KidCare FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about the KidCare Program


1. When does registration start for KidCare for 2018-2019?
2. When is KidCare Open?
3.  How much does KidCare cost?
4.  Are there additional fees if I pick up my child late?
5.  Is KidCare available on half days?
6.  Can I change my child’s schedule after the school year has started?
7.  Can my child walk to or from KidCare?

1. When does registration start for KidCare for 2018-2019?
Registration will open in May, 2018.  Parents will be notified of the opening date. It is important to note that KidCare on half day attendance days are a separate registration.

2. When is KidCare Open?
KidCare is open from 7 a.m. to 8:10 a.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on regular school days. KidCare Express is available for families who need care for a shorter duration than the full program time. KidCare is only in session when school is in session.

3.  How much does KidCare cost?
Please visit the registration and payment page for details, linked above.

4.  Are there additional fees if I pick up my child late?
Yes, there is a $15 charge per 15-minute interval for parents who arrive after 6 p.m. and an additional $15 for parents who arrive after 6:15 p.m. Three late pickups from the program may result in dismissal.

5.  Is KidCare available on half days?
Yes, this is only available to currently enrolled KidCare students.  The district has four early release days during the year K-5 students are dismissed at noon. KidCare is available for three of the four days from Noon – 5:30 p.m.  (Service not available on the first half-day, which is the Friday before Labor Day weekend). Please note that even students who are signed up for full-time KidCare in the afternoon must still be registered separately for the early release days. Half-day KidCare cost is $20.00 per day.

6. Can I change my child’s schedule after the school year has started?
Please contact the KidCare Director to discuss changes in your child's KidCare schedule. We HIGHLY encourage you to keep your child’s schedule as consistent as possible so everyone, including your child, knows where he or she is going each day after school. Any change in schedule should be communicated two weeks in advance via email to the KidCare Director, your child’s teacher, the school secretary, and to the site KidCare Coordinator.

7.  Can my child walk to or from KidCare?
No. An adult must sign your child in for KidCare in the morning and out in the afternoon every day. This policy is in place to ensure your child’s safety.