Program Information

WE PROVIDE:

Before school, After School, Preschool, Kindergarten and Summer Care
Ages 4 ½ to 12 years of age
Flexible Scheduling
Breakfast, hot lunch and two snacks served daily
6 rooms filled with fun and excitement

Transportation provided by District #277 to schools
Enrichment Activities
A Professional, Fun Staff
Indoor and outdoor Activities
Social interactions that foster Care, Cooperation and Compassion
The security of a safe, enriching atmosphere for your child while you work


  • Preschool and Kindergarten

    School year:

    Kindergarten Plus Program
    An extension of your child’s school day
    We coordinate with the district Kindergarten and Preschool Teachers to reinforce what your child is learning at school.
    Daily activities include:
    Calendar
    Sight Words
    Handwriting
    Letter Activities
    Story Time
    Social and Emotional Development

    Summer:

    Kinderlaunch - Kindergarten Readiness Summer Program
    Classes taught by a licensed Kindergarten teacher
    Daily activities include:
    Reading Readiness
    Phonics Awareness
    Number Activities
    Story Time
    Music and Plays
    Sharing Time
    Social and Emotional Development
  • Preschool through 2nd Grade – Dangerous Dinosaurs Club

    The Dangerous Dinosaurs Club is a special group just for the younger crowd at Kids Core. The D&Ds have their own enrichment activities throughout the year geared specifically for their age group. They also have their own field trips.

    D&D Activities include:

    Homework time
    Snacks
    Reading Rendezvous reading club
    Hide Outs (small group enrichment activities)
    Outdoor activities

    Examples of D&D Field Trips:

    Como Park and Zoo
    Gale Woods
    Eloise Butler Quaking Bog
    Shakopee Sand-bottom Pool
    Al & Alma’s Boat Cruise
    1st Avenue Dance Party
  • 3rd Grade and up – Radical Rodent Club

    A club for 3rd grade and up!

    You are older and more mature. You deserve more responsibility and respect.
    You’ll get to plan tons of fun field trips like: water-parks, museums, boat-rides on Lake Minnetonka, movies, dance parties, and laser tag.
    Participate in messy and outrageous activities just for older kids.
    Join “Hideouts” that get out and explore the great things to do in our community.
    Have a blast in the R&R “Action Room” that includes: Xbox, PS2, Foosball, Bumper Pool, and more!
  • 5th and 6th Grade and R&R Works Program

    Special Activities for Middle School Youth during the school year:

    Rock’n Responsibilities - Get a job and help out
    Action Room Night - The R&R Action Room all to yourselves once a week
    Grab-bag Night - A night to plan activities, fun outings, and community outreach projects
    Movie Night - Your very own movie night to eat popcorn and watch a film with your friends
    Planning and running big events throughout the year - You get to make a Haunted House at the Halloween Party, and Holiday program for the parents.
    You also get to plan the fun on school release days and Holidays!

    R&R Works Program – youth going into 6th and 7th grade during the summer

    Become a “Student Worker” and earn some money this summer! Become a leader, not a follower. Build confidence, self-esteem and cooperation skills. Work part time– Play part time– AND HAVE FUN!!! Workers get their very own activities, overnights and time to chill on their own.
  • Summer Counselor In Training Program

    Kids Core has created an exciting program for youth ages thirteen and fourteen called the Counselor in Training (C.I.T.) program. It is a chance for your youth to try new things, explore interests and talents, increase their self esteem, achieve goals, and earn some money along the way. Your child will gain valuable work experience and skills while learning the importance of responsibility. Above all they will be having fun with the staff of Kids Core. We encourage your youth to come in and apply for a C.I.T. position. The C.I.T. will work a minimum of three hours a day along side our professional staff, learning the ropes of school age child care. They will assist in program activities, and help teachers with day to day jobs. Along with the obvious benefits to your youth, Kids Core may be provided with future top quality employees. We hope that the C.I.T. will compliment our program by assisting our full time staff.
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“What is wonderful about childhood is that everything in it is a wonder. It is not merely a world full of miracles; it is a miraculous world.
–G. K. Chesterton




Westonka School Age Kids Core is a non-profit organization Est. 1979