CLOSED DEC 25 & JAN 1.
Work out while we look after your children! Kids Zone is a free service only available to Fountain View Fitness all-inclusive members. Kids Zone includes games and computers for homework, crafts, and plenty of toys. Our staff are CPR/AED and first aid certified and we’ll maintain low child to staff ratios to help ensure that your children will have a safe stay with us. To use Kid Zone register at the Fitness Service desk or in Kids Zone.
Kids Zone Child Care services are not available to Daily Admission and Free Day Pass visitors.
Reservations are required for Kids Zone. For your child to be guaranteed a spot, reservations must be made in advance. Reservations are held for 15 minutes only. Failure to arrive or call Kids Zone within designated time may result in loss of reservation. Fire codes and capacity regulations limit the number of children we are able to accommodate. For the safety of the children and in all fairness to our staff, we will not accept “drop-ins” if our reservations are full. We are able to accommodate up to a maximum of 4 infants at a time.
Making accurate reservations and canceling with reasonable advance notice not only helps us properly staff Kids Zone, but also increases accessibility for all parents and children
*Reservations are held for 15 minutes only. Failure to arrive or call Kids Zone within designated time may result in loss of reservation. All reservations have a maximum of 2 hours. For the safety of the children and in all fairness to our staff, we will not accept “drop-ins” if our reservations are full. We are able to accommodate up to a maximum of 4 infants at a time.
All children must have Kid Zone Emergency Information Form on file before attending.
Same Day Reservation
As long as openings allow parents can make reservations the same day. Making accurate reservations and canceling with reasonable advance notice not only helps us properly staff Kids Zone, but also increases accessibility for all parents and children.
All children must have Kid Zone Emergency Information form on file before going us. Stop in and fill out a form.
A new Emergency Form/Waiver must be filled out each year. Parents will need to review and initial forms each session (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer) to assure that all information on file is correct.
No food, snacks, or drinks are allowed in Kids Zone. This includes baby bottles. Please make arrangements to feed your child prior to attending Kids Zone.
Our goal is to accommodate as many families as possible. The Carol Stream Park District reserves the right to adjust minimum/maximums and locations based on the availability of space, staff, and enrollment in order to maintain the safety, structure and integrity of Kids Zone as a whole.
In order to register, each participant must:
If your child has any special medical, physical, psychological, and/or emotional needs, please list them in detail on your child’s emergency form. Lack of information may adversely affect the Park District’s ability to accommodate the needs of your child and may necessitate that participant’s removal from the program. Carol Stream Park District is not responsible for any injuries, complications, damages, or losses due to withheld information. Please note – special needs support (i.e WDSRA) requires a minimum 2-week notice prior to participant’s start date. WDSRA can be reached at 630-681-0962 for questions and staff assistance/requests.
It is the responsibility of the parents to keep the Kids Zone staff informed of any change to their personal records, so we can maintain up-to-date files. This includes items such as name, address, emergency numbers, immunizations and changes in parents’ custody or health changes in the child.
A yellow wristband will be fastened by Kids Zone staff to each parent and child(ren) upon drop-off in Kids Zone. The yellow wristband will have numbers written on it, so that each parent and child have matching numbers. Wristbands will be removed by the Kids Zone staff upon child pick up. Parents and children are required to keep their wristband on while utilizing fitness center services at all times. Wristbands will also assist in the tracking of parents in the building in the event their child needs assistance while in Kids Zone.
Kids Zone staff will scan children’s membership ID’s in Kids Zone when children arrive. By scanning in, we will be able to track attendance, match parent/child photos and verify that there is a current membership on file.
Kids Zone participants will have monitored use of computers with parental controlled internet access. Children who are capable of using the computer by themselves (ages 4 and up) will be allowed to do so.
Although staff may arrive prior to prepare, they are NOT permitted to accept participants outside of Kids Zone’s hours of operation. Children must be escorted into Kids Zone and personally “signed- in” by a parent or authorized individual.
Only the parent that dropped off a child is able to pick up the child from Kids Zone. All individuals must be prepared to show picture identification at any time, i.e. Driver’s License or Fitness Member ID. Children are not allowed to sign themselves in or out of Kids Zone.
Each reservation is limited to 2 hours per visit. A $5.00 late fee for the first ten minutes (or any portion thereof) and $1.00 per minute after the first ten minutes, will be charged if you are late picking up your child. This late fee must be paid the same day at the Service Desk. If late pick-up becomes habitual, you will run the risk of your child being discharged from Kids Zone.
Some children will go through an adjustment period when joining us for the first time. Often a child will calm down shortly after a parent leaves. If a child is unable to calm down within about 10 minutes, it will be up to the discretion of Kids Zone staff as to whether or not the child should be left in Kids Zone for the remainder of the visit or if the parent will be required to come and pick up the child.
These standards have been put into place to coincide with the policies followed by CCSD93.
Notifications of Medical Attention: The Carol Stream Park District continually strives to create a safe as well as fun environment for your child to be in. However, at times the occasional accident may occur. Below is our standard and procedure regarding notifying parents/guardians of any such incidents:
Injury/Illness Requiring More Attention: In addition to the steps above…
More Serious Injury/Illness: In addition to the steps above…
In addition, we will attempt to contact you immediately at any time upon your child’s request.
Distribution of medication is not allowed in Kids Zone. This includes cough drops, vitamins, pain relievers and over-the-counter or prescription drugs. It is highly recommended, if needed, to give your child medication prior to attending Kids Zone. Please note, if your child requires medication during the time they are in Kids Zone, parents will be required to come to Kids Zone to administer their child’s dose. Staff will not be responsible for administering any medication. *Self-Administered Inhalers and EpiPens are the ONLY medications allowed in Kids Zone.
As with all Carol Stream Park District Programs, Kids Zone does not provide insurance coverage for participants. Parents should check their individual insurance policy for coverage.
The following standards have been established for the benefit of our programs as a whole. The safety, structure and integrity of the program will take priority over those of any one individual. Behavior guidelines are not limited to, but are based on the following overall rules and apply to all participants. The term “participants” refers to children as well as their parents/guardians; accordingly, parents/guardians are also required to follow these policies.
Discipline is carried out in a way that will help children develop self-control and assume responsibility for their own behavior. We encourage children to solve their own conflicts. When necessary, staff will assist children in understanding each other’s actions. We will make every effort to assist the child in correcting any unacceptable behavior through redirection, reminders of expected behavior, and parent meetings. Our approach focuses on positive reinforcement; staff will act in a manner that is kind and caring, yet firm. The Carol Stream Park District reserves the right to immediately and/or permanently suspend a Kids Zone participant for unmanageable behavior and for serious infractions.
It is strongly suggested that you take your child to the bathroom before coming to Kids Zone, so that we do not have to disturb you unnecessarily. However, children that are self-sufficient can use the restroom located in the Kids Zone facility. Staff will not accompany your child into the bathroom; staff will stand outside the door. Staff do not wipe bottoms; this is a skill that you may wish to work on at home. Staff may assist with buttons, snaps, zippers and belts. You will be notified and required to pick-up your child if your child has an “accident.”
Staff does not change diapers. If you child’s diaper needs to be changed, you will be notified and required to immediately come to Kids Zone to change your child’s diaper or pick your child up. This procedure is necessary for the sanitation and health of all the children.
It is recommended that children come in clothing that allows them the freedom to explore and play. Older, more comfortable clothing and sturdy shoes or gym shoes are recommended. Clean shoes/slippers with rubber/leather sole bottoms are required at all times, including crawling infants. Children may not be bare foot while in Kids Zone.
In the case of a fire drill, actual fire, or tornado, the safety of all children and staff is imperative. Staff will follow the Carol Stream Park District Fire and Tornado Procedures. A notice will be posted alerting parents of any upcoming drills.
Guidelines have been established to ensure everyone’s experience is a pleasant one.