Kids who play together grow together

Slater •  Boone •  Odgen •  Gilbert •  Story City

YSS’s Kids Club program is designed to support healthy development beyond the classroom. Building on your child’s natural desire to learn new things, our programming helps them become more self-reliant.

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Our fully-trained, high-quality staff create a nurturing, comfortable and positive environment, allowing children to build positive relationships with caring adults.

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Inspiring Learning

Children have a voice and choice at Kids Club, providing input about which subjects they learn.

Centers: Our environment is designed to allow space for arts, crafts, dramatic play, games and building activities.

Academic Enrichment: Staff and America Reads/America Counts tutors provide children with the support needed to complete homework and improve academics.

The Great Outdoors: Weather permitting, children spend time outdoors stretching their legs, having fun and getting the fresh air they need.

Snacks: Nutritious snacks are served every afternoon, providing healthy energy for growing children. Snacks are nut free.

Community Connection: We offer fun and educational guest speakers to enhance monthly themes. Children expand their leadership skills and give back to the community by completing service learning projects.

Locations and Hours

Before School Kids Club for K-6 (Opens at 6:30 a.m.): Ballard West, Boone, Ogden and Roland Story

After School Kids Club for K-6 (Closes at 6:00 p.m.)*: Ballard West, Boone, Gilbert (Grades K-2, 3-6), Ogden and Roland-Story

Kids Club is closed New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day after, and December 24-26.

Every effort will be made to offer all day programming during non-school days, winter and spring break. There may be enrollment requirements at individual sites for these days.

If school is dismissed, delayed or cancelled due to inclement weather, Kids Club will be closed.

Summer Kids Club: We offer a full day program, Monday through Friday (6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.) during summer months.

Registration and Fees

Registering for Kids Club is simple.

Download and complete our registration form. >

This information must be received by the YSS Site Supervisor three business days prior to the day your child is scheduled to begin attending Kids Club.

TUITION EXPRESS

Fees for your child to attend Kids Club are on a sliding fee scale based on family size and income. A copy of your most current income tax form will be required to verify your adjusted gross income. This will determine qualification for a discount. If you pay for the full cost of the program, you will not need to provide a copy of your income tax form.

CONTACT US

Feel free to contact Kids Club staff at one of the numbers below.

  • Ballard Kids Club: 515.291.9050
  • Boone Kids Club: 515.451.4335
  • Gilbert Kids Club, K-2: 515.291.1048
  • Gilbert Kids Club, 3-6: 515.290.1716
  • Ogden Kids Club: 515.298.0587
  • Roland-Story Kids Club: 515.291.1564
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Program Evaluation

Research shows children involved in afterschool programs have increased self-esteem, and personal, social and academic skills. At Kids Club, we want to ensure our program supports these benefits for the children we serve. We use several evaluation tools for measurement.

  • Child Survey: Children complete a survey at the beginning and end of the school year. This survey is based off the Search Institute’s, “40 Development Assets.” Students rate themselves on self-perception, getting along with friends, learning at school and more.
  • Teacher Survey: A survey is provided to teachers at the beginning and end of the school year for each student involved with Kids Club. Information about each student’s academic achievement and attitude/behavior is collected.
  • Parent Survey: At the end of the school year, parents are asked to complete a satisfaction survey. We also encourage them to provide ideas to help strengthen the Kids Club program.

Reach out today!

Please feel free to contact us with questions or for more information. If your request is urgent in nature, we request you contact us by phone at 515.233.3141.