Dr. Ed Hightower

Superintendent

Lori Compton, Director

District 7 Kid Zone
Hadley House
708 St. Louis Street P.O. Box 250
Edwardsville, IL 62025

(618) 655-6083 (phone)
(618) 692-7423 (fax)
kidzone@ecusd7.org
www.ecusd7.org/kidzone


District 7 Kid Zone is pleased to provide quality and affordable before and after school programming at nine elementary sites in the Edwardsville Community Unit School District 7, where learning is fun! Our programs provide families with a safe and nurturing place for their children to engage actively in enriching activities during the before and after school hours and on days when school is not in session.

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General Information


Kid Zone offers enrichment-based and recreational programs for students in grades K-5. Our activities are designed to stretch your child's imagination, spark a sense of curiosity and wonder, strengthen social and physical development skills, and create new friendships.

Students are given an opportunity to:

  • Engage in activities in a safe and relaxed atmosphere.
  • Join in activities that provide choices for students to participate
  • Receive homework assistance
  • Take part in recreational and educational projects, such as arts and crafts, and literacy activities
  • Strengthen social skills by participating in fun-filled sports and games (indoor and outdoor)
  • Participate in hands-on resource activities, such as computer and science projects
  • Enjoy a healthy breakfast (available to purchase) and afternoon snack prepared by the District 7 Food Service staff
     

Hours and Locations


Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Albert Cassens Elementary (618) 655-6151
  • Columbus Elementary (618) 692-1227
  • Goshen Elementary (618) 655-6251
  • Glen Carbon Elementary (618) 692-7462
  • Hamel Elementary* (618) 692-7464
  • Leclaire Elementary (618) 692-7433
  • Midway Elementary* (618) 655-6615
  • Nelson Elementary (618) 655-6424
  • Woodland Elementary** (618) 655-6969

*Also provides service for Worden Elementary students **Also provides service for full-day sessions

Site phone numbers are available if parents need to reach staff before 7:30 a.m. or after 4:30 p.m. when the school office phone line is closed.

Admission Policy


  • Program is limited to K-5 students who are enrolled in District 7 schools
  • Little Kid Zone is limited to students who are enrolled in PRESCHOOL ACADEMY
  • Students must be toilet-trained
     

Sample Daily Schedule


Before School Schedule:

  • 6:30 – 7:45 a.m. Arrivals and table top activities
  • 7:45 – 8:45 a.m. Organized recreational games (indoor and outdoor)
  • 8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Breakfast is available for purchase
  • 8:45 a.m. Students transferred over to school staff personnel
     

After School Schedule:

  • 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Check in and Snack
  • 4:00 – 4:45 p.m. Organized recreational games (indoor and outdoor)
  • 4:45 – 5:45 p.m. Homework Assistance and Specialized Activities
  • 5:45 – 6:00 p.m. Table top activities and clean up
     

Fall 2014-15 Registration


Registration will begin immediately through the District 7 Kid Zone office at Hadley House.

To begin Kid Zone services on the first day of student attendance (August 14), registration paperwork must be received by August 1, 2014 with the first week’s payment.

Any registrations received after August 1 will be assigned a start date based upon space availability.

Registration after August 1

  • Registration paperwork and the first week's payment must be received at Hadley House by 3:00 p.m. on the Thursday prior to the week of service.
  • No midweek start dates are permitted.
  • Registration will only be accepted in person or by mail at the Kid Zone office.
  • Paperwork and payments are not accepted at individual school sites.
     

Kid Zone Before and After School Fees


Fees include child care, programming materials, afternoon snack, and care on inclement weather days. Fees are prorated for weeks shortened due to school holidays and Institute Days.

  • Before School care only: $55/week
  • After School care only: $55/week
  • Both Before and After School care: $80/week
  • Full Day Session: $30 per day/per child for regular enrollees

Family Discount Weekly Rates

Before School After School

Both

1st/2nd/3rd child 1st/2nd/3rd child 1st/2nd/3rd child
$55/$50/$45 $55/$50/$45 $80/$72/$64


Changes in Service


Most families register for a continuous level of care - either Before School care (AM), After School care (PM), or both Before and After School care (AM/PM).

Any changes to your level of service must be communicated to the Kid Zone office by 3:00 p.m. on the Thursday prior to the week the change will occur.

All enrollment and any changes are handled through the Kid Zone office. Do not contact the school office to enroll, withdraw, or stop Kid Zone services.

If notification is not received regarding a change in service level, suspension, or withdrawal from the program, parents will continue to be charged until notification is received. It is the parent's responsibility to confirm service level changes.

No credits will be given if notification is not received as staffing and programming costs are based upon each site's enrollment totals.

Your account must be at a zero balance before adding additional services or to register for a Full Day Session.

Kid Zone Contact Information:

  • Kid Zone Business Office: (618) 655-6011
  • Email: kidzone@ecusd7.org
  • To change your level of service, parents must notify the Kid Zone office by 3:00 p.m. on the Thursday prior to the week the change will occur. No changes are allowed without this notification.
  • To stop services temporarily, please contact the Kid Zone office by Thursday at 3:00 p.m. the week before your child will suspend District 7 Kid Zone services.
  • If you no longer need child care services through District 7 Kid Zone, please contact the Kid Zone office to complete a Withdrawal Form.

Payment


  • Weekly fees are generated on Monday for the current week.
  • Weekly payment is due on or before Friday of that billed week.
  • Weekly fees may be paid by mail or in person at Hadley House by check, cash, money order or via the online payment system.
  • Online payments via credit card or bank draft may be submitted through the EZ Child Track Parent Portal at www.ezchildtrack.com/ECUSD7/Parent.
    • Parents will receive online information once registration materials are processed.
    • Tax statements will be available for parents to view and print on the parent portal.
  • Failure to reconcile your account may result in suspension or cancellation of your child's enrollment.

Late Pick-Up Fee: There will be a $1.00 per minute fee applied to your account if your child is not picked up by 6:00 p.m.

Food Service



  • Kid Zone participants are able to purchase breakfast through the District 7 Food Service at the daily breakfast rate.
  • Parents will be asked to note on the sign in sheet if their child will be eating breakfast that day.
     

Financial Assistance


Some families may qualify for child care assistance. Please contact the Children's Home and Aid Society (CHASI) Child Care Resource and Referral Assistance Program at 800- 847-6770 for more information.

  • It is the responsibility of families to obtain, complete, and submit CHASI paperwork.
  • CHASI approval must be received and verified prior to your child's start date.
  • Parents are responsible for all charges until CHASI verification is received.
  • Families are responsible for all copayments and additional Kid Zone fees outside of your approved CHASI payments and/or approved days. Copayments and approved days are determined by CHASI, not District 7.
  • Failure to reconcile your account may result in suspension or cancellation of your child's enrollment.
  • Monthly CHASI copayments are due by the 30th of each month.
     

Daily Check-in/Check-out


  • Students must be signed in upon arrival and signed out upon departure by a parent or designated emergency contact.
  • A designated emergency contact must be listed on the Emergency Contact form on file and be over the age of 18. Persons not listed on the Emergency Contact list will not be allowed to sign out a child without prior notice to the Kid Zone office.
  • Parents must use the designated site entrance to sign their children in and out of Kid Zone. Kid Zone staff is not allowed to release children from activity groups, from the playground, or bring them out to a parent's cars.
  • Parents and designated emergency contacts will be asked to show photo identification when picking up their child.
     

Full-Day Sessions


Full-day child care services are available on most school holidays, and teacher institute days. A complete list of full day sessions is available HERE: [2014-15 CALENDAR]

The full-day program location is Woodland Elementary from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

  • Woodland Elementary School
    59 State Rte. 157
    Edwardsville, IL.
    (618) 655-6969.

Enrolled and Regular Attendees:

  • $30 charge per day/per child
  • A multiple child discount is available for Full Day Sessions.
  • Weekly rate will be prorated for weeks including a full-day session
  • A Reservation Commitment must be submitted to the Kid Zone Office at Hadley House by the due date. Information will be sent to parents.
  • Breakfast and Lunch will be available for purchase at regular school menu prices.
    • Students must arrive before 8:30 a.m. in order to purchase breakfast.
    • If your child will be purchasing lunch, they must arrive before 10:30 a.m.
    • Breakfast and/or lunch charges accrued on Full Day Sessions will be charged directly to your Kid Zone account.
  • Cancellation Policy: Reservations must be cancelled within 48 hours prior to the full day session to avoid a full day charge. All cancellations must be communicated to the Kid Zone office.

For District 7 students who are not actively enrolled in the Kid Zone Before and After school services for the full month prior to the full day:

  • $35 charge per day/per child
  • Completed registration paperwork must be on file at the Kid Zone office
  • Reserve and prepay for each full day by contacting the Kid Zone office one week in advance of the full day session
  • Cancellation Policy: Reservations must be cancelled within 48 hours prior to the full day session to avoid a full day charge. All cancellations must be communicated to the Kid Zone office.

Reminders:

  • No registrations will be accepted AFTER the reservation window closes.
  • No drop-in services are permitted.
  • No payment can be accepted at Woodland Elementary School.
  • Accounts that are not in good standing will not be allowed to register until the balance is paid in full.
     

Inclement Weather Days


This service is provided only to students enrolled for Kid Zone services for the current week that the inclement weather day occurs. In the event that District 7 schools close due to inclement weather, parents will be notified via District 7's automated emergency response system.

  • There is no separate child care charge for Inclement Weather Days.
  • Inclement Weather Days will be held at Woodland Elementary School.
  • Accounts balances must be up to date in order to participate in this service.
  • Breakfast and/or lunch charges accrued on Inclement Weather Day Sessions will be charged directly to your Kid Zone account.
     

Medication


Critical care items, such as Epi-pens or inhalers, should be provided by parents to the Kid Zone site in the original container labeled with the child's name and must include the doctor's orders/instructions. Students are not permitted to keep medication or critical care items in their backpacks or lockers and Kid Zone staff does not have access to the School Nurse's office.

Critical care items in the original container labeled with the child's name will need to be provided on full-day sessions by parents and must include the doctor's orders/instruction. These items will be returned upon pick up on full-day sessions.

Contact Information


District 7 Kid Zone
Edwardsville Community Unit School District 7
708 St. Louis Street P.O. Box 250
Edwardsville, IL 62025

District 7 Kid Zone Full Day Session Calendar 2014-15


All Full Day Sessions have a separate registration process and fees. Contact the Kid Zone office at 655-6011 for registration information.

Date Holiday/Event Location
Friday, October 10 Teacher Institute Woodland Elementary School
Monday, October 13 Columbus Day
Friday, October 17 PM Extended Session
12:15-6:00
Lunch available for purchase
Student's home school site
Service only open to students currently enrolled in the Kid Zone program for this week.
Tuesday, November 11 Veterans Day Woodland Elementary School
59 State Rte. 157
Edwardsville, IL 62025

(618) 656-6969
Tuesday, November 25 Parent Teacher Conferences
Wednesday, November 26 Parent Teacher Conferences
Monday, December 22 Winter Zone
Tuesday, December 23
Monday, January 19 Martin Luther King Birthday
Monday, February 16 Presidents Day
Friday, February 27 Teacher Institute
Monday, March 30 Spring Zone
Tuesday, March 31
Wednesday, April 1
Thursday, April 2
Wednesday, May 20 Last Day of Kid Zone 2014-15 (if no emergency days used)  


District 7 Kid Zone is closed on the following days, and no child care is available:

September 1, 2014 (Labor Day)
November 27-28, 2014 (Thanksgiving)
December 24, 2014 - January 2, 2015 (Winter Holiday)
April 3 (Good Friday)
May 25 (Memorial Day)

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