Online Registration | Registration Form | 2016-2017 Policies & Procedures | 2016 KidZone Brochure | School's Out Camp
Days: Monday through Friday during the school year
Time: 2:45-5:45 p.m. on School Days (After School)
Ages: 5-12 years (AND in grades K-5)
Location: Red Sandstone Elementary School Gymnasium
Advance registration is required, drop-ins will be accepted as space allows. Call 970-479-2292 for more information.
Operated by the VRD's Community Programming department, KidZone is fully licensed by the Colorado Department of Human Services Division of Child Care. Staff members are highly qualified youth professionals. KidZone's purpose is to provide a structured program during non-school hours that engages and challenges children so they may thrive socially, physically, emotionally and intellectually. KidZone meets after school and on designated no-school days. Through sports, gym games, playground play, arts and crafts, group games, homework help, after school chores and relaxation time, KidZone's flexible schedule allows children to make choices, work and play cooperatively, develop a sense of responsibility and provides an experience full of imagination and activity.
The KidZone Philosophy
VRD Youth Services provides engaging life experiences for young people that promote physical activity and cognitive development in an inclusive setting where kids learn to make positive choices. KidZone accomplishes this by
• Providing a safe, caring and accepting environment
• Involving youth in developmentally appropriate activities
• Encouraging creativity and curiosity
• Modeling positive life skills
Staff members are active participants in children’s activities and openly communicate with children’s families.
Before a child attends a KidZone program, a parent must do the following:
- make a reservation online and complete a registration form
Once registered you must provide a copy of the child’s up-to-date immunization records (Non-Red Sandstone Students). Children are allowed two “sick days” per year where the payment can be applied to a later date. Registration is available online at www.vailrec.com/register and forms are available at the program, as well as at Red Sandstone Elementary School’s front desk, Imagination Station and the VRD Administrative Offices (Ford Park Tennis Center).
Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) and Scholarships available. Please call for more information.
Red Sandstone Elementary (RSE)
Meet in the gymnasium. When dropping off or picking up your child, please use the gym doors located on the EAST side of the school.
KidZone uses the school’s outdoor facilities and the room directly above the gym. When playing outside or upstairs, we place a sign in the gym notifying you of our location.
Reservations, Drop Off & Pick Up
You must have a reserved and prepaid space for your child to attend KidZone. Call 479-2292 to see if space is available for drop-in.
|Drop Off||Notify your child’s teacher that s/he will attend KidZone. Your child is not registered, nor considered in attendance, until s/he arrives at the program.|
|Pick Up||4:00 - 5:45 p.m. in the RSE Gymnasium|
|After School||$15 per day for reserved and pre-paid days (before 12pm the day of)|
|$20 per day drop-in, if space is available|
|2:50 - 3:30||Group game & snack|
|3:30 - 4:15||Activity 1|
|4:15 - 5:00||Homework/Activity 2|
|5:00 - 5:45||Free play|
KidZone staff plan Activity 1 and Activity 2 based on suggestions by children. One is active and the other is creative. Children will need to complete homework before doing creative activities. This schedule is subject to change based on the needs of the children.