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What is KidsCare?

KidsCare became a division of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Elkhart County in 2006 to provide safe before and after school programming for families with children in grades K-6. KidsCare’s quality programs are designed to enrich and entertain children while developing their self-esteem, self-reliance and concern for others. KidsCare sites are located in most Elkhart Community Elementary Schools and are designed to meet the needs of the students and their active families.

Before School Care

Opens early in the morning (exact time depends on each school’s need) and is dismissed when school starts. Morning activities include quiet table games, puzzles and free-play. Homework help and reading 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.

After School Care

KidsCare begins when school is dismissed and closes as late as 5:30 p.m. A variety of activities are planned each afternoon, including homework help, reading, various recreational activities and a chance for the  children to relax and spend time with friends.

We Offer a Variety of  Educational,  Fun, and Exciting Activities

Homework Help & Reading

KidsCare schedules a time each session for homework help and reading

Health and Fitness

Athletic games, group activities, relays and playground.

Science and Nature

Experiments, discovery walks, weather projects

Art and Crafts

Painting, paper crafts, nature  projects, collages and weaving

Free Time

Children are given the opportunity to interact with others, play a game or relax with a friend

Junior Leader Program

Fifth and sixth grade children can take on more responsibility by planning activities, helping other children and assisting staff.