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It is with great sadness we deliver the news that Kids Club will be closing its doors June 2, 2020 at 5:30 pm. Kids Club has struggled financially for many years in spite of working diligently to overcome our deficit.  Unlike most of Community Connection’s programs, Kids Club does not have a dedicated funding stream and is dependent on grants from large foundations. These grant are very competitive and many of our large, long-time grantors have turned us down in recent years. Unfortunately, the financial support that is needed to continue this vital program is not available.


As we are announcing the closure of Kids Club, we are leaving open the possibility of a new opportunity presenting itself. If we are able to find the funding that Kids Club needs to continue operating, we will make adjustments to this plan for closure, keeping you informed every step of the way.


Our goal is to give you and your children the security of appropriate daycare through the end of school year. We understand the importance of giving your family ample notice to make this transition and we hope that you continue at Kids Club until its closure on June 2, 2020.


We have been honored to care for your children and many others over the last 25 years.  We care deeply for all our children and families and regret that circumstances have left us with this very difficult choice.  Thank you for your support.  We wish you well with your future childcare needs.

Youth Programs

Kids Club

Kids Club was created to keep children from being left home alone during non-school hours.  The mission of Kids Club is to ensure the safety of children while providing activities that enhance social, cognitive and physical growth. 

Kids Club is a state-certified care center located in La Grande for children 5 through 12 years of age.  This center provides children a safe, stable and inviting place where they can participate in age-appropriate activities and education activities.  Kids Club promotes academic achievements in children including increased rates of homework and improved social skills and self-confidence.  Parents have an affordable place to send their children during non-school hours. 

Kids Club is open year round, Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and is located at the Riveria Activity Center (RAC) 2609 2nd Street, La Grande, Oregon.  Kids Club is open on many holidays and during spring and summer breaks from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.. 

New rates, call Kids Club 541-663-1492 for more information; payment is required in advance.  There is no income limit for the Kids Club program.

Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

Discover Summer Meals!

During the school year, 21 million children receive free and reduced-price breakfast and lunch. But when school is out, many of the children relying on these school meals, go hungry. Summer Meal Programs help close that gap. Summer Meals give children the nutrition they need so they are ready to learn when they return to school

The SFSP program offers a free, nutritional lunch to children 1 – 18 years of age during the summer months. Adults may eat with children for $4.00 per meal. Entrees are served with vegetable, fruit, milk, and salad bar.

Riveria Activity Center
2609 Second Street
Monday through Friday summer
11:30 – 12:30.

The SFSP is a federally-funded USDA program. USDA and The State of Oregon are Equal Opportunity Providers and Employer. There is no income limit for the SFSP program.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint form, found online at, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested on the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.