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Champions at Shimek Elementary School

1400 Grissel Place Iowa City IA 52245
(319) 400-3950


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.

We’re opening enrollment for Summer Champ Camp on January 9, 2024. Please note that the summer program may move to a nearby school location as we monitor enrollment activity. We’ll let you know as soon as possible if this program is going to take place at another school in your area.

To attend this Champions Preschool Wrap program, children must be enrolled in the school’s Preschool Program​.

Preschool Wrap Option 1

Ages: 3-4
Dates: 2023/2024 School Year (Dates based on school district's schedule)
Hours: 7:00 AM - 7:55 AM // 10:45 AM - 5:30 PM

Preschool Wrap Option 2

Dates: 2023/2024 School Year: Dates based on school district's schedule
Hours: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Winter Break

Dates: December 26, 2023 - January 5, 2024
Hours: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Spring Break

Dates: March 11 - 15, 2023
Hours: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Pre-School Summer Break

Dates: June 10 - August 9, 2024
Hours: 6:15AM - 5:45PM

2023/2024 School Year
Preschool Wrap Option 1:
$180 per week

Preschool Wrap Option 2:
$190 per week

Winter Break
Full Day:
1-2 days: $135 per week
3-4 days: $270 per week

Spring Break
Full Day:
1-2 days: $135 per week
3-4 days: $270 per week

Pre-School Summer Break
Full Day
1 day: $140 per week
2 days: $140 per week
3 days: $260 per week
4 days: $260 per week
5 days: $260 per week

Additional Fees:
Activity Fee: $65 per student, $95 per family
Early Release: $10 per day
Non-School Full Day: $35 per day

Multi-Child, Military, School District Employee, or School Site Employee: 10%
Free/Reduced Scholarship: 15%

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!