Kidstop School-age Child Care
Climb aboard and get ready for our next stop - Kidstop!
Kidstop is a before- and after-school child care program offered by Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County.
Our programs intertwine education, guidance, and fun.
Staff are trained and certified in CPR and First Aid.
Our child to staff ratio is 15:1.
Kidstop is a pre-paid, pre-scheduled program where a parent/guardian signs in their child in the morning and out each afternoon.
Participants must be members of Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County.
A fun child-care alternative, Kidstop offers a wide variety of programs including (but not limited to):
learning and educational activities, environmental education
health & fitness, team sports, and gym activities
fun & cooperative games both indoors & out
arts & crafts
special events, guest speakers
community service projects
Before school from 6:30 a.m. until school starts, and after school until 6:30 p.m.
Assistance with Kidstop fees is available based on need. Please print the form below to apply, following the instructions carefully.
No School Days - KidZone!
Forms Available for Download
The following forms are used to register participants in our Kidstop program.
A Boys & Girls Club membership ($35 per year maximum) is required for participation in Kidstop.
Please feel free to print and complete the forms prior to registration.
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Valparaiso, Union Township, and Portage Kidstop Sites:
Discovery Charter School Site - Chesterton:
You might also want to print out a Parent Handbook, which contains all critical information about Kidstop.
Click here to read the Boys & Girls Clubs Severe Weather Policy.
For more information about Kidstop, please contact us or call 464-7282, and ask for one of our Kidstop administrative staff:
Mary Loveless (Kidstop Unit Director) ext. 229
Kris Suthers (Kidstop Admin. Asst.) ext. 241
Maggie Israeli (Kidstop Office Asst.) ext. 228