Kids Club & Early Start

Willamalane offers before- and after-school programs at selected elementary schools throughout Springfield Public Schools. Every day kids can get help with homework, play group sports and games, and do art and STEM activities in a safe, nurturing environment. Additional care is also available on No-School Days. Scholarships are available for all programs.

Registration for the 2022-23 school year opens mid-summer. Please check back for dates and more details. 

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Kids Club

Grades K-5. Kids Club is after-school care held in many Springfield elementary schools. Run by Willamalane, it’s a fun, safe place for kids to enjoy games, sports, arts and crafts, and try STEM activities. Kids Club is offered every day school is in session and has extended hours on early release days. See the calendar.
There is a one-time $35 registration fee for all participants in the 2021-22 school year.
Due to a staffing shortage, Willamalane will only offer Kids Club programs at select sites.

  • Locations: Centennial, Douglas Gardens, Mt. Vernon, Page, Ridgeview, Thurston, and Yolanda elementary schools.
  • Hours: Monday-Friday, 2:45-6 p.m. Early Release Hours: 12:30-6 p.m.
  • Monthly enrollment: $200 per month ($150 for the month of December). The fee includes care on all early-release days. Monthly enrollment guarantees your spot in the program for the month. If needed, you may register for our scheduled payment program. Register here
  • Daily enrollment: $15 per day. Daily enrollment options depend upon space availability at each site. Same-day care is not available at this time; please register for care by 5 p.m. the night before. Register here
  • Scholarships are available

Early Start

Grades K-5. Kids enjoy supervised activities such as reading, board games, and coloring before school starts. Students are dismissed to enjoy school breakfast at approximately 8:15 a.m., depending on the school schedule. School breakfast is included in the fee when participants arrive by Early Start breakfast time. Monthly fees will not be prorated, and part-time rates are not available. Programs will be offered during the 2021-22 school year, as long as staffing resources are available and enrollment minimums are met. See the calendar.

  • Locations: Ridgeview, Thurston, and Yolanda elementary schools.
  • Hours: Monday-Friday, 7-8:15 a.m.
  • Enrollment fees: $70/month or $45/month for students registered for free/reduced meals
  • Register here
  • Scholarships are available
Want Early Start at your school? Sign up for our online interest list. If there is sufficient interest at other schools, additional sites may open.

No-school Days

Send your kid on an adventure when schools are not in session! No-school days are offered at three Springfield Public Schools locations. There are no more No-school Days for the 2021-22 school year; stay tuned for fall dates.
See the SPS calendar.

  • Locations: Centennial, Mt. Vernon, and Thurston elementary schools
  • Daily fee: $45 in-district, $54 out-of-district


Looking for childcare during school breaks? Check the camps page.

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