Five children smile and play on a jungle gym

Here at St. Francis, our Kids Care program provides a safe, fun and nurturing environment both before and after school for children grades K-8. Kids Care is an Iowa DHS certified program.

Students attending Kids Care in the morning are offered a nutritional breakfast, and a healthy snack is given to all children after school. There is a monthly snack calendar sent out to all parents.

During their time at Kids Care, children participate in age appropriate activities: crafts, manipulative table toys, and group games in the gym. Weather permitting, we go outside. Kids Care offers piano lessons, as an additional activity available after school. Children are encouraged to do their homework, and we have Dowling Catholic High School staff who help the students on homework if needed.

Kids Care is open on most “no school days”. On those days we often takes field trips to the movies, pumpkin patch, bowling, or to a park.

We offer an AMAZING Summer Camp for children going into 1st through 8th grade! We take field trips everyday except Thursday, when we have activities on site. We offer and transport to swim lessons the first part of the summer. All summer long we visit various pools in the area.

If you have questions or want to learn more about our programming contact Heather Gunson, Kids Care Director at 457-7167 ext. 314. We would love to have your child apart 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.

Helpful Links

2019-2020 Kids Care Enrollment Form (PDF)

Now Hiring: Kids Care After School Program Assistant Director (PDF)

Now Hiring: Kids Care After School Program Teachers (PDF)

Wish List for New Wrap Around Program (PDF)