What to expect at KIDSTOP in the 2020-21 School Year

Each of our partnering school districts has a unique school model that best fits their students’ needs. Please see below for the school age-child care model in your child’s district.


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Sartell – St. Stephen School District
KIDSTART: pre-school – in-person Monday – Friday
K – 2nd grade – in-person Monday – Friday – before- and after-school KIDSTOP
K – 6th grade – all-day KIDSTOP during distant learning

St. Cloud Area School District
K – 2nd grade – in-person Monday – Thursday – after-school KIDSTOP
K – 6th grade – all-day KIDSTOP on Fridays (at schools)
K – 6th grade – all-day KIDSTOP during distant learning (at schools)
3rd – 6th grade – all-day KIDSTOP during hybrid learning (at Roosevelt Club, Southside Club, Clearview & Kennedy)

Athlos Academy
K – 6th grade – in-person – Monday – Friday – after-school KIDSTOP

Sauk Rapids – Rice School District
K – 5th grade – in-person Monday – Friday – after-school KIDSTOP
2nd – 6th grade – all-day KIDSTOP during hybrid learning (at Eastside Club)
K – 6th grade – all-day KIDSTOP during distant learning (at schools)

Effective September 21st – October 2nd: Pleasantview will be closed due to COVID-19.

  • Starting Monday, September 21st, the Eastside Boys & Girls Club (320 Raymond Ave. NE, St. Cloud) will be open to provide care for families that have pre-registered for hybrid/distance learning all-day KIDSTOP.
  • Starting Wednesday, September 23rd, we will open the Eastside Boys & Girls Club to provide care to other Pleasantview KIDSTOP registered families. Please fill out the KIDSTOP hybrid/distance learning model form in order to register for this program.
  • Starting Wednesday, September 23rd, we will open the Eastside Boys & Girls Club to provide care to non-registered critical workers.

Reminder: Pleasantview KIDSTOP is closed for regular, after-school KIDSTOP due to space restrictions.  Due to COVID-19, space is limited to meet CDC and MDH safety requirements; therefore, the children of critical workers must be served first.

Pleasantview Closure Care is only open to critical workers at this time.

Registering for the Pleasantview Closure Care Program provides critical workers with all-day KIDSTOP during distance learning only.

Are you eligible as a critical worker? Find out here.

To register your child(ren), please click here.

  1. Under school year 2020-21, click after-school programs and select Pleasantview Closure Care as the site. There is a $20 registration fee for this temporary program.
  2. After completing the online registration form, families must complete the Childcare for Critical Workers form. For more information about who qualifies as critical workers, click on the KIDSTOP page and select the Childcare for Critical Workers section on the page.

Pleasantview closure care will be managed by Jenna Scapanski, Pleasantview KIDSTOP Site Manager.

Pleasantview closure care will be open from 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Friday.
The daily fee for all-day childcare during the Pleasantview closure is $27.00.

Parents, please bring the following to ensure a successful program for your child:

  • Bring a cold lunch for your child.
  • Bring a water bottle, as drinking fountains are closed.
  • Please send any medications your child needs.
  • Bring a device for distance learning, along with all passwords needed to access the device and distance learning. Please also send the schedule with times for distance learning so we know when your child may need to be online.
  • Your child will be required to wear a mask and to follow our COVID safety precautions, including temperature and health screenings. Please click this link for more information:


Child Care for Critical Workers

Child Care for Critical Workers

The school-age care for children of critical workers is intended for extreme circumstances in which no parent or guardian is at home, due to employment as a critical worker. Free child care, as mandated by the State of Minnesota, is to be made available when the only parent or both parents in the household are employed as critical workers. Parents requesting to receive this free care will be required to provide qualifying documentation for all parents and guardians. This documentation will include employer, contact information, schedule for all parents/guardians.

Free childcare will only be provided when no parent or guardian is available due to critical worker employment outside of the home. As indicated by the state guidelines, free childcare will not be provided for remote working hours. Parents may elect to enroll in non-qualifying days and will be responsible for payment for those days. Free childcare is only provided for the preset instructional school hours. Parents/guardians will be responsible for all before- and after-school hours on those days.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota will assist with the distant educational needs of the youth, but will not be providing instruction during the free childcare time.

Please note the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota is dependent upon fee-based programs and donations to provide all services, including the childcare program for critical workers. We do not receive funding to provide free childcare.

We will review all applications for free childcare for critical workers and will notify families when they are approved.

Qualifying critical workers:

  • Healthcare and public health
  • Law enforcement, public safety and first-responders
  • Food and agriculture
  • Judicial Branch (essential services)
  • National Guard (activated under a Governor Executive Order)
  • Educators in pre-K through grade 12 settings
  • School staff caring for children of critical workers
  • Child care and school-age care providers

If you believe you qualify for free child care as mandated by the State of Minnesota, please fill out the form below.




Fees for School Year 2020-21 KIDSTOP

  • This fall, KIDSTOP will once again offer flexible schedules for families, because we know how important this is, now more than ever.
  • Before-school KIDSTOP: $4.00 (not available at all schools)
  • After-school KIDSTOP: $10.50
  • All-day KIDSTOP including hybrid days (hours are from 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.): $27.00
  • Weekly fees must be paid via Easy Pay, check or credit card payment (by clicking here)

KIDSTOP has a non-refundable registration processing fee of $20.00 per child for the school year and $10.00 per child for summer. Registration includes a membership to any Boys & Girls Club unit.

If you register your child(ren) for our program and are unable to use the program for any reason, we pledge to either refund your money or credit your account toward future program usage. We are here for you!

County child care assistance is available to families in need. The Boys & Girls Club is committed to making sure that ALL children have access to quality after-school care, because the children of Central Minnesota deserve to continue to have a positive place to stay after school – a place that is convenient for parents and safe and fun for kids.

Sign up for Easy Pay and never worry about late fees! Click here to download an Easy Pay form now.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota has a scholarship program to ensure that all youth, regardless of financial ability, can participate in the KIDSTOP program. For more information on the scholarship program or to apply for county child care assistance, please contact our administrative office at 320-252-7616 or

The David Berg Memorial Scholarship Fund is a scholarship instituted by Ron and Grayce Berg in memory of their son, David. This scholarship is available annually to serve one select family experiencing hardship.

Scholarship Application Form


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Assistance During Distant/Hybrid Learning

We want all parents to be aware that Boys & Girls Club staff will assist with the distant educational needs of the youth during hybrid model all-day KIDSTOP, but we will not be providing instruction. Our focus is to provide quality, safe childcare.

COVID-19 Safety Procedures

COVID-19 Safety Procedures

  • We will be practicing social distancing with kids and will maintain smaller program group sizes to ensure that we are meeting CDC guidelines for health and safety. All programming will be in groups of 15 or fewer and will travel from activity to activity as a group throughout the day.
  • Space at each site may be limited, due to smaller program size requirements.
  • All staff and kids will be required to wear masks. Masks should be washed daily after use. Cloth masks should be machine washable, and we recommend using the sanitize setting on your machine, if available. Exceptions will be made only for those who have a diagnosed medical issue that prevents them from wearing a mask. Masks do not need to be worn during outside programming as long as social distancing is taking place. For more information on CDC recommendations, click here:
  • Temperature and health screenings will be required at check in and after lunch each day of hybrid All-day KIDSTOP. Please click here for details and a full list of the precautions Boys & Girls Club is taking to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Warning & Waiver

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. As a result, federal, state, and local governments and federal and state health agencies recommend social distancing and have, in many locations, prohibited the congregation of groups of people.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, the Club cannot guarantee that you or your child(ren) will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, attending the Club could increase your risk and your child(ren)’s risk of contracting COVID-19.

All parents will be required to sign a warning and waiver when they arrive with their child(ren) the first day of attendance.



KIDSTOP is a school-age child care program for K-6 located at 13 schools in the St. Cloud, Sauk Rapids-Rice and Sartell-St. Stephen school districts, as well as Athlos Academy. Kids love KIDSTOP because they have so many activities to choose from, including Power Hour homework help, computer access, gym activities, outdoor games, arts and crafts or just hanging out with friends. Parents love it because they know their kids are in the hands of youth guidance professionals who really care about them. KIDSTOP provides a way for parents to give their kids a quality before- and after-school experience at an affordable price. KIDSTOP gives kids daily opportunities that parents know are vital for their child’s healthy growth.

At KIDSTOP, your child will enjoy engaging activities in 45-minute rotations, including:

  • Gym, outdoor activities & water games
  • Arts & crafts, scrapbooking, fashion cooking & clubs
  • High-yield learning activities & games
  • virtual field trips & CareerSTART exposure opportunities & more

Download a copy of the KIDSTOP Parent Handbook.


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