Omaha Public Schools Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Kids Club?

Kids Club provides OPS families with quality before and after school childcare, so their children are in a safe, fun, inclusive space to start and end their day.

Is there Kids Club at my school ?

Kids Club is held in the following Omaha Public Schools (OPS) elementary buildings and administered by the Omaha Public Schools Foundation (OPSF):  Adams, Ashland Park-Robbins, Bancroft*,  Beals, Belle Ryan, Boyd, Castelar*, Catlin, Chandler View, Columbian, Crestridge, Dodge, Dundee, Edison, Fontenelle*, Fullerton, Gateway, Harrison, Indian Hill*, Jackson*, Jefferson, Joslyn, Masters, Oak Valley, Pawnee, Picotte, Pine*, Pinewood, Prairie Wind, Rose Hill, Saddlebrook, Spring Lake*, Springville, Standing Bear, Sunny Slope, Washington and Western Hills.

*Represents scholarship sites and does not accept Title XX.

 What age does my child need to be to attend Kids Club?

Children 5 years old and attending kindergarten through 13 years old attending sixth grade. Children may only attend Kids Club at the school they currently attend.

What are the requirements for enrollment?

Parents must fully complete the registration form online at and pay the $30 registration fee. Accounts must be at a $0.00 balance from previous years to be able to register.

What are the hours of Kids Club?

6:30 A.M. – 8:50 A.M. and 4:05 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

*Bancroft, Castelar, Indian Hill, Pine, and Jackson operate 6:30 A.M. – 8:50 A.M only.

What is the cost of the program?

Kids Club rates are a pre-paid flat weekly fee. Whether your child attends one or five days, the program’s cost will be the weekly rate scheduled.

AM/PM                $90.00
AM ONLY             $60.00
PM ONLY             $50.00

Do I have to pay for the days/weeks that my child does not attend the program?

Yes. The weekly tuition rate guarantees your spot Kids Club. We DO prorate weekly fees based on the OPS school calendar only.

What happens if I cannot pay for Kids Club?

We understand that financial changes do happen, and we work with all families to make sure Kids Club is available. If your account is 2 weeks past due with no payment or no communication, any child(ren) enrolled will not be allowed to attend until balance is paid in full. Please reach out to our billing office at 402-502-3032 if you have any questions or concerns.

Does Kids Club accept Title XX subsidy?

Yes! At qualifying sites, Kids Club accepts eligible children who qualify for subsidy. Parents are responsible for enrolling through DHHS and getting their authorization form to the Omaha Public Schools Foundation office.

Am I able to cancel registration at any time?

Yes. Please relay all changes to registration to the Omaha Public Schools Foundation office at 402-502-3032.

Does Kids Club follow the OPS handbook?

No. Due to Kids Club being a DHHS licensed facility, Kids Club has its own policies and procedures they must follow. Parent Handbook can be found at to see all the important information.

Does my child’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP) apply to Kids Club?

No. Please note that Individualized Education Plans are written for an educational setting. We believe you are the expert on your child; we encourage families to share ways to help your child(ren) find success in our care.

*Kids Club cannot provide one-on-one supervision during operating hours.

Do I pay rates during OPS school recess days (i.e., Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring)?

No. During Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring recess parents DO NOT pay for the program.

Do you offer care on OPS non-school days, OPS sanctioned snow days, and/or OPS early dismissal?

No. We do not provide Kids Club on days when OPS is not in session and/or cancels school. If a snow day occurs, two (2) snow days have been built into the billing cycle. Families will receive a snow day discount at two designated times throughout the year that may not align with the snow days sanctioned by OPS.  If there are more than 2 snow days within the school year, any days after the 2 accounted will not be applied to accounts.

* Built in snow days will not apply to Scholarship Sites, Title XX, and Parent Pay Pre-k.

Can my child(ren) enter Kids Club by him or herself?

For safety a parent/guardian must accompany their child in and/or out of the program, regardless of the child’s age.  Kids Club is responsible for children when they enter the Kids Club area in the afternoon. Parents/guardians are urged to instruct their children to go directly to Kids Club after school is dismissed. Only persons authorized to pick up the child may do so. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO DISCONTINUE SERVICE IF PARENTS/GUARDIANS DO NOT COMPLY. Please keep all information current with the OPSF office as information is not shared between OPS and OPSF.

Do you charge if I am late to pick up my child(ren)?

Yes! All children must be picked up by 6:00 p.m. sharp, according to the Kids Club clock. Parents/guardians will be billed for late pick-up at a rate of $15.00 every 15 minutes starting at 6pm, or fraction thereof, per child. Late fees are due upon receipt.  NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE, INCLUDING INCLEMENT WEATHER, TRAFFIC, AND WORK SCHEDULE. Three late pick-ups will automatically result in termination of the program. The emergency contact person listed in the authorized pickups will be called to pick up the child if the parent/guardian cannot be reached. If the child is not picked up within ½ hour by the parent or authorized adult, the police department will be called.

Do you provide a snack during the PM sessions?

Yes! We provide snack and a drink in our PM sessions only. All students can decide if they want a snack that day or not.

Does Kids Club have a designated spot for medication?

Yes! If your child would need medication during the time that he or she is in Kids Club our sites have a lock box for any medication to be placed. If you provide your child’s school with medication that they may need (Ie: epi-pen, inhaler, glucose) our staff do not have access to the school health office during before and after care.

Does my child’s registration from previous years roll into the next?

No. You must re-register your child(ren) every year to be eligible for the program.

How do I know if my child is in the program at the start of the school year?

Once a site is at max capacity all new registrations will be moved to a waitlist and no registration fee is to be paid at that time. If you have questions about your registration, please call the OPSF office at 402-502-3032.