R'Club Child Care, Inc.

Rating: 4.53 stars   47 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Education

Location: 4140 49th Street N. St Petersburg FL 33709 USA

Mission: R'Club's mission is to strengthen children and families through quality child/youth development programs which focus on respect, responsibility, resourcefulness, and responsiveness.
Direct beneficiaries per year: more than 3,000 children and their families. 86% of our early childhood program graduates tested ready for Kindergarten when entering school.
Programs: R'Club Child Care is the largest nonprofit child care provider in the Tampa Bay region serving more than 3,000 children daily in 47 locations with over 400 staff and a budget of a little more that $16 million annually. R'Club provides programs for children from 8 weeks through middle school and for children with disabilities through 22 years of age. Programs are early childhood education centers, public school-based before and after school, full days on teacher professional days, holidays, summer and other vacations and home-based early literacy services. R'Club also is the official child care provider of the Tampa Bay Rays, providing child care for players' children at all home baseball games. The agency was named the 2008 Nonprofit Business of the Year by the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce, the 2007 Nonprofit of the Year in the education category by the Tampa Bay Business Journal, and was named one of the 70 Top Workplaces for 2011 by the St. Petersburg Times.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 59-1704870
727-578-5437
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have used R Club for my son, Julian for three years now. I am so plesed with this program, that I would never even consider taking him anywhere else! The staff is qualified, energetic, understanding and professional. The curriculum is wonderful, and they encourage independence and responsibility. Whenever there is a conflict with my son and other children, I know I can approach the director or asst. director, and they will take the appropriate action in a fair manner.

Overall, I would recommend enrolling any child to an R Club facility, as they provide education, socialization and structure in a fun and safe environment.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching my child and other children interact with each other. Learning how to work and grow together as a unit, and helping all of the kids understand their schoolwork and homework, too.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give everyone who works there a raise!

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Rating: 5 stars  

My family relies on R'Club for our afterschool care of our kindergartener. He gets to stay on site at his elementary school rather than getting transferred to an off site facility.

He gets any homework assignments done and even has a snack. Then he can play with kids at his school he wouldn't otherwise. The play is structured and organized.

My kindergartener reports enjoying his time while there. He always replies with a "Yay!" when I tell him its R'Club day rather than me picking him up.

The staff is attentive. We feel safe and secure. I know my son is being attended to. Prices are extremely reasonable.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My son has a positive reaction when I ask him about his time spent at R'Club.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I have no suggestions in regards to improving R'Club.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

My children attend before and after school care and I can't be more pleased. As a parent with HIGH expectations I have no concerns with R'Club. The staff are wonderful and very responsive to our needs.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

childcare services

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None

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Rating: 4 stars  

As a single mother NOTHING is more important than quality childcare. My son hates it when we pick him up early which makes so happy knowing he is enjoying himself. Usually I suffer quilt about my long hours but not anymore. He loves it.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I'm happy with RCLUB

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I think they have a good system. I wouldn't change anything.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My child attended R'club at Ridgecrest Elementary. I was very happy with this program. I like that it was on school premis and many activities were offered to keep the children entertained and busy. But most important I liked that my child was happy when I picked him up. I felt my child was genuinely cared about and safety was a priority. I would highly recommend this R'Club program. We have just moved otherwise my child would still be at this R'club.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

having my child enrolled in the R'club program. Having many activities and outside play provided imigination growth and the physical exercise that a lot of children do not get today.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

continue to upgrade the toys and things available to help kids grow.

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Rating: 4 stars  

R' Club offers a convenient after school program right at my son's school. I like that I don't have to worry about someone having to pick my son up and take him to the program because he is escorted directly to the cafeteria after school (and escorted to his class in the morning, before school). My son has an opportunity to complete his homework, play games, socialize with his peers and create crafts. He enjoys the R' Club and I like the peace of mind of knowing he is cared for by licensed professionals.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have used R'Club before and after school care for 4 years for my son.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Making it easier for parents to register before school starts. There is a lot of paperwork that is duplicated and it seems there should be an ability to register online and to save prior information that does not change from year to year.

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Rating: 4 stars  

The R'Club is a great before and after school program. The hours are great for working parents and my son has a great time when he is there. There is a lot offered for the kids to do to keep them busy.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My son's pleasant experiences and stories that he shares with me.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Continue to keep activites up to date, i.e. offer computers, iPads and iPods.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I looked around at several centers and home based child care for my little guy. This is my first child and I did not know what to expect. R'Club Early Learning was bright, clean, organized, and secure. Terri was happy to walk me around and tell me about the infant program. I took my little man to R'Club @5 months old. I was pleased to find out I would receive a daily report. I am aware of milestones in his life which is important since I miss a lot being at work all day. The center is convenient to my work and the hours are GREAT. I felt so calm leaving him in their care. Now, as a toddler, he has made new friends and looks forward to being able to participate in activities R Club has to offer. The teachers are kind, respectful, and keep me informed.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My everyday life. My son is well rounded, happy, playful, enriched, fed well...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Allow for more days away from center. Sick days, vacation, days the center is closed for techer days or holidays...

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Rating: 1 stars  

R,club is great organzated it help my girl in respect , honest and getting alone with other they help them with there homework

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

good

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none

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Rating: 1 stars  

I used to like the R club until this current school year... The door has been locked many times and had to drop my daughter off at the front of school with out signing her in and had an issue this morning with being charged three times the amount of her weekly fee for ONE DAY LATE. Also told I had to pay the late fee right then and there. So I have not been happy with the Rclub this year... Seems like the staff changed and they are not as friendly as last year.. also had no problems last year.. Anywho thats my take on the Rclub if anyone is interested and thanks for asking :)

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my child has been going there for two years

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

THE STAFF !!!!!!!!!

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