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Berkley Schools Kids' Zone Latchkey, Pit Stop & Summer Camp Program

Before & After School Care Latchkey

Kids' Zone is committed to providing a high-quality after school program and a strong partnership with each child's family. We work together to create life-long learners, ready to reach their fullest potential in school and in life. We focus on each child as an individual, and strive to create a unique experience in a safe, nurturing and enriching environment.

Kids' Zone (School Age Childcare Latchkey) and Summer Days Camp programs are licensed by Michigan Department of Human Services. We are committed to exceed the standards set by the State.

Any school aged child entering Kindergarten through 5th grade who has completed all of the required application forms, and is 5 years of age, is eligible for admission. Enrollment will be ongoing until the program is full, register early to guarantee your child(ren) can participate in the Kids' Zone or Summer Days Camp program.

Before & After School Care Hours

Angell, Pattengill and Rogers Elementary

Before Care: 7:00am - 8:00am
After Care: 3:15pm - 6:00pm
Half Day Care: Begins at 11:20am

Norup International

Before Care: 7:00am - 8:15am
After Care: 3:20pm - 6:00pm
Half Day Care: Begins at 11:30am

Burton Pit Stop Pilot Program

Pit Stop Details

Burton Elementary School is hosting a pilot program called Pit Stop, a licensed latchkey program available from 3:15-4:30 pm daily. Pit Stop is part of the Berkley School District Kids' Zone Latchkey Program.


Questions should be directed to the Building Blocks office: 248-837-8900.

Forms and payment can be made at Building Blocks, 14700 W. Lincoln, Oak Park, MI 48237.

Enrollment Procedures

Each family must submit an application to be considered for Pit Stop. Students will be considered for placement in order of their desired requested days, with 5 days/week requests placed first. Placement is not based on when applications are received.

If you sign up for 5 days/week and change schedules at a later day, this may result in the family being placed on the wait list. Please only sign up for the days you need, so we can try to accommodate everyone. If spots become available throughout the school year we require two full working days to process applications and payment before your child may begin. Enrollment is limited to the number of students for which the program is licensed.

An email will be sent to each family applying to Pit Stop once the application has been received and processed.

Enrollment Fees

When you receive notice of acceptance into the Pit Stop program, enrollees are required to pay the $60/individual or $100/family non-refundable registration fee. There is a 10% discount for siblings. The first month’s tuition is due by September 6th.

Pit Stop will follow the traditional school calendar for students entering TK to 5th grade.

Tuition Rates

Each student's weekly schedule will be used to determine the monthly payments for Pit Stop. Payments will be made monthly, with 9 payments in total.

  • 5 Days per Week: $200/month
  • 4 Days per Week: $160/month
  • 3 Days per Week: $120/month
  • 2 Days per Week: $80/month
  • 1 Day per Week: $40/month

Extra Service Day

If an extra day of service is requested, you must check with the Building Blocks office to ensure there is space available. Extra service days must be paid for in advance at the Building Blocks office. A receipt will be provided to the Pit Stop staff for students to gain admission for the day.

Forms & Packet

PDF DocumentPit Stop Enrollment Forms
PDF DocumentPit Stop Handbook
PDF DocumentCredit Card Authorization Form

2019-2020 Kids' Zone Enrollment Information & Forms

We are happy to share with you that our Kids’ Zone Latchkey early kick-off week will open for Fall enrollment May 13th -17th.  Kids’ Zone is available to students grades K-5, before and after-school at Angell, Norup, Pattengill and Rogers. A pilot Pit Stop program is also available at Burton. We also offer child care for registered Kids’ Zone families on half days, snow days, and during Winter & Spring breaks.

Kids’ Zone provides a high-quality program and a strong partnership with each child’s family. We focus on children as individuals, and strive to create a unique experience in a safe, nurturing and enriching environment.

Kids’ Zone is licensed by the State of Michigan for child care. We are staffed at an 18 students to 1 adult ratio, and will expand care as needed until we reach our allowed maximum.

2019-2020 Application Procedures

Applications will be accepted during the early application kick-off week.  Students will be considered in order of their scheduled days, with 5 days/week students first, not when applications are received.  Signing up for 5 days/week and changing to less days at a later date may result in you going on the waiting list.  Please only sign up for the days you need, so we can try to accommodate everyone that turned in applications during the kick-off week.  If availability allows throughout the school year we will accept new students on a first come first served basis until we reach maximum capacity.

For early application kick-off week please return completed forms online, in person at Building Blocks, by fax 248.546.9238 or via email to Michelle Konik by May 17th.  Families will receive notice of acceptance into the Kids’ Zone program after June 1st and the first month’s tuition will be due in September.

We have limited spaces in each school and spots fill quickly so please be sure to register during the application window.  Once the program is full, students will be placed on a waiting list and contacted when space becomes available.

PDF Document2019-2020 Kids' Zone Tuition Fees
PDF Document2019-2020 Kids' Zone Calendar
PDF Document2019-2020 Parent Handbook
PDF DocumentProgram Withdrawal Form
PDF DocumentAutomatic Credit Card Authorization
PDF DocumentMonthly Tuition Slips
PDF DocumentMedication Permission Form
PDF DocumentOver The Counter Medication Form

If you have any questions or concerns email Michelle Konik or phone 248-837-8904.