Kids on the Block
What is KOB?
Kids on the Block After-School Enrichment offers a safe, fun environment that strives to promote academic and recreational development for 1st – 5th grade students. It serves more than 400 children each school day. The program combines recreation and education to ensure KOB kids are getting a fun, and enriching experience.
Kids on the Block is collaboratively sponsored by the City of McMinnville Parks & Recreation Department, McMinnville School District, and non-profit KOB Inc.
What are students doing during KOB?
The KOB schedule encompasses 4 specific topics: Homework, Creative Arts, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), and Health and Fitness. Students work on a variety of projects at each station and the goal is to provide a fun, enriching environment for KOB kids to continue learning.
Enrichment Visitors frequently visit KOB sites. Past enrichments have included OMSI, Oregon ZOO, Oregon Aquarium, Storytellers, Music Performances, Dance Workshops, Anti-Bullying Ventriloquist, Reptile Man, and so much more. Interested in finding out who is coming to perform at your child's KOB site? Check out our Enrichment Program Calendar at the bottom of the page.
2:30-3:00- Snack/ Get the Wiggles Out
3:00-3:30- Homework Help
3:30-4:00- Creation Station
4:00-4:30- Fit Zone
5:00-5:30- Clean/ up and educational board games
Who's in charge?
Each KOB site has a Site Director, Assistant Site Director, and Recreation Leaders. All staff are CPR/ 1st AID certified and have experience working with kids. All KOB staff go through an interview and background process before working with KOB kids.
Program Manager- Janet Adams
Program Assistant Manager- Jodi Andersen
What time is KOB and when does it run?
Kids on the Block After-School Enrichment runs most days schools in session from 2:30-5:30.
KOB works in collaboration with the Linfield and McMinnville School District calendars. Please check out the PDF at the bottom of the page, titled " KOB Program Calendar", for more specific dates including NO KOB days.
How much does KOB cost?
The annual fee for KOB is $575.00/375.00* and is pro-rated as the year goes by. We offer payment plans, reduced fees and additional financial assistance.
- Automatic payment plans are typically 5 monthly payments: 1 payment to register + 4 payments the following 4 months.
- *Reduced annual fee is based on eligibility. To find out if you and your family are eligible please fill out a Fee Reduction Request Form. Forms can be found at the McMinnville Community Center.
- Additional financial assistance is available, please contact Janet Adams, KOB Program Manager for more information.
How do I register?
McMinnville Community Center
600 NE Evans St. McMinnville OR, 97128
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