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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.

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: 2022/2023 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: 2022/2023 School Year: Dates based on school district's schedule
Hours: 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM // 2:55 PM - 5:30 PM // All Day Thursday

Winter Break

Dates: December 27, 2022 - January 6, 2023
Hours: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Spring Break

Dates: March 13 - 16, 2023
Hours: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Summer Break

Dates: June 12 - August 11, 2023
Hours: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

2022/2023 School Year
Preschool Wrap Option 1:
$120 per week

Preschool Wrap Option 2:
$130 per week

Spring Break
Full Day:
1-2 days: $120 per week
3-4 days: $240 per week

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

Additional Fees:
Activity Fee: $65 per student, $95 per family
Early Release: $10 per day
Non-School Pre-School Full Day: $15 per day

Multi-Child, Multi-Session, 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!

What if there are planned or unplanned school closures?

During inclement weather, it may be necessary to delay and/or close schools and our child care sites entirely. Champions will follow the delay schedule set by the school district: If school is cancelled, Champions will be cancelled.

However, Champions is often open all day on planned no-school days, including teacher planning, in-service, grading, conference days, and more!

Please check with your local Champions site director to learn how scheduling is handled in the event of either an early release or delayed opening, and always call your site director if you’re unsure about whether or not Champions will be open.

When do I need to pick up my child?

Please be available to pick up your child before or as near the program end time as possible. To avoid late fees, arrive to collect your child within 15 minutes after the listed time. Fees will apply for extended tardiness as follows: $10 for the first 16-30 minutes and an additional $10 for each 15 minutes following that.