KIDSTOP

Summer KIDSTOP

We know there is a lot of uncertainty right now, but we hope that KIDSTOP can provide the consistency your family needs this summer.

COVID-19 has presented unparalleled challenges to every aspect of our previously known way of life. We know families are stressed trying to balance providing distance learning for their children, working from home and maintaining physical and emotional health. That’s why Boys & Girls Club wants to be there for you this summer, by continuing to provide a quality childcare experience for your kids so you can get back to work.

What to expect at KIDSTOP this summer

2020 summer KIDSTOP program model

  • Summer KIDSTOP opens on June 1st in the Sartell and Sauk Rapids school districts and June 2nd in the St. Cloud school district.
  • KIDSTOP will be open from 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. in the Sartell and Sauk Rapids school districts.
  • KIDSTOP will be open from 6:45 a.m. – 6 p.m. in the St. Cloud area school district.
  • 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 throughout the summer. All programming will be in groups of 10 or fewer people and will travel from activity to activity as a group throughout the day.
  • Parent must commit to a weekly schedule this summer, due to these new staffing and programming requirements. The weekly rate options are as follows:
  • 5 days per week: $135 weekly fee
  • 3 days per week: Monday/Wednesday/Friday: $87 weekly fee
  • 2 days per week: Tuesday/Thursday: $60 weekly fee
  • We require a 2-week notice before termination of our summer program
  • KIDSTOP will be closed July 3rd in observance of Independence Day. Parents will not be charged for this day.

Fees

  • We were forced to increase our fees, due to new COVID-19 safety requirements, including: reducing staffing ratios from 1 staff to 15 children to 1 staff to 9 children, increased programmatic supplies to avoid cross contamination, increased sanitization and safety requirements, and more. Our typical flexible schedule had to be modified for this summer because children must travel as a group with their assigned staff to avoid cross contamination.
  • Weekly fees must be paid via Easy Pay, check or credit card payment (by clicking here)
  • You will be reserving a spot for your child throughout the summer and will be charged the weekly rate, whether or not your child attends. You may choose to wait to register your child at a later date, if you do not need the program immediately, but remember that space is limited at each site. You must provide a 2-week notice before discontinuing service.
  • We will not charge fees for any days missed, due to COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Space at each site will be limited, due to smaller program size requirements. We will try our best to provide families with their first choice of site; however, we cannot guarantee sites this year, due to space restrictions. If a site is full, families will have the opportunity go to a different site, or their registration fee will be refunded.

Masks & health screenings

  • 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:
  • https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/schools.html
  • https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/children/protect-children.html
  • Temperature and health screenings will be required at check in and after lunch each day. Please click here for details and a full list of the precautions Boys & Girls Club is taking to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
  • To keep kids safe and healthy and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are suspending all field trips off-site for summer 2020. That being said, we will be working harder than ever to bring exciting, fun and engaging activities and opportunities right to your child’s KIDSTOP site.

Online summer KIDSTOP registration re-opened on June 14th at 8 a.m.; however, the following sites are now full:

  • Oak Ridge
  • Pine Meadow
  • Sartell Community Center
  • Pleasantview
  • Mississippi Heights
  • Westwood

Please consider registering your child for summer KIDSTOP at one of the following open sites:

  • Clearview
  • Kennedy
  • Madison
  • Oak Hill
  • Talahi

Click here to register

 

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
  • Special events & theme days/weeks
  • Kona Ice
  • Catered lunches
  • & more!

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!

 

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.

 

About KIDSTOP

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.

KIDSTOP services stem from the five core Boys & Girls Clubs’ program areas:

  • Character & Leadership Development
  • Education & Career Development
  • Health & Life Skills
  • The Arts
  • Sports, Fitness, & Recreation

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.

Download a copy of the KIDSTOP Parent Handbook (PDF)

 

Click here to register

Fee Information

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.  The after-school KIDSTOP rate is $10.50, and all-day KIDSTOP is $25.75. All-day hours are from 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., and sites vary.

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 club@bgcmn.org.

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.

2019-20 Scholarship Application Form

Locations

Athlos KIDSTOP
3701 33rd St. S.
St. Cloud, MN 56301
(320)257-5419
Athlos@bgcmn.org 

Clearview KIDSTOP
7310 Hwy 24
Clear Lake, MN 55319
(320)257-5432
Clearview@bgcmn.org

Discovery KIDSTOP
700 7th St. S.
Waite Park, MN 56387
(320)257-5433
Discovery@bgcmn.org

Kennedy KIDSTOP
1300 Jade Rd.
St. Joseph, MN 56374
(320)257-5434
Kennedy@bgcmn.org

Lincoln KIDSTOP
336 5th Ave. SE
St. Cloud, MN 56304
(320)257-5435
Lincoln@bgcmn.org

Madison KIDSTOP
2805 9th St N
St. Cloud, MN 56303
(320)257-5436
Madison@bgcmn.org

Mississippi Heights KIDSTOP
1003 4th St. S.
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
(320)257-5437
Mississippiheights@bgcmn.org

Oak Hill KIDSTOP
2600 County Rd. 136
St. Cloud, MN 56301
(320)257-5438
Oakhill@bgcmn.org

Oak Ridge KIDSTOP
1111 27th St. N.
Sartell, MN 56377
(320)257-5439
Oakridge@bgcmn.org

Pine Meadow KIDSTOP
1029 5th St. N.
Sartell, MN 56377
(320)257-5440
Pinemeadow@bgcmn.org

Pleasantview KIDSTOP
1009 N. 6th Ave.
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
(320)257-5441
Pleasantview@bgcmn.org

Talahi KIDSTOP
1321 University Dr. SE
St. Cloud, MN 56304
(320)257-5442
Talahi@bgcmn.org

Westwood KIDSTOP
5800 Ridgewood Rd.
St. Cloud, MN 56303
(320)257-5443
Westwood@bgcmn.org

KIDSTOP Calendars

2020 summer calendars will be available soon.