SUGAR HILL -- OK, you've decided you're just the right amount of crazy to start shopping before dawn on Black Friday -- but what to do with those pesky kids?
One Sugar Hill day care, just a short trek from the Mall of Georgia, is offering a solution.
Children's Lighthouse Learning Center on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard will open at 4 a.m. Friday, and, for the door-buster deal of just $25 a child, you'll be able to stand in unbearable lines and sift through suffocating mall crowds in peace.
Rose Morelock -- the vice president of Children's Lighthouse, a national chain with 24 centers -- said the idea came from a franchisee in San Antonio.
"I think it's a great idea to support retailers during this economy," Morelock told the Daily Post. "I think it's also a great alternative for parents that even have to go to work."
Gwinnett's Children's Lighthouse is located at 65 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in Sugar Hill, just about four miles from the Mall of Georgia war zone. Any kid between the ages of six weeks and 12 years is eligible for the program, as long as they are registered prior to Friday.
Morelock said she didn't expect most centers would see too many kids, and that normal staff would be manning the fort from 4 a.m. until the last child is picked up. The $25 fee, she said, is only to cover the expense of having centers staffed.
While it may seem a little odd to take a toddler to day care in the middle of the night, Morelock said, "I would rather them come to Children's Lighthouse than go to Walmart."
"We've gotten nothing but positive feedback," Morelock said.
For more information or to register, call 770-484-4047. Children's Lighthouse in Sugar Hill is closed on Thanksgiving.