KIDS Childcare

DeWitt Public Schools offers licensed before-school and after-school childcare to students in the district for ages 3 years (and enrolled in LPPS) to 5th grade. The program, organized by DeWitt Community Education, provides quality childcare by licensed staff. Enrollment is open throughout the school year, space permitting, and is currently working from a wait list. Our State of Michigan Licensed program will keep your child learning and having fun at the same time!

From the Office of Michelle Wilcox

Community Education Director- FECC Administrator

DeWitt Public Schools

11/24/2020

Dear KIDS Families,

I am saddened that I must once again notify you of an extended KIDS closure. The KIDS Program will be closed until at least January 11th, 2021. This decision was made with student, parent, and staff safety as the first priority. After meeting with Dr. Deiter and Mr. Spagnuolo, as well as talking with area centers, I have determined the current number of Covid cases, and community spread, are too high to be able to keep our program open. I know I have said this before but it holds true to this day - we have a limited supply of staff and in anticipation of more cases and spread I need to do everything possible to protect them. Once they are out sick I have no one to replace them, unfortunately.

Going forward, I will continue to monitor the Covid metrics and will make decisions based on them, in part, as well as current information from the Mid-Michigan Health Department, conversing with other area centers, and conversations with Dr. Deiter.

I understand the need for child care is real and ever present, and that the need for consistent care is key. Some families may need to consider other options at this time, but please know we will be here in the future and we will get through this together. The KIDS Program is a large, extended family and we take care of each other.

In an effort to ease some of the cost burden associated with care during this pandemic, I have applied for several grants which have been awarded. I am excited to let you know that if your student attended KIDS in July you will receive up to a $155.25 credit, in August up to a $144.90 credit, and in September a $200 credit per child. These monies will be credited to your KIDS account.

There is no place any of us would rather be than in the classroom with your children, we love what we do and this is what makes our program special. It’s not just a job to any of us here at FECC. If, at any time, we can safely come back sooner than expected, please be confident in the fact that I will do everything I can to open the program at that time.

Thank you and stay safe,

Michelle



New childcare fees effective August 24th, 2020

School Age

$18.50 AM and PM care-entire month commitment and payment required$21.50 CLT and 1/2 days$35.25 full days

Pre-k

$28.50 wraparound (LPPS days)$35.25 Full day care (no LPPS days)

Registration for students is currently closed.


The K.I.D.S. office is located at Fuerstenau Early Childhood Center

517-668-3460 or commed@dewittschools.net

KIDS Program Staff

Devin Sleeseman

PreK-Y5 KIDS Program Director 517-668-3481sleesemadev@dewittschools.net

Alexis Wilhelm

K-1st grade KIDS Program Director 517-668-3467wilhelmale@dewittschools.net

Katie Bengel

2-3rd grade KIDS Program Supervisor517-668-3477 bengelkat@dewittschools.net

Laura Heinritz

4-5th grade KIDS Program Supervisor 517-668-3479heinritzl@dewittschools.net

Michelle Wilcox

DeWitt Community Education Director517-668-3460 wilcoxm@dewittschools.net

Parent Information

Complete an enrollment packet to register your child for the KIDS Program. Submit the completed forms and $50 registration fee/family to the community education office located at FECC. Please be sure to print off, and read, our Parent Handbook. The Parent handbook explains all policies, as well as dates the program is closed throughout the school year.

DeWitt KIDS program can NOT accept faxed payments. It is for your own privacy that we can not do this. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Please log in to Activenet to view and print tax statements. If you do not remember your login or password, please call us at 668-3460.

Payment Forms

K.I.D.S. monthly attendance/payment schedules are available at the K.I.D.S. program sites and Community Education office. All schedules are due by the 20th of the month or before if the date falls on a weekend, and must be turned in at the designated age program classroom.

Please make checks payable to DeWitt Community Education. As of August 1, 2014, we will not accept faxed or emailed calendars. Please write complete credit card number on form or if card is on file, please write on file and the last 4 digits of the card please as well as the CVV code.

Early Release Days

Please indicate on your child's KIDS calendar what your child's lunch choice will be for the early release days. The options are a packed lunch from home or school lunch choice of Grab & Go. There is a spot of the calendar to circle your choice.