Kids Factory fees approved by City Council on 6-15-21 for year 21-22 are $95 per month; $75 per month in December 2021. More information and registration at https://www.svusd.org/departments/community-services/kids-factory
What is Kids Factory?
Kids Factory is a drop-in after school program offering crafts, games, sports, special event days, and other recreational activities. It is not designed as a child-care program. Kids Factory had been funded by the City of Lake Forest and run by Saddleback Valley Unified School District (SVUSD) Community Services staff.
Kids Factory, designed for children entering grades K-6, operated until 4/ 4:30 p.m. (depending on school location) on school days. The program pre-dated the City’s incorporation, when SVUSD offered a variety of recreation programs.
What role does Saddleback Valley Unified play in the program?
Saddleback Valley Unified acts as a contractor for the City. The District hosts the programs at its campuses and coordinated program registration. The City pays all SVUSD costs, including staffing, site cell phones, trainings, supplies, mileage, and administrative fees.
How many Lake Forest children are expected to participate in Kids Factory for the 21-22 school year.?
In 2021-2022 school year, 400 students are expected to participated in Kids Factory on eight SVUSD elementary school campuses in Lake Forest.
How much does Kids Factory cost annually?
SVUSD estimated the FY 2020-21 Kids Factory program would cost $485,977.
What are other options for parents who need after-school care?
What other support does the City provide to youth programs?
Overall, the Community Services’ Fiscal Year 2020-21 Budget is more than $3.2 million. Some highlights include:
What other support does the City provide Saddleback Valley Unified School District?
The City’s Fiscal Year 2021-22 Budget includes the following services that are funded by many school districts throughout the state and other financial support for SVUSD programs:
How does the City support recreation for the community at large?
The Fiscal Year 2021-22 Budget identifies more than $3.7 million for park maintenance and repairs, including: