Here at St. Francis, our Kids Care program (School Age and Early Childhood Extensions) provides a Christ-centered, safe, and nurturing environment for school-age and early childhood students when they are not in session at St. Francis of Assisi School or Preschool. Kids Care is an Iowa DHS-certified program.
We encourage ongoing social, creative, and physical development through age-appropriate, engaging and fun activities in a structured yet flexible routine.
During their time at Kids Care, children participate in age-appropriate activities: crafts, manipulative table toys, and large motor in the gym or, weather permitting, outside on the playground. Children are encouraged to do their homework. Kids Care offers piano lessons as an additional activity available after school.
We offer an AMAZING summer camp for children 3 years old through 6th grade! We take field trips and have engaging enrichment activities weekly. We offer and transport to swim lessons the first part of the summer. All summer long we visit various pools in the area.
Teachers have an education in comprehensive childcare, early childhood development and appropriate practices as well as curriculum-specific training and certification. All Kids Care staff have certified training (First Aid, CPR, Universal Precautions and Mandatory Child Abuse reporting). All Kids Care staff are required to maintain qualifications with annual continuing training hours.
If you have questions or want to learn more about our programming, contact Heather Gunson, Kids Care Director, at 515-457-7167, ext. 314. We would love to have your child part of the Kids Care program!
*St. Francis Kids Care is an extension of St. Francis of Assisi School. All School policies and procedures will be followed.