Research and evaluation studies confirm that children and youth who participate in afterschool programs can reap a host of benefits in a number of interrelated outcome areas—academic, social/emotional, prevention, and health and wellness.
The All Star Kids Program is a self-supporting program offered in each Bennington elementary school building and the middle school. All Star Kids provides quality, reliable child care with the convenience of an in-school location at a competitive child care price.
All Star Kids provides each child a fun, safe and familiar environment, while offering new opportunities for learning, social development and recreation. The program offers flexible schedule options at an affordable price. Year round programs operate during regular school days, non-school days and during summer break.
Please contact the All Star Kids Program Director, Lance Sindelar at 402-672-4810 or firstname.lastname@example.org to receive further information regarding how to register your child for the All Star Kids School Year and Summer Programs.
School Days: @ your child’s school
6:30am-8:10am & 3:00pm-6:00pm
2018 Summer Program: Pine Creek Site Location
Pine Creek Elementary Site
Kim Richmond, Site Director
Becca Raven, Assistant Site Director
7801 N HWS Cleveland Blvd
Bennington, NE 68007
402-670-4799 Site Phone
Bennington Elementary Site
Cheyenne Herrera, Site Director
Kaitlyne Pollack, Assistant Site Director
11620 N 156th St
Bennington, NE 68007
402-670-6434 Site Phone
Heritage Elementary Site
Katie Bendorf, Site Director
Assistant Site Director
9950 Rosewater Pkwy
Bennington, NE 68007
402-670-4294 Site Phone
What do I do if my child will be absent in the afternoon?
Please call your site director if your child will not be attending the afternoon program. This enables staff to account for each child. You may leave a voicemail or text message on the site phone as the messages are checked daily.
Can I register my child if he/she is not 5 years of age?
All Star Kids currently operates under at “School Age License” for all site locations. In order to be eligible to enroll into the All Star Kids program, all children must be currently enrolled in the Bennington Public Schools system and be of “School Age”. “School Age” begins on your child’s first day of Kindergarten through their last day of Sixth Grade. Due to this restriction, all incoming Kindergartners will not be eligible to attend our summer program until after they have completed Kindergarten.
Do I need to sign my child in/out?
An authorized person must sign each child in and out every day. Any person on your authorized pickup list must present photo identification to sign your child out. Please call ahead and let your site director know if someone other than the child’s parent/guardian will be picking your child up. Parents are not allowed to call the site and request that their child walk home. Our policies are designed to keep your children safe. Thank you for your cooperation.
Do I need to sign up for care on consolidation days (when school is out)?
Yes, you must pre-register for consolidation days; sign-up sheets will be available at site approximately two weeks before a consolidation day. The location of the consolidation day will be posted at your site. Space is limited.
Do I need to fill out the Tuition Express form if I plan to use the same account as the prior year?
No, there is an option on the Payment Agreement for each program to designate that you wish to use your same account information as the previous year. If you would like to update your account information, please circle the “no” option on your Payment Agreement and submit a new Tuition Express form along with a voided check.
Do I need to submit a copy of my child’s immunization records each year?
No, currently enrolled and returning families do not need to provide a copy of their child’s immunization records on an annual basis. Only new families and incoming Kindergarteners will need to provide copies of their child(ren)’s immunization records. Reminder: we are separate from the school district therefore this information must be provided to our program, as well.
Does All Star Kids provide snow day care?
If school is cancelled due to weather conditions, All Star Kids will also be closed.
Will All Star Kids provide lunch for my child on consolidation days and during summer program?
No, All Star Kids will only provide a breakfast meal and a morning and afternoon snack for your child. A sack lunch and drink will need to be provided on consolidation days and during the summer program.
Where does my child go when there is early dismissal from school? Is there an extra charge for my child to attend All Star Kids on these days?
Your child will report to All Star Kids the same way they would on a normal day of school. All Star Kids will be open at the time school releases until 6:00pm, at no extra charge.
What happens if my child doesn’t get in because the program is full?
If there are more applicants than available spaces, a waitlist will be created. If your child is placed on this waitlist, you will be contacted as soon as a space becomes available in our program.
The All Star Kids Before and After School Program is currently searching for prospective employees who are at least sixteen years of age & love working with children!
Eligible candidates must have reliable transportation and be able to work from 2:45pm-6:00pm, Monday through Friday, during the school year.
Openings at Bennington, Heritage, and Pine Creek Elementary are now available!
For more information regarding this opportunity and to obtain an employment application, please contact the All Star Kids Program Director, Lance Sindelar, at (402) 672-4810 or by email at email@example.com.
Looking for a volunteer opportunity? All Star Kids is a great place to earn your volunteer hours for Badger Service! Please call Lance Sindelar at 402-672-4810 for more information.
The Bennington Public Schools Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Lance Sindelar, ASK Program Director
Faith Dawson, ASK Assistant Program Director
ALL STAR KIDS FORMS
2018-2019 All Star Kids Registration Information (UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR)
- 2018-2019 All Star Kids Registration Packet
- 2018-2019 Elementary General Brochure
- Summer 2018 Calendar