Before & After Care - Kids Connection

Kindergarten - 8th grade

Monday-Friday 6:30 AM-8:00 AM and 3:05 PM-6:00PM

Holy Trinity students enrolled in Kindergarten-8th grade are able to participate in Kids Connection. Our program is here for the convenience of families who need childcare before and after school. For those students in Preschool or DK, please see Wrap Around Care information below. 

Before School
Kids Connection opens at 6:30 am each morning in the school gym. Breakfast is served at 7:45 am by school cafeteria staff and is paid for from your lunch account. KC staff will dismiss children to go to class at 8:00 am. Children are not allowed in the school unsupervised until 7:55 am. If you arrive to school before that time, children will be sent to Kids Connection.

After School
Hours are 3:05-6:00 pm.  Children are split into groups each afternoon. The groups are: Preschool/Kindergarten, 1-2nd grade, and 3rd grade and up. Children enter into the Social Room (cafeteria) after school and have a Kids Connection provided snack. We then break into our groups and rotate activities in the building. We use the gym, library, social room, the playground, and 7th grade rooms. The groups have a game/activity cart that goes with them to each room. The older group of children has approximately 30 minutes of homework time each afternoon. The younger groups always have 2-3 staff and the older group of students typically has one staff with them.

In-service Days/School Breaks
Kids Connection is available on early out in-service days as well as full day in-service days. For a complete list of in-service days and school breaks, please refer to the school calendar. There are 2-3 days during the school year when KC is closed for professional development. These dates can also be found on the calendar, but always fall on the Friday before the Craft Boutique and the Friday before the Gala Auction. Sign up for care on in-service days is requested in advance. You will have notice of these days prior to when sign up is expected. We love to go on field trips when we have full days off of school. We take a bus and typical trips include movies, bowling, roller skating, parks, swimming, and other fun places!

A variety of schedules are available to meet the needs of our families, including full-time (before after school, Monday-Friday) or part-time (2-4 days a week), mornings only, afternoons only, or on drop-in basis. For more complete information, the Kids Connection handbook can be found in the back of the Student/Parent Handbook.

2016-2017 Kids Connection Registration form

Kids Connection Monthly Fees for the 2016-2017 school year.

2017-2018 Kids Connection Fees

 

Kids Connection Wrap-Around Child Care

Preschool 3’s • Preschool 4's • DK

Holy Trinity is very proud to offer child care to families in our 3-year-old preschool, 4-year-old preschool and Developmental Kindergarten programs.  This is a great opportunity for our families who want their children to attend Holy Trinity, but also need childcare.   

Kids Connection Wrap-Around Child Care is available on the days your child attends class. Child care is not available on the days your child is not in class (Preschool 3's only). Space is limited to 15 students and will be granted based on the child care policy. If your child is placed on a waiting list, you will be notified as soon as an opening becomes available.
 
 
Staff
We will follow the NAEYC staff/child ratio of 1:8 (one staff per 8 students) for the 3-year-old program and 1:12 for the 4-year-old program. Any amount of children over the ratio will have 2 staff present in the room. A full time teacher certified in Early Childhood, as well as an associate, will lead the program. There will be a transition to afternoon staff each day at 3:15 PM.
 

Daily Schedule

We are excited to offer child care for students in both morning and afternoon preschool or DK.  To learn more about their daily schedules, please click on the links below. 

Preschool 3's and Morning Preschool 4's

Afternoon Preschool 4's and Developmental Kindergarten

Toileting

Children must be fully toilet trained. As most children this age are newly toilet trained, we do expect accidents and therefore ask that an extra change of clothes is left at school for such times. The restroom the children will use is located next to the classroom. Children will be supervised when they leave the room to use the restroom. 

In-service days

If an in-service day falls on your scheduled day for preschool/childcare, care will still be available, however, additional fees may apply.  Advanced sign up is required for in-service days.

Communication

As staff, we are here to care for your child. In order to do this to the best of our ability, it is very important to have an open line of communication between staff and parents. Staff will communicate with parents face to face, via email, phone, bulletin boards and more!

2016-2017 Wrap-Around Child Care registration form

 

Payments/Fees

Kids Connection billing is done through FACTS Online Billing System. Payments are due monthly. 
Payments options include:
  • On-line FACTS account
  • Monthly automatic withdrawal (ACH)
  • Directly to Kids Connection Director
Failure to make on time payments will result in a $15 late fee per month and your child may not be allowed to attend Kids Connection until your balance is paid in full.
 

Summer Kids Connection

Spend your summer with your Holy Trinity friends at Kids Connection! Kids Connection is available for Holy Trinity Students entering Kindergarten in the fall. There will be a younger group of children (those entering K and 1st grades) and an older group of children (those entering 2nd-6th grades). Summer hours are Monday-Friday, 7:00 AM-6:00 PM. 

Please click here for more information about Summer Kids Connection.

Jenith Burry, Kids Connection Director
515.255.3162 ext 2203
jburry@htschool.org