You’ve got to get the kids to school, then to the shoe store for new sneakers and then to the salon for haircuts before spring pictures.
Finding the time can be difficult — not to mention the struggle of just trying to get errands done with the little ones in tow.
Unless, that is, you’re taking them to Kidville, an all-in-one children’s enrichment center in Tivoli Village near Summerlin.
The center offers a hair salon with rocket-ship chairs, a kid’s boutique with clothes from all over the world, classrooms with a 4-to-1 teacher-to-student ratio, a music room with real musicians who write songs specifically for the center and a kid-sized gym complete with a zipline. A current favorite in Kidville’s boutique is jelly Mary Janes made from crushed Brazilian candy.
Originally started in New York City’s Upper East Side in 2005, the upscale chain now boasts 34 locations in the U.S., Canada and the United Arab Emirates. The 13,000-square-foot Las Vegas location, which opened in May 2011 at 440 S. Rampart Blvd, caters to the children of casino magnates and local suburbanites.
Kidville’s primary goal is to condense all of parents’ daily errands for their children into one glam facility.
“We know juggling life with children is hectic, so our mission is to make the lives of families with young children better and easier,” said Melissa Weiner, Kidville’s “mayor.”
In addition to the center’s in-house amenities, Kidville also offers a variety of classes, ranging from ballet tea parties, where kids ages 2 to 6 dress up in tutus and tiaras and learn ballet, to the Rockin’ Railroad music class, where a live Kidville band accompanies the kids as they sing.
For a 16-week semester, a once-a-week, 45-minute course costs $325. Sixty minute classes are $375. Kidville also offers a preschool program, called Kidville University, which ranges in price from $550 a semester to $7,500 a year.
Last year, Parents magazine ranked the chain one of the top 10 places for kid-friendly birthday parties.