Kids Club

About Kids Club

Kids Club is an ideal after school program for children of active and working parents. Kids Club is a state licensed program designed for children age 3 through 5th grade. Participating children can ride the “Y Bus” directly from their Darien Elementary school to the Kids Club Program held at the Holly Pond School on the YMCA campus. All children can stay as late as 6:30 PM. There they are met by the Kids Club staff who create a supportive environment for after-school fun.

Our goals are to promote self-confidence and social growth through daily projects and team activities and to encourage responsibility among children, for example, in carefully completing their homework.

Children of similar ages are placed in groups.   Depending on the age of the children in the group, typical activities include homework time, indoor/outdoor games, snack, arts and crafts, swimming, cooking and special events. Whether in the pool or the classroom, Kids Club incorporates the national YMCA’s values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.

Kids Club follows the Darien Public School calendar. The program operates during early dismissal time and conference days. We welcome children of all abilities. For further info, contact Suzanne Richards, Director of Youth Development and Special Needs Programs at 655-8228 ext. 1331.

Kids Club Fees and Registration

School Year 2019 – 2020

Monthly fee September through May (No payments for June if you sign up for the entire year)

5 Days 4 Days3 Days2 Days1 Day

Fees are based on 180 days and are equally divided across 9 months. Children enrolling in June only will pay a pro-rated fee. Fees are not adjusted for months that have vacation days.

Registration Procedure

Registration for the 2019 – 2020 school year begins Monday, May 20th.  Registration forms must be completed at time of registration. Updated medical forms must be turned in prior to the first day of school. All monthly fees are due on the 20th of every month for the following month and are done through our Automatic Credit Card Process. The Credit Card Authorization Form must be filled out at the time of registration.

1st payment will be processed on August 20th for September’s tuition.

Participants must be members of the Darien YMCA to participate in this program.


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