Before & after school care in De Pere

With the cooperation of Our Lady of Lourdes & Westwood Schools, the De Pere Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department is offering Kidz Zone Before & After School Program.  This program is designed to provide recreational and social opportunities to students before and after school. At the present time, this program is only offered for children in grades K4-4 who attend Our Lady of Lourdes and Westwood Elementary Schools. 

Program Goal:

Our goal is to provide a safe, fun, affordable and educational program to the residents of the West De Pere School District.

Registration timelines:

Registrations for the current school year are still being accepted.

What happens at Kidz Zone before and after school?

There are many choices for your child. We have activities that are designed to meet the needs and interests of school age children and their families.  We offer a variety of activities including games, arts and crafts, homework time and free choice time.  Staff strive to create and encourage opportunities for character development, independence, socialization, cognitive growth and positive self-image.  Snacks must be provided by the child.

Program Schedule:

The Kidz Zone Before & After School Program will be held on every regular school day.

  • Before School Program - 6:45 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
  • After School Program - 3:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

When school is cancelled:

When school is cancelled or delayed due to severe weather, the DPRD Before & After School Program will be cancelled.  This includes partial and full days. No refunds will be issued for cancellations.

Who Can Enroll:

This program is offered for children in grades K4-4 who attend Our Lady of Lourdes and Westwood Elementary Schools.  Students enrolled at Westwood School will be bussed over to Westwood prior to their school day beginning and picked up at the end of their school day and bussed over to Our Lady of Lourdes School via Lamers Bus Company.  There will be a maximum of 36 children enrolled per program.  A minimum of 13 children is required to operate the Before or After School Programs.


The Before & After School Program will be staffed with ratios that meet or exceed state guidelines. All staff has gone through a criminal background check and will be supervised by DPRD administrative staff, who will work closely with the site staff to build an enriching program.

Fees & Payment Policies:

A $37 registration fee per child is required to secure a spot in the Kidz Zone Before and/or After School Program for the entire school year.  This is a one-time, non-refundable, annual fee that must be paid at the time of registration.  Your registration will be accepted only if:

  • All enrollment forms are filled out completely.
  • The $37 non-refundable registration fee per child is included.
  • A completed “Draft Agreement” for school year is included.

If you wish to cancel out of the program, the De Pere Community Center office must receive a two-week written notification.  Parents are responsible for payment of fees through the end of the two-week period, regardless of whether or not their child participates in the program.

Fees are charged on a monthly basis (please refer to monthly fee schedule in the Program Handbook) and are based on the following weekly rate:

4-5 days/week 3 days or less/week
Before School $44/week/child $30/week/child
After School $52/week/child $37/week/child
Before & After School $87/week/child $64/week/child

Payments will be accepted through credit card or debit card drafts.  A draft agreement form must be completed. Payment drafts will occur on the 1st or 15th of each month.

Fees will not be charged for regularly scheduled school days off (i.e. teacher’s convention, in-services, Christmas & Spring Break, etc.).  All fees will reflect actual school days scheduled.

How to register:

To register for the program, please pick up a Kidz Zone Before & After School Program Packet/Handbook at the De Pere Community Center, 600 Grant St. 

Registration packets also available on-line by April 15th,

2023-24 KZ Program Packet/Handbook

Have more questions?

For more information on the Before & After School Program, please call the De Pere Community Center at (920) 339-4097.