to have a friend or family member drop off at Island Time for you (child must already be registered with Island Time)!  Requests for flexible pick-up must be received by 12:00pm.  Children participating in our flexible after-school, will receive all the same treatment as our weekly/monthly after school kids.

Don’t hesitate to call for questions!  Spots are filling up fast – so call today…


Sign up for Registration to our upcoming ’21-’22 year is currently full. To get on our wait list, click on registration and complete our form. We will be able to confirm final list by middle of July and reach out to families on the waitlist if there are spots open. If you do not receive a spot your registration fee will be refunded.

We plan on having a full classroom starting this upcoming year. Island Time Preschool is a mixed classroom for children 3 and 4 year olds that are fully potty trained. Our class runs Monday – Friday, 9am – 1pm. Our 2021-2022 school year will run from September 7th, 2021 – May 27th 2022.

This current calendar year started on September 8th and will conclude May 21st. It has been a new world for us in regards to following covid safety and we have been very successful remaining healthy with both staff and families. As per Gov. Cooper’s guidelines, we have been operating at 50% capacity.   We limited our enrollment to 12 students.  In order to limit exposure in the classroom,  we did not allow adults in and out of the room aside from our lead teacher and support from the preschool director and preschool support staff.  

During the school day, kids engage with each other and the classroom using rotating centers and small group instruction.  Masks are required and social distancing is encouraged (though much more difficult to enforce with 3 and 4 year olds). Masks will always be worn by adults interacting with students as long as required by the state. 

Register to get on our waiting list: HERE for the 2021-2022 Preschool Year

Summer Camp

Covid-19 and Summer Camps:  At this time, we are proceeding with summer camp while also following recommendations from CDC and our state and local authorities.   We will have fun while following the 3Ws.  

Due to the nature of our themed activities, weekly participation is encouraged. Families needing care for a day or two here or there over the summer do NOT need to fill out a camp registration form but can still enjoy the care benefits of Island Time Day Camp (field trips and/or enrichment activities are subject to available space as weekly campers have priority).

What to expect:

Explorers: 4/5 yr olds – 9am-1pm (4 hours only)

Voyagers: Rising 1st-5th Grade – 9am-3pm

Extended care services available – up to 4 hours a day for only $50/week for any Voyager Campers.


Birthday Parties

Don’t worry about getting your house ready, don’t worry if the weather is going to cooperate, having parties at Island Time is a breeze!   Parties (for any occasion) can be scheduled on Sundays from 10am-12pm, 1pm-3pm, or 4pm-6pm.

Do It Yourself

2hr party

30 minutes each for set-up/clean-up

access to our playroom, food/art room, and playground

15 guests

free play

Let Us Help

includes do it yourself features plus:

pizza/drinks for 16 kids (parents must serve due to health regulations)

1 planned activity (age appropriate)

paper goods

gift for honoree

We Do It All

includes other package features, plus:


2 planned activities (age appropriate)

15 goodie bags

15 invitations

Party FAQs

Can I invite more than 15 kids?

Sure! Additional kids are just $5 each and can be paid at party time.

Can I purchase more party time?

Of course!  Additional party time is $75/hour.

Do parents have to stay with their children at parties or can they drop-off?

Well, that’s up to you:). You are responsible for the children at the party.  We provide a host for the party, but it’s more for help with set-up/clean-up and general information.  If you would help with supervision, we can include additional staff for $25/hour.

Can we bring our own food?

You may bring whatever you like!  Bring a piñata, decorations, food, drinks, music, games, etc.

What if it’s not a birthday party? Can we still get a 2 hour building rental for $75?

Why of course you can!  Maybe it’s your turn to host the neighborhood party and you don’t want them trashing your house.  Maybe its for the Cub Scouts or Brownies?  Any reason to celebrate is good enough for us!