kidsLINK Afterschool Program

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What is the kidsLINK Afterschool Program? 

We offer working families before and after school programming for their children that is as safe as possible for students, staff, and families. The program provides a safe, caring environment that allows for nutritious snacks, outdoor play, quiet time and homework assistance, and a variety of enrichment programs.

Due to the COVID pandemic, afterschool programs cannot operate currently in the usual way. We are following school guidelines of maintaining the integrity of social distancing with cohorts. At this time, limited programming is available. See below. We hope to return to near-normal operations in the fall of 2021. Registration and enrollment will open by the first of August. Please contact us in the meantime to learn more about the value of the kidsLINK afterschool program.

Bozeman Programs:

kidsLINK is offering limited programming in Bozeman - at Whittier and Irving Elementary Schools.

Belgrade Programs:

On hold until further notice, except there is limited program availability at Belgrade Middle School

For more information about programs currently running or any other questions, email: kidslink@greatergallatinunitedway.org or call 406-587-2194.

Fall 2021 School Year

We have heard from the Bozeman School District they expect to return to full 5-day, in-school instruction, including kidsLINK programming before and after school.  If you have participated in the program in the past, you will be contacted by the kidsLINK team.  If you are new to the program, please watch this space for enrollment information.

Note: These instructions for families that have never used kidsLINK afterschool program, and who do not have an existing account with ProCare.

What is ProCare?

ProCare tracks attendance and fees for kidsLINK. You may bring your child to the program before registering, but registration is necessary.

 

To register, please follow the steps below.

  1. Begin by creating an account with ProCare here.
  2. You will receive a confirmation email that shows your account was created successfully.
  3. Once you receive that, register your child(ren)

To create an account for Bozeman: https://www.myprocare.com/Default/Index?aWtuPTI1OTc4Nzc5NDYmc2NoSWQ9Mg==

To create an account for Belgrade: https://www.myprocare.com/Default/Index?aWtuPTI1OTc4Nzc5NDYmc2NoSWQ9Mw==

  • Once in the portal, click “Registrations are available” button in bottom left corner
  • Click on your child to enter information for family and child’s registration

Having trouble? Here are some solutions to common problems.

I haven't received a confirmation email

Make sure that you have entered your email address. If you still don't see it, check the junk and clutter folders

I received a confirmation email, but am still unable to register

Enter the confirmation number you receive in your email to create your password

Don't know if your registration went through?

This takes 1-2 days. If you've not received an email in that time, check the Junk, Spam, and Clutter folders in your email inbox.

Still having trouble?

Email: kidslink@greatergallatinunitedway.org or call: 406-587-2194

Note: These instructions for returning families that have used kidsLINK afterschool program, and who have an existing account with ProCare.

Returning families: Register your children here.

To request financial assistance:

Please fill out the form here.

Note: These instructions for families that have never used kidsLINK afterschool program, and who do not have an existing account with ProCare.

What is ProCare?

ProCare tracks attendance and fees for kidsLINK. You may bring your child to the program before registering, but registration is necessary.

 

To register, please follow the steps below.

  1. Begin by creating an account with ProCare here.
  2. You will receive a confirmation email that shows your account was created successfully.
  3. Once you receive that, register your child(ren) here.
    • Once in the portal, click “Registrations are available” button in bottom left corner
    • Click on your child to enter information for family and child’s registration

Having trouble? Here are some solutions to common problems.

I haven't received a confirmation email

Make sure that you have entered your email address. If you still don't see it, check the junk and clutter folders

I received a confirmation email, but am still unable to register

Enter the confirmation number you receive in your email to create your password

Don't know if your registration went through?

This takes 1-2 days. If you've not received a letter in that time, check the Junk, Spam, and Clutter folders in your email inbox.

Still having trouble?

Email: kidslink@greatergallatinunitedway.org or call: 406-587-2194

Note: These instructions for returning families that have used kidsLINK afterschool program, and who have an existing account with ProCare.

Returning families: Register your children here.

To request financial assistance:

Please fill out the form here.

We're Here to Support Families

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unique challenges for Montana's families working to balance professional responsibilities, child care, and changes to schooling.

We recognize the uncertainty families have about options for school-age children as we move into a new school year.

The ECCC (Early Childhood Community Council) and Southwest Montana COAD (Community Organizations Active in Disasters) are partnered to support families in Gallatin, Park, Lewis & Clark, Broadwater, Jefferson, Meagher, and Madison counties. 

Together, they've created a website to connect families to programs who are offering out-of-school care options, and to provide local resources to ensure that the children in our region have a safe and healthy environment to learn and grow.

Click here to view the Out of School MT website.

 

Greater Gallatin Childcare Providers

Do you have spots available in your program for school-aged children? Please fill out this form! With your permission, we will list your program information on our site to be advertised to local families. There is no cost to have your information on the website and you can update your program information at any time by resubmitting this form. Thank you for participating and working collectively to offer options to our community!

Employment Opportunities in Childcare

Follow this link to find current employment opportunities in childcare.