What is Kidstop?

Kidstop is a before- and after-school child care program for children in grades K through 5.
The program runs from 6:30 a.m. until school and after school until 6:30 p.m. (Our South Haven program is before-school only.)

 

Where is Kidstop offered?

Valparaiso Community Schools

Central
Flint Lake
Memorial (served at Northview with transportation provided)
Northview
Parkview
Thomas Jefferson

Portage Township Schools

Paul Saylor (served at our South Haven Club, morning only, with transportation provided)
South Haven (served at our South Haven Club, morning only, with kids walked to school)

Union Township School Corporation

Simatovich
Union Center Elementary

Duneland

Discovery Charter School

 

How much does it cost?

One of the nicest things about Kidstop is that you only pay for the days you actually use the program. We offer discounts for additional children in the same family, and have a fee assistance program for those in need. The most anyone might pay is $80 for a whole week of service.  That’s up to 30 hours!

Fee assistance is available for those with verified need.

Kidstop Pricing Structure

 Valparaiso School Corporation  & Union Township Pricing First Child Additional Children
6:30 a.m. until school $9 $7
After school until 6:30 p.m. $12 $10
Weekly Rate – Before & After School $80 $65
Registration Fee (per family) $20 $0


 Discovery Charter School Pricing First Child Additional Children
6:30 a.m. until school $8 $6
After school until 6:30 p.m. $12 $10
Weekly Rate – Before and After School $75 $60
Registration Fee (per family) $20 $0


 Portage Township School Pricing First Child Additional Children
6:30 a.m. until school $9 $7
Supply Fee (August – December) $10 $10

Forms and other Resources

Kidstop Registration Form (one form for up to four children)

Parent Handbook

Severe Weather Policy

Fee Assistance Form

Safe Passage Policy

 

What if there’s no school?

Click “here” to read the Boys & Girls Club Severe Weather Policy in case school gets cancelled due to inclement weather. Check our “Home Page” and/or cancellations.com for closings due to inclement weather. On scheduled no-school days, we offer our KidsCamp program at our Valparaiso, South Haven, and Chesterton Boys & Girls Club locations. Visit our KidsCamp page for more information about this popular program.

 

Contact Us

For more information about Kidstop in Valparaiso or Union Township, please contact us or call 219.464.7282, and speak with one of our Kidstop Directors: Maggie Freeman (Kidstop Program Director) ext. 229 or Jennifer Hedger (Membership Coordinator) ext. 241.
For the Kidstop program in South Haven, please call that club directly at 219.759.2565.
For summer KidsCamp, please contact your nearest club directly.

 

Where are the Kidstop offices?

Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County – Valparaiso Club
354 W. Jefferson St.
Valparaiso, IN 46383

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