DUTCHMEN EXPLORERS' CLUB & PRESCHOOL WRAP-AROUND

Our Summer Dutchmen Explorers' Club Program is currently full, we are accepting names for our waiting list. Please contact Kristie at 320-256-5160 x 3225 to be put on the waiting list. Thank you!

The Dutchmen Explorers’ Club is a place where each child is a cherished and unique member of the team. Each child will be nurtured, kept safe, and encouraged to pursue their own interests, develop friendships, independence and confidence. Our goal is to ensure the success of children in our communities by establishing positive relationships, providing educational and recreational activities, and offering opportunities for children to share ideas and feel valued. The Dutchmen Explorers’ Club offers the very best care, with lots of age-appropriate activities that help your child grow. Activities range from field trips, gym time, group games, art projects, reading, math, choice time, toys, and more!

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DUTCHMEN EXPLORERS' CLUB AT-A-GLANCE

* Before School Care Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
* After School Care Hours: 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
* Enrichment program for Melrose Area Students, Pre-K (age 4) to Fifth Grade
* Full day program most school vacation days and early dismissal days (6:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.)
* Full day program during the summer
* Conveniently located in Melrose Area Elementary School
* Flexible enrollment options, including Before and/or After School Care
* The D.E.C. will be Open regular hours if school is two-hours late
* The D.E.C. will be Open if school is closed. (In most instances)
* The D.E.C. will be Open until 6:00 p.m. if school is released early

DUTCHMEN EXPLORERS' CLUB PRICES

Before/After School

Full Time (4-5 days/wk)

Part Time (1-3 days/wk)

Occasional Use Rate

Before School

$14 per week

$11 per week

$6 per day

After School

$38 per week

$27 per week

$13 per day

Before & After School

$44 per week

$32 per week

Non-School Days

$28 per day

D.E.C. Summer

Full Time (4-5 days/wk)

Part Time (1-3 days/wk)

Occasional Drop In

$112 per week

$69 per week

$28 per day

DUTCHMEN PRESCHOOL WRAP-AROUND PROGRAM

The Little Dutchmen Preschool Wrap Around Program is an option to be at school for a full day. This program allows children to stay in school for the hours of the school day they are not in preschool. Children attending morning preschool class will transition to wrap around care after preschool hours and children attending the afternoon preschool class will start the day with wrap around.

Wrap Around Care is available Monday through Friday, with the exception of holidays and some non-school days. We offer Wrap Around care on all regularly scheduled preschool days in Room 226, Melrose Elementary.

Morning: 8:15 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.     Afternoon: 10:45 a.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Wrap Around cannot accommodate drop-in or varied schedules. Students must attend regularly scheduled days to keep the environment as consistent as possible for all involved. 

All children attending Dutchmen Preschool Wrap Around will eat lunch at school. They have the option to pack a cold lunch or have a hot lunch at school. Hot lunches will be paid for by the parents, directly through the food service department.

*We encourage all families to complete the Free and Reduced Lunch Application (which will be available in August with the District Calendar and will also be posted on the school website). If your child qualifies for Free or Reduced Lunch, you will be contacted by the Melrose Area Schools Food Service Department.

A healthy snack will be provided by the Dutchmen Preschool Camp Program in the morning and afternoon for all preschoolers and campers.

Registration Fee Payment: $20 per student with a $40 family maximum. Registration is done online through 

Eleyo at https://isd740.ce.eleyo.com/

Programa de Little Dutchmen Preschool Wrap Around 2022-2023 

El Programa de Little Dutchmen Preschool Wrap Around es una opción para estar en la escuela un día completo. Este no es un preescolar de día completo, sino una oportunidad para que su hijo se adapte a la guardería fuera del horario del programa preescolar. Los niños que asisten a la clase por la mañana pasarán al campamento después del horario preescolar y los niños que asisten a la clase preescolar de la tarde comenzarán el día con el campamento.

 El Campamento Preescolar de Dutchmen está disponible de Lunes a Viernes, con la excepción de los días festivos y algunos días no escolares.Ofrecemos cuidado Wrap Around en todos los días de preescolar programados regularmente en el salon 226, de la escuela Primaria de Melrose. 

Campamento por la Manana: 8:00 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Campamento por la Tarde: 10:45 a.m. - 2:50 p.m.

El Campamento Preescolar de Dutchmen no puede acomodar horarios variados o sin cita previa. Los estudiantes que asisten al campamento deben asistir a los días programados regularmente para mantener el ambiente lo más consistente posible para todos los involucrados.

Todos los niños que asisten al campamento preescolar de Dutchmen almorzarán en la escuela. Tienen la opción de traer un almuerzo frío de casa o tomar un almuerzo en la escuela. Los almuerzos serán pagados por los padres, directamente a través del departamento de servicio de alimentos.

*Animamos a todas las familias a completar la Solicitud de Almuerzo Gratis o Reducido (que estará disponible en Agosto con el calendario del distrito y también se publicará en el sitio web de la escuela). Si su hijo califica para almuerzo gratis o reducido, el Departamento de Servicios de Alimentos de las Escuelas del Área de Melrose se comunicará con usted.

El Programa del Campamento Preescolar de Dutchmen proporcionará un bocadillo saludable por la mañana y por la tarde para todos los niños en edad preescolar y los campistas.

Pago de la Tarifa de Inscripción: $20 por estudiante con un máximo familiar de $40. El registro se realiza en línea a través de Eleyo en https://isd740.ce.eleyo.com/

Preschool Wrap-Around Registration

PRESCHOOL WRAP-AROUND PRICES

4-5 Yrs/ 5 half days

3-4 Yrs/3 half days

3-4 Yrs/3 half days, 2 full days

$255 per month

$154 per month

$332 per month