CATCH Kids Club Program
There are thousands of after-school sites across the country and many of them have recognized the role they can play in fighting childhood obesity by teaching kids how to make healthy choices in their lives. While all of these settings are different in nature, they do have one thing in common – the children. YMCAs, Boys and Girls Clubs, and Park and Recreation organizations have discovered that instead of reinventing the wheel they can implement a program that is both cost-effective and proven to be effective, CATCH Kids Club. For some, CKC has become the centerpiece of the programs they offer and these organizations have become an important voice in delivering a coordinated message to children about the importance of physical activity and nutrition. The unstructured time after school and during the summer provides a ready-made opportunity for programs to fill this child care need with fun, hands-on nutrition activities as well as enjoyable structured physical activity. CATCH Kids Club “strongly aligns” with the National Afterschool Association (NAA) Program Standards, designed to describe best practices in out-of-school youth ages 5-14
Summer Day Camp
Safe-Fun Environment with Experienced, Trained and Caring Staff
Come spend your summer with the Park District and make new friends. Summer Day Camp offers games, crafts, daily swimming (weather permitting), a weekly field trip included in the fee (the field trip schedule will appear in our summer guide as they are scheduled), and “Camper of the Week Awards”. Sign up with your friends or come and make new ones at camp. Campers will be given a daily snack. Each week will be different so sign up for more than one! Participants of Day Camp receive 10% off youth swim lesson fees.
Registration deadline is one week prior to the week of camp unless that week is full. To reserve a spot a $35.00 non-refundable deposit is being taken anytime at the park district office.
Kreative Kids Preschool
Your child will be excited to find out what is in store for them each day…Teachers assist in nurturing your child’s social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth through play and a variety of learning opportunities. A new theme will be introduced each week and preschoolers will be engaged in activities that develop letter and number skills, color and shape recognition, as well as a variety of other age-appropriate skills.
Whole group time and centers incorporate arts and crafts, hands-on activities to encourage creative learning, and both fine and gross motor activities. Teachers encourage curiosity and individuality in a positive environment to ensure that a joy of learning is developed. Children must be the appropriate age by September 1, 2018 and must be able to take care of their own bathroom needs. We do not allow pull-ups.
Classes are held at the Chamberlain Recreation Center Preschool Room. Register now to ensure your child’s spot.
Preschool teachers are hired for their experience, love of children and patience. Preschool Director, Janine Manser, would be happy to answer any questions you may have about the program. Please phone the park district office at 815-784-5612.