Welcome to Kids Club!

The JCC is currently offering two options for Kids Club to meet the needs of the community, Kids Club All Day @ the J and Kids Club After School. Learn more about these programs below.

Kids Club is a JCC member-exclusive program. JCC Membership is open to the entire community; for more information, contact a member services associate at (210) 302-6866. 

For more information, contact us.

Kids Club After School

Kids Club After School is designed to provide children with an engaging environment to follow-up their time spent in the classroom. We provide homework assistance and additional enrichment classes.

General Information

Kids Club is a member-exclusive program that provides youth in grades K-5 the opportunity to develop new interests and challenge their minds and bodies through the use of the JCC facilities. From the double gymnasium, playground, and year-round heated pool to the ball field and library, our Kids Club members are constantly engaged in activities. 

Kids Club is the safe, convenient, and innovative program you’ve been looking for! We foster a family home environment where each child can build strong relationships, nurture special interests, and develop positive self-esteem. Participants enjoy a variety of activities in grade-level groups. One of the biggest benefits of Kids Club is safe supervision for your children to and from enrichment classes: sports, dance, swimming, and other JCC activities. We welcome children in kindergarten through grade 5 with a current JCC membership.

Hours of Operation

Kids Club is open Monday through Friday from school dismissal until 5:45pm. A late fee of $10.00 for the first 5 minutes, plus $2.00 for each additional minute late, will be assessed for children who are picked up after 5:45pm. We closely follow the NISD and NEISD calendars to provide you and your children with continuous programming.

Rates

General Registration Information

Kids Club begins at school. We work closely to coordinate a daily pick up at the following schools*: Blattman, EKHLA, Hidden Forest, Huebner, Oak Meadow, and Castle Hills. Space is limited for transportation and cannot be guaranteed.
*School pick-up at listed schools or other schools in the area is not guaranteed. There is a minimum number of students required to consider or maintain a school pick up. We coordinate our pick up based on enrollment and transportation routes. These may vary with each school year. 
Please contact the Youth & Camp Department to Register.

Castle Hills Intersessions

While some intersessions occur during JCC winter and spring camp programs, we are unable to provide all-day childcare when intersessions do not coincide with winter or spring camps. Please contact the Youth Office at (210) 302-6859 for more details.

FAQs

Who is eligible?
JCC members in Kinder-5th grade attending any area school where transportation is provided to the campus at dismissal, or for drop off if transportation is not available, after 3 pm to 5:45 pm. 

How will students be grouped?
Based on enrollment, students will be grouped by grade cohorts of approximately 12 students per space.  

What should I expect during Kids Club?
Children enrolled in the program (school dismissal to 5:45pm), will have access to our typical array of Kids Club activities including, homework time, a healthy snack, playground time, daily centered activities, and JCC enrichment classes some of which will be available for an additional fee.

What kind of vehicles do we use for Kids Club Transportation?
We have several vehicles in our fleet that are used to pick up Kids Club participants. Vehicles include a 7 passenger minivan, a 14 passenger van, a 29 passenger executive bus and a school bus. Each vehicle has at least one staff person and a driver on our daily routes.

How will I communicate with the staff?
Please email us at [email protected]. To pick up between 3:30 and 5:45,  please call (210-302-6879) when you are at the school entrance and we will bring your child(ren) to you.

What health protocols will be in place?
☉We are asking that you screen your child(ren) before they attend school.
☉All students must wear face coverings while on the school bus.
☉As students enter the bus, they will use hand sanitizer located inside the bus.
☉Students will have assigned seating; social distancing will be applied when possible. Siblings will be seated together.
☉Staff will be required to wear masks all day.
☉Adults and children should be wearing masks at check-in and pick-up each day. Children may wear a mask at all times if they choose, however, masks will be required at all times while in common spaces of the JCC, such as bathrooms and hallways.

Where do I pick up? 
☉As a continuing safety measure, parents will not be permitted into the building at pick up.
☉Kids Club will be using the entrance under the awning on the side of the building closest to Hardberger Park (far side from Wurzbach). We also ask that you please wear a face covering while participating in the check-in process and to be mindful of distancing from others waiting to be checked in.

What are the policies regarding sick children?
Kids Club will continue to follow guidelines, based on recommendations from the CDC, Texas State Childcare Licensing, and San Antonio Metro Health. For the health and safety of all, sick children and staff must stay home until they are symptom-free. If a child or family member comes in contact with a person who has Covid-19 or suspected Covid-19, please keep the child at home and notify our office immediately. The family should self-isolate for 14 days from the last day that the person was in contact with the sick individual.
If a child or family member has any of the following, the child may NOT be in attendance:
☉Fever of 100.4 or above
☉Cough, runny nose, shortness of breath or other symptoms of respiratory infection
☉If a child becomes ill during the day, they will not be permitted to board the bus to be transported to the JCC. If they become ill while in the program, they will be isolated from others and expected to be picked up quickly. If symptoms continue or worsen CDC advises you to contact your health care provider.
☉Exposure to someone who has a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19
In order for a sick child to return to the program:
☉The child must be fever free 72 hours without use of fever-reducing medication   
☉If respiratory symptoms existed, a child may only return to the program three days after symptoms end but no sooner than 7 days from the onset of symptoms.

Kids Club All Day @ the J

Kids Club All Day is a program created to support our families during this uncertain time by providing a place for children to distance learn with supervision in a safe and nurturing environment.

Please contact the Youth & Camp Department to register.

General Information

Kids Club All Day will run based on local school district decisions regarding the resumption of in-person teaching, the program will be extended to meet the needs of our families with children in Grades K-5.

Children must bring their own device, a schedule of daily assignments, all specific distance learning instructions, and a bag lunch.

Our counselors will be equipped to help children access their assignments, guide them through their workload, and provide opportunities for small group socialization activities and brain-breaks throughout the day to keep your child motivated.

Using the same strategies that our camp program applied this summer, we will promote physical distancing when possible, mask-wearing when in common areas, and frequent sanitizing of facilities, on top of adhering to State, Local and CDC guidelines

Hours of Operation

September 8-October 2
We are now offering two options to accommodate your needs at this time. Monday-Friday: 9am-3pm or Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9am-3pm

Early Stay: 7:30-9am

Late Stay: 3-5:45pm

Rates

 

FAQs


Who is eligible?
JCC members in Kinder-5th grade attending any area school. 

How will students be grouped?
Based on enrollment, students will be grouped by grade cohorts of approximately 10 students per space.  

What will I need to send my child with each day? 
You will need to provide all the typical items you send to school plus these: 
☉Technology Device including device login user/password, and equipped with microphone/camera, charging cords, headphones, etc.  
☉All instructions provided by the school to enable your child to access distance learning, must be sent with your child on a daily basis: Links, user/passwords, lesson instructions, schedules, etc. 
☉School supplies: paper/notebook, pen/pencil, other supplies typically required by school.  
☉Bag Lunch/Water Bottle. 
☉Daily log book - JCC to provide 

What will the J provide? 
☉Infrastructure for distance learning: Workspace, internet access, and power. 
☉Opportunities for small group socialization activities and brain-breaks  
☉Every group will be supervised by a Kids Club counselor, and Kids Club All Day will be supervised by Youth & Camp Director, Dylan Ashworth, Teen Service Coordinator, Elie Allen, and Administrative Director, Malison DeLeon. 
☉Afternoon snack. 
  
What should I expect if my child is enrolled in Early/Late Stay?
Children enrolled in Early stay (7:30-9am) can get set up for the day, finish homework, complete daily assignments and/or have breakfast (brought from home).
Children enrolled in late stay (3:00-5:45pm), will have access to our typical array of Kids Club activities including, homework time, a healthy snack, playground time, daily centered activities, and JCC enrichment classes some of which will be available for an additional fee.


How will I communicate with the staff?
A link will be provided to each family to enable direct communication between parents and our Administrative team The JCC will also provide each child with a daily log book that can be used to allow communication to flow between our counselors and parents specific to their distance learning needs. Space will be allotted in the daily log book for parents to record all passwords that your child will need throughout their day. Please note that counselors will communicate only with parents, and will not communicate with teachers. 

What health protocols will be in place? 
☉Staff and children will go through a health screening, including temperature-taking, each morning. 
☉Staff will be required to wear masks all day. 
☉Adults and children should be wearing masks at check-in and pick-up each day. Children may wear a mask at all times if they choose, however, masks will be required at all times while in common spaces of the JCC, such as bathrooms and hallways. 
☉A full description of health and safety protocols will be provided to registered participants prior to the program start date. 

Where do I drop off and pick up?  
☉As a continuing safety measure, parents will not be permitted into the building at drop off or pick up. 
☉The Kids Club All Day @ the J entrance is at the school entrance on the side of the building closest to Hardberger Park (far side from Wurzbach). Please park in the school parking lot and walk your child(ren) to the pillar outside of the elementary school entrance, where you will be greeted by a staff person who will conduct a health check for your child each day. After clearing the health check, your student(s) will be escorted inside by staff. 
☉If multiple families are trying to drop off at the same time, we ask that you please line up along the designated waiting spots on the sidewalk. We also ask that you please wear a face covering while participating in the check-in process and to be mindful of distancing from others waiting to be checked in. 

What are the policies regarding sick children?
KCAD will continue to follow guidelines, based on recommendations from the CDC, Texas State Childcare Licensing, and San Antonio Metro Health. For the health and safety of all, sick children and staff must stay home until they are symptom-free.
If a child or family member comes in contact with a person who has Covid-19 or suspected Covid-19, please keep the child at home and notify our office immediately.
The family should self-isolate for 14 days from the last day that the person was in contact with the sick individual.
If a child or family member has any of the following, the child may NOT be in attendance: 
☉Fever of 100.4 or above 
☉Cough, runny nose, shortness of breath or other symptoms of respiratory infection 
☉If a child becomes ill during the day, they will be isolated from others and expected to be picked up quickly. If symptoms continue or worsen CDC advises you to contact your health care provider. 
☉Exposure to someone who has a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 
In order for a sick child to return to the program:
The child must be fever free 72 hours without use of fever-reducing medication    
☉If respiratory symptoms existed, a child may only return to the program three days after symptoms end but no sooner than 7 days from the onset of symptoms.

Waiting List

Due to the popularity and need for our program, we do our best to accommodate everyone. In some cases, your child or children might be placed on a waiting list. Our program is staffed based on regulated ratios and room space.


For more information, contact us.