August 17, 2020: All Essential Care sites are now in a waitlist status. We recommend that you seek alternate care options for your child if you have not already done so. If you submit an application, we will notify you if/when a space becomes available.
Update about 2020-21 School Year Programing
Since Parkway and Rockwood announced a virtual start to the school
year, we have been working with district administration to finalize a
plan that would allow us to support as many families in need of child
care as possible while adhering to St. Louis County health and safety
guidelines for child care programs.
Below are details on
the Adventure Club Essential Care Program that will be available to
families Monday-Friday beginning August 24:
- Families can sign up for 1-5 days per week
- Families sign up for the full day, which runs from 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (see designated drop off/pick-up times below). Families are charged for the before and after care portion of the day.
- Drop off is between 7-8 a.m. to allow time for students to be ready for start of the learning day at 8:30 a.m.
- Pick up following the end of the instructional day between 3:30-5:30 p.m.
- Students will participate in virtual learning during the school day
- Low student-staff ratio with small group sizes
- Social emotional learning projects and hands-on activities offered during non-school hours
protocols in accordance with child care guidelines from St. Louis
County, including health screening, mask requirements and enhanced
- Students bring a mask, Chromebook, school
supplies and snack each day. Lunch may be brought or purchased through
district nutrition services department.
Parkway Loctions: Barretts Elementary, Highcroft Ridge Elementary, Pierremont Elementary and Ross Elementary
Rockwood Loctions: Ballwin Elementary, Center for Creative Learning (CCL), Eureka Elementary, Stanton Elementary and Wild Horse Elementary
10% sibling discount. Families will be billed monthly
Registration Now Open Online registration is now open.
Based on space and staffing limitations as well as health and safety
guidelines from St. Louis County, we expect space to be limited. There
is no guarantee all students will be accepted into the program.
Please note: The Essential Care program is not the same as the regular Adventure Club program, nor is it intended to replicate the learning environment during the traditional in-person school day. During the virtual school day, our staff will provide a safe environment and make sure students are logged on to their learning device. Students will be expected to complete their online learning while requiring minimal assistance from our staff who will be managing multiple student schedules at the same time. It is important to note that our staff are not able to offer the same level of support teachers and specialists (RI, ESOL, special education, therapists) offer during the traditional school day. If the support a child needs to engage in the virtual learning cannot be provided without fundamentally altering the nature of the program, we reserve the right to deny or end the child’s enrollment in the Essential Care program.