Hendersonville Native Tori Frees recently moved back to town and was disappointed she couldn’t find a short-term daycare center like the ones she enjoyed in the eastern part of the state. She spoke to many who had never even heard of the concept. It was Frees’ mother-in-law who harked back to the adage, “If you want something done, go do it yourself.” So, Frees opened Drop and Play. State law defines drop-in/short-term childcare as, “a childcare arrangement where care is provided while parents participate in activities that are not employment-related, and where the parents are on the premises or otherwise easily accessible.” Parents can drop kids off at Drop and Play for as long as they want between 8:30AM and 8PM Monday through Friday, and 11AM and 8PM Saturday. In addition, the business is currently offering extended-hours Movie Nights on Friday and Saturday. The facility has several places for children aged 1-12 to play. The main room has multiple play kitchens, a slide, and a teepee; there’s a room for arts and crafts; and older kids have a space with sofas, television, and games. Parents pay $9 per hour, and there are group discounts and 10- and 25-hour packages. Kids break to eat four times a day, and parents are encouraged to pack their own peanut-free lunches, but snacks and diapers are available for purchase.