C.W. Avery Family YMCA Kid Zone - Valley View School District 365
KID ZONE REGISTRATION FOR THE 2023-24 SCHOOL YEAR IS UNDERWAY!
Building Bright Futures
We know that learning doesn’t end when the school bell rings. The way your children spend time before and after school can make a big difference in their personal development and your family-life balance. At the YMCA, kids engage in a variety of exciting physical and imaginative activities that encourage them to explore who they are and what they can achieve.
The C.W. Avery Family YMCA’s Kid Zone program provides onsite care at elementary schools in Valley View School District 365. Both before and after care is available Monday through Friday, on school days.
Before School Hours
7 - 9 a.m.
After School Hours
3 - 6 p.m.
Monthly Program Rates (2023-24 School Year)
|Enrollment Plan||Before School Only||After School Only||Before & After School|
|1-2 Days Per Week||$120/installment||$135/installment||$215/installment|
|3-5 Days Per Week||$180/installment||$205/installment||$320/installment|
*10 installments total. Plus a one-time annual $45 non-refundable registration fee per family.
Participants may start attending Kid Zone four business days after the day registration is completed. Kid Zone payments will be paid monthly via automatic withdrawal from a checking account or debit/credit card.
Click here to cancel or change your Kid Zone enrollment.
Notice of cancellation or change of enrollment must be submitted a minimum of 10 days before the last day of care.
PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL
DHS funds are accepted. Financial assistance is also available for those who qualify. Call (815) 267-8600 to learn more!
When dropping off or picking up your child(ren) at Kid Zone, please look for the YMCA magnet that says ‘Kid Zone Entrance.’ At most school sites, the Kid Zone entrance can be found near the gymnasium doors.
- KidZone participants must be signed-in and out by a Parent/Guardian or an individual, ages 16 and older, who is listed on the student’s Authorized Pick Drop Off/Pick Up list.
- Prior to the start of KidZone, please be sure to check your child's registration to ensure that ALL individuals (including parents/guardians) who are able to pick up AND drop off are in your "authorized pick ups." We will be utilizing electronic sign-in/out, and ALL authorized persons must be added. This will help ensure that the first week of sign-in/out runs even more smoothly.
To get started:
*Log into your account at jolietymca.org
*Click "My account"
*Select "Authorized Pick Ups"
- Parents, guardians, and all others listed on the authorized drop off/pick up list will be asked to show a PICTURE ID when picking up their child(ren) each day. To avoid delays, please have your ID ready when picking up your student.
Call your Kid Zone site to notify our staff of an absence or tardiness.
Bernard J. Ward Elementary School - (779) 707-9454
Independence Elementary School - (779 707-8025
Irene King Elementary School - (779) 707-8437
Kenneth L. Hermansen Elementary - (779) 707-8315
John R. Tibbott Elementary School - (779) 707-8489
Oak View Elementary School - (779) 707-8102
Wood View Elementary School - (779) 707-9577
To learn more about Kid Zone in Valley View School District 365, please contact:
Sarah Porzel, Childcare Director
(815) 267-8600, ext. 211
Jenna Duffels, Childcare Manager
(815) 267-8600, ext. 232