School Age Childcare
The Boys and Girls Club of Central Minnesota offers childcare for wraparound or extended hours on school and some non-school days.
Preschool (4 year olds): KIDSTART
The Boys & Girls Club of Central Minnesota offers extended day services through KIDSTART, preschool wraparound childcare.
Kindergarten-Grade 5: KIDSTOP
The Boys & Girls Club of Central Minnesota offers extended day services through KIDSTOP.
Before-school KIDSTOP is open from 6:30 a.m. until school starts, and after-school KIDSTOP is open from school dismissal until 6 p.m.
Parents can expect the following great programming as part of KIDSTOP:
- Full-time KIDSTOP leadership
- A 1 to 15 ratio of youth development staff to kids
- Daily snacks before and after school
- 45-minute rotations with age-appropriate, high-interest activities for young people, with daily opportunities in sports, arts, academics, games and social recreation
- Power Hour, an evidence-based homework help program designed by Boys & Girls Clubs of America, will be offered daily
- Staff will work closely with teachers as requested to ensure healthy homework completion habits are developed
- Daily outside play and snack time after school
- Open on most non-school days and in the summer
- Parents only pay for the days their child actually attends, and flexible schedules are welcome.
For more information about KIDSTOP, for updates, or to register for KIDSTOP on non-school days, please click here: https://www.bgcmn.org/kidstop/sartell-programs/.
September 6, 2022 Update
Wraparound childcare is provided through the Boys & Girls Club of Central Minnesota’s KIDSTOP/KIDSTART programs. Registration is required.
Please visit https://www.bgcmn.org/kidstop/sartell-programs/ for details.
At this time, KIDSTOP at Pine Meadow Primary and Riverview Intermediate and KIDSTART for preschool at ORELC is at capacity, but families may join a waitlist by clicking here: https://www.bgcmn.org/kidstop/kidstop-waiting-list/
January 27, 2022 Update
Summer and school year 2022-23 KIDSTOP registration will open online on February 1, 2022. Visit www.bgcmn.org/kidstop for more information and to register.
- Oak Ridge will be closed this summer
- Pine Meadow KIDSTOP will be available for children entering Kindergarten – 1st grade
- Riverview KIDSTOP will be open for children entering Grades 2-6
- Oak Ridge KIDSTART will be available for pre-schoolers
- Oak Ridge KIDSTOP will be available for kindergartners
- Pine Meadow KIDSTOP will be open for Grades 1-2
- Riverview will be open for Grades 3-6
Contact KIDSTART/KIDSTART Staff
KIDSTART at Oak Ridge: 320-257-5424
KIDSTOP at Oak Ridge: 320-257-5439
Email KIDSTOP at ORELC
KIDSTOP at Pine Meadow: 320-257-5440
Email KIDSTOP at PMPS
KIDSTOP at Riverview: 320-257-5444
Email KIDSTOP at RIS