Who We Are
KidsCare, a Division of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Elkhart County, is a quality program designed to enrich and entertain children in K – 6th grade (who are at least 5 years old). Our programs are constructed to develop self-esteem, self reliance, and a concern for others. We provide: on-going relationships with caring, adult professionals, life-enhancing and character development experiences, a sense of hop and an opportunity to thrive.
KidsCare is a fee-based program which offers before and after school care and activities in a school-based environment. While hands on, this structured program is fashioned after Boys & Girls Club programs. The emphasis and focus is centered on homework help, arts & crafts, fitness and recreation, socialization and building good citizens.
KidsCare is offered to students in Goshen, Concord, Wa-Nee, Elkhart and Middlebury school systems.
Opens at 5:30 am and kids are dismissed when school starts. Morning activities include quiet table games, puzzles, and free-play. Homework help is offered! Students attending the morning program can participate in the school’s breakfast program. It is the responsibility of the parent to make payment directly to the school for the cost of breakfast.
Begins directly after school and closes at 5:30 pm. A variety of activities are planned each afternoon including homework help and a chance for the children to relax and spend time with friends! All sites provide your children with a nutritious after school snack, at no additional cost to parents!
Convenience: Most programs are located at your child’s school or a hub school with bussing provided to/from your child’s school.
Scheduled School Closures: Care, if offered, during most in-service days and major school breaks (including Christmas and Spring). To Be Announced.
Summer All Day Care Available: At only $85/week per child, all day care is available from 5:30 am – 5:30 pm. A one time registration fee of $15 will be applied to new members only. Breakfast and Lunch are provided by the schools, and we provide your kids with nutritious snack in between meals. All at no additional costs!
We Offer A Variety Of Fun, Exciting, And Educational Activities!
Arts & Crafts: Painting, paper crafts, nature projects, collages, weaving…
Sports & Fitness: Ball games, parachutes play, group games, relays…
Science & Nature: Experiments, discovery walks, weather projects…
Homework: Students are given the opportunity to do their homework with help from our staff.
Free Time: Children are able to interact with others their own age, choosing a game, or simply relaxing with a friend.
Junior Leader Program: Fourth and Fifth graders can take on more responsibility by planning activities, helping other children, and assisting staff.