KidCare FAQ

When and how can I register for the 2020-2021 school year?

 

KidCare registration for the 2020-2021 school year is set to open at 8 a.m. on Friday, May 29. We intend to offer the before-and after-school care program when face-to-face learning resumes at school. To register, click on the link to our Web Store. Please note, you will be charged a $25 non-refundable registration fee to hold your child’s spot.

 

If you are registering for both AM and PM KidCare, please note your registration receipt will reflect one program. However, your child will be registered for both sessions.

 

In the event your child is placed on a waitlist for an AM and/or PM session, you will not be charged the $25 registration fee until your child is placed. Also, if your child is placed on a waitlist, you will receive additional information via email from Mary Berger, KidCare Director. 

 

Registration closes on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, at 5:00 pm. However, please understand there is currently a waitlist. 

 

Questions about registration can be directed to Mary Berger at mberger@northbrook28.net

 

How much does it cost to send my child to KidCare, and when are payments due?

 

The cost for the program varies according to how often your child is registered to attend, and the breakdown of fees is as follows:  

AM KidCare
2 days/wk = $42 per month
3 days/wk = $63 per month
5 days/wk = $104 per month

PM KidCare

3 days/wk = $125 per month
5 days/wk = $209 per month

 

The annual cost to attend KidCare is divided into nine equal payments which are required monthly and invoiced from September to May. Monthly tuition invoices are emailed on the first of the month, and accounts must be paid by the 15th to maintain participation in KidCare.

 

Please note, non-attendance days on the school calendar are taken into account when determining annual cost.

 

Can my child attend KidCare for a shorter period of time before or after school?

 

Express KidCare is available for families who do not require the full duration of services. AM Express is available from 7:50 a.m. to 8:10 a.m., and PM Express is available from 3:30 p.m. to 4:10 p.m. The breakdown of fees for Express KidCare is as follows:  

 

AM Express KidCare
2 days/wk= $21 per month
3 days/wk= $32 per month
5 days/wk= $52 per month

PM Express KidCare
3 days/wk = $63 per month
5 days/wk = $104 per month

 

In the event your child needs to occasionally come early or stay late beyond the Express times, please contact Mary Berger, KidCare Director and the KidCare Coordinator at the school at least 48-hours in advance to secure a spot. Please note, if you arrange for your child to come early or to stay late, you will be charged the full day rate.

 

What are the hours for KidCare?

 

KidCare is open from 7 a.m. to 8:10 a.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on regular school days with exception to the Friday before Labor Day weekend and the last day of school. KidCare is only in session when school is in session.

 

Can I adjust my child’s KidCare schedule after the school year starts?

 

In the event you need to make changes to your child’s schedule, you will have the opportunity to do so in writing to the KidCare Director at the end of the first and second trimesters.

 

Is KidCare available on half days?

 

KidCare is available from 12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the following days when elementary students are dismissed at noon for students who have been registered to attend for the extended hours:

·       Thursday, October 14, 2020

·       Friday, January 15, 2021

·       Thursday, February 11, 2021

 

Space is limited for the half days, and the cost is $20 per day. Registration is set to close the Sunday prior to the half day or once the program is at capacity.

if your child is placed on a waitlist, you will receive additional information via email from Mary Berger, KidCare Director. 

 

Is my child allowed to come to or leave KidCare by him- or herself?

 

Your child must be signed in by an adult in the AM and out by an adult in the PM, so he or she is not allowed to come or go on his or her own.