Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana | Kidstop
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Kidstop is a before- and after-school child care program for children in grades K through 5 (accepting age 4 at Valparaiso). The school year program is held inside schools near you.
The program runs from 6:30 a.m. until school starts and after school until 6:30 p.m.


We also hold Kidstop during scheduled non-school days such as spring break, summer vacation, President’s Day, and more. See your local Club for a schedule.


Why you’ll love the program

Parents love our Kidstop program because they know their children are in the hands of youth guidance professionals who really care about them. Kidstop provides a way for parents to give their kids a quality before- and after-school experience at an affordable price. Kids love Kidstop because they have so many activities to choose from, including Power Hour, homework help, gym activities, outdoor games, arts and crafts, and spending time with new and old friends.

School Year Kidstop

Held Monday – Friday from 6:30 a.m. until school starts and after school until 6:30 p.m.




Discovery Charter First Child Additional Children
6:30 a.m. until school $8 $6
After school until 6:30 p.m. $12 $10
Weekly Rate (Before & After) $75 $60



Valparaiso, Union Twp. & Porter-Lakes First Child Additional Children
6:30 a.m. until school $9 $7
After school until 6:30 p.m. $12 $10
Weekly Rate (Before & After) $80 $65




  • Valparaiso Schools:

Central (at Hayes)

Flint Lake





Thomas Jefferson

  • Porter Township Schools:


  • Union Township Schools:

John Simatovich

Union Center

  • Portage Township Schools:

Paul Saylor

South Haven Elementary

  • Discovery Charter School
Scheduled Non-School Days

Our Clubs are open on scheduled non-school days like Spring Break, President’s Day, Winter Break and more!


See your Club for days they offer programming while school is out.

Summer Kidstop

Summer will be filled with educational, healthy and fun activities that help prevent summer learning loss. We will make sure all members have a summer to remember!


Dates & Hours

Summer Kidstop will begin on the first day of summer break and run through August 3.

Open 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.




First Child Additional Children
Daily Fee $22 $18
Weekly Fee $100 $80
Fee Assistance – Daily (if applicable) $11 $9
Fee Assistance – Weekly (if applicable) $50 $40
Registration Fee (Per Family) $20 $0


What’s Included

A  full meal or snack is included with all summer memberships. Meals vary by Club.

Field trips will be available. Some trips will require an additional fee. Contact your local Club for a list of trips.

Sample of field trips: Zoo, local parks, Railcats games, Zao Island, Sky Zone and more!



Free Club Hours

Club will be open at no cost daily for current members. Please contact your local Club for their Free Club Hours.

Contact Us

For before and after-school Kidstop, contact our Kidstop administration:

Maggie Beezhold – Kidstop Director: 219.462.2182 x 229,

Beth Szymaszek – Kidstop Program Director: 219.462.2182 x 228,

Jennifer Hedger – Kidstop Administrative Assistant: 219.462.2182 x 241,


For non-school day Kidstop (spring break, summer, President’s day, etc.), please contact your local Club.