|Frequently Asked Questions|
Kids’ Choice Leadership
The Kids’ Choice program operates under the leadership of the TriDistrict Community Education Director and the Program Coordinator.
Each site is staffed by professionals. The staff members have a special combination of experience and professional expertise which enables them to provide a caring, safe and stimulating environment.
Lincoln Center Staff
Staff: Dwain Site Lead
Sandy, Cindy, Tom, Ashley, Lisa, and Nurse Juli
Kaposia Education Center Staff
Staff: Amy Site Lead
Candy, Molly, Weeza, Teranic David and Nurse Juli
What are the Kids’ Choice program dates and hours of operations?
Wednesday, June 15-Friday, August 26
Hours of Operations
Where do I drop off and pick up my child?
Please park in a designated parking area: you may be towed from an undesignated parking areas. It is also important to not leave children in the car and that your car is shut off before entering the building. Adults and adults only are required to use their code to enter the building.
Kaposia: Room 207
Enter door #2
Lincoln Center: Lower level of the Art Wing
Enter Door #4 (Follow the signs)
When, where and how do I pay Kids’ Choice tuition?
Kids’ Choice tuition statements are emailed to you monthly. Tuition fees cover a one-month period and are due in advance of the childcare service.
Payments are due to the Kids’ Choice office on the 15th of the month. Late payments will be assessed a $10 fee. Failure to make payments on time is subject to termination from the program. For more information, refer to pages 9-11 in your Kids’ Choice Family Handbook.
What and where is the family area?
The family area is designed to keep Kids’ Choice families informed. They are located in the main area of our sites as close to the entrance as possible.
These areas include the IPad to sign in/out, site activity calendars, a daily schedule, snack information, site business cards and Kids’ Choice staff photos. Family Handbooks can also be found in the family area or by going to the Kids’ Choice web site.
You must sign your child in and out each day
This is important for the safety of each child. If another adult or guardian is picking your child up, inform the staff on site by phone or a note. Staff members are instructed to ID anyone they do not recognize who comes to pick up a child.
What happens if there is a site emergency or weather-related closing?
When we think of emergency closing, we tend to associate them with the winter months and the winter weather conditions, but there are situations that can arise at any time of the year and we need to be prepared. Please refer to pages 15-16 of your Kids’ Choice Family Handbook for program procedures.
What happens if my child becomes ill, needs medication or has an accident while at Kids’ Choice?
If a child becomes ill or injured at Kids’ Choice, staff will notify the parent(s)/guardian(s). Please remember to keep contact information current at Kids’ Choice. Refer to page 14 in the Kids’ Choice Handbook for further information about these policies and procedures.
How do I report an absence?
If your child will be absent, please inform the staff with a note or phone call to the main site phone number.
Lincoln Center: 651-457-9478
How are breakfast, lunch and snack done at Kids’ Choice?
Kids' Choice will participate in the school districts Summer Feeding program. This opportunity will provide the youth in our program a free breakfast and lunch M-Th June 15-August 11.
Breakfast is served from 8-8:30 a.m.
Kids' Choice will provide breakfast free of charge on all Fridays, the week of July 5-8 and from August 12-August 26.
Lunch is served from 11-11:30 a.m.
Families will need to provide a lunch the week of July 5-8, on all Fridays and from August 12-26.
We may or may not have access to a microwave or freezer, so pack your lunches accordingly.
In the afternoon, Kids’ Choice provides a nutritious snack with milk free of charge.
Can my child bring items from home to Kids’ Choice?
The site is fully equipped with art supplies, outdoor equipment, manipulative and games for the children to enjoy. The program STRONGLY suggests leaving items at home. If you decide to allow your child to bring an item from home, please follow the guidelines and policies on page 6 of the Kids’ Choice Family Handbook
What should my child wear?
Please dress your child appropriately according to the weather. Your child will have a choice to spend time outdoors each day. The children will need a pair of sneakers for the gym, outdoor activities and fieldtrips.
Can I volunteer at Kids’ Choice?
Family members are welcome to volunteer in the program. Volunteers need to be 18 years of age or older. Contact the staff to inform them if you are interested in volunteering.
What is the programs policy on Personal Electronic Devices?
The program follows the districts belief and policies related to the use of Personal Electronic Devices that states it is a privilege and can be an acceptable communication and educational tool that requires responsible use by all students. The program STRONGLY discourages youth from bringing their devices to the program. Youth will have the opportunity to visit the computer labs on a consistent basis. For more information, refer to page 6 in your Kids’ Choice Family Handbook.
How will I be informed of the activities in which my child is participating?
Each site has an Activities Calendar posted in the family area. This helps keep you informed about your child’s day at Kids’ Choice. Each day your child has the opportunity to take part in many group and individual experiences which encourage physical, intellectual and social development with a minimum of formal structure in a well-supervised and comfortable environment.
We travel off site during the summer program. If your child is on site the day of the trip, he or she is required to participate in the field-trip. Field-trip information will be posted on site and is available on the program webpage.