So Much More Than After School
At Travis Elementary, Kidventure strives to create an environment that provides all students, from Kindergarten to 5th grade, an amazing place to finish their day. Kidventure emphasizes the importance of academics, sportsmanship, respect for oneself, respect for others and respect for our community through fun, active, and engaging curriculum. Allowing students the ability to rotate throughout the day in smaller groups makes the Kidventure experience more personal and rewarding for the kids. You can find us studying, conducting science experiments, channeling our inner Picasso, playing games on the playground or even climbing on dinosaur bones!
|Kidventure After School||2:50 – 6:00 p.m.||2:50 – 6:00 p.m.||2:50 – 6:00 p.m.||2:50 – 6:00 p.m.||2:50 – 6:00 p.m.|
Please refer to the school’s calendar to determine any schedule disruptions. Kidventure After School will not take place on any holidays.
| We are working very closely with our schools to extend their policies into the after school day. The same Covid-19 protocols will be extended in the after school day for staff and students some of which include:
We have compiled all our guidelines and protocols and they relate to After School during COVID-19 in our Parent Handbook. Please refer to this important document and familiarize yourself with its content.
|Fall Semester Payment Plan (Aug – Dec)||$86.00 weekly||Payment Plan|
|Daily Rate Plan||$30.00/day||Billed at the end of the month|
*There is a one time $10.00 registration fee for each student per school year.
There is a 10% sibling discount that is automatically applied to all semester sessions. Prices listed are per child.
|Fall Semester Payment Plan||Payment Amount||Date Due|
|Registration Fee||$10.00||Upon registration|
|Payment #1||$86.00||August 18th|
|Payment #2||$86.00||August 25th|
|Payment #3||$86.00||September 1nd|
|Payment #4||$86.00||September 8th|
|Payment #5||$86.00||September 15th|
|Payment #6||$86.00||September 22rd|
|Payment #7||$86.00||September 29th|
|Payment #8||$86.00||October 6th|
|Payment #9||$86.00||October 13th|
|Payment #10||$86.00||October 20st|
|Payment #11||$86.00||October 27th|
|Payment #12||$86.00||November 3th|
|Payment #13||$86.00||November 10th|
|Payment #14||$86.00||November 24th|
|Payment #15||$86.00||December 1nd|
|Payment #16||$86.00||December 8th|
|Payment #17||$86.00||December 15th|
The balance for the Fall semester payment plan will be automatically charged on a weekly basis with the credit or debit card on file. Payments will be auto-billed on each Thursday of the prior week. Once a weekly payment has been processed it is non-refundable for any reason.
|Daily Rate||$30.00/ day**||Day(s) used will automatically be charged at the end of the month for all usage.|
Prorated rates are not available for Kidventure after school sessions.
Kidventure is dedicated to helping our families in need. If you are in need of financial aid, please contact our office at 713-960-8989.
Pick Up Procedures
You may pick up your child at any time during After School’s normal operating hours.
Where will my child be?
|Child’s Age and School||Pick Up Location|
|Travis EC – 5th Grade||Cafeteria|
What if I’m running late?
A $1 per minute late fee will be charged after 6:00 p.m., cash, check or Venmo, payable directly to the Kidventure staff members that have remained with your child. Kidventure staff will never leave a child unattended. Habitual lateness may result in an increase in the $1.00/min/child late fee payment or expulsion from the Kidventure After School Program.
Who can pick up my child?
Parents and legal guardians are authorized to pick up their child. Persons listed on your child’s registration form as additionally authorized will also be able to pick up your child. Please be prepared to show ID to Kidventure After School staff to ensure the safe release of your child.
If it is necessary for someone not listed on your registration form to pick up your child, please alert the Kidventure office in advance so they can be added to your list of authorized pick up persons. Kidventure After School staff will need to know the name of the person who will be picking up your child, and will need to see their ID at pick up.
Please refer to the Covid Handbook for our updated policy regarding site visitation.
Kidventure After School provides a snack and drink to every child every day. Snacks are purchased through Labatt Food Services and are peanut and peanut byproduct free.
Discipline and Conduct
We understand that children are tired after a long day of school, but the same courtesy and respect practiced throughout the day should remain consistent in the After School Program. Kidventure’s disciplinary action is a three strike system, which is age appropriate.
Strike 1: Warning, Explanation of Possible Consequence.Strike 2: Consequence.
- Time out of 1 minute per age, sentences, sit out of activity, etc.
- Explanation of parent call if rule broken again.
Strike 3: Call Home.
We work closely with the school and principal when handling discipline and conduct issues, in order to coordinate and universally enforce the same standards and expectations of all students.
If your child will be taking medications of any kind* during Kidventure, you must complete and submit an After School Medical Dosage Form. The form must be submitted to the Director on-site with the medication in its original container before medication can be dispensed. This includes over-the-counter medicines to be taken as needed, such as Tylenol or Benadryl.
All medications will be dispensed only by the Site Director per doctor instructions and your instructions.
*Kidventure does not administer shots. If your child needs medication or insulin injections during Kidventure After School, you or another authorized party must come to the school to administer them when needed. We will aid in checking blood levels with retractable needles.
In the event of severe weather or any other potentially threatening situation, Kidventure will make every effort to notify you immediately regarding your child(ren)’s safety. Please ensure all contact information you provide us with is correct and up-to-date. If cancellation of Kidventure After School due to these circumstances becomes necessary, we will announce any cancellations in conjunction with the school via email.
Sick Children at Kidventure
Please refer to the Covid Handbook for our updated policy regarding sick children at Kidventure.
All Kidventure staff members are First Aid and CPR certified and will follow appropriate protocol according to the Kidventure Emergency Operations Plan and their First Aid and CPR Certifications. Parents will be notified by phone immediately of major medical incidents. Minor injuries and incidents will be communicated to parents either by phone or upon pick up.
Calculators are allowed in the After School Program for purposes of completing homework. However, we strongly discourage the possession of personal gaming devices (Nintendo DS, PSP, etc.), cell phones, iPods and any similar electronic devices not used for educational purposes. All toys, trading cards, and other valuables should be left at home.
Texas Dept. of Family and Protective Services Certification
Kidventure’s After School program is licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) as a Before and After School Program. We adhere to the Minimum Standards set forth by DFPS, which outline all minimum standards that Before and After School programs must follow. We are also subject to random inspections throughout the year by DFPS. Parents are welcome to review the Minimum Standards for School Age and Before or After School Programs here. A copy is also available at all After School sites for parents to review. You may also view a copy of Kidventure After School’s most recent inspection report on-site.
Local Licensing Office
Texas Dept. of Family and Protective Services
9702 Bissonnet St. #2200W
Houston, TX 77036
Child Abuse Hotline: 800.252.5400