So you’re part of the Kids Club family now! We are excited and delighted to come along side you to invest in your child’s growth, education and development. We partner with local schools to get recommendations of potential student participants from your child’s teacher, principal, or counselor. Every program participant receives a $1,200 scholarship that provides for the full participation and impact of the program for the entire school year, allowing us to offer our services free of charge to you.
Hunger is a challenge that so many children face, and it’s one that can cause issues for them at school. At Kids Club, we make sure that the afternoon starts with a snack and ends with a home-cooked meal.
Note: If you are interested in getting your child involved with Kids Club, please inquire at your child’s school to begin this process. Registrations are only accepted after a recommendation form is submitted by your child’s teacher, Community in Schools representative, school counselor, or principal. Kids Club staff members will contact families of recommended students as positions in your child’s grade become available. After being contacted by a Kids Club staff member, parents/guardians must complete and return a registration packet prior to your child’s full acceptance and participation in the program. Positions are limited, and are first-come, first-served.
A parent/guardian may request that their child’s teacher, Community in Schools representative, school counselor or principal consider their child for recommendation to Kids Club. Or the school staff might submit a recommendation form to Kids Club. This does not guarantee a position is Kids Club. If your child is recommended and a position is available, Kids Club staff will contact the parent/guardian with registration information.
Note: It is important that Kids Club maintains current contact information on file for you and your family in the event of an emergency. Please notify us as changes take place.
Over years of experience, we have found that in most cases, behavior can be playfully redirected as students are reminded to stay on task and be respectful to others and themselves. Even when children are not following the rules, it is always our desire to encourage students to thoughtfully consider how they are thinking, encourage them to make good choices and take responsibility for their own behavior. In each situation that arises, it is our goal to connect with that student, identify the trigger, and empower the child to learn to self-regulate. Most importantly, we want our students to feel understood and know that they are loved.
Note: Kids Club has zero tolerance for hitting, kicking, or physical violence of any kind, regardless of “who starts it”. If a child puts their hands or feet on another child in any unloving way, Kids Club will contact their parent/guardian to pickup the child.
OUR CONNECTION STEPS:
REDIRECTION WITH A SMILE
At Kids Club, we typically begin serving students in the second week of September, and the fun continues throughout the school year until early May. We follow the school calendar, and do not provide services on holidays or early release days in an effort to focus on time with family.