The After School Club is a unique child care program in Eugene, Oregon, that provides fun, enriching environments for kids aged three through fifth grade. Options include preschool, after school and early morning care. We offer these programs in Irving Elementary, which is part of the Bethel school district.
The After School Club adheres to the Oregon Child Care Division Rule Book. Our staff is a devoted group of moms and young adults that love helping and working with kids. Our staff is well trained in the latest child care practices. We strive to receive our yearly training on a variety of subjects, ranging from behavioral issues to how to plan fun games and activities for school age children. Please take some time and look around our website. We're confident you'll like what you see. If you still have questions, please feel free to contact us. Thanks for your interest in our programs.
Preschool Closed for Snow
Happy Winter Wonderland Preschool Families 🙂
When you look at several different weather reports and none are very consistent I think it would be best for the preschool to close for the last 3 days of the year.
Closed December 27, 28 & 29 2021
Kinder thru 5th Grade ONLY
Dear ASC Families,
I am more sorry than you may realize to say that we still do not have a qualified staff person to lead our k-5 after school program.
I did have a hopeful candidate I was working with, but she has been offered a job in San Francisco and may choose to relocate.
In the meantime, the search will continue!
We are truly grateful that you chose to share your children with us, and look forward to being with you all again as soon as possible.
Irving Kinder thru 5th Grade Care
Dear ASC Families, The one thing that's always constant is change. As we are getting ready to head into winter break, we here at the ASC have some changes going on that may have an impact on you, so we wanted to let you know right away. Due to some life changes among our staff, we are actively seeking another ELD approved childcare provider to join our team. As you can imagine, someone meeting these stringent credentials, as well as our own, is a diamond in the rough...worth the wait, but difficult to find. At this time, if we are not able to find this gem of a person to join our team by December 17th, we will not be properly equipped to reopen in January. Our reopening would be delayed until we find a suitable candidate to join our team. We are truly sorry for the extra stress we know this uncertainty puts on you, and want to assure you we are actively and passionately doing all we can to avoid that outcome. We feel, at this time, it is only right to give you time to look into other arrangements, should they be needed. Please be assured we will keep you posted regularly! Feel free to reach out to discuss any questions or concerns you have.
Dear Irving Elementary School K-5 families,
First, I want to thank you all for waiting so patiently for an update from us. We have been working very hard to get all things in place to start our k-5 after school care on November 1st at Irving School.
At this time you may start submitting your current 2021/2022 enrollment forms. Enrollment forms are available at Irving School or on our website. You can submit them via email or by dropping them off at the school.
Right now, we will only be starting our k-5 AFTER school program. The before school program is still on hold until further notice.
Thank you again for your continued support and understanding.
Lori, Kasey, Amy, Hannah & Tyler
Fall Update 9/21
Dear ASC Families,
We know that many of you have been waiting patiently for an update from us. At this time, the ASC is planning to open for preschool only, with a tentative start date of October 4th.
We are continuing to monitor the effect students' being back in the classrooms may have on the community transmission of the COVID-19 virus. In an effort to support the local school districts in limiting potential exposure points for children in school, we will NOT be offering services for school-aged children at this time. We hope that will change in the near future and will keep you informed as we make decisions. Thank you for your continued patience, flexibility and support!
Please don't hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns you would like to discuss.
All enrolled preschool students need to have a confirmed schedule at this time. Please email Kasey at email@example.com to confirm before 9/26/2021. We currently have a wait list and we would like to notify them if we have a spot open up.
Kasey will reply to you confirming your enrollment and will send additional information for the program at that time.
We care deeply for the families we support. We are doing our best, in this ever-changing situation we find ourselves in, to continue on with the quality care you have come to expect from us.
Amy, Kasey & Lori
Delayed Start Announcement
Dear ASC Families,
September is fast approaching, and we have been hard at work planning our reopening for the fall. We are happy to report that The After School Club was one of few daycare centers that has not had a single case of COVID-19 during the pandemic. Two of our top priorities have always been to keep your children safe, and make sure they have fun! We’re so happy we’ve been able to do that so far. While we know we can continue to give them a place to go to have plenty of fun, we are very concerned about how safe we can keep them from this virus.
Reliable authorities are reporting daily numbers of positive COVID-19 cases higher now than at the peak of the pandemic prior to a vaccination being available. Children are at an increased risk of infection due to the Delta variant. Hospitals, emergency rooms and doctor’s offices are overwhelmed.
Because of these things, we have decided to delay the start of all our programs, preschool and k-5, for the time being. We think the impact of the start of the school year on our community will be very telling about how contagious this virus is among children. So, the ASC is going to take a wait and see stance. We just do not feel confident that we have the staffing and resources needed to prevent or cope with an outbreak, if this variant is truly as contagious as it seems to be. This will give us time adjust and adhere to any health and safety regulations that come through in the next several weeks without inconveniencing families.
Although, we do not have an exact start date to give you at this time, we wanted to assure you that we are doing our best to keep up with information and are very focused on how and when we can move forward to provide the best and safe care for your children.
This was such a hard decision for us to make. We know you count on us, and we want to be reliable for you, but we just cannot risk the health and wellness of your children, your families or our staff.
All children currently enrolled for the fall will still have their place in the program when we reopen. We will keep you informed as we move forward. We will be reevaluating where we stand mid to late September. Be sure to subscribe to the website and check our website, www.theafterschoolclubeugene.com, regularly as we will use that platform to update our families as a whole.
We hope we will see your student as soon as we can but we understand if you have to make a change before then for your family- but please keep us updated with your enrollment status. This is especially important for preschool because we have a wait list for this program.
We appreciate that you trust us to care for your amazing, precious children and we can’t wait to see them and watch them explore, learn and grow.
Please keep in touch with us and we will do our best to keep you informed as well.
Lori, Kasey and Amy
Art Show 2019 2020
Since we were not able to have an art show, due to covid, we still have your children’s amazing art saved for them. The art is in labeled bags at Irving Elementary and can be picked up during our summer preschool program, anytime between 8:30 am and 3:00 pm Monday thru Friday. Our preschool program has been relocated to the new gym and classrooms due to the big roofing project. Please come by and pick up your beautiful creations, we can save them until our last day of summer care August 13th .
Irving School Site Enrollment Info
The new enrollment forms for preschool and after school are available now on our website.
Space will be limited so please get your enrollment forms in now to save your spot!
Awbrey Park Site Closed
It is with heavy hearts that I need to inform you that The After School Club will not be returning to Awbrey Park in the Fall. We wish happiness and continued success for your families, we will miss you.
The After School Club will continue to operate at Irving Elementary preschool and k-5.
Fall 2021 Preschool Open House
Tuesday May 11th, 2021 3:00pm-7:00pm
The After School Club will be conducting individual family tours of our school for those interested in enrolling for Preschool in the Fall. Many families are already on the wait list and have been contacted. If you would like to register for 20 minute time slot on May 11th please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to welcoming your student and family to our school!
If after May 11th, contact Kasey for info on a second round of school tours. Spots are limited for Fall 2021.
Preschool Summer Camp
Register now for Preschool Summer Camp!
Camp will start on Monday, July 5th and end Friday, August 13th.
For the benefit of the children, those enrolling in the program will be enrolled for the full 6 weeks.
Students must be at least 3 years of age and no older than 6 to enroll.
Summer camp hours will be 8:15am-3:00pm
Enrollment is now open but is limited to 20 students.
This will be a full day program only and we are offering a full time (5 days) spot or part time (3 days) spot.
Pricing for the entire 6 weeks of Summer Camp: Full time $865.00 Part time $675.00 DHS Accepted
Email Kaseyw@theafterschoolclubeugene.com to register
ASC Clean and Sanitize
The safety and well-being of your children will always be The After School Club’s primary concern. As we all know, this flu season has been life-altering for many in our community, and to members of The ASC family. We want to assure you that all precautions are being taken to ensure our environment is safe and healthy for your children.
We have many procedures in place to keeping things clean and sanitized. Our daily, hourly and sometimes by-the-minute cleaning procedures are followed by all. The children even help by cleaning all surfaces top to bottom with soap and water. The teachers are all very diligent in keeping thing sanitized and disinfected regularly.
In addition to our regular cleaning procedures, we have enlisted the help of Germ Freak, a startup company based locally in Eugene. This is an interview with the owner, Piper Stover.
What is Germ Freak?
“Germ Freak is an infection prevention service that utilizes an environmentally safe, non-toxic disinfecting agent known as PURTABS, manufactured by EvaClean. This agent is more stable than bleach, non-caustic and non-corrosive. It is EPA certified and proven to be effective in killing many pathogens, including Norovirus and Influenza. PURTABS are used in conjunction with the Protexus Electrostatic Sprayer for thorough application.”
What is the benefit of an electrostatic sprayer?
“Unlike normal spray bottle application, the Protexus sprayer creates, essentially, static cling, so the disinfecting agent is drawn to all surfaces it is sprayed on. This allows for 360 degree application in one quick pass over an area or object.”
Does this service provide a guarantee that my child will not get sick?
“Unfortunately, with communicable disease, there are no guarantees. However, PURTABS, applied by means of the Protexus sprayer, can eliminate up to 99.999% of pathogens on a treated surface. The goal is to limit potential exposure as much as possible. Germ Freak’s service, in conjunction with careful adherence to outbreak prevention recommendations made by the CDC, create a marked defense against disease. Please don’t take my word for it.
You can read case studies and research results at EvaClean.com.”
“Each year, thousands lose their lives or loved ones to the flu. Those numbers are staggering, but those are not just numbers. Those are people, loved and cherished...and now missed. I started this company to try to protect people from that kind of heartbreak, because even a little bit of effort just might save a life.”
The After School Club will continue to utilize Germ Freak on a regular basis through this flu season, and on a maintenance plan moving forward.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me anytime. Piper also invites anyone with questions to reach out to her at email@example.com.
Posted on our parent information board is further information about EvaClean PURTABS and their usage in an early childhood development setting.