Is there a charge for Kids Club?
Yes. There is a $30.00 annual registration fee per child. Parents/guardians are charged $3.75 an hour. Additional children in the same family are charged $3.50 an hour. There is a 2 hour minimum per child charged any day the service is used. There are no charges on days you do not use the service.
Do I have to pay extra for breakfast, snacks, or extra projects?
No. Children participate in regular school breakfast. There is no extra charge for afternoon snacks or special projects.
How do I know what to pay?
An invoice, with the parent/guardian name, is sent to the Kids Club site every other week. The parent/guardian is responsible for picking up the statement and paying at that time. Checks or money orders will be accepted at the Kids Club site. Cash payments must be made at the OSF/Kids Club Office at 3215 Cuming Street, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM. You can pay online on this web site. There is a $10.00 fee for bills not paid by the next billing cycle.
Who takes care of the children?
There is a Director at each site. There are additional staff members to make up a 1:15 adult to child ratio. All staff members meet or exceed the qualifications set by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
Is Kids Club licensed?
Yes. All sites are fully licensed by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, and governed by their regulations.
Where does my child go when there is early dismissal?
Kids Club will be open at early dismissal time at each site.
Are the Kids Club sites open on Snow Days?
Because of safety concerns, if the district cancels school, Kids Club is also cancelled.
Will Kids Club sites be open on non-school days (consolidated days)?
Kids Club will be open during teacher in-service days, parent/teacher conference days, winter and spring break days. All of the Kids Club sites will be able to use the service on those days at Harrison, 5304 Hamilton Street, or Prairie Wind, 10908 Ellison Avenue, and Spring Lake Magnet Center, 4215 South 20th Street, from 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Breakfast and an afternoon snack will be provided. Children should bring a non-refrigerated sack lunch and drink for the noon meal.
Will I be notified of non-school days (consolidated days) at Kids Club sites?
There is a calendar online and in the parent/guardian handbook, which lists the dates we are open for consolidated days. A sign up sheet is also posted at each Kids Club site for parents or guardians to reserve space for their child for that day. There is a fee of $27.00 for the first child, $22.00 for additional children in the same family that is to be paid at the time of sign up.
What happens if I'm late picking up my child/children?
There is a $10.00 fee for every 15 minutes per child after 6:00 PM.