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Childcare is tricky right now, but we can make it a little easier. At Willamalane's all-day school-age care, kids focus on online learning and having fun with friends! And, parents can feel good about the level of care and affordability on offer. Scholarships are available.


Registration information

Families must register for care by the registration date associated with each week it is available. There is a one-time registration fee of $45 for all childcare programs except Let's Play Wednesday. This fee 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. We're here to help with registration costs. We have scholarships available, and we work with DHS to accept Employment Related Day Care (ERDC) assistance.

  • Kids Club and Spring Break Camp registration opens March 3.
  • 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 after-school programs will return in a limited capacity after spring break! Programs will be offered in three selected elementary schools: Thurston, Douglas Gardens, and Yolanda. These locations were collaboratively identified by Willamalane and Springfield Public Schools based on need, historical participation enrollment, and available space to host programs.  Read the Parent Handbook here.

Program begins March 29. Register weekly. Drop-in and daily registration is unavailable.
Program runs 2:30-6 p.m., Monday-Friday (Wednesday hours are 7 a.m.-6 p.m.)
Fee: $105 ID per week.
20 spots per school site. 
Registration begins March 3.  


Let’s Play Wednesday 

This is a weekly care program provided on Wednesdays for children in grades K-3 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. 
Registration begins March 3. 
 

Springfield Squirrels

This is ideal for all elementary school students in grades K-5 currently learning online. Read the Parent Handbook here.

Program runs 7 a.m.– 6 p.m., Monday–Friday.
Located at Bob Keefer Center.
Fee: $170 ID/$204 OD per week. $45 one-time registration fee.

Register here


Contact info
Springfield Squirrels Group 1:

  • 541-913-1976
  • centennial@willamalane.org
  • Chinook South, 250 S. 32nd St., Springfield OR 97478

Springfield Squirrels Group 2:

  • 541-954-9188
  • maple@willamalane.org
  • Two50 Youth Center, 250 S. 32nd St. Springfield OR 97478


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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