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R'Club Child Care, Inc.

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Causes: Child Day Care, Children & Youth, Education, Preschools

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.

Community Stories

39 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1wife6mother2director

Client Served

Rating: 5

Being a parent who has higher standards because I've performed in a childcare leadership role, I feel the 28th St site is the best for my 3 year-old twins! Its like extended family, Ms. Anderson is personable and helpful to the parents she serves. The teachers are always happy, and welcoming even when I've been late! I can see what my children are learning and I know they are by the book and adhere to the licensing standards, because they make it known to the parents, "we do this for compliance." My twins come home with self help and social skills that can only be taught in a positive and healthy environment. They've taught siblings the proper way to wash their hands at meal times, Thanks Ms. Blue!
I also have a son at the John Hopkins university, he enjoys the new friends he's made; and I love how Mr. Devon is always so willing to help, he asks questions about his progress and transition to middle school from elementary and offers ideas and tips, and explains that some of the behaviors are typical. They offer support for homework and maintain with a curriculum so he's still learning after school! They cooked s'mores in the pizza ovens they made themselves out of pizza boxes! Thanks R'CLUB!

Michelle258

Client Served

Rating: 4

I have two of my children attend the R'Club on US 19. Both children learned a lot and enjoyed the program and love their teachers. One has been in the program since two months old. The other has just began kindergarten and the teacher there says she is so smart. I feel that has a lot to do with the R'Club program and their curriculum. Also, they offer the Pre - VAN program which is an excellent program also and those teachers are wonderful and did a great job. The children learned a lot also while they played. I worked with them at home also. I highly recommend R'Club it is so worth sending your children to. I am confident in knowing my children are safe and in good hands while I go to work. The staff is great, they are well organized and communicate well with the children and the parents daily. My children have met and made plenty of friends.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have 2 children who are at McMullen Booth R Club, and they love it. The staff are so warm, friendly, and caring. They help the kids with homework, keep us informed about what's happening, and since we both work, we don't feel like we are abandoning our kids after school. Many times when we go to pick them up, they want to stay because they are having so much fun.

Client Served

Rating: 5

R'Club is fantastic. My son really enjoys going there, and that makes it easier for me to relax, knowing that he enjoys his afterschool program.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son goes to R'Club and absolutely loves it. It's amazing to see how much he has learned in the past couple of years. The director and teachers are amazing.

Joseph29

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son goes to Paul B Stephens and the R Club has been wonderful for him. The staff is great with all the special needs kids have. My son loves to go and is not happy if he misses a day.

Amy_187

Client Served

Rating: 5

My Children attend Sandy Lane Elementary School, and also attend R-Club there. We LOVE R-Club and their incredible staff!! They do an amazing job taking care of the kids, helping them with homework, and keeping them busy having fun and being kids!! I would definitely recommend them. Over the years we have used other programs, however, R-Club far exceeds any others! They also have a summer program that is excellent! Thanks R-Club!

Erica Y.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am the mom (parent) of my son attending R'Club for school age. Excellent service. The director and workers at the New Heights Elementary school location are terrific and so wonderful. It always a joy talking to them at drop off and pick up. My son just loves the staff and especially the director. My son has time where he is really fun is energy they turn it to positive vs negative. We are so happy - it's such a answer to prays finding such a wonderful place that is willing to help and work with the kids vs kicking them out when they don't follow the ideal child.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I could not work my job and provide for my family the way I do with out the help from R Club/. It is such a relief to be able to have a place to take my children before and after school

Client Served

Rating: 1

My daughter and I had an awfull experience as the teachers, assistances, and even the actual director did not show any interpersonall skills. On the first, the instructor/assistant were making sure the parents have provided all required documents including payment and little attention was given to the children. This "detached" behaviour continued for over a week as my daughter did not want me to leave her and will grab my leg. There was little to no assistance/direction from the instructor/assistants to encourage my daughter that leaving mommy was ok. My daughter has attended ECC since age one and we have never expereinced this type of problems. On another occassion, I found my daughter upset on the floor and almost crying becasue her time in easel area was up. The instructor/assistant did not redirect her behavior and let her alone to figure out what to do next.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Excellent service. The director at the Temple Terrace location is phenomenal. She is always there to help out, lend an ear and encourage the children. She is wonderful. The teachers are so supportive of the children and do a wonderful job at their jobs! We are so happy - been going there for 2 years and will continue!

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a dad, I have found R'Club to be absolutely tremendous in not only the programming and function of their counselors, but in the way the children are respected. I've always heard that "you have to give respect to get respect" and the counselors at Thurgood Marshall take that to a whole new level.

After 5 years of being 'forced' to use another provider due to the centralized decision-making of our schools, our daughter now actually gets miffed when I pick her up a few minutes early from R'Club! Kudos to the staff and organization!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've had a child in R Club now for 5 years. I've never had to worry about his safety, which is such a relief when I'm at work. To know that he is in a safe, loving enviroment gives me peace of mind at work. I also appreciate all the workers who greet me every morning with a smile, hello and have a good day. I feel that the people at R Club are fair and very caring towards the needs of my child. When ever there has been a concern, I've felt that I could talk openly and honestly about a problem and it gets addressed. One example is when my child was getting "picked on" by one of the other children, Ms. Diane and Ms. Amy, listened, and helped to find a solution. They also are so good to reward the good behavior which just edifies a child's self worth. Thanks R Club for the security of great child care at Seminole Elementary R Club.

Client Served

Rating: 5

R'Club has offered a fun and safe after school program for my elementary school children for several years. Their professionals take the time to entertain, challenge and mentor my children. R'Club allows my children to do homework, create beautiful crafts, watch movies, read and free play on the playground after school. The kids in the program are generally well behaved and the adults have control while the children have fun. I would recommend R'Club to any parent who is looking for safe and fun after school care for their children.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization provides excellent before and after care for my daughter who is 11 years old and just started Oak Grove Middle School. This program is wonderful as without it, there would be no before care for her from 8 when I have to be at work until 9:15 am when school starts. The same is true in the afternoon from 4 when school lets out until 6:30pm. I have no one else who can pick her up and I do not want her walking the few miles home by herself. It also gives her a place to do her homework, learn, socialize with school friends, and stay out of bad influences (which she may more likely be exposed to left alone). This program is also free to us, which is great as I am a single mother raising two children on one income. I can't say enough good things about this program. Please continue it at this school as my son will be coming in a couple of years to Oak Grove and will still need the care as well. Thank you.

Client Served

Rating: 5

RClub isnt just for little kids, teens need it too. I'm lucky my sons school has a grant so it saves me $400 per month during school & $600 per month during summer. The staff have tons of projects, crafts, games, and tutoring to help keep them busy.

If my son didnt have this opportunity, he'd be staying home alone - with tv & games. No homework would get done, no exercise or other social activities.

I've recommended my sons school to mulitple teen parents and the program has filled up. During the summer some friends from other schools were even allowed to join for FREE and know that their kids were safe, busy with great activities, exercising, learning social skils & just having fun as kids.

THANK YOU TO ALL STAFF FOR EVERYTHING YOU DO !! It's Greatly Appreciated.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I think this is great program for kids. My son loves going and enjoys the activities. Would recommend to anyone with kids.

Client Served

Rating: 4

R'club is a wonderful place to send my child. It is more than just a day care. They teach them everything from the alphabet to manners. My daughter is polite and has respect for other children and adults. The teachers are genuine and caring. From Infant to VPK, each teacher knows my childs name and interacts with them on a daily basis. It really is like a family.

Client Served

Rating: 3

i like r club ,i drop my son off for school he has fun while waiting and learning valuable skills in the r club setr up!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My four children go to R'Club at Sutherland Elementary. We are a single parent household. They love to go to after school care and miss their "teachers" when they do not have to go to R'Club.