Adaptations have been made to program practices and options to align with COVID-19 health and safety protocols:

Information within our handbook does not always reflect changes made to align with COVID-19 health and safety protocols or changes to program practices in response to COVID-19 considerations. Please access our Parent Orientation to find current program practices here

Building Security

Kids Club families will have access to the building via a pin pad that (in most cases) will be located at the main entrance, second set of doors. Each KC family will have their own unique code set to access the building from 6:30 a.m. until 6 p.m., during regular Kids Club program days and non-school days. Parents/Guardians and authorized pick-ups will need to remember and enter the code to enter the building. This code will work for each family only during Kids Club time. Only family members and additional authorized pick-ups should have access to the family's code number. To maintain a secure building please do not hold doors open for others; individuals with authorized access to the building will use their access code to enter. Your family code will be emailed to just one primary adult within the child's Kids Club account. This individual will be asked to share this code with additional parent/guardian and/or selected authorized pickup individuals. 
Expect to receive access code information emailed to you the week prior to the start of the season (or week before your start date if starting mid-season). 

COVID Health & Safety

Your cooperation is needed to ensure a safe environment for all.  It is important that you follow the terms and conditions of participation.  The terms and conditions will evolve with changing guidelines from MDH and the CDC.  It is the responsibility of every family to read safety communications, and to comply with all practices and protocols as they evolve. This information is included within our Parent Orientation.

Safety Drills

Kids Club complies with all district and DHS safety requirements. Regular drills are held in the areas of fire, evacuation, severe weather, and lock downs. Your cooperation during drill times is appreciated.

Outdoor Play Temperatures

Kids Club follows the outdoor play guidelines of District 833. We will go outside on most days. Please be sure to dress your child appropriately. When the temperature and/or windchill is at 0 degrees or below, Kids Club will remain indoors. When the temperature is 100+ degrees outdoor activities will be limited or canceled.

Child Abuse and Neglect

Under Minnesota State Law, all professionals who work with children are required to report any and all suspected abuse or neglect of children to the authorities.

Professional Development

A well-trained staff is one of our program priority goals identified by our families, schools and program. When Kids Club is closed the program is typically in transition between the school year and summer programs. During this transition time and typically on Presidents Day, staff will not only be preparing for programming but will also be participating in required professional development. It is also a state requirement for certified child care programs. Kids Club staff are trained regularly in health and safety practices, first aid and CPR, student needs, child development, social emotional learning practices and more.