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Champions at Truman Early Learning Center

441 West Post Rd NW Cedar Rapids IA 52405
(319) 491-5121


Champions has a great solution for busy working families: activities that combine fun and learning, together with the safety and convenience of a high-quality program right inside your school. Champions offers a variety of group and individual activities designed to keep your child exploring and growing.
From art, dramatic play, math and science to problem-solving, language, motor skills and more, we help your child continue learning and developing essential life skills – whether school is in session or not.

Truman ELC Preschool Summer Champ Camp will be hosted at West Willow Elementary due to summer construction. Address for the program is 6225 1st Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405.

This program is only open to children who attend Truman Early Learning Center.

Before- and After-School: Preschool

Ages: 3-4
Dates: 2023/2024 School Year: Dates based on school district's schedule
Hours: 6:30 AM - 8:45 AM // 3:45 PM - 6:00 PM M-TH // Full Day 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM (Friday Only)

Our program for early learners ages 3 to 4 years was created to provide a safe, fun, and enriching location for preschool-age children during out-of-school time hours. Children enrolled in this program attend the full-day preschool or kindergarten program offered by their school district, then come to Champions before and after the regular school day. With our age-appropriate activities, your child will strengthen skills in art, dramatic play, math and science, problem-solving, language, motor skills and more.

Winter Break

Dates: December 22, 27, & 28, 2023
Hours: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Spring Break

Dates: March 11 - 14, 2024
Hours: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Summer Break

Dates: June 3 - August 16, 2024
Hours: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

2023/2024 School Year

1-2 days: $21 per week
3-4 days: $34 per week
1-2 days: $45 per week
3-4 days: $74 per week

Friday Full Day:
$43 per week

Summer Break
1-2 days: $150 per week 
3-5 days: $243 per week 

2024/2025 School Year

1-2 days: $22 per week
3-4 days: $36 per week
1-2 days: $47 per week
3-4 days: $77 per week

Friday Full Day:
$45 per week

Spring Break
1-2 days: $134 per week
3 days: $198 per week
4 days: $219 per week

Fees & Discounts

Additional Fees:
Activity Fee: $50 per child or $75 per family
Drop-In Care Before-School: $29 per day
Drop-In Care After-School: $37 per day 
Drop-In Full Day: $71 per day
Full Day Friday Preschool Care: $43 per day
Non-School Full Day: $43 per day
Early Release: $13 per day
Late Start: $13 per day
Early Arrival: $5 per day

Multi-Child or Military: 10%
School District Employee: 50%

How soon can my child start Champions?

Your child can attend our program as early as 48 hours after you complete the online enrollment process.

When is tuition due?

Tuition is charged weekly on Thursday mornings for the following week, and is due by Friday. Payments can be made with a debit or credit card through your online account. We offer autopay for your convenience, so you can store your payment account and it will be charged weekly.

What if I want to change my child’s care schedule?

Flexibility is the magic word for busy families like yours! At Champions, you can adjust your child’s schedule from week to week, with options for full-time or part-time care.

Every Wednesday, we lock in the schedule and prepare invoices for the following week. So, if you want to adjust the days your child will be joining us, make sure to save changes by the Wednesday prior to the week of care you’re scheduling.

If your child attends our program and you haven’t scheduled by the Wednesday prior, you will be charged a drop-in fee at a higher rate.

Get step-by-step instructions here!