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.
My son Thomas attends the R' Club location at Ridgecrest Elem in Largo, FL. As a family, we have had a fantastic learning experience w/ R' Club. Ms. Jill and Ms. Dolly provide academic and interpesonal support for Thomas. With the help of the R'Club leaders(Ms. Nina last year), Thomas has begun to mature and take on responsibility. The leaders are positive, approachable and open to suggestions---we are very happy w/ our experience w/ R'Club.
I am so grateful for R'Club. I work in another county and I feel greater peace of mind knowing that she is safe at R'Club rather than walking home and being alone. I would not be able to afford this service without the grant and this, also, I am happy to be provided with. Thank you.
My child attends RClub at Skyview Elementry. I love each memeber of the staff. I can go to work and not worry about my daughter!! They are absolutely wonderful with the children and I would not want my daughter to be with anyone else!!! They are the best and I adore each of them :)
R'Club has been essential for my household. My daughter enjoys her time at R'Club. Her grandparents sometimes pick her up early and she gets upset because she does not want to miss out on the fun opportunities!
My 5 year old started kindergarten this year and with my hours at work I didn't know how things were going to work out for me job wise. happry there is an R Club on site at her school (Southern Oak) but what WOW me was after only 3 days of being there most of your staff know who I am. When I arrive to pick up my child they call her name and let her know her mom is here. They are friendly and always speak to me ( this is still a surprise after being with all types of kids at the end of the day). R Club was a God send. Thank for having wonderful employees.