KidsCare is a division of Boys & Girls Clubs of Elkhart County that provides safe, convenient, affordable before and after-school programs and activities in school-based environments for children in Kindergarten through 6th grade (ages 5-12). Our quality programs are designed to enrich and entertain while developing your child’s self-esteem, confidence and concern for others. KidsCare sites are located in most Elkhart County Elementary Schools and are designed to meet the needs of students and active families.

KidsCare programs focus on six key areas to provide an array of enrichment activities including Homework Help and Reading, Health and Fitness, Science and Nature, Arts and Crafts, Free Time, and Character and Leadership Development.

All KidsCare sites provide your child with a nutritious after-school snack at no additional cost.

KidsCare programs are conveniently located at your child’s school or at a Hub School with busing provided to and from your child’s school.

Before School

KidsCare before-school programs open at 5:30 a.m. each school day and attendees are dismissed when school begins. Morning activities include quiet table games, puzzles, and free time, as well as optional homework help and reading. Students attending the morning program have the option to participate in the school’s breakfast program. (Parents make school breakfast payments directly to the school.)

After School

After-school programs begin when school is dismissed and close at 5:30 p.m. A variety of activities are planned each afternoon, including homework help, reading, recreational activities and a chance for students to relax and spend time with friends.

Late-Start and 2-Hour Delay Days

We know that late-start and 2-hour delays can complicate your schedule, which is why we offer additional à la carte programming options. Maybe you have no problem dropping your child off at school by 8am, but trying to fit a 10am drop off in once a week conflicts with your work schedule. We’ve got you covered with our late-start and 2-hour delay options. Instead of paying for a whole week of before-school programming that you don’t use, you can enroll your child for just the day you need and pay only $15. Not sure what you need? Contact us!

Safety, Convenience, and Affordability

We know when your child is scheduled to be in our care and we make sure they are where they are supposed to be.

We are conveniently located in multiple schools within Elkhart County with several hub locations that service multiple school sites. Check out all of our locations.

​Our low $30 registration fee and tuition as low as $60 per week per child make us one of the most affordable care options in the area. Limited scholarships are available.

KidsCare Programming

Enriching and Entertaining Activities from Six Key Program Areas