Kids Club

Kids Club is a childcare program designed to provide children of working parents with childcare in a safe, home-like atmosphere. The program provides care for children in kindergarten through grade five. Kids Club members are able to choose from a variety of recreational, social and enrichment activities each day.

Kids Club Summer Program offers an active fun program for students. 

Kids Club  brochure with program description and registration form for 2014-2015

Kids Club registration form for 2014-2015

Kids Club Parent Handbook 2013-2014

Kids Club Billing Information and Individual Billing Records 2013-2014

Kids Club is a school-based childcare program designed to provide the children of working parents with an environment that is safe and fun. Kids Club participants can choose from a variety of recreational, social and enrichment activities each day. The program accepts children in kindergarten through grade five who either live in the district or attend a Penn-Harris-Madison school. Parent fees support the program. A parent or authorized adult must provide transportation to the program in the morning and a parent or authorized adult can pick the child up any time during afternoon or all-day care.

Where is the program offered?

P-H-M Kids Club offers before-and after-school childcare at nine locations: Bittersweet, Elm Road /Meadow’s Edge, Elsie Rogers, Horizon, Mary Frank, Moran, Northpoint, Prairie Vista and Walt Disney Elementary Schools. On days school is not in session, Kids Club will be offered for all children at Northpoint Elementary School.

How is the program supervised?

A site coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day operation of each site and childcare assistants work directly with the children. The goal is to have approximately one adult for every 15 children. Staff members are certified in CPR and first aid and they are energetic, creative people who love working with children. Student assistants and volunteers may be used occasionally as needed.

When is Kids Club available?

Kids Club is open before and after school on every day that school is in session. For an additional fee, childcare is provided on PBA days and parent conference days. Full day childcare is available for an additional fee during fall, winter, spring and summer breaks, on recess days, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Presidents Day. When school is closed or dismissed due to bad weather or a building emergency, Kids Club is closed. Kids Club is also closed on the following holidays: Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve Day, New Years Day, Memorial Day, and the Fourth of July. Parents must have an emergency care plan in place in the event of an unanticipated closure of Kids Club.

What are the hours of operation?

All locations open at 6:30 a.m and close at 6 p.m.. On school days, Bittersweet, Elm Road/Meadow’s Edge, Horizon, Mary Frank, Northpoint, Prairie Vista and Walt Disney dismiss to classes shortly before 7:55 a.m. The afternoon session runs from 2:20 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Elsie Rogers and Moran dismiss to classes shortly before 8:50 a.m. Students return to Kids Club at 3 p.m.

What about food?

During the school year, Penn-Harris-Madison food service provides a light breakfast for all morning Kids Club participants and a snack is offered in the afternoon. The cost of meals is included in the fee. On full days of childcare, Kids Club will offer a morning snack around 10:00 a.m. and an afternoon snack around 3 p.m. Children must bring a brown bag lunch on full days of childcare.

Cost

In addition to the annual, non-refundable registration fee of $20 per child, the following fee schedule is in effect for the 2013-2014 school year when school is in session at Bittersweet, Elm Road/Meadow’s Edge, Horizon, Mary Frank, Northpoint, Prairie Vista and Walt Disney Elementary Schools.

Morning and Afternoon

5 days per week                                        $50

4 days per week                                        $41

3 days or less per week                              $31

 

Morning Only                         Afternoon Only

days per week                       days per week

5                       $19                5                      $46

4                       $16                4                      $37

3,2,1                 $12               3,2,1                   $29

In addition to the annual, non-refundable registration fee of $20 per child, the following fee schedule is in effect for the 2013-2014 school year when school is in session at Elsie Rogers and Moran Elementary Schools.

Morning and Afternoon

5 days per week                                             $50

4 days per week                                              $41

3 days or less per week                                    $31

Morning Only                          Afternoon Only

days per week                        days per week

5                       $31               5                      $34

4                       $26               4                      $28

3,2,1                 $20              3,2,1                   $21

Full day childcare is available during fall, winter and spring breaks, on recess days, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Presidents Day at Northpoint Elementary School. The cost is $20 to $25 per day per child. Summer full day childcare will be available at two or more locations and details will be available in the spring of 2014.

Kids Club offers limited financial assistance to families that qualify for the free or reduced school lunch program. More information is available from the program coordinator. Each family is responsible for the non-refundable $20 enrollment fee.

There is a discount of five dollars per child-per week for each additional sibling enrolled in Kids Club.  Kids Club fees are due every two weeks in advance.  A five percent discount is available to parents who choose to pay monthly in advance on the first school day of each month or by the month during the summer. A ten percent discount is available to parents paying three times a year in advance during the school year and summer break.  The first payment is due on the first day of school, the second payment is due on the first day of school after the winter break and the third payment is due the first day of summer Kids Club.  A schedule of school days is included in the packet of forms.

How do I register?

Registrations are accepted at any time. Contact the site coordinator at the school your child attends during Kids Club hours. The site coordinator will give you and your child a tour and explain the program.  You will receive a packet of materials including emergency information forms and a parent handbook.  All forms must be completed and returned, along with a non-refundable registration fee of $20 per child.  A payment for the first two weeks of care is due on the day that your child begins the program.

Early registration is encouraged for all students who are planning to participate in the program and spring registration for the following year allows time to hire staff, order materials and prepare the site.

Registrations can be turned in to the site coordinator or mailed to Kids Club at the Educational Services Center, P.O. Box 500, Osceola, IN 46561. The Educational Services Center is located at 55900 Bittersweet Road, just north of Penn High School.

Mary Cook, Kids Club Program Coordinator
Penn-Harris-Madison Kids Club, Educational Services Center
55900 Bittersweet Road, Mishawaka, IN 46545
574-258-9587     Fax 574-258-9547

 

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