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Addison - Kids Club

Original post made by Ann on May 4, 2008

If my child gets accepted at Addison, I might be needing to send her to kids club. Does anyone know how difficult it would be to get a spot? I just learned about the new kinder class that is opening... My child will be first grade next year. And, if you have a child that goes to kids club, how much does he/she enjoy it? Thanks.

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Posted by palo alto mom, a resident of Crescent Park
on May 5, 2008 at 8:02 am

I've heard nothing but good things about the kids club and the staff seems great, kids always look like they are having fun. I think they are full, with a wait list, so I would call the right away.


Posted by ns, a resident of Crescent Park
on May 5, 2008 at 10:04 am

Sorry to say, there is very little chance for any new kinders getting into the Kids Club at Addison. It's fully booked with children already at the school. The best you can hope for is part-time when the older children are still in class.


Posted by mmmmMom, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on May 5, 2008 at 11:24 am

Sorry, but to be honest, I was most definitely not impressed with the Kids Club.
Glorified mass childcare center - overpriced. If you only have one child there, the price isn't horrible, but if you have 2 there, you can get top-notch @ home Nanny care for less money.

My main concerns: too much mixing of age levels - regardless of what they will tell you. And overall, even the same age level group exposed my kids to stuff that was kept under control, or even not @ all present, in their regular classroom. Seems that some kids' mindset was that after formal schoolday, they could use language, discuss stuff, etc. they wouldn't do in the regular classroom.
Way too much exposure to colds, etc. You get enough of that in the classroom - this just multiplies it.

I pulled my kids after one got a serious bump on the head, that wasn't even reported to me @ pick-up. They were much happier to be @ home. More relaxing, calmer, healthier.

Good luck to you, no matter what you decide. Hope this helps.


Posted by Ann, a resident of Downtown North
on May 7, 2008 at 9:32 am

Thank you all for the replies, and thank you mmmmMom for your input, I really appreciate it.


Posted by dddad, a resident of Addison School
on May 9, 2008 at 4:21 pm

When are we suppose to find out if we get into Addison K? How do I know if it will be overflowed to another school?


Posted by palo alto mom, a resident of Crescent Park
on May 10, 2008 at 9:15 am

Dddad - call the Addison office and ask them.


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