Kids Korner sites open

Published 9:52 am Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Kids Korner is a quality preschool and school age child care program whose goal is to provide a safe place for children before and after school, on specified non-school days and during the summer. They provide an environment that encourages adventure, creativity, healthy self-concepts, respect for others, responsible behavior and a positive attitude.

Kids Korner sites include:

Community Learning Center — Provides care for children ages 3-5 enrolled in ECFE and ECSE Preschool programs. The CLC site is open from 6:30 6 p.m.

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Austin Public Elementary Schools (Banfield, Neveln, Southgate, Sumner and Woodson) — These sites provide quality before- and after-school care for Austin Public School children kindergarten through fifth grade. The Woodson site is open from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. and 1:50 to 6 p.m. Other elementary sites are open from 6:30 to 8:10 a.m. and 2:40 to 6 p.m.

Children ages 3 years old through 5th grade may be enrolled providing space is available at the age appropriate site. A two-business-day wait period is required for all families to allow for processing of paperwork and appropriate staffing.

Registration forms can be obtained by calling the Kids Korner main office at 460-1706 or online at

A non-refundable registration fee of $35 per child or $70 maximum per family is required at registration. Registration fee covers 09 10 school year and summer of 2010.

Regular enrollment is for children who use the program on a regular basis. There is a $10 minimum weekly charge per child and a $3 per hour per child is charged after reaching the $10 weekly minimum.

Backup or emergency child care is $25 per child per half day (less than six hours) and $50 per child per day (for six hours or more).

For more information, call Teri Wermager at 460-1706.