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Kids & Co-Two Harbors


OUR MISSION & PHILOSOPHY 

We provide an inclusive out of school care program that supports the needs and priorities of the child, the family, and the school. Our programs facilitate the development of the whole child through meaningful experiences, programs, and collaborations that build relationships and a sense of community.

CORE VALUES

  • We provide a safe, secure, and supportive environment that gives families peace of mind when they cannot be there themselves.
  • We believe in a program that provides a holistic approach to child development by offering activities that strengthen, expand, and provide real life context to information learned in the classroom.
  • We believe in providing children with a structured and safe environment that focuses on responsible behavior, respect for others, and positive attitudes.
  • We believe in providing caring staff who show genuine respect for the children, have confidence in each child’s potential and seek to promote the self-esteem of each child.
  • We believe that when children are exposed to consistent displays of positive character traits, they will develop a healthy self-esteem and a willingness to help others.
  • We believe in providing regular communication with parents regarding their child's general well-being.
  • We believe that developing strong children will strengthen the foundation of our community.
  • Dedicated to providing an enriching out of school program in a safe and welcoming environment where children are inspired, personal growth is nurtured, and families are supported.
  • We provide a supportive, fun school-age education experience. Every aspect of what we do has your child in mind. Programming allows your child to make decisions about how they want to spend their time while in our program which can help develop leadership skills as well as confidence.
  • Whether your child craves challenge and adventure, connection and friendships or just wants to hang out with friends, we offer engaging opportunities as unique as your child.

WHAT WE OFFER

GRADES K - 5 

  • Before School Care - Children can arrive any time after 6:30 am and stay until the start of classes. Children can read, play games, or receive extra homework help during this time.
  • After School Care - Children can arrive directly after class ends. Children will be provided with an after-school snack before participating in activities. Activities include a variety of games, arts & crafts, sports, and special events. Activities can be indoor or outdoor so please make sure your child is prepared for all weather conditions.
  • Non-School Holiday/Break Days – Full days filled with both indoor and outdoor activities that may include recreation, crafts, games and special events.
  • Summer is a time for adventure, friendship, and exploration at Kids & Co. Our summers are packed with fun activities, awesome themes, time in the great outdoors and friendships,

PRESCHOOL CARE - for Preschool children ages 3 - 5 who have NOT started their first day of kindergarten. Hours are Monday - Friday from 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

  • Early Morning Care - on days your child has preschool
  • Preschool AM Half Day Wrap Care - on days your child has preschool
  • Preschool PM Half Day Wrap Care - on days your child has preschool
  • Late Afternoon Care - on days your child has preschool
  • Non-School Holiday/Break Days – Full days filled with both indoor and outdoor activities that may include recreation, crafts, games and special events.
  • Summer is a time for adventure, friendship, and exploration at Kids & Co. Our summers are packed with fun activities, awesome themes, time in the great outdoors and friendships


REGISTRATION APPROVAL

Due to our limited staffing for the 2022 - 2023 season, we will be approving contracts using the following criteria.

ORDER FOR APPROVAL OF CONTRACTS

Due to limited staffing starting out he 2022 - 2023 school year, we will be approving contracts based upon the following criteria and on the following dates. So I encourage you to have your registration in before the dates listed below. Please note if you have a balance you are carrying from the 2021 - 2022 school year or summer 2022, your contract won't be approved until this is fully paid off.

  • GRADES K - 5
    • FIRST APPROVAL - Current summer Kids & Co students. If your child(ren) were registered for summer 2022, they will be the first students to be approved for school year spots.
    • SECOND APPROVAL - Students registered for Kids & Co in the school year 2021 - 2022. If your child(ren) were part of the program in 2021 - 2022, they will be the second group of students to be approved for school year spots (as available)
    • THIRD APPROVAL - Families who are new to Kids & Co will be the third group to be approved for school year spots (as available)
  • PRESCHOOL
    • FIRST APPROVAL - Students who are currently registered for ISD 381 Preschool programs and/or are current students in our Summer 2022 Program. If your child is registered for Preschool 3's, Preschool 4's or are current students in our summer program, they will be the first group of students approved for Preschool Wrap Care.
    • SECOND APPROVAL - Students registered for Kids & Co in the school year 2021 - 2022. If your child(ren) were part of the program in 2021 - 2022, they will be the second group of students to be approved for school year spots (as available)

APPROVAL DATES

  • GRADES K - 5
    • FIRST APPROVAL - Thursday, August 25, 2022
    • SECOND APPROVAL - Friday, August 26, 2022
    • THIRD APPROVAL - Monday, August 29, 2022
  • PRESCHOOL
    • FIRST APPROVAL - Thursday, August 25, 2022
    • SECOND APPROVAL - Monday, August 29, 2022

HOURS

  • 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM


COSTS

All costs listed below are per child.  We will require a minimum of 2 days per week required (2 early mornings, 2 after school, 2 preschool AM half days, etc.)

GRADES K - 5

OPTION COST/DAY
Before School Care $4
 After School Care $8
Non-School Days/Break Care - select school vacation days, see calendar for actual dates (i.e., MEA, Spring break, etc.) $35

PRESCHOOL

Preschool care is open for children aged 33 months through entering kindergarten. This means they have not yet started their first day of kindergarten.

OPTION COST/DAY
Preschool Early Morning Care (School Days) $4
Preschool AM Half Day Wrap Care (School Days) $16.50
Preschool PM Half Day Wrap Care (School Days) $16.50
Preschool Full Day Wrap Care (School Days) $28.50
Preschool Late Afternoon Care (School Days) $8
Silver Creek Learning Center Wrap Care Designed for students who have preschool at Silver Creek Learning Center during the daytime but will be with Kids & Co before and/or after preschool classes. On Silver Creek Days, there is NO need to register for any other type of care (i.e., Preschool Early Morning Care, Late Afternoon Care, etc.) ** $17.50
Non-School Days/Break Care - select school vacation days, see calendar for actual dates (i.e., MEA, Spring break, etc.) $35

SCLC Preschool Wrap Care is designed for students who have preschool at Silver Creek Learning Center during the daytime but will be with Kids & Co before and/or after preschool classes. Please choose this option on the days your child WILL be attending SCLC.  If you need care on days your child will NOT be attending Silver Creek Learning Center, please register using either AM Half Day Care, PM Half Day Care or Full Day Care options.

OTHER COSTS & FEES

Fee Cost
No Show Fee (without communication) $25 / child
Late Payment Fee $20 / child
Late Pick-up Fee (up to 10 minutes) $20 / child
Late Pick-up Fee (11 - 20 minutes) $40 / child
Late Pick-up Fee (beyond 20 minutes) $60 / child
Drop-in Fee $25 / child + daily tuition costs
Field Trip Costs

Vary - Based upon individual field trip.


MORE INFORMATION 

For more information please read through the  Kids & Co – Two Harbors Family Handbook

CONTACTS

Jenny Bushmaker, Kids & Co - Two Harbors Coordinator - 218-834-8221 ext. 8406 

Bruce Remme, Community Education Director - 218-834-8201 ext. 8227


REGISTRATION HELP 

To help ensure you are able to register and manage your child's Kids & Co account, please read through the following help sheets.

Eleyo Help Sheets


FORMS

If any of these forms pertain to your child, please complete the following forms and turn them into the Kids & Co coordinator before your child's first day of attendance.

Medication Authorization Form

Permission Form for Program Attendance - This form is for students who will be leaving Kids & Co to attend another educational or recreation program located within the school (i.e. summer school, Friday homework help, choir, etc) 

Immunization Exemption Form - If your child is not immunized for whatever reason (i.e. religion, personal choice, etc.) his form has to be competed and notarized and turned into the coordinator before your child may attend Kids & Co.

Kids & Co Family Handbook 2022 - 2023 School Year


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Contact Info
Address:
1640 County Hwy 2
Two Harbors, MN 55616
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Kids & Co Summer 2022