KINDER COVE - the second half of the Pre-Schooler's Day


AM 8:00 - 11:30 am or

PM 10:45 am - 2:15 pm

the Second Half of Your Pre-Schooler’s Day


Kinder Cove is a half-day, fee-based, enrichment program offered by After School Discovery (ASD) and open to any Pre-School child who will attend Pre-School at Michigan Primary school at the Lakeside Elementary Campus.  Morning Kinder Cove will take place from 8:00 - 11:30 am.  Afternoon Kinder Cove will take place from 10:45 am – 2:15 pm at Huron Primary Building.    


ASD will continue our commitment to meeting the needs of children and families by providing a high-quality service that compliments the half-day AACS Pre-School Program. Our curriculum will enhance your child's academic, social, emotional and physical development in a warm, safe environment.  We welcome the opportunity to serve you and your child!


After School Discovery is licensed through Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.  Financial assistance may be available through Ohio Job and Family Services for families who qualify. Application forms are available at the ODJFS office at the Donahoe Center at 3914 C Court, Ashtabula.  You can call their office at 440-998-1110.





What will Kinder Cove give my child?

Krisia Keenan, the Administrator of Kinder Cove has over 18 years experience working with children professionally and each of our staff has extensive expertise working with young children.


Your child will benefit from the guidance of our staff and the opportunity to experience small group work and structured social time that helps your child grow academically, socially and developmentally. 


Activities and centers provided at Kinder Cove reinforce Pre-School benchmarks and important social and personal skills needed to be successful in life and in school. Kinder Cove is provided in one rooms at Huron Primary with all the amenities available in any of the kindergarten rooms.  


Our strong collaboration with teachers and principals at the Lakeside Primary Complex gives us the opportunity to communicate directly with teachers and provide linkages with your child’s school day teacher and curricula. 

Are before and after school services also available?

If you have a need for services before and after school, our Discovery Cove program for Pre-K to 6th graders is also located in the Huron building and is open at 6:15 am and closes at 6:00 pm.  If your child stays between 2:15 and 6:00 pm, they will receive a snack. A fee of $4.00/hour is charged for Discovery Cove and billing is done in quarter hour increments

How do I register my child for Kinder Cove? 

Once school starts, application forms are available at each of the Primary Buildings, at the After School Discovery office at 70 Ross Road (Business Office phone is 993-1060) and the link below.  A $25 non-refundable application fee ($40 for the family) will hold a spot for your child at Kinder Cove for Fall 2019. 

Do I have to register my child for all five days a week? What is the charge?

You may choose to sign your child up to attend Kinder Cove on any of the following schedules. 


      Afternoon attending each week:                                         Weekly

      Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday                      $60.00 / 4 days
      Monday and Wednesday                                                    $30.00 / 2 days

      Tuesday and Thursday                                                      $30.00 / 2 days             

      ALL DAY FRIDAY from 8 am – 2:15 pm                               $4.00 / hour


You will be billed on the 15th and the last day of each month.  Payments can be made by cash, checks or debit/credit card.   Your bill will be based on the schedule that you enrolled your child in (2, 3, 4 or 5 days/week) minus any days that school is closed.  You are responsible for payment regardless of whether or not your child attends.

Is financial assistance available?

Financial assistance may be available through Ohio Job and Family Services for families who qualify.  Application forms are available at the ODJFS office at the Donahoe Center at 3914 C Court, Ashtabula.


What is my commitment?

Once you sign up for a schedule (2, 3, 4 or 5 days/week), that schedule will remain in effect.  Your commitment is to have your child attend for the days that you signed them up for.  If you need to change your schedule, please call the ASD office.


Will Kinder Cove be open every day?  Or when school is not in session?

Kinder Cove is open every day that school is in session and will adhere to the school calendar and to all cancellations that are announced by the District (snow days, calamity days, etc.).  Kinder Cove will be closed when school is not in session for pre-school students.


Is busing provided from Kinder Cove?

If you enroll your child for four/five days/week, and your child is eligible for transportation through Ashtabula Area City Schools, busing may be provided by Ashtabula Area City Schools as part of their regular bus route.   


If you enroll your child for either two days or three days/week, Ashtabula Area City Schools may not provide transportation. 


How will my child get to/from Kinder Cove at Huron from Michigan Primary? 

ASD staff will assure that your child is safely walked to/from Huron for Kinder Cove. 


Will food services be offered for all students who take part in Kinder Cove?

Lunch is available at no charge to all students through the AACS Nutrition Services Department. 


Please call our Business office at 440-993-1060 with any questions or concerns.