NOW OFFERING BEFORE and AFTER SCHOOL for grades K-4th grade (Channahon and Minooka Schools) Bus Service Available

LLCA Kids Connection School Age classroom!

(Located at 24913 South Sage Street Channahon, IL)
Age Ratio- 1: 20 / Ages: Kindergarten to 5th grade
Our school age program is designed to offer a safe, healthy, and educational environment for children 5-12 years old before and after school, and during school days off and holiday vacations. We want parents to be assured that their child will be in an inviting and comfortable environment where staff strives to meet their emotional, social, and physical needs. We are equipped for caring for school aged children by offering a variety of developmentally age appropriate activities prepared by our staff and from independent learning activities of choice.
Our commitment to quality care for school aged children is to create a caring, warm, and exciting environment where children can complete homework, be creative, work independently and in small groups, support independent thinking, and encourage cooperative behavior. Our program goals also include promoting self-respect and respect for others; build self-esteem and confidence, and to help children improve their social skills. In addition to our child-focused curriculum, we plan fun, educational field trips during the summer and on non-school days and school breaks.
Kindergarten & School Age – Policies and Procedures – Non-School Days and Field Trips
Field Trips:
Field trips are part of the Summer Program Scheduled field trips are “mandatory” for children needing full day camp. Children will not be allowed to remain at the center while their class is on a field trip. In the case that a parent does not want their child on a field trip, alternative care arrangements must be made during field trip times. The field trip fee, which is in addition to the full-day tuition, covers the cost of the activity, meal, and transportation. Registrants will be notified in advance if a field trip is planned for a school day off. By signing the Registration Forms, the registrant is giving Little Learner Children’s Academy/LLCA Kids Connection permission to take the child on planned field trips and is agreeing to the additional fees. Specific information about the field trip will be given to parents in advance to decide if your child will participate. Please call or sign your child up for field trips in advance prior to deadlines outlined on your parent notification form. If a child doesn’t attend for any reason after a parent calls to sign up, or signs their child up in advance, field trip fees and childcare fees will be billed accordingly. Please note that only children who are in school, Kindergarten and older, are qualified to attend field trips. Children in Pre-K, age 5, do not qualify as part of policies and procedures.
Early Dismissal/School Days Off:
If your child needs additional care and/or wants to participate in a field trip, registrants are responsible for signing their child up for the additional days of care needed. Please note that if a registrant calls or signs up for additional care and does not attend care for any reason, your account will be invoiced and payment will be due. If no arrangements are made but your child attends care, your account will be invoiced and payment will be due. Additional childcare fees and field trips fees are non-refundable and will be charged to your account. Sign up deadlines will be posted on the informational parent table.
Summer Camp:
Children enrolled in the Before and After School Program will have first priority to enroll in the “Summer Camp” program through Little Learner Children’s Academy/LLCA Kids Connection. All policies and procedures of the “Summer Camp” Program will be distributed to parents in a timely manner along with all registration materials, program meeting dates, fees, camp calendar, etc. Please see the Summer Camp Section of our parent handbook, or the Summer Camp Section of our website for further information. Please note that only children who have finished Kindergarten and older, are qualified for summer camp. Children in Pre-K, age 5, do not qualify as part of policies and procedures. Families who enroll for summer camp will be required to pay all registration fees and security deposits.

Enroll Today for our Kids Connection Summer Camp. A fun filled summer program for Grades K-5th grade. Weekly themes, gardening, games,crafts, pool days, all sports, computers, Wii, science & cooking, songs , and so much more. Field Trips once a week. Camp Hours 7-6 choose from 2,3,or 5 days. Small Student to Camp Counselor Ratio. Register Today Limited Spots as we are filling up. Call 815-466-8008 for details.
Drop in Care and Hourly Care:
Little Learner Children’s Academy/LLCA Kids Connection offers drop in care for your child when you need it! Drop in Care is a whole day of care at a flat rate. Hourly care is a minimum two hours of care. Drop in care and hourly care is for parents looking for as-needed basis and is not guaranteed unless space is available. All drop in  services are prepaid which will guarantee your child’s spot if there is an opening for that day and all paperwork must be on file and currently updated. At Little Learner Children’s Academy/LLCA Kids Connection your child will get to interact with other children and a day of fun activities and nurturing meals. Please see director for schedule.