KidSpace Afterschool

KidSpace Afterschool

About KidSpace Afterschool

Dixie State University’s Community Education Program is a unique partnership between the University, the City of St. George, and the Washington County School District. The KidSpace Program has operated from Dixie State University for the last eight years.ApplyVolunteer

 


Sandstone Elementary

Monday – Thursday
8:00 – 9:00 AM
3:30 – 5:00 PM
 
(435) 674-6460
850 North 2450 East
St. George, UT 84790

Sunset Elementary

Monday – Thursday
2:30 – 5:00 PM
 
 
(435) 673-5669
495 North Westridge Drive
St. George, UT 84770

Hurricane Elementary

Monday – Thursday
3:30 – 5:15 PM
Friday 1:15 – 5:00 PM
 
(435) 635-4668
948 West 325 North
Hurricane, UT 84737


Our Impact

The hours between 3 and 6 PM are the peak hours for juvenile crime and experimentation with drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, and sex (Fight Crime, Invest in Kids, 2003). With KidSpace being between the peak hours, our program helps lower crime rate (juvenile behavior), degrease experimentation in drugs and alcohol truancy rate.

  • 74% of school-age students’ mothers work
  • 35% of Utah’s students are not in an out of school time program, but would participate if one was available
  • 28% of children (unsupervised) are responsible for taking care of themselves after school

Goals

  • Develop Social and Interpersonal Skills
  • Strengthen Family Relationships
  • Develop Community Service Learning Projects
  • Encourage Physical and Recreational Activities
  • Help Reduce Juvenile Crime and Violence
  • Build Positive Relationships

  • Increase English Language Proficiency and Literacy
  • Help with Education and Career Readiness
  • Have Daily Physical Activity and Nutritional Snacks

Curriculum

  • Career Days
  • Field Trips
  • Guest Speakers
  • DSU Dental
  • Pickle ball
  • Family Nights
  • Cooking with Dayle Marie

  • Dissecting Owl Pellets
  • Drums Bus
  • Thank You Letters
  • Canned Pickles
  • Lights On
  • Parachute or Twisted Knot
  • STEM Activities

 

Lights On

Lights On is an annual event held in October that helps raise awareness for the need of afterschool programs. We partner with Coral Cliffs Elementary City Program and A Child’s World. This event is open to the public. Join us in raising awareness this year!

 

Funding Grants

KidSpace is a grant funded organization. We work in correspondance with the Utah Office of Child Care, Utah Agterschool Network, and UnitedWay; an organization focused on creating community-based and community-led solutions that strengthen the cornerstones for a good quality of life: education, financial stability and health. We meet all requirements for supplying a safe, enjoyable childcare program. We use UAN’s Quality tool and Mid/Annual reports to stay in correspondance with regulations and offer the best program we can.