Welcome to Kids Stop
Kids Stop is a welcome place for the kids to have fun while your enjoy some “me time” working out or taking a class. The room includes a giant chalkboard wall, TV and Wii, games, books, and toys. You must be the parent or legal guardian of the child that you are bringing to use this service. Kids Stop welcomes children ages 6 months to 14 years of age. All parents or guardians must stay on site during care. There is a two hour time limit per visit.
Hours of Operation
Kids Stop is CLOSED on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Halloween Evening, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve
*Kids Stop will close early if no children are present within 30 minutes of closing time.
Drop-In: $5/$4 per child
10 Visit Scan Pass: $45/$35
20 Visit Scan Pass: $70/$50
Annual LIFECENTER Members receive a discount on Kids Stop Scan Pass as listed above. Please have your Kids Stop scan pass or drop in fee ready when entering Kids Stop. Kids Stop staff will check you in before your child enters Kids Stop. Please PRINT legibly on the sign in sheet all pertinent information. Please be sure to let staff know if someone other than you will be picking up your child to eliminate any problems that may arise. Please be sure to sign your child out of Kids Stop when you pick them up. Please do not be offended if staff asks you for identification. Though we try, it is difficult to recognize all of our patrons. We only ask to assure the safety of all of the children in our care.
Kids Stop Policies
Kids Stop staff will determine the maximum number of children allowed in Kids Stop based on the following criteria:
- Age of Children
- Number of Children
- Check-In/Check-Out Procedures
Every child must be able to manage themselves entirely including their articles of clothing when using the bathroom. The Kids Stop staff will not assist any child in the bathroom at any time. Please consider this policy when dressing your child for their stay in Kids Stop. In the event that your child is still in diapers or in need of your assistance when using the bathroom your will be called from your program or activity to render the proper assistance. For sanitation reasons we do not allow the changing of diapers in Kids Stop, there are changing stations located within the rest rooms throughout the facility.
The Bartlett Park District DOES NOT permit any staff member to administer any kind of medication (over the counter or prescriptions) to any child. This policy also applies to any kind of inhalers, cough medicine, cough drops or eye drops.
Sometimes children are interested in bringing a cherished item with to the Kids Stop. The Bartlett Park District and its staff are not responsible for the loss or destruction of personal items. To reduce the risk of loss or destruction of personal items we would prefer that they not be brought to the Kids Stop.
Healthy Child Policy
If you notice the beginning of a cold or contagious disease, please keep your child at home. A child must be free of an elevated temperature (101* F oral or 100* F under the arm), vomiting, pink eye, diarrhea, or lice for 24 hours before returning to Kids Stop. Parents sometimes are concerned that they will miss something important in their program or activity. There is nothing more important than a happy healthy child. If your child develops symptoms of illness, the Kids Stop staff will notify you and arrange for the child to be checked out of Kids Stop immediately. We must know where you are in the facility at all times. In an attempt to combat any and all contagious diseases we are very aggressive with our hand washing policy and we even provide hand sanitizer to the Kids Stop patrons during their stay. The Bartlett Park District follows guidelines designated by the DuPage County Health Department regarding their healthy child policy.
The Kids Stop staff works vigorously in channeling children’s curiosity and energy in a positive direction. The Kids Stop is set up so that the children may play in small groups and have a choice of several fun and interactive activities. Children will be introduced to limits in their behavior regarding respecting others (children & staff), manners, free play, appropriate use of materials and interaction with others. Should an incident of misbehavior occur the staff will make a decision and redirect the child into a more positive behavior. Should a minor behavior need to be corrected a verbal cue will be given. If the behavior becomes repetitious, staff may use a brief “time out”. The child will be removed from the group, yet within sight of the staff to take some time to compose themselves then will be returned to the group. The purpose of the “time out” is to remove the child from a negative situation and allow the child to return to a more normal state for activities. When the inappropriate behavior becomes, chronic, serious, violent, or dangerous to others the child’s parents will be notified. The behavior will be monitored and if it continues a more structured form of “time out” may be set down after a meeting between the child’s parents and staff. If after a sufficient amount of time agreed on between both parent and staff, no improvements have been accomplished by the child toward a positive attitude the child may be asked to leave the Kids Stop and not allowed to return until the behavior has been corrected or modified.