Parent Resource Dashboard
- Child Care Before/After School
- Drop Off/ Pick Up
- Health/ Safety
- School Closure Info
Child Care Before/After School
Below is information for child care options in Fountain:
Kids Club 360 at Eagleside
Kids Club 360 at Eagleside
Kids Club 360 is open before and after school, accommodates for early release days, and for school out days. Transportation is provided by FFC8 to and from Jordahl, Mesa and Aragon to the host site: Eagleside Elementary School.
9750 Sentry Dr. Fountain, Co 80817
Hours: 5:45 a.m.- 7:30 a.m., 2:25 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Site Director: Kara Kosinski
Phone: 719-570-7077 ext. 116
Fountain YMCA Before/ After School Care
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AGES 5-12 OPTION
Available to Jordahl, Eagleside, Aragon and Mesa.
For more information call: 719-329-7289
Middle School Initiative: provides a free YMCA membership to middle schoolers at FMS. The goal of this program is to inspire youth to discover their passions, develop a healthy lifestyle, and gain the assets needed to avoid risky behaviors in order to succeed in school and life.
Other Community Options
There are numerous options throughout the community that is supported by our schools. The best way to get information on each program would be to contact them directly. You can find specific information for each program here.
- CDHS Child Care Assistance Program
- Imagination in Education
- Pikes Peak United Way
- Valley Christian Academy After School Care
CDHS Child Care Assistance Program
The Colorado Department of Human Services, Division of Child Care, is the State's lead agency in planning and implementing public child care policy. The Division of Child Care is responsible for the licensing and monitoring of child care facilities; managing the child care assistance program (CCCAP) for eligible families; administering child care grants and quality initiatives, and serving as the lead in implementing federal child care programs. The overall goal of the Division of Child Care is to promote quality, accessible and affordable child care services for Colorado families.
Colorado Department of Human Services
Colorado Child Care Assistance Program
1675 W. Garden of the Gods Rd.
Imagination in Education
Providing daycare, preschool and childcare in the greater Colorado Springs area since 1951!
The Imagination in Education sites, located within local elementary schools in Districts 3, 8, 11 and 20, provide the same caring, personalized, quality care as our main sites. Our many hands-on projects keep the children involved and interested in learning, along with a fun and exciting recreational component. We emphasize the concepts of being safe and being respectful.
301 E. Iowa Ave., Fountain, CO 80817
Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Before and After School Care
Pikes Peak United Way
If you are a parent or guardian in need of child care or assistance call (719) 955-0742 and choose option #1 for a child care referral.
At Pikes Peak United Way we strive to connect families with child care options that work for them by providing FREE, personalized referrals to licensed child care providers. We also aim to improve the quality of care that is provided in our region through training and collaboration with other community agencies. As a nonprofit organization headquartered in Colorado Springs, we serve the Colorado counties of Elbert, El Paso, and Teller.
Pikes Peak United Way
A Child Care Resource & Referral Agency
518 N. Nevada Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Office Hours: M-F, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Valley Christian Academy After School Care
VALLEY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY WEBSITE
Our after school programs provide additional care for families that need childcare until 5:30. We offer this program for both our own students and students in the surrounding public school districts! We’ll even pick them up!
For more information call: 719-465-3932
Drop Off/ Pick Up
***Please let your son/daughter's teacher know your plan for after school pick-up.***
Car Riders (drop-off/pick-up)
**Our visor badges were sent home to each Mesa family. We encourage you to use these in order to help our PM pick-up line move as quickly as possible. If there are any errors on your tag, please reach out to the front office.**
Car drop-off/pick-up will take place in the north parking lot in front of our main entry doors. The west lot is not a drop-off/pick-up option for car riders. We ask that parents keep traffic moving as quickly as possible by remaining in their vehicles while students exit. If there is a need for a parent to assist with a student exiting, please park in a visitor spot in the north lot. In the AM, parents should pull as far east (closest to the gym) as possible in the lot. Mesa staff members will be there to open doors and welcome students. Students will then enter the building. In the PM, students will be with their grade level (as indicated in the photo). Parents should still pull as far east as possible. A staff member will check in with you as you pull through either of our two lanes and will call for your student(s) to come to your vehicle.
If you are using Monterey Way and turning onto Camino Del Rey, please be mindful to not block the entry/exit to the west parking lot (on Monterey Way) as buses will be using this lot and will need enough space to get in and out of the parking lot.
Please reference the photo below for guidance on our drop-off/pick-up procedures this year.
Any students who are walking home with a parent will meet on the east playground. Students will be separated by grade level. Parents may approach teachers to pick-up their student(s). Students are also able to walk home without being picked up by a parent. Students walking alone and needing to head west out of the building will be allowed to leave in this direction with the grade-level staff member walking kids out in that direction. Students heading east at the end of the day will be able to access the paved walkway out to Camino Del Rey to then head east towards Fountain Mesa.
Front Office Access:
Our main office is located on the north side of the building. Parents needing to enter the building should do so at our main-entry located at the north doors with a large Mesa paw print.
School Closure Info
The primary method to notify all district employees, parents, and students of school closing is through our mass notification system in Blackboard, which will come via text, email, and phone. We will also post a pop-up message on the homepage of our website for visitors accessing information here, as well as push a notice through FFC8 Twitter and Facebook.
Click on the button for more information on the district's emergency and school closure procedures.
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We are proud to provide safe and reliable transportation daily for your child.
Address: 11355 Old Pueblo Road, Fountain, CO 80817