Kidstop Afterschool Program

KIDSTOP is…
A safe and caring environment for children after school and during long out of school vacations. Emphasis is on character building, self esteem, life skills and academic improvement. Kidstop staff and environment encourages children to grow, pursue interests and develop friendships- some that can last a life time.

KIDSTOP is…
A free program. Funding for kidstop is provided through First United Methodist Church and the Sioux Empire United Way.

KIDSTOP is…
Located at First United Methodist Church at 401 S. Spring ave. Please use the Duluth Street entrance. We are located on the second floor of the education wing.

Hours: KIDSTOP operates year round, Monday –Friday

  • After school hours 2:30-5:00 pm
  • Summer and Long breaks: 12:30- 4pm


How to contact staff

Messages may be left with the church office anytime from 7:30 a.m to 4:30 pm. They  will take a number and refer it to KIDSTOP staff. The KIDSTOP staff will carry a cell phone 310-8044 for direct access to staff.

Holiday Closings

KIDSTOP will be closed on all legal holidays- Including New Years Eve and New Years Day. Martin Luther King, Presidents Day Good Friday and Easter Monday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Other closings will be posted in advance.

Bad Weather

KIDSTOP will follow School District snow policy- If school is closed due to weather- KIDSTOP will be closed also. Please have an alternative plan for care for your children during inclement weather.