KinderClub | Boys & Girls Clubs Of Ada County

A supplemental program for kindergarteners during the half-day they are not in school

Highly Qualified & Dedicated Staff

Our highly qualified and trained staff are dedicated to youth development. Our members benefit from caring, professional staff who give them guidance, encouragement, and the tools they need to grow into responsible, productive, and caring adults. Our KinderClub program focuses on the Club’s core values of responsibility, integrity, and respect in its daily routine and lessons. Our program embodies the Club’s priority outcomes of healthy lifestyles, good character & citizenship, and academic success.

Activities & Curriculum

Our main objective is to have fun while improving the social, emotional, and academic skills kids need to succeed. We focus on math, literacy, and behavior while reinforcing and expanding on the kindergarten curriculum in a fun and engaging manner.

Calendar Time: We teach and reinforce learning days of the week, the months, how we say and write the date, and talk about the weather. This time is interactive, using a large calendar and a whiteboard.

Weekly Themes: Each week, the staff lead activities that correlate to something specific (e.g., thankfulness, bats, farm animals, etc.) and the members learn about that topic and do some projects to reinforce their learning.

Monthly Theme: Each month, we will focus on teaching our kids a Club rule or value (e.g., respect, responsibility, integrity). We teach kids the definition, and throughout the month staff will discuss ways to implement these rules and values in everyday activities and life.

Projects: Projects follow all theme week lessons and can include arts and crafts, games, science experiments and more.

Math/Literacy: Math and literacy lessons are implemented twice a week and are based on common kindergarten standards.

Center Time: About 40 minutes of non-directed free play where staff are watching the children’s social interactions and redirecting their behaviors or praising them for playing well with others, being kind, and helping them learn how to resolve peer conflict.

Story Time: Members will be read to and engaged in story related discussion for 15 minutes every day.

Field Trips: FREE of charge! We take at least one field trip each month to enhance your child’s social and academic development. Our field trips get the kids out in the community and provide them with new, enriching experiences.

Program & Club Hours

KinderClub AM: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Lunch: 11:30 – 1:00 PM (Moseley)  & 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (Meridian)

KinderClub PM: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

School Days: The KinderClub fee includes a general Boys & Girls Club membership as well as a Sunrise Club membership. Simply put, this means your child can be dropped off at the Club as early as 7:00 AM, and can stay as late as 8:00 PM Monday-Friday! If your child’s school is on our transportation list, we can bring them to and from school to the Club. Breakfast and dinner are provided, but due to the small size of our KinderClub program, you must pack a lunch for your child every day.

No-School Days:  On no-school days, your child has access to the Club from 7:00 AM-6:00 PM. We can provide lunch for your children on no-school days.

Registration & Fees

KinderClub costs just $200/month and runs from August-May. Parents can register their members at our Parent Portal after attending a mandatory parent orientation. Email us to schedule your orientation:

Garden City:


Shannon Westergard

Shannon Westergard

KinderClub Lead Coordinator, Moseley Center

Shannon graduated from Boise State University with a BAS in Psychology with a minor in Family Studies. She has worked with children professionally for 2 years and loves being a part of the Boys & Girls Club team.

Dynisha Smith

Dynisha Smith

KinderClub Lead Coordinator, Meridian

Dynisha has worked at the Boys & Girls Clubs since 2009. She holds a B.A. in Political Science and English, both from Boise State University. She is currently obtaining a Master’s in Counseling.

The Moseley Center (Garden City)

The Moseley Center in Garden City provides transportation to and from Anser Charter, Koelsch, Lowell, Taft, and Whittier.

For all other schools, transportation must be arranged by a guardian.

7:00 – Sunrise Club opens
8:00 – Breakfast and transportation to schools or bus stops

KinderClub AM program:

9:00 – Tabletop play
9:15 – Calendar Time
9:30 – Lesson and Project
10:00 – Center Time
10:15 – Free Play
10:45 – P.E.
11:15 – Story Time
11:30 – Lunchtime (you must pack a lunch for your child)

KinderClub PM program:

12:00 – Lunchtime (you must pack a lunch for your child)
1:00 – Calendar Time
1:15 – Lesson and Project
1:45 – Center Time
2:15 – Free Play
2:45 – P.E.
3:15 – Story Time

Daily schedule is subject to change

The Moseley Center
610 E 42nd St, Garden City, ID 83714
KinderClub Coordinator: Shannon Westergard
(208) 376-4960

The Meridian Club

The Meridian Club provides transportation to and from Meridian Elementary, Chief Joseph Elementary, and Chaparral Elementary.

For all other schools, transportation must be arranged by a guardian.

7:00 – Sunrise Club opens
8:00 – Breakfast and transportation to schools or bus stops.

KinderClub AM program:

9:00 – Calendar Time and a story
9:20 – Center Time
10:00 – Lesson and Project
10:45 – Snack
11:00 – Gym or Outside Time
11:45 – Short Storytime

KinderClub PM program:

12:00-1:00 – Lunch and transportation (you must pack a lunch for your child).
1:00 – Gym and Lesson
1:35 – Gym and Lesson
2:05 – Calendar Time and Storytime
2:20 – Center Time
3:00 – Sign into the Club’s regular afterschool program

Daily schedule is subject to change

The Meridian Club
911 N Meridian Rd, Meridian, ID 83642
KinderClub Coordinator: Dynisha Smith
(208) 376-4960

Parent Portal

If you are registering a member for the first time, you must first attend a parent orientation. Contact us to schedule an orientation: for Garden City for Meridian