Kids Club-where we build, we tinker, we paint, we work together, and we create friendships in Centennial Community Education’s choice-based school age childcare program.
During the school year, we operate out of the school cafeteria and students are able to choose what they want to participate in whether it be going to the gym, participating in a craft, or playing a game. All students do go outside and can choose what to do while outside.
During summer, children are organized by grade level into groups where they spend the majority of their day in play and activities. Each classroom environment features various age-appropriate centers that allow for individual choices. These centers include games, manipulatives, arts and crafts, reading center, and creative play area. The children spend a portion of each day enjoying a variety of outdoor recreational experiences. Play clothes and tennis shoes are recommended for outdoor activities.
Full-Time Care: Care provided every school day, both before and after school. Families can also register for the Non-School Days that Kids Club is open; see rates below.
Monday- Friday: $22.50/day
Part-Time Regular Care: Care provided at least 2 consistent days from week to week. Drop in care will be an option for this contract if space allows. Families can also register for the Non-School Days that Kids Club is open; see rates below.
Before school: $15.50/day
After school: $11.50/day
Drop in rate if space allows:
Before school: $19.50/day
After school: $15.50/day
Families pick the days they want their child to attend.
Kids Club takes the safety of our students very seriously. The Centennial Community Education Department worked hard to find a way to secure our elementary building doors for each Kids Club site location. Each elementary building has been outfitted with a keypad by the Kids Club entrance that will provide admittance to our buildings. Before the start of the program, families will be notified via email their building’s confidential keypad code. During the summer, all doors will be locked. To gain access, Kids Club parents and/or authorized pickups must use the keypad code. This code should not be shared with non-Kids Club families. We also do not want our students to know or enter the code. This code should be kept as confidential as possible. For the safety of our children, please do not share this code with anyone other than authorized pickups in your family.
Yes. There is a nonrefundable registration fee that is due at the time you enroll each child in Kids Club. Registrations will only be accepted as space allows.
Summer 2023 Registration Information
A lottery will take place if Kids Club does not have enough enrollment spots for those who have registered in any registration window. Families who do not have the opportunity to attend Kids Club due to the lottery system will be placed in lottery number order on a waitlist and will be contacted if space becomes available. Registration for each summer begins mid-February. Registration for child care for the upcoming school year begins in April. Please check our website for more information in January.
Registration Fee: $55 in 2023
2023-24 School Year Registration Information
A lottery will take place if Kids Club doesn’t have enough spots for those who have registered in any registration window. Families who do not have the opportunity to attend Kids Club due to the lottery system will be placed in lottery order on a waitlist and will be contacted if space becomes available. Registration for the 2023-24 school began in April.
Yes. Each child needs to be registered each season in order to be active for the upcoming or current season. Registrations do not carry over from season to season or year to year. If a child is registered for the current school year, the parent/guardian must register their child again for the upcoming school year or summer if they want their child to attend Kids Club. Registration window 1 is always for current families, for current Summer Kids Club C.A.M.P. families, and those who attended the previous summer.
During the school year, Kids Club will email out a monthly newsletter with information parents need to know. During the summer, a weekly newsletter will be emailed out that will include general information for everyone enrolled onsite, as well as specific age group information. Kids Club also has a parent information board that is located near the sign-in/sign-out area. Please check this area daily for reminders or last-minute changes.
If your child is going to be absent due to illness or vacation, or they are going to be late for the day, please contact your child’s Kids Club site directly via email, phone, or by writing a note in the parent communication notebook located on the parent cart. Please note that these notes are not confidential. It is the responsibility of the parent, not the school, to notify Kids Club.
If a child needs to take medication while at Kids Club, Kids Club staff will need authorization paperwork from the child’s medical provider and a parent’s signature. All medications must be with the prescription label attached and can not be expired. Over-the-counter medications must have a medical provider's order and the child's first and last name written on the box. Kids Club cannot accept opened over-the-counter medication. The child’s first and last name must be on the medication/bottle (including inhalers and EpiPens) or we are unable to administer the medication. Please see your child’s site manager if medication is needed. Permission for Kids Club staff to administer medication. Please also provide your child’s medical providers forms.
Please log into your Eleyo account. At the top of the screen, click on your name and select the drop-down triangle and click on your account/relationships. Then update any information that has changed. If this information is not up-to-date, Kids Club staff will not be able to get in contact with you.
Please have your County caseworker send proof of authorization to Kids Club, 4707 North Road, Circle Pines, MN 55014. Families are responsible for all fees prior to Kids Club receiving the County paperwork and during all lapses in care. Families are responsible for any overages not covered by the county or any additional fees due to, but not limited to additional t-shirt orders or late fees.
Families are welcome to make contract changes if their established childcare schedule needs to be altered or canceled for two or more consecutive weeks. A full two-week written notice is required for contract changes or cancellation. Parents may request a contract change/cancellation in one of the following ways: Remit the request online using Eleyo; notify Kids Club via email (email@example.com); or mail the two-week written notice to: Centennial Schools - Kids Club, 4707 North Rd, Circle Pines, MN 55014.
Voicemail messages, verbal conversations with Kids Club staff and/or phone conversations discussing contract changes are not acceptable forms of notification. A $25 contract change fee applies each time a contract change is made. There is no fee assessed to cancel a contract, provided the proper two-week advance notification is received. Contract changes must be for a minimum of two consecutive weeks in duration. Requests to temporarily modify child care schedules for an amount of time less than two consecutive weeks in duration cannot be processed and are not eligible for contract changes or tuition adjustments. Summer pick your day contracts cannot be altered after the deadline date in May.
Kids Club invoices are emailed sometime during the first full week of each month and are due on the 23rd of that month. For example, June fees are billed during the first full week of June and will be due by June 23. Families will find their monthly invoices online using their Eleyo account. Accounts not paid by the 23rd of the month will be assessed a $20 late fee on the 24th, and care may be suspended on the 1st of the month.
Families will be emailed a monthly invoice to the account owner(s)' email address associated with their child’s contract. Kids Club does not print and/or mail monthly invoices. Monthly invoices may be viewed and printed individually by logging into family Eleyo accounts. Kids Club offers several ways to make monthly payments:
Sign up for automatic monthly Auto Pay; electronic payments automatically draft full payment due directly from the checking or credit card account of the family's preference; transactions are electronically deducted by Kids Club on the 23rd of each month.
Pay over the phone with a credit card by calling Kids Club’s Administrative Assistant at 763-792-6193.
Payments may be made online by logging into Eleyo.
Payments may be mailed (or brought in person) to Kids Club’s/Community Education's Administrative Office, 4707 North Road, Circle Pines, MN 55014.
Paying after hours? Please use the Community Education after hours drop box located outside the District Office on the East side of the building.
Families may request a drop in day to supplement their child’s existing schedule by requesting a Drop-In using their Eleyo account (preferred method), or by calling the site ahead of time. A 24-hour notice is requested. Acceptance of Drop-In care is not guaranteed, but based on space availability.
During Summer Kids Club C.A.M.P. we post a preview of field trips (subject to change). Each site will post a calendar for the month. Summer groups will email a weekly newsletter that will include field trip bus times. Field trip signs will be posted near the parent cart.
The first day of Kids Club for the 2023-24 school year is September 5 for students in grades 1-5 for students. Pre-K Kids Club and Kindergartners' first day of Kids Club care is September 6. Kids Club’s last day of care is the last day of school for the 2023-24 school year, June 4, 2024.
Kids Club allows time for children to do homework after school and will help them to the best of their ability. Please be sure to double-check their work at home. Kids Club offers a variety of activities, some of them academic. However, Kids Club does not tutor students.
In the summer (or on a Non-School Day), if you are going to arrive late, please check the field trip schedule to ensure Kids Club will be on-site. All staff attend field trips, leaving no one behind at the school site. Please also inform the staff in your child’s room, verbally, by leaving a note in the notebook located near the iPad, phone, or email. During the school year, please contact your child's Kids Club site by email, phone, or by writing a note in the parent notebook.
Kids Club requires all children in our care to be signed in and out on an electronic iPad. Only those people designated authorized pick-ups will be allowed to pick up a child and should be added to your family’s Eleyo account. Those dropping off/picking up should make at least eye contact with staff when dropping off/picking up. Those picking up should ALWAYS be prepared to show their ID; there may be new staff or a substitute worker.
If your child is going to be absent please contact your child's Kids Club site directly.
If your child is not going to attend after school, please email or call your child’s Kids Club site directly so we are not looking for your child. A charge fee of $15 will be applied to your invoice for routine searches. If your child is going to arrive late in the summer on a Non-School Day, please contact your child's Kids Club site directly. Be sure to check the field trip calendar/newsletter or Non School Day email previously sent to ensure your child has what he or she needs for the day and that they don’t miss a bus. All staff attend field trips, leaving no one on-site.
During the school year, Kids Club provides an afternoon snack each day. The school offers breakfast through Nutrition Services each day through the lunch/breakfast option (children will use their PIN numbers to purchase).
During the summer, and on Non-School days, a morning breakfast snack and afternoon snack will be provided. Families will need to bring a bag lunch from home that does not require refrigeration.
If a child registers for Summer School or a class through Community Education being held in the same building as their assigned site, Kids Club staff will assist them with transitioning to and from their class. It is the responsibility of the legal guardians to inform the Kids Club site when they have registered their child. A permission form will need to be signed.
Kids Club Summer C.A.M.P. philosophy provides a framework for offering an enriching educational and recreational environment that enhances development, and encourages children to explore who they are and to grow socially through:
C = Creative Arts– explore creativity and individual expression
A = Academic Enrichment– experience, discover, experiment, problem solve, and reinforce skills to be successful in school
M= Mingling With Our World– exploring the world around us through trips, activities and more.
P = Physical Fitness – improve physical well-being, develop healthy habits and good nutrition
Kids Club does not offer any vacation credits or sick days. Families are billed based on the schedule they enroll their children to attend; however, they will not be charged for scheduled holidays or scheduled Non-School Days (unless previously registered to attend).
Families are responsible to apply sunscreen on their children each morning. Each family should send a bottle of sunscreen for reapplication at noon. Children in grades K-2: Staff will assist or apply sunscreen as long as the family has supplied a bottle. Children in grades 3-6 will be reminded to apply sunscreen and will receive assistance as needed. When your child’s sunscreen is nearly empty, staff will inform parents. Please do not apply spray sunscreen to your child inside the school building.
If families want their child to wear bug spray, they need to supply it. If needed, staff will assist in applying it. Please talk to your child’s site manager.
During the summer, each child is given a field trip t-shirt the first week. Children are required to wear these shirts on field trip days. Extra field trip shirts may be purchased for an additional cost. On field trips, children are broken down into small groups by grades with familiar staff. Children are often given a buddy as well. Staff are instructed to count the children often.
On Non-School Days during the school year, children are broken down into small groups and when possible are assigned to familiar staff. Staff do a great job of getting to know the kids in their group, and count often.
When swimming, on our summer registration, families indicate if their child is a Red: No deeper than waist deep; Yellow: Some water slides, stays closer to armpit depth; or Green: Strong swimmer, can go anywhere. Kids Club staff have the right to downgrade a child to another color. Kids Club requires all children to wear a sun protection Kids Club shirt on all water field trips (inside or outside). These shirts will not be sent home with children, but will be laundered on-site by Kids Club staff after each use. Staff are assigned and spread out both in the water and out to supervise kids. If your child destroys a swim shirt, the family will be required to pay to replace the shirt. If you have a concern, please talk with your child’s lead staff.
All staff attend scheduled field trips. Children in attendance are required to attend field trips. Therefore, if you need care on a scheduled field trip day, please plan for your child to attend the field trip. If you do not want your child to attend the field trip or need to pick up your child before the anticipated return time, you will need to make alternative arrangements.
Many families choose to take advantage of a number of other programs during the summer. If a family chooses to be enrolled in another program, in addition to Kids Club, parents should provide the staff at their child’s site the following information, in writing, prior to the first attendance day:
Dates of program
Transportation arrangements, including time of pickup and drop off
Be aware of field trips or other events that may cause the group to be off-site. Other arrangements will need to be made for the day, or until Kids Club returns, as Kids Club does not keep staff back at the site during field trips/events.
Students and staff will be bused (Centennial will walk) to Centennial High School for an hour of "free play" swimming. Students should bring a swimsuit, towel, and plastic bag. All students will need to pass a swim test in order to use the Wibit inflatable obstacle course area or go into the diving area.