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Frequently Asked Questions
for the
Kids' Korner Childrens Waiting Area


This page contains answers to frequently asked questions handled by our staff. Included are some tips that have been found. They are presented here as questions.

Where is Kids’ Korner located within the courthouse?

We are located at 18 North County Street off the first floor court area in Room C-102.

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Does Kids’ Korner charge a fee for its services?

    No. The services of Kids’ Korner are available free of charge to families and children in the Lake County Courthouse.

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What are the hours of operation of Kids’ Korner?

Kids’ Korner is open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and from 1:15 p.m. to 5:00 each day the courthouse is open to the public. Kids’ Korner is closed over the lunch hour to ensure that parents provide their children with an appropriate meal or snack.

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Who can utilize the services of Kids’ Korner?

    Kids’ Korner cares for children who are in the courthouse for one of the following reasons:
       (1) the child’s parent or accompanying adult must appear before the court;
       (2) the child’s parent or accompanying adult is conducting court-related business; or
       (3) the child is a witness in a proceeding before the court.

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What age children does Kids' Korner care for?

    Kids’ Korner provides childcare for children between the ages of 2 years old and 12 years old.

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Does my child need to be toilet-trained?

    No. Your child need not be toilet-trained to access the services of Kids’ Korner.

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Do I need to call ahead to arrange for childcare at Kids’ Korner?

    No. Children are accepted into Kids’ Korner on a first come, first served basis only.

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What do I have to do to access the services of Kids’ Korner?

    Prior to leaving a child in Kids’ Korner, the parent or accompanying adult must complete a registration form providing information about the child. The parent or accompanying adult must also indicate where they will be within the courthouse, and must notify Kids’ Korner immediately of any changes to that location. Finally, the parent or accompanying adult may not leave the courthouse for any reason while the child is in the care of Kids’ Korner.

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What qualifications do the caregivers at Kids’ Korner have?

All caregivers at Kids’ Korner undergo a thorough background check and an extensive training session. All are C.P.R and first aid certified. In addition, all caregivers are required to obtain T.B. tests yearly.

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