Kids Club Program to Assist Families with Remote Learning and Childcare During Onset of 2020 School Year
The City of Elgin Parks and Recreation Department is launching a new program, Kids Club, to assist families during the upcoming school year. The Kids Club program provides a safe environment for supervised learning, fun and growth. Participating children will receive help completing remote learning assignments and projects, followed by small group games, arts and crafts, outdoor activities and more.
“School will look a little different this year, and we are here to help,” said Recreation Supervisor for Youth and Teens Rachel Jachowske. “We know a lot of parents still need to get to work when school starts, and this is a great option to ensure children are successful with their e-learning in a safe environment and have time to socialize as well.”
Kids Club is an all-day program offered Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for children in grades 1-6. Weekly sessions begin August 24 and go through October 23 (no program will be held on Labor Day, September 7). These sessions currently follow the School District U-46 schedule for remote learning and are subject to change. Sessions cost $200 per week and multiple child discounts are available. The Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund (RYSF) will be available to subsidize the resident fee on the program for eligible families needing financial assistance. More information on the RYSF can be found at cityofelgin.org/youthfund.
Parks and Recreation staff will assist children with their e-learning and school projects. After the e-learning is complete, children will participate in small group activities. Staff will ensure a safe environment by providing small group sizes based on age, requiring masks of staff and participants and performing daily symptom checks and stringent cleaning practices.
All registrations must be done prior to children attending the Kids Club program. Registration can be done online at cityofelgin.org/register or over the phone. For more information, please view the handbook or contact Rachel Jachowske at 847-531-7017.
Hiring Program Leaders
The City of Elgin is hiring program leaders to assist with Kids Club. Program leaders will be responsible for the overall safety and welfare of the Kids Club participants, for planning activities and coordinating their program plans with other program leaders to assure the success of the program. For more information and to apply, visit cityofelgin.org/jobs.