• PROGRAM GOALS
    • Provide a safe and relaxed environment where children's physical and emotional
      needs are met.
    • Provide an environment where children can develop an enthusiasm for learning,
      exploring and creativity through constructive play activities in art, drama,
      literature, cooking, music and movement.
    • Establish an atmosphere of respect for self and other's and respect for equipment
      and materials.
    • Help children develop self-control and a clear understanding of expectations.
    • Help children learn how to function in a mixed-aged group.
    • Provide ample opportunity to develop coordination and large motor skills through
      physical activity and outdoor play.
    • Provide opportunities to become independent and responsible through self-
      directed and individualized activities.

     

    WHAT KIDS CLUB OFFERS
    • A comfortable and safe environment where children can explore, play and relax.
    • A maximum of 18 children per caregiver according to state regulations. Our Kids Club is normally staffed at one caregiver per ten children. Enrollment of children with special needs will be considered on an individual basis.
    • Qualified personnel who care about your child's well-being and happiness.
    • Varied activities that foster cognitive, social, emotional, linguistic and physical growth and development.
    • Procedures that teach and encourage self-control, self-esteem and cooperation.
    • A large variety of equipment, books, crafts, games and toys.

     

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    DAYS:

    • Monday through Friday during the school year: 7:00 a.m. to opening bell and the close of school to 6:30 p.m.

    • Conference Days - Kids Club is also open during select parent/teacher conferences or staff development training. These are 1/2 days and must be pre-arranged for an extra fee. Full daycare for selected staff development days will be provided at an elementary school to be determined.

    • 1/2 Days - A student can only attend a 1/2 day Kids Club progam if they come directly from school. Students may not be signed into Kids Club after the program already starts. Also, if a student does not attend school that day, they are not permitted to attend Kids Club. 

     

    CALENDAR:
     

    Kids Club will be closed on the following days:

     
    Snow days and other emergency closings
    District-Wide Professional Development: 11/6/18
    Thanksgiving: 11/21/18 - 11/23/18
    Winter Break: 12/22/18 - 1/1/19
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: 1/21/19
    Spring Vacation: 4/1/19 - 4/5/19
    Good Friday: 4/19/19
    Memorial Day: 5/27/19
     

    Kids Club will offer 1/2 day programs on the following days:

    Thursday, October 11

    Wednesday, October 31

    Tuesday, November 20

    Friday, January 18

    Wednesday, March 5

    Thursday, March 21

    Friday, March 22

    Thursday, June 13

     

    Friday, June 14 - AM KIDS CLUB ONLY

     

     
    ABSENCES:
    • On-Site Director must be advised if your child will be absent in the afternoon. Call your school's Kids Club number to notify them. If there is no notification of cancellation of care, there will be a charge of $10.00 per incident. This call is not necessary for morning attendance in Kids Club as you must walk in your child and we will know of the morning absence.
    SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES:
    • The following is a flexible listing of how a typical day might run:
      3:38-4:00 p.m. - Check in and Snack
      4:00-4:50 p.m. - Outdoors/Gym and Arts and Crafts
      4:40-5:30 p.m. - Quiet Time: Reading, Homework, Storytelling,
      5:30-6:30 p.m. - Free Time: Board Games, Puzzles, Card Games, Arts and Crafts

    • Snack - a snack is provided during the afternoon session.

    • Homework - doing homework is encouraged. The director will help with homework or special projects if possible.

    PROPER CLOTHING:
    • Arts and crafts are an important part of our program. We make every effort to see that children's clothing is protected while they work on their projects. Children must be dressed appropriately and parents should be aware that the school system IS NOT RESPONSIBLE if dirt, paint, glue crayons, magic markers, etc. get on children's clothing.
    PERSONAL PROPERTY:
    • We discourage children from bringing items from home. ex: gaming device, iPad, or anything of value. Kids Club and The Grosse Pointe Public School System are not responsible if items are lost, stolen or broken.
    MEDICATION:
    • The only medication we are allowed to give is prescription medication in the original container with the child's name on the pharmacy label along with the doctor's name and the instructions for dosage. We cannot give your child aspirin, Tylenol, or any non-prescription/over the counter type drugs.
    • A medication form must accompany the medication.
    TRANSPORTATION:
    • Parents must provide transportation. Children are to be walked into and out of school by parents or designated person.
    • Children are not allowed to walk themselves in/sign themselves in morning Kids Club and may not sign themselves out in the afternoon. 
    BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS:
    Please discuss the following rules with your child:
    • Respect the Director and Caregivers
    • Respect your peers.
    • Do not use profanity or crude words.
    • Respect program equipment and school property.
    • Stay in room unless the Director gives you permission to leave.
    • Stay with the group.
    • Clean up after using games, doing crafts or eating snacks.
    DISCIPLINARY ACTION:
    • Kids Club uses a positive method of discipline, which encourages self-control, self-direction and cooperation. We utilize a progressive discipline policy that follows the GPPSS Student Code of Conduct which is posted on the district website www.gpschools.org under School Board - Policy.
    CHECKING IN AND OUT:
    • Parents must assume the responsibility of walking their child into the morning session.
    • Children must check in for the afternoon session. Parents must sign their child
      out before leaving the building. Failure to do so may result in exclusion from the
      program.
    • Notify the On-Site Director of your child's participation in extracurricular activities
      (scouts, homework club, golf etc.). 

    PICKING UP CHILDREN:
    • Children must be picked up and signed out by a parent or authorized person. You must sign out using your initials and time in the designated box.

    • Names of authorized people must be submitted in writing in advance and will NOT be accepted over the phone.

    • A fee for late pick-up will be charged if a child is picked up after 6:30 p.m. See fee sheet for details. In the event of a late pick-up, On-Site Directors will stay with the child and try to reach a parent or authorized person until 7:00 p.m., at which time the police will be called.
    IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS:
    Main Kids Club Office: Crystal Fletcher, 313-432-3009

    Kids Club Billing Office: LaNice Ruiz, 313-432-3067
     
    Building Office
    Kids Club
    Building office
    Kids Club
    Barnes
    432-3803
    432-3809
    Mason
    432-4403
    432-4409
    Defer
    432-4003
    432-4009
    Monteith
    432-4503
    432-4509
    Ferry
    432-4103
    432-4109
    Poupard
    432-4803
    432-4809
    Kerby
    432-4203
    432-4209
    Richard
    432-4903
    432-4909
    Maire
    432-4303
    432-4309
    Trombly
    432-5003
    432-5009
     
    • During the school day, you may leave messages for Kids Club personnel on the Kids Club line.