Kids Club

Who We Are

Bellingham Athletic Club childcare offers a 2 hour stay in the Kids Club. While members are using the BAC facility we provide care for children 6 weeks to 10 years old.

Each Kids Club staff member has been chosen very carefully. All have experience or education working with young children. Washington State Patrol background checks are required for all staff and references are carefully checked. All Kids Club personnel are CPR certified.

Philosophy

The BAC Kids Club is based on a concern for the developmental needs of each child. We are committed to nurturing individual growth of the whole child – physical, social, emotional, and intellectual. Every effort is made to keep parents informed about what happens at Kids Club concerning their child and we appreciate receiving information about the child’s activities and progress while at home. The stronger the communication between home and center, the better experience for both the child and the parent.

We also encourage all parents to look into some of our other kids programs. It is our priority to provide the widest range of activities for all age levels.

Check In

Upon arrival, sign your child in; enter the time and where you will be at the club. If you would like your child to participate in a program ($2-5 per program hour will be charged to your account at the end to the month) please check the program box. If your child is included on your membership please check the member box. The same person who dropped them off, unless indicated otherwise, must pick up children.

Parents must remain on the premises unless their child is participating in a structured program. If an emergency should occur we need to be able to locate you. Kids Club is intended and equipped for short-term care only, with a maximum length stay limited to two hours.

Leaving Your Child

If your child experiences separation anxiety, we recommend you first come in for a short afternoon session to become acquainted with the staff and the new environment.

We know it is difficult parting from your child when he is experiencing separation anxiety. If you maintain a positive attitude and give your child a quick hug and a kiss, it projects to the child a good sense of security. Staying when your child starts to fuss or leaving several times and then returning only makes the parting more difficult and confusing for your child and reinforces that behavior. We will let you know if your child continues to cry.

Reservations

To properly staff at the Kids Club, reservations for children under the age of two are required. Infant hours are limited so be sure to call prior to arriving at the club. You may make reservations a week in advance.

Drop ins and last minute or those who don’t show upreservations will be charged an hourly fee of $5 per child.

Diapers

Please label diaper bags with the child’s name or we will do so for you. Provide diapers and wipes for your child. Due to the short period of time children are in Kids Club, we will only change poopie diapers. Please change your child prior to arriving at Kids Club. Be sure to let us know if your child is potty training or has any special needs. We will do our best to help out.

Health & Safety

Absolutely no sick children will be accepted for the protection of other children and the staff. Children will not be permitted if any of the following symptoms are present: Deep thick cough, coughing or sneezing along with green or yellow nose discharge, sore throat, red runny eyes (possibly Conjunctivitis), Diarrhea, unhealed Chickenpox lesions, undiagnosed rash or Lice. If your child has been sent home or stays home from school due to illness, they cannot be accepted into Kids Club. If your child becomes ill while in our care, you will be contacted and expected to pick up the child as soon as possible.

Rates

Hourly rates for children age 6 weeks to 10 years of age is $5. Your child may be added to your membership for $25 per month. This allows your child to stay in Kids Club for up to two hours an unlimited amount of days during the month for no additional charge.  Or you may purchase a Kid Pass, good for any 5 visits within the year, and purchase more Kid Passes as needed. Most structured Kids Club programs for children under the age of ten years old are $2-5 per hour. Please remember that there is a two hour stay limit in our Kids Club, if your child is not picked up with in two hours you will be charged a late fee of $3 every 15 minutes.