Rice Kids Club

Rice Kids Club is a safe, structured, school-age child care program for preschoolers through fifth-graders at Rice Elementary School and 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. Rice 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!

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Main Contacts

Amy Dierks
School-Age Child Care Coordinator

Nicole Wilke
Community Education Director

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

Program Components

Days of Operation for the 2020–2021 School Year

  • Rice Kids Club is offered at Rice Elementary School and is open on all regular school days.
  • Rice Kids Club begins on September 8 and ends on June 3. 

Rice Kids Club Hours

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


Days of Operation for the 2020–2021 School Year

  • Preschool Kids Club begins on September 14.

Preschool Kids Club Hours

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



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: $6.00
Afternoon: $7.00

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, contact Rice Kids Club at 320-267-7768. The late fee is $1.00 per minute per child.

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

  • September 7
  • November 26, 27
  • December 24, 25 and 31
  • January 1
  • February 5
  • April 2
  • May 31
  • June 4

Preschool Kids Club will be closed on these additional dates:

  • September 8–11
  • May 24–28
  • June 1–3




Program Details

Program Standards

Registration and Enrollment

All students must have a completed registration form for Rice Kids Club prior to or on their first day of attendance. Registration forms are available at the Rice Elementary office, at the Rice Kids Club program site and online. You may register and pay the registration fee online or return the form with payment to Rice Elementary or 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