The learning opportunities for elementary students are endless in the O2B Kids Afterschool program! Any elementary school child who wants to investigate the mysteries of science, explore the internet, plant a garden, make a movie, paint a picture, sing a song, choreograph a dance, learn a back-flip, write an article, build a float, take a trip, play basketball, laugh, learn or play with their friends should attend O2B Kids Afterschool!
Our Afterschool Programs have been accredited by the Council on Accreditation and the National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs. This means we have met or exceeded standards of quality set forth by these national agencies.
The Daily Schedule
Once your child arrives at O2B Kids, she will meet her counselor and friends in a designated Group Spot to start the fun. There are four segments to every day:
- Specialty Class
- Neighborhood Time
Field Trips are offered occasionally and will alter the traditional daily schedule.
A nutritious snack is provided each afternoon to ensure that your child has the energy to have a BLAST!
Each afternoon, the children have a designated homework time. Counselors are available to help if needed.
Neighborhood Time is a time to give kids a choice of things to do – just as they would experience in a safe neighborhood of yester-year. Choices include a combination of program calendar classes, non-scripted inside and outside play, and counselor led activities. This provides crucial time for your child to explore, make choices, develop friendships and gain independence. Our Counselors are stationed in zones to facilitate safe play.
Our Afterschool Counselors meet your child at school dismissal to provide immediate supervision, take attendance, confirm absences with the school’s attendance records, and begin the fun. We pick-up from the following schools:
- Chiles Elementary
- Hidden Oak Elementary
- Littlewood Elementary
- Meadowbrook Elementary
- Talbot Elementary
- Terwilliger Elementary
- Wiles Elementary
- Glen Springs Elementary
- JJ Finley Elementary
- Littlewood Elementary
- Norton Elementary
- Stephen Foster Elementary
- Talbot Elementary
- Williams Elementary
- Alachua Elementary
- High Springs Elementary
- Irby Elementary
- Doctors Inlet Elementary
- Fleming Island Elementary
- Paterson Elementary
- Swimming Pen Creek Elementary
- Thunderbolt Elementary
- Orange Park Elementary (Afterschool Only)
We organize our Afterschool kids into small groups based on age and interest area. Our goal is to keep each group together all day and all year long which helps your child establish strong individual friendships and a team mindset so critical for social development. Four Specialty Groups are offered led by a
Counselor with skills to match. Each of these specialties is divided into twelve, three-week units. The chart below identifies the Specialty Groups and the specific units.
||Cheer & Gymnastics
||Art Around the World
||Characters & Costuming
Days & Hours of Operation
The O2B Kids Afterschool program operates Monday through Friday from school dismissal until 6:00 PM. You may pick-up your child at any time.
O2B Kids Supercenter and Fleming Island are open until 8:00 PM. Alachua & Midtown facilities close at 7:00 PM. We provide a variety of food options for purchase to satisfy a hungry belly if necessary.
Full Day Programs - School Holidays
O2B Kids provides full-day programs on most school holidays and teacher workdays from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM. Late pick-up is available. Holidays, teacher workdays, and full-week programs (Winter Break and Spring Break) are included for currently enrolled Afterschool children. Out of town O2B Expeditions on some of these days may require an additional fee. Priority scheduling for these programs is given to our regularly scheduled Afterschool students.
There is a specific pick-up area for the Afterschool program, and all parents and caregivers must sign-in at this location upon arriving at O2B Kids. O2B Kids will only release a child to caregivers designated on the child’s enrollment form. All caregivers must show a picture ID.
Notification of Absence
Please contact O2B Kids by 12:00 noon if your child will not be attending the Afterschool program. Attendance is taken during school pick-up. If your child is not present at the designated pick-up location, we will call you or your designated emergency contacts. O2B Kids is not responsible for any child who is not present during school pick-up. No refunds or credits will be given for absences.
To participate in the O2B Kids Afterschool program, your child must be registered. To register, parents must complete an enrollment form which includes emergency contact information and a list of caregivers eligible to pick-up your child. A one-time $50 Enrollment Fee and the first month’s tuition is due at registration.
The Afterschool tuition for the entire school year is divided into equal monthly payments for your convenience. Afterschool payments are automatically processed on the 25th of each month from your checking, savings, or credit card account. A $20 service charge is required for all payments not automatically billed. A $10 late fee is assessed for all payments received after the 28th. Children are unable to attend if payment is not made by the 1st of the following month.
O2B Kids enrolls children on a first-come, first-serve basis. Should space become filled, we start a waiting list and notify parents as soon as space becomes available. To hold a spot on the waiting list, a $50 Enrollment fee is required. This fee is 100% refundable prior to receiving an available space.
While we strive to provide the finest enrichment programs we possibly can in an environment that is loved by your kids, nothing is more important than Safety! The measures listed below help us accomplish the goal of providing the safest possible environment for your child:
- Background Testing on all Staff
- CPR and First Aid Certified Staff
- Age-Specific Groups
- Low Staff/Child Ratio
- Wristband ID System
- Video-monitored Environments
- Group Lists and Daily Schedules
Trained and Certified Bus Drivers with active CDL licenses with appropriate endorsements, regular license checks, DOT Physicals, Drug Tests, CPR and First Aid Certifications, and lots of routine training!