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Willamalane has partnered with Springfield Public Schools to create programs that mesh with school schedules. These programs put the focus on growth, socialization, and fun. Parents can feel good about the level of care on offer, too. Scholarships are available.

Register using the links below or call us at 541-736-4544.

Read the Parent Handbook here. This handbook covers Kids Club and Springfield Squirrels.


Scholarships and Assistance

Scholarships are available. We also work with DHS to accept Employment Related Day Care (ERDC) assistance.

  • Learn more about the Employment Related Day Care payment assistance program here.
  • Download the ERDC application here.
  • Use this form to register for Springfield Squirrels if you are receiving outside financial assistance.
  • If you are not able to edit the forms in your browser, please download the pdf and fill using a pdf reader.


Kids Club

Kids Club is an after-school program that meshes with Springfield Public Schools’ hybrid schedule. There are special programs available for students in grades K-3 and 4-5. Kids Club starts March 29 for Thurston Elementary, Douglas Gardens Elementary, and Yolanda Elementary. We are evaluating which sites we can open in the future, so please indicate your preferences on the Interest List. Program begins March 29. 30 spots per school site.

Three options for registration include: 

  • Full week for K-3: 
    Program runs 2:30-6 p.m., Monday–Friday (Wednesday hours are 7 a.m.-6 p.m.)
    Fees: $105 ID
  • Part-time Grades 4-5 Group A: 
    Program runs 2:30-6 p.m., Monday (after school), Wednesday (full day), Thursday (after school)
    Fees: $75 ID per week. 
  • Part-time Grades 4-5 Group B: 
    Program runs 2:30-6 p.m., Tuesday (after school), Wednesday (full day), Friday (after school)
    Fees: $75 ID per week. 
Interested in having Kids Club at a different location? Sign up for the Interest List and we'll let you know if your school site opens.

Let’s Play Wednesday 

This is a weekly care program provided on Wednesdays for children in grades K-5 for children who need care while they are not in school on Wednesdays. 

Program begins March 31. Register weekly. 
Program runs Wednesdays, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fee: $45 ID/$54 OD.
Located at Bob Keefer Center.
20 spots available. 
Register here.
 

Springfield Squirrels

This is ideal for elementary school students in grades K-5 currently learning online and students in grades 4-5 enrolled in hybrid learning. The three options for registration are outlined below. There is a one-time annual registration fee of $45.

Register here

Three options for registration include: 

  • Full week for K-5 learning online: 
    Program runs 7 a.m.– 6 p.m., Monday–Friday.
    Located at Bob Keefer Center.
    Fees: $170 ID/$204 OD per week. 
  • Part-time Grades 4-5 Group A: 
    Program runs 7 a.m.– 6 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
    Located at Bob Keefer Center.
    Fees: $135 ID
  • Part-time Grades 4-5 Group B:
    Program runs 7 a.m.– 6 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
    Located at Bob Keefer Center.
    Fees: $135 ID.

School-age Care FAQs

What safety modifications have you made?
Willamalane programs meet all Oregon Early Learning health and safety guidelines for operating child care programs. View the COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan here.

Do you have scholarships available?

Yes, we do!  Additionally, we work with DHS to accept Employment Related Day Care assistance.
  • Learn more about the Employment Related Day Care payment assistance program here.
  • Download the ERDC application here.
  • Use this form to register for Springfield Squirrels if you are receiving outside financial assistance.

Why are registration fees higher than last year?

The one-time registration fee of $45 covers basic school supplies and increased COVID-related costs. Once this fee is paid, it will apply to any school-age care programs for this school year.

How did you select these sites? Will more be opening?
Willamalane and Springfield Public Schools collaborated to identify the best locations for after-school care sites based on need, historical participation enrollment, and available space to host programs. Once these programs begin running, we will be able to better assess how and where to add programs in other schools. If you are interested in being added to a waitlist for another school, we will have one available once registration opens on March 3.

What is your refund policy?

No refunds, credits, or reallocation of funds will be given for missed days, extended absences or program cancellations. Program fees will not be prorated. To receive a refund or credit for withdrawing from a program, please see the following procedures.
  1. All requests for refunds or credits must be done at the Bob Keefer Center front desk or by contacting 541-736-4544.
  2. Request to withdraw from the program to receive 100% refund or credit must be done at least 14 calendar days prior to the start of the program.
  3. Request to withdraw from a program to receive 50% refund or credit must be done at least 5 calendar days prior to the program start date.
  4. Requests to withdraw from the program with less than 5 calendar days prior to the start of camp will not receive a refund or credit.

 

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