COVID-19 FALL PROGRAM INFORMATION
We are accepting registrations for both a full-day childcare program and our new Club Connection program. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the resources of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County have been stretched significantly, and we can no longer continue to provide the same level of subsidy for full-day programs that have been offered. Our average cost to provide a full-day childcare option is approximately $1,300/mo per child. Unless significant, ongoing funding through either traditional philanthropy or government subsidy occurs, we can not offer an affordable option to families. Currently, the full-day program option is being offered for $900/mo, and will be dependent on a minimum enrollment for volume.
Anticipating there are families not in need of full-day programs, but interested in some regular supports and interaction for their children, we are launching Club Connection. The program will operate from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Club members can enroll in one of four options: 1. Monday through Friday, with the intention to attend nearly every day; 2. Monday/Wednesday, attending twice weekly; 3. Tuesday/Thursday, attending twice weekly; 4. Friday Only.
Club Connection will include an afternoon snack, learning supports and tutoring, social-emotional learning activities, enrichment programs, and of course, fun. Club members will be placed into a cohort and remain with that cohort for the entirety of the program, for health and safety reasons. Participants are required to wear masks unless there is a documented medical exception. While this limits the free-choice developmental activities Boys & Girls Clubs are known and loved for, our staff has worked hard to recreate the fun Club experience our members and families have come to expect.
A daily health screening will occur, and entrance will be subject to fulfilling that screening and a temperature check on arrival. For families who may have children they are comfortable walking to the Club on their own, we are working on an app-based system for parents to complete the health screening in advance for admission to the program each day.
TEEN HOURS: Our current focus remains on providing younger members with enhanced services to assist working families. However, there are plans to operate bi-weekly Teen Nights beginning as early as September 18th, from 6:00-10:00 pm. Teen members are those attending middle school or high school.
WHO CAN ATTEND THE CLUB? Any youth ages 6 (or completed Kindergarten) to 18. Buses are available from select schools during normal operations. No transportation is currently available.
MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION: Beginning with the 2020-21 School year, all membership registration and interaction regarding the payment of dues and fees will be conducted through the new MyClubHub system, which launched on August 17, 2020.
CLUB HOURS: 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Club Director: Christina Trader
Program Director: Monica Samuel
Teen Center Coordinator: Patrick Dougher
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 947, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Contact: (360) 419-3723 x41