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.
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.
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.
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. We do ask for a 48hour window to determine if your childs spot is secured for pick up.
Please contact the Youth & Camp Department to Register.
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.
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.