Wiley Elementary has been served quite well by the Boys and Girls Club’s after-school program “Club Care”, for the past few years. Next year, it will be changing to a company called Champions . Champions has already been working at Tapteal Elementary and a few other schools, and in August, they’ll be handling before and after school care for all the elementaries in the Richland School District. They also provide an all-day kindergarten program. Say your child attends the afternoon session of kindergarten…you’d drop them off at Champions in the am, when school begins, and they’d be occupied with an educational curriculum until real kindergarten began at 12:30, and then they could go back to Champions in the afternoon, after school, if they needed all-day care.
I will heartily miss Club Care. My son loved the counselors and I really liked the way the organization was run. But, Champions also seems like they honestly care for the well-being of children. So, time will tell.