Champions is partnering with the Cedar Rapids Community School District to provide 2023 Summer camp programming and before and after school programming for the 2023-24 school year. These programs are for Preschool and elementary and middle school School-Age children.
Champions Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the program located?
Champion programs are located ON SITE at your school.
How do I enroll?
Go to www.discoverchampions.com and click “enroll now”. The system will walk you through registering yourself and your child(ren).
Is Champions a state licensed program?
At Champions, we work with the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS), the entity responsible for licensing childcare programs. Being a licensedprogram, requires Champions to follow state ratios of 1 staff member for every 15 children.
Can I change my schedule without additional fees?
YES! After you pick your weekly schedule, a custom calendar feature on your account page allows you to customize the following week (or weeks). This
application needs to be complete no later than the Wednesday prior to the week needing change.
What activities do you do? What about your homework program?
Every afternoon there is a minimum of 30 minutes of dedicated homework time. Champions program include a reading program to supplement school required reading time. After homework, the group moves on to activities in Art, Science, Drama, Music, Sports and more.
Does the program run on no school days, late starts and early release?
Yes, Champions school year program opens at 6:30am and closes at 6pm on our regular schedule for all of the above. Summer program runs 7am-5:30pm. Weekly Early Releases are held at your school at no additional cost. Any non-standard Early Releases (weather, etc.) will be held at your school for an additional $10. Full non-school days are held at a consolidated site in the school district for an additional $32 if scheduled, or $45 to drop-in. If there is a weather delay or closure, Champions may operate at a consolidated site, should conditions allow our staff to safely travel.
Do you accept child care assistance? Is there a cap?
Yes, Champions plan to accept CCA. We’re currently working toward licensing our programs with the Iowa Department of Human Services, which should allow us to accept CCA. As long as there is space available in the program, there will be no cap on the number of CCA spots we will accept.
Who are your teachers? What type of education do they have?
Champion site directors are highly qualified educators, with a combination of education and experience. Education may include a Bachelor or Associate degree in Education, Social Science, Early Childhood Education or a CDA (Child Development Associate). Our directors experience includes working with school age children for a minimum of two years. Our average site director possesses their college degree and has 5-10 years of experience in the childcare field.
Champions Summer Camp Resources
Registration for Champions Summer Camp is now open! This preschool, elementary and middle school summer opportunity is available from June 5 through August 17 in six CRCSD school buildings. Learn more about Champions Summer Camp in the link below.
Champion Summer Camp CRCSD locations – (6/5/2023 – 8/17/2023)
Preschool (ages 3-5): West Willow Elementary
K-5 grades: Erskine, Maple Grove, Viola Gibson Elementary, and Kenwood Leadership Academy.
K-8 grades: Harding Middle School
Champions 2023-2024 Programs
Are you craving some community once school is back in session? Champions’ programs for kids in grades K-8 are here for you! All CRCSD elementary schools and middle schools will have before and after-school programming. The Champions program will also provide wrap-around services at Truman early childhood center.
Resources and Tuition and Fees
This is not a CRCSD sponsored program and CRCSD accepts no liability or responsibility for this program/activity.