Rice Kids Club

Kids Club is a safe, structured, school-age child care program for preschoolers through fifth-graders at Rice Elementary and Hillside Early Childhood Center. The program is sponsored by Sauk Rapids-Rice Community Education. Your child will grow, spend time with friends and experience unique opportunities that promote exploration and creativity. Students participate in a variety of activities that incorporate language arts, science, math, technology, arts, social-emotional learning, fine and gross motor skill use, physical activity. Kids Club helps students learn about themselves and the world around them in a safe, structured and inclusive environment. We hope your student will join us!

Main Contacts

Sauk Rapids-Rice Community Education Office
901 1st St. South
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379



Days of Operation for the 2023–2024 School Year

  • Kids Club K–5 is offered at Rice Elementary and is open on all regular school days.
  • Kids Club K-5 begins on September 5 and ends on May 30.  

Kids Club Hours

Before school: 6:30–8:45 a.m. 
After school: 3:30–6:00 p.m.

Days of Operation for the 2023–2024 School Year

  • Preschool Kids Club is offered at Rice Elementary and Early Childhood Center and is open on all scheduled school days.
  • Preschool Kids Club begins on September 5 and ends on May 30.

Preschool Kids Club Hours

6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Kids Club and Preschool Kids Club will be closed on the following dates:

  • November 23
  • November 24
  • December 2
  • December 26
  • January 1
  • January 2
  • February 19
  • March 29
  • May 27
  • May 31

Kids Club and Preschool Kids Club will be open on non-school days on the following dates:

  • October 19 
  • October 20
  • November 6
  • November 22
  • December 1
  • December 27
  • December 28 
  • December 29
  • January 15
  • February 16
  • February 20
  • March 8
  • April 1


Kids Club K-5
Registration fee is $20.00 per child for new and returning students.
Payments be added to AutoPay. Please indicate this option on your registration. 

Morning: $9.00
Afternoon: $9.00

Special rates are available for those who receive educational benefits (free and reduced meals). See information in the student handbook. Eligibility must be confirmed to receive these rates.

A late fee will be assessed after closing time. If an emergency situation causes families to arrive late for pick-up: 

  • For Kids Club at Rice Elementary contact 320-267-7768.
  • For Kids Club at Hillside Early Childhood Center contact 320-258-1112

The late fee is $1.00 per minute per child.

Program Details

Program Standards

Registration and Enrollment

All students must have a completed registration for Kids Club prior to or on their first day of attendance. You can register and pay the registration fee online or register in person at the Community Education Office.

Contract Options, Rates and Absences

Rates are charged per day. Reach out to the Child Care Coordinator for information on how to see if eligible for educational benefits (also known as free and reduced lunch rates).

Billing and Payments

Student Expectations

Emergency Info, Illness and Medication Policy