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After School Activities in Richmond TX

Where Your Child Can Grow, Make Memories and Be a Kid

With over 7,000 square feet of pure fun, Kid’s Resort is the ultimate after school destination for children in Richmond, TX. Since 2012, our child care center has provided a place for school-aged children to learn, have fun, and make memories. We offer before and after school programs, summer camp, and we continually work with families to provide them with the best and most flexible care.

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Child Care Programs in Richmond TX

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From after school care to summer camp, there’s something for every child at Kid’s Resort. Check out our programs!

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We provide before and after school care at our main facility, as well as at area schools. Learn more about our locations!

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Our Story

Cindy Gifford

I began working in my mother’s child care facility in 1982 while a junior in high school. I then received my degree in Family and Child Development from Southwest Texas State University in 1989. After graduating, I spent several years working in a full-time facility when an opportunity to start the after-school programs for Lamar CISD was awarded to me in 1997. This resulted in the formation of Tiny Steps Educational Center. While directing six elementary
schools and one private school, I realized the need for a summer camp in the community.

I began designing Kid’s Resort and saw the building through completion in June of 2012. My vision included all the things that I loved as a child. There is a large gym, a large playground, a game room with arcades, science, art, and an area for students to cook. I also brought in my love for animals.

I have been blessed with four children. In 1997, we met Kristen and Patrick, and very quickly they joined our family. It didn’t take long after that, when we met a very special lady who blessed us again with the adoption of our son, Stephen. But GOD was not finished with his blessings. In 1999, Mattea was born. And as fast as I blinked my eyes, I have four grown adults.

Kristen and Patrick are both attending college. Stephen has joined the US Marines (following in his dad’s footsteps), and Mattea is attending Sam Houston with a degree in Criminal Justice. She is also hoping to follow in her dad’s footsteps and work for the FBI. Today, I spend my days spoiling my two grandsons, Lennox and Ryland.

Life has been wonderful to me! I start each day with hope and ambition to make each child feel amazing!

Our Staff

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Jenna Nowak |Kid's Resort

Jenna Nowak, Director

Hi! My name is Jenna Nowak and I am the Director for Kid’s Resort. I have had the pleasure of working side by side with the owner, Cindy Gifford, and the after school programs for 16
years. I earned my Associate’s Degree while attending Wharton County Jr.
College, and also attended the University of Houston taking courses in Early Childhood Development. Working with children has and always will be my passion. Now more than ever, as a mother myself, I know how important it is to have a safe and fun program for children that fits every child’s needs. I am proud to say that Kid’s Resort is one of those programs. I can’t wait to have the opportunity to meet you and have you become a part of our Kid’s Resort family!
Amber Payne |Kid's Resort

Amber Payne, Program Director

I’m Amber and I am the Program Director! I have worked at Kid’s Resort for 12 years. I studied Early Childhood Development at Wharton County Junior College, and love working in the field in which I am so passionate about! I have been married for seven years, and we are in the process of adopting a child and beginning our family. They say home is where the heart is, and my heart is definitely home here. I’m looking forward to meeting you and having you become a part of the family here at Kid’s Resort.
Shelby Jaster |Kid's Resort

Shelby Jaster, Office Manager

I am the proud momma of Maverick James! I have a twin brother who is a whole foot taller than me, and I cheerleading and won NCA Nationals in 2011 while cheering for UTSA. I have worked off and on with Kid’s Resort as I attended school but now I am here to stay!

FAQ

Have questions? Curious to learn more about our child care center? The following information can help you kickstart your Kid’s Resort experience!

How do I enroll my child?

Email us at info@kidsresort.org. We will send you an enrollment E-packet. Once the enrollment forms are complete, we will receive an automated alert. Once we review your forms you will receive a confirmation by email from director@kidsresort.org.

How soon can my child start?

It typically takes 2 business days to process completed paperwork and confirm enrollment for a child. During peak enrollment times (late spring and late summer), it can take up to 4 business days to confirm enrollment forms have been received.

What grades do you accept?

We provide services for children in kindergarten through 5th grade. Campers who attend summer camp must be age five by June 1st.

What are your hours?

Before School Care: Doors open at 6:00 AM. Van leaves to drop off students at 6:45 AM
After School Care: School dismissal (including early release) until 6:30 PM
All-Day Care: Kid’s Resort’s main facility is open from 6:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Summer Camp: Kid’s Resort’s main facility is open from 6:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Do you allow daily rates?

Full-time student spaces will take precedence. Daily rates are possible only if space allows and at the discretion of the Director. Hourly rates are NOT available.

What days are you closed?

Our program calendar lists the days our program is closed. This can vary year-to-year, depending on school district scheduling and when holidays fall during the week. Each year, we will be closed on the following days:

  • New Year’s Day
  • The first teacher workday in January before the children return to school
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • The Friday after school is released for the summer
  • July 4th
  • The Friday before school resumes in August
  • Labor Day
  • Fort Bend County Fair Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

What is included in the “all-inclusive tuition”?

School Year
All: Tutoring (once weekly), program materials, and any special activities
Before School Care: Breakfast
After School Care: Afternoon snack
All-Day Care: Breakfast, lunch, and snack

Summer Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack
Program materials, special on-site activities, field trips, field trip transportation, and their t-shirt

Not Included
Sunscreen & bug spray
Special field trips on Mondays
Additional snacks & lunches if your child prefers something different than what we offer

Is financial assistance available?

Workforce Solutions: Located at 28000 Southwest Fwy, Rosenberg, TX 77471 / 281-344-0279
Kid’s Resort: Request a form by emailing info@kidsresort.org

What forms of payment can I use?

We are excited to offer the safety, convenience, and ease of Tuition Express™. This is an automated payment processing system that allows on-time tuition and fee payments to be made from your bank account or credit card. Payments can be made through a credit card or Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) through Tuition Express™. Your monthly or bi-monthly payment schedule is based on whatever option you designate upon enrollment. Tuition Express™ offers convenient and secure electronic payments. Cash payments may be made at our sites. Money orders will not be accepted.

What are my payment options?

Payments are due in advance of care. Monthly payments and bi-monthly payments (including the first payment) are due on the last Friday of the month for the upcoming month. Bi-monthly (the second payment) is due on the second Friday of the month. Cash payments may be made at each site.

What is your staff/student ratio?

At Kid’s Resort, our preferred ratio is 1:18, well under Texas Child Care Licensing’s ratio of 1:26.
Children are grouped by grades. For example, we provide the following groups: K/1st, 2nd/3rd, 3rd/4th, 4th/5th, K-2nd, 3rd-5th.

What is your policy regarding illness?

Kid’s Resort is not equipped to care for ill students. Per Childcare Licensing §746.3601, as well as for your child’s safety and the safety of others, we require that all sick students be picked up within one hour of a parent or guardian being called. Any student who is too sick to go outside or attend school is too sick to attend our program.

If a student becomes ill while in the program, a parent or guardian will be contacted. Parents are required to pick up their child within an hour and the child must be symptom-free for 24 hours before returning to our program.

§746.3601 is as follows: A child MAY NOT attend a child care center if
(1) The illness prevents the child from participating comfortably in child care center activities including outdoor play;
(2) The illness results in a greater need for care than caregivers can provide without compromising the health, safety, and supervision of the other children in care;
(3) The child has one of the following (unless a medical evaluation by a health-care professional indicates that you can include the child in the child-care center’s activities)
A. An axillary (armpit) temperature above 100 degrees that is accompanied by behavior changes or other signs or symptoms of illness; or
B. Symptoms and signs of possible severe illness such as lethargy, abnormal breathing, uncontrolled diarrhea, two or more vomiting episodes in 24 hours, rash with fever, mouth sores with drooling, behavior changes, or other signs that the child may be severely ill;
C. A health-care professional has diagnosed the child with a communicable disease, and the child does not have medical documentation to indicate that the child is no longer contagious.

What Are the Kid’s Resort Families Saying?

“My kiddos went there until they started middle school... Great environment for the kids, awesome homework help, and the staff are amazing… always helpful!”
– Mindy H.
“This is a great place for children. Not only do you get the day-to-day activities, but they also make an effort to have field trips and things that are out of the ordinary. It's great to see the variety.”
– Grace S.
“The kids really enjoy the variety of activities that they play with each other... I would highly recommend Kid's Resort to anyone.”
– Katie P
“We have been using Kid’s Resort for 5 years. Cindy has always been great at keeping us informed and notifying us with any issues or concerns. Our son loves the staff and the stability of the school. Highly recommended!”
– Lorne A.
“My kids love Kid's Resort! The staff is great and they strive to meet the needs of ALL children!”
– Liz R.
“The staff is just wonderful. My children absolutely love it here. I would highly recommend them.”
– Rachel B.
“Kid's Resort provides an excellent staff, fun environment, plus your kids are in great hands. We love it there.”
– Dawn L.
“The best thing about Kid's Resort is the way that they are willing to work with parents and families. They see every aspect and do what they can so that you get the advantage.”
– Whitney C.
“Kid’s Resort is an amazing place to go with your kid. There are tons of people for them to meet and make friends with. They make a lot of memories.”
– Heather H.
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info@kidsresort.org (new families)
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5419 FM 762 Rd
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